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Game News: TrackMania 2: Canyon

Monday, June 27, 2011

In 2003, Trackmania got released (Often refered to as Trackmania: Original) Since then, a lot of versions have been made, here's a list of all the versions:

  • TrackMania, the original, often referred to as TMO
    • TrackMania Original
  • TrackMania Sunrise, the second game, (TMS)
    • TrackMania Sunrise eXtreme, (TMSX)
  • TrackMania Nations, the freeware game of the series, (TMN)
    • TrackMania Nations Forever, also available as a freeware game, (TMNF)
  • TrackMania United, sometimes considered a compilation of all previous games, (TMU)
    • TrackMania United Forever, (TMUF)
  • TrackMania DS, a version for the Nintendo DS
    • TrackMania Turbo, the sequel to TrackMania DS
  • TrackMania Wii, a version for the Wii
  • TrackMania 2, the upcoming version
And there's also a online flash game called Mini TrackMania

However, a new Trackmania is being released in September 2011! It's called TrackMania 2: Canyon
It will only be released on Windows, and it's being developed by Nadeo and published by Ubisoft.
The gameplay will be similair to that of previous games in the series, there will be a gamemode called Various, the player has to do stunts to earn points, it will include a championship and cooperative mode. The map editor is available too, with the new ability to create own track pieces, although this feature may not be available at launch. There will also be a new environment, called Canyon. Not much is known about the game, so I will keep you guys tuned!

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Game Review: Hogs of War

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Today I will be reviewing the old, but precious game: Hogs of War!

About 5 years back, my father bought this game for me, I did not really enjoy it at first, but after playing it a while I started to enjoy it! After that switch, I spent many hours playing Hogs of War, and after all those years, I decided to play it one more time.

The gameplay is quite easy, it's like Worms, but in 3D. You have several Game-modes (Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Sudden Death) The Singleplayer contains missions, but you also have the option to play a match on a random generated map, which is a great feature!  In mission-mode, it's all about survival and skills. You'll have to wipe out the entire enemy team to win, you can collect medals while playing a mission, this will give you extra promotion points after completing a mission (You can promote your hogs to several classes, which will give you more weapons and health.) The game is turn based, in the PC version, the AI Hogs will not move, but on the PS1 version, they do.

The graphics actually suprised me, it looked really good for a PS1/Old PC game, just take a look at this screenshot for a nice impression:


The sound is quite good, but not perfect. The voices are done by Rik Mayall and Marc Silk, the music is done by Chris Sweetman. On the PS1, AI teams have their own tunes, and on the pc they use, just like the player, voices by Rik Mayall.


Gameplay: 8/10
Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 6/10
Total: 7/10

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Game News: Hitman Absolution

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's been a couple of years since Hitman: Blood Money got released (June 21, 2006) but, after all those years a new Hitman has been announced! Hitman: Absolution, for the trailer; look no further I have it right here:

Click here for the Trailer

Let's hope this game will be just as nerve-breaking as the other ones!