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 …

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 …