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Yearly Roundup: 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, I thought it would be a cool idea to look back at the year in games. Specifically, the year in games added to my ever-growing library. If you’re a frequent visitor to the site (I greatly hope you are!) you’ll no doubt know I do a weekly blog post about my newest games. So below I’ve collected every game I added this year (well, really only half-year, because I started this blog in late July). I’ve also linked any relevant posts I’ve done about said games, like reviews, Modern Classics, and gameplay videos. Enjoy the small retrospective, and here’s to another fantastic year in gaming in 2012!

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Gameplay Vault: Xotic

Xotic is a first-person shooter/arcade style hybrid game released for the Xbox 360. The game is indie in design, but has a lot going for it, including relatively high production values and an interesting premise to say the least. Unfortunately the game just doesn’t work as well as it should. I recorded some gameplay for you all to see, and you can hear my commentary about the game as well. Check it out…

 

 

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Posted by on 12/12/2011 in Xbox 360

 

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Gameplay Vault: Fusion: Genesis

A newly released Xbox Live Arcade shooter, Fusion: Genesis combines the action of dual-stick shooting with the upgrading of RPGs. I felt there was a bit too much emphasis placed on the managing of ships and upgrades and not enough focus on the action, but this is still a good title that lets you live out your space mercenary dreams.

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Posted by on 11/17/2011 in Xbox 360

 

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Left 4 Dead Plushies Vids

As I’ve stated before, my girlfriend is awesome and she got me these sweet Left 4 Dead plushies for our two year anniversary. After I found out that the Hunter didn’t work properly, I sent him in to Valve to get a replacement. Nearly two weeks went by but I finally have a fully functional collection of adorable cotton zombies! I made a few quick videos accenting the sound effects each makes. As far as toys go, these are awesome!

 

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Posted by on 10/18/2011 in Randomness

 

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Modern Classics: Power Stone 2

Power Stone 2 is a 3D fighter from Capcom for the Sega DreamCast. An improvement over the original, Power Stone 2 is a frantic, fast-paced game that is a blast to play. Read on and relive this classic all over again.

 

 

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Posted by on 09/07/2011 in Dreamcast

 

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Modern Classics: Intelligent Qube

Let’s take a look at a lesser known puzzle game for the PS1. Intelligent Qube for the PS1 is a puzzle game that has you taking out cubes (or qubes) on a grid of other cubes (or qubes) while avoiding falling off said cubes (or qubes). And it works quite well. I just suck at it. This week’s addition to the Modern Classics library is a jolly good game that will definitely make you feel dumb.

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Posted by on 08/31/2011 in Playstation 1

 

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Modern Classics: Under the Skin

Join me as we delve deep into the catacombs that are my video game library. This week we have a lesser known Capcom title, Under the Skin. With frantic and zany action, high production values, and even a hefty nod to the Resident Evil franchise, it’s a shame more people haven’t played this lost gem. Read on and see why aliens with tiny ray guns can be your friends….

 

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Posted by on 08/24/2011 in Playstation 2

 

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