Showing posts from June, 2010

Soul Calibur 4 wallpapers

Whipped up some SC4 wallpapers for the loyal fans of this series.  Nothing fancy, but still ready for proud display on any screen.  All the images are 1280x1024 resolution.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer

Video Games Zelda: Skyward Sword E3 2010: Debut Trailer XBox 360 Playstation 3 Nintendo Wii

Marvel vs Capcom 3 gameplay


Nintendo's E3 2010 presentation

Nintendo got its turn in the spotlight today at E3.  They revealed a line up that was predictable.  Here's the new line up: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Epic Mickey Kirby's Epic Yarn Donkey Kong Country Returns Kid Icarus: Uprising Metroid: Other M Goldeneye 007 Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Mario Sports Mix Wii Party So, to summarize, Nintendo is releasing new games on their key franchises.  They do this every year and the masses eat this shit up.  Mario gets a new game and there's another title that starts with "Wii".  Big shock.  This is why I loathe Nintendo at the moment.  Instead of trying new things, they release the same games with new wrappers.  Don't get me wrong though, the new Zelda looks great, except that series creator Miyamoto couldn't control the game as well he thought.  Motion controls are a fad that need to go the way of the dinosaur.  During the demo, Miyamoto could not demonstrate three of the weapons, because there were signal

Metal Gear Solid: Rising E3 trailer

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood E3 Trailer

A fantastic video of what's to come.  Just mind the ad for GameStop at the end.  That voice wrecks the entire experience and makes me cringe each time I hear it.

Fable II

I prefer my games to be on an epic scale when played. I want to be overwhelmed, blown away, and locked in a constant state of awe. Fable II has been one of the few games to bring me this feeling. From the quiet beauty of the world surrounding the character to the emotional surges felt for the NPCs you meet, Fable defines what gaming should be. Much like any great story, your character starts from humble beginnings. An orphan on the streets of Bowerstone, your character does anything to scrape out a living with their sister, Rose. A meeting with a cryptic gypsy leads to a music box and a trip to the local castle and its lord. Terrible things happen in your character’s youth and set the stage for an epic tale of revenge. The story is rather straightforward with the trappings of the original Fable still adorned. If played straight through with no side quests taken up, Fable II ends up being a relatively short game. You start as a child, take on a quest for revenge, compete in a tourn

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 gameplay trailer

More Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Videos This is the first trailer showing gameplay for The Force Unleashed 2.  The Secret Apprentice is rocking dual lightsabers and the rain looks absolutely breathtaking.  Beyond that, there's nothing new here.

My wasted potential

I write about video games.  I write reviews which I hope are objective and a pleasure to read at the same time.  I have received a few compliments about my style of writing.  I take great pride in this.  I strive to gain more attention and praise. My father left when I was 10.  His new wife doesn't allow me in their house.  I'm not certain that he is even aware of this.  He sends me a check for $25 on my birthday.  I sign them over to my girlfriend.  I haven't spoken to my father in a number of years.  I can't remember the last thing we talked about. My mother and I haven't spoken since September.  I remember when she called me a waste of life and talent.  She said it to my face and instantly regretted it.  She wasn't wrong though.  She worked hard to give me everything she did.  I have squandered my life and wasted every opportunity. My girlfriend secretly despises me because I lack desire to find regular work.  My last failure was due to missing a day of

Dead Space 2

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

There are moments in gaming where one gets goosebumps. This is one of those moments. This game looks so unbelievably good. Excuse me, while I go brush up on my lightsaber skills.

New look

I'm currently tinkering with the site design and as usually the case, Blogger is being a bitch.  I picked the Awesome template by Tina Chen.  It does not like to be tinkered with.  I'm glad that I can adjust the width of the page itself so posted videos are now fully displayed.  But beyond that and what goes where, this template does not like customization.  Hell, I can't even get a preview while I'm changing settings. Long story short, please bear with me while I try to find a design or maker help me, code one myself that looks halfway decent.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

It has been seven years since I’ve played a Dragon Ball game. To be more precise, the only one I had played was the first Budokai released on the PS2. While I knew I was overdue to pick up a new one, I didn’t know why I should. There was a new Dragon Ball game being released every year. The decision was finally made for me when Ryan picked up Raging Blast and told me I needed it as well. After playing it, I tend to agree. RB flaunts numerous modes and among them, a good portion of the story. From Raditz to Buu and even Broly, the entire Z series is represented. Sadly, most of the story is presented in lack luster cut scenes where a single shot of character A converses with a single shot of character B. Most of the details are lost and unless you’re an avid fan of the show, you’ll be left scratching your head as to what exactly is going on. The game encourages players to play all three difficulty modes to unlock all there is to be had, such as extra characters and costumes. The c

The Beatles: Rock Band

I’m not a fan of The Beatles, I’ll be the first to admit that. I was raised in an Elvis household. From my experience, you’re either a fan of one or the other, but never both. Needless to say, I wanted nothing to do with this game. Much to my chagrin, Kim comes from a Beatles household. How the hell did this game end up in my house? Beatles takes the familiar Rock Band mechanics and adds some new elements. One of the more flaunted elements is the harmonies present in nearly every song. You and two friends can try to match pitch as you make everyone in the room writhe in agony and bleed from their ears. Also added is a timer when the game is paused. After unpausing, the timer counts down so you can easily slide back into the song hopefully without breaking your streak. The game’s selection of music consists of many hits and some lesser known songs from their entire career. Each song has been hand crafted and customized, either recreating famous performances or introducing “dream se

Army of Two

Army of Two was the first game we had purchased for our shiny new Xbox 360. I’m still convinced it’s one of the better games for the system, even better than the sequel. It brought about an innovation in cooperative shooters in the form of true teamwork being necessary to complete the game. The story follows Rios and Salem as they graduate for being Army Rangers to working for the PMC (Private Military Corporation) SSC (Security and Strategy Corporation). Each mission takes part in a different part of the world as they track and eliminate terrorist threats. Throw in a double cross and a conspiracy to complete the generic but still enjoyable story. The real treat is in the character interaction between Salem and Rios. They act as a new age Abbott and Costello with a hilariously entertaining straight man in Rios. Gameplay is based entirely around the idea of cooperation. To survive the overwhelming odds, players must use aggro. If you’ve ever played any kind of MMO, you should be fam

Armored Core: For Answer

The Armored Core series has been around for a long time. Known for its customization and fast paced action, it is a series well loved by the mecha community. For better or worse, this entry adds little to the series but does not fail to entertain. Missions are presented as briefings and do little to nothing to explain the story. Put bluntly, the surface of the world has become uninhabitable, forcing people to live on giant floating platforms in the sky. A handful of factions, including both militaries and private companies, vie for control of resources on the war torn planet. Working as a private contractor, you have a variety of missions open to you at any given time, including clan ranking battles that will unlock new parts upon winning. Winning is easy only in thought. The AI in AC:FA is incredibly gifted with hitting you from across the map and chipping away your health. This is compounded in the later parts of the game where you must complete multiple objectives with entire un

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

If you’re a long time reader, you know I’m not a fan of the Wii. So it’s a rare occasion when I sit down with the machine and even rarer when I enjoy my time spent with it. No More Heroes was a title that held some appeal, but not enough to make me play it. When a sequel came out, I took notice. Very rarely do games on the Wii see a sequel. Much like a handful of others, No More Heroes 2 turned out to be a diamond in the rough. The game picks up three years after the first with Travis Touchdown locked into a duel with the younger brother of an opponent he had slain in the last tournament. After defeating him, he is unwittingly thrown into a new assassin’s competition, where he must battle his way back to the top. The controls for NMH2 are remarkably tight for a game on the Wii. The only motion controls are used for finishing moves and are usually simple one motion cuts. The only complaint in this area involves the camera and lack of control. There is a button to lock onto opponent

June 2010 Release Calendar

June 1: Backbreaker  (PS3, 360) The Sims 3: Ambitions  (PC, PSN) Alpha Protocol  (PC, PS3, 360) Tecmo Bowl Throwback  (PSN) Planet Minigolf  (PSN) June 6: WWE Online  (PC) June 8: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands  (PC) Green Day: Rockband  (PS3, 360, Wii) Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker  (PSP) June 15: Toy Story 3  (PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PSP, PC) June 22: Arc Rise Fantasia  (Wii) Transformers: Rise of Cybertron  (PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PC) June 27: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor  (Wii) June 29: Naughty Bear  (360, PS3) Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (PS2, PS3, PC, 360, Wii, DS, PSP) Ninety-Nine Nights 2 (360) All Points Bulletin  (PC) Trinity Universe  (PS3) Singularity  (PS3, 360, PC)


Coming off an immensely popular multiplayer demo, Blur has proven to be a racing force among numerous entries being released simultaneously released. While the most common description is being Mario Kart with real vehicles, Blur does not shy away and delivers and amazing racing experience. Blur comes with two modes to focus on, career and multiplayer. Career is a single player battle against the computer with numerous boss racers marking your milestones. Players will need to meet certain requirements to earn a one-on-one race against each boss. Win and you get their car which carries over to multiplayer. During races, there are numerous objectives to be met, but only one (finishing in the top three) to move on. While racing, attacks on other vehicles and fancy driving, such as drifting, earn fans. Fans are Blur’s equivalent of experience points. Gain a certain amount and be rewarded with a level up. New levels unlock cars and perks to race with. In addition, there are fan markers pl