Rental Review: Dead Rising 2

Posted: November 16, 2010 in Rental Review

After a brief hiatus it’s time to delve into the depths of rental fun.  I had a choice between Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Dead Rising 2.  You can guess by the title of this post that I chose the latter.  Let’s see if Capcom’s second foray into the zombie apocalypse is worth it or not.  There’s an included manual with about 24 pages in it, but the game will show icons for any context sensitive action on screen so it’s not really anything special.  The trend with black and white, thin game manuals has to stop.  If developers want us to spend $60 on their game(s) then a robust manual is a good way to show us that.  Anyway, on with the game playing and such…

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So EA and THQ have decided that the used games market is hurting their bottom line so now they’re going to charge for on disk content.

Ridiculous!

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Rental Review: Darksiders

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Rental Review

Away we go, into the unknown realm of the rental shelf.  I didn’t know what to expect from this game, it had been released about the same time as Bayonetta and was, for some reason, compared to it.  Being compared to Bayonetta isn’t a bad thing as it’s probably the best action game since DMC3, but Darksiders isn’t really an action game.  Either way I had unfairly ignored it for long enough, it’s time to gamble $10 on this game and see what it brings to the table.

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King of the Mountain: Part 3

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Best Forza-ing

Round 1 of the King of the Mountain competition is complete.

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Meet the competitors…

Well here we are, the trucks have rolled in, the dyno has been set up and the cars are ready for inspection.  It’s a nice sunny day in the town of Kaido at the bottom of the mountain, perfect weather for driving way too fast on really dangerous roads.  The locals don’t seem too happy about us being here.  Something about disturbing their peace and quiet, oh well, there won’t be much of that for a while.

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King of the Mountain

Posted: July 26, 2010 in Best Forza-ing

Here’s the teaser for my upcoming competition “King of the Mountain”.  10 tuners have sent me their most potent B class touge weapons for me to thrash on Fujimi Kaido in Forza 3.  I will drive the cars on Kaido B and Kaido C with the lowest combined lap time being the winner.  If two or more cars are still within a second of each other I will run them on the Old Downhill as a tie-break.  The first round on Kaido B begins today.  In-depth write ups on each car to be posted shortly.

July 9-11th was the EVO fighting game championships in Las Vegas and it seems to have caused quite a stir.  Number one seeded American EG Justin Wong was defeated at the hands of relative newcomer and Taiwan native Gamerbee sending Justin into the loser’s bracket.  While this event isn’t unheard of in any fighting tournament, where anything can and will, happen- it’s really made for a lot of hubub over Gamerbee’s character of choice: Adon.  EG Justin Wong has said that Adon wasn’t worthy to be in the game and nobody would play him in a tournament setting.  Guess he was wrong and SSFIV is far more balanced than I could have ever thought.

Here’s the semi-final match between Gamerbee (Adon) and EG Justin Wong (Rufus)

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