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Starhawk EULA Updated: Gameplay Videos Sanctioned Officially (Again)

Starhawk’s EULA agreement has been updated with the recent 1.0.3 update to the Starhawk Private Beta reminding testers that they are not only allowed, but also encouraged to record their gameplay, discuss their opinions on the game, give feedback on balance, points, gameplay mechanics, or just get the word out there overall.

 

This is a great chance for Starhawk to become seen by a larger mainstream audience than predecessor Warhawk was able to capture the attention of. While Warhawk lived on to become an icon in multiplayer gaming for those who stuck with it, many were turned away by the game’s steep learning curve and overall domination over new players before the implementation of ‘noob servers’ a.k.a. Rookie servers.

Most beta tests will have their testers agreeing to an NDA or Non-Disclosure Agreement clause in their EULA that would discourage any gameplay recording or even critical discussion of the game in the general public media. Starhawk’s developers at Lightbox have decided to take a more open approach to feedback and footage distribution and seemingly opened the floodgates!

If you have yourself a way in to the Starhawk beta and have been wanting to record gameplay videos, you’re in the clear!

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Starhawk Private Multiplayer Beta 1.0.2 + 1.0.3 First Impressions

The Starhawk Private Beta has begun. Invites started rolling out on Tuesday November the twenty-second. We were lucky enough to get a code before the masses arrived. The first thing you will get to do is spawn. Not a big deal right but wait, you don’t just spawn you get to drop from the outer atmosphere in a fiery pod. Select where on the part of the map that your team controls. This can also be used as a weapon by aiming for the enemy while getting ready to spawn and controlling your fall with a  target landing mark that moves with you as the pod gets closer to hitting ground.

In the beginning of the match after ‘podding’ down from space it’s a fast and furious race to get building. Identifying strategic choke-points in maps is essential to seeing every weapon and vehicle you will be needing. You will need to find out how many protection structures your flag will need as well so they can be built then used. This is the build and battle feature that has transformed this series into a strategically enhanced super fast action third person shooter.

Each build includes either a weapon storage location where your teammates can load up or houses a vehicle such as the Razorback – a futuristic version of a jeep that has a mounted 50 cal on the back and seats three. Don’t worry, the other passenger can also wield his rifle at the same time. Some of the other buildings house the jet pack dispensers, and the holy grail of weapons the Mech-Hawk.

The Mech-Hawk brings back the Warhawk flight style air battles with the twist of being able to transform back into an unmatched ground force in the blink of an eye taking all of the weapons from the aircraft with it and adding the power to just stomp people out as they run away in fear. This new hybrid vehicle is the ultimate weapon.

The maps we have seen so far are futuristic to say the least with everything from acid spewing oceans to outer space platforms hovering far above the planets sporting awesome visual details from every possible angle. After logging quite a few hours I would find it hard to believe anyone if they said they were not enjoying it.

In all other games you race out to gain position looking for the perfect spot to set up and get ready for the war. In this game you make your spot wherever you want including directly in the enemies camp. But don’t expect to be there long because they can destroy it just as fast as you can build it. Put up a sniper tower in any location you want climb up to the perch and your weapon and ammo are sitting there waiting for you.

Not only can you drop down and nail the enemy with your spawn pod but you can also decimate the enemy with any one of your buildings if your timing is right. Taking bases requires a beacon to be placed so that you and your team may spawn there and begin to build your fortress the whole time while pushing forward toward the enemy forces.

In this early beta only thirty-two structures are allowed for the eight player team. Not to worry, the structures also come with the ability to reclaim them in order to better enhance your strategy or to just build something you’re needing more than what’s already there. For instance, you have built a fortress of walls around your flag or in your base blocking all entrances and you need something for the forward bases. No problem, simply reclaim the stuff you’re not using and communicate with the team letting them know what you need and where you need it placed.

So far I have to say it has been a long time for many of us Warhawk veterans waiting in anticipation for this release, even when mum was the word for so long until the secret PlayStation 3 exclusive became a reality. The hardcore Warhawk fans knew that something was in the works all along. Dylan Jobe and his team over at Light Box Interactive have not disappointed with their latest installment and I have to say they have exceeded my expectations. Having logged over three thousand hours in their previous game Warhawk, I do not say that lightly.

The best part is there’s even more coming! I’m talking more vehicles, more maps, more modes, even the addition of a story mode will be in the mix before it’s all said and done. This is just the beginning of what players are going to get when they purchase Starhawk. Not to mention the unbelievable amount of replay value this title will have. I’m expecting the same, if not more than Warhawk which is still enjoyed online daily after its release in 2007.

Keep your eyes on RealGamerNewz for Starhawk News, Gameplay Videos, and More. Follow RealGamerNewz on Facebook + Twitter and StarhawkRGN on Twitter.

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Tristan’s Twisted World: Assassins Creed Revelations Impressions

Yes, Assassin’s Creed is back for the third straight year, but now you get to play as Ezio from the past two titles and the original assassin Altair. In this series that has barely revealed anything, gamers keep coming back for more. Players like me keep coming back to play Assassin’s Creed for story and the new multiplayer that was introduced in Brotherhood.

Now in Revelations we face uncertainty as the cliffhanger ending of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and still the ending of the first Assassin’s Creed are unanswered. The title of this game says it all and so does the headliner “All will be revealed”. Hopefully at the very least it will be a lot more than we know.

The multiplayer is a lot bigger and better in Revelations. Now don’t get me wrong – it was good in Brotherhood definitely one of my favorite new multiplayer games of 2010 but the servers have issues including lack of characters. I also felt like the progression system was like a downgraded COD point system. In Revelations it’s improved servers you are playing on and the multiplayer plays a more important role to the story. You can hunt down targets to kill and unlock for the multiplayer. Most of them have a story behind them in one way or another as well.

The new gameplay engine makes the Creed better and makes Ezio, Altair, and maybe we will see a little Desmond action. You can jump over people toss smoke bombs and so much more. It’s something I’ve wanted to see since Assassins Creed 2 which is still my favorite in the series, but maybe not for long as Revelations has it all.

Assassins Creed Revelations is a must buy for 2011. I prefer this mainly for Playstation gamers but Xbox gamers will enjoy this if they like multiplayer so go out and get it, I know I am – Signature edition here we come.

  

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Tristan’s Twisted World: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Micro Review

[Welcome to Tristan’s Twisted World by Tristan Werbe for RealGamerNewz.com, check out my Micro Review for GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.]

One of the best games of the 90s for Nintendo 64 is now coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii but can the PS3 and Xbox versions live up to how it plays on the Wii and even the 3ds?

Xbox 360 and PS3 Multiplayer: To my surprise it was a very well balanced game with decent servers on the Xbox 360 and PS3. It feels like a standard shooter online, but with more features than your average gun game in some aspects. It almost looks like you’re playing COD but feels like your playing Medal of Honor. There is a a good variety of maps to play on with friends or complete strangers. Players that lived on gaming back in the Nintendo 64’s hay days will love the multiplayer but anyone who is used to a more mainstream multiplayer game like COD might skip over it.

Wii Multiplayer: As we all know GoldenEye 007 came out last year for Wii and was burned and crashed into the ground for being a Wii exclusive. The multiplayer servers were crap and matches dropped like crazy. As I remember I never finished a match – that’s how bad it was. But now with Reloaded, it actually feels greater on the Wii than the other platforms. The Wii seems to bring the best out of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded when playing with a classic controller and hitting some buddies up. Going retro with 4 player split screen is very fun still offline and online. The servers are improved on the Wii as this game may bring the Wii out of the dark ages for FPS and their archaic online play seen in most other Wii titles.

DS version: Most handhelds can’t seem to bring greatness from good games. It pains me to say this is the same case for such a well improved game as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Not even in 3D could get it up to greatness. The graphics on this version are terrible, the story is messed up, overall it’s really just a half done job.

James Bond: Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, is 007 in GoldenEye. His voice acting is wonderful in this game, better than in Quantum of Solace, and that was probably the best 007 game of this generation – until now.

Soundtrack: The classic music is now mixed in with some great new tones that fit in when needed. Other than that you should know what to expect.

Graphics 360/PS3: Very well made as it looks like the very improved version of the last game for Wii big time. On the other two consoles it is brought mainly to have better lighting and textures.

Graphics Wii: The best looking Wii game ever made besides Skyward Sword and definitely the best FPS to ever be on Wii as it feels better than the 360 and PS3 versions of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. It feels very dramatic in the new first person moments that weren’t in the last one and are new to the 007 series.

Campaign: If you know the story to GoldenEye you already know what happens but it is a very updated version and I enjoyed the story more than anything in this game. Some of the moments seem to improve over the original for the Nintendo 64. It’s an intense, awesome, and at times breathtaking campaign.

DS review: The DS version just was plain out terrible. I give it a 3.5 out of 10 – do not buy unless you are a hardcore 007 fan or just buying a cheap game for your kid’s DS.

Xbox 360/PS3 review: A great shooter on both systems – buy if you like COD, Homefront, and 007 for these systems. I give it an 8 out of 10.

Wii: The star version of the game is, to much surprise, the Wii version and it gets an 8.5 out of 10 in Tristan’s Twisted World.

 

This game was purchased by Tristan’s Twisted World for independent review purposes.

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Tristan’s Twisted World: Dance Central 2 Micro Review

[Welcome to Tristan’s Twisted World by Tristan Werbe for RealGamerNewz.com, check out my Micro Review for Dance Central 2.]

The year’s biggest dancing game for Kinect on Xbox 360 is Dance Central 2. Can this new exclusive be one of the top Kinect games on the 360?

Songs: All the songs and DLC songs from Dance Central will be brought into Dance Central 2 with all its new and great songs such as DJ got us falling in love agian and some other great titles.

Gameplay: The mechanics from Dance Central are still in this game it plays the same mainly a big dlc disc for more features options characters and songs.

Graphics: Dance Central 2 somewhat looks real, unlike most dance games, and has great movement animation for the arms and legs.

Final Verdict: As the game is pretty much the same as the first and there is really not much to talk about after playing it I suggest to only play if your a casual gamer or if you enjoy Kinect games I give Dance Central 2 a 7.5 out of 10 so let’s Dance.

 

This game was purchased by Tristan’s Twisted World for independent review purposes.

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Halo 4 Rumor Roundup: Detailed Plot + Gameplay Possibilities

There are a few rumors that a 343 Industries worker may have given some info out on Halo 4 (which is set to launch holiday 2012). Now I don’t know how accurate any of this is, or even if any of it is true one bit, but I’ll share what I’ve found with you. According to rumors, 343 Industries are going to focus on story.

This is the Master Cheif 117 John and Cortana’s story as they are on some kind of world or station called Sigma 7. There is also deep levels of customization, not just in the multiplayer. This is also in the campaign mode, possibly similar to the level of Crysis 2 character customization in the story, but a lot better with way more options.

Halo 4 may be an aim game but the shooting style will still be the same just with how you aim down the sights in most FPS games. The battlefields will be larger and more cover-based, possibly even a direct cover system for an FPS, which is unheard of, but may be a great improvement – it is unknown for sure the ramifications of this decision at this time.

As for the main enemy, it is still a mystery but we will most likely not see any Covenant and Flood like in other Halos. The Forerunners are one that is possible, but most leads say they are allies and that the main enemy is a precursor that is even before the Forerunners as the allies, a new ancient evil. I’m thinking that could be true and they can use the machines on the Halo rings to fight you if so.

More rumors suggest that players will also find out a lot about why ONI is on Sigma 7 and they’re downgraded with more human-like weapons and vehicles. Armor abilities will most likely return but will the jet pack and sprint and evade be standard as shown in the trailer? Who knows, but we will find out and I will follow Halo 4 up until the release – so prepare for more in after Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition comes out November 15th.

Check out the Halo 4: Director’s Cut Trailer below if you haven’t caught it already.

  

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You Know You Were Thinking It!

This is a new section I will be doing to expose those hidden thoughts that are in the back of every gamer’s mind. You know you were thinking it!

1. Why does Princess Peach always need to be rescued? After all, the moves she has in various Mario games shows she’s capable of defending herself!

2. Was I the only person to think that Link was actually named Zelda? Talk about confused.

3. Will Sonic The Hedgehog ever die? It’s like the Energizer battery he keeps going and going.

 

4. Where is Shenmue 3?

5. How Many Mushrooms Can One Man Eat? aka Mario?

6. Did Dom from Gears of War go to Heaven or Hell?

7. Killer Instinct reboot? I hope and pray.

8.How many cakes can a Fat Princess eat?

9. Did MW3 steal all the Zombie’s glory? Uh oh, Zombie Revenge is imminent, or is it just DLC? Just kidding.

10. Finally, wouldn’t it be cool if Cat Women and Ryu from Ninja Gaiden shared a game together? Claws and Heads would be flying. Priceless.

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Modern Warfare 3 First Impressions Podcast

Check out our first impressions from the launch day of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (also known as Call of Duty 8). With the launch of Call of Duty Elite and COD: MW3 happening at the same time there is a lot to talk about. We get our feet wet in the game and spill our initial reactions. Look out for more involved opinions rising up on RealGamerNewz as we have more time to get deeper into this title.

  

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Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Gameplay: 2 RPG Kills, 1 Rocket

Jay Rivera of RealGamerNewz (A.K.A. Yoda) reveals some of his slick moves in Uncharted 3 Multiplayer in this quick clip. Not only does he get a 2 for 1 with the RPG, but in addition to that Death From Above at the same time while firing and riding a zip-line simultaneously.

 

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Modern Warfare 3: Gameplay Footage Kill Confirmed (Riot Shotty)

During the release day Hitman of RealGamerNewz tests out the riot class shotgun in the new game mode “Kill Confirmed”. In Kill Confirmed you will play like a regular deathmatch but with a slight twist. Only the kills you manage to retrieve dog tags for count! Anytime you die you leave tags on the ground as well. Your team mates can save you by grabbing them before the enemy, or you can all die in a pile and provide a huge dog tag reward for killing sprees.

 

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Uncharted 3 Gameplay Footage: Co-Op Session #1

Join Hitman with friends Mike and Jay for our first co-op session on the newly released Uncharted 3. This gameplay video will show you a quick glimpse of one of the ways you can enjoy the game online together with your friends. This the start of good things to come so keep your eyes on RealGamerNewz.com the Alpha Version of the newest video games website on the net.

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Battlefield 3 First Impressions – Frostbyte What Point What?

From the author of the first article to warn you all about the downfalls of Battlefield 3 on the modern gaming consoles comes a first impression Podcast featuring the RealGamerNewz crew. Once upon a time we were all to be wowed, amazed, and excited by the PC footage of BF3 and sworn testimonials of hundreds of game journalists and PR departments clamoring that BF3 on consoles was something to behold. Check out the results in this show which begins to delve into the final product presented at launch day.

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Gears of War 3 Review

Gears of War 3 is undeniably the most anticipated Xbox 360 exclusive of the year. Released this September to much critical acclaim, real gamers might have trouble considering the mainstream reviews out there trustworthy. In response to the demand for a true, uncensored, and unadulterated review of this title the RealGamerNewz team has joined up again.

Within this complete review you will find everything from the gameplay to the graphics, story, and more analyzed and described in great detail. Best of all, you will get three viewpoints at once instead of one! Listen to the full show if you want the real deal about Gears of War 3 from Epic Games.

Timestamps for each section (hours:minutes:seconds):

  • 1:10 Graphics – (Art Direction, Technical Quality, Etc.)
  • 10:30 Gameplay – (A.I., Level/Enemy/Gameplay Design, Etc.)
  • 27:00 Story – (Plot, Characters, Storytelling, Etc.)
  • 40:42 Presentation
  • 47:31 Sound/Music
  • 1:00:58 Multiplayer – (Co-Op, Competitive, Hoard 2.0, Beast Mode, Etc.)
  • 1:41:56 Enjoyment Level (A.K.A. Fun Factor) & Longevity (A.K.A. Replay Value)
  • 1:52:00 Final Evaluation and Official RealGamerNewz Verdict
This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for independent review. purposes.

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Graphics: 3DS vs PSP2 (NGP) Video

When the Next-Generation approaches there are a few things we cannot enter without. First, is money of course. Next is a great lineup of games. And thirdly, is an awareness of the quality of each system heading our way. For my gaming brothers who may not be so lucky as to afford multiple Next-Gen handhelds, I present to you the 3DS vs PSP2 Graphics Comparison Video.

Take a close look at this video and watch it as many times as you need then make your own conclusion! Shout out to Hitman for creating this video right here in Boston. Thanks. *Disclaimer: All footage used under fair use license and is copyright of its respective owner*

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