Forza 4 Review and Thoughts

Forza 3 was a brilliant racing game, with great graphics and brilliant gameplay. Two years later Forza 4 has a tough act to follow, but perform it has and more! From the enhanced visuals to the improved car paint design features this game should not be missed for any car fan.

Forza 4 is like top gear, except you are Clarkson crashing into other cars sending them into the gravel, you are Hammond drifting round the top gear track in a cloud of smoke and you are May when you turn all assists off and spin around in circles going nowhere but having a whale of a time. The characteristics of Forza 3 are here in bulk but have been given a major overhaul with new modes added into the mix including auto vista and kinect features.

Forza''s graphics are nothing short of beautiful. There new engine allows the car to be placed in the environment and show the reflections from the environment. Taking this from a car placed in a track to a car driven in a track. Its not only the cars graphics that have been improved the tracks have all undergone overhauls to make vistas look even more stunning. Married with the new auto vista mode which allows you to get up close and personal with some of the best looking cars whilst Jeremy talks or in some cases rants about them. There's even Halos warthog.

Turn Tens decision to include top gear in this was brilliant. Jeremy lends his voice to auto vista whether it be slaging of cars or worshiping them and then there's the top gear test track. This programme is watched by millions here in Britain and to allow them to drive around it as much as they like in the Kia C'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed or whatever car you want, which is frankly awesome.

Though it does have its "problems" and when I say problems I don't mean ones that affect your experience, and won't affect you at all if this is your first Forza game. My "problem" is that there are very few new tracks in this game compared to Forza 3 which is a problem considering that's were all the game takes place. However this is the only problem I have with this amazing game.

If you like cars there's no shortage here, with well over one hundred. All made with the same exquisite detail and care. This game is undoubtedly the best racing simulator to date and I can't wait for Forza horizon which lands this fall on Xbox 360.

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Super Mario Galaxy 3: What It Might Offer

Nintendo released the original Super Mario Galaxy back in 2007, just a year after the Wii was released. It was greeted with open arms by loyal fans and brought a style of game-play that we had never seen before. Soaring reviews came, and it became "Game of the Year" by many publications.

Flash forward three years, and Galaxy 2 was released. Nintendo found a way to push the graphical limits of the Wii to its finest. The smooth, realistic look was something completely new to Wii gamers. Galaxy 2 introduced Mario's famous companion, Yoshi, into the franchise. This addition made the already popular games even more popular.

Now, we are approaching the three year mark since the last game and everybody is waiting for the next installment. Nintendo has announced their latest console, the Wii U, so it's only expected that Super Mario Galaxy 3 would be announced by it's side.

But true fans that have been following the series know that it is coming. The question is not whether or not it is coming... The question is rather what magic will it bring to the table?

One of the biggest elements that the Galaxy series has going for it is its soundtrack. Did you know that the Galaxy 2 soundtrack had over 100 tracks? The beautiful orchestra tracks give space such an elegant feel. So the first thing that can be expected is another beautiful soundtrack. And quite possibly a revamp of a couple older Nintendo songs. (The Classics)

Next, we can expect the addition of new suits for Mario to wear. In the original Mario Galaxy, we had just a few suits to play around with. When Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released, we got to use all of the old suits along with three additional suits. So for Super Mario Galaxy 3, it's very fair to assume that the old suits will all be back in play (at least in some respect), and that we will gain a couple additional suits as well. Some suits have been thrown around like the Tanooki Suit from Mario Bros 3, the Penguin Suit from Mario Bros Wii, and the Frog Suit from Mario Bros 3. With the Tanooki Suit is the latest Mario title on the 3DS, I believe that Nintendo will not be including it in Super Mario Galaxy 3. But the Penguin Suit and Frog Suit are certainly up for grabs.

If you are looking to learn more information, I urge you to check out our website dedicated to Super Mario Galaxy 3. We have calculated the Super Mario Galaxy 3 Trailer release date and have loads of extra great info for you! Check it out!

Playstation Move - A Brief History

Originally known by several names, the PlayStation Move was originally unveiled in June of 2009. There was a huge debate within Sony Entertainment as to what to call the motionless controller. The press had continued to incorrectly refer to it as the Magic Wand or the Wand. Sony eventually called it "The Motion Controller" and on September 2009 the name, "Move" was coined and used as the proper term for the controller.

The controller was in the works by Sony Entertainment as early as 2001. Early prototype versions of the Move were in circulation such as the Eye Toy but these motionless controllers failed to capture people's attentions. By 2008 Sony had finished work on the Move and was ready to launch it to the public.

With the public and media giving the PS3 Move rave reviews, the Move was being applied to all Sony PlayStation wireless games. The first game to utilize this was Dual Shock 3, which enabled a player to use the analog stick of the Move for the use of the sword in game. Rumors also at the time speculated that Sony had developed the Move in retaliation against Nintendo Wii's wireless Nunchuck remote, but Sony denied any of those allegations.

The Move was finally released in January of 2010, being just a bit too late for the Christmas rush but right in time for all those viable game players to spend their Christmas money on this new remote. The logo probably has to be the most innovative thing with the PlayStation Move, a blue squiggly shape which is supposed to be a representation of the light trail left by the Move as you move it about with the lighted sensor sphere within.

The Move was an automatic success which also incorporated a large selection of third party video game support, something very rare for new out-of-the-box designs such as the Move. Even today the Move sells almost a hundred thousand units.

One in three PS3 games is designed specifically to be used with the PlayStation Move in mind. There are a good variety of PS3 Move Games available that are not too shabby as most of the games are quite entertaining and fun. Unlike controller specific games of the past for older game consoles, PS3 Move games don't leave you wanting more. It is no wonder the PlayStation Move is so popular, and has made the PS3 into much more than it was on release. Whether or not the PS3 Move was designed in retaliation to the Wii, it certainly was a brilliant move (no pun intended).

Mario's Lovely Ladies

There are a multitude of Casanova's in the video game world; from the subtle, gentlemen types such as John Marston, to the obnoxious, over the top personalities like Dante from Devil May Cry. Most people don't consider the video game's MVP as a top contender in the lady killer category.
Mario, the Italian Stallion himself, puts all the Jersey Shore stars to shame. Not only has he had his fair share of girlfriends over the years, but they have nearly all been princesses! In the words of Kanye West, "I'm not saying he's a gold digger, but he aint messing with no broke...princess".
Mario has been a grounded man lately, loyal to Princess Peach (originally Princess Toadstool) for over 25 years since her debut in Super Mario Bros for the NES. While the pair is still technically an item, their relationship has undoubtedly been strained over the years due to predicable kidnapping followed by lengthy, extravagant rescues over and over again.
Their tumultuous relationship has introduced several other ladies into the mustached master's world, some more interesting and others more worthless than the last. Let's take a look at the women in Mario's life starting with the first ever damsel, Lady aka Pauline.
Name: Originally Lady, later named Pauline
First Appearance: Donkey Kong, 1981
If you haven't heard of Pauline we don't blame you. She's not a princess, just a regular woman who has been captured by a giant monkey. Even though the King Kong scenario isn't the most innovative concept to hit gaming, at least she can say that she was Jumpman's (Mario's first name) first girlfriend, the original damsel-in-distress.
Name: Originally Princess Toadstool, later named Princess Peach
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros, 1985
Mario's most steady girl. Her hobbies include baking, gardening, and being captured more times than we can count. As the Princess of Mushroom Kingdom she rules over walking, talking mushroom men who can't seem to do much other than send Mario to his doom over and over again. Maybe the Toads should take some Call of Duty military training for the next time Bowser comes around. I guarantee the outcome would be very different.
Name: Princess Daisy
First Appearance: Super Mario Land, 1989
Daisy is the tomboy of the pack. As the princess of Sarasaland she loves flowers and...the color yellow? While she isn't the most known or embraced princess of the Mario universe she has become increasingly popular in the past few years due to her playable roles in games such Mario Sports Mix and Mario Kart Wii.
Name: Rosalina
First Appearance: Super Mario Galaxy, 2007
Now here is a "princess" that actually does something. Being the guardian of the cosmos is an intimidating job title. Not to mention that she must watch over an entire race of star creatures, the Lumas, which can transform in to comets, stars, and planets? Out of all the women in Mario's little black book, I wish he would settle down with the queen of the galaxy. She's hard working, powerful, and IMMORTAL.
Mario definitely has an interesting taste in women; his girlfriends range from helpless to all-powerful and everything in between. If you were Mario, who would you choose?
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