The Obsolete Gamer Show: 20XX, Until Dawn


It’s like going back to the beginning but better. Not our first show, but think of it like a brand new series launch!

We’re bringing together the best of many of our other web series such as Alt F4 and Beyond the Gamer Trailer and incorporating them into OGS to delivery what we hope will be one entertaining show.

For our first episode we are still getting used to the new format and it was a little clunky, but we will be adding a lot over the next few shows to deliver and fun and informative experience.

This week we started off with some interesting videos including a cool symphony performance on, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and a strange flash game staring Jeb Bush.

Next we premiered the trailer for 20XX and spoke with Eitan Glinert president of Fire Hose Games about you can expect from the upcoming game.

In our news segment we covered Kanye West’s Twitter rant about Micros-transactions, a robber that may have been inspired by Metal Gear Solid and Twitch T.V. banning so-called “Twitch Sluts.

Our professional gamer segment titled Alt F4 returned and our resident pro gamer Joshua broke down some top stories top stories of the day.

Finally we premiered a new segment the quickie review that turned out to not be quick at all. We reviews the PS4 exclusive, Until Dawn and was joined by Liz Poisonkiss who told us all about her adventure in what I called the “CW horror” game.

We all learned a lot from our first new formatted show and will have a more changes and improvements for our next show including more guests and gameplay footage. So let us know what worked and didn’t work.

Beyond the Game Trailer: Retro Assault

We take a look at a retro inspired top-down shooter from Big Shiny games that features all the weapon upgrades and combat action gamer’s expect from a Sci-Fi space shooter on their smart phone. We also talk with John Mulkey from Big Shiny Games on what to expect from this upcoming title.

Here are some key features of Retro Assault

  • Five Upgradable Starfighter Chassis: The P.O.D. Fighter, The Tank, The Infiltrator, The Destroyer, and The Interceptor offer a spread of tactical combat options of agility, hull integrity and shield capacity that can be upgraded to better face the challenges ahead.
  • Interchangeable Combat Wing System:  Build an arsenal of Combat Wings that you can deploy to any of the Starfighter Chassis in your collection to ensure you have the right ship and weapons combination for the mission! Each Combat Wing features three tiers of upgradeability.
  • Tacticals: One-Off Strategy Modifiers that can be collected and added to the control stick for fast access during combat.
  • Interstellar Chaos: Fight through the galactic saga of seven sectors of action packed missions, hordes of enemies, and enormous Capital Ships!
  • Rank, Leaderboard and Achievement System:  Test your skill for the best rank, score and time, and compare them against your friends and the rest of the world on global leaderboards.

Check out their site here.

 

The Interview: Amanda MacKay – Battle for Everything

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Battleship will be in theaters in just about a week and leading up to the movie Coke Zero has launched Battle for Everything, which is a tower defense game that you can play for free and earn rewards. We had a chance to chat with the GTTV host about Battleship, Battle for Everything and even classic gaming. Check out our video below.

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Battle For Everything is a tower defense game packed with unique twists and alien battles by sea, land and air to save planet Earth. It was created by Coke Zero as part of its sponsorship of Battleship, which hits theaters May 18. Gamers can use My Coke Rewards points to access additional levels and upgrade weapons for the chance to win exclusive prizes, including Coke Zero coupons, movie tickets, concert tickets, dream vacations and more. My Coke Rewards points can be found on 12-, 16- and 20-ounce bottles, fridge packs and 24-packs of Coke Zero and other Coca-Cola products.

Check out Amanda’s Gamer Profile.

You can view the latest Battleship trailer and play the tower defense game at Battle for Everything dot com.

Gamer Profile: Amanda MacKay

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Super Mario 3 was huge for me. I was the first person in my family to finish that game. I can still feel the triumph that I felt over my cousins that day. (Another) classic game that may not be at the top of everyone’s list but that I loved was Paperboy. We actually bought it for my little brother for Christmas but he was young enough not to know so leading up to Christmas we would take it out of the pack and play. (Also) The Legend of Zelda, amazing, I think about it right now so I will always come back to those three. ~Amanda MacKay

Amanda MacKay

Favorite Classic Game: Paperboy, Super Mario Bros. 3 & The Legend of Zelda

Amanda MacKay’s Video Gamer Profile

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Dead Island

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Just when you thought it was safe to take an vacation you end up on Dead Island. This action adventure horror game will feature an open-ended world or island as it were, that will pit you against a horde of zombies on a tropical island.

You are at the Royal Palms Resort, a beautiful tropical island in Papua New Guinea. After a night of partying you wake up to find there has been z zombie outbreak. Now you have to not only survive, but also find a way to escape.

The game, developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver uses the Chrome Engine 5 and will offer a first person perspective and up to four-player co-operative play. Unlike some other games, the focus in Dead Island will be on melee combat including customizable weapons. In addition, there will be RPG elements like an experience system, stamina bar and a skill tree.

The game is set for a Q3 release on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. Check out the cool “reverse” trailer.

Games coming out in March 2011 for Consoles

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It is March Madness and I am not just talking the NCAA. There are a number of good games coming out this March so I hope you have paid off all of your x-mas debt because it is time to open that wallet or purse.

Dragon Age II – Mar 8th


BioWare is back for the next full chapter in the Dragon Age series. This RPG will feature updated graphics and gameplay and a continuing storyline.

Major League Baseball 2K11 – Mar 8th


I got some feedback for not mentioning sports games so here It is. We know 2K sports does it well and even if you are an EA fan you know 2K will make a good game and it looks as if MLB 2K11 will live up to the legacy.

Homefront – Mar 15th


PS3 fans rejoice because now you have a chance to play this story-driven first-person shooter set in the year 2027.

Top Spin 4 – Mar 15th


I was always a fan of the Top Spin tennis series and it is good to see it back for the next gen consoles. You can select over 25 pros and play in a ton of stadiums around the world and even create your own tennis star. Another hit from 2K Sports.

Crysis 2 – Mar 22nd


Remember the benchmarking game called Crysis? Okay, it was not a benchmarking game, but it did make a ton of people upgrade their computers. For us console owners this first-person shooter returns powered by the CryEngine 3 and looks as incredible as ever.

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars – March 22nd


You have to give it up to the Lego series, even if you were not a fan of the Indian Jones and Batman Lego games the Star Wars series has always been fun to play. This time we enter the clone wars with overhauled visuals and new gameplay including cooperative action.

Shift 2 Unleashed: Need for Speed – Mar 29th


The unleashed series combines what we love the most about racing, fast cars and crashes. It is this mix of racing and violence that made Burnout fun and looks like it works for the Need for Speed series as well.

 

 

WWE All Stars – Mar 29th


One large complaint from the Smackdown versus Raw series was the fact that you could not play many of the classic stars from the WWE’s past. With WWE All Star the entire game is dedicated to the legends of the wrestling world and you can pit them against todays superstars.

Parasite Eve: The 3rd Birthday – Mar 29th


Yes, this is a PSP game and yes it takes the Parasite Eve series and makes it more like a shooter than an RPG, but there are some redeeming elements including story that makes this game worth the buy if you already own a PSP.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Mar 29th


The Witcher 2 is a direct sequel to developer CD Projekt’s mature-themed fantasy role-playing game based on the works of author Andrzej Sap.

Back in Debt

There you have it, our list of worthwhile games to check out and perhaps buy. We will be back next month with a brand new list and trailers on games to buy, obsolete gamer style.