Video Games

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number trailer revealed

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We all loved Devolver Games psychological massacre Hotline Miami, and fans everywhere have been dying for more ever since it’s release. Yesterday this teaser trailer was dropped on youtube for the sequel, and final installment called “Hotline Miami 2 Wrong Number”. A lot of people were wondering how it is even possible to make a sequel to the first Hotline Miami but  truth be told, fans everywhere are very excited for this. The first game introduced us to a fast paced action maelstrom of pixelated violence and nostalgic challenge. This of course, was refreshing and something we had not seen in sometime. Aside from being a game that is so addicting in its challenge, Hotline Miami’s theme takes us into a deeper level. Questions are asked of the nameless main character about the enjoyment of hurting others and owning up to this responsibility. No one ever really thinks of the actions one takes when playing a game like this, so it was interesting to see that level of depth. This ultimately brought HLM into the indie hall of fame. The second HLM begs to be bigger than the first and i think the masterminds at work behind this one will not disappoint.

This excerpt from the youtube channel goes over a little bit about the story line of Hotline Miami 2 and what gamers can expect from the final installment.

“A brutal conclusion to the gruesome saga, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number follows the escalating level of violence through multiple factions born from the events of the original game and driven by uncertain motivations. Step into the murderous mind of several distinct characters – each with their own motivations and methods of execution — as story lines intersect and reality slips away into a haze of neon and carnage. Blistering combat, an unmistakable visual style, and a powerfully intense soundtrack will once again push you to the limit and questioning your own thirst for blood. Coming to PC, Mac, and Linux in 2013. Maybe.”

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Xbox360 Dead Space 3: Co-op Mayhem

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The highly anticipated action horror shooter for Xbox360 Dead Space 3, has finally arrived. The final conclusion to Isaac Clarke’s battle against the necromorph invasion has some pretty impressive aspects and a few weak points. Though Dead Space 3 has many things that make it slightly different from the past two games, the two features that set it apart the most are the co-op story mode and the custom weapon system. The cooperative gameplay of DS3 actually works really well, and mutilating necromorphs with a friend is a ton more fun than the death match mode of Dead Space 2 (which pretty much sucked). In this final conclusion to the horror masterpiece, Issac and Carver team up to uncover the mystery of the marker and it’s place in the universe. See more about dead space 3 co op in the video below:

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We at the DK lounge would like to wish everyone a happy and safe thanksgiving!

In the wake of hurricane sandy we do have a lot to be thankful for, and we cant express how thankful we are for you guys! Thanks for all the continued support and check back soon for more fun reviews and photos!

Coming soon:

  • Lone Survivor Review
  • Borderlands 2 review
  • Braid review
  • Pumpkin Beers!
  • Metal Gear time line
  • The Strange Talent of Luthor Strode

Site Launch!

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We would like to formally welcome you to the launch of Thedklounge.com! This is a place for everyone, weather your a casual gamer, an enthusiastic comic book reader, or nerdy late 20’s hipster beer snob; this is a place you can now call home. Frequent updates starting this weekend will include:

  • New York Comic Con 2012 photo galleries and a brief explanation of what to expect and what you will love about the experience.
  • Graphic novel reviews including a review on “The Nobody” and “The Underwater Welder” by Jeff Lemire and various super hero spotlights and fun facts.
  • Video game reviews, photos and video trailers are definitely on the agenda as well.
  • Comic Book and movie artwork and photos.
  • Craft beer reviews and trips to local New York and tristate Breweries

Stay tuned because we have a TON of content on the way for your enjoyment!

Thanks!
.Ralph
the dk.lounge

The DK lounge Welcomes You!

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Id like to be the first to welcome everyone to a new blog created for people who love beer, comics, and video games. Weekly updates will most certainly be on the agenda for us here at TDKL. Chock full of current video game news, classic reviews, current and past comic/graphic novel reviews, and trips to different breweries all over NY state. So stay tuned we have a ton in store!

New Dead Space Motion Graphic Novel

The Dead Space official website has released a graphic novel short of a potential new character in the Dead Space universe. This may give us some hints into potential story lines and characters of the highly anticipated Dead Space 3.

Check out the short here!

Metroid Poster Prints

Here’s a little artsy homage to one of my all time favorite video game series': METROID. Our heroine Samus still knows how to kick space pirate ass in style! Included are the sites where you can purchase these great pieces of nostalgia.

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Dead Space 3 Rumors?!

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Will Issac Clarkes nightmare ever end?

Many rumors have been circulating on the net recently of a potential sequal to the survival horror nightmare dead space 2. Apparently publishers working with EA have always kicked around the idea of a dead space 3 and making a trilogy but nothing official has ever been announced. A video does exist on the net showing a tester playing some kind of Dead Space game, and the video also features a dead space 3 banner. South African retailer BT GAMES also features a pre-order for dead space 3. Is this real or a mistake?

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Fans would love to sink their claws into a final dead space horror story but when will we get the details? only time will tell and i for one cannot wait…until then check out the video and see for yourself!

The Worlds Largest Video Arcade – Funspot

Last weekend a few friends and I decided to take a road trip to check out the worlds largest video arcade at FUNSPOT in Laconia, New Hampshire. This is definitely the largest arcade i have ever been too and Funspot really has done a great job of preserving this piece of history for all gamers to enjoy. Upon entering the building, an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia came over all of us and all the sudden we were teleported back in time to when we were kids. My mind was flooded with memories of arcades i used to go to when i was younger and how much fun i had in them. The sounds of the games, smell of the machines, light from the screens, the bleeps and bloops….it was just amazing. Funspot has some of the best coin-op classic games from the 80’s and has three levels. The basement has a ton of racing games, Mortal Kombat 1-3, skeeball, a bowling alley, and tons of ticket games. The middle and upper levels collectively have about 60-80 arcade cabinets of various types. Most of the games they have are from the 80’s and 90’s. They have two original pong machines and a space wars machine too (which is extremely rare). The four of us collectively kicked the shit out of Teenage mutant ninja turtles, and each of us tried to go for the days high scores on a few respective games that we liked. Unfortunately when we arrived at funspot I realized that  my digital camera did not have it’s SD card, so i wasn’t able to get any great photos. I did however, get a great video tour of the entire video arcade museum on my cell phone. Overall the trip was a success and we had a blast! Check out this video tour from funspot!

Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengence

The Metal Gear series gets a face lift + new prosthetic limbs, and a new and interestingly action based battle system similar to that of the God of War’s and Castlevania Lord of Shadows of the gaming world. Metal Gear Rising – Revengence follows Metal Gear mystery man Raiden and his samurai-styled sword play in this straight up action title. Release date still unknown, but this trailer does leave plenty to the imagination about Raiden’s capabilities with a katana. Whether it’s slicing your enemies into 5 pieces or climbing onto bosses and chopping them down like Wolverine would a sentinel, this game may shock previous Metal Gear fans. Partly because it doesn’t seem like snake is even remotely in the game, but more because this game focuses on action and fast paced action movie – like cut scenes. This may be a new classic in the metal gear franchise, but only time will tell how the fans will react! Check out this HD trailer!