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Plague Inc. Review

Plague Inc. Review Eradicating the entire world with your own disease seems a bit morbid at first, but Plague Inc. makes it shamelessly addicting. There are tons of games in the pandemic genre, but none of them are as refined as Plague Inc. By Mikeoldboy Plagues In Plague Inc. There are 8 types of plagues, from bacteria to bio-weapon. The difficulties vary. Personally I thought the Fungus (3rd level) was th ...

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Importance Of Casinos In GTA San Andreas

GTA IV San Andreas Grand Theft Auto Andreas is based on the supposed state of Andreas, which is structured around California and Nevada. The three main cities are Los Santos, which is modeled on Los Angeles; San Fierro which is modeled on San Francisco; and Las Venturas which is modeled on Las Vegas. GTA IV San Andreas & Casinos Unsurprisingly there are many locations in the game that involve casinos, a ...

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Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC Review

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Review By Mikeoldboy I love Borderlands 2. There is no other way around it. Blending a Diablo-style loot system with the first person shooter seemed so obvious after Borderlands that it’s hard to believe it wasn't done until 2009. Now here we are in 2013 and Borderlands is still your one stop shop to shoot n’ loot. I am going to assume that if you’re reading ...

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Gaming Under the Influence: Jetpack Joyride

I've been recovering from a series of oral surgeries for the past few weeks. Most of that time consisted of lying on my back, waiting for the general anesthesia to wear off, discovering how yummy Vicodin is, and thinking about what kind of work I could do while lying on my back completely drugged up. After being unable to think of anything beyond becoming a ceiling painter, I just played video games. By K V ...

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Games That Hate You: “Spec Ops: The Line”

Games That Hate You: "Spec Ops: The Line" Video games are typically designed with fun in mind. The fun can come from the feeling of accomplishment from completing various challenges or puzzles. Or it’s from getting immersed in a story that the player helps shape with his/her in-game character’s actions. Or it’s meeting fellow gamers and either playing cooperatively or beating them competitively. But occasio ...

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MLG: Going Pro In The Gaming World

Become An MLG Gamer No matter the field you choose if you wish to become a champion you should expect a battle; a long road full of struggles, victories, and situations that will push you to your limits. However, those that do not falter in their pursuits and push forward even when all hope is lost will be greatly rewarded. The field of Gaming is no different. Champions are made every day on the Major Leagu ...

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Far Cry 3 Made Me Do It

When Far Cry 3 gave me the choice of titty-twisting my enemies or fanning them with a broom, my inner man-child rejoiced. For some, this gameplay might seem childish. For me, I say we need more. Maturity is stifling. Breathe some fresh air. Titty-twist a noob. by alittlesharp Far Cry 3 Gameplay Woes Since Far Cry 3’s release date, Far Cry 3 has fidgeted in the hot seat; and as people both hail its gameplay ...

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3 Tips To Living With & Playing Black Ops 2

Living with Black Ops 2 Maintaining a healthy relationship with Black Ops 2 is tricky. It requires patience, dedication, and unavoidable death. All are well worth the trouble because it is always better to rise to Black Ops 2 victory than to faceplant into its proverbial grinder. Here’s my problem. I suck. Faceplanting is inevitable. Rage builds up. Things are said. Feelings are hurt. Most times though, it ...

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Four Things Wii U Gamers Have Learned From The Nintendo Direct Conference

  Nintendo Direct Conference 2013 The recent Nintendo Direct conference whipped gamers into something of a frenzy with announcements about thrilling new Wii U games and updates, but with so much to take in it was difficult to nail down the important bits. Here are five take-away points we feel are among the most exciting. Nintendo Direct Conference: Super Mario Is In Good Hands With the launch of New S ...

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2013

The Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2013 Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for Video Games and Gamers. This top 10 video games list covers the most anticipated games of early 2013. By Mikeoldboy 10. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Release Date: January 22, 2013 Platforms: PS3 To start the list off, I chose a game I have been following for quite a while. Ni N ...

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Girl Gamers: The Gender Divide

Girl Gamers: Stats Bringing up the gender divide in gaming is always prickly subject. It gets personal. Let us lay some definitions and some truth out about Girl Gamers. By Ghost Lily Gaming started as an all-boys-club and is often still viewed that way, but ample data points to the contrary – According to the results of the Entertainment Software Association's annual survey released at E3 this past year, 4 ...

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Online Killed the Multiplayer Star

Online Killed the Multiplayer Star There seems to be a trend in digital media these days.  We live in an age of rapid electronic communication, where you are more likely to converse with someone via text then you are face to face.  We tweet routine tasks like #pickingupdogcrapagain, as we instagram photos of our nightly meals.  We constantly check and update our Facebooks, and use Google whenever we need to ...

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I Wanna Be A Cowboy: Red Dead Redemption

Be A Cowboy In Red Dead Redemption On the world stage Americans have a reputation for being Cowboys. Unfortunately it has a bad connotation. It’s used to characterize Americans as reckless, irresponsible and out of control. But cowboys are the opposite. They are strong, fearless, and courageous. We all have a little bit of cowboy in us. We all want to believe we have these respectable character traits and R ...

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Are Gamers Lazy?

Are Gamers Lazy? It is no mystery that playing video games is often associated with laziness. And why shouldn't they be? Individuals that devote so much time and effort into an activity that doesn't benefit society must be lazy, right? Wrong. By Mittens Society Defines Gamers Society has deemed Gamers slackers because they do not understand the absolute beauty of gaming. No other form of media allows the us ...

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The 20 Best Games of 2012

20 Best Games of 2012 It’s that time of the year again when we reminisce and countdown the best games that left an undeniable impression on gamers and critics. 2012 was a big year with some old favorites reemerging, sequels carrying forward the story and prequels explaining the original plot. Here’s a look at 20 best games of 2012 1. Best Games of 2012: Borderlands 2  Second installment of the 2009 hybrid a ...

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Crack Ops 2 : Why I Can’t Put It Down

Black Ops 2 : Why I Can't Put It Down I’ve been playing Black Ops 2 since its’ release. And I can’t stop. We have so many amazing games purchased through several awesome sales my husband and I found during the holidays, but I just can’t seem to eject the Black Ops II disc from my PS3. Every time I try and play another game, all I can think about is the three more Bloodthirsty medals I need on my MTAR to get ...

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Retro Game Clothing: Suggestions From a Vintage Gaming Nerd

I get all hot and bothered when I see a crisp clean Pac-Man shirt breaking through the dark and dreary human landscape. It makes my heart leap to see, “Missile Command”, proudly displayed on a t-shirt.  I love retro games and I adore vintage video game merchandise.  But I am old and I have to find things about which to complain, right? Let us start with my complaints and end with something positive, shall w ...

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Top 5 Black Ops 2 Weapons, Classes, & Loadouts

I’m really liking the Black Ops 2 weapons and choices, and thought I’d put together a list of my favorite loadouts to use. After playing the game for about 40 hours at this point (prestige 3, level 36), I feel like I have used them enough to make a solid review and recommendations for the ones I like best. Depending on your play style and how long you have been playing, you probably already have a few stapl ...

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Black Ops 2 :The New ‘Pick Ten’ System & Choosing The Perfect Perks

I’ve been playing Black Ops 2 since its’ release, and have to say I am actually really enjoying the game thus far, aside from some still-lingering connectivity issues. I find several aspects of the game to be quite refreshing in contrast to the previous way of doing things in-game, such as the new scorestreak rewards as opposed to killstreak rewards. I feel like the scorestreak really pushes people to be te ...

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Madden NFL 13’s Coolest New Features

 A Look At Some Of The Changes In This Years Madden NFL 13 Despite being from the UK since the days of my good ol Sega Mega Drive I have had a love for the Madden NFL series. The more modern Madden games offer such a fantastic simulation approach to the sport that it can seem a little overwhelming to new comers. But I actually think that Madden NFL 13 does a great job in introducing you to the way of the NF ...

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Why Movie Based Video Games Suck

Ready to play "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by Warner Brothers Interactive, set to release around the movie premiere? Before you lay down your hard earned cash, maybe you need to ask yourself . . . Hey, did you see Iron Man 2?  Of course you did.  Did you play the super awful Iron Man 2 videogame?  Let us hope not, or let us at least hope that you got it on Gamefly and returned the game with no vomit ...

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FIFA 13 A Look At The Improvements Made To Career Mode

FIFA 13 Improvements As a long time fan of the Fifa series of video games dating way back to the Mega Drive days and Fifa 13 scores a goal. Fifa 2004 introduced something that we take for granted these days and that is the career/manager mode. I look forward to this each year. Fifa 13 by far is the best career mode in a Fifa game to date and I wanted to share with you a few of the things that I love this ye ...

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Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 Fail To Frag Black Ops 2

Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 Fail To Frag Black Ops 2 For fans of first person shooters, 2012 has been a busy year, with the release of Black Ops 2, Halo 4, and Borderlands 2. In the span of a few months, we have gone from dusty Pandora and its cast of crazy characters in Borderlands 2 to the lead-ridden cities of Black Ops 2 and, of course, back to the futuristic, alien worlds of Halo 4. I love all of these ga ...

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – The Juggernaut Rolls On!

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – The Juggernaut Rolls On!  By Suhail The best selling juggernaut of an FPS is back in the form of Black Ops 2! Treyarch has pulled all the stops to make this installment of CoD the most memorable for the legion of diehard fans, as Black Ops 2 includes elements never seen before in the CoD series! The game plot is so meticulously crafted that it resembles an elaborate Hollywood prod ...

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Black Ops 2: Redefining The FPS Genre

Black Ops 2: Redefining The FPS Genre Another November, another Call of Duty, this time Black Ops 2. I know that there are some guys out there who like to piss on the fans' yearly Call of Duty parade, but for us this a great time each year. And I, hand on heart, believe that this year's edition of Black Ops is not only the best game in the Call of Duty series to date, but it is also one of the very best fir ...

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GTA V : The Latest Rockstar

GTA V By Veritas Grand Theft Auto has been innovating gameplay since its inception. An engaging story, solid voice acting and an immersive open world have been constants in the GTA Universe. It is the Coca-Cola of the gaming world, it does not even need advertising. It is coming out and fans are buying it, no question about that. But while GTA proves that an established formula will keep players coming back ...

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Best Games To Come Out Of The United Kingdom

United Kingdom is renowned for many things! Fish n Chips, soccer and the Beatles but what most of us avid gamers don’t know is that it’s also home to some very talented game developers. Surprised? “I was under the assumption that most game developers are from Japan or USA” is the typical response that comes to mind. So the objective of this article would be to jot down the best games to come out of United K ...

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Need For Speed Most Wanted: Review

Need For Speed Most Wanted Review With Need For Speed Most Wanted, British games developers Criterion Games have once again delivered an amazing experience that successfully blends unadulterated fun with fast paced, high octane action. Need For Speed Most Wanted Gameplay Being an open world racing simulator, Need For Speed Most Wanted gives the players total freedom, as no part of Fair Haven (City in which ...

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Dishonored : Is This The Game Of The Year?

Dishonored by Jason Bourne Dishonored has taken many of us by surprise this year. It really has not had a whole lot of hype which really is a crying shame because more people need to play this game. Some of the guys who worked on Dishonored worked on the amazing Bioshock 2 and it does kind of show in both Dishonored game play and the setting. Dishonored has been pigeon holed as a stealth game and I is a dis ...

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Is UK Game Development The Best In The World?

by Jason Bourne UK Game Developers Being a gamer from the UK as I was growing up I had no internet or anything like that back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. I just ignorantly assumed that the majority of games that I was playing on my consoles at the time were either made in Japan or America. Little did I know that this little island that I live on was home to some of the very best video game developers on ...

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Halo 4: A Must Play for Gamers

Halo 4 Lovers of the Halo series are sure to get a kick out of the latest offering. Halo 4 was released for the Xbox earlier this month and is already proving to be a huge hit among gamers. Join the Master Chief on a new campaign as he fights the forces of evil to fulfil his destiny. Natural, the fate of the universe depends on his success, and it is up to you to make sure that he saves the day. As with the ...

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UK Gamers More Sophisticated Than U.S. Gamers

While American Gamers spew obscenities, annoying noises, and even slurs in online gaming, UK Gamers seem to focus more on supportive communication, eloquent team play, and a more cooperative spirit. As the general stereotype goes, the world sees Americans as brash, crude and even rude. The Brits on the other hand seem to have the reputation as the standard for civility, and intelligence, even in war. Going ...

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10 Amazingly Craptastic Video Game Movies

Video Game Movies As the film Wreck It Ralph hits theaters November 2, talk is again circulating the interwebs about video games making the jump to film.  Yay?  With very, very few exceptions, movies based on video games just do not make money.  Good grief! Did anybody see Doom?  Ugh!  The saving grace of Wreck It Ralph is that the film is based on an “80’s style” game.  The artwork in the trailers almost l ...

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Top 5 Free-To-Play MMOs That Might Actually Be Worth Your Time

Drakensang, Battlestar Galactica, Runes of Magic, DC Universe Online, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, top our list of the best Free MMORPG's. Here's why. By Enemy Crab Let's Begin! MMORPGs are fun or frustrating depending on your standpoint. Some people adore the grind of slaying a dozen “Juvenile Brown Bears”, collecting 25 “Sharpened Warg Teeth” or the slightly-less-routine “Escort Merchant Samson to the ...

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Black Ops 2 & NBA 2K13 Is All We Play

Black Ops 2 & NBA 2K 13 Is All We Play By Dauddy I call it like I see it. The casual gamers in my town only tend to play NBA 2K13 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. At times I consider myself one of them as well. I agree with only needing two or three games to keep busy. These two series are what we play; the latest NBA 2K and the latest Call of Duty. Plus, we’re usually playing them on Xbox 360 since the P ...

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Dark Souls DLC Boss Fights Walkthrough

Dark Souls DLC: Boss Fights Walk-through By Veritas The Dark Souls DLC is finally out for consoles as well as the patch that nerfs and buffs a lot of favorites. This guide assumes you have some working knowledge of the game. We also assume you are prepared to die. Getting Started With Dark Souls DLC The Dark Souls DLC areas are not immediately available for new characters. You must have cleared up to Anor L ...

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Top 3 Changes In Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss

Changes In Dark Souls Artorias of the Abyss Artorias of the Abyss Changes & Nerfs by Veritas *Warning: Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss minor SPOILERS ahead. Also, for the sake of brevity, this article assumes readers have some knowledge of the Dark Souls'  weapons and combat system. Finally, the Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss is out for consoles along with a patch. For two months, hardcore fa ...

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Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games

  Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games Video games have the capability to immerse us into a fantastical world where we can cast aside norms imposed by society! There are different gaming genres out there that weave a fabricated world so vivid that it’s difficult not to completely lose touch with reality. A favorite gaming genre is FPS ( First Person Shooter ). First person shooters work by pu ...

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SNES vs. Sega Genesis : 20 Years Later

Playing a SNES & Genesis ROM "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, when I was dead broke, man, couldn't picture this,” as heard from The Notorious B.I.G. The two greatest 16-bit consoles are still going at it. Even twenty years later, there have been games released via XBLA, PSN and Wii Virtual Console as well as compilations and, my favorite, ROMs. For sure, we will be playing the classics forever. Today, we ...

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ROMs Illegal?

ROMs Peace. I hear quite some controversy in the west about what is and is not illegal i.e. playing ROMs on emulators. Some discuss what if I own the game while others play by the book? In this generation we will not go back and forth on this subject. There is no need to justify what you do or don’t do. Western philosophy turns everything into good vs. evil causing us to turn on each other day and night. Co ...

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Dead Island Riptide

  Dead Island Riptide   Developer Techland's hit Dead Island is getting a follow up, Dead island Riptide. Despite technically being a role playing game, it gained fans as one of the best shooter games for Xbox, PS3 and PC this past year, although it did have some issues. Luckily, Techland patched up the problems and learned from their troubles, promising Riptide to be a much smoother experience, a ...

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Far Cry 3: Paradise of Insanity Is it true?

  Far Cry 3: Paradise of Insanity Is it true?   First person shooter Far Cry 3 is the long awaited sequel finally coming out? Developer Ubisoft Montreal assures fans that this time they mean it. The Far Cry games are established as some of the best first person shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and the long wait is draining on the fanbase. The third installment, Far Cry 3, has been mired in p ...

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What Are ROMs ?

  ROMs 101 By Dauddy Super Mario All-Stars was released for Super Nintendo in ‘93 but you can play it today on almost any system as a ROM. Re-released for Nintendo Wii as Limited Edition in 2010. Includes a colorful booklet, a red cover and a golden disc. However, the game itself was just a ROM. It is the exact game that was on the Super Nintendo; observe the button configuration menu of the game. So w ...

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PETA Attacks Pokémon

  PETA Attacks Pokémon To my great joy the latest installment of the Pokémon franchise was released yesterday on October 7th. Pokémon Black and White 2 hit the shelves with amazing sales numbers and both games were very well received. As a dedicated Pokémon fan I was simply ecstatic to learn of this news. I have enjoyed the Pokémon franchise since I was very young and will continue to do so as long as ...

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Gotham City Impostors Review

Gotham City Impostors Background Brought to us by the good people responsible for the F.E.A.R. franchise, Monolith Productions, creators of some of funnest first person shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Gotham City Imposters is an online first person shooter set in the DC Universe but you will not be playing as Batman, Joker, Robin, Killer Croc or any other famous members of Gotham City. It is a very ...

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PS2 vs. Xbox – A Decade Later

Comparing the Sony PlayStation 2 vs. Original Xbox a decade later but with a twist. The Original Xbox falls short in comparison but a modded Xbox is a whole new creature in itself. The Sony PlayStation 2 won the battle back in the day but what about today? Truth is that the past doesn’t matter and these consoles have evolved. Allow me to demonstrate. Now a days the PS2 has over 1,800 games. It’s the best ti ...

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Agent 47 Makes A Bloody Return In Hitman: Absolution

Hitman Absolution By Veritas Fans have been waiting long for one of the classic stealth shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC to issue a follow up to the Hitman series. Developer IO Interactive has set November 20th as the release date for the fifth installment in their popular series. Agent 47 is back to join the ranks of Xbox 360 shooter games, and is embroiled in a bloody mess. IO promises the game will ...

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Warface: Crisp Graphics, Fluid Shooting Gameplay, Free To Play?

Warface By Veritas When considering top tier shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Crysis is right at the top and it's bringing a new entry, Warface. Developer Crytek has crafted a popular series in Crysis and now they seek to bring their skills to an often ignored market: free games, in the form of Warface. The idea that free games provide little to see as there is no monetary incentive is not one shared ...

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The Best Selling Xbox 360 Shooters

Best Selling Xbox 360 Shooters I do video game research all the time, one of my favorite subject matters are sales figures especially on first person shooter games for Xbox 360, the best Selling Xbox 360 Shooters. The best Xbox 360 shooter games are not always the best selling, but their is a correlation. I keep up to date to know the price value when I go shopping at the local stores. These are the games t ...

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Castle Crashers Review

Castle Crashers Castle Crashers ( Castle Crashers Tips tricks and Cheats )is an exciting, comical, 2D side-scrolling, animated RPG and one of the best xbox 360 games . It starts off in your king's castle, during a party, when all of a sudden, an evil wizard intrudes. He steals the king's precious, and very large, crystal. Not only that, but also snatches four of the king's princesses, flying away back to hi ...

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My Battlefield 3 Run In with a Girl Gamer

As of late I've noticed a growing trend. It is a trend that makes me suspicious and skeptical at the same time. A trend that may ruin my beloved experience with Xbox 360 shooter games. I'm sitting in front of my TV, weapon selected, timer is counting down, and my waypoints are clearly marked on the map. My squad leader is calmly and effectively communicating our strategy. Focused now, readying for the sprin ...

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Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting Review

Street Fighter II By Dauddy Exclusive to the Xbox 360 Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting lands on the Xbox Live Arcade. Considered to be the greatest in the Street Fighter franchise, this is the third installment in the series adding hyper speed to the world renowned Championship Edition. This is an arcade port of the original; no graphical changes and no remixed soundtrack. This is the classic just like we r ...

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review

Amnesia The Dark Descent Amnesia The Dark Descent  is an exciting and horrifying adventure game built around exploration and puzzle-based environments. Imagine waking up in a brittle old castle in the Kingdom of Prussia. You have no recollection of how or why you got there [Hence the title.]. You remember your name and still preserve your long term memory. Still, the mystery of how, why and where you are el ...

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Game Review

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 [caption id="attachment_267" align="alignleft" width="151"] Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Game Review[/caption] Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 arrives just as the Masters Tournament has come to an end. The Xbox 360 version lets you swing a club or at least pretend to from the comfort of your living room. Swing tracker will allow the player to a full cut with an imaginary club and see the results ...

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