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 …

BLOG – I Hate BestBuy

I have not bought anything at BestBuy (BB) in a really long time.  Like, it has been years.  There is a reason for that. They suck.  Their prices are way high and when you do want to buy something, they are out of stock.  I hate Best Buy. For the first time in about a …

REVIEW – Guardian Heroes (XBLA)

Saturn Class Returns   Treasure developed games are always something special.  Thanks to their superior technical prowess, the developers are able to milk every last ounce of processing power out of any given hardware which can create memorable gameplay moments.  Anyone who has experienced the bullet hell of Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun can understand the …

REVIEW – Renegade Ops (XBLA)

The Sleeper Hit of the Season   Made by the same people that put together the destructible Just Cause series, Renegade Ops is an adrenalin twin stick shooter that is a definite sleeper hit.  Released near the same time as Gears of War 3, there is a good chance that 360 players missed this entertaining …

REVIEW – Frogger 3D (3DS)

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Perhaps not quite as popular as arcade greats like Pac-Man or Donkey Kong, Frogger has definitely secured its place in gaming history.  Build for a more modern audience, this 3DS sequel of course borrows the main gameplay elements from its classic arcade ancestor but introduces new twists at an …

REVIEW – Orcs Must Die (XBLA)

Orcs Must Die’s biggest issue is its release date.  Released approximately two weeks after Gears of War 3, Orcs Must Die is essentially a more colorful single player Horde mode with its fast paced gameplay and cartoony traps.  The question is, should anyone play this when five-player Horde 2.0 mode is now available? Although the …

NEWS – MetaKnight Banned From Smash Bros. Brawl

The masses have spoken.  Professional gaming tourneys have banned the use of MetaKnight due to unfair advantages. Although not fully broken, a decent player can dominate the edge of any stage with his speed and power.  I guess there was too much cherry picking going on. I find this interesting as a game of this …