Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Players: 1 (2-4 online)

Rating: Teen (Violence, Blood)

Price: 1200 MS Points ($15)

Platform reviewed: Xbox Live Arcade

Back in February, I posted a "wish list" of what should come back in Tony Hawk HD and what shouldn't.  After sitting down in the career mode for five hours straight last Friday, I can safely say that there's at least a few people within Activision who share my sentiments.  Turn it up! Bring the noise!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scrooge Alert! Metro 2033 for $5!

Bourbon wants you to buy Metro 2033.  Go do it!
Those of you who read my review of Metro 2033 and didn't buy it now have no excuse to pass it up.  Green Man Gaming has the game available for PC download for all of $5.  Go do it, now!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review: Dead Rising

Players: 1

Platform: Xbox 360

Rating: Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol)

Back when the Xbox 360 launched, Dead Rising was one of the titles first available.  Zombies and shopping malls and a lawsuit from George Romero? Sign me up!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Off Topic: Why I kissed Facebook Goodbye

In the spring of 2006, I created my facebook account.  In May of 2012, I shut it down.  Why? Lots of reasons.  Mark Zuckerberg created an empire, that much is certain.  His little networking tool for keeping in touch with his classmates bloomed into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut, and finally went public this year.  Perhaps that's part of the problem.  The new facebook doesn't match the values and principles of the old, and it's slowly killing it from inside.

[Editor's note: this is the first of the off topic rants I mentioned in my "One Year Later" post.  While I could easily include gaming topics, I'm going to avoid that as much as possible during this rant.  I have enough material as it is...]

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: The Conduit

Platform: Wii

Players: 1 (up to 8 online)

Rating: Teen (Blood, Mild Language, Violence)

Developer: High Voltage Software

Publisher: SEGA

Since this review is going live on July 4th, it's only fitting to do a "patriotic" game.  There's really not many examples of "modern" patriots in gaming.  Save, of course, for Michael Ford.