Archive for Gaming

Episode 10: Rage of the Nerds

Posted in Rants and Raves with tags , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Just Zach

The boys put the NO-L4D2 group on blast. For six minutes.

Weekend Game Review

Posted in Reviews & Previews with tags on June 22, 2009 by Danny Methane

It’s a little late, and this is going to be, admittedly, a tad rushed, but I figured that, since I beat the game within a week of buying it, I should review it.

Mass Effect is one of those games where once you start playing it, you’re not going to stop until it’s over. It was the first RPG in years that I have finished. In fact, I think it might be the ONLY one I have finished.

There are over 30 hours of gameplay, if you do all of the side missions and whatnot. I didn’t. It really only took me about 10 hours to finish the game.

The game itself wasn’t bad at all. The story was compelling, original (to my knowledge), and the gameplay was fun. The controls for PC were a tad wonky, but I suspect it was built for consoles, thus the PC gets the short end, as always.

The game took a lot of heat for having controversial sex scenes, which, having seen them, aren’t really controversial.

That’s about the extent of the first one.

The scene with the human one is a little more graphic, but then again, I can get more porn from a childrens website.

Overall, I thought the game was good, it was fairly long, had some great battles and kept me guessing.

I thought it was kind of cool that you could talk your way out of battles if you wished.

I did, however, find it odd that you could talk your way out of a boss battle.

When the scene was over, I said, “Easiest boss battle ever, I talked him into killing himself!”

So, if you’re a fan of RPG’s, go out and get Mass Effect. Worth every penny. Even if you’re not a fan of RPG’s, get it. It’s a fun game.

Also theres a characted with the moniker Ashley Williams. That’s right.

Episode 8 – Mailbag

Posted in Geek-Out, Random with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by Just Zach

We dust off all those old email addresses we don’t use anymore and answer some questions from viewers.

Yes, real viewers.  Not us.  Actual people.  We didn’t write these this time.

Link in the sidebar.

Episode 7: E3

Posted in Actual News, Geek-Out, Rants and Raves with tags , on June 4, 2009 by Just Zach

It’s that time of the year again!  No, not just another miserable Texas summer, but the Electronic Entertainment Expo!  Hooray vidyea games!

Episode 4: Duke Nukem Never Ever

Posted in Actual News, Geek-Out with tags , on May 7, 2009 by Just Zach

Games You Oughta Try: Eternal Darkness

Posted in Rants and Raves with tags on April 27, 2009 by Just Zach

For being the company that more or less brought the gaming industry back from the brink in the late 80’s, Nintendo takes a lot of flak from a fanbase it’s largely responsible for- namely the twenty-thirtysomething hardcore gamer bloc. As the first generation born with and raised on video games grows, so do their tastes, and games like Halo, The Guy Game and Close Range come about due to this demand for more mature fare.  Nintendo has never embraced adult material near to the degree that it’s competition has, which has in turn earned it the label of being a ‘kiddie company’ that ‘only makes childish games’.  While it is true that their systems have and continue to be dominated by the more-often-than-not cute and cuddly franchise characters like Yoshi, Kirby and Pikachu, quite a few notable “M rated” titles have graced Nintendo systems then and now.  From the Perfect Dark of yore to MadWorld today, Nintendo has had an admittedly somewhat limited, but no less present place in the mature market.  One of the best (and most distressingly obscure) examples of this is Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem for the Gamecube.

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Games You Oughta Try: WWE Day of Reckoning

Posted in Geek-Out with tags , on April 1, 2009 by Just Zach

Do it. Go on. I’ll wait.

The gay jokes. C’mon, I know you have ’em. It’s wrestling. Just get it over with. Let it out and I’ll be here when you want to take me seriously.

Done? Good.

WWE: Day of Reckoning is a great Gamecube game.

God damnit, don’t you even get started on Gamecube jokes. I love my Gamecube. Wasn’t a perfect system, no, but if Nintendo hadn’t have ‘misstepped’, they’d have never made the Wii and millions upon millions of dollars by extension.

Are you really done now? Okay.

WWE: Day of Reckoning is a great Gamecube game. If you like wresting games. It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy a fighting game, much less one about pretending to fight. But it is a good game. Better, I’d say, than the Smackdown VS Raw series that dominates the market today. Yes, even the newest one. The fancy assed graphics and new modes and current roster and DLC and all that mess doesn’t mean a thing. DOR is the best wrestling game I’ve ever played. And I own some of the greats on the N64, the system of choice for wrestling games during the sport’s heyday. I’ve logged more hours on this game than most of my games combined.

Day of Reckoning (and it’s sequel, to be sure) is the best wrestling game I’ve ever played… mainly because you can interrupt animations.

Trust me, this is a big deal.

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