Urgent Frequency Ep. 91 – The 2011 VGA Preview Episode

After a year of major game releases, the game industry & gamers from all over the world are set to pick the best of the best for the 2011 Video Game Awards.

Shane Bell (Urgent Fury CIO) & Doc (The Tester (Season 1) & Replay w/ Doc) join Commander Fury to preview a few of the categories & make their 2011 VGA picks.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Eurogamer Expo 2011


Well the eagerly awaited game event is here, and as I and many other games fans made our way from the Underground to Earls Court I couldn’t wait to see and more importantly play the new upcoming games.

The atmosphere was amazing as we all made our way into the arena, which was broken up into seven zones with the centre area dominated by the hot topic of conversation outside – Onlive.

Not surprisingly this is the first place everyone headed including myself, there were a number of consoles set up around the stand with both wired and wireless controllers with demo’s of some of the 100 games that are now available as of Sept 22nd (that’s in the UK of course, Onlive has been running in the US for a while now). As well as getting to play some of the games on offer, there was also the chance to get your hands on a free console once you had registered, needless to say I managed to get my hands on one and I’ll be posting more on the Onlive console and the games on offer in a separate article.

All the big names in gaming were showing off their latest creations, including the big 3’s Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, Resistance 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Gears of War 3. My first port of call was the Forza Motorsport 4 stand, Turn 10 have raised the bar even further with this latest in the franchise, the graphics were stunning as has been the case with previous incarnations and the controls were very responsive. The demo for Forza 4 is coming for Xbox LIVE Gold Members on Oct  3 and will be available for Silver members on Oct 10 for those who want a taste of things to come.

Another of the games I sampled was Battlefield 3, due for release on Oct 25th which was tucked away in the over 18’s area. This had a long queue of people waiting to play as you’d expect, but it was well worth the wait. It was certainly an amazing sight seeing banks of people all working their way through the trees and undergrowth, utterly absorbed. It wasn’t hard to see why, EA Games with Frostbite 2 have created very impressive gameplay and the headphones allowed the low hum of Earls Court to be blotted out in favour of the crackle of gunfire and the shout of orders.

I’m sure you have seen all the advertisements and coverage of the 3DS but you may have been like me and wondered just how good it is. Well they were showcasing the latest Mario and sonic releases as well as a demo of Sky 3D. The latter to try and show people that the 3DS has more to offer than just a handheald  gaming console. I was curious as to what the experience would be like and chatting to some of the others there, they felt the same.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Its true to say that as this doesn’t rely on glasses, it makes it feel a more natural experience, although I did find the need to keep your viewing angle steady took a bit of getting used to. The 3D effect was very good and the adjustable 3D slide on the side made a noticeable difference.

It wasn’t just all game and console demo’s of course, there were a host of developer sessions throughout the weekend as well. Among those giving talks were Michael Denny from Sony talking about the Playstation Vita and Dr Ray Muzyka from EA Games on Star Wars: The Old Republic.

To sum up, there was much more at Eurogamer Expo 2011 than I am ever going to be able to write here, that said, the Playstation Vita, 3D gaming and the prospect of on-line gaming like never before with Onlive makes the next twelve months a very exciting prospect indeed.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier ‘Peeks’ & ‘Beta’ Announcement!

Story by: CritiKiL
Want to know what ‘Data Mugging’ is? When will GRFS be released as well as the ‘Beta’ for the game? Want to see some exclusive muliplayer and co-op footage? ~ Check out some Never Seen Before Gameplay, as the lovely Ms. Brookelyn interviews Tommy Jacob (Creative Director on the Multiplayer)

and Roman Campos (Lead Game Designer on the Campaign) for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Together these two guys reveal features in the Multiplayer, the story behind the campaign as well as tell us when we can finally expect that “Beta”…we have all been waiting for.

NOTE: Whenever you PRE-ORDER Ghost Recon Future Soldier at GameStop, you’ll receive a FREE Signature Edition UPGRADE and beta access (on Xbox 360)…you can read more about that, HERE: http://tinyurl.com/5t5hkyk

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Run For The Hills: ‘NFS: The Run’ (11/05/2011)…

Story by: CritiKiL
The First video trailer was named ‘Death from Above‘, you find yourself battling to be in first place through the streets of Chicago. In this next video, you’ll get a taste of the different environments from San Francsico to New York. Even the music in this latest trailer gets my attention of the thrill of racing in trying to be #One!
As ‘The Run’ streaks through the hills of Nevada, you find yourself at the heart of the pack. Battling with the unforgiving desert heat and technically demanding terrain, you must do everything you can to fight your way to the front. In the mist of all the action, superior graphics display of the environments as well as the fun of the game, nothing comes to your mind more than for you to remember to:


VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Ghost Recon: FS – Nigeria Walkthrough

I’m aware that a few members of the community are not favorites of the GR series. Yet with their careful planning and redesigning of their upcoming latest GF: FS edition, we cannot ignore how well they are incorporating the Newest and Latest Technology of Warfare…into their gaming.

For a long time now, we have been stuck with only a couple of trailer videos. But now they’ve given us a ‘walkthrough’ video of the game: GR: FS – Nigeria Walkthrough.

I’m sure that by the time the game actually comes out people will have changed their minds about the game, especially with how they’ve incorporated the XBox 360’s ‘Kenect’  to work with their game. Watch the video, and let us know what you think? And of course, all replies to this article are welcomed:


Name: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Release date: TBA
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Paris

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Nintendo Finishes 2009 With Multiple Sales Records

Wii Has the Best Month in Video Game History, Nintendo DS Has the Best Calendar Year of All Time

A holiday shopping frenzy helped both of Nintendo’s video game systems make history: Nintendo’s Wii™ home system sold more than 3.8 million units in December, a new all-time single-month U.S. sales record. The Nintendo DS™ Lite and Nintendo DSi™ hand-held systems combined to sell more than 3.3 million, the second biggest month in U.S. history.

Those strong December numbers helped propel the Nintendo DS franchise to more than 11.2 million sold in 2009, a new U.S. calendar-year sales record for any video game system – ever. The Wii console finished 2009 with 9.6 Continue reading “Nintendo Finishes 2009 With Multiple Sales Records”

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)