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Super Street Fighter IV (XBOX 360) Review

Summary [9.8 out of 10] A year after the initial release of Street Fighter IV Capcom offers up a new edition with 10 new fighters, new online modes, extra Ultra Combos and some tweaks and balancing. If you are serious enough about Street Fighter to want the new hotness or you never bought last year’s […]

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Iron Man 2 Movie Review

Exhibit A: Exhibit B: Exhibit C: The defense rests: 9 out of 10 Okay so even if Scarlett Johansson weren’t in this and weren’t just as hot as the day is long, Iron Man 2 kicks ass. It throws a lot at the audience but the majority hits the target. You couple that with terrific […]

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Review

When I was a kid just seeing the posters and cover boxes for the first two Nightmare on Elm Street movies was enough to scare the absolute crap out of me. My cousin rented both of them one Easter weekend and my mom let me watch them in the very misguided hope that if I […]

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Dragon Age: Origins Awakening (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [7.5 out of 10] Continuing the Grey Wardens’ struggle against the Darkspawn comes  Awakening, the first full expansion for last year’s Dragon Age: Origins. In Awakening you can choose to import your previous character or start up a new generic Grey Warden tasked with rebuilding the order by rehabilitating  Vigil’s Keep near the city […]

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Clash of the Titans Movie Review

I am a huge fan of the original Clash of the Titans and I am a huge fan of Greek Mythology. I may be a huge fan of Greek Mythology because of the original Clash of the Titans. When I saw this new one was going to come out I was excited because if ever […]

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Just Dance (Wii) Review

Introduction [10 out of 10] Now, I feel it incumbent upon me to emphasize straight outta the gate that I would never even attempt *pauses briefly to watch commercial for Glee!* to label myself as a “gamer” or even a person that knows anything about what the general gaming community consensus constitutes as a good […]

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God of War III (PS3) Review

Summary [9.8 out of 10] Picking up right where part 2 left off, God of War 3 brings the trilogy to a close in the best way possible. Carving his way through what is left of Greek mythology has never been this good. God of War 3 is epic from start to finish and never […]

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Vizio VF551XVT HDTV Mini-Review

Introduction Below are my thoughts, opinions and observations of 3 solid days with the Vizio VF551XVT 55″ LED-LCD HDTV purchased from Costco.

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Dante's Inferno: Animated Movie Review

Summary [6.5 out of 10] Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic is an excellent adaptation of the story behind the video game of the same name, but in the grand scheme of anime, feels like an average attempt. For a new IP from EA, putting all the money behind the game and the animated movie is […]

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Pelican PS3 Dual Triggers Review

Introduction [10 out of 10] I purchased the PS3 Dual Triggers a month or so ago from Amazon for $5 with the hope that they would fix one of my major complaints with the PS3 controller: The convex buttons get slippery and your fingers slide off them while playing. There are actually 3 things I […]

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BioShock 2 (PC) Review

Summary [8 out of 10] True-to-form I ran through BioShock 1 for the first time in preparation for BioShock 2, and last night I finally wrapped up BioShock 2 (fighting through the keybinding bugs on the PC) and found it to be an excellent continuation of the BioShock story, feeling very much like the first one […]

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Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [9.9 out of 10] Delivering yet another stunning RPG experience, Bioware is back with Mass Effect 2. Players once again assume the role of Commander Shepard to save the universe from another massive threat. This time, humans are disappearing from settlements all over the Terminus system thanks to a new galactic menace colloquially known […]

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Completed BioShock, Thoughts on the Sequel

Update #1: Reviews are trickling in for BioShock 2 and IGN’s in particular specifically address the much better story telling experience and a lot of my gripes mentioned below. Hurrah! I recently got re-interested in the BioShock universe when I decided to read up a bit more about the world of Rapture and the characters […]

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Assassin’s Creed II (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Sequel to the 2007 original, Assassin’s Creed II again follows Desmond Miles’s adventures in the mind bending Animus as he escapes the evil Abstergo Industries and once again plunges into his genetic memory. Instead of heading to the Holy Land of 1149,  Desmond jaunts to Italy during the Renaissance taking […]

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Slicehost Review – Excellent VPS Hosting Experience

We are currently in the process of building out a farm of upgradeable virtual servers that will comprise Break it Down blog and the rest of The Buzz Media’s blog network. RimuHosting has been a top-tier host for 3 years now for our member sites, but the beauty of RimuHosting and it’s well-deserved reputation as having some […]

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Patrick’s 20 Favorite Movies of the Decade

Okay so here is how I did this: I went down a list of all the movies released in the past decade and wrote down the ones that I really liked a lot. Not the ones that I liked okay or that I found a bit amusing but really liked. Then I realized that the […]

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Patrick’s 10 Least Favorite Movies of 2009

As good of a year as 2009 was it had its fair share of stinkers. There were a lot of movies out that looked terrible but that I didn’t see, like Bride Wars or Confessions of a Shopaholic, but there were plenty I did for reasons I can’t really explain. Some were movies I thought […]

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) Review

Summary [9.8 out of 10] The long awaited sequel to (in my estimation) the best Playstation 3 game of all time, Uncharted 2 picks up with Nathan Drake about a year after the events of the first game and finds him embroiled in a search for Marco Polo’s lost treasure. The story takes you across […]

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Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [9.5 out of 10] Heading back to their roots, BioWare delivers a deep action RPG in the rich tradition of Baldur’s Gate II and Neverwinter Nights. This sprawling fantasy epic offers up a role-playing cornucopia of options and interactions that will keep you coming back again and again. With a robust character creator and […]

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [5.5 out of 10] A sequel to the 2006 original, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 offers up a hybrid Secret War/Civil War storyline and the same four character, top down beat-em-up action found in the first game and the X-men Legends titles before it. Vicarious Visions left the basic game play alone and streamlined the […]

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Shadow Complex (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [9.5 out of 10] Set in the world of Empire by Orson Scott Card, Shadow Complex is a 2D side-scrolling adventure game in the vein of Metroid. You play Jason, a fish out of water who finds himself embroiled in high tech action and espionage when a hiking trip turns into a rescue mission […]

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Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [10 out of 10] When Joker turns a prison transfer into Arkham Asylum into a full fledged take over of the island it is up to Batman to round up the inmates and stop whatever Joker has planned in the first game to ever fully and accurately capture the Batman experience. Finally, Batman’s entire […]

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Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.5/10 (for fans) 6.5/10 (for anyone else)] Set in 1991 the Ghostbusters game effectively serves as a de facto third movie This is a cannon installment in the series which will apparently be relevant to the actual third movie. Written by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis, the game finds the Ghostbusters thriving and happy […]

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HTC Hero Review Uncovers Prominent Performance Issues

Engadget Mobile put up their (excellent) review of the HTC Hero recently and I got a lot of information out of that review that I hadn’t gotten anywhere else. More specifically the following highlights: Hardware – The hardware in the HTC Hero was rumored at one point to be improved upon the HTC Magic, that […]

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