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Crackdown, City Life

Real Time Worlds have updated their dev blog at IGN.

"It's a scary, frightening thing to let your children out into the world – even if they are armed with super-strength and a rocket launcher. So just after the release of the "Crackdown" demo this Tuesday, we here at Realtime Worlds were hovering around our computers, waiting to see what the world thought of our massive, superhuman, gun-wielding baby.

Apparently, the verdict is in and you guys are LOVING it! We've loved it for years now, of course, but it's both exciting and thrilling to read all the positive feedback from gamers actually playing the game! So a big, rocket-propelled "thank you" to all who downloaded the demo and put some time into the streets of Pacific City. We can't wait for you all to get your hands on the final game on Feb. 20!"

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InMyOpinion6096d ago

is so good I'm going to buy two copies, so that I can eat one while I'm playing the other. The live co-op mode is the most fun I've had since...well...Gears live co-op =)

Fuzz McDeath6096d ago

...I had a blast last night playing with my brother for 2.5 hours (the demo kicked us out twice, so we fired it back up again). Can't wait for the retail copy. I once thought it would be good fun and that Halo 3 beta code would be the selling point, but now I realize the game itself is the selling point and the Halo 3 beta code is just the icing on a delicious cake...

Yo Wassap6096d ago

One of the best games i have ever played and easily the best demo. It's just got a fun factor that's off the scale. And as you said fuzz the beta is another bonus!

DG6096d ago

Ohhhh yeah I forgot about the Halo beta...this game is fun...and I was hating on it before bcause of the grfx

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More than a decade after launch, MW3 2011 is finally on its last legs

At the time of writing, the game, which once had more than 55,000 players on Steam alone, now has just 389.

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A thermos is upending the Alan Wake community

Remedy has Alan Wake merch on sale, including a pretty blue thermos. Unfortunately, things haven’t gone according to plan, and many players who want a thermos find themselves without one, though it does appear that Remedy is attempting to fix things. Nevertheless, it has resulted in a lot of upset, illustrating just how much the thermos means to Alan Wake fans.

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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake3d ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga3d ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx3d ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga3d ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H93d ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

MrChow6663d ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens523d ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

gpimlott2d ago

I played through the whole game and think she is one of the worst character Ive ever played as

ravens522d ago (Edited 2d ago )

gpimlott. How?

Christopher3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens523d ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner3d ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist

ravens522d ago

For all the people like synner. Shes actually half white lol. Inferior complexity is a hell of a thing. You'll be ok.

Nerdmaster3d ago

Most of these aren't even that bad. Especially comparing to others like Squall "Whatever" Leonhart, Forspoken's Frey, and the guy from Atomic Heart.

-Foxtrot3d ago

Squall is one of the best developed main FF characters so...

People talk about his "whatever" thing thats at the start of the game, not the character he eventually becomes in the end.

Nerdmaster3d ago

No amount of "character development", (especially the ones that for me feels sudden and undeserved like Squall's), will justify him being a d**k to my girl Quistis. Even if he found the cure for cancer, from that moment on, I would never like him.
The article is about being unlikeable, and he was indeed unlikeable for at least half of the game.

BrainSyphoned3d ago

Squall is the best protagonists in FF so you can go whatever yourself.

H93d ago

My good sir, I need to steal that "you can go whatever yourself" because it's gold

BlaqMagiq13d ago

Except Squall has actual character development.

gold_drake3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

the "watever" is only present in the english localisation.
so your argument doesnt rly ... stand imo.