Welcome to Warp Zoned’s first ever Golden Pixel Awards. Sit back and relax as we reward the best (and worst) games of 2011 with accolades based on their rather unique accomplishments.
The Apocalypse List
The bombs have fallen, the zombies have horded, food is scarce, and you’ve boarded yourself up in a bunker that’ll stand for a hundred years. What better way to spend your time in “The Vault” than by playing Warp Zoned’s favorite games from 2011? It doesn’t matter if you call it a “Top Ten List” or “Our Favorites From 2011,” but these are the games we plan to keep playing even if there was no game industry to keep making games. (more…)
The good news is that the rain cleared up and it looks gorgeous outside. The bad news is that the weather has dropped 20 degrees! This season needs to stop being so bipolar all the time.
On the tenth day of Amazon’s 19 Days of Deals, they’re having a sale on Sony’s “Long Live Play” games! They’re up to 50% off today only. Games include Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for $39.99, inFAMOUS 2 for $29.99, and Killzone 3 for $19.99 – wait, Killzone 3 is $19.99? *Shakes fist at Amazon* damn you!! I am not allowed to buy anymore games!! *Grumbles*
There are two amazing t-shirts today, one with a Pokemon theme and one with a Zelda theme: (more…)
The PlayStation Store had one of its sparser updates last night, but managed to bring a couple gems to the people. The E-Rated Alien Zombie Mega Death debuted, coming chock full of adventure levels and survival modes. Killzone 3‘s From the Ashes pack also arrived, bringing a nice mix of new wave and old school multiplayer maps to the game. Finally, all you early adopters can check out a 3D demo of Virtua Tennis 4 in all its PlayStation Move compatibility.
The third map pack for Killzone 3 will release on the PlayStation Store on June 21 for $4.99. For the price of admission, you get four maps, two of which are remastered from Killzone 2. One is Tharsis Depot, while the other is Radec Academy, whose changes you can see in the video above. Anyone who spent a decent amount of time with Killzone 2′s multiplayer probably lost a lot of hours in Radec Academy, so it’ll be great to see how the new one stacks up. You can head over to the PlayStation Blog for three additional trailers showcasing these retro maps.
I was wondering who was going to do this first. The Killzone Blog has announced in celebration of the PSN being back online, Guerilla Games is offering a Double XP Weekend for Killzone 3 starting today at 17:00 PM UK time and ending this Sunday at 10:00 AM UK time. At the end of every match the extra points will show up as “Fast Starter Bonus,” and… wait, that’s now!
Before I run off to Helghan, you should know that this is only part of the Helghast war effort to rebuild good will on PlayStation platforms. Another measure, of course, will be the offering of a free copy of Killzone: Liberation for PSP owners as part of Sony’s Welcome Back initiative. You should be able to grab that when the PlayStation Store goes back up on May 24. The blog also mentions that “there’s more” but they’ll announce it at a later date. Until then, I’ll be on the Frozen Dam snatching silenced submachine gun headshots.
The PSN may be under attack, but that’s not stopping Sony and Guerilla Games from releasing the next batch of Killzone 3 map packs with the Steel Rain add-on DLC. The pack will include Junkyard, a Guerilla Warfare (Team Deathmatch) locale set in the MAWL Graveyard, but in the rain with jetpacks and EXO mechs. Stahl Arms takes place in, you guessed it, the epicenter of Helghan’s military industrial complex and will be playable in Warzone. You can grab them for $4.99 when the PlayStation Store updates next Tuesday April 12.
There’s only one problem. The day-one DLC, Reclaimed Territory, maps are not in the playlist rotation and if you land in a game with either map, you can’t vote to change the setting next game. Hopefully this issue will be resolved come next week.
After four intense games, it’s time to give the Helghast and ISA forces a break. Indeed, Guerilla Games has already hinted that they are preparing to move on to a new IP. However, the universe is still expanding with the live action short that recently released, as well as the novelKillzone: Ascendancy. It would be a shame to leave the game side dormant for too long, so we look ahead to the future with what we’d enjoy seeing in Killzone 4. (more…)
It’s April Fools’ Day, and that means that ridiculous rumors and hilarious videos abound. This is happening all over the Internet, but the video game spoofs are especially close to our hearts. (So far, my personal favorite is the Killzone 3 special edition with fully cloaked sniper figure and rap CD soundtrack.) Speaking of awesome rumors, did you hear about Activision’s new game, The Undead States of America?
Today’s Amazon Deal of the Day in video games is a real thing: South Peak Interactive’s Two Worlds 2 is $37.99 today for the PS3 and Xbox 360. This game boasts “Various ways of moving, like walking, running, sprinting, riding, swimming, sailing and teleporting.” Really? Walking??? I’m buying this game right now.
That one kind of looks like my kitty, whose name is actually Puppycat, because he thinks he’s a dog. Come to think of it, his birthday is today, so maybe I could get him one of those! To remind him what happens to bad kitties who hork on the carpet.