Wednesday, 9 January 2008

We're On Holiday

If you haven't noticed from the lack of updates, we're all currently on holiday. Luckily, we'll be bringing back a new and improved UDLR from duty-free. It's gonna kick all yo' asses.

Missing you loads. The weather is nice.
Lots of love,
da UDLR krew.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007


I can't believe this piss poor performance by Codemasters and Microsoft how fucking hard is it to upload this frickin' game. Looking at a January release I reckon now, what a joke. I'm so angry, Geometry Wars is infuriating and Halo 3, for me, is unsatisfying. So back to GOW where today I got chucked from a game for using the chainsaw what is this world coming to!

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Free Next-Gen Console that doesn't break down :-)

"AOL Broadband now offering a free Sony PlayStation 3

The free laptop offer from AOL Broadband launched in September 2007 is continuing and has been expanded. The latest offer is a free Sony PlayStation 3, for those signing up to AOL Broadband Wireless Plus.

Of course, something like a PS3 for free does come with some conditions. The service has a 24 month contract and requires you to sign up to an AOL Talk call plan (the Pay As You Go Plan is included in the £19.99 bundle). For those not in an area that AOL has unbundled the monthly fee increases by £10.

One possible source for confusion is the wording "Yours to keep forever * Provided you are provisioned with AOL Broadband". This refers to the 24 month contract period, and means so long as you keep your broadband with AOL Broadband, you get to keep the PS3 after the 24 months."


That's not a bad deal at all to be fair. Basically means you get the PS3 completely free for staying on AOL for 2 years, or free broadband for 2 years for buying a PS3.

In other news, Assassin's Creed is like being married to a bimbo- no discerning intelligence or mental stimulation between you for hours on end, and then just as you're having second thoughts about the arrangement, she fucks your brains out like no-one has ever done before, and all is right with the world. Repetitive gameplay? Yes. Simple narrative? Yes (barring the massive twist, but that happens right at the beginning). Do I keep coming back for more? Oh hell yes. It's not without it's (major) flaws, but it's just sooooooooo good at what it does. The visuals are the most stunning next-gen graphics I've yet seen (including CoD4), the thrill of gently pushing through a crowd to assassinate someone, then escaping over the rooftops and blending into the crowd just never dies. I give it 8 Stabbings out of 10.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Video Game Anagrams

Big LOLs to, who have succesfully created the FUNNIEST anagrams of games I've ever seen. Actually, they're probably the ONLY ones I've seen, but props go to them for recreating the artwork for each one.

Look out for Rape Stress and Steve Irwin: The Camel Fucker.

Look with your eyes, here.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Hot Producer - Jade Raymond

This is THE producer of Assassin's Creed.

Here's another pic

and another

here's the Creative Director but fuck that

heres another

Sunday, 11 November 2007

The Offical Plush Companion Cube

More crazy cube news, today...

Coming soon to the Valve online store is this frankly AMAZING plush Companion Cube and also, arguably better, a pair of Cubes for your car mirror. Brilliant, just brilliant. I'll be putting in an order as soon as they're for sale.

If this doesn't mean a lot to you, stop messing about on the Internet and go and play Portal.

WhatchCUBE Talkin' 'Bout, Willis?

Gary Coleman recently sold his Nintendo Gamecube via eBay. Times must be hard, because Gamecubes are worth about ten pence these days. Although he DID sign everything. For your money, you would've got Sonic Gems Collection, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Robots, Mario Kart, and Mortal Kombat Deception. Plus the silver Gamecube. All signed! They went for $510. Bargain.

Did you hear that he hit a lady once?

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Apologies For Lack Of Posts

A little explanation for the lack of posts! Sorry, we've been very slack over here at UDLR towers, recently. I don't have a 360 right now, although it HAS made it to the service centre, so thanks UPS. While waiting for it's return, so I can play The Orange Box again, I've been playing the SUBLIME Shadow Of The Colossus on the Playstation 2. If you haven't played it yet, stop reading this and go and buy it. You MUST already have a PS2. I think everyone does.

In quick, summary type news, this is what's exciting...

  • Super Mario Galaxy is out in Japan, and has rave reviews from everyone.
  • Gray Fox from Metal Gear Solid is to feature in Smash Bros Brawl, alongside Snake.
  • From the 23rd to the 26th November, Xbox Live Gold will be FREE in Europe.
  • Firmware 2.00 has been released for the Playstation 3, which enables remote Start. This means you can turn on your PS3 using your PSP, from any wifi spot, and control it, including downloading content. You can then turn it off again afterwards. Hooray!
  • A sequel to Lost Planet is pretty much confirmed for the Xbox 360, titled Lost Planet Colonies. This is GOOD news.
We're updating LOTS soon, including moving to a cleaner, better webpage. ALL CHANGE. We're going Wordpress.


Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Wii Jacket Impressions

I got my four complimentary Wii Jackets through the post today!

If you don't know, Nintendo are sending out the Wii Jackets, free of charge, to Wii owners in order to protect themselves from the DANGERS of the Wiimote. Obviously trying to avoid legal bills and court cases, Nintendo have shit themselves at all the reports of damaged children and broken televisions and have reacted with this.

First of all, props to the big N for them being free. I wouldn't have paid foir them anyway, but it's always nice to get a freebie.

There's not THAT much to be said, really. The wiimote fits snugly inside of the jacket, and doesn't seem to be hampered by it at all. All the functions are easily accessible, apart from the input socket on the bottom, which is covered by a cheeky flap. The remote IS much softer with the jacket on. It takes on the feel of a top-end sex toy. Whether that's a good or bad thing is entirely up to you. I personally WON'T be using mine, unless a child plays with my console. Which is unlikely. Still, they're free, innit?


Monday, 29 October 2007

Smash Bros Brawl Stage Builder


Nintendo have revealed the brand new Smash Bros Brawl Stage Builder, via the Smash Bros Dojo.

This will surely be fantastic. You can even upload your levels to Connect24, via Wifi. Whether you'll need bloody friend codes to get levels from friends is unsure, as of yet, but HOPEFULLY it'll be as easy as popping them in a message.

WELL DONE NINTENDO! Are they actually learning to embrace technology? I'm super glad that Smash Bros has been delayed, now. It's gonna be ace!

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Katamari-san is mental

The Gamecity Festival finishes tonight in Nottingham, UK (in fact as I type this, Team UDLR should be romping home in the Official Gamecity Pub Quiz). It's been a really enjoyable experience having a video game festival on your doorstep, with some standout moments, the biggest of which was the Keynote speech by Kata Takahashi, creator of the awesome Katamari Damacy games.

After a long delay it finally started with an intro by... some... woman who liked Katamari (I didn't catch if she was part of Bandai, Namco, or just ran a fansite of some such) who showed some entertaining fan pics, including that of some mental who ran the San Francisco Marathon dressed as Prince and pushing a giant Katamari! Then Takahashi came on stage. He came over as a really nice guy, he had to speak through an interpreter which kinda slowed the flow of the talk, but he was a cool guy to listen to. He explained where a lot of his ideas came from, a lot of his pet hates about games and the world (especially the people who live in the flat underneath his who are noisy, so he's growing his plants over his balcony to cover their windows), and he finished the talk with an early-stage playable demo of his new game Nobi Nobi BOY (nobi is japanese for stretchy apparently, insert joke here---->). The game is absolutely bizarre. He gave a controller to a guy near me so I got to see the controls at work. Basically your 'BOY' is controlled with your two nipple buttons, one controls each half of his body. And you can stretch your body to round up animals and travel about, and you can eat the animals and... well that's about it really! It's not even on Namco's official launch spread yet, it's basically a premise he's created and he hasn't actually worked out what the goal of the game is, he just likes the idea of stretching a character to do stuff. Thankfully someone recorded the demo footage and put it on the web, so you can see for yourself here

Friday, 26 October 2007

Give The Gift Of Gaming On Wii, This Year

President Iwata of Nintendo has unveiled plans to offer a service on the Wii that allows gamers to send games to friends over the Wii Connect24 network. The service will automatically open up the Wii Shop, when the recipient accepts, and start downloading the game to their console.

I think this is a GREAT idea. Sure, you could buy somebody a Wii Points card, but who's to say they'll buy anything GOOD? I can now educate my family members and friends on games they might have missed without the worry that they'll spend the points on something ironic and shit, like Altered Beast.


If anyone feels generous, I'd like Sin and Punishment, Super Metroid and Breath of Fire 2, please.