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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mega Man: Let the Games Begin

Mega Man: Let the Games Begin collects the first four volumes of the Archie Comics periodical Mega Man comics. There are many differences between this series and the manga series also starring the Blue Bomber, but both have their endearing qualities. After months of searching I’ve finally found this trade paperback edition of the series and am going to totally spoil the entire series for you all. But you know what? It’s totally awesome even if you already know what’s going to happen.

 

 

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Posted by on 04/19/2012 in Randomness, Retro

 

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What Your Favorite Video Games Say About You

Castlevania: You love killing all demonic creatures and have a thing for whips.

Left 4 Dead: You think zombies are alright and welcome the apocalypse if it means you can blast the living dead to pieces with a shotgun.

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Sunday Roundup: 4/15/12

Lots of good deals this week, lots of systems, and lots of games for this edition of the Sunday Roundup. Visiting new cities is always an opportunity for myself to venture into uncharted video game stores and sift through their wares, trying diligently to find that gem among all others, the diamond in the rough.

 

 

 

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Review: Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Tower defense games are nothing new, with new iterations on the classic formula seemingly coming out every year (see Dungeon Defenders and Orcs Must Die! & it’s newly announced sequel). How often has a game in the genre done something as radical as Anomaly: Warzone Earth? The folks at 11 bit studios said screw placing towers, we’re going to let you play as the creep and destroy the towers! Anomaly: Warzone Earth can be described as reverse tower defense (or even tower attack), but no matter what moniker it’s given the game is downright fun.

 

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Posted by on 04/11/2012 in Xbox 360

 

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Film Review: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

There’s something about Professor Layton and his apprentice number one Luke that has captivated me through three complete DS games. Needless to say I can’t get enough of the British accents, puzzle solving madness, and mysterious antics the duo get themselves into. Enter Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, an anime film based on the DS series of video games. After arriving in my mailbox via Netflix I was giddy like a child on Christmas morning waiting to get some free time to watch it. And though the movie is based on a puzzle solving video game, Eternal Diva does a fantastic job capturing the look, feel, and charm the DS games have become known for. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2012 in Nintendo DS, Randomness

 

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Sunday Roundup: 4/8/12

A light week in terms of new games, but a great week when looking at what the games are! Both are PS1 titles. One is a lot more recognizable than the other, but the other is a big winner in my book.

 

 

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Posted by on 04/08/2012 in Playstation 1

 

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Gaming Tunes You’ve Gotta Hear

I’ve got an experiment for you. Try and find me any gamer that doesn’t have at least one strong memory about the soundtrack of a game. You can’t do it. As endearing as the story in many a Final Fantasy, or the excellent gameplay of titles like Uncharted 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3, music in games has left an undeniable impact on gamers. Whether it’s the blips and bleeps of the Atari 2600, the MIDI music from the SNES, or the fully orchestrated masterpieces heard in the current generation of consoles, music has played an ever important role in shaping a video game. I want to take this time to share some of my personal favorites from my gaming past. I highly encourage you to sit back, pump up the volume, and bask in the warmth that a finely tuned gaming song can give you.

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