Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pokemon Trading Card Game Review (GBC)

Everyone had Pokemon cards. Some still have them in a shoebox in their closet. Others gave them to friends, or sold them on eBay. Very few, however, actually learned to play the game. With the original cards, i.e. the Base Set, Jungle Set, and Fossil Set, the main focus was collection, not active playing of the game. But the card game was actually quite fun. How can you play it, you may ask, without access to the old cards? Well, I have a solution- the little-known Gameboy Color title Pokemon Trading Card Game. Find out after the jump!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Halo 3: ODST Review (XBOX 360)

There are always great games that, despite upholding the names of blockbuster titles, seem to slip beneath the cracks and lack the attention that they deserve. Perhaps one of the most important examples of such, would be Microsoft's and Bungie's Halo 3: ODST, a prequal to Halo 3 and a middle-line sequel to Halo 2. Although many reviewers have labeled this title as being "nothing more than an expansion pack," it certainly holds up as a standalone title in the same way that Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary. So, what are you waiting for? Click on past the break for the full review of Halo 3: ODST.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'Fall of the Space Core' mod mixes Portal and Skyrim

Although it isn't a review, this is just too cool, I couldn't help but share it.
(The Verge) Remember that time you thought it'd be awesome if you could mash up Portal andSkyrim into some epic supergame? Valve does. Exploiting Bethesda's freshly released Skyrim Creation Kit, the team at Valve has put together a Space Core mod, which literally drops a Portal 2 personality core out of the sky and into the realm of Tamriel. You can pick up the hardy little orb and tote it around with you — it's pretty much indestructible and its major purpose is to babble uncontrollably using the vocal talents of Nolan North. This has clearly been a quick and fun little demo of what Bethesda's mod-making tools can do, though there's a tantalizing promise contained in the title of the project, it's called Fall of the Space Core, Vol.1. Valve's Steam service has also hooked into the new Creation Kit, allowing you to search for Skyrim mods, rate them, and upload your own, just like Valve has done.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kirby's Return to Dreamland Review

Everyone loves Kirby. He’s like the Raymond of the video game world. His squishy cuteness has captivated even the most hardcore gamers. However, his latest series of games seem to have lost the spirit of the original Kirby games, forgoing the classic copy abilities system for other mechanics. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland marks the return to these original concept, named after the ever-popular Nightmare in Dreamland. But how does this title stack up against the nostalgic past of Kirby? Find out after the jump!