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preGame 45: iPad 2 gaming round-up: Tech Culture
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This week on preGame we take a look at a handful of some of the best iPad 2 games around!
-- -- Age everybody thanks for tuning in them and images that -- Marcus asked -- -- -- thing I'm excellent you should be excellent excellent because ladies and gentlemen today we're throwing our console out the window. I'm really do it now. We're not going -- far we're not going that far but today we have something for. For people that have iPad -- -- -- you just came out we're super excited about it I got one. Morrison got one don't think I'm -- wonder you're looking for one. Yes I haven't a very nice gift card our director producers probably got a Richard editors everyone on our -- he Lauren is gonna end up with them. We have Q and -- -- you're right now so we can show you guys as many games as we can honestly fit in today's episode pregame once again nothing. Put amazing iPad gains some specialists -- to. And you -- if they all them on any iPad. But. It's going to be a lot of fun yeah definitely -- is it crazy to think that last year almost around the same time. We did the same thing with the first -- we did is anatomy is amazing. I forget what we do we did like -- -- -- do it every Resident Evil 4 -- did metal gear drives and here we are iPad two next generation new games -- new game excited lot of fun. So before we get to our -- -- -- demos you wanna talk about and new giveaway we're dealing. We've got a lot of giveaways coming up on -- -- and this one's pretty -- pretty massive it's a pretty awesome too so. You wanna listen you wanna listen are right so first off what we're doing is we're doing a little promotion for. Halo reach the new defiant map -- threatened if ten codes for giveaway yes okay. So for what we're gonna do for that and this is -- show was not lives so. People are seeing -- for the first time as it comes up on the site. Okay so the first ten people to email us at pregame at cnet.com. Will get a code. To down to download the new define that pack for him reached stay -- to the end of today's episode pregame to find their hand you can -- Your very own halo reach legendary addition. Bundle which is like. The most insane bundle I've ever seen pretty huge it's got this you know. Action figures says can all this amazing so bundled inside it's like this big it's huge it's an orange it's. I -- in -- -- it's insane with a twenty sure lag I can't really -- your video games away yeah we're gonna give worn away each week for number of weeks. And your chance to win. Listen to the end of the shows the -- and how you can do that. And yet right now I'd pay two demos let's just jump right into what -- think I think that's gonna I'm gonna go assume the iPad position station yes. Right. Jeff is in place so the first game -- checking out. Probably heard of it. The little game called dead space -- specifically for IOS platforms. Com reason we're showing you guys is because. It's probably one of the best looking at -- high -- games out there. And I think it shares that title with another game which will show soon after. But. You know the game has been designed specifically for. IOS. You know platforms and -- controls -- really really well as you'll see. Right now. So it's got those seen dead space sort of controls that everyone's used to. Was it pretty much just maneuver. We do as -- -- -- your right thumb. Where you want to orientation of the screen -- -- exactly and I'm using my left -- to walk. Let's -- how a lot of the iPad games are. There's not really -- mean some of them deathly do you have directional. Directional pad. That does touch screen you just use but. Some of the games and I've -- you just pretty much move your thumb where you want the the middle of the screen to be and then it adjusts accordingly. And it's cool how adaptive it is so I can either I can do you know just -- -- -- my thumbs down here and still control. Or can keep them -- -- and control so they really give you a nice range which area. -- so again following the bread crumbs. And organs and shootings and mortar -- the things that you showed me that I think it's kind of cool is. One of the features of the guns that you use in dead space is that each gun has a special mode where it can do something different. And the way you. Switch between your regular remote in your special mode -- these guns. Is you just hope the orientation at the screen right so -- showed that you. See -- -- which is very CNN. Pretty cool -- the plasma cutter right now right now right that's your vision changes the orientation of the way the gun shoots but later on the game you get a bunch of cool. New guns that do different things and special -- -- exactly and more will get up here to. Two more were actually showing some shooting and and -- you wanna show as many as we canceled will move on. -- ago okay. That's and then -- -- teaches. Us it again. Do that this -- Very cool stuff really good controls it's sort of as intuitive it as it can get. With you know using -- -- touch controls and you. -- -- And one of the cool things and a little that it's -- the of one of the we're gonna call -- remove -- remorse yes. Those who say one of the coolest things about dead space is. Zero gravity. It's back. It. And the -- you as usual and this is everything goes wrong. So it does make a run for -- says you can see things really. Get a little crazy. Game show sensitive but in terms of how this is -- going to be ten bucks okay but you know it is a full featured game. For people that are familiar with that -- the enemies. -- given an in the head isn't gonna do anything you get it yet achieved humans. That's it takes them so anyway that's that's there is a warning usually too much. But they -- in -- yet we have brought against her but that's pretty cool -- -- check -- out we're gonna doing next demo here. With a little game called infinity blade moving right along moving right along infinity blade it is. Sort of like a turn based. Fighting game is the best way I can describe it you'll see in a second. Hard to explain its a traditional -- -- by any means but I feel like there there are other games that are similar but just can't. But think of which ones and definitely. You know this combined with. -- space. You're your talking about the two. Best looking -- best rapidly absolutely. Okay so here's infinity blade. In a lot of it involves. You. Matching the enemies -- movements it's tough. You know it's funny. There's a mini game in Final Fantasy set in that kind of reminds me of this but obviously this is much more. Advance. So is part -- -- to see what I did there -- block this thing and I'm just gonna slice them up. -- -- You basically want to match the way he is swinging. And do you do that. See how did that again so you wait for the U -- -- for the little icon you sort of a majority get a hint as to where he's. About to swing. -- -- of graphics suite unbelievable graphics. And in this rivals. A lot of again these portable game system and let alone you know console games. You know the graphics are just really control. And the controls really are. Pretty good definitely but I guess than the needed this game is. Just what you're doing right now there's no. Maps are wandering around and now this is it you're talking just one on one battles very much like nonstop Bosnia for as long as you. -- -- Who had failed that in turn feed him -- close. Here comes with a big one nights. Case of those icons -- -- all the time now is teaching you what is posted their ego and he's going -- has now. Like a ton of bricks through a period. -- have a seat. -- House. Those very god of war like it was so there you go that's infinity related. Nice check it out on the battery door it's very -- how much is this oddly this one is. Five dollars we can check I'm gonna check right now we do that but that is infinity blade. We're gonna switch I -- right now to to get a couple. Loaded and on mine you've got -- second. I'd we're back with. My iPad with few games we've got a lot of mini games and I wanna show you guys. A lot from a EA and chill lingo which is the company that puts out Angry Birds. On the latest game that they're showing is a game called collision effect. It looks like the the balls from Boston it does -- it looks little like Boston but it's -- it is it is colored base and it's not there's two modes of play action and puzzle. We'll -- action real quick. -- into the puzzle basically you have to match up. The circle -- similar colored circles. On -- -- first levels pretty easy. But -- things escalate and you never want -- paths to mount across. -- -- concerning give it time it. And then lets you watch a conservative. He was on purpose here. But. -- okay so be like that energy contrail can tune. Of one color can't break but since -- but since it's so early it's it's it's it's under to have them collide and exactly. So as it -- for the rule all -- we'll see examples of where we'll see that data that orange country or just a day ago they are -- -- -- -- that it's as if they do -- that the -- but the -- -- -- itself right okay so that's the one mode which is really cool. And then we have the puzzle mode and this. Is really cool. Com we'll start off simple and then get a little more complicated. So basically cause and effect will give you a mood or sort of set up. Really -- backgrounds interactive Tutsis if you could -- on us on. -- so down here at the bottom you can control of what speed you want your little or -- to accelerate that but which -- doing basically touching these buttons. And just letting them attached to their same colored. Forbes without the paths crossing and so obviously that level is -- it's pretty easy. Things get complicated real fast. And bi level eight. You're in a position where you have to really choose your steps way ahead of time so you can switch midway through. Like if you select a -- bald and -- switch back and change the speed or parole or if you can do it but I choose to -- the slow speed setting on this anyway -- -- it. You you can get it so it's not something where you have to like. Kind of -- between the different speeds and different all right different -- you're probably gonna wanna keep on the on the slow death an excellent data and then activate this and -- the -- one. So that these -- don't touch or an individual -- writes we just need that. Looks like the the red ones gonna touch no we're lucky. That's cool I'll and it has than I could speed data and then you know you can see. And that sound that's how that works cool stuff simple idea of simple idea -- lot of fun but a lot of fun and difficult to ministers that's collision effect. And how much is collision effect collision effect -- -- -- ready so I mean these games they're cheap and there's a lot of replay -- -- so. Definitely -- -- hand to. Get this game just because it brought me still back to my college. -- Years when I found out that EA has been putting. Orb as basically re booted these snooty friends. -- I don't know if you guys are familiar with this. And -- I was gonna use the old snooze. Once again one wanted to bust a move similar of us -- but this game. Just sums up my entire freshman college year initially their matching three of the kind. Pretty much all I did my computer class when I was in high school that's all you did this is all I did. I mean its its so simple but so much fun. You basically matching the shapes. And colors exactly if you can't -- that's what's going on. And you know there's all these different. Characters. And you know getting them in the right spot it's not as easy as it looks things escalate real quickly. And I mean it just it this game just brought me back. To a better place it's a good a good time waste their purchase of M two ADD a like commit more than ten minutes. To these types -- games. I think just because maybe maybe console -- Well that's the thing in and -- a million RPG -- -- understandably so the beauty of all this is that you just go there and she and their cheap -- and -- these games are also available for. The iPhone two I pretty much everything on -- absolutely FYI. -- -- Here's a new game. Tapper world world tour HD so basically. You're in charge of getting everyone -- And you basically have to you. You know give everyone and their years at -- time. There there are so that you no one's ever waiting -- -- when you get to the front of the surfboard. It does then there waiting -- line right exactly so this is an early level look I gave too many there and now. One breaks holds reaches those in kicks his foot out. As -- are -- at dammit. So. That's sort of what is but the game really you know there's so many levels and it gets a lot harder. So it seems like -- most these games you have to. You have to unlock the next stage you can't just go right ahead and -- which is cool because it gives you the incentive to sort of continue playing. -- -- And in a deluxe like Thelma after it doesn't and on they -- agent and I love how they years and they all sort of drink their beer. And has as they're doing the moon and then they just slide out -- which is pretty funny. And that's okay now that -- who are not just an amazing we have to find -- -- should girl. That's pretty fun is a lot of mini games and how much is part tapper are ten or -- or whatever there. Tapper world tour -- to those who has won many 9199. So that's another only we definitely recommend. Infinity field I want to shoreline now for. I believe how much is this game infinity field. 199 as well because who -- a nine you basically gaining. Geometry wars that's really what it is -- what I really like about this scheme. Is the fact that you can. Basically. Use any section of the screen. To become your. You're left and right success you undoing here and -- -- that auto -- is just amazing second you stop touching. It -- our school to look let's say -- my left joystick here in my right when appear not a problem there they are. Okay and I've never played geometry wars but. I know -- stuck in them. The lot of bullets and very little enemies or. Orange triangle. Looking obituary. That -- -- crazy. Looked good. Yeah it's a great looking game that's a lot line is it fairly easy to control using the touch screen. Yeah I -- it definitely takes a little getting used to. But -- Soon there -- is as you direct which direction shooting me don't go to -- that is this victory here paper. I don't know what the left and left one -- Love that you can put the -- anywhere you want it's really on this a little bit of getting used to but once you're sort of in the zone here power. If once you're in the zone your heroes that -- If we really cool that's it into the field. And marks -- a dollar and 99 yet in the story yes it's true I let's check this out totally different sort of game picture Rica. It's sort of like in hidden pictures game. A moment -- -- a sentiment dictionary rate pseudo for the iPad that's not the case here so. Check this out where's Waldo style. Someone more or less -- that says okay get rated -- on the following three legs -- amusement let me help you -- -- you -- you know. I'm -- -- three legs. The site owner for chair worked yes it did work okay. Well -- on dinosaur. -- else. What other -- -- it is nice to cables with plugs. Then well here's -- On the line it has done little or against the ruler. -- -- what did you just pick a -- I chose a video game controller. I mean and seeing this and in the drawings -- of the art style is really cool. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- She went picture you can says this -- As a standalone. Down. On another. All right there are no it in and wander away disclose a few minutes though that'll work -- ninth. The -- -- or spots. Hidden. It's means horse box. About the butterfly in the in between us that the song and B -- -- four. Piece of wood. With responded notifying them on movement that that's. Or your site again. And into its -- it -- then. -- Scenes or spots along the river to spots on my butterfly -- didn't like it. About stains on that eskimos. Jacket no now didn't like that. -- the toilet -- like a happy face on it. Is no that is the rhinoceros solids and up -- yeah -- never mind. It looks like it to authorities say there are a butterfly others there's spots right there on the dice and I'm assuming that would count. Now where's the dice right there above the next to the -- sandwiched in between the cell -- the fire and the -- snow didn't like it. Where -- tell you guys. Are right. But there you go there's a lot of fun to be -- picture -- is the game is a bunch different modes to play and yeah lot of fun fun for all ages that's what we're all about. And -- team myself playing with my little brother well -- and he's maybe not so little anymore as tones and maybe like five years ago sure next game. I want to say this -- polyps gear. So steer social lives here so -- -- here. -- filming when we play this hood and. So was it to what's the gist of this game this game is -- And nine the same design and since. And you are basically controlling. Where this -- skis but -- when you of them falling -- Parents -- watch this. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- so that aero. Front of your fingers showing you where the -- The new enemy and book here you can make and do little jumps. That's cool. -- -- -- -- Use the he's -- -- like generate momentum so like if he goes up yeah -- -- exactly. Now we're gonna hit -- tunnel here. You can really go fast. That's very cool you can make him you're crazy gently a nice little technical -- -- -- I'm gonna -- them. And the music. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There's a a lot of fun because. Was also really cool is the game is never the same any time place. -- -- -- -- -- Really. More I don't know -- the plunge. I don't think it's. It's also good -- good things down. This is do you need to keep your finger at the front or you do if you like oh that's. You can make them -- like tricks like. -- -- here love in this game complainants so much. Boom. And then -- fall flatly -- death. The end look at that personal bests them in two million. Malia and work well on abortion -- friend. -- that's -- skier cut the rope is quickly becoming the next Angry Birds. The machine is extremely popular. I mean -- -- so it's as one of their mother's genes you've -- rumors these days put this game looks to dethrone it you -- there it is seen. Publisher here. So cut the rope. The people. I mention it to people they sort of say oh I've heard that -- what is about -- so let's show you an early level and how it works basically. You have to you. Cut the rope on candy as well as -- -- really. To explain right exactly showing an on screen you cut the rope to the -- you feed it to this in the near the feet to this little guy. That's the ultimate goal. The extra goals sort of collecting these three stars here. So which -- -- you cut for the great question. I think in this one so you want that last thing to happen. I mean if you wanna get all the points the last thing that you should do would be to feed them and their ego. So that's basically how that works. Let's see if we can do another one here. And that and him. I'm in trouble now. Let's restart that. So obviously you can cut that that's no problem. Think and cut this one name we could my scenario. So if it's insanely. They did you can imagine how complicating its afterward that played a couple. Stages -- -- Pretty difficult via makes you think. Now when you so for -- couples with your finger up and and -- it. An ego it's pretty cool right here game is so much fun. This one is agree -- -- watch this. Awesome seeing today ego that is cut the -- HD. Available for how much on the I've had cut the rope is available for 199. -- dollar and 89 -- That. Not dead at all which one is your favorite and you are console gamer so obviously. You're. Interest in whatever game you -- is completely different from yeah I mean I don't really have a favorite -- blocked. You know I'd like answers are also -- you can't -- they'll -- -- very different I like the games that are. That don't really take much time I think that's it's perfect front page means that mr. you pick them up and you go play. Even -- -- dead space which I loved it's based on console. I don't know how long I'm willing to just. Sit there and play through an entire adventure game and yet its personnel for like a long trip for a plane ride exactly yeah so. You know that's where it's -- games are really really coming along on the iPad. You know how I feel with the buttons are being there it's a little weird but what she's doing right that's why games like cut the rope that are designed just for tapping worked so well yeah and that's -- -- really like. All right -- we promised your chance to -- Your very own. Halo reach legendary. Bundle the legendary edition went for hundreds of dollars in stores yet yours free. This was the like most believe that this -- -- the halo bundles that's a big deal is a huge deal this is the one that people preserved. You know months ahead of time and they were sold out they were sold out in your -- -- -- -- we're gonna give away one each week. Basically what we -- should do is comment in today's show. Then that's only really had to do commenting I want to halo pack you know -- mean -- -- -- that. Then email us because we'll have regular comments people mine when it -- you -- a comment and then email us telling us your CNET handle what you commented on. And that'll be your entry into a chance to win. -- legendary edition. -- and it's amazing. That's pretty awesome it's pretty awesome and you can't fake it because -- know. He can't think you know W I don't mean nothing to do that anyway well -- me know we know believe now leave us we know we have people we have we have ways people's for the -- Thanks for two ringing guys we will be back with a brand new show next week everyone have an awesome. Awesome time gaming this week I'm Jeff Bakalar -- -- Sam it's free game everyone have an awesome week we'll see you next.