Dec 20, 2011
Recently, the “Back to Karkand” DLC pack for Battlefield 3 was released, and a few incredibly observant players have noticed a detail in the above image: the number 2143. Okay, so what’s the big deal about the number 2143? Many are speculating (and I’m praying) that this is DICE giving us a little Easter Egg teaser that Battlefield 2143 is on it’s way.
For those of you who don’t know, Battlefield 2142 was a futuristic spin on the Battlefield series which featured weapons and vehicles that fit the theme, including giant mechs that you could pilot. So hopefully this image of the number 2143 indicates that a sequel is being planned, but I’ll also settle for a treatment similar to that of Battlefield 1943.
Do you think that thought process is a little far fetched? Well the Battlefield 3 Blog takes note that the Battlefield 2: Euro Force expansion had a similar Easter Egg that hinted to Battlefield: 2142 long before it was officially announced. It seems very unlikely at this point that this is just a coincidence. Seriously, Battlefield 2143 needs to be made. DICE, make it happen.
Dec 7, 2011
There’s no denying the appeal of Batman. He’s a dark and brooding superhero that protects the people of Gotham time and time again, who also happens to be a billionaire playboy when he’s not saving the world. So it’s no wonder that we can’t stop seeing him everywhere. Where is the next place he’s going to show his cowled head? On our phones.
NetherRealm Studios, the guys that worked on the latest Mortal Kombat, is releasing Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for the iPhone and iPad. The game features a series of one-on-one battles with popular Batman villains, such as The Joker, Two-Face, Solomon Grundy, Deathstroke, and more, and every boss fight boasts unique gameplay. You even get to upgrade the Bat’s abilities and select different costume skins for him. The game is already out in New Zealand, and the US will probably see it tonight or tomorrow. We haven’t got a price yet, but it is $8.25 in New Zealand which is about $6.45 in the US. So, let’s go with $7.
Dec 5, 2011
There is something special about listening to Bonnie Taylor’s “Holding Out For A Hero” while driving the hardened streets of Stilwater. To capture the spirit of Saints Row: The Third for the podcast Chris made Alex drive around with him listening to that song at full volume, and on repeat… for hours.
Dec 2, 2011
Well whaddya know: Xenoblade Chronicles, quite possibly my numero-uno game of the year, is finally coming to US on April 2012! Apparently it’s only available (as of this time) for pre-order at GameStop and/or Nintendo’s online store. To those who have joined Project Rainfall’s campaign and their crazy Amazon pre-orders, you should try reserving from either of those retailers instead.
If you really are looking for a game to get you back loving Japanese RPGs again — assuming you’re like me who grew up playing Final Fantasies II (IV) and III (VI) on the SNES and was pretty iffy with XIII — look no further! This is that game you are looking for! To set you guys up for the hype, here’s the US trailer:
Nov 22, 2011
If you listened to our Round Table discussion of Uncharted 3 (which you should) then you know we talked briefly about how the aiming in the game felt… off. We haven’t been the only ones to voice this complaint. In fact, many of the hardcore fans of the series have felt the same way, and Naughty Dog is doing something about it.
The developers took a few of fans to their studio to help them with tweaking the aiming mechanics in the game so that it felt more comfortable. The result ended up being an upcoming update that will have an optional setting that adjust the “feel” of the game’s aiming, along with a few other fixes. They haven’t said when the update will be released, but let’s hope they aim to release it soon. Hehehe. Did you see what I did there? I said “aim” because we were talk- okay, I’ll stop now.
Nov 17, 2011
Here, at Lost Level, we like to look out for you guys. We know that this is an expensive season for gaming, and it’s hard to get everything you want. So we try to make things a little easier on you and your wallet. That’s why we are letting you know that today only (November 17th) Best Buy is selling Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for $30. So, if that’s the price point you were waiting for to buy that game, act now! You may have to wait another week or two until you see this deal again, and who wants to wait?
Nov 16, 2011
Do you like free stuff? Yeah, you do. THQ knows this, so they decided to get on your good side. New copies of Saints Row: The Third come with an Online Pass code you have to redeem in order to access it’s online features. If you bought the game for the PlayStation 3, redeeming that code before February 13th will also get you a free copy of Saints Row 2 available for download over the PSN. Those free copies can be downloaded early next week. Until then, have fun tearing up the streets of Steelport before you go back to Stilwater.
Nov 10, 2011
People are really milking this whole Batman craze. Who can blame them? After two very successful games and movies, he is probably the hottest superhero out there now. That’s why we’re getting an online FPS based in the Batman universe. In Gotham City Impostors, you play as a team of Batman impersonators, The Bats, or Joker impersonators, the Jokerz, and you kill each other. With guns. The game will be available through the PC, PSN, or Xbox Live Arcade on January 10th.
Can’t wait that long? Then sign up for the open beta for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that is being held in December (they already had a PC beta). You can do this by going to the official site and creating a WB ID. Hopefully you’ll be selected so you can go around killing criminals with guns, just like Batman would do. Wait…