Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Feature! Quick Links to Amazon!

I've set up a widget on the side of my blog, with quick links to all the games I've reviewed.  From here on, I will also include a link in the review.  You may now return with your regularly scheduled life.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Platform: Wii
Rating: M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Sexual Themes, Strong Language)
Players: 1-2
Price: $9.99 new

Now here's a game that feels dramatically out of place on a "family friendly" console.  Gratuitous violence, profane language, and silly over-the-top gameplay, all in one package.  Put the kids to bed, it's time for the REAL action to start!

Monday, November 21, 2011

EA's forum ban policy: How much is too much?

EA, what happened to you?
There's an article over on GamePolitics that talks about EA's Origin service and how people banned from the forums are subsequently unable to play the games they paid for.  After reading the comments and linked articles, there's a few sticky topics that I want to pick apart.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Nyko Zoom (Kinect)

I really was not planning on doing review on accessories on this blog, but I really feel compelled to write about this one after personal use and success.  This won't be a regular occurrence, just this once.

E3 Display showing off the box art
Accessory for: Microsoft Kinect (xbox 360)
Maker: Nyko
Cost: $29.99

Back at E3, Nyko announced a fish eye lens attachment for the Kinect called the Nyko Zoom.  Me, being 6'5" (~197cm) and all, knew that if something like this worked, it'd be a must-have add-on for the Kinect.  I pestered my manager at Gamestop about this product for at least a month or so, and I think he was relieved to have me off his case.

Monday, November 7, 2011

GTA 5 to ship 6/12/2012

According to Wal-Mart's product page, Grand Theft Auto Five (supposedly) will ship on June 12, 2012 in the United States.  A quick search of the ESRB website shows no records of a Grand Theft Auto 5, and the US Patent and Trademark Office shows no registered Trademark for the Grand Theft Auto 5 name, either.
I dunno about you, but I'm going to chalk this one up to rumor.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ooga Booga Booga!

Halloween always gets people in a mood to soil their trousers.  Everybody and their mother tries to capitalize on this season, and game companies are no exception.  The survival horror genre has been around since the original nintendo era, but I feel that the genre as a whole is in need of a spark of life, a la Frankenstein.
Or this guy.  He's scary enough.