I’m not going to lie to you: I’ve been neglecting this blog for a few weeks now. It’s not for lack of content: I’ve had plenty to write about. As a matter of fact, a handful of game reviews went up in the past week, which is nice. But in terms of original content, I’ve had little more than my weekly releases of Sunday Roundups and Gaming News’. So I’ve decided to take this time to let you in on a little secret: I’ve been working a lot on other projects. I’ve also been just plain working too, which saps my energy most days, but I give you my work that Slick Gaming is not gone, and here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: August 2012
You got a taste of the new Left 4 Dead 2 campaign “Cold Stream” a few weeks ago, and here is the rest of the exciting new campaign for the zombie survival game. And as it was last time, Laura and myself tackle the zombie horde the best way we know: running head first into things and hoping for the best. Enjoy!
Be honest: when was the last time you sat down and played a Rock Band/Guitar Hero game? If you’re like me, and undoubtedly countless other gamers, then your plastic instruments have been collecting dust somewhere, not nearly getting as much love as they use to just a couple short years ago. Well Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band, had that in mind when coming up with the newest iteration of their music simulator. Rock Band Blitz is a dramatic change for the series that gives gamers a different approach to the rhythm genre. Read the rest of this entry »
It was just one year ago that gamers took up the blade staff and orchestrated the mass genocide of orcs in the original Orcs Must Die. Now gamers have an entirely new adventure to play through, with thousands more orcs to slay, new weapons and traps to utilize, and an entirely new, albeit familiar, character to play. Oh yeah, and something called co-op multiplayer. By tweaking a few details of the formula and keeping the core gameplay from the original game, Orcs Must Die 2 takes and already great game and makes it much better.
I said last time that I couldn’t recall any other instance where I came into possession of more games in one week, but it would appear I have outdone myself already. This week I found games from all over the place, and received a few at excellent prices from a friend looking to get rid of them! And this marks the first time where I’ve ever purchased video games from a convention (Gen Con Indy, to be exact), and that is something I’m definitely going to look into more. Let’s get into things then. Read the rest of this entry »
But in brighter news, there’s a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies coming, and maybe one to The World Ends With You. Oh, and the new Star Trek game, tied in with J. J. Abrams’ film, looks pretty sweet in a brand new trailer. Set phasers to FUN!
It was 10 years ago that gamers first picked up the keyblade, battled with Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, and met the eager hero Sora in the very first Kingdom Hearts. The newest iteration of the game, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, is a step in the right direction for the action RPG series, introducing new gameplay mechanics, characters, and storylines. Though it’s not Kingdom Hearts 3 that gamers have been so eagerly craving, at least it has a 3 in the title. That counts, right?
But still though, hearing that us Americans will be getting an official, English release of the Legend of Zelda history book is more than enough good news for one week!
This might be a record, folks. I don’t think I’ve every purchased this many games in one week. Not only that, but several of these games are highlights. Some are special because they are near and dear to my heart, some are special because they are hard to find gems, and some still are special because I was able to score them for a ridiculously good price. And I bought some crappy games for good measure. Come on, you didn’t think I’d leave you with your mouth hanging open with every game I bought, did you?
Cross off Blizzard on the list of big gaming companies that have had their networks hacked. Speaking of companies who have been hacked, Valve had an interesting tidbit on their Team Fortress 2 site this week. And Sony made a few headlines regarding The Last Guardian and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.