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Requiem for an XBox 360

Goodnight Sweet Prince. The Microsoft Xbox 360 was arguably the most successful of the seventh generation console systems. While not selling as many units as the Nintendo Wii or having the superior hardware of the Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the Xbox Live service helped drive a shift in online gaming utilizing consoles. Patrick’s comments [...]

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E3 2013 Preview Batman Arkham Origins

Another game at this year’s E3 that had us cautiously optimistic, the theater experience for Arkham Origins made us feel even more optimistic and a bit less cautious. Handled by WB Montreal this time around and set as a prequel to the other games in the series taking place early in Batman’s career , there [...]

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E3 2013 Preview-Project Spark

Project Spark is difficult to classify in a typical sense, from the gameplay video we might infer that it seemed like a straight forward god game ala Black and White and Dust but upon digging further into the engine and what players had been creating in beta testing it appeared this rabbit hole might be [...]

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Deadpool (Xbox 360) Review

[DISCLAIMER: I really REALLY like Deadpool] Summary [9.5 out of 10] Deadpool is now a videogame and it could not have be executed any better than this, a perfect example of why a Deadpool movie would never work but excels well in this format. Yes this is a game about superheroes, no it is absolutely [...]

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E3 2013 Preview-Payday 2

Payday 2 is the follow up to the original which appeared on Steam and PS3, this title is going to be on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on August 13th 2013. We got a chance to get a bit handsy with some guns and loot at E3 and I am happy to say this game plays [...]

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Poker Night at the Inventory 2 (Xbox 360)

  Summary [9 out of 10] Poker Night at the Inventory 2 is the latest offering from Telltale Game of The Walking Dead fame. It is a follow up to Poker Night at the Inventory, returning is Reginald Van Winslow from Tales of Monkey Island fame as the purveyor of The Inventory. Assisting with dealer [...]

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Pre E3 Conferences (Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Sony)

Here we are with the day-before E3 festivities in which the biggest developers in the business hold their media briefings in the hope to sway some favor in their direction. We went to a couple of them in person and had to muddle through the other two on poorly streamed feeds thanks to terrible internet [...]

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Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) Review

  Summary [9 out of 10] It has been 17 years since a game that was simply titled ‘Tomb Raider’ appeared on PC, Sega Saturn and Playstation. Lara Croft is back in a big way and vastly improved, she isan awesome kickass protagonist that goes from victim to action hero ala Danny Glover in Predator 2. [...]

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Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360)

Summary [9 out of 10]   Far Cry 3 is the latest installment in the Far Cry franchise and combines elements of the first and second game, in so much as the mechanics of the second and the setting of the first game. This is the second title to come out of Ubisoft Montreal and [...]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the second installment in the CoD: Black Ops brand by the fine folks at Treyarch (SPIDER-MAN 2 ANYONE?! Such a great game). Everything you want in a Call of Duty game is here, the Black Ops branch seems to operate at a bit [...]

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Xbox 360 Review)

Summary [9.5 out of 10] I’m not saying that the Unknown Enemy is Aliens, but it’s Aliens. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is not a remake, but a reboot of a beloved game from 1994 called UFO: Enemy Unknown aka X-COM: UFO Defense aka X-COM: Enemy Unknown. After a string of follow-ups culminating with 2001’s X-COM: Enforcer, [...]

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Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360 Review)

Summary [9 out of 10] Borderlands 2 is Gearbox’s follow up to the awesomesauce that was 2009’s Game of the Year and it does not disappoint. The main characters from the first game return as NPCs to interact with and help you out on your journey. This one really starts off with a bang (I [...]

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E3 2012 Preview-Crysis 3

Outside of a Turtle Beach demo at last year’s E3 I have never played any of the Crysis games and as such they have been off my radar outside of just looking pretty. Watching the theater demo of Crysis 3 makes me a bit more interested in the series although it doesn’t do a huge [...]

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Mass Effect 3 (XBox 360) Review

Summary [ 9.5 out of 10]: Mass Effect 3 is the final chapter in the series and opens as Commander Shepard is in the midst of a hearing for his actions after being grounded following the events of Mass Effect 2′s Arrival downloadable content when the Reapers attack Earth. Shepard escapes to the Normandy and [...]

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Crysis 2 on Xbox 360 Looks Excellent

If there is one thing the launch and subsequent existence of the Xbox 360 and PS3 have taught me: Impressive specs mean very little. You could say the Nintendo Wii and gaming on the iPhone showed us that, but I would argue that with all the chest-puffing Sony did over the PS3 and eventual graphical [...]

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Patrick’s Top 10 Favorite Video Games of 2010

Okay so here is my top 10 list of video games for 2010. As ever, this is my list of favorites and my particular order of preference. Given that many people’s egos seem to be tied into the validation of their favorite games through other people’s acknowledgements it seems prudent to mention up front that [...]

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Xbox 360 250GB Hard Drive – $70

From Dealsea (I felt compelled to post this because I paid something like $130 for my 120GB hard drive a year and a half ago) Microsoft Xbox 360 X16-38655-01 250GB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit $70, Jan 05 Circuit City (a TigerDirect company) has Microsoft Xbox 360 X16-38655-01 250GB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit for $69.99 with free [...]

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Fable III (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.0 out of 10] The newest installment in the Fable series is back, this time putting you in the role of a prince or princess who must overthrow your older brother who is a despotic tyrant ruling the kingdom with an iron fist. With improvements to the gesture system, a new menu system and [...]

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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Xbox 360) Review

Introduction Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is Ninja Theory’s 2nd epic adventure after their landmark 2007 PS3-exclusive, Heavenly Sword. Enslaved has all the ear-marks of an epic Ninja Theory adventure except some weak character interactions and budget constraints near the end don’t bolster the title into an edge of your seat adventure like it could [...]

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Mafia II (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Set in the 40′s and 50′s Mafia II tells a classic organized crime tale of greed, violence and revenge. It is an open world/sand box formula that is more concerned with the story than letting the player do a bunch of side missions or alternate activities. Thankfully the story is [...]

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Looks Excellent

With a God of War heritage and MercurySteam’s unexpected talent at creating graphical marvels, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is shaping up to look like a beautiful launch for October. My first interaction with MercurySteam’s was their work on developing Clive Barker’s Jericho. As much as I liked the story (I’m a horror fan) and was [...]

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Updated Xbox 360 Controller (D-Pad) Coming Nov 9 – $65

It is getting expensive to be an Xbox 360 user. Days after Microsoft announced increased pricing for Xbox Live memberships, they announce a new Xbox 360 controller with a new and improved D-Pad (pictured above). Big ups to Chris Hunkele for the news on this one. Some of the changes you’ll notice: Colored buttons are [...]

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How to Stop Windows HTPC From Powering off While Media Center Extender is Streaming

Do you have a Windows 7 Media Center HTPC that you are streaming content from to additional Media Center Extender devices (e.g. Xbox 360 somewhere else in the house) and want to find out a way to have the HTPC not turn itself off when you hit the power button if it’s still in-use by [...]

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Fanboys: A Growing Epidemic or Really? Are We Doing This?

So today at Gamescom Bioware revealed that Mass Effect 2 would be coming to the PS3 in January and reading articles about it at IGN and elsewhere I keep coming across comments in the talk-backs  like ‘RIP Xbox 360′ and all of this ridiculous sort of smack talk back and forth from fanboys on either [...]

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