The Top Five Annoying Things in Battlefield: Bad Company

The Top Five Annoying Things in Battlefield: Bad Company

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Battlefield: Bad Company is a shooter video game which I recently rented from Gamefly for the PS3 (Playstation 3. Of course the PS3 is not the only console it was released to, the X-box 360 also has a version of Battlefield: Bad Company. The best aspect of the game is its multiplayer online game or actually: games. One can join up with other players or log on solo and be thrown into a squad of other players and run around almost fully destructible environments trying to either blow up some crates of gold or defend them from being blown up; depending on whether you team is currently on attack mode or defend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZAfYirjhEA There is also a game mode in which you battle the other team for strategic positioning on the…
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The Affect of Mass Effect

The Affect of Mass Effect

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By now I am sure most of you have heard all the flack going on about Mass Effect, an Xbox only M rated release from the developers at BioWare. From you quick perusal of the Google (you know you have to capitalize it now because Google I am sure you can see that not everyone is happy about the game Mass Effect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHYABC4rlmA Technically they are not happy about the frontal nudity and graphic sex scenes. There have been all sorts of news conferences about this topic but none has really caught the public's opinion as one recently aired on Fox News showing Geoff Keighley, a well known game critic, and a panel of network appointed experts debating the effect the game has on young boys. Main complaints are the…
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Xbox Live Indie Game Review: Miner Dig Deep

Xbox Live Indie Game Review: Miner Dig Deep

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Often times, gamers tend to neglect the small developers. They just buy or rent out games from Gamefly from the big guys like EA. In doing so, they tend to overlook hidden gems that are worth their time. It's definitely worth checking out the indie developers. I hear gripes all the time about EA and their universally hated drop box / loot system. Don't even get started on NBA 2K. If you're frustrated with these big titles from established companies, check out under-the-radar, indie developers. In fact, Minecraft started out as an indie development that morphed into an indie hit. Then... well you know the rest. It's easily the most successful indie game ever made. There's a reason why Microsoft bought Minecraft. It's a legit hit. Speaking of mining games,…
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Lost Odyssey: A Review

Lost Odyssey: A Review

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When is Final Fantasy not Final Fantasy? When acclaimed creator of the Final Fantasy series Hironobu Sakaguchi and Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu combine forces to create an epic RPG for the Xbox 360. Sakaguchi's company, Mistwalker, has created a traditional Rpg with a turn-based battle system and gorgeous visuals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry8t2UK-260 You play as Kaim Argonar, one of four immortal characters, who has lived for a thousand years. You and your party members are, of course, trying to save the world from the evil Gongora. The story is actually quite engrossing, delving into Kaim's endless past as well as those of the others. The battle system is turn-based with some active time button presses at the right time, reminiscent of utilizing Squall's gunblade in Final Fantasy VIII. The button presses…
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Little Big Planet for PS3: A Video Game Review

Little Big Planet for PS3: A Video Game Review

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Game Play: The game starts with a doll-sized creature, which you can design to look like anything from a sack doll to Snake from the metal gear solid series. Little Big Planetps3 is completely based on the physics of the surroundings and that's what makes it so interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4dfdXSRz7Y You don't just get to interact with your surroundings in a defined set of ways rather you can push, pull, drag, run and do much more with the stuff around you. Races and Arenas: This is not just your assassin's creed type exploring the awesome graphics type of game but instead little big planet gives you a chance to race and challenge your self and your friends in this infinitely interactive environment. The stage and levels are as vast as your…
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Civilization: Revolution for the PS3 – Game On, Let’s Rock!

Civilization: Revolution for the PS3 – Game On, Let’s Rock!

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If you're still debating whether or not Gamefly is worth it, here's another game that is available for purchase or rent on Gamefly or GameStop. First I will start off by saying I have never in my life played a PC based Civilizations game before. I am new to the Civilization market, still though this game has managed to turn me into a loyal fan in less than 48 hours. Civilization Revolution for the PS3 is one of the newest games recently released for the console. I knew about the games release a few months in advance, and to be honest it was the only game that seemed to interest me enough to buy. The games wicked cool cover and online early released photos told me that the game would…
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Overlord: Raising Hell Hands-on Preview

Overlord: Raising Hell Hands-on Preview

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Overlord was overlooked when it was released in 2007 for the PC and Xbox 360. The game hopes to do better with the Playstation 3 port (released in 2007). Is Overlord: Raising Hell worth the year-long wait for Playstation 3 gamers? Find out in this hand-on preview of the game, which is available for sale at your local Gamespot store or for online rental/purchase. https://youtu.be/w1WZlyMU1xQ Story Your minions have revived you, their great evil overlord. Your predecessor was killed and your castle was decimated by seven so-called heroes. It is your job to reclaim the land again by commanding your minions to victory. Graphics Since it is basically a port of a 2007 game, the graphics aren't as impressive as it used to be. The fairy-tale artwork in Overlord: Raising…
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Video Game Review: Ikaruga

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There are games that come around now and then that totally change the way you perceive a genre. With fighting games there's Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. With Sports games, there is Madden, and NBA Live. With Role Playing Games, you have Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy..These are the type of games that people rent via Gamefly or bring store traffic to a Gamespot owner. But what about shoot em ups? There are legends such as Raiden, DoDonPachi, R-Type, Gradius, and ProGear, but never before has there been a shmup that was created so beautifully. I'm talking about about Ikaruga. Treasure has created one of the most innovative, and beautiful works of art in this vertical shooting masterpiece. https://youtu.be/86Xmtd8GfrY Ikaruga Background Story In Ikaruga, you play as Shinra The lone…
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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Game developer Naughty Dog has been a staple of the Playstation gaming systems from the beginning. Indeed, their games are super popular at my store and definitely on everyone's Gamefly wish list. Gameplay of Uncharted 2 https://youtu.be/0EhpxpPeTKE What is Uncharted 2 About? Their pattern has been to perfect one series of games for each generation of the PlayStation. The PS1 saw Naughty Dog bring creation of the system's unofficial mascot Crash Bandicoot. For the PS2 they created the "Jak and Daxter" trilogy. Now for the PS3, the minds at Naughty Dog have turned towards creating what may be the most cinematic game series ever: "Uncharted." https://youtu.be/YuT6ooXQ0uk Focusing on creating a story drive single player experience like no other, the team built on the success of the original game and completely…
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Rage Review for Xbox 360: The Prettiest Post-Apocalypse World Yet

Rage Review for Xbox 360: The Prettiest Post-Apocalypse World Yet

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Rage, a first-person shooter (FPS) which was released a while back (and available for online rental or purchase), is the latest title to take players into a post-apocalyptic world full of mutants, ravaged landscapes and junkyards. What surprised me about Rage is that this video game almost has a Steampunk vibe, with many of the locations feeling like resurrected Old West towns with steam-powered machines, throwback clothing and makeshift buildings. In many ways, Rage feels like a visit to a very rough, rugged 1800s movie set with a handful of modern technology and plenty of races, rifles and explosions. Gameplay: 8/10 https://youtu.be/IBhffffQ-Sg Rage is very satisfying as a FPS option. Combat is engaging, and the artificial intelligence (AI) of your opponents is both a challenge and believable, and there is…
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