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My Top Five Most Anticipated Games for (the remainder of) 2011

March 24, 2011 | | 19 Comments

Since my last top five list was marginally well received, I’ve decided to give it another shot and deliver the games that will keep me a recluse for most of this year.

Yes, it’s almost April, but it’s never too late to think about the games you’re going to be shelling $60 out for. And as long as it’s snowing outside (and it still is here in Maine), I still consider it the beginning of the year…you know, unless it’s November or something.

Anyway, here are my top five most anticipated games for the rest of 2011. All release dates are the current US release dates for the games.

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My Top Five Most (and Least) Favorite Games

March 9, 2011 | | 24 Comments

We’ve all have had games we’ve despised, and games we’ve loved. Games that made us stand up and cheer, and games that made us stand up and throw the controller through the nearest window. Games that are a triumph and games that are…um…not a triumph.

I’m not good with analogies. Anyway, we’ve all had games we’ve loved and games we’ve hated. It’s just the games I love are always within arm’s reach, and the ones I hate are in the bargain bins at Goodwill.

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KZ3 Beta: Random Thoughts

February 15, 2011 | | 11 Comments

I played some more Warzone and Guerilla Warfare last night. I have some random thoughts.

Map Configuration You might not think that the map in the beta is too big. Personally, I do, but that’s fine. The large field … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Can’t Beat ‘Em? Join ‘Em!

February 14, 2011 | | 14 Comments

I played some more KZ3 beta last night, and before I get into it I’d like to make some comments. First, I’m only one person, and this is only my opinion. Second, I know this is a beta, but … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Whine x2

February 12, 2011 | | 25 Comments

Last night was another night of frustration playing KZ3 beta. On the whole, the evening left me drained.

  1. Initial Spawn ProblemsWhy is it when I play Guerilla Warfare, I get killed three seconds after I spawn for … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Operations

February 11, 2011 | | 15 Comments

For KZ3 last night I played with a friend and tried Operations, which I hadn’t played a lot of before. Here are my thoughts.

  1. Just like many other shooters, playing with a team that actually communicates makes a … Read More

My Killzone 3 Pre-Order is Going Back

February 10, 2011 | | 88 Comments

I haven’t been able to play the KZ3 beta very much, just because I couldn’t get online. After the patch last night, however, things were a lot better. I could connect no problem, and so I played several games. I was placed in several Guerilla Warfare matches right at the end, which was frustrating. But I also got to play through several full matches of Guerrilla Warfare and Warzone.

I’m going back to the store and asking for me pre-order money back. There’s no way that this is an enjoyable game. KZ3 is more frustrating than MW2 ever was.

One. It’s not fun being killed by people you can’t see. I was walking along, minding my own business, and a guy right if front of me, who was cloaked, shoots me dead. Sure, it might be fun for the cloaked person. “Tee hee. I was standing right in front of him. Giggle giggle.” But to everyone else, it’s an annoyance of epic proportions. (Well, as epic as annoyances in a video game can get.)

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Sony Needs Babysitting Service

November 30, 2010 | | 21 Comments

Quick, what was the biggest game launch this year? What was the biggest game launch ever, all time, all platforms? What PS3 game released this year with tons of bugs, lower resolution than the 360 version, bad frame rate issues … Read More