Back in 2013, 4LOG reviewed the 3DS downloadable title AiRace Speed, and we were impressed with the value and fun that could be had for a small price of 5 bucks. AiRace Xeno has now hit the 3DS Eshop with hopes to have players experience the need for speed once again, but also lowers the barrier for new players. AiRace Xeno isn’t drastically different than AiRace Speed, but that is a good thing. The fast paced time trials are still here, and everything you remember from the first 3D outing is here. The catch is that the game has about half the courses, but it also comes in at half the price which is $2.49.
The mechanics are very straight forward, and anyone who takes a ship for a spin will understand AiRace right away. Most of the tracks are 3 laps and the entire goal is to make it around a track as fast as possible. But of course, there will be things on the track that will stop you and cause your ship to explode and slow down your lap time. Simply control your ship with the circle pad, and hold down the boost button to increase your speed, which also increases your chance of crashing into an obstacle.
The summer drought is still going on in the gaming world, so that means it was time for the 4LOG crew to catch up on some old games, and check out some beta’s.
Cory and Basher talk about the delay of Battlefield: Hardline, and what they thought of the information about the new Doom title that was unveiled at Quakecon.
The entire 4LOG crew played the Destiny Beta, and 2 of the 3 really enjoyed it, while Cory canceled his pre-order.
Cory and Chris talk about their adventure with Dark Souls, and discuss why they think the game is almost entirely broken. They also talk about some 3DS games they picked up such as, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Mario Party: Island Tour, and Bravely Default.
Finally, Cory talks about his experience with the beta for The Crew on PC.
E3 2014 has come and gone, and that means it’s time to reflect on all of the new games announced.
But first we have to talk about some of the big releases like Watch Dog and Mario Kart 8.
Plus some older games that Cory and Chris have either picked up or reviited like; Titanfall, Strider, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, Halo Spartan Assault and Dark Souls.
Basher joins Chris and Cory to talk about some of the big titles shown off at E3 2014. Find out what the 4LOG crew thought about big games like; Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Bloodborne, Crackdown, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Batman Arkham Knight, Splatoon, Kirby and The Rainbow Curse, Yoshi’s Wooly World, and everything else you can think of at E3 2014.
Mario Kart 8 is the most beautiful and “balanced” edition yet, but if you love battle mode you will be very upset.
With every Nintendo console comes a new iteration of Mario Kart. Every major Nintendo console has seen an entry from this iconic franchise, and the Wii U is not an exception to that rule. The question is, can Mario Kart 8 evolve enough to stay relevant and fun in an era of gaming that seems to be all about progression and open worlds. With this being the 8th time Mario Kart has seen a release it is safe to assume you know the drill by now. There is a selection of courses for players to race on with their character of choice from the Mario universe. Some of the newer features from more recent entries have returned as well, such as customizable karts and online play. There are 32 tracks this time around, 16 being brand new courses, and the other 16 being some older courses but remade in crispy HD goodness.
Contrary to some rumors, Xbox One Games with Gold titles can be played if you take your console offline.
There was a story earlier today that claimed that when Microsoft introduced Games with Gold for Xbox One, that titles that were downloaded would not be available to play once the console went off line. Well after Microsoft started the roll out of Halo: Spartan Assault and Max and The Curse of Brotherhood for Games with Gold on Xbox One, I downloaded the two titles, killed my Internet connection and fired up the game. No issues at all. I am not sure why or how that rumor got started, but I can confirm it is 100% false.
Keep in mind, this does not mean you can let your Xbox Gold Subscription expire and keep the games. You will still need a valid Xbox Gold membership to keep playing any game that is offered in the Games with Gold promotion on Xbox One. Xbox 360 Games with Gold will be keeping the old format which allows users to keep their downloaded games if their Xbox Gold Membership expires.