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2011 – The Year of Bethesda

While 2011 has been dubbed the “year of the sequel”, or the “year of the RPG”, or the year of “whatever other type of topic we’re discussing”, I’ve never heard of a year dedicated to one particular developer.  Bethesda is changing that in 2011.  This year, Bethesda has four enormous titles slated for release.  From […]

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Bulletstorm Demo First Impressions

I’ve been sitting here for 29 minutes trying to think of an analogy for Bulletstorm.  Trying to think of what games I can compare it to or what genre it falls into.  I can’t do it.  At it’s core, Bulletstorm is a first-person shooter.  But there are so many variables thrown into this equation, you […]

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Two Worlds 2 First Impressions

First, a HUGE thank you goes out to Aubrey Norris, the “SouthPeak/Deep Silver Information Minister” for providing me with a review copy of Two Worlds 2.  Unlike the majority, I enjoyed the first Two Worlds — it was flawed, but it was clever enough to keep me entertained despite its shortcomings.  I’ve continuously claimed that […]

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How to make achievements matter.

I boast a gamerscore of just over 68,000.  For a long time I was an achievement hunter and played games solely based on what would cause the beloved “kerplunk” to flow through my ears.  The reason I did this was two-fold:  1. I used it as a barometer to measure my gaming and 2. It […]

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NO! Don’t tell me! I haven’t played it yet!

With games, books, and movies being released at a record pace, it’s hard to play, read or see everything you want to within a reasonable amount of time.  This, I can understand.  People have limited income and limited time – myself included.  It’s near impossible to spend time with my wife and child and still […]

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Lawnmower VS. Zombies Indie Game Review

Lawnmower – Check.  Zombies – Check.  An uncut field of grass – che..wait what?  When I first saw this game on the Xbox Live Arcade Indie Games channel, I immediately thought this would be a fun, unique experience.  I was only half right. Lawnmowers Vs. Zombies puts you in the driver’s seat of a riding […]

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“The Xbox is not a Gaming Console”

Recently, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (in an interview with USA Today) said that “Xbox isn’t a gaming console, Xbox is a family entertainment center.  It’s a place to socialize.  It’s a place to watch TV.  We have Hulu coming.  It’s the only system where you are the controller.  Your voice, your gestures, your body.” I’ve […]

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Wizard Apprentice – XBLA Indie Games Review

Role-playing games are a dime-a-dozen, especially on Xbox Live Arcade’s Indie channel, so when I see a new turn-based RPG available I think I know what I’m getting.  Wizard Apprentice taught me not to assume anything.  This top-down, dungeon-crawl RPG has a very unique style, requires a very unique strategy, and presents something unique to […]

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Hulu Plus Interview

With the announcement of Hulu Plus being added to Xbox Live I’ve been peppered with questions coming from friends I game with to grandparents who are interested in “This game box thing”.  I had a chance to talk with Elisa Schreiber of Hulu Plus to get some details regarding the upcoming addition, and this is […]

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I owe Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) an apology

I owe Major Nelson an apology. On October 18, 2010 I tweeted “Does anyone else feel that @MajorNelson is a ‘yes man’ and Corporate Tool?”  The intent of my tweet was two fold:  to spark some discussion into the lack of negative opinions given by Major Nelson (of Xbox), and to ignite some discussion with […]

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