July 13, 2012

GTA 5 Release Date

Filed under: Gaming News,GTA 5 — Tags: , — TC9700Gaming @ 3:13 pm

While the GTA 5 release date is being kept under lock and key, we can certainly expect a late 2012 to early 2013 release. However, we think that an early 2013 release is more accurate. See if you can find any clues we missed in the screenshots and videos below.

Screenshot released July 2012: Amazing reflections and water detail. It reminds me of BioShock

Screenshot released July 2012: Helicopters are fully confirmed!

Official GTA 5 Reveal Trailer

The following images have been captured from the GTA 5 Reveal Trailer. See if you can spot any Release date info!

Los Santos Beach


Downtown Los Santos and Palm Tree details

Golf Swing

Golf Carts and Blimps are Officially Confirmed!

Look closely

Epic mountains confirmed! The dude in the shot is a bit suspicious though.

Folding Convertible tops confirmed! Give us the release date Rockstar!

Greatly improved character detail

Yoga… A first for the GTA series

Look closely at the highlighted street signs.

Again, huge visual improvements. Oh and, I’ll let you draw your own conclusions from the rest.

Not exactly the best part of Los Santos.

Again, more awkward GTA style. I’ll let you find what I’m talking about.

Say hello to a new comer to the GTA series

The shadowing effects are absolutely astounding!

Los Santos Pest Control says F U

AK47 Style assault rifle officially confirmed!

Blue sports car convertible

Possible Burger Shot competitor

Talk about perfect sniping spots!

It seems Los Santos is in a bit of disrepair…

Some things never change in the GTA world

Finally a version of the Audi R8 Spider in GTA 5!

“Obey & Survive”

A wide shot of “Los Santos” from GTA 5

Cops are back in full force in GTA 5!

Can’t wait to fly it!

The fire animation has certainly improved for GTA 5.

Welcome to VINEWOOD

Let’s hope we can fly these jets! Come on Rockstar! Give us a release date!

One last shot of the Los Santos skyline with the classic GTA logo

Watch an epic fan made remake of the GTA V trailer below!

Features we want to see in GTA 5!

Complete car customization.

Motorcycle Customization.

House customization.

Gun customization.

An in-home gun cabinet.

The ability to fly Bi-Planes, Jets and Gliders.

Seemless Singleplayer to Multiplayer transitions.

The ability to ride bicycles, skateboards and scooters.

The ability to create your own multiplayer modes.

More in-depth character customization.

Building destruction.

Ground deformation.

A wider assortment of vehicles.

If you have any feature suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below and we’ll add them to the list!

July 6, 2012

Forza Motorsport 4 July Car Pack Full Overview

July 5, 2012

Simulation Physics Confirmed for Forza Horizon!

July 2, 2012

Forza Motorsport 4 2013 SRT Viper GTS Free DLC Review

First of all, I must say that I’m extremely grateful to Turn10 not only for including the new SRT Viper in Forza 4, but for making it free! These days free DLC seems to be becoming quite scarce. However, Turn10 studios (the makers of Forza Motorsport 4) believe otherwise.

The 2013 SRT Viper GTS is one of the year’s most anticipated supercars. It made its debut at NYIAS (New York International Auto Show) and since then has taken over the automotive space of the internet.

In Forza 4, the 2013 SRT Viper maintains the character of previous models. However, being slightly more powerful, it’s a bit more of a drift car.

What I really like about the new Viper is its ability to play different roles. It can be a tire smoking, sideways lunatic’s drift car or a pinpoint accurate circuit racer. Whichever route you choose to go, you’ll definitely have a good time with it.

The 2013 SRT Viper really starts to get interesting when you start tuning it up. With multiple forced induction setups available there’s something to suit every tuner’s taste. I personally prefer to twin turbo charge mine. In fact, a twin turbo 2013 Viper can put out up to 1,100 horsepower!

You can check out my full review and top speed run of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS in the video below!

June 28, 2012

Top 5 Video Game Music Covers

We all remember the brilliance of the Mario Bros. theme, the epicness of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim’s theme and many other great video game songs. The truth is, some of the best music in recent history has come out of video games. And now it’s time to list our favorite interpretations of that music. Enjoy!

#5 Super Mario USA on Electric Guitar

Who would have ever thought that Mario’s music would fit so well with guitar!

#4 F Zero: Mute City Piano Version

Even though this song was originally done in a rock band format, it lends itself surprisingly well to the Piano!

#3 Halo Theme Piano Medley

Halo definitely has one of the best soundtracks in FPS history and Jack (the pianist in the video) does a great job of replicating its distinctive sound.

#2 The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim theme Metal Version

There’s little to say about this epic cover. Other than it should replace the current definition of what an “Epic Song” is!

#1 Video Game Rock Medley

Oh, my god! So many years of video game music are masterfully re-worked into a rock format for this amazing medley!

Let me know in the comments below which songs you guys like best!

June 26, 2012

Need for Speed Live Action Movie Confirmed!

Filed under: Gaming News — Tags: , — TC9700Gaming @ 4:30 pm

The gaming scene has been hearing about the idea of a Need for Speed movie for years. But many of us never expected EA to actually confirm it. But that’s exactly what they’ve done! And while many people are already predicting that it’s going to be a poorly done, Fast and Furious rip off, I’m not so sure. If we look at it in more detail, we can clearly see that there’s a lot of potential here.

Over the years the NFS games have been leaning more and more towards a movie style format. It started with NFS Underground and has been going strong since. And while the live acting was pretty cheesy, I found it entertaining. I think the closest NFS game to a movie is NFS Most Wanted. It had by far the best story and acting in any Need for Speed game.

Another reason why I think this movie has so much potential is because the director of the realistic war film, Act of Valor will be directing it.

EA reached out to Warner Bros. Sony and Paramount Pictures to do the movie. But the idea ended up getting picked up by Dreamworks Studios. What this means for the movie we don’t know yet. What we do know though is that it’s on schedule for a 2014 release!

Although official information has not yet been released on the film’s plot, I think it’ll probably be something like this – A street racer, on the run from the cops with some girls thrown in the mix. However, it would be nice if they added a few other things because that’s pretty much how NFS games have been for the past 6 years or so.

Personally I’m really hoping that the movie is mainly based around racing, not gun battles. Sure, a few here and there are fine but if it’s going to be a “Need for Speed” movie, I want the emphasis to be on racing.

June 24, 2012

Where in the World is GTA 5?

I’m sure many of you remember the trailer Rockstar Games released back in November 2011 for Grand Theft Auto 5. And I don’t know about you but I was really hoping to see some gameplay or at least a new trailer at this year’s E3.

It’s been 4 years since the release of Grand Theft Auto 4, one of our favorite games of this generation. However, since GTA 5 wasn’t shown at E3 this year, we wonder if we won’t see a new GTA until 2013.

If you look at the trailer, it’s clear that GTA 5 is going to be the largest scale GTA game ever made. A larger game world, more cars, trucks, planes and guns are all things we’re hoping for in GTA 5.

Something that I personally want to see more than almost anything else though is seemless online/offline play. I think if Rockstar applied the concepts used in Burnout Paradise for drop-in/drop-out online gameplay, it would hugely improve the game. GTA 4’s system was slow and clunky

Another thing that we really want to see in GTA 5 is car customization. And we don’t mean simply re-spraying your car. Aftermarket wheels, wraps, body kits and parts and maybe even interior customization. And maybe we’re being a bit picky but what about being able to customize your own planes and helicopters as well? That would be epic!

A feature that I missed in GTA 4 was the ability to ride a skateboard or BMX bike. I think they should be brought back in GTA 5 because (if you think about it for a second) doing random things on skateboards online would be huge fun!

Just think of the possibilities, a skateboard deathmatch mode where players try to shoot each other while skating around.  And skateboard races, the list goes on, and on and on!

View the official trailer below.

June 22, 2012

Forza Horizon Getting Dynamic Fuel and Houses?

Ever since it was announced that Forza Horizon was going to be an open world game, gamers have been speculating about the inclusion of a dynamic fuel system. Some think including this in the game is a great idea. However, I’m not so sure…

One of the main reasons why I don’t think it would be a good idea is because the player (if not careful) could wind up running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere. Sure, it would be realistic. But it wouldn’t be fun. And even though racing sim fans like me would be able to do just fine with the system, I’m not sure newcomers would enjoy it.

Even though it’s only speculation, there are some clues that lead me to believe that Forza Horizon will have dynamic fuel. First of all, if you’ve seen any of the gameplay videos from E3, you’ll notice that there are multiple gas stations around the game world. Weather they’re there for the purpose of refueling or simply cosmetic remains to be seen.

One of the things I really enjoyed about Test Drive Unlimited and TDU2 was the ability to buy houses. I loved walking into my garage and simply getting into whatever car I wanted. That’s why I would love to see the inclusion of houses in Forza Horizon. However, I feel Playground and T10 could take houses to a whole new level.

For example, in TDU and TDU2 you only had the option of buying prebuilt houses in predetermined locations. Forza Horizon could take it a step further by giving players the option to decide exactly how they wanted their house (or houses) to look.

But after your house was built you would still have the option of changing it or making it bigger if you wanted. Also, you would be able to add things to the surrounding property, external garages for example.

Do you think Forza Horizon should have houses and a dynamic fuel system? Let us know in the comments below!

June 20, 2012

The Fattest Video Game Characters of All Time!

Filed under: For the LOLZ — Tags: , , , , , — TC9700Gaming @ 5:09 pm

The Boomer from Left 4 Dead

Boomers are fat, annoying zombies that make it a habit to get near you and then explode! However, they don’t just explode. They shoot zombie puke at you before exploding! And that has to be one of the nastiest things to ever happen in a video game.

Rufus from Street Fighter 4


I don’t know about you but I’m extremely surprised that Rufus can even move considering his size. He’s by far the fattest character to ever appear in a Street Fighter game. In fact, when I first saw Rufus, I wondered if Capcom had run out of ideas for new characters! But, all jokes aside, Rufus turned out to be a funny and original addition to the series.

Wario from the Super Mario series


Wario is the perfect, cartoon villain. He’s sort, has a large head, a huge nose, a pointy moustache and he’s quite fat. Wario’s personality involves nothing more than constantly being grumpy. And he has farts that can kill.

Snorlax from Pokemon


I would imagine that if you lived like Snorlax did, you’d be fat pretty fat to. After all, all Snorlax does is snore, eat and relax! Weighing in at over 2,000 pounds Snorlax is one of the heaviest Pokemons of all time. I still can’t figure out how it can fit into a poke ball.

Snorlax has somehow transported his immense self into games outside of the Pokemon universe, one of the most notable being Super Smash Bros Brawl.

Bowser from the Super Mario Series


One thing I’ve noticed from playing the Mario games over the years is that Bowser seems to get fatter and fatter every time. Now, I’m sure some of his mass is muscle, but how much of it I’m not sure.

You see, Bowser spends most of his time hidden from view in secret chambers of his castle. And I have a suspicion that he’s down there stuffing himself with every last sweet he can find.

King De De De from the Kirby Series


Much like Bowser, King De De De is mischievous, short tempered and quite obese. He carries around a huge mallet that he uses to smash anyone that gets in his way.

The reason for his obesity is his habit of eating extremely large amounts of food at once. In fact, he once stole all of Dreamland’s food supplies in order to have a midnight feast!


June 18, 2012

Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 Car List

This is list will be updates as more cars are revealed. Here are the cars we know will be in the new Need for Speed Most Wanted.

Confirmed Cars

2012 BMW M3

2011 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Police Car

2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Cop Car

2013 Ford Explorer Police Car

2012 Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R

2011-12 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2012 Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale

2012 Ford F-150 Raptor

2012 Porsche Carrera S 991

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Cars we want to see in the new Need for Speed Most Wanted!

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 SuperTrofeo Stradale

Lamborghini Diablo VT

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish MK2

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin Virage

Ford Shelby GT1000

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche 911 Turbo 997

Chevrolet Corvette GrandSport

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti

Scion FR-S

Subaru BRZ

Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V8

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

BMW F10 M5


Bugatti Veyron SuperSports

Bugatti Veyron GrandSport Vitesse

Hennessey Venom GT – Please, please Criterion!

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R

Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

2008 Dodge Viper Coupe

2008 Dodge Viper ACR

2012 SRT Viper GT-S

Dodge Ram SRT-10

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera R

Toyota Supra

Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Zonda Cinque

Pagani Zonda Cinque Need for Speed Edition (from NFS Hot Pursuit)

Pagani Zonda 760RS

Pagani Huayra

SSC Ultimate Aero

Maserati Grandsport

Maserati MC12

Ferrari 458

Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari 599 GTB

Ferrari 599 GTO

Ferrari F50

Ferrari F40

If there are any cars you know of that we haven’t confirmed, please let us know in the comment section below. Thank you!

View the official trailer here!

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