Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters of course. Especially if you play the Facebook Game - Car Town. If you haven't heard of Car Town checkout one of our earlier posts. Otherwise here's another reason to come back or try it out. After today's addition to the game. Guest will now have access to the Ghostbuster's Firehouse! Check out the screenshot above. In the new Ghostbuster Central there are a few new jobs you can do. You can create a team to help you bust ghosts. This will allow you to trick out a ECTO 1 for your collection. The team at Car Town did a bang up job of decking it out the new area. Slimer, A Trap, Protron Pack, The Containment Unit to name some of what content you will see. So what ya waiting for? Get Bust'n!
The Twisted Metal franchise is back (for those living under a rock). The lastest release is the first title in over 7 years. But I think it's well worth the wait. The game has a short but interesting story told through chapters. I have to say it's defiantly a treat for the adults (sorry kids it's a little rough). If you were a fan of series from back in the day then check this out. I think you'll find some interesting vehicles. I know I did.
After playing for a while I found a few cars I liked. But one really stuck out. That was Meat Wagon. If you look at the photos above and below you can see why. Meat wagon has a resemblance to the Ghostbusters ECTO 1. That's because it's based off a 1959 Miller Meteor Cadillac ambulance. Sorry Meat Wagon's special ability is not a proton back. But a more morbid form of artillery.
That being some poor guy with a bomb strapped down to a gurney. The gurney can be launched from the front or behind. The nearest target will receive the blast. The gurney used primary automatically homes in, but secondary the player can guide the gurney. Pretty neat stuff.
According to Twisted Metal Wiki The original concept art for Meat Wagon was a very modern looking ambulance. Glad the team went with this direction. Makes for a great On Screen Car. A real conversation piece. Haven't played Twisted Metal for the PS3 yet? Then be sure to check it out on Amazon. This game make for a great game night. Especially the co-op and death-match modes. I know my friends and I did enjoy this one.
Racing games are lot of fun on a gaming console. Sometimes they're not to bad on web either. Especially if you're just looking for something to kill time. There are a few options on Facebook. We've talked about Car Town before. But recently I've played StreetRally. It's a top down view racer much like Grand Thief Auto 2 without the murder and stealing cars. You can buy, build and race cars against friends. But the one thing that kinda turns me off is the inability to use anything but a keyboard for controls. Then I thought for a moment and a tool came to mind from my arcade emulation days. That program is called JoyToKey.
JoyToKey allows you to map buttons on a joystick or gamepad to a key on the keyboard. Best part is it's freeware! You simply start up the application and assign which buttons you want to which key on the keyboard. As long as the application is running the buttons on the gamepad are mapped to the keys in your profile. All that's left is to play your web-based game or any game that accepts keyboard input using your joystick or gamepad. You can setup multiple profiles for different games. I created a quick one to use with StreetRally. After using JoyToKey for a bit I noticed my lap times were much better! I hope this tip helps you out in improving your lap time. Till next time keep'r drifting!
2.13.2012 - Update
I had some other thoughts about this over the weekend. For those who own a XBOX 360 and a PC. You may not know it, but you can use your 360 controller on your PC. Drivers are available online or through Windows Update to make it work. From what I understand the 360 controller is also compatible with the JoyToKey! Don't have a 360 controller or a 360? Don't feel left out you can find them on Amazon
I found this interesting video above featuring a quick run down of all the cars from the current Need for Speed. This impressive collection can be unlocked and played with throughout the game. I really like some of the classic domestic muscle featured in the video around 0:25. As much as I like the new titles let me just say "Give me back my Motor City!" If you're not familiar with The Run be sure to check out our earlier post on it. Gamers are sure to be treated with a cross country race to the finish.
On Screen Car gaming fans prepare to drool as the Need for Speed franchise rolls out another hit, "The Run." Just this week I received a heads up from EA with this stunning preview of the Porsche 911 Carrera S from the new game installment. I thought I would post and share with you guys. As you may know Porsche has redesigned the 911 from the ground up. Not to mention the 'S' is an added bonus. Here's an quote from EA's ad.
Stunning. Sleek. Stylish. Whatever you want the "S" to stand for, the Porsche Carrera S is truly in a class of it's own...
There's a little bit of story line as well:
Jack is in a race for his life, but he's got something the competition doesn't: You and the all new Porsche 911 Carrera S. This new Porsche can be found in the Limited Edition and will let you tear past rivals as you keep Jack one step ahead of the dangers from his dark past, both inside and outside the car in this action packed race from San Francisco to New York.
Stunning. Sleek. Stylish. I can't agree more. The following YouTube video is pretty easy on the eyes as well. The game will be due out in November. Pre-orders are already being taken over at Amazon for the Need for Speed: The Run - Limited Edition. It is available for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and 3DS. Please feel free to use our affiliate links to pre-order/purchase your copy today.