Posts Tagged ‘Lego’

Lego Black Ops

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Target down!

No Activision is not working on another edition of the side-scroller platforming series in Treyarch’s new version of the Call of Duty franchise, but YouTube user Keshen8 created a stop-motion title with Legos depicting a FFA match in Black Ops. In a short ninety-eight second video, every weapon type has been included even a comedic moment where a janitor uses a paintball gun. The video was released just yesterday and has already reached over thirty-three thousand views.

Keshen8 has over fifty thousand subscribers and has over eighteen million hits on the Tubes. His most popular video is a trailer for The Dark Knight with Legos.

Ready for some “Block & Roll”??

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

BG Crew as the Square Pegs

BG Crew as the Square Pegs

(Gamespot) – Speculation has been buzzing for weeks about whether Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and its subsidiary TT Games would lend their oddball Lego touch to MTV Games and Harmonix’s popular rhythm game franchise Rock Band. Today, that scenario became a reality, as the quartet of companies officially announced that Lego Rock Band for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS will be available this holiday season.

The console editions of Lego Rock Band are being developed by TT Games in partnership with Harmonix and will be published by WBIE. Billed as a family-oriented experience, Lego Rock Band will offer a similar play style to that found in Harmonix’s flagship titles but will also include Lego-themed levels as well as character customization options reliant on the versatile building blocks. Lego Rock Band will also support all previously released Rock Band instruments, as well as other compatible controllers.

Like the upcoming Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP, Lego Rock Band on the DS will be codeveloped by Backbone Entertainment. WBIE did not indicate whether the DS version would include an input peripheral in the vein of Activision’s Guitar Hero On Tour. An MTV Games representative declined to comment on the company’s plans for the DS game.

As is customary with rhythm-game announcements, WBIE also teased out a handful of tracks that will be playable in the game. While the publisher did not indicate the total number of playable tracks available, it did call out Blur’s “Song 2,” Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting,” Europe’s “The Final Countdown,” and Pink’s “So What.” WBIE made a point of noting that all songs will be “suitable for younger audiences.”

Lego Universe – Still Under Construction

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

We can't wait to throw a brick at you and say Yarr!

We can't wait to throw a brick at you and say Yarr!

(Gamespot) – The Lego Group has enjoyed ample success with its line of Traveller’s Tales-developed, Warner Bros. Interactive-published Lego games. However, the entertainment factor of those games relies on the tongue-in-cheek handling of the licensed properties, and not so much the hallmark fundamentals of Lego building-block construction.

That approach will change with Lego Universe, the NetDevil-developed massively multiplayer online game devoted to the toy. Unfortunately, Lego purists will have to tide themselves over with the tangible toys longer than previously anticipated, because the Lego Group today announced that its family-friendly MMOG will not launch this year.

“Previously scheduled for 2009, the launch of Lego Universe has been delayed due to strategic optimization within The Lego Group,” a Lego Group representative confirmed for GameSpot. “We are in a fortunate position of having many outstanding product launches scheduled for 2009, and have therefore made a decision to postpone the release of Lego Universe.”

As described by Lego VP of business development Henrik Lorenson at last year’s Leipzig Game Developers Conference, Lego Universe will give players a ranging variety of building blocks to create their own constructions. Players will also be able to create and share their own minigames using the virtual Lego bricks, and Lorenson said the game’s ultimate goal would be for gamers to develop their own Lego-built worlds.

The Lego Group did not reveal an updated release window for Lego Universe. However, a representative did tell GameSpot that the in-development MMOG will be shown in greater detail at this year’s Game Developers Conference, which runs from March 23-27 in San Francisco.