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Sunday Roundup: 6/30/13

New Games (6-30-13)Last Thursday was my birthday, and as such I received a few games from family members as gifts (as well as treated myself to a small something). I feel like being a game collector makes things a lot easier on those seeking to give me a present: you pretty much can’t go wrong buying a game or, better yet, gift card. Outside of the birthday happenings, a new game came in for review that I’m anxious to get to, if only I could put down Animal Crossing: New Leaf for more than a minute to play it!

 

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Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

DnD Chronicles of Mystara CoverThe arcade scene is all but gone today. When the business was booming in the 90s arcades were the only way to play particular games because not all arcade titles were ported to consoles. Even if they were ported, some were never released in the US; this is the case with Capcom’s duo of arcade titles based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. So unless you lived in Japan or imported the Sega Saturn compilation, arcades were your only alternative.

Jump ahead sixteen years and Capcom has rectified this injustice by releasing Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, an HD re-release of both arcade classics Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara. With gameplay that holds up to this day, support for up to four players, online matchmaking, unlockable content, and plenty of replay value, Chronicles of Mystara is well worth the wait. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 06/28/2013 in Xbox 360

 

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The Recurring Bosscast: 019: More Like Xbox 180

E3 has come and gone (you can read all about it here!) and with it the looming feeling in the Microsoft camp that something didn’t go so well.

And then the  reversal happened.

A huge surprise to everyone in the gaming media and even parts of technology outlets in general, Microsoft announced they were doing away with DRM and a few of the key components of the upcoming Xbox One. Naturally, Jett (refreshed after a trip to Cuba), Mat, and myself weigh in on the topic and dub the Xbox One the Xbox 180.

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The Recurring Bosscast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted on Splitkick.com.

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The Recurring Bosscast Episode 019: More Like Xbox 180

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 06/25/2013 in Recurring Bosscast

 

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Sunday Roundup: 6/23/13

New Games (6-23-13)

Wow, it’s been quite some time since the last Sunday Roundup! I believe one month might be a record for a draught between entries, but seeing as the last one was extravagant and this one is full of quality games and deals, I think the wait is justified. This week’s games come to us from a dying Blockbuster Video. It’s always sad to see a store closing for good, but honestly I was surprised there were any Blockbuster’s still around. On top of that, this store looked crazy old, like it had been around for decades. Anyway, a few good games this week, and all of them still newish.

 

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A World of Games Update

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I’m proud to announce that A World of Games, my Tumblr blog featuring photos and videos of all the arcades I visit, has been completely redone! A new theme, tons of new photos, and a sleeker presentation mean you’ll be viewing the arcade scene in style! Be sure to check it out, follow, and enjoy!

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new content. I recently visited Santa Cruz, California. Specifically the famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where they had plenty of old time (and some new) arcade games. I suppose I should have expected as much from a location founded over 100 years ago! Reminisce and have fun!

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Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 06/21/2013 in Randomness, Retro

 

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

Oracle of Seasons Ages LogosNintendo’s Virtual Console is a brilliant platform that provides today’s generation of gamers access to video games from yesteryear. One of the best aspects of this service is the privilege to play some of Nintendo’s classic games, and now, gamers have access to two of the better games in the timeless Legend of Zelda series: the Game Boy Color titles Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 06/19/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Call of Juarez Gunslinger CoverCall of Juarez: Gunslinger takes all the stereotypes of the Wild West and exaggerates them as far as they can go: famous bandits like Jesse James and Billy the Kid are real enemies, bar fights and scuffles with outlaws are commonplace, and duels in the streets are usually the best way to end a disagreement. Gunslinger utilizes these in conjunction with streamlined gameplay, well-paced storytelling, and attention to detail to create an entertaining and exciting shooter. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 06/19/2013 in Xbox 360

 

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