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So, believe it or not...I actually play games from time to
time...I don't always blog about the gaming industry. Just tonight I played some
Monday Night Combat. What an interesting game.
Monday Night Combat is
a downloadable third-person shooter video game exclusive to the Xbox Live
Arcade developed by Uber Entertainment and published by Microsoft Games
Studios. It was released on August 11, 2010 as part of Microsoft's 2010 Xbox
Live Summer of Arcade.
MNC is a class-based
third person shooter game in which two teams are pitted against each other in a
fictional combat sport similar to tower defense. The competitors on each team
are clones, and the goal is to destroy the other team's Moneyball, a stationary
objective, while protect their own. It is presented to the player as the Monday
Night sport of the future.
The game, or at least the announcers, which were supposed to
be reminiscent of Monday Night Football announcers, actually reminded me of that old game,
Smash TV; and the characters were kind of cartoony...almost like they were
trying to copy Team Fortress 2.
Big Money. Big Prizes.
The game was okay. I just played single player part of the
game...but I imagine it would be a lot more entertaining playing alongside a real
person. In the end though, I felt like the game was just another copycat
of other successful titles. That doesn't mean it's not fun to play...but it's
certainly not the most original title to come down the pipe.
So, I'm not quite sure how or why...but after I played Monday
Night Combat for a bit, I was reading some PAX highlights and came across an
interesting bit of news which ironically...hasn't even been mentioned here at
The news was about a new game that uses the CryEngine 3. As
a big fan of Crytek, I always follow their products or companies that license
their engine. This new game is called Nexuiz. And guess what...
Nexuiz is a fast paced
Arena first-person shooter with competitive game play built specifically for
consoles. Featuring the innovative mutator system, players progress through the
ranks opening up new mutators that allow players to alter the rules for each
match. On launch, Nexuiz will feature multiplayer modes including Team
Deathmatch and Capture the Flag complete with full competitive leader boards
designed for social networking. New games modes, models, and maps will be
available as downloadable content post launch.
Nexuiz is set in a
galactic war fueled for centuries by the Kavussari and Forsellians. Over time
the two races entered into treaties with the Herald Accord, a union between
different cultures in the galaxy. Even though peace settled across their
planets, the seething hatred between the races kept the fire of war simmering
under the fragile truce. Sensing their newest members could spread war
throughout the galaxy; the Herald Accord gave the Kavussari and Forsellians a
choice. Pit their warriors against each other in the arena rather than on the
fields of war, or face total annihilation. The Nexuiz was formed, a series of
battle arenas on the home planets of the Kavussari, Forsellian and the desolate
planet of Atavirta.
IllFonic will be
showcasing Nexuiz using CryENGINE 3 at this year's PAX Prime in Seattle, WA, on
Yeah...another XBLA and Playstation Network game that's a
first person shooter. Yippee. Well you can read more about it here if you're
interested. Well, I don't want to make any snap judgments, but with all of the
big titles coming out, why are we continuing to see this filler. It's almost a
Oh well...better to have too many games than not enough.
So, in case you haven't heard the news...yeah...there is a new
game Nexuiz. Keep an eye out for it.
P.S. The member herding blog is running late again this week. The questions have been delivered, so hang in there and it will be posted soon.