Friday, February 24, 2012

Review: Uncharted 3 (PS3)

Review: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
All men dream… of games like this.
Written by: Philip

If you’re not already on the Uncharted train, that’s okay, because the plane hasn’t left yet (see what I did there? See, in the second one you’re on a tr… never mind). By now you’ve probably heard that Uncharted 3 is pretty good with multiple perfect scores and an overall Metacritic rating of 92. So is it just hype? Or is this third time around truly a masterpiece? If you ask me, Drake’s Deception is the new standard I will hold all new games to in terms of presentation. Even if you’ve played the previous two or if you are new to Nate’s story, I urge you to pick this one up. Whether you play video games to go on an adventure, enjoy a new experience, use your mind, or just to shoot stuff, Uncharted 3 does it all, and does it well. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Top 5: Greatest Gaming Moments (Part 2)

Top 5: Greatest Gaming Moments
Part 2: Philip's
Spoiler Alert: This article will have more spoilers than downtown Tokyo. You’ve been warned.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

T&T: MW3 Online Play

Tips & Tricks: Call of Duty: MW3 Online Strategy
Taking the Battle Online... to 12 Year-olds 
Written by: Donnie Fewkes

It’s literally bigger than anything you’re likely to have ever participated in. Remember the movie Avatar? Aside from being a rip-off of the Disney movie Pocahontas (and Ferngully, and Dances With Wolves, and Battle for Terra, and Delgo and...), its sales revenues exceeded a billion dollars. Yeah, this is bigger than that. Ever heard of a little series of movies called Star Wars and Lord of the Rings? Its revenues beat out both of those blockbuster’s box office receipts. I’m talking about a game you may have heard of, a game that has broken almost every entertainment record to date, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top 5: Greatest Gaming Moments (Part 1)

Top 5: Greatest Gaming Moments
Part 1:Donnie's

Spoiler Alert: I’ve written thousands of words about games that range from decades old to months old. If you want to remain particularly spoiler free for a game that you haven’t finished yet, don’t read that paragraph and move on to the next one.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3)

Review: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3)
Hack 'n Slash then Shoot 'n Bash
Written by: Donnie Fewkes

This review is not from someone who is intimately acquainted with the characters and lore of the Warhammer universe, but instead is a look through the eyes of an avid gamer that has never had any 40K experience. My very first exposure to Warhammer came when I was much younger and had traveled to my local hobby shop to buy my latest Pokémon CCG booster pack. I saw the posters of Warhammer figures and although I was never into table top type games, I was sorely tempted to buy some Space Marines for my own fun times. My next encounter with that universe came in the form of Warhammer 40K: Space Marine for the PlayStation 3 Рa fun and enjoyable game that ultimately offers little more than an opportunity to cruise and bruise through countless waves of identical enemies in a world that you may (or may not) be familiar with.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Opinion: New vs. Used

Opinion: New vs. Used Games
My Beef with the Xbox 720 Rumors and Colin Moriarty
Written by Philip

One of my main sources for gaming news and reviews is I have been going on that site daily since the late 90’s for any and all things video game. And ever since I’ve owned my PS3 I’ve started to listen to the IGN Podcast Beyond! starring Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, and Ryan Clements. I think all three of those guys are fantastic writers and game reviewers, and I respect their points of view and inside experience in the industry.
On last week’s episode of Beyond! (Episode 224, aired January 26, 2012) which you can listen to here they address the new rumors of the Xbox 720, Microsoft’s next gen console. In case you haven’t heard, the three main points of the rumor is that the machine will be seven times more powerful than current gen consoles (RROD’s will now be able to physically harm you instead of just bricking your console), it will be out Fall 2013, and finally that it will not allow the use of secondhand games. In the podcast Colin strongly voiced his opinion that this is for the better, that the ability to only play new games is the way of the future, and that it will save lower and mid tier developers because they will get more money from more, full price, sales. I love you Colin, but you’re horribly wrong.