I live 45 minutes or so outside of Toronto and I've been playing games since I was 5 or 6 years old. I started on early 3D PC games and strangely enough, an old NES (even though it was before my time). I now own a DX10 PC and an Xbox 360.
I play a variety of games and have no contrived brand loyalties. I play Wii and PS3 whenever the opportunity arises.
I picked up my pre-ordered collector's edition of World in Conflict at EB on Tuesday (sorry for being so late with the post, I've just been playing the game) and as soon as I saw the box I knew I had to share it with the internets.
Easily the coolest part of the collector's edition is the fact that it comes with an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall (a nod to the game's Cold War setting). It also ships with a Modern Marvels: The Berlin Wall DVD from the History Channel, a standard Behind the Scenes DVD and a 10 day trial disk to give to a friend. The box itself has a flag on each side (US and Soviet) and says "World in Conflict Collector's Edition" on the US side, and the same thing in Russian on the Soviet side. At least I think it does. If anybody here can read Cyrillic, feel free to translate.
Pretty much standard Collector's Edition stuff, only more historically oriented. And in case you're wondering, the game is amazing. So far it's had great reviews and I suggest you pick it up too.
Well, I tried to make it 960x200, which I thought was what it was supposed to be, but I was way off apparently. Not that it matters much, it was never exactly a work of art. Anyway, I hope this qualifies me for the extra ballots and all that.
P.S. I'm sorry for making Dtoid just a bit uglier.
I was browsing upcoming games on Gametap the other day and I noticed something strange. Very strange. It looked as though one of the most critically panned and universally despised games of all time was going to be made available for download to the loyal subscribers of Gametap. Shocked and appalled, I checked on the Gametap website and it's true. John Romero's epic failure will soon be up for all to play. I can't really say much more about this without being overwhelmed by the urge to cancel my Gametap subscription, but with Sam and Max: Season 2 coming out, that's not a good idea.
I'd like to apologize for the terrible editing job on the picture. I only have paint and I fail at graphic design. Sorry. Also, sorry if this has already been posted and everyone knows about it.
I've been a fan of the Total War series since I first played Medieval: Total War. Since then I've bought both Rome: Total War and Medieval 2 and now the newest iteration of the amazing series has been announced and it is everything I've been dreaming about. For years I've said to my friends they should make a Total War game set in the 18th century and the Napoleonic era and my prayers have finally been answered with Empire: Total War. The game is set to have full 3D naval battles (first time for a TW game), a new game engine, tons of new features and hopefully a liberal helping of the epic feel that made the other Total War games so great. This is like a military history fanboy's (we do exist) wet dream. Here's the announcement from TotalWar.com and here's a profile of the game so far from IGN
At the same time, Medieval 2 Total War: Kingdoms just came out and I'll be downloading it on Steam later today. I might even feel better about going back to school now that I have some great games to play and more to look forward to.
If anybody has already posted this, I'm sorry I didn't catch it.