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Wow! Some WoW cakes

Next time your favorite WoW fanatic is craving something sugary, why not whip up a Warcraft-inspired cake? Here are some examples:

First up, a cake made to look like the bank in Ogrimmar.

Ogrimmar bank

Next, a Paladin jumping out of a laptop screen.

Paladin cake

And, a Horde cake.

Horde cake

More cool cakes and links to the bakers on the original post over here. There’s only one way these could be improved upon for Chuddy’s birthday next year… ICE CREAM CAKES!

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | | 1 Comment

26th Podcast!

The boys get together for a little holiday season review. We start this week with the XBOX 360 games. Some ps3 talk edges it’s way in too! Join us for the 26th_Podcast

September 6, 2009 Posted by | The Master Control Cast | , , , | Comments Off on 26th Podcast!

Offical Ratchet and Clank Release Date Announced!

The folks over at the playstation blog have put a gi-normous (read big) post on the new Ratchet and Clank Game “Crack in Time” with box art and some screens. We’re pretty pumped about the new game, I just got into the series and rich a long time (what game hasen’t he dropped the saying “i’ve been playing this a long time”) on. It’s shaping up to be a great holiday video game season, we’ll be doing a three part podcast about this starting this week!

Oh and…there’s a pre-order deal going on too….

from the blog..

‘Discovery Package’ – Explore the Insomniac Moon with a special level that resembles the layout of Insomniac Games’ studio offices. A fan favorite, the Moon is filled with content that didn’t quite make the final game, sort of like deleted scenes on DVDs. You can earn this unlockable on your own, but Insomniac certainly won’t make it easy for ya!

‘Power Package’ – Up your arsenal with an exclusive weapon skin for one of Ratchet’s weapons along with extra hit points and Ratchet’s brand new Cryo Mine Glove.

‘Bolt Package’ – Bolster your bolt count with 5,000 free bolts care of Ratchet’s most bolt-centric power-ups, the Bolt Magnetizer and Box Basher.

‘Space Package’ – Drift off into space with an exclusive hot rod skin for Ratchet’s ship, the Aphelion, along with 5,000 free bolts and an exclusive Ratchet & Clank PlayStation Home Avatar skin

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , | Comments Off on Offical Ratchet and Clank Release Date Announced!

GTAIV: The Ballad of Gay Tony trailer

Finally, movie trailer style goods on this jawn….Oct. 29th…Xbox Live Marketplace…..or disc[GTA:Episodes From Liberty City]….20bux…can’t wait 🙂

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on GTAIV: The Ballad of Gay Tony trailer

GBU game review for Heavenly Sword (PS3)

Here’s a game I’ve had on my mind for awhile. I played up till the final boss, had a really hard time with him, then let it sit till my first PS3 died, lost my saves so I gotta do it again. But it’s good enough for me to wanna play through again, gotta go with a 7/10 on this one.

The Good – This is a hack-n-slash game in the style of God of War, you play as Nariko, a fiery redhead who wields the ‘Heavenly Sword’ and is able to pull off a ridiculous amount of attacks and combos with said sword and awesome acrobatics. The graphics are detailed and impressive sometimes showing hundreds of enemies on screen at once, the battles can feel quite epic at times. The story is in an old asian/kung fu movie style that is very entertaining, you gotta protect your land and clan from evil forces who want to take over and rule with the Heavenly Sword. It’s told through gorgeous in-game engine cutscenes with great voice acting. Motion captured facial expressions really add to the feeling of ‘buying’ what the characters are going through. The music really stands out and would fit well in a “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” type of film. Sometimes the action is broken up in a different style with a secondary character who yields a bow and arrow. Some quick time events, which for the most part are easy and fun, and won’t always spell immediate death if you miss a command.

The Bad – The gameplay has a sort of auto blocking system to the fighting, which can be annoying to me since I’m used to pressing a button to block in these fighting/hack-n-slash games. The bosses have an ol skool quality, where you have to learn patterns in multiple stages of a fight, but some can be irritating when you die and have to do the whole process all over again more than once. While the graphics are gorgeous overall, sometimes there’s framerate issues and some ugly screen tearing as well. Some may not like the cheesy/hammy nature of some of the characters and bosses in the storyline. The game is short, I’m talking 5-7hrs short with really nothing else to do afterward.

The Ugly – Andy Serkis, of Lord of the Rings/Gollum fame, plays a few of the characters, notably the bosses….I wish this one, General Flying Fox, was real so I could punch him in the face for being ugly and annoying :-/

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , | 4 Comments

We present Mr Chi-City

Man, we really love this guy Mr Chi-City. He’s pretty hilarious. Rich sent this clip last week because y’know..I’m trying to get a girl being engaged and all. But still Mr Chi City fills you in on how to get women by keeping your fridge stocked. Oh and..yeah. Sweet Baby Ray’s is pretty amazing.

As usual with my posts, I’m a visual dude. Here’s a little video 🙂

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , | Comments Off on We present Mr Chi-City

Mario and Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story Gameplay

Yeah yeah, we love youtube. It’s no joke but some gameplay footage for the new Nintendo DS game came across these set of eyes. The game looks cute and might be a sleeper on me. Looks like this will be on the christmas list for a certain someone!

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , | 1 Comment