Lego In All It’s Gaming Awesomeness

Yes LEGO has all kinds of fancy packs for just about any ages. The real magic of LEGO is found in a different alley of the proverbial Legoland though. Since the birth of the famous LEGO building blocks people have experimented and built amazing things based on movies, comics, real life and … video games. I’m here to showcase some of these, and I sincerely hope Lego will some day release these as actual boxes to buy. Enjoy this selection of awesome video game LEGO builds.

First up, a LEGO representation of Rapture, the city in BioShock 1 and 2:

LEGO Bioshock Big Daddy

Next up, we have a life-sized Halo Master Chief costume:

Next, a StarCraft 2 Banshee:

Lego Technic Starcraft 2 Civilian Banshee

And last but not least, a Motorized Siege Tank from Starcraft 2!

If you’re interested in seeing a lot more LEGO builds, that aren’t necessarily related to gaming, head over to The Brothers Brick. That’s all I have for now, I hope you enjoyed it a little bit and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

/Gamecultist

New Video Game Releases Week 26 (27 June – 3 July)

Hey there guys. Below you’ll find the new video game releases from 6 June to 12 June. Please note that this list is always subject to change and as such is not an absolute reference. Also sorry for the lack of articles over the week, I was preparing for my thesis.

Title Platform Genre Release Date
ATV X-Treme World Challenge DS Driving Jul 1, 2011
Next Island PC Adventure Jun 30, 2011
Galaga Special Edition MOBILE Action Jun 30, 2011
Carcassonne AND Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Puzzle Agent 2 PC Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Rock of Ages X360 Action Jun 30, 2011
Driver: Renegade 3DS Driving Jun 30, 2011
Demise: Ascension PC Role-Playing Jun 30, 2011
Hollywood 61 3DS Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath PS3 Action Jun 30, 2011
Capsized X360 Action Jun 30, 2011
Arcana Heart 3 X360 Action Jun 30, 2011
Rock of Ages PS3 Action Jun 30, 2011
May’s Mystery: Forbidden Memories DS Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Zombii Attack WII Action Jun 30, 2011
Wrecked – Revenge Revisited PS3 Driving Jun 30, 2011
Zoo Mania 3DS Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Storm WII Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Wrecked – Revenge Revisited X360 Driving Jun 30, 2011
Red Bull X-Fighters X360 Sports Jun 30, 2011
Section 8: Prejudice PS3 Action Jun 30, 2011
Plants vs. Zombies AND Strategy Jun 30, 2011
Storm X360 Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Sports Island 3D 3DS Sports Jun 30, 2011
Kevin Van Dam’s Big Bass Challenge PS3 Sports Jun 30, 2011
Thor: God of Thunder 3DS Action Jun 30, 2011
Storm PS3 Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
A New Beginning PC Adventure Jun 30, 2011
Storm DS Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Puzzle Agent 2 MAC Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Serious Sam: Double D X360 Action Jun 30, 2011
Gatling Gears PS3 Action Jun 30, 2011
Puzzle Overload DS Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Bodycount PC Action Jun 30, 2011
Sketch Tanks MAC Action Jun 30, 2011
Torchlight II PC Role-Playing Jun 30, 2011
Sketch Tanks PC Action Jun 30, 2011
Carcassonne BB Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
DragonSoul PC Role-Playing Jun 30, 2011
Squeeballs Party X360 Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Storm PSP Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Red Bull X-Fighters PC Sports Jun 30, 2011
Coma PC Adventure Jun 30, 2011
Storm PC Puzzle Jun 30, 2011
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale PS3 Role-Playing Jun 30, 2011
Rock of Ages PC Action Jun 30, 2011
Hacker Evolution Duality PC Strategy Jun 30, 2011
Proun PC Driving Jun 30, 2011
Backbreaker: Vengeance X360 Sports Jun 29, 2011
Chess Attack DS Puzzle Jun 29, 2011
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax X360 Role-Playing Jun 29, 2011
Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball – Captain America X360 Puzzle Jun 29, 2011
Jewels of the Ages DS Puzzle Jun 28, 2011
Einstein’s Brain Power DS Puzzle Jun 28, 2011
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
3DS Action Jun 28, 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Annihilation X360 Action Jun 28, 2011
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 PS3 Action Jun 28, 2011
Sniper: Ghost Warrior PS3 Action Jun 28, 2011
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System X360 Sports Jun 28, 2011
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition PS3 Action Jun 28, 2011
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition X360 Action Jun 28, 2011
Storm: Frontline Nation PC Strategy Jun 28, 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Annihilation PS3 Action Jun 28, 2011
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System PS3 Sports Jun 28, 2011
Crysis 2: Decimation Pack PS3 Action Jun 28, 2011
Gunslingers WII Action Jun 28, 2011
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Annihilation PC Action Jun 28, 2011
Marvel Pinball: Captain America PS3 Puzzle Jun 28, 2011
Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland PC Strategy Jun 28, 2011
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 X360 Action Jun 28, 2011
Wicked Monster Blast! WII Action Jun 28, 2011
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident WII Puzzle Jun 27, 2011

Which games are you getting this week?

/Gamecultist

Braintraining Improves Grades In Mere Weeks

Contrary to popular belief, video games do have a lot of merits. I summed up several of these in one of my first articles I ever wrote (click here) but let’s take a look at one such advantages. I assume everyone is familiar with Brain Training. For those of you who have not heard of it, here’s what wikipedia has to say: Continue reading “Braintraining Improves Grades In Mere Weeks”

Ever Wanted To Record Your Gameplay? Here’s How

Did you ever want to know how you can record your gameplay on a gaming console with your voice recorded on it? Swidtter from Swidtter’s Cave will tell you how! Watch the 2 video’s below if you’re interested. I’ll post a list of the things you need below so you have an idea of what you’ll have to buy hardwarewise. Enjoy

What you need:

  • TV
  • Computer
  • Gaming Console
  • HD PVR
  • Component Cable matching the console
  • Video component cable
  • 2x jack 3.5 male-male cables
  • Phono to jack 3.5 female
  • Jack 3.5 female-female
  • Jack 3.5 stereo split, male – 2x female
  • USB cable, max 6 feet

Now, on to the video’s. Swidtter divided them into 2 parts namely hardware and software. Part one will be hardware while part two deals with the software requirements for this setup.

There’s probably a couple of other setups that aren’t as complicated. But rest assured this will give you the highest quality, both in image and sound. Visit Swidtter’s Cave for more video’s.

/Gamecultist

So Why No Megan Fox In Transformers 3?

Yes, there’s another Transformers movie. Let’ s get one thing clear, I really dislike the Transformers movies. There’s no decent story, cheesy one-liners and mediocre acting across the board. The only thing going for this movie are the pretty fancy special effects. So yeah, there’s my review of the upcoming movie. Let’s hope I’m wrong …

People who have been paying attention to the movie and watched the trailer have already noticed a distinct lack of Megan Fox’s pretty face. The reason for that you wonder? Well, it seems like Steven Spielberg had her fired after she compared director Michael Bay with Hitler.

She herself said that she had other projects waiting for her attention and that she left the Transformers: Dark of the Moon set to attend to those projects. However, Michael Bay revealed the true reason for her departure. Fox had compared Michael Bay with Hitler in a magazine. The jewish producer Steven Spielberg is understandbly agitated by this and had her fired. Bay wasn’t hurt by Fox’s comparison by Steven Spielberg is very sensitive on the subject. After he directed Schindler’s List (go see that movie, it’s awesome) he created the ‘Survivors of the Shoah Visual Hisyory’ foundation, that strives to keep the memory of the holocaust during the second World War intact.

Megan Fox owes a great deal of her fame to the first 2 Transformer movies (and Jeniffer’s Body). She has since been replaced by model Rosie Huntingdon-Withley. Fox’s carreer might be just about over, while Huntingdon-Withley’s might be getting a kickstart.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be released on 29 June 2011. Watch the trailer below.

/Gamecultist

New Video Game Releases Week 25 (20 June – 26 June)

Hey there guys. Below you’ll find the new video game releases from 6 June to 12 June. Please note that this list is always subject to change and as such is not an absolute reference. 

Title Platform Genre Release Date
Back to the Future: The Game – Episode V: OUTATIME   PC Action Jun 23, 2011  
Pro Jumper Chimaki’s Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear Tangent?!   DS Action Jun 23, 2011  
Back to the Future: The Game – Episode V: OUTATIME   MAC Action Jun 23, 2011  
Trenched   X360 Action Jun 22, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game
 
WII Driving Jun 21, 2011  
L.A. Noire: Nicholson Electroplating Disaster   X360 Adventure Jun 21, 2011  
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D   3DS Sports Jun 21, 2011  
L.A. Noire: Nicholson Electroplating Disaster   PS3 Adventure Jun 21, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game   DS Driving Jun 21, 2011  
Maximum Racing: Super Karts   WII Driving Jun 21, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game   MAC Driving Jun 21, 2011  
Gummy Bears Magical Medallion   WII Action Jun 21, 2011  
DualPenSports   3DS Sports Jun 21, 2011  
Dungeon Siege III   PC Role-Playing Jun 21, 2011  
EVE Online: Incarna   PC Role-Playing Jun 21, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game
 
PS3 Driving Jun 21, 2011  
Dungeon Siege III
 
PS3 Role-Playing Jun 21, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game   PSP Driving Jun 21, 2011  
F.3.A.R.   PC Action Jun 21, 2011  
Dungeon Siege III
 
X360 Role-Playing Jun 21, 2011  
Shadows of the Damned
 
X360 Action Jun 21, 2011  
Shadows of the Damned
 
PS3 Action Jun 21, 2011  
F.3.A.R.
 
X360 Action Jun 21, 2011  
ArmA II: Reinforcements   PC Action Jun 21, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game   PC Driving Jun 21, 2011  
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising   PC Role-Playing Jun 21, 2011  
Cars 2: The Video Game   X360 Driving Jun 21, 2011  
F.3.A.R.
 
PS3 Action Jun 21, 2011  
Dual Pack: Syphon Filter Logan’s Shadow / Killzone Liberation   PSP Puzzle Jun 20, 2011  
Critical Mass   PC Puzzle Jun 20, 2011  
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
3DS Action Jun 19, 2011

Which games are you getting this week?

/Gamecultist

The Gaming Industry – Infographic

Why hello there! Glad you could join us for another short article on this fine sunday afternoon. Today, I’ll be sharing another pretty cool infographic with you guys. This time, you’ll be able to take a look at the gaming industry, its demographic and some numbers on its size.

Trust me when I say there’s a lot of misconception about the age of gamers. The common argument is that all gamers are kids and teenagers. That is of course not entirely untrue, but it’s important to realise that there are a lot of adults who buy games as well. Turns out the average age of the gamer is 34. And that’s not at all surprising if you think back to the time when video games first appeared, which is when these people where kids or teenagers who got hooked on arcade games like Tron and Pac-Man. It’s great to see that gamers are getting older, because that means we’ll also get better feedback on games, which in turn helps developers make better games.

Anyway, enough rambling. Check out the infographic below and let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Video Game Industry Statistics Infographic

Also, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter and Facebook. Remember to check out Swidtter’s Cave as well for playthroughs of various games including InFAMOUS.

/Niels