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Uncharted 2 Teaser


oh boy… Uncharted 2 teaser. Full announcment on 12/14…


Published on December 1st, 2008 under ,

UnreaLEGO Tournamet 3


Ha! This is great stuff. If I had UT3, I’d definitely check this out.

Published on February 25th, 2008 under ,

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom: Right and Wrong


I’ve been playing Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom a lot with a friend of mine (Steve), and I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit. Steve and I have played through Baldur’s Gate I, most of Baldur’s Gate II (still working on it), and the two Champions of Norrath games several times each. Can you tell we’re big action RPG fans? (I just ordered the PS2 game Bard’s Tale as well. Unfortunately it’s only one player, but I like this type of game a lot, so…)

I’m not saying that Untold Legends doesn’t have problems, because it does. But I think the pluses outweigh the minuses, so I thought I’d list them here to help you make a decision if you’re an RPG fan.


  • Characters Get Stuck
    Our characters get stuck on the level geometry quite a bit, and it’s really annoying to always be tweeking your character around to get by obstacles that should be easy to navigate.
  • Multiplayer Gaming Untested
    It looks like SOE did very little local multiplayer testing. Why do I say that? We can’t even load a two player game without starting a two player campaign from scratch first! That’s right. If we enter the game and load up the last game we played, it won’t work. We have to start a new two player game from scratch, wait through the cinematics and opening dialog, and then load our game. At least we only need to do this once per evening, but it’s very annoying.
  • Uninspired Level Design
    We recently left the caves and boy was I glad! They were boring! Other parts of the game so far have been better, however. The graphics for the level geometry are rather bland as well. Some parts look better than others, but the caves look especially bad.
  • No Health/Mana Potions
    We’ve come to expect health potions to come along and save the day when playing games like this, and now we’re stuck in a game where health only comes from killing monsters. Somewhat of a downer.


  • Great Special FX
    Spells in combat have some great special effects, and the eye candy is fun to watch. I haven’t tired of it yet.
  • Great Character Modelling
    So far we haven’t met a huge variety of bad guys, but what we have seen is well done. Our main characters are also well modelled and look great. It looks like SOE spent a lot of time getting the characters right.
  • Combat is Fun
    This is where the game really shines. Game like Champions of Norrath give you a single ranged attack, a single melee attack, and spells. But Untold Legends has a combo system so that you can perform all sorts of fun attacks. As well, I always play a non-wizard character while Steve always plays a wizard. He usually gets some cool spells and I usually get stuck with boring ones. But in Untold Legends I’m getting some pretty fun spells to use in combat, and they’re great. For example, I recently gained the ability to teleport over to an enemy, slash him up a bit, and then teleport back. It’s been handy and fun at the same time! This feature – the fun combat – is basically what makes the game for me. If combat wasn’t so good, I wouldn’t be playing this game.

So there you have it. It’s a game with many flaws, but the combat makes up for it. At least that’s the way I see it. I hope that Steve drops by and adds his comments too!

Published on February 19th, 2008 under ,

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed gameplay wrapped into one bundle of joy


Inside of me the hype I feel for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is slowly reaching a boiling point which hopefully will explode this summer. After so many subpar Star Wars games could this new title be a wonderful next-gen experience wrapped in Star Wars lore?

The only thing that could possibly worry me is could levitating enemies get a bit boring once the novelty has worn off?

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 29th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oh My… a Minotaur


I’m not sure if this is old or new but this video includes some game play from Legendary:The Box. This game is being published by Gamecock and developed by Spark Unlimited. The plot is a thief named Charles Deckard opens Pandora’s Box and all hell goes loose in New York City. Legendary:The Box is aiming for a spring 2008 release.

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 16th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , ,

X-Play’s Hands On with “The Bourne Conspiracy”



Any Jason Bourne fans? X-Play takes a look at The Bourne Conspiracy. The game features a whole new storyline(different from the movies) and aims to bring the Jason Bourne experience to your fingers….

Take a look after the jump.

[Via Kotaku]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 16th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Want a Family Guy Faceplate? Bid for it!



The always helpful “Hawty Mc Bloggy” posted about this super cool Family Guy faceplate that is for sale right now on Ebay. The starting bid is $9.99 so your bank account won’t feel it that much right now. “Lois must die!”

Family Guy Faceplate for Sale [ebay]

[Via Hawty Mc Bloggy]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 15th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I can has Turok Demo? Yes you Can!(Update 1)



 UPDATE 1- Major Nelson has updated the locations of availability for the demo.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom

Good news Xbox Domainers! You saw the footage but now you can get some hands-on with the Dino blasting Turok. If you don’t live in Japan or Korea you can two step to the marketplace and download the demo which weighs in at 1.17 GB.

I want Impressions!

[Via Major Nelson]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 15th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s Raining Men(COD 4 Mass Suicide Video)


It’s raining men on the multiplayer map titled “Bloc” in Call of Duty 4. Be advised to bring an umbrella.

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 14th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Reminder: Burnout 3:Takedown comes to Xbox Originals this week



Just a reminder that Burnout 3:Takedown is coming to Xbox Originals this week(14th) for a price of 1200 Microsoft Points. Of course I say save your money for Burnout Paradise on the 22nd of this month but hey whatever floats your boat.

Anyone here purchasing Takedown?

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on January 13th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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