Dragon Ball, Starcraft, Team Fotress Oh MY!!!

I realize I was trying to make the focus of this blog development. Most developers however have a gaming side in them, so with the recent influx of great gaming news I felt I needed to post a few things.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Gamespot today announced that Atari will be producing the next installment of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for the Wii and Playstation 2. I have Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 for the Playstation 2, as well as Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for the Wii and I absolutely love this game. Tenkaichi 2 for the Wii brings the fighting genre to a whole new level with gestured based attacks. For the Dragon Ball universe this makes so much sense, and it seems other fighting games are taking that approach for there Wii release as well, namely Mortal Combat Armageddon. I am excited at the update to the already spectacular game, mostly because of the already mentioned update to the cast. Atarai said there will be 20 new never before playable characters. They mentioned Nail, King Cold, and King Vegeta, all of which should be very fun to play, but I hope they include some old Dragon Ball characters as well, like Chibi Chi-Chi, King Piccolo, and any of the Red Ribbon members. I will also keep my fingers crossed for online-play since it is the one thing I believe this game is really missing out on.

Starcraft II

How long has this game been coming? Well apparently 4 years according to sources at Gamasutra. At least it has been secretly developed for four years. I am so excited about this game. They have announced a focus on fast games, in contrast to the long skirmishes Warcraft III promotes. The events take place 4 years after the end of Brood Wars. Most importantly, Jim Raynor is still around. It always surprises me that I am usually just as interested in the story that Blizzard puts together, as I am the game. I am curious how Kerrigan is doing leading her brood, and what has happened to the dark templar? Were they able to successfully re-integrate into Protoss life? In any event check out Blizzard and Starcraft2.com for great screen shots, and unit descriptions for the revealed units so far. The Starcraft 2 page on Gamespot also seems to be accumulating quite a bit of information about the exciting upcoming release.

Team Fortress 2

Well I had to come up with a third game to make my title work so I figured I would include this awesome trailer for the upcoming Team Fortress game on the new Source engine. The game will be launched along side Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Portals.

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