REVIEW – BurgerTime World Tour (XBLA)

Not Cooked All The Way The burger-making sim is back but are the modern toppings enough to ask for seconds? Do you remember the last level in the original Donkey Kong?  While being chased by enemies, Mario had to run over specific sections of a structure to cause the canopy, and the big ape, to …

BLOG – Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Midnight Launch

November 8th, 2011.  A day that will live forever in video game history. Why? Because a highly anticipated game based around everything from guns, items, war, stealth, story, and action was released for the first time in all HD glory. Promising hours of nothing but the highest entertainment value, who needs a modern war when …

REVIEW – Max and the Magic Marker Gold Edition (PSN)

Now With Move Available on many different platforms and now released on the PS3, Max and the Magic Marker is essentially the same game as the PC and WiiWare version. The biggest difference with the PSN Gold Edition is the introduction of Playstation Move support and a few added elements like new boss battles and …

BLOG – Alan Wake Can’t Write

Alan Wake.  Whether you like it or not, this game deserves more recognition than it received.  Given the long development cycle and 360 exclusivity, Alan Wake isn’t the best game ever made but it certainly is not a bad game.  I enjoyed playing through to the end even though the ending was complete garbage. In …

REVIEW – Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone

Always Live With Others Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone is basically Left4Dead but played through a twin stick shooter.  While average gamers might find a couple of hours of entertainment through co-op play, this sequel to 2009’s original fails to distinguish itself from the currently popular twin stick shooter genre. Even though each playable character …

REVIEW – Daytona USA (XBLA)

It’s An Arcade Game This classic “rolling start” racer will bring back arcade nostalgia but will not retain the attention span of the modern gamer for long. Daytona USA will take you back to a time before the realism of Forza and Gran Turismo became the industry standard.  In a way, Daytona USA was the …

NEWS – MGS HD Collection Releases Nov 8th

You know that I have this on pre-order.  My complete Metal Gear Collection wouldn’t be complete without it.  The full press release is below:   Konami announced that METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be available in stores on November 8th, 2011. From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo …

REVIEW – Bejeweled 3 (XBLA)

Busting Your Jewels The classic match three Bejeweled formula that everyone knows and loves has not changed with Popcap’s latest sequel.  But the introduction of new game types is a good excuse to get addicted all over again. With a total of eight gameplay modes, Bejeweled 3 offers new gem busting options in comparison to …

REVIEW – Sega Bass Fishing (XBLA)

Enjoy Your Fishing Towards the beginning of the year, I reviewed the Dreamcast Collection – a single disc that contained four classic Dreamcast titles: Sonic Adventure, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Crazy Taxi and Sega Bass Fishing.  Out of all four of these games, I found myself enjoying Sega Bass Fishing the most… but I …

BLOG – Game Deal, Sears

One of the local Sears stores has had the same game “clearance” bin for about two years now.  I put the word “clearance” in quotes because it isn’t even clearance priced; everything is still normal price just labeled with a pink sticker to make it look like you are getting a better deal.  And because …