Top 10 Video Game News Items from the week of 5/5/12 - GameTyrant

GameTyrantby Joey Paur

Here's my Top 10 favorite video game news items from the week of April 30th to May 5th 2012.

REVIEW - PROTOTYPE 2 - The Open World Game You Have Been Waiting For

Have you been on the fence on whether or not you should buy Prototype 2? Was a little bit disappointed with the first game? Well let me put your fears to rest; Prototype 2 is 100 times better than its predecessor. Activision andRadical Entertainment truly have one of this year’s gaming gems... read on by clicking here.


Whenever someone mentions Resident Evil, I am reminded of the nightmares I had at six years old for three months after watching my cousin play Resident Evil 2 for hours. However, I could not turn away from it because it was completely different from what I had ever seen or even dreamed of playing. The camera angles sucked, but it was the lack of visibility that made it suspenseful and cinematic. The change in angles as you progressed through the zombie-riddled city made it seem more like a movie than a game. I have much respect for Capcom in coming up with decent to great Resident Evil games. In anticipation of Capcom’s tendency to continuously amaze me I went out and bought its latest installment; Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City for the Xbox 360. Putting aside the terrible reviews I gave the game a shot since I thoroughly enjoyed Resident Evil 5, but I must admit that my devotion was tested... read more here.

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 2 - Why It Should Be Great (Gameplay Commentary)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably been following all the leaks, teasers and speculation that has consumed the Call of Duty community in the past few weeks.

With all the hype surrounding the next Call of Duty game, Black Ops 2, it seems like the perfect time to take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of the things that made the original so entertaining.

This week I talk about why Black Ops is still my favorite Call of Duty game and why the upcoming sequel has some big boots to fill... watch the video commentary here.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION - Trailer Makes It All About the Murder

If there is anything that we have learned from the Hitman series, is that a developer can make a murder simulator and people will love it. I will include myself in the "people who love it" category because I love getting creative and killing NPCs. Don't look at me like that. You enjoy it too!... watch it here.

MAX PAYNE 3: Multiplayer Trailer is Gang Oriented 

Max Payne 3 is just around the corner with its May 15 release date. I don't know about you guys but I am personally excited to play the game. Rockstar has yet to put out a title that is complete garbage... watch trailer here.

Give Your iPhone a Nostalgic Feel with These Retro/Video Game Cases

Check out these very unique iPhone cases coming from Martin Millar on Red Bubble. They are Retro and Video Game themed, so there is sure to be something that would suit you. Stand apart from the rest, with these very colorful and nostaligic covers ranging from Pac-Man to even someone break dancing... see them here.

This ASSASSIN'S CREED Cosplay Will Have You Wanting a Movie Adaptation

Recently, I cam across a couple pictures of someone dressed as our favorite Assassin's Creed heroes. I must say, my mouth totally dropped on how well done the costume was. I had to then search for more of this and find out who it was. Well it was none other than S-Seith over at DeviantArt... check out the photos here.

Custom MARIO Wedge Shoes - Female Gamers, Show off Your Video Game Style

Perfect for the lady gamer who wants to show her love of Mario, these custom painted wedge shoes would be a great addition to your wardrobe... see them here.


It wasn't to long ago when we reported about the rumor of Bethesda working on an Elder Scrolls MMO. Well now we can officially report that it's in fact the real deal! 

Bethesda Softworks announced today that the new MMO will be developed for both PC and Mac. It will be lead by Matt Firor, who has spent at least 20 years working in online game development... read more here.

Rumor: New $100 Xbox 360 & Kinect Bundle Coming Soon with 2 Year Subscription

So you still don't own an Xbox 360 even after nearly 7 years since its been released? Think Microsoft has given up on converting you? Well, don't count on it. The Verge has uncovered some juicy details about a new pricing model that is sure to entice some new customers to the Xbox name... read more here.

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