Wednesday, June 22, 2011

$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


After over a year of no posting (tough times, coursework, jobs) the folks at Vgamingblog have decided to try and start things up again. The boys have gotten back together and have decided to start posting all the best articles about video gaming once again. But that's not all!

In order to commemorate the return of VgamingBlog we have decided to have a sweepstakes. VgamingBlog is going to give away a $500 Amazon gift cards to three of our lucky readers. And entering the giveaway is completely free. Keep reading to find out how you can get a free $500 Amazon gift card.

VgamingBlog really likes the people at In a way, they fund VgamingBlog's continued existence. So in order to qualify for the giveaway you will have to do a very, very small favor to our friends at Keep reading to find out what you need to do!

Rules of Entry:
1. In order to receive an entry into our $500 Amazon gift card giveaway, you must register at the website using the link: VGamingBlog Giveaway
*The only way we can know you are entering this giveaway is if you use the link we provided above. NOT USING THIS LINK WILL CAUSE YOU NOT TO RECEIVE AN ENTRY.
2. Signing up using the link: VGamingBlog Giveaway will earn you ONE(1) entry.
3. Maintaining regular activity on the site during the duration of the giveaway (see below) will earn you TEN(10) entries.
4. Referring a friend of family member to using the link: will earn you TWO(2) entries per friend that signs up and FIVE(5) entries per friend that maintains regular activity during the course of the giveaway.
*Make sure your friends and family sign up using the link: or you will not be able to receive your entries. NOT USING THIS LINK WILL CAUSE YOU NOT TO RECEIVE YOUR ENTRIES.

*In order to properly receive your entries you must email us at "" with the username you signed up with or comment on this post with the username you signed up with and an email at which you can be contacted.
*In order to receive entries for any friends that sign up you must email us with the username they signed up with and your username or comment on this post with the username they signed up with, your username, and an email at which you can be contacted.

1. The giveaway ends when a maximum number of entries (5000) have been received.
* When the giveaway has ended we will make a post saying the giveaway is over. So check back often to know when the giveaway period is over.
2. The three winners will be chosen as following: one winner will be chosen randomly from amongst the total entries received, one winner will be chosen from amongst the top 50 entrants that earned the most entries, and one winner will be chosen as the person who earned the most entries. (This means that even if you aren't lucky enough to be chosen at random you can still win if you receive the most entries by referring your friends to using the link:
3. There are no rules against duplicate winners. (This means that you can win multiple times such as if you are randomly chosen to win and you received the most entries!)
4. The winners will be contacted at the emails they provided us and will one week to respond to our email or the prize will be given to another entrant.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sega Announces Release Date for it's New Sci-Fi Shooter: Vanquish

From the game director of Resident Evil 4 comes a new shooter to the Sci-Fi FPS genre: Vanquish. The release date has now been set to October 19, 2010, and will release on both consoles, the PS3 and the Xbox 360.

The games plot is as follows: you play as a guy by the name of Sam who works for the U.S Special Forces. The U.S. and Russia are at odds and are constantly fighting and bickering over the world's resources which, seeing how the game is set in the future, are vastly depleted. The U.S., to counter the energy problems, built a giant space station to absorb solar energy. However, the Russians decided that they wanted the space station too. After a short battle, the Russians took over the station, and fired the contained solar energy into San Fransisco, destroying it.

Well, the U.S. wasn't very happy about that, so they decided to send their Special Forces in order to take the space station back from the Russians.

Seeing as it's the future and there are robots everywhere, Sam is sent in with a high tech battle suit capable of superhuman dexterity and strength. The game focuses mainly on a cover to cover combat system. In fact, Sam's suit is equipped with boosters so that when you change cover, instead of simply running, he engages his boosters and does an lightning fast slide across the terrain in order to reach said cover, all while dodging enemy fire, blowing up robots, and occasionally moving so fast the entire world around him looks like it's moving in slow motion.

Look for Vanquish, with it's explosive action, crazy lasers, and super combat suits in stores on October 19th, 2010.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bungie Confirms Limited Edition Halo: Reach

After much questioning from the game's loyal fans, Bungie has now confirmed that there will be a special edition of Halo: Reach released, along with the originial.
The limited edition boxset/bundle will include a new Xbox 360 with a silver finish and Halo: Reach inspired artwork, 2 controllers, a headset, and, of course, a copy of the game.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Assassin's Creed pre-orders to earn exclusive Multiplayer beta.

Want to start stabbing the life out of innocent pedestrians alongside your friends. Then pre-order the new Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood to get an exclusive beta key for the PS3 multiplayer beta.

In order the get your hands on the beta, which will be siphoned out on a first-come first-serve basis, you will need to pre-order the game at a retailer offering the beta key. Upon doing so you wil receive your own token containing information on how to download the beta through the PlayStation Newtork. Also, if you've already pre-
ordered the game you can show a receipt, even electronic, to a retailer and receive your token.

Jumping in on the beta will allow priveleged multiplayer action and, like all betas, the opportunity to to send in your critique to the developers.

Beta tokens will begin to be given out on August 9th and the beta will commence on September 13th.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rocksteady announces sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Rocksteady announced today, and dispelled rumors about Arkham Asylum 2, the sequel to the fair-selling Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game has been named Batman: Arkham City and is scheduled to be released next fall for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

As the title says the game takes place in Arkham City, a type of "maximum security home" for the various types of thugs, gangsters and maniacs that reside within Gotham City.

The game will feature the big names of the Batman series and ,via GameInformer's September cover, the illustrious Cat Woman. Despite, a host of new features and gameplay updates being in the works, there are little details.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Activision releases Modern Warfare 2 demo.

Activision decided today to release a Modern Warfare 2 demo on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Despite being out-of-the-blue the single-player demo is quite cool as it occurs on the "Cliffhanger" level. The level is one of the better Modern Warfare 2 campaign levels and features an icy firefight and an amazing snowmobile chase scene.

It may seem pointless and late to release a demo for such a hit game but do keep in mind the recent release of Kinect and that Activision may be trying to reel in a pool of potential new gamers.

Call of Duty Black Ops to be extended to DS.

Activision has confirmed Call of Duty's entrance into the Nintendo DS realm with their announcement that there will be a Call of Duty: Black Ops for DS.

The game will be a stand-alone version differing from its home console and PC versions. It will feature a six-person multiplayer mode and two-player cooperative mode alongside additional Arcade and Challenge modes. However this all overshadows a hopeful single-player campaign mode.

Despite all those interesting features it is likely to be the integration of Black Ops with touch screen and dual screen functionality that will provide the most fun and that is the most heavily anticipated.