Taken Blu-ray Disc Review

Liam Neeson will always be Qui-Gon Jinn to millions of movie buffs. To others, he'll always be Darkman. But before you think it's safe to say Liam Neeson will never be confused with the Terminator, or any other character immortalized by Arnold Schwarzenegger, you need to watch Taken, a film that adds a modern-day twist to "Commando," a film in which Schwarzenegger defeated a small army to save his daughter (Alyssa Milano) from certain death. In Taken, Neeson plays a semi-retired government security officer who has … [Read more...]

Bethesda Parent Company Buys Id Software

Id Software, the company behind such revered franchises as Doom and Quake, has just been purchased by Zenimax Software, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. Yes, THAT Bethesda, the company that brought us all The Elder Scrolls franchise and Fallout 3. Does the acquisition mean that The Elder Scrolls V will be based on the Doom engine, or that the next Fallout will be extensively a first-person shooter? Hardly. In fact, Bethesda's parent company expects little to change in either company's day-to-day operations. … [Read more...]

The Day The Earth Stood Still D-BOX Review

To call Keanu Reeves' acting "subtle" is probably a disservice to every actor who's ever given a fantastic but understated performance. There's a reason Reeves' most famous line is "woah," and that his Neo character is known more for the ability to dodge bullets in slow motion than to actually come across as someone who's capable of being a savior. The dude's just kind of bla, as are most of his characters. In The Day The Earth Stood Still, Reeves' alien character is equally cardboard, though the character's potential … [Read more...]

Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Game Giveaway

Dawn of Discovery, a new Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii game from Ubisoft, takes place in the year 1404, when King George's land is suffering from severe droughts and brutal famine. Aware of his people's distress, the king calls on his two sons, William and Edward, to acquire new territories in order to produce enough goods to satisfy the needs of his empire's inhabitants. Sure sounds like fertile ground for an empire-building game to us! In this new Nintendo DS game, players must fulfill every need of the king's society … [Read more...]

Friday the 13th Deluxe Editions (IV, V, VI) DVD Giveaway

Friday the 13th is among the most revered horror series in movie history, having spawned not only six stand-alone films but no fewer than two spinoffs with a slasher named Freddy. Paramount has just released Friday the 13th Deluxe Editions (IV, V, VI) on DVD, giving home viewers a chance to re-live some of the best action from the last three films in the series. Friday the 13th Part IV: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Part VI) comprise this new Deluxe Edition … [Read more...]

Tropico 3 Coming to Xbox 360 in September

The political "simulation" game Tropico 3 is coming to Xbox 360 after all, Kalypso Media confirmed today, announcing that not only would the game ship for Microsoft's next-gen console, but it will ship alongside the PC version. That's right: Tropico 3 is coming to Xbox 360 this September. Previously, only a PC version had been announced for a September release date. Tropico 3 takes place during the Cold War era, with players ruling a tropical island after having taken control as "El Presidente" by some arguably … [Read more...]

Valkyrie Blu-ray Review

Tom Cruise hasn't exactly been one to shy away from controversy. At times, he even brings it upon himself (see: Oprah sofa dancing, squaring off against Matt Lauer and going off about a fellow Scientologist's use of pain medications). But it's not just off-camera antics that have taken Cruise in a new direction, as his recent turn in Valkyrie indicates. Rather than play a Maverick or head off on some impossible mission, Cruise in Valkyrie plays the leading role in a nonfiction story about a band of Germans who plotted … [Read more...]

Flower PS3 Review

From the makers of the PS3's outstanding flOw comes Flower, which has been seen for the last few months and indeed year as a demo at various trade shows. We here at DailyGame decided to stop and smell and the roses on this one, as it were, and we can say without a doubt that if you ever wanted to experience what life could be like as a petal floating on the wind, look no further than Flower. For the gamer looking for a moment of Zen amidst the hustle and frantic action of the next first-person shooter, Flower provides … [Read more...]

BioShock, Oblivion Bundle Coming to Xbox 360, PC on the Cheap

In this economy, consumers are looking for value. Gamers are especially keen to this, which is why today's news of a $39.99 Xbox 360 bundle that includes BioShock and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is so exciting. 2K Games and Bethesda Softworks are also creating a PC bundle, which will retail for the meager price of $29.99. This combo-pack is probably the best bundle to hit the gaming world since the NES shipped with Super Mario Bros. It combines the 2006 Game of the Year (Oblivion) with the 2007 Game of the Year … [Read more...]

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Xbox 360 Sweepstakes

Ghostbusters: The Video Game is the true third entry in the Ghostbusters movie series, a game penned by the same authors (Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis) and that takes place two years after the second film. So, any true Ghostbusters fans will need to play this new game from Atari if they want to see how the series concludes. And we just so happen to be giving Xbox 360 owners that opportunity right here. In Ghostbusters: The Video Game, players assume the role of a trainee who's signed-up with the original cast to bust … [Read more...]