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Finally the Star Wars saga continues in the new videogame Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, developed by LucasArtsIn it you’ll be casted as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” code-named “Starkiller”, but born as Galen Marek. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope movies. In it, you are going to assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi – and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny, as you hut down the remaining Jedi after Emperor Palpatine orders them killed.
As its name implies, The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force. But the Wii version will not only give you a solid story-line involving the Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, but you’ll also experience a new style of gameplay only the Nintendo Wii can offer. With the Wiimote and Nunchuck you’ll be able to battle your way through your enemies utilizing your Lightsaber attacks and Force powers in a way you never thought will be possible. Not only can you experience this new control system in story mode, but you can also try your Jedi skills against a friend in the special “Battle Mode” available only in the Wii version of the game. Joining the Dark Side doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all now, does it?
Now you probably can’t wait to get your hands on the lightsaber errr… I mean the Wii-mote and start wreaking havoc being one from the dark side of the force… I’m not sure about you, but I can’t wait…
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game for Nintendo Wii is available for $46.99.
If you haven’t found an interesting and really fun game to play lately, you should definitely check Spore. The whole idea behind Spore is a like something similar to the one in Civilization – you take the role of some people and start living throughout the years improving yourself. The difference is that Spore secures you the role of a god that is guiding the evolution of a species right form a single cellular organism, that starts it’s life in the water, then evolves and goes to the surface, becomes intelligent, starts to wage wars and then even goes exploring the space. And you have the full control all the time, changing the appearance and abilities of your own creation while it develops into an intelligent creature, that not necessarily have to look like a humanoid, let alone be like a human being.
You start the game in the primordial ooze, where you can create your own single-cellular character designing its DNA, a creature that will constantly grow, survive, and mate as it evolves into a fully-formed member of an establishing species. And as more and more of your creatures inhabit the world, and as evolution forms the future, your species will start joining herds, clans, even create their own civilizations. The more advanced the creatures of the planet grow, the more complex the strife of survival becomes and it all depends on how you pull the right strings. If you are doing well enough you may be able to reach the stars and star exploring and inhabiting the universe, not only just one planet. But if you are not that good your own creations may just have a very short life and you’ll have to start again from the beginning, making them better and more suitable for survival. After all the nature did learn from it’s mistakes, adapting and evolving according to the changes in the environment and the improvement of different animal species, until we, the humans got better control over our own lives… 😉
Spore is still not available at the moment, but there is a little more than a week until its release date (09/08/2008) and you can get it pre-ordered just to be sure you’ll be among the first ones to have it and start playing as the god you’ve always wished you can be, controlling others fates and lives. At the moment the price of the game is $46.99…
In the olden days of gaming, when quarters were a hot commodity and color graphics were the newest innovation, one name stood out as king: Atari. The games were visually simple, but still retain their hold as some of the most challenging and fun games ever created. Sadly, it’s just too difficult to carry around an Atari system and a bag of cartridges and controllers (both joystick and paddle) with you wherever you go. So, we’ve found a pocket sized solution.
Each keychain has a secret – they contain real games. Plug in the included 6 foot cable (on a battery powered reel) into the keychain and your TV , and you really can enjoy the games of yesteryear. Yes, you read that right: these keychains contain real Atari games, and are fully playable!
Here’s how the games break down:
* Joystick 1 – Asteroids and Millipede
* Joystick 2 – Centipede and Yar’s Revenge
* Paddle – Pong, Breakout, and Warlords
Each keychain comes with a separate pocket size reel that holds six feet of cord and RCA jacks (included). Powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included). Single player only.
The price of the Atari 2600 Keychains is $14.99