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Mass Effect 3 (PS3 Game Review)

Have you ever had to make a decision and no matter what you pick none of them feel right?  These have been the situations that the Mass Effect video game series has put us in for almost 5 years.  Mass Effect is a 3rd person shooter with super powers thrown in. The game starts out with the legendary Commander Shepard staring out of a window watching a child play with a toy spaceship when a young soldier James Vega bursts into the room and tells Shepard that the defense committee needs to see him.  With the urgency in which he was beckoned Shepard already knows the dangerous synthetic beings known as the Reapers are already near and the hope for humanity to survive is all but lost. Continue reading ‘Mass Effect 3 (PS3 Game Review)’

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Call of Duty: MW 3 (PS3 Game Review)

If you are a gamer then you know what the scene looked like hours before midnight on Nov. 7, 2011.  Video game stores across the country preparing for a massive midnight sale of a very successful yearly title.  Doing over $400 million in sales on the first day of it was released, which smashed first day sales records.  I have to say I was one of the many that stood outside waiting to get my hands on the highly anticipated title.  When I got home that night to start my vacation I skipped my usual of playing through the campaign and jumped straight online to battle foes with my friends.   Continue reading ‘Call of Duty: MW 3 (PS3 Game Review)’

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Batman: Arkham City (PS3 Game Review)

I am not a big fan of Batman or the DC universe for that matter.  However, I did stumble upon an amazing video game that my friend had last year and it happened to be Batman: Arkham Asylum.  So I borrowed the title and could not seem to put it down until I finished it.  With an amazing combat system, story, gadgets of plenty, and amazing visuals.  Feeling satisfied with the game I said wow they need to make a sequel to this.  Sure enough I found out a new Batman game was in the works and decided that when the release date was announce my pre-order would be placed.  After picking up Arkham City at 12:01 A.M. on Oct. 18, 2011 I was instantly hooked with a brand new story, sharper visuals, more gadgets, and the same effective combat system.  Continue reading ‘Batman: Arkham City (PS3 Game Review)’

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Madden NFL 12 (PS3 Game Review)

When I thought about Madden this year I thought wow this is going to be the same old dog and probably no new tricks.  To be honest the only reason I even thought about purchasing this installment was because I love Cleveland and our hard working running back, Peyton Hillis, got the fans vote to grace the cover of this edition.  The one drawback I was expecting from this title was the lack current rosters due to the NFL lockout that almost plagued the season.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that an updated league roster was available right out of the package.  Continue reading ‘Madden NFL 12 (PS3 Game Review)’

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‘Fright Night’ Scares Up Frights

Let me start out by saying that films are out of my expertise, I am an in your face gamer.  However, I was fortunate enough to attend an advance screening of the film in 3-D.  I would much rather see a film the regular way not only do I think 3-D is stupid but it’s a waste of money but again it was free, so who am I to argue.  Fright Night is a remake of the 1985 Tom Holland film of the same name.  Not seeing the original I really wasn’t sure what to expect all I knew was that I did not want to see any glittery vampires (sorry Mary).  Continue reading ‘‘Fright Night’ Scares Up Frights’

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Meet Me on the Other Side with ‘Portal 2’

I never played the first Portal game and I found out that Portal 2 does a terrible job of explaining what the hell happened in the first installment.  With that being said, I could not help being extremely lost with Portal 2‘s story line.  To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much of a story, but once I found out there was some sort of underlying tale, I wanted to know what it was.  Most games that are sequels give a brief overview of the who, what, when and why.  Bummer…this did not.  Story aside, I thought the game was fun and challenging.   So let’s talk about it some more. Continue reading ‘Meet Me on the Other Side with ‘Portal 2’’

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Homefront (PS3 Game Review)

Imagine in the year 2027 we are living in a country where all the freedoms we have fought so hard for were eliminated by a unification of North and South Korea.  Then imagine being forced into camps similar to those used in WWII by the Germans.  If you are lucky enough to not be in one of these camps, then you have to live with the fear of knowing that any moment one of the newly empowered Korean soldiers could kick in your door and take you into custody.  How do you feel about that? Continue reading ‘Homefront (PS3 Game Review)’

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Slam Bolt Scrappers (PSN Game Review)

I have owned a PlayStation 3 for a little over a year now and this has been my first experience with a game from the PlayStation Store.  As you all probably know, some games are heavily advertised on the home pages of Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network and thus give an excellent insight into how the game will be.  Unfortunately, Slam Bolt Scrappers was not one of these heavily advertised titles and therefore I was a bit skeptical, but nonetheless, thanks to our kind PR person at SOE, I was up for the challenge. Continue reading ‘Slam Bolt Scrappers (PSN Game Review)’

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: The Fate of Two Worlds

The people at Capcom have done it again.  They managed to take the most recognizable characters from Marvel and pit them against their own impressive list of characters from some of their marquee games.  In Marvel vs. Capcom 2 there was a plethora of characters to choose from, 56 in fact.  In this installment the roster has been reduced by twenty.  What they lack in character selection they more than make up for in other areas.  Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading ‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3: The Fate of Two Worlds’

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