The one that got away: A Medal of Honor review

26 10 2010

The highly acclaimed Medal of Honor series made its first installment in three years when the reboot Medal of Honor released on October 12.

The latest game developed by Electronic Arts and DICE, drew controversy when it was discovered that the game would focus on the current-day conflict in Afghanistan and allow players to control Taliban forces and kill United States soldiers in multiplayer modes. The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue got the chance to play the game and offers her thoughts below:


When the details about this newest Medal of Honor title released about what the game was about, I was rather impressed. I admired the developers Electronic Arts and DICE for really delving into something worthwhile for the Medal of Honor series and that they weren’t just making another World War II game. While the game I felt was respectful in all aspects of a rather touchy and still open conflict, it really was a title that had missed numerous opportunities to break the mold and really shine. Read the rest of this entry »

Play N Trade to host national Black Ops tournament

19 10 2010

The highly anticipated first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Black Ops will be releasing on November 9th and to celebrate, video game retailer Play N Trade will host a nationwide tournament for a grand prize of $3,000.

Flyer for the tournament. Courtesy of Play N Trade.

Play N Trade is a new and used video game store franchise that specializes in retro games and systems, as well as newer titles and gear. Call of Duty: Black Ops is the latest installment of the highly successful Call of Duty series of military shooter video games. Read the rest of this entry »

Insight: Should betas be exclusive?

12 10 2010


As is the case with most recent upcoming titles for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games, betas are often the way a developer tests its game with the public and gets gamers talking.

The Assassin's Creed Brotherhood beta was recently made available to Playstation Plus users this month.

Much like a soft opening, a beta is a period in which gamers can play a (generally) multiplayer facet of a given game before the game is actually released. This is different from a demo in that the gamers actually are testing the software being put out, rather than just sampling the finished product. Betas are a way for developers to stress test servers, find any potential bugs in the game play, and overall get a feel for how well the game works with a large quantity of players.

These betas are often exclusive to certain gamers through pre-orders of a certain game, contests for beta keys, or being apart of a certain subscription service.

But should these betas be exclusive at all? Read the rest of this entry »

New MMO handheld system ‘Jungle’ unveiled

5 10 2010

Electronics manufacturer Panasonic launched a website this week dedicated to their forthcoming handheld video game system entitled the ‘Jungle’.

The site unveils few details, but features a video showing off the system. It appears to have a single screen and a bottom key/control board that opens up similar to the Nintendo DS. The controls include a full Qwerty keyboard, touch pad, and more to be officially announced. Read the rest of this entry »