Posts Tagged ‘test games’

December 8th, 2009 2,256

The Saboteur

saboteurLet’s run down the good the bad and the ugly on this game.

Just released today for the XBox 360, PS3 and the PC, this game for the most part is getting good reviews.

The graphics in this game are amazing and the mixture of black and white with color is phenomenal.  The shooting is of course a TON of fun.

Then there is the bad.  It’s said that the driving controls aren’t at their best.

The ugly-certain stealth elements are underdeveloped.  They could have used a little more testing in this area before releasing this game.

October 9th, 2009 2,047

Open Beta Testing

beta testingGetting into an open beta test allows you a chance to gain experience even if you do not get paid for it.

An open beta is a chance for gamers to get key codes to participate in testing upcoming games.  Many major publishers and developers at some point hold open betas.  You just have to know where to look to get in on them.

Some beta keys are given out with games.  So a company releases a new game with a chance for you to get in an open beta for another upcoming release.

September 17th, 2009 1,436

Why Yes There Are Game Companies in Oregon!

Although it’s certainly no “mecca” of gaming, Oregon does have a few game developers that you can check out.  So what options do you have?  Check it:

Black Jacket StudiosBlack Jacket

Based in Portland Oregon, Black Jacket focuses on action games.  Founded in 2007 they are working, they are working on their first title Metal Drift.  Actually they are currently looking for gamers to sign up for the beta testing of the game.  Check that out here http://www.metaldrift.com/

Machineworks NorthwestMachineworks

Located in Salem Oregon, Machineworks is all about mobile phone gaming including Duke Nukem Mobile 3D.

August 14th, 2009 1,232

Mobile Games? Is this the route you want to take?

iphoneThere are so many different forms of gaming out there today.  From consoles, to PC to cell phones.  So how do you choose the job in gaming that is right for you?  Obviously you would go with something you love to do.  If you’re into the XBox 360 then you would apply for jobs with companies that publish games for that console.  BUT here is the thing.  What if a certain segment of the gaming field is doing better than another?

July 23rd, 2009 1,595

Bionic Commando-PC

Scheduled for release on July 28th for the PC version of the game, Bionic Commando is a Sci-Fi adventure game.

Anyone familiar with the series knows it’s all about the bionic arm.  And with that bionic arm comes a lot of grappling and swinging around town.  You will reprise your role of Nathan Spencer.

This game takes place 10 years after the original arcade version.  You’re thrown into Ascension City and you’re an operative for the Tactical Arms & Security Committee.  Betrayed by your government and falsely accused, you’re on your way to death when something explodes in Ascension City.  So now what happens?  Well of course they need your help since the entire city is wiped out.  And so the game begins.

July 14th, 2009 1,214

The Perfect Place for Women Gamers

I know it’s not easy being a woman gamer.  At least that is what I hear 🙂  We all know that many of the games distributed today by developers are geared towards men.  Hopefully companies will start to realize what they can do to expand their horizons and make games that appeal to women and men.

In the meantime, if you’re a woman you do have options.  One really cool site out there specifically geared towards women is WomenGamers.com

July 8th, 2009 1,317

PlayTest for Microsoft

So how many of you out there today are having problems finding a game testing job because EXPERIENCE is required?  I’m sure right now you’re reading this and thinking “hey that’s me!”.  Well I’ve got great news for you.  There is a way to get the experience you so desperately need without going through a big long hiring process.  I mean I know I’ve seen job upon job upon job posted that says “Entry Level” and then you read the posting and they want someone with at least 1 year of experience.  Total bummer right?  Wrong…

June 30th, 2009 1,717

Are There More Women Playing Games?

women-gamersSo are there more women playing video games?  Absolutely and a recent release of a study done by the NPD Marketing group confirms this.  Obviously this is something that all of us gamers already knew.  I mean get online and play COD4 and just listen to all the female players on the other end.  Now we all know many times they get chewed out and are treated like meat, but the reality of it is this.  More women are playing games and the trend grows larger and larger every year.

June 17th, 2009 1,575

Cheats-Prototype XBox 360

prototype-cheatsEven though this was just recently released, you know as a gamer that cheats are not far behind.

So as I discussed the game, so shall I discuss it’s cheats.

These are for XBox 360.

Unlock Body Surfing:
Select “Extras” from the Main Menu and go to “Cheats”
Right, Right, Left, Down, Up, Up, Up, Down

Longer Gliding:
You need air dash and glide to do this. Jump into the air and glide, then when you start descending, use air dash and press A twice to fly again. You can repeat this until you run out of air dash, which is 2 max (glide then air dash, glide again then air dash, glide again so… 3 glides and 2 dashes). You can glide for 3 times as long allowing you to cover more ground.

June 12th, 2009 1,590

Prototype

prototypeJust released for the PS3, XBox 360 & PC, this game is already getting rave reviews.

Set in NYC, Alex Mercer is guy who can shapeshift and duplicate the powers of anyone he may come across in the now infected city.  You are Alex and it’s your job to find the answers he needs to figure out what is going on.  See you suffer from amnesia, and have no idea what is going on around you or why.

You will be surrounded by masses of people all the while try to make it through the attacks.