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  • Most Disappointing Games of 2011

    While 2011 was filled to the brim with fantastic games, it also had its fair share of disappointments. Some games mislead us, at first looking fantastic, amazing, and super fun, but by the time we sat with controller in hand and a day’s worth of soda and snacks we found that these games just didn’t live up to our expectations.

    Some of these were half decent in their own right when not taking things such as previous games in the franchise into account. Others were just downright awful. Here’s our list of makes the cut and what simply didn’t.

    Games in 2011

    Dragon Age II

    One of the most disappointing games by far was the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II. Maybe if we hadn’t had such high expectations we wouldn’t have been so vastly disappointed. But the truth of the matter is that Dragon Age II didn’t live up to its predecessor in any way. Story was sacrificed for having the main character speak. Less time spent traveling meant no world exploration and the same levels and areas seen over and over again. The plot was rather scattered and tied together only loosely in the end. Dragon Age fans and fans of the western RPG were all disappointed, wishing their new favorite franchise had at least made it up to par with the first game. But with the end the game felt more like a teaser for some yet to be announced next game, the ending not even feeling like a cliffhanger, but a trailer for another game.

    Dragon Age 2

    Duke Nukem Forever

    It isn’t surprising that this game made the most disappointing list. After all, it was in production for so long that another generation of gamers came around with little to no experience with the previous Duke Nukem titles. Both engine, graphics and storyline felt as disjointed and drawn out as it really was. It wasn’t very difficult to see that multiple teams worked on Duke Nukem Forever, or that it was put down, handed over to new teams and eventually picked back up again multiple times. That didn’t mean that we didn’t try it out though. But even though we all wanted it to be as great as our hopes were calling for, no amount of wishing could change the fact that Duke Nukem Forever were sorely lacking in just about every area.

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    Dead Island

    Admit it. You were jumping up and down waiting for the game to release after seeing that initial trailer with the little kid that turned into a zombie, weren’t you? Unfortunately gameplay couldn’t have been more different from the trailer. The beautiful paradise was only seen in initial stages. Quests were frustrating and felt more like those annoying side quests found in poorly designed MMOs. Characters were also very flat. Perhaps most disappointing was the fact that the amazing destruction we were promised in game turned out to be practically non exsistent. Zombies didn’t react to hits on individual body parts. The weapons themselves broke faster than you could find a new one and tended to do less damage than they should have. Dead Island, while at first seeming like the perfect addition to the zombie video game world, turned out to be just another flat, want to be gaming favorite.

    Dead Island

    RAGE

    This is a case of okay, but definitely not what we were expecting. RAGE was supposed to be amazing, super, everything anyone could want in a game. But in the end it was buggy and sorely lacking in many of the things we were promised. Graphics weren’t nearly as good as they were supposed to be. A major update had to be released not very long after the initial release of the game. But maybe the most disappointing aspect of RAGE was that the storyline that we were so looking forward to just wasn’t there. It didn’t make you want to keep playing or care for the world and its inhabitants. All that kept us going was that hopefully the game would improve and magically turn into the exciting game that we saw in trailers.

    RAGE

    Bulletstorm

    This was another game that I had high hopes for. Sadly I found myself saying more of ‘Oh, hey. Unreal Engine,’ more than ‘Man, what a great game.’ The story was pretty much nonexistent. And while doing trick shots and other crazy things was fun for a while, we didn’t really have a reason to keep coming back and playing more. The fantastic, amazing, best game of the year we were hoping for when trailers first aired never happened, leaving us disappointed and hoping that, maybe someday, a similar game will be released with the same basic concept but have unity and cohesion to make all the elements stick together and feel like a well-planned, well thought out game instead of feeling like there was something that got left behind in the developing stage.

    Bulletstorm

    There were many games that were released over the course of 2011 that we loved, some that were disappointing and others that we’d all just like to sweep under the bed and forget. Every gamer will naturally have different opinions and hold games to different standards, but those shown here are some of those that simply can’t be completely saved by any amount of ‘but it wasn’t too bad.’ For better or worse, these were too bad. Hopefully developers everywhere will take some notes from these games and not make the same mistakes they have. All we can do is wait and see what 2012 will bring.

  • Duke Nukem Forever "Doctor Who Cloned Me" DLC coming out on Dec 13

    Gearbox has announced a new DLC pack for Duke Nukem Forever. This new DLC is titled as "The Doctor Who Cloned Me", and it will be available for download on December 13 for $9.99 on PC and PlayStation 3, or 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360.

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    The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC features new weapons, new enemy types and bosses, additional Achievements and various new interactive items. It also features four new multiplayer maps, details of each map is listed below.

    Sky High:

    • The alien-infested corporate offices of Pooty, Inc. near the center of Las Vegas. This map includes three indoor floors taken over by the aliens and two rooftops, jump pads, stairwells and building-to-building combat.

    COMMAND:

    • EDF command center with an imprisoned BattleLord at its core! A two-level map featuring winding stairs, straightaway corridors, and jump pads.

    DROP ZONE:

    • Rooftop of Duke's Lady Killer Casino featuring indoor and outdoor combat, stairwells for platforming, an EDF dropship on a landing pad and a bottomless pit.

    BIOHAZARD:

    • Fight in the Breston Plant Nuclear Power facilities and compete across multiple floors in locker rooms, restrooms with showers, control rooms, and the nuclear waste storage room.
  • Duke Nukem Forever PC patch coming soon, details revealed

    Chris Faylor, Gearbox community manager has annouced that a new patch update for PC version of Duke Nukem Forever is currently in development based on the feedback provided by the fans of the game.

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    According to the details revealed by Chris on game's official forum, the upcoming patch will feature expanded inventory option that allows gamers to carry upto four weapons in the single-player campaign, Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC) support, push-to-talk voice chat, the ability to adjust FOV plus.

  • Duke Nukem Forever first DLC unveiled

    Duke Nukem Forever developer Gearbox Software has announced the first DLC for the game. The DLC will be called "Hail to the Icons Parody Pack" and will launch this Autumn.

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    Hail to the Icons Parody Pack for Duke Nukem Forever will feature four new multiplayer maps and few new game modes. The details of the multiplayer maps are given below:

    • Call of Duke – Duke engages in modern combat in a war-torn city. Foes don’t stand a chance against the Duke when he spams the map with the N00b T00b.
    • Sandpit – Players take the role of mini-Duke in a giant sandbox with two bases at either end made out of children’s toys. This map features Sticky Bombs.
    • Inferno – Time machine engage! Duke does combat in a hellish landscape of lava and teleporters. Who turned on the 16-bit graphics, and more importantly, where did this DFG come from?
    • 2Forts1Bridge – Hats? Duke doesn’t need no stinking hats. Give him a minigun and he’ll beat off all comers.

    The new game modes will be Freeze Tag, Hot Potato. Price of the DLC was not announced.

  • Duke Nukem Forever first DLC will launch this Summer

    The very first DLC for Gearbox Software latest release, Duke Nukem Forever will lauch at somepoint this Summer for PS3, PC and Xbox 360.

    The DLC was hinted by a note in the game that reveals a new DLC is scheduled for release this Summer. The DLC will be called "Bodacious", no further details regarding the DLC is revealed.

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    It is expected that the developer will shed some more details regarding the DLC in couple of weeks time. So stay tuned for more update of this.

    Check out the DLC hint below:

    Duke Nukem Forever back cover

  • UK Charts: Duke Nukem Forever beats L.A Noire to take top spot

    This week UK Chart data is out, and it Duke Nukem Forever that took the top spot overtaking Team Bondi's L.A Noire. According to the details revealed, at total of 56 percent sales of the game came from Xbox 360, PS3 30% and PC 14%.

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    The other new entries in the list includes Suker Punch's PS3 exclusive inFamous 2 at Four. Red Faction: Armageddon came in at eight spot. Check out top ten below.

    Here is the list:

    1. Duke Nukem Forever
    2. LA Noire
    3. Zumba Fitness
    4. inFamous 2
    5. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
    6. DiRT 3
    7. Brink
    8. Red Faction: Armageddon
    9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
    10. Portal 2
  • Duke Nukem Forever day one patch announced

    The much awaited highly anticipated game title Duke Nukem Forever will launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 next week, and GearBox Software has revealed that a day one patch will be available for download for both version of the game.

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    At present details regarding the patcjh is not yet out, however it has been confirmed that patch will not carry a fix for loading and screen tearing issue that everyone are complaining about.

    Stay tuned for more updates on this.

  • Duke: Nukem Forever demo available now for First Access Club members

    Gearbox Studio has announced that the demo of Duke: Nukem Forever is now available for download for all members of First Access Club. If you are not a member of this First Access Club then you have to wait a little longer for the demo to go live.

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    Duke: Nukem Forever will launch on June 14 for PS3, PC and Xbox 360

  • Most delayed Game in history, "Duke Nukem Forever", finally gone gold

    Finally 15 years long journey has ended, GearboxSoftware has just announced that Duke Nukem Forever is complete, its gone gold.

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    GearboxSoftware wrote on Twitter:  DUKE NUKEM FOREVER HAS GONE GOLD!!!

    On this special occassion 2K president Christoph Hartmann, "Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshippable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history,”

    “Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality.”