Saturday, February 28, 2009

EA may have missed the bus with Command & Conquer Genrerals new mission

Going back to the days where a 20 gig hard drive, 1 gig of ram, and a beefy Pentium II processor meant your weren't messing around.

I woke up this morning to see that EA was releasing a never before seen controversial mission that had not been previously released on the original launch, which by the way was 6 years ago.

The newly added mission takes place in a town corrupted by US propaganda and needs to be destroyed.

Hey, I think it is great that EA is going back and adding missions to solid games that compatible on most any new PC, rather than trying to figure out what game destroying new feature to put into the next Madden game.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Screw you Rob Dyrdek! (Guinness Book of World Records)

Actually, I actually quite like that Rob Dyrdek and his Fantasy Factory! But since we're on the subject of Guinness Records, (the book, rather than the cascading yeast beverage), of which Rob has 21 for skateboarding and the like, today Guinness has released the all-time top 50 console games in their Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition.

Their task was to, get this, PLAY ahem review hundreds of games to create a list of the top 50 titles ranked "on their initial impact and lasting legacy" I want to get me that job!

Let us review the top 10 titles:

  1. Super Mario Kart (series) - The best selling racer title on SNES, N64, NDS, & Gamecube
  2. Tetris - The worlds most ported game, available on over 59 different gaming consoles
  3. Grand Theft Auto (series) - Most controversial game...ever! GTAIV is also recognized as the fastest-selling video game ever.
  4. Super Mario World (SNES)
  5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
  6. Halo (Xbox)
  7. Resident Evil IV (Gamecube, PS2)
  8. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  9. Street Fighter 2 (NES, Genesis)
  10. Golden Eye (N64)
What do you folks think? You agree with this list? Make some comments and noise below in the comments!

Chinatown Wars! Why? Because The Lost and Damned is so last week.

Chinatown Wars! Why? Because The Lost and Damned is so last week.

So Rockstar has just released another teaser video, as seen below for the new GTA entry brought to the Nintendo DS. With a release date just short of a month away, I am looking forward to this release, which is surely to result in hours of bathroom game play.

The most recent entry, Chinatown Wars, is brought to you by the same studio that produced the two previous PSP adaptations. We can surely expect the same portable goodness of drug deals, trafficking, violence, hookers, and carjacking. I mean what more can one ask for to play on their child’s portable handheld device.

Chinatown Wars brings the player back to Liberty City in which we are familiar with from the numerous hours put into GTA IV. And while it does not quite look like the original top down Grand Theft games, it does provide a similar top down view to the 3D city.

It looks like it is time to go back and play drug wars on the old TI-83 calculator in preparation for the drug dealing mini games that Jack Thompson will surely make a scene about.

Assault on Dark Athena...The Next Escape From Butcher Bay?

Being someone that missed the bus for The Escape from Butcher Bay, I am rather torn on which side of the fence to be on regarding the new entry, Assault on Dark Athena.

The Sci-Fi shooter was originally released from Starbreeze Games just short of five years ago and now we have a new release to look forward to...kinda.

The new addition to series, Assault on Dark Athena, which we can expect to see in the beginning of April, brings back the original entry with polished graphics for those of us that were unable to enjoy it previously. Along with remaking Escape from Butcher Bay, we now get an expansion and the ability of multiplayer gameplay helping convince us to buy a game that is available from GameStop at the low, low price of $4.99.

So tell me, does this quasi new entry to the series warrant the $59.99 price tag?

30 Day free GameFly Trial (Gamefly loves Netflix)

Good news gamefans! If you're a Netflix subscriber, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial of Gamefly. This is actually a pretty great deal, as the best Gamefly will offer you directly in the way of a trial period, is a 10-day trial. That's barely enough time to get a game in the mail, and play it for a few days, hardly seems worth it.

Upon opening my latest Netflix delivery last night, I learned of this hardy deal, and you too can take advantage of the trial. Point your dub, dub, dub browser thingie to and you too can take advantage of the swingin' deal! I have not been able to confirm if you HAVE to be a Netflix subscriber, though I'm not sure how they would confirm you weren't. Go forth and get ye 30-day free trial!

Oh, it probably should be mentioned, this is for new subscribers only...Post in the comments if you're successful (or not).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Please, oh Please let there be an Assassin's Creed 2!

I am one of those gamers, who are really excited about the possibility of Assassin's Creed 2. It's definitely a confirmed title from Ubisoft, and one sequel that I'm really excited about. We've learned a few new things over the past few days. One, that there's going to be a PSP version...yay for them. More importantly, is that it will also be on the Xbox and PS3. We'll add more as we learn more, but some of the rumors include swimming lessons for our Hero, Altair, and that the setting may be Venice, Italy, sometime in the 15th century.

Now, if they can do something about that repetitiveness...

Could the end of the world have been prevented by giving a little girl some ice cream?

As stated by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, the apocalypse as displayed through the frightening F.E.A.R. 2, could have been evaded by giving a little girl ice cream from time to time.

The frightening survivor horror FPS, which has officially made me afraid to look in bathroom stalls for ammo and powers ups is a fun game if you have finished Dead Space and needing your fix until Resident Evil 5.

Here is the video review/synopsis for your viewing pleasure.

Zero Punctuation: Fear 2 [EscapistMagazine]

Console Biased? (Microsoft PSWii)

If you're wondering the views of a start-up Video Gaming blog, and what our console preferences are, feel free to ask. We don't mind.

"Are you console biased?"

The short answer; NO. Are there strengths and weaknesses to them all? Yes. Do we have a favorite? Most certainly.

The long answer; between our full staff here at, we own all of the current generation hardware. The Xbox 360, however is the one that gets 80% of the attention. Does that make us biased towards the Xbox? Maybe; call it what you will, but for the most part, Microsoft's little Red Ringer, has the most games to play, the better online service (we know it's not free, get over it already), and the real kicker...everyone we know has one. Though my PS3 is beautiful, and whisper-quiet, I feel like when I try to tell all my friends about some of the great exclusives it has, they don't know what I'm talking about. Uncharted? Metal Gear? Little Big Who? What's that? They're amazing games people!

And the Wii, well Dominic has it...and I like Boom Blox, but that's about it. (it's actually not that bad, but it is...kinda)

Bottom line, I suppose we will weigh in more on the Xbox news, as it really has alot more going on at the current moment. But we definitely want to keep the site free of falling into any "fanboy-ish" ruts. Can we guarantee there won't be some arguments in the comments? Not possible, but we're gamers...and we go where the good stuff is.

Stay tuned for up-to-date gaming news, gossip, rumors, etc. We're not quite popular enough to have any exclusive content or advanced copies of games, but with your help (the readers) we'll get there. Let's show them how it's done.

Biggest addiction, second to porn is almost here!

Peggle Dual Shot, 'nuff said!

The hugely popular guilty pleasure Peggle is just days away from release on the Nintendo DS. What does this mean? Well it means time to go out and pick this up as a "gift for the kid" and spend countless hours trying to destroy all the orange pegs, while repeatedly being asked is it my turn, daddy???

I am just curious how many more ways this can be played aside from the already available PC, iPod, DS, and the soon to be reincarnation on XBLA.

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