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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer

Surprisingly dropping on May 23rd, here’s a new trailer for, umm…the game in the post title 🙂 Surprising cuz Nintendo usually saves these big games for the holiday season. But this year’s game releases are following a new pattern altogether. Anyways, it looks like Mario Galaxy-The Lost Levels…I think that’s how Nintendo described it when it was first announced. I dunno yall, my Partner-N-Crime and I were pretty excited for this…now I’m not sure, I think NSMBW left a bad taste behind. Hopefully this will be as fun and smile inducing as the first one.

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February 25, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , | 1 Comment

No New Nintendo hardware?! Daily LoL.

“I don’t think it’ll [Wii successor] be any time soon,” Nintendo of America exec Cammie Dunaway told GameSpot at the recent Nintendo Summit.

“Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow.”

There has been 50 million PS2s sold in America, Dunaway points out. Currently the Wii has sold nearly 28 million units. Does that mean there won’t be a new Nintendo home console until 20 million or so more Wiis are sold?

“That said, part of Nintendo’s heritage is to always be looking at innovation, and to always start working on the next hardware every time we launch a platform, so we’ll have it ready when the time is right.” Ah, the future!

And to this I say…

L O L

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | 2 Comments

Microsoft X10: Alan Wake

Man, I won’t even pretend to know what this game’s about. I just know they’ve been teasing it since before the 360 came out, and it looks damn interesting. Not only that, I thought I’d have to wait till the fall/winter to play it. It comes out May 18th! I’m pumped…enjoy the little trailer here.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , | Comments Off on Microsoft X10: Alan Wake

Microsoft X10: Fable III

Here’s a ‘dev diary’ about Fable III. Peter Molyneux and crew talk a little bit about what’s new and changed for the new game. Which reminds me, I gotta get back on Fable II and complete that!

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , | Comments Off on Microsoft X10: Fable III

Microsoft X10: Halo Reach

Microsoft had their x10 show a little while back…their mini-E3 for all things Xbox360 if you will. With it came some cool trailers and announcements. Here’s a ‘ViDoc’ for Halo Reach….and it looks awesome, can’t wait till the fall when the game drops. Check the HD version of the video if you can, it’s worth it.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on Microsoft X10: Halo Reach

GBU DLC Game Review for Lost in Nightmares (Resident Evil 5) (Xbox360)

Here you get to play through what was just a flashback for Chris in the main game. Being a huge Resident Evil fan, I’ve always maintained that I really liked RE5, but didn’t love it. Upon reflection though, it was a damn fine game once you got over the flaws. At 5 bux and available for the platforms that RE5 showed up on(not sure about the PC version though), this DLC is totally worth it and warrants a 9/10 from the double R.

The Good – The setting takes you back to a mansion that’s very reminiscent of the one in the first game. Except with all the modern audio/visual upgrades introduced in RE5, and man, this is still one damn fine looking game. Very impressive. You get teamed up with Jill again, giving you a welcome throwback feeling. The zombies make a brief appearance bringing some awesome jump scares. Speaking of scares, while the main game was pretty much devoid of any creepiness, this DLC brings the creepy back, and it’s good. My first time through, it took me just over an hour to complete. Once you know what to do, or if you’re an expert, it’ll probably take you a half hour.

The Bad – You can’t save your game….WTF?!?…yeah I know it’s short, but sometimes you gotta turn off the game man. If I’m taking my time and I’m a half hour in, I don’t wanna have to do it again later….which did happen to me. Whatever RE5 issues you’ve had, controls or whatever, won’t be any different here.

The Ugly
– Man, I wish all of RE5 was like this….I had a good time, it was creepy, gorgeous, and made me miss the days when you can easily find a creepy game.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , , , | Comments Off on GBU DLC Game Review for Lost in Nightmares (Resident Evil 5) (Xbox360)

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 Video. Woot!

Kotaku posted a nice developer interview for the game Lego Harry Potter. For one they mention the single biggest complaint with the series, at least for me, the split screen. The ability to go off and do your own thing and not have it mess things up is kind of NEAT.  I’m a big HP fan , and a lego FREAK, well not really a freak but I get freaky so does that count? My hope is that the Lego Franchise is not too terribly worn out because I really want the HP one to succeed. =)

February 19, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | Comments Off on Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 Video. Woot!

39th Podcast

One year anniversary yo! But of course days LATER I put this up. We get together to talk about what we’ve been playing and the lost chatter returns! Wewt!39thpodcast

February 17, 2010 Posted by | The Master Control Cast | , , | Comments Off on 39th Podcast

Dragon Age, is Dialogue in Video games totally Neccesary or not?

I refer to what I encountered in Dragon Age as RP BS.  I’m all for conversation in a game if it’s done tastefully but I think Bioware goes to places that they shouldn’t tread.  I find myself skipping key talking points and just mashing through levels killing things.  I came to this same problem in another Bioware game, Mass Effect. While the story line is engaging and entertaining at some points I simply just want to play. Mass Effect 1 had a good amount of action to mix with the story. Then again I had the book to use as a walk through. I was essentially reading the story as I was playing. As a old fashioned type of guy who enjoys reading paperbacks this was ok, I imagine the Ipad Generation to be will not.  So my main problem is Dragon Age keeps you IN the story more than it does taking part in it. Do I really need to explore all conversation paths? Sure I can just use the option to Presuade or Kill you but then am I back in this mashing game? There are other games that tell no story, or even the same story over and over like Mario and gets away with it without any fuss from the masses. Or Stories told through tape recorder entries like Bioshock.  So what do you think? Is Dialogue in games necessary?

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | 1 Comment

Really Nintendo? Really??

The guys at kotaku are reporting on the guy who was the first to leak New Super Mario Bros. Wii online. Nintendo found him cuz they were able to “employ the use of sophisticated technological forensics”….whatever. The pisser is that they’re ordering the guy to pay 1.3 mil “to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual’s actions.” Come on Nintendo, the effin game sold over 10 million copies, most games today are lucky to sell a tenth that amount. Sure, piracy is illegal blah blah blah….if they were hurtin, I’d understand a fine and all that, but this is outrageous. While I don’t share the same hate for the game as my partner-n-crime, he makes alot of good points that can’t be argued…this whole lawsuit business just might push it in that category for me though.

February 9, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , | 1 Comment

Fallout New Vegas Trailer

Man, I love the look of this video. We’re total Fallout Fans and I’m curious to see how they can expand on what was one of my favorite games of last year!

February 6, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | Comments Off on Fallout New Vegas Trailer

GBU DLC Review – Battle of Forli (Assassin’s Creed 2)(Xbox360)

Assassin’s Creed 2 was one of my favorite games of ’09. There’s more than enough game there, so DLC really isn’t necessary, but there were a couple ‘memory chapters’ in the game that went ‘corrupted’ if you get the ‘Animus’ lingo. Word around the campfire is that the devs couldn’t polish up these chapters in time for the game’s release, therefore, with the power of the internet, we can get them later. The 1st one just came out on Xbox Live and the PSN, it’s 4 bux for an hour of so of gameplay…not too bad. The Raw rating, 7/10.

The Good – In case you couldn’t get enough AC2, here’s a little more. If you like the fight system, then there’s plenty of that to do here. One mission had me timed, I was able to pull it off with 3 seconds left on the clock…while it really shouldn’t have taken me that long, it was quite thrilling to pull it off in such fashion. A character that you’re briefly introduced to in the main game gets to be fleshed out here, and she’s an awesome character at that. The main game had only one flying mission, once you were done you couldn’t do it anymore, with Battle of Forli, you have the option to freefly from a spot anytime you want. Overall, pretty worth it if you’re a big AC2 fan.

The Bad – Even if you are a big AC2 fan, you’re not missing alot by skipping this…as I said, it’s worth it, but…no mind blowing revelations or anything like that. Nothing particularly new to do….and just in case you’re not a fan of the fighting system, then you really want to stay away from this. It’s only like an hour long, and ends pretty abruptly, leaving us hanging till next month for the next chapter. Once you finish the missions, you can’t go back and play them again.

The Ugly – Me, stumbling with the controls trying get my bearings….while I got pretty good at the game, I finished it what, a month and a half ago? I went back to the training grounds just get smooth at it again.

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GBU DLC Review – Battle of Forli (Assassin’s Creed 2)(Xbox360)