Gaming – Madhur Kapoor’s Blog Technology, Software Reviews, Tutorials, Vista Tips, Windows Tips Thu, 08 May 2014 16:13:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nintendo Wii To Launch in India on 30th September Wed, 17 Sep 2008 04:17:19 +0000 nintendo-wii-console

Nintendo will finally launch there two most famous consoles, the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS lite handheld in India on September 30. The consoles will be available in the India through Samurai India, the same company who brought Nintendo games to India in 1987.

The Nintendo Wii has enjoyed huge popularity since its launch and has even left behind XBOX 360 and PS3. There is shortage of it in most parts of the world due to its high demand. Though it doesn’t have high definition graphics like Playstation or XBOX, its innovative motion sensing technology is what makes it famous and different. Nintendo Wii will be available here with Wii Sports. Samurai India will also be responsible for bringing accessories and licensed games.

The Wii will cost Rs 19,900 while the DS handheld will cost Rs 7,990. I have a feeling that it will enjoy the same success here as that of rest of the world.

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Fifa 2009 Demo Out Now Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:00:13 +0000 FIFA-2009-Demo-Released-2

Football Fanatics get ready, Fifa 09 demo for PC, PS3 and XBOX 360 is out now. It was released yesterday and I have already downloaded and played the PC version.

The PC version of the demo has the following teams

  • Real Madrid
  • Chelsea
  • FC Schalke
  • AC Milan
  • Marseille
  • Toronto FC

The demo lets you play an exhibition match, 2 minutes of each half and there is no extra time or penalties. You can also try out the “Be a Pro” mode when you take control of a single player for a whole match. And the graphics is just amazing. EA Sports seems to have done some work on the FIFA 09 after all, the gameplay also looks improved. I would have loved to write about my experience with the demo but i will include in my gaming blog. Till that time, play the demo and tell me whether you like it or not.

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Crysis Warhead Release Date Announced Sat, 16 Aug 2008 10:12:18 +0000 Crysis Warhead

EA has announced that Crysis Warhead, the sequel to last year’s shooter Crysis will release on September 12 in Europe and September 16 on North America. It will be a standalone title and features a story that can stand on its own, even if a gamer has not played Crysis, he can still play the game and not get confused in the story line.

Crysis required a killer machine if you wanted to enjoy it with all eye candies. But Warhead as been optimized so that it can run on a wide variety of machines. The game takes place in a new island than that featured in Crysis. It will feature three multiplayer modes, including a new match type called TeamInstantAction, that mixes fast-paced action in a team-based environment, as well as InstantAction and PowerStruggle that return from the first instalment.

The game is available at the price of $24.95 . Lets hope it doesn’t have the same astronomic requirements like Crysis.

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Godfather 2 Details Announced Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:30:37 +0000 Godfather II the game

Finally EA have revealed some details regarding Godfather II, the successor of Godfather game released in 2006. The game is expected to be released in February 2009.

It will have the same open world environment and action like its predecessor and will take place in three locations which are New York, Miami and Havana. It will also come with a new feature called “The Don’s view” which is more of an RTS type aspect of the game. Using this view will enable gamers to expand there crime rings while keeping an eye on rival families. It will blend the action and strategy together to create a new effect for the players. It will also have a new signature Blackhand control scheme giving users more choice in hand to hand brutality along with new techniques and combo moves.

The game will also feature some story elements similar to that of movie and they will intersect with the story in the game. It will be released for all major platforms such as XBOX 360, PS3 and PC.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 to hit Mobile Phones Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:22:07 +0000 Pro-Evolution-Soccer-2009

Konami has unveiled the Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 for the mobile phone. It will be sequel of the 2009 version and will allow users to enjoy soccer on the go.

It will have all the features of the old version and will have some new features which includes a bluetooth multiplayer mode enabling one to one matches. And there will also be animation improvements, control improvements, new stadiums etc. The star on the cover of PES 2009 is none other than Lionel Messi.

The game will be released simultaneously when PES 2009 is released for PC, PS3 and XBOX 360. Since 2008 version was a good one, this one sure looks like a hit.

Via LifeRocks

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GTA 4 coming to PC Wed, 06 Aug 2008 20:44:00 +0000 GTA 4

Yes the news that many PC gamers would love to hear is finally here. GTA 4 is finally going to be released for the PC on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe.


The PC version will have a newly expanded multiplayer that has been made just for it. GTA 4 was released for the consoles in April and has gone on to sell more than 8.5 million units. Come November, PC gamers will be able to enjoy the game that they surely missed. Ah, and you will need to upgrade your rig if you wanna enjoy it.

Via Shacknews

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E3 2008: Day 2 update Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:46:59 +0000 Following with series of the E3 2008 updates, lets kick things off with some good news for Wii fans. Nintendo is coming up with there own musical game called Wii Music that is not rhythmic or tough as compared to Guitar Hero or Rock Band.

Music offers virtually endless ways to make music. You choose the song and instruments and decide whether to blaze through a rock take on classical songs, put a jazzy spin on folk tunes or transform Nintendo classics like the Super Mario Bros. theme into Latin-flavoured numbers. The song list is only a takeoff point – it’s how you improvise with the songs that matters.


Nintendo is also coming up with an accessory for the Wiimote called the Wii MotionPlus that’s guaranteed to increase accuracy.

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone.

God Of War 3

There were a lot of announcement from Sony too. They have announced God Of War 3 for the PS3 console. A Good reason to buy PS3, I guess.

Resistance : Retribution

Sony also announced that one of there best PS3 titles “Resistance : Fall of Man” will be heading to PSP in the form of “Resistance : Retribution” which will have a third person perspective instead of first person. In addition, some other titles were also announced such as LocoRoco 2, Patapon 2, NBA 09: Inside, Super Stardust Portable, Buzz! Master Quiz, Valkyria Chronicles, Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remix.

They also announced a bunch of greatest hits title that will be available for around $30 each. The games are

  • Resistance
  • Motorstorm
  • Warhawk
  • Call Of Duty 3
  • NFS : Carbon
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Oblivion : The Elder Scrolls
  • Ninja Garden

Jack Bauer Call Of Duty World at War

Some new for the Call Of Duty fans too. Kiefer Sutherland ( best known for his role Jack Bauer in TV Series ‘24’) is going to lend his voice to Call Of Duty : World At War. But no idea which character he will voice.

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E3 2008 : Gaming updates Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:05:22 +0000 The E3 2008 is going on at full swing. There have been a lot of announcements by big companies that will sure please a lot of gamers. Here is some of the big news in brief.


There is good news for Gears Of Wars lover. We finally have a date of release for Gears Of War 2. It is going to be released on 7th November, 2008. But the bad news, it will be XBOX 360 exclusive. Don’t know how long will PC users will have to wait to try it out.


Microsoft announced that they are going to release a game called “Lips”. Here is the info about the game

Lips is the only singing game that offers wireless motion-sensitive microphones and the ability to sing from your own music collection of DRM-free songs. Start channeling your favourite pop star because it’s you, your friends and most important your music that turns Lips, the new singing game for Xbox 360, into the world’s ultimate party experience this holiday season.

How can EA be far behind. There were a lot of interesting announcements from EA as well. They are adding a new game to the “Sim” franchise. It will be called Sim Animals. In this game you will be able to create your own environment where your animals can develop as well as interact with one another. Unfortunately it seems to be Nintendo exclusive, since only DS and Wii were mentioned.


EA will also publish “RAGE”, a game that is being developed by id software (the same who gave us Doom). Here is some info about the game

Rage utilizes id’s Tech 5 technology, aiming for new levels of graphic presentation in artistic expression and fidelity. Gameplay consists of both shooting and vehicle racing, combining race track tactics and FPS action when you take to foot in combat scenarios. 

I do certainly hope that this gets released for the PC. No release date for the game has yet been announced.


And this may seem like a surprise announcement, EA are actually preponing there survival horror game called “Dead Space”. Looking at the trailers, it sure looks scary. Now it is going to be released on 21st October instead of 31st October, 2008

So stay tunes, there will be more updates tomorrow.

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