Archive for September, 2011

A Game Of Thrones Genesis – Gameplay and First Impressions

A Game Of Thrones Genesis hit the stores yesterday. As I told in this post, Cyanide didn’t do a great marketing job in promoting the game (and its release), so I chose not to buy Genesis on day 1. Anyway, since yesterday I’ve been reading forums and surfing through major websites to gather information just to know if the game is worth buying. The first players seem to agree: the game is poor in graphic, but it has some features you can’t find in other RTS, and these features make the game quite a challenge.

A Game Of Thrones Genesis - Gameplay Screenshot

Read early players’ opinions and watch gameplay videos

Amazon Kindle Fire Unveiled!

Here it is! Amazon’s Kindle Fire!

Amazon Kindle Fire

Everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Skyrim – voices, perks and collectors

A bunch of news from the most awaited videogame in this end of 2011.

First, some of the actors that are going to give their voices to the game’s characters have been announced, and we are talking about great actors and actresses know worldwide.

  • Max Von Sidow (whom we already heard in the trailer) will be Esbern, narrator and member of the Blades (an ancient warrior society once sworn to protect the Emperor);
  • Christopher Plummer will be Arngeir, a Greybeard elder;
  • Joan Allen will be Delphine, another member of the Blades;
  • Lynda Carter will be Gormlaith Golden-Hilt;
  • Michael Hogan, Vladimir Kulich, Claudia Christian, Diane Louise Salinger, Renee Victor and George Coe are in the voice cast as well.

Skyrim - perk trees

Find out more about abilities, perks and the collector’s edition

Metallica & Lou Reed – The View

Here is my first post in the “Music” category. This is something most expected, since music has always had a prominent space in my life.

Anyway, Metallica and Lou Reed are about to release a new album together. Lulu is a ten songs album that will be available October 30th and that has been inspired by Frank Wedekind‘s plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box (which tell a story of a young abused dancer’s life and relationships and are now collectively known as the Lulu Plays). As you can read on the album’s official website, “originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin”, but after playing together at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2009, Reed and Metallica decided to work together on this project and eventually Metallica have had a huge impact on the riffs and arrangements of the opera.

Rolling Stones’ David Fricke says:

Indeed, the wildest thing aboutLulu may be how natural he and the band sound together: the way James Hetfield’s Viking bellow dogs Reed’s parched vocal desperation in Cheat on Me; Metallica’s perfect whiplash against the masochistic pleading in Mistress Dread.

Here is “The View”, the second song in the album. Judge by yourself.

The View lyrics

Amazon Kindle Fire?

Tomorrow is the day of Amazon.com Press Conference, the one where, as many believe, the first tablet from the worldwide known bookseller will be announced. It’s a Conference to look at with interest, since many people think that the new Kindle Fire (this should be the name of Amazon’s Tablet according to this article.. quite an aggressive name) could be the first and unique real competitor for the Apple iPad.

Amazon Kindle Fire announcement event invitation

What to expect from Amazon Kindle Fire

Facebook Timeline

During F8 Developers Conference yesterday, Facebook announced the new users’ profile, which they named Timeline. Of course, I couldn’t resist trying it right away and here are my first impressions and feelings about this new Facebook revolution.

Facebook Timeline - My Profile

Meet Facebook Timeline

A Game Of Thrones Genesis – New Trailer

A Game Of Thrones Genesis will hit stores one week from now, September 29th. I discussed what we know about the game so far in this post. I’ve raised my doubts about the game, since very few has been shown and told and the whole project is quite ambitious. Anyway, today Cyanide has released a (quite) new trailer with footage from the previous teaser and some gameplay. Not exactly convincing or explanatory, but well, here it is.