Board Game


Every Tuesday, Sony brings its PlayStation faithful new content, add-ons for your favorite games, Themes and avatars for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Again another standard week of PSN goods you can get, but for the most part the main draw are going to be demos. Twisted Metal is finally going to hit store shelves and the fans of  the series will be eager to get their hands on the multiplayer demo now available.  


Another week is upon us and another batch of new content has arrived on Xbox Live. If you were a fan of Rockstar's L.A Noire. Then you will happy to see that all the DLC for the game is at a low price. If you were holding out on getting the DLC for the game then now is your chance. As personal recomendation, I would get the Nicholson Electroplating case and skip out on Reefer Madness. 


For those of you who just can't get into console gaming and could care less about owning a handheld system, there is an alternative solution -- your computer.  And no, we don't mean buying games that would run on your hardware.  We mean ones that are actually built into a browser or, better yet, a website.  And it seems like Facebook is getting stronger than ever when it comes to demonstrating this business tactic.


I love the Apples To Apples board game.  I play it with family on a number of occasions, and can remember one Game Dev Night that went incredibly well because someone broke out a game amidst drinks.  So of course, I was curious to see what THQ was doing with the game, translating it to a digital format on Xbox Live Arcade.  Now, with the finished product, I can honestly say that some of the framework from the original Apples is here, but it ends up being not nearly as fresh.


Apples To Apples is probably one of the best board games out there, a zany game where you're given an adjective (or the opposite of said adjective) and then given the chance to find a card in your hand with a description that best matches it -- or gets a few laughs, anyway.  It's been entertaining us for years, and now THQ is attempting to capitalize on that success with a video game version, coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this holiday, with mobile versions to follow.


We are coming to you live from SpikeTV's Video Game Awards 2009 in Los Angeles with host Jo Garcia, Playboy's 2008 Cybergirl of the Year. She's hot and our coverage will be hot so stay tuned here as we beam to you live video reports from the VGAs as we interview the top developers and, of course, celebrities on the Red Carpet, Backstage and in the Green Room. It all starts at 8pm Eastern Time.