Monday, 30 May 2011

Roxio Game Capture - A review

So for some time now I have been testing out the Roxio Game Capture.

If you haven't heard of it before, it's a small device that you connect to your PS3 or Xbox 360, then connect to your PC or laptop and simply record, edit and share your game play.  Some of you will have experienced the complexity of using multiple devices and multiple cables to come up with some fan dangled way of recording your gaming, if you are one of these then I suggest you consider investing in one of these little pieces of kit.


If you don't already own one you'll need to go and purchase a component cable to make the connection to your chosen console, but if you've invested the £75 - £80 (depending on where you buy it from) on the Roxio then another £10 - £20 for a component cable won't go amiss. 

Many of us enjoy sharing our gaming achievements with our friends across the social networks such YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more, the team at Roxio seem to know this and have created this 'little black box' to enable us to do this with ease. You can even edit your captures game play by adding in voice overs,  and overlays, such as adding in your score table etc. 

You'll initially need to install the Roxio software onto your laptop or PC, takes about 10 - 15 minutes. Once completed you're ready to connect the Roxio. Connect it via your purchased component cable to your console and then to your TV via the component cable supplied with the Roxio - all you then need to do is connect via USB (supplied) to your laptop. 

Start the programme on your laptop and switch your TV's output to component out and your consoles display output to the same.   Your console game screen should now be appearing in the screen of the Roxio software playing on your desktop. 

All you need to do now is hit the capture button and begin recording your game. Yes it's as easy as that - the Roxio supports multiple resolutions and is considerably clear, it also allows you to save as avi, divx or wmv. It's easy to set up and you can see from the video below how easy it is to capture your game play.

I will definitely be using the Roxio on a regular basis to capture gaming moments and it'll certainly enhance some of the reviews for Games Booth. 

I do have to say that you need to make sure you have a fast enough laptop or PC otherwise the capture is not in 'real time'. Apart from that it captures game play in true colour, with sound and it's very easy to set up and use. 

For those wishing to share gaming with friends on YouTube or more then you really should put this on your Fathers Day list, or certainly your Christmas list!

Here's a video of me playing Battlefield Bad Company 2, maybe you were playing and maybe I killed you! Ha Ha Ha 

Look out for further videos and edited videos on Games Booth more frequently. 

So overall well done Roxio for making a great device.

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Sunday, 29 May 2011

More Green Lantern Screen shots

I've long been an advocate for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters game and the wait is nearly over - June 10th is the date (in fact that's the day after my birthday)! 


Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released brand new screenshots to give you a good look at some of the powerful Green Lantern constructs, such as a giant sword, a fist and a fighter jet as well as a look into the co-op gameplay featuring Hal Jordan and Sinestro!







Gears of War 3

Hey, if you're waiting for the next installment of Gears of War then you'll enjoy this preview video. Did you get to play the Beta while it was available. I did and it left me wanting more....

for the time being I will just have to make do with this video. Enjoy !!!

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FIFA Soccer 12 - it's coming and here's some screen shots and info



FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience the way real-world players challenge each other for the ball, win possession, and test each other physically. Enjoy an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every collision. Players feel more resilient, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily.

Revolutionary gameplay innovations make FIFA 12 deeper and more engaging. All-newPrecision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the gameDefending has been re-designed to make it as skilful and meaningful as the real-world game with all-new Tactical Defending, where positioning and intercepting passes are as important as tackling. Tactics and timing are crucial.

CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, a self-awareness that enables them to behave and make decisions based on their own skills and tendencies, and gives them the aptitude to understand the strengths and weaknesses of teammates in every situation. Transformed to look and feel fresh and new from pre-match to final whistle, FIFA Soccer 12 delivers an authentic Match Day experience, faster and easier navigation, and over 500 officially licensed clubs. Additional features will be revealed in the months ahead.




Key Features


·         Player Impact Engine—Two years in development, the new physics engine is built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every contact. Players feel more resilient on the ball, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily, preserving their natural momentum.
·         Precision Dribbling—Enjoy new ways to take on opponents, more time on the ball to make decisions, and complete control of the pace of the game. Utilize close dribble touches in tight spaces, on the wings, and even while fending off an opponent. 
·         Tactical DefendingInnovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism. Defending is now as strategic as attacking with all-new Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling.Tactics and timing are crucial.
·         True InjuriesThe Player Impact Engine monitors contact between players in real-time, analyzing the force of the collision and impact on the body to detect real injuries, creating a deeper more challenging Career Mode. Manage new types of injuries and the risk of sending a player onto the pitch who isn’t fully healed.   
·         Pro Player Intelligence—CPU players have been infused with self-awareness and aptitude, enabling them to make decisions based on their own skills as well as thestrengths and attributes of their teammates. Players who possess exceptional vision, for example, will see opportunities for through balls that other players won’t. Real Madrid’s Kak√° will be more likely—and quicker—to pick out a run from a teammate farther away than a player with poorer vision. Additionally, teams will vary their attack based on the strengths of their players on the pitch, and the weaknesses of opposing players, creating a more authentic experience and greater variety of matches.
·         New Presentation—Matches now have a real-world broadcast look and feel. Dramatically improved lighting, more authentic crowds, and a new default camera make every game feel special.
·         Easier Navigation—Redesigned menu system for fast and easy navigation, featuring customizable Main Menu based on arena player, Virtual Pro and favorite club.
·         Complete Authenticity—Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.



 

Friday, 27 May 2011

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Fact Sheet


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For the first time Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D delivers the intense Mercenaries gameplay experience on a handheld console.

Featuring re-mastered stages from Resident Evil® 4 and Resident Evil® 5, it’s a race against time as players try to defeat as many enemies as possible before the countdown reaches zero. The fast-paced, combat intensive action of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is available both as a solo experience or gamers across the world can team up and enjoy two-player co-op via network play.

Gamers will have the opportunity to tackle the game’s missions with legendary Resident Evil® characters from past and present and face off against some of the most terrifying enemies, such as the Executioner and Popo Karimu. Playable characters include Chris Redfi eld, Krauser, Hunk, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker and, making her debut in a Mercenaries game, Claire Redfield.
 

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D includes the addition of an all new Skill Slot feature. Players are able to fi ll three skill slots from a selection of 30 skills including improvements to weapons performance, reload speed or melee abilities and customize characters to best suit their style of play.

While the gameplay will be familiar to those who have previously played Mercenaries, changes have been implemented to take advantage of the new hardware, most notably transforming the stages and characters to full 3D plus the ability for players to move and shoot and the addition of touch screen functionality to switch weapons on the fly.


Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will also include a playable demo of the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Resident Evil® Revelations.

Take control of Jill Valentine and experience the horror to come in this all new Resident Evil title.
• Resident Evil Revelations demo included.
 

• 1 or 2 players – Ad Hoc and Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.
 

• 30 missions of intense Mercenaries action.
 

• In depth skill and abilities unlock system that encourages and rewards replaying. Skills and abilities include health, weapons damage, customization etc.

PWNED - PWNED #7 | Battlefield 3 Special

Awesome watch below!


Going Back to Karkand #3: Introducing Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula

  Yours at no extra charge on pre-order.
Part III in a behind the scenes series on Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
We've covered off two of the maps in the pre-order bonus Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand. Today, we have some early concepts from the two remaining maps for you, as well as some clarification on how to get your hands on them. Read on.

Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand contains four classic Battlefield maps reimagined with the power of the new Frostbite 2 game engine. We've covered off Strike at Karkand and Wake Island in our previous blog posts, which leaves Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula.

Below, you can see some very early concept art that we designed here at DICE to get a feel for what these new versions could feel like. Don't read too much into them, though, as concept art will never be proof of features, content, or even final visual design.


   

By the way, there's absolutely no way you can pre-order Battlefield 3 and not end up with the Limited Edition (with the exception of Italy, where the cut-off date for the Limited Edition is September 30th). Battlefield 3: Limited Edition in turn entitles you to the expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand once it is released (after launch, date to be confirmed). If you pre-order, this bonus content will be yours at no extra charge. If you do not pre-order, you will still be able to buy it when it is released (price to be confirmed). The goal from the separate development team behind it is to make it every bit as ambitious and full of content as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. Closer to the launch of the base game, we will be able to show you just what that means.

Battlefield 3 | Producers Commentary Video

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters new Preview Screen shots!


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THE SIMS 3 GENERATIONS EXPANSION PACK AVAILABLE ON STORES SHELVES NEXT WEEK

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Pull Pranks, Plan Stag Parties, Play With Imaginary Friends, And More With The Sims 3 Generations













The newest expansion to The Sims 3, the best-selling PC game of 2009**, The Sims 3 Generations allows players to tell the most fulfilling stories yet, from exploring the imagination-fueled world of childhood, into the rebellious teenage years, and on to an adulthood full of weddings, parties and life’s uncertainties. Whether the player prefers to design houses as a builder, create moments as a storyteller, be mischievous as an experimenter, or fulfill lifetime wishes as an achiever, they’ll be able to explore every phase of life with new gameplay features, moodlets, objects and more that are specific to each age.

The Sims 3 Generations gives us an opportunity to expand every life stage and the chance for players to delve deeper into each of their special moments,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The SimsStudio at EA. “From exploring the creative and playful childhood years, the angst-ridden defiant teenager years, to the moment of time when adults celebrate life through stag parties and weddings, we wanted players to have the tools to tell the richest stories possible for any life stage.”

With new celebrations to dramatic life events, there are even more ways to be creative. Starting off with theprecocious childhood years, players can have their Sims play dress-up as dinosaurs, princes, princesses or astronauts with the new costume chests and then watch them re-enact their favorite stories in one of three themed tree houses; sci-fi, club house, or fairytale castle.

In the teenage years, players are introduced to the new punishment system in which teenage Sims can be grounded for pulling pranks and trying to sneak out. Those teenage Sims with the rebellious trait will find it harder to stay at home and will want to pull pranks on others like exploding toilets, color dye in the shower or ding dong ditch, while other Sims may go on to become prom king or queen.

Adult Sims have the chance to attend or plan stag and hen parties, throw lavish weddings, and go through a mid-life crisis where they may change their look or even change careers. The Sims 3 Generationsplayers can capture and keep track of their Sims’ life moments with an in-game video camera. Via the new memories system, players will also have the option of uploading and sharing their Sims’ memories onwww.TheSims3.com and Facebook.***

Modern Warfare 3 Eyes-On: First Two Levels | NowGamer

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Modern Warfare 3 Eyes-On: First Two Levels | NowGamer

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Collector's Edition and Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Latest pre-order information from THQ.


THQ Inc. today announced that it will be releasing a limited run Collector's Edition for its upcoming 3rd Person Action/Shooter, Warhammer® 40,000®: Space Marine® as well as a robust collection of retail specific pre-order items to choose from.

The Warhammer® 40,000®: Space Marine® Collector's Edition features a 10" replica Purity Seal, a glossy hardback art book, the official Space Marine soundtrack, a premium pack of 25 character information cards and a copy of the game, packaged together in a premium box set. The Space Marine Collector's Edition is available at selected online retailers in limited quantities. 

Other exclusive pre-order offers include unique multiplayer weapon and armour skins which will allow loyal Space Marine fans to distinguish themselves further on the battlefield.
  • The Elite Armour Pack, only available at GAME and Gamestation, includes the unique Space Wolves, Black Templar, Iron Warriors and Emperor's Children chapter armour skins.
  • The Golden Relic Chainsword, the primary close combat weapon for Space Marines, is available at Play.com, Zavvi and Sendit.com.
  • The Golden Relic Bolter, a powerful ranged combat weapon, is available at Blockbuster.
  • PC Gamers can celebrate their love of the Dawn of War® series by donning themselves in the iconic red and bone coloured armour of the Blood Ravens Chapter as well as receiving a FREE copy of Darksiders on PCwhen they pre-order the PC game through Steam.
  • Finally PC Gamers who choose to buy a digital copy of Space Marine through select digital retailers will be offered a FREE copy of Darksiders on PC.

Set in the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe created by Games Workshop®, Space Marine is scheduled to be released worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on 9 September 2011.

For more information visit www.SpaceMarine.com

Dead Space 2 new maps available for FREE!!!!

Enjoy these screen shots of the new maps that are going to be available free on Xbox Live and the PSN for Dead Space 2 fans next week!


The Dead Space 2: Outbreak Map Pack introduces two all-new multiplayer maps, The Academy and The Concourse. The premise for both maps is simple, help the human team escape or use the Necromoprhs to stop them. The Academy map takes place in the elementary school on the Sprawl, where the human team has to work together to activate the decontamination system. In the Concourse map, the human team will need to evade the Necromorph incursion in the mall and send a distress signal to the rescue ship outside.


The Necromorph onslaught is stronger than ever! Return to The Sprawl in the Dead Space 2: Outbreak Map Pack for free May 31st on XBOX Live and June 3rd on the PlayStation Network. 






Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Green Lantern Nintendo 3DS Trailer Available Now!

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 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new Nintendo 3DS trailer for the highly-anticipated Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters game available June 10, 2011 on Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. The trailer gives viewers a sneak peek at the thrilling action of Hal Jordan’s epic adventure in the world of Green Lantern with a handheld experience.

In Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, players will fill the role of gifted pilot Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern, and create an arsenal of ring constructs and take flight in outer space and beyond to restore intergalactic order. Players will use the Power Ring to build an array of weapons from green energy to defeat the Manhunters – an evil android race bent on destroying the Green Lantern Corps. Packed with intergalactic missions, alien androids and out-of-this-world combat, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is an action-adventure videogame that delivers theGreen Lantern experience right into the hands of gamers. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/greenlanternvideogame.

Modern Warfare 3 V Battlefield 3 Screen Comparison | NowGamer

Modern Warfare 3 V Battlefield 3 Screen Comparison | NowGamer

LA Noire enjoys record-breaking launch success Read below!


Rockstar's long-awaited detective thriller LA Noire has coasted to the top of the UK all-formats chart in its first week of release, breaking industry records in the process.
The critically acclaimed adventure has seen the biggest ever debut for a brand new gaming franchise, while ranking within the top 15 Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3launches of all time, according to official GfK-ChartTrack data.
LA Noire transports gamers back to a lavishly recreated 1950s Los Angeles, where they can step into the shoes of an up-and-coming detective in the LAPD.
It combines visceral car chases and combat with cerebral investigation sections, with interrogation scenes brought to life via the game's cutting-edge facial animation technology.
Other top sellers this week included last week's chart leader Lego Pirates of the Caribbean in second, while PC exclusive The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings scored an impressive fifth-place debut.
Next week will see the debut of DiRT 3, the latest in Codemasters' hit offroad racing series, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

World Premiere Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The Onion

An even More deeper look into what you will get in Modern WarFare 3



Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Reveal Trailer

Tell us here at Games Booth what you think of the New Modern WarFare 3 Trailer!

DiRT 3 LANDS IN STORES WORLDWIDE

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May 24 - Codemasters ® today put on sale  DiRT ® 3 ™ in selected outlets worldwide.   DiRT 3, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster of 2009, comes with more content than ever before in Codemasters and is now available for entertainment system and Xbox 360 ® from Microsoft ®, PLAYSTATION ® 3 and PC Games For Windows ® LIVE. 

To celebrate the launch, Codemasters has released a new video with gameplay footage showing just the large amount of content that can be enjoyed in DiRT 3 . The video "World of Racing 'reflects the wide variety of game modes, from traditional rally to test innovative Gymkhana, through Trailblazer, Head 2 Head mode for multiplayer, and stages of Land Rush and Rallycross. The video can already be seen inwww.facebook.com/dirt3game.

DiRT 3 comes wiping out more cars, more locations, more routes and more testing than any previous version. With more content deldoble track as the 2009 smash hit, players will enjoy a career as an elite pilot disciplines competing in off-road , fighting the intense climate rally stages of Europe, Africa and the U.S., and bringing his skills driving to the limit in the new exhibition events inspired by the Gymkhana.
The broad scope of online game DiRT 3 console is enabled on a VIP Pass access code which is included in lacaja the game. This code is only valid for a user and includes multi-player competitive mode, allows you to upload videos of games gone directly to YouTube and provides five additional cars for the game.