One of the most popular video game series of all time, John Madden football, dropped its 25th anniversary game a couple months back. The highlighted feature of Madden 25 is its revamped “Run Free” running controls. Hall-of-Fame running back Barry Sanders gives his stamp of approval as the cover guy (for the second time) and in Madden 25 you can move like Barry, with all new precision modifier ball-carrier mechanics. It’s a mouthful to say and a handful to get the hang of, but it just takes a little intuition and some getting used to, like most other features introduced throughout Madden’s decorated history.
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Tagged defensive recovery mechanics, football video game, Madden 25, precision modifier ball-carrier mechanics, run free
Who does not remember playing Monopoly with family members as a kid? The original board game was created in 1935, and have been delighting game players ever since. Like many older board games, Monopoly has found a second life online. The digital versions of these games have become a much more quick and convenient way of playing. Sites like Paddypower Games, even offer cash games of Monopoly for you to play!
Well Disney Infinity has been released on the world. The question is, should you buy it or avoid it? The answer is, well, it depends. The first thing you should know is about the game. The game is based on toys that are released by Disney, you buy the toys put them on a base and they unlock in the game. It is very similar to Skylanders.
The problem is you can not try this out before you buy, because of the link to the toys, it makes the ability to rent the game impossible. Another knock on the game is the price. The starter kit, which comes with the game, three figures and the base to connect to your system costs $75. Each individual cost about $15, the three packs are $30 and the two packs with a virtual playset are $35.
Recently I blew the dust off my Half-Life 2 and decided it was time to play through the game again, and boy was I impressed at the brilliance that is Half-Life 2. Before I continue, let’s just get things into perspective. Half-Life 2 was released in 2004, that is nine years ago (you feeling old?). In terms of technology, nine years is an extremely long time. Although with a game as great as Half-Life 2, if it was released tomorrow, I wouldn’t even bat an eye.
So the announcements have came and went, the big E3 (E3 is a large convention for electronics and video games that all major electronic companies take part in) presentations are over. So what console is the one to go with? Which one will win the war? Is it the Microsoft Xbox One or the Sony Playstation 4?
Let us examine some of these questions, the first one I would like to discuss is who will win the war question. Does it really matter? If Sony wins or Microsoft wins, or by some miracle Nintendo, do you get any of the profits? How does a gamer benefit besides bragging rights, I have never understood super brand loyalty with fan boys and never will. So let’s put that question to rest and not care who actually wins.
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Tagged Microsoft, PS 4, Sony, Wii U, Xbox One