August 30, 2005

Lack of updates

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. There was a hurricane and I just got my power restored. Then, I found out that the storm had fried my computer! Updating from my laptop now.

Anyway, it turns out the delay of Metroid Prime: Hunters was for good reason. It's going online! That's right, when the game hits early next year it'll be online! And here everyone thought it would never happen...

August 22, 2005

Thank You!

Thank you N-Man for inviting me. That's right if you need anything at all about the City of Heroes or the City Of Villains just say so. You can also see my Omega Web where I have stuff about the those two games.

New DS release dates!

Check out the release dates for some hot titles:

Oct. 24- Metroid Pinball
Nov. 14- Mario Kart DS
Nov. 28- Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
Dec. 5- Animal Crossing DS

It's great to see some of these great games finally getting release dates! Unfortunately, though, Metroid Prime Hunters was delayed until next year.

August 17, 2005

Xbox 360 pricing!!!

As expected, there are two versions: the core model, and the premium model.

The core system will be $299.99, and will include a system, a faceplate, a wired controller, and a standard AV cable.

The premium system, at $399.99, will be HD ready and will include: a system, a 20 GB hard drive, a wireless controller, a faceplate, a headset, a component HD AV cable, an Ethernet cable, and for a limited time, a DVD remote.

If you ask me, the premium is the better buy. If you bought the core and then all that stuff separately, if would cost over $200 more, making the total over $400.

August 16, 2005

Nintendo news- Some good, some bad

First, I'll crush everyone's spirits. The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess has been officially delayed until 2006. They said they wanted to make the game as good as possible. That's always the excuse! Although, this was half expected as Nintendo loves to delay its games!

Now for some good news. Starting next week the DS gets a price drop to $129.99! This is great news if you don't already own one. Next, the Gameboy Micro will launch September 19th for $99.99! There, that should make up for the loss of Zelda!

August 15, 2005

Welcome the newest member!

I'd like to welcome Prince Omega to the Gameweb team! If you need to know about City of heroes, he's your man!

August 14, 2005

Name a handheld!

Ever heard of the GP32? Probably not. It's huge in Korea, but sadly it never made it to US shores. Well, Gamepark Holdings is making a new one, codenamed GPX2, and they want you to name it! The winner gets a GPX2 and bragging rights because they just named a video game system! Go the company's official site for details!

Here's a look at what you're naming:

August 11, 2005

World of Warcraft news from China

In China a married couple went to go play World of Warcraft at a local cyber cafe and left there baby at home. Then when getting home they found there baby dead. Turns out they left the baby alone for 4 hours in the House! Very sad story.

Also for unexplained reasons World of Warcraft has been banned in China for anyone under 18 years old.

Possible Xbox 360 launch lineup

It's from EB Games, take it with a grain of salt, people!

Xbox 360- November 2 for $299.99

Amped 3 (2K Games)
Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
Condemned (Sega)
Dead Or Alive 4 (Tecmo)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)
Final Fantasy XI (Microsoft)
Full Auto (Sega)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Gun (Activision)
Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft)
Madden NFL 06 (EA)
NBA 2K6 (2K Games)
NHL 2K6 (2K Games)
The Outfit (THQ)
Perfect Dark LE (Microsoft)
Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft)
Quake 4 (Activision)
Ridge Racer 6 (Namco)
Saints Row (THQ)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision)
Top Spin 2 (2K Games)

2nd wave- November 16

Burnout Revenge
FIFA Soccer 06
Peter Jackson's King Kong
NBA Live 06
Need For Speed Most Wanted
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

Finally there is Frame City Killer listed for November 19.

All games listed as $59.99, except Kameo which is listed as $49.99(?).

Grain of salt people, grain of salt.

This is just strange...

A South Korean man quit his job to spend more time playing video games. After playing for 50 hours straight, he collapsed from heart failure. One of the strangest game related stories I've heard in a while. Almost as weird as using your Gameboy as a homemade bomb.

August 9, 2005

Possibly the best next-gen game ever!

Project Offset. Never heard of it? Me either...until today. This game is truly amazing! Rather than me spoiling it for you, check out and read about it yourself. Plus, check out the amazing trailers here:!

In the mean time check out this in game shot!

August 8, 2005

Tapwave Zodiac- What went wrong?

What went wrong? It's a few simple things:

First and foremost: lack of support. Game developers did not support the Zodiac, thus a library of crummy games. The best game was Warfare Incorporated which was developed by some palm company no one has ever heard of! The Zodiac did have its fare share of semi-well known games such as Duke Nukem, Spy Hunter, and Tony Hawk; but the developers of the games put little effort into making them good. The rest of the games were cheesy palm games playable on any PDA.

Second, who the heck has ever heard of Tapwave!? Tapwave was a little known PDA company who should have stuck to what they made best PDAs. The Zodiac is a rather good PDA except for one major flaw: if the battery drops to zero, the system resets and deletes all saved data. This is why I never use the PDA and have all of my games and media on SD cards.

The rest of the features are mostly useless. The video playback sucks; it only plays Quicktime videos that have to be converted to a special format using a special program before you can view them on your Zodiac. Sorry, but I'd rather watch movies on my PSP's widescreen format.

So, what do I use my Zodiac for these days? I seldom play the games because they aren't any good. What I do use is the MP3 player. It seems to be the only thing that was done right. Works great, and you can hold over 2 gigs of songs!

I think if the Zodiac had better games it might have succeeded. It had a perfect design: large screen, seven face buttons, and it's the only handheld with a true analogue stick. Sadly, these weren't put to good use. I think the Gizmondo is doomed to fail as well even if it has the support of some major companies; it's just a feeling way down in my gut. As for the N-Gage, I'm surprised that thing has lasted so long!

If you're a Zodiac owner you can still get games and accessories at a Comp USA near you; while supplies last, of course.

I have a little surprise for you all!

I've just completed something no one expected, something no one saw coming, something that will change Gameweb forever! THE GAMEWEB FORUMS!!! That's right, Gameweb now has its very own forms! What are you waiting for? Hit the link to your right and start posting!

August 6, 2005

Black and White 2

Out of the minds of X-blizzard workers comes a new promising RTS.

Black and White 2.

This game looks amazing when it was shown at E3. It has beautiful graphics and you can led a civilization throughout the ages of man. However what separates the RTS from any other RTS is this...

You can make your own god.

that's right a god. An idol that your people worship and a ultimate weapon that can kill you foes in a mighty blow. A god in this game basically looks like a demented cross-breed of two different animals or at lest I think so far from what I've seen of the screen shots.. excited now? I am hopefully this game won't turn out like it's horrible predecessor (Black and White 1) that got a horrible score in almost every PC magazine. Still this is definitely a game you want on your wish list.


The fall of Tapwave

This news sucks for the three people out there who have a Zodiac handheld. As of July 25th, Tapwave has abandoned the Zodiac project. That means the Zodiac is no longer in production, Zodiac products are no longer sold, and your warranty is useless. I just hope mine doesn't break now, or I'll have to find another SD card compatible MP3 player. That is, essentially, all it's good for. I'll have up an article on what went wrong on Gameweb:Viewpoint soon.


Im proud to say that I, Raider Bear, have just joined Gameweb or Viewpoint, whatever it's called. Anyway, If you need tips, codes, or reviews from any game just let me know. Ill have them posted instantly.

August 5, 2005

Brace yourself the Gizmondo is coming!!!!

Now I owe all of my excitement for this handheld to N-man after telling me about all the power this system has and what not. And to be quite honest I was impressed with all its picture taking capabilities , mobile phone uses and instant messaging as well as a built in GPS system which I find pointless unless you plan on going camping with your gizmondo. You think i'm done, nope there is more the unit itself contains a 2.8 inch TFT screen a 400 Mhz Samsung processor, 128-bit Nvidia3D graphics accelerator, bluetooth wireless technology and a SD flash card reader not mentioning that its has a small resemblance to a Leapster learning system I think this hand held has potential the Gizmondo shold hit North Amreican stores august 11. Keep an eye out gamers.

August 4, 2005


Who would have guest it another Star Wars game but this one I didn't know about until recently. Get this guys its in RTS form Real Time strategy for all you non gamers but who cares there coming out with another Star Wars game. Now the story is said to be in between episode 3 and 4 so the story will be well on its way in Star Wars movie standards. You can expect to be able to control many of the Star Wars vehicles such as the TIE fighters and stormtroopers as well as recruiting powerful jedi masters and such all that good stuff. Now if your not excited about this games then im sorry you just don't like Star Wars or maybe you just don't like computer games because that's what it's coming out on. The makers of this game are called Petroglyph a fairly new studio but with most of the people working there originally from Westwood studios who made Command & Conquer we don't need to worry because Command & Conquer was a good title. Well with that we know that our much loved Star Wars game is in good hands. You will be able to get your hands on this game later this year and for more details on the game is the place to go.

Conker Soundtrack .... Yes indeed

Well those who are upsest with our furry little gun slinging squirrel he is coming out with a soundtrack created by yours truly Robin Beanland. Who is he I have no idea but that's besides the point a variety of musical stylings like Halo will be on this CD. We all loved the game well most of us at least so here is the soundtrack for the retail price of 15.98 but wait there is more. Retail releases also include exclusive performances by Dweezil Zappa and a remix from EA's Rabbit in the moon (wow these names are really out there) anyways the CD also comes with a Concker Documentary and other stuff. If your a concker fan (N-man) this looks like something for you. It was officially in stores august 2 but is still out now good luck trying to find it though.

August 2, 2005

Advent Rising

Okay guys this is my first preview so bare with me. Alright here it goes Advent Rising is the first game in an epic sci - fi trilogy that for once does not have the humans getting there butt wooped this time the humans are doing a little butt wooping of there own. Now the story in this game flows like the matrix there is a chosen one yada yada and he will save the earth but what really gets me hiped about this game is the graphics engine which was built using next gen Unreal technology and we all no that Unreals graphics own. But theres more the ablility to switch from first person to third person as well as using an arsenal of phsycic abilitys will be at your finger tips. The producers have promissed us a heap of entertaing futuristic guns and vehicles as well so keep your fingers crosed for Advent rising which comes out August 9th for the PC and is at a resonable 29.99 price not to expensive.