By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 10:26 PM
The Asylum is a gaming site. While the focus is mostly Xbox 360, we do play all types of games including non-electronic games. Zombie Dice is, as the name indicates, a dice game. The game comes with 13 six sided dice. Each dice features a different number of brains, shotgun blast and escaped victims. Players take on a role of a zombie with the goal off collecting 13 brains before any other zombie. To achieve this goal, the player must roll 3 dice, accumulating as many brains as possible without before getting shot 3 times. Players can end their round at any point and keep any brains they have acquired or gamble a bit and go for more brains, but if a zombie gets shot 3 or more times they loose all accumulated brains for that round. Read on for more information.
By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 10:15 PM
Have you ever wanted to play a game where you’re a tough as nails buckaroo like Clint Eastwood set in the American Old West? Then you are in luck for Rockstar is about to grant you your wish with Red Dead Redemption.

Red Dead Redemption is not the first game set in the Wild West, but it may be the first game to get it just right. Unlike most other western games, this one allows the player to create his/her own legacy by roaming about in a huge open world, free from the requirement to follow a linear path. The Asylum was able to get some hands-on time with the game at PAX East. What did we think of the game? Read on for more information.
By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 9:36 PM
Crackdown 2 was by far the title I most wanted to play at PAX East and I made good on my desires by playing it on several occasions. Crackdown 2 took half of Microsoft’s booth with 16 consoles setup to play two game modes; Rocket Tag and Team Deathmatch. The controls for the game are virtually identical to those of Crackdown with a few cool new moves such as the ability to glide a bit. Team Deathmatch was fun, but the map selected was designed for 16 players with only 8 present causing a lot of searching for an opponent to take down. Also without the ability to chat with teammates (for the demo, but the real game will allow chatting), it was impossible to create a co-ordinated attack an effective attack. Read on for more information.
By Brian Wray on 3/31/2010 9:19 PM
Monday Night Combat is a new XBLA game created by a small team of just over a dozen devs at Uber Entertainment. The presentation is reminiscent of a game show and features plenty of fast paced action. Monday Night Combat allows players to play 6 different character classes, each with plenty of upgrade opportunities. Upgrades must be purchased with money earned from defeating enemies or coins dropped on the playing field. There is even some tower defense elements mixed in for good measure. Money can be used to purchase additional defenses for the base instead of player upgrades. Monday Night Combat has no current release date, but the price was displayed as 1200MS points and will be exclusive to the Xbox Live Arcade. Read on for more information.
By Brian Wray on 3/27/2010 9:12 AM
Day 1:

Started the day at the Microsoft NERD with a tweet-up hosted by the Xbox who's who of Major Nelson, Stepto, Lauralollipop and E. They announced the rumoured USB support for Xbox 360 consoles. Perfect time to stock up on muffins, bagels and other goodies.

Off to the line-up. There are thousands of gaming fans ahead of us and several more behind us, and the event does not start for another few hours.

One on the floor it is look and move. As long as we keep moving, we stay alive. Early on, I got separated from the group. This was not a good omen.

Played Crackdown 2 (after another long line-up) and the game is awesome. Also tried out a cool XBLA game called Monday Night Combat. I will do a hands-on posting later. Needles to say the game is great. Read on for more information.
By Brian Wray on 3/25/2010 11:21 PM
Update from PAX East. Day 0:
The Asylum crew met Major Nelson, E and Stepto. I am very glad to say that they are all just a friendly in real life as they appear in various media.

Rumours that have been heard:
- A new Freedom Force game could not be confirmed by rep (for fear of being set on fire by Ken Levine) to be in development for the Xbox 360.
- A new Prince of Persia game that may continue the story between the "new" grungie Prince and Elika may or may not be in development
- PowerGig may or may not feature real drums to go along with the real guitar.
- Xbox 360 may or may not allow USB drives to be used soon, but if it does the information should be very well protected by some heavy encryption process.
- Elevator doors may or may not have it in for Kowz.

All this and PAX East did not even start yet. Read on for more information.
By Brian Wray on 3/24/2010 9:51 PM
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