April 24th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
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
April 19th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
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.
April 16th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
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
April 14th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
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
April 8th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
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.
April 7th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
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
April 6th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
It seems as though Microsoft's gaming system always has several games that are on the horizon of being released, however if you've already beaten Resident Evil 5, and Halo Wars then you might be thinking what next? Well there are plenty of games on the release calender, and here are just a few I picked out that I think are going to stand above the other titles
April 6th, 2009 | by Aykut D.
If your like me you like the Wii and think it has the ability to be one of the greatest consoles in gaming history. If your also like me then you think that Nintendo has barely tapped into Wii's potential. Now here we are, ignoring the console we once looked toward so eagerly. Our consoles have been collecting dust, having barely played any games since Smash Brothers or Wii Fit. Some have been considering selling their machine. Well you might want to reconsider that, because Nintendo hasn’t forgotten about the core gamers and there are several games in the big N’s lineup that might very well put the wii-mote back into your hands
April 3rd, 2009 | by Aykut D.
Hey everyone and welcome to lvlone.com. We are a site that follows the gaming industry and voice our opinions on it. Our site consists of many usual stuff you would find in a gaming website like Reviews, Previews and News. However unlike many other websites we have some unique features such as a Tech page for articles and questions on any gaming related electronics. Furthermore we have a variety of writers giving many different opinions, so there'll be plenty of things to discuss. You'll be able to go to our about page to read more about who we are and what we each do for the site. Overall we're here to provide a new and interesting view on the gaming industry, and we've got plenty of things planned so stay tuned. Oh and by the way my name is Turk, nice to meet you