Author Archives: Aykut Donmez

New set of Vintage Genesis games on XBLA

May 12th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Sega has just announced that they will be releasing several classic Genesis games on XBLA. Among the announced games are many fan favorites such as Shinobi, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Phantasy Star II, and Sonic & Knuckles. Sega announced that all the games will have re-worked graphics, and online leaderboards. Each game will be released separably, however there's no word on when each game will be released. Interestingly enough Sonic & Knuckles will have the "lock-on" feature which allowed gamers to play as Knuckles in Sonic 2 & 3, making it available for the first time to everyone since the original, no word on how this will actually work however


Rumor: New PSP in the works

May 6th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Video game website 1UP has revealed that a new PSP is in the works that is called "PSP Go!". The hardware seems like it will remain the same, however the body of the system will change to a "slide up" style rather then the wide body of the current PSP. Also the rumor says that the UMD slot will be gone and that the system will be able to download its games from online. Supposedly the PSP Go! will be in two variation: 8 gigabyte and 16 gigabyte and that it will be released around holiday time.


Red Steel 2 first video trailer

May 5th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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The first promo video of Red Steel 2 has shown up on youtube to the surprise of many gamers. Although it was known that Red Steel 2 was in the works for some time now, little was known about the title, until now. The video shows off both gun and sword gameplay, using the Wii-motionplus and though it's difficult to tell from the video the game will most likely be smoother and play better then the first title. Click to read more.


Gaming from a girl’s perspective

May 1st, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Hello lvlone users! My name is Melissa and I was offered the opportunity to be a guest writer for this website due to a few factors, a major one being that I'm a girl. Yes the fact that I'm a girl and play games might seem shocking to some, but you'd be surprised as to how many of us are taking part in the once guy-dominated world of games. I'll be using my unique point of view to write about a variety of topics on video games with a particular focus on how they affect relationships, so pay attention and you just might learn something that can help you with the opposite sex


The most memorable opening scenes

April 24th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Video games are much like books and movies—the very beginning has a big impact on the audience. The opening scene sets the feel and pacing of the quest, and is that split second after the intro movie (if there is one) is done when players are first given control of their character. They have that one moment to locate themselves on screen and take in their surroundings. They take a breath, and then take their first step on the adventure ahead of them. They don't know what to expect, what kind of baddies and bosses await, but they're eager and ready. Although there are many video games that have a forgettable or perhaps generic beginning, some titles stand out from the crowd. These games have unique and distinguished opening scenes, so much so that the initial frame has been embedded into gamers heads and have become instantly recognizable. Here are some of the most memorable opening scenes in gaming


MLB 09: The Show Review

April 19th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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The dawning of a new era of baseball is upon us, at least for baseball fans in New York. MLB 09: The Show premiers the newest prides of New York; Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. The interesting (and humorous) thing about this is that the game was released prior to opening day, so technically we could play in the new stadiums before they could (somebody tell Ryan Church that the right field overhang takes some getting used to…) Click to read the full review.


Target pays you to buy video games

April 16th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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An interesting piece of news, Target is now offering pre-order cards for $1. Not only does this reserve your game but they're also giving you a $5 gift card when you swing by to pick up your game. Not exactly the craziest deal ever but I think it can help the giant a lot in it's sales, especially in these economic times


What’s Wrong With Luigi?

April 14th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Mario is one of the biggest characters in gaming history, this can not be disputed by any fanboy or hater. Mario is a short, fat hero who has saved the princess and the mushroom kingdom countless times. His courage is great and his strength seemingly unlimited, he's conquered hordes of koopa troopers and goombas. Traveled to ice mountains and Bowser's fire filled castle. Yes Mario is an icon in gaming history but what about his brother? Let us take a look at who is the brother of this legend and what has his role been in the video game world


Throwing a party? Bring out the video games.

April 8th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

So your planning a little get together or maybe a big party? Having video games available to your guests has become extremely common today, in recent years the "Party" genre of video games has grown exponentially. Knowing what games to get are important, they have to be easy to pick up and play, yet challenging enough to get everyone interested and competing against one another. Here are a few games that will add a whole new level of excitement to your party.


What games are coming out for PS3?

April 7th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Ok I have a lot of respect for Sony, don't get me wrong. They played a huge role in the gaming industry with the Psone and PS2, but I have to say Sony's latest system is not very appealing to me. It's expensive for one, but more importantly than that there hasn't been too many exclusive games on it that really have that system seller feel to it. This is not my opinion alone, the market has left the electronics giant in last place in the console wars since it's release. Having said that I'll admit the console does have some interesting games on it's line up, these up coming titles could help Sony a lot, here are a few



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