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5:25 PM on 12.29.2008

The dust has settled; what did YOU get for x-mas D'toid?

I would like to know what all you bastards got for the holidays. As for me, I got all this!

Hazaa! A new Xbox 360 and some games! And I'm back online! Anyone up for some Horde Mode!?

P.S. BlindsideDork, I am very jealous of your new gift, but I too recieved a weapon.

Looks like an ordinary cane that an old humble man like myself would use. But watch this!

Aha! Now it is a weapon capable of minor cuts and scratches! I say to you, Blind one, we should do battle some fine afternoon and put both our weapons to the test. Steel against steel! Teeth against teeth! Brow against brow! see where I'm going with this.   read

11:22 AM on 12.24.2008

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection trophy list

[Platinum]Earn all other trophies for Sonic's Collection.

[Bronze]Get Rich
Alex Kidd: Collect 1,000 in currency

[Bronze]Don't Die
Alien Storm: Reach Mission 3 without losing a life

[Bronze]Enter the Beast
Altered Beast: Collect 100,000 pts or higher by the end of the first level

[Bronze]Holy Water
Beyond Oasis: Unlock the Water Spirit

[Bronze]Stealing Points
Bonanza Brothers: Reach 40,000 points on the first level

[Bronze]Easy as Pie
Columns: Get 20,000 points only on Easy Mode

[Bronze]Hardly a Hero
Comix Zone: Complete first episode

[Bronze]Get Ahead
Decap Attack: Collect 5 Bonus Coins

[Bronze]Communication is Key
Ecco: Talk to another dolphin

[Bronze]Taste Like Tuna
Ecco: The Tides of Time: Eat 200 fish

[Bronze]Suit up
E-SWAT: Obtain the Combat Suit (Complete Mission 2)

[Bronze]Don't Get Lost
Fatal Labyrinth: Progress to the fifth level of the labyrinth

[Bronze]Getting Chicks
Flicky: Collect 80,000 points

[Silver]Garden Gnomes
Golden Axe: Collect 20 magic power-ups

[Silver]Tower Up
Golden Axe II: Complete Tower Level

[Gold]Saved by Magic
Golden Axe III: Use magic 10 times

Kid Chameleon: Collect Maniaxe

[Bronze]Twinkle Twinkle
Ristar: Collect 5 Yellow Stars

Dr. Robotnik's M.B.M.: Complete the game

[Silver]True Ninja Skills
Shinobi III: Complete first level without using continues

[Bronze]Complete Chaos
Sonic The Hedgehog: Obtain a Chaos Emerald

[Gold]A Different Tail
Sonic 3: Collect 100 rings with Tails anywhere on Angel Island Zone

[Bronze]Flicky to the Rescue
Sonic 3D Blast: Rescue 20 Flickies.

[Gold]Lots of Zeros
Sonic Spinball: Get 10,000,000 points in the first level

[Silver]Get to the Chopper
Super Thunder Blade: Score over 1,500,000 points in the first level

[Bronze]Three Times a Charm
Streets of Rage: Complete 1st Level using all 3 characters

[Silver]Good Day Mate
Streets of Rage 3: Unlock Roo the Kangaroo as a playable character

[Silver]Super Charged
VectorMan: Collect 500 photons

[Silver]Can You Dig It?
VectorMan 2: Reach Scene 11

[Silver]Blast Processing
Play all Genesis™ Titles

[Silver]Master the System
Unlock Everything

[Silver]No Life
Watch Every Video

View all Artwork

[Silver]Only in the '80s
Play all Arcade Titles

That'll keep me busy for quite some time. This will definitely be a nostalgic rush worth $30.   read

9:49 AM on 12.18.2008

Star Ocean 4 US Box Art

Looks pretty meh if you ask me. The US always gets the worst box art. But the game still looks great, and should be releasing in March next year. The 360 has really pulled through not only with good RPGs, but exellent support from Japanese developers. The 360 is looking to be the new machine for RPG nerds (although PS3 still gets White Knight Chronicles. Famitsu be damned!)

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8:53 PM on 12.17.2008

Mirror's Edge is really tough

Now I'm not talking about the single player. Even on the hardest difficulty it wasn't that challenging. The Speed Runs, however, are a serious pain in the ass. I'm trying to get all of the trophies for the Speed Runs, but I only seem to be able to complete the tutorial. Even the first actual level is stressing me out! Six minutes is given to complete the mission, and I always cut it, no matter how many times I try, at around 6:45 or so.

I try moving on to other levels, but the same thing keeps happening. I already completed everything else there is to do in Mirror's Edge, so I think I might just throw in the towel now. Anyone up for some co-op in Resistance 2? And I would like to hear if anyone else has had issues completing these runs, or I just suck.


1:42 PM on 12.16.2008

Anyone up for Halloween 2?

Yes the sequel to the remake has been announced. Although Rob Zombie said that he despised the idea of another film, he is helming the sequel now dubbed "H2". The film is to begin shooting in March (no word on who's writing the script). I, for one, don't consider this bad news as I actually enjoyed Zombies' remake. I'm not sure what it could possibly be about (Michael died at the end of the last film), but these characters have been revived many times before.


10:46 AM on 12.15.2008

Stupid Reviews: Legendary

I hate when this happens. A decent looking game with a cool premise is released, and the gaming community shits all over it. 2.5 from IGN, 3.5 from Gamespot, the general view on this game is that its atrocious. Well, gamers, I have finished Legendary, and surprisingly the game isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be.

The premise, like I mentioned before, is pretty neat. You are an art thief who breaks into a museum to steal a priceless artifact. Turns out its Pandora's Box, and you open it. Shit hits the fan, crazy mythological creatures are unleashed, and you now have a glowing hand that gives you magic powers. You have to escape the city, kill the monsters, and fend off a weird organization called The Black Order. The story is told through minimal cutscenes and average dialogue, but the point still gets across. Kill monsters and restore order to the world. That's it.

The gameplay, which is where the game took its biggest hit, is simply average. The gunplay feels like any other standard FPS, and there are a small assortment of guns but they work just fine. One really neat aspect is that when you kill enemies, they drop health spheres that you absorb with your hand. Yes, Legendary has a health bar; something I haven't seen in awhile in a FPS (no more of this "hide behind stuff and wait to heal" bullshit). You also have the ability to heal yourself or to do a force push. Other than healing, the powers feel very tagged on and aren't that useful.

There are a lot of different monsters you will be killing in Legendary. The most prominent being the werewolf, which are also the most fun to kill. Once you kill them, you have to chop their heads off or they will revive themselves. Its not deep in the least bit, but its strangely entertaining lopping their heads off, especially when there are more than one to square off with. You'll also kill griffins, minotaurs, weird fire toads, golems, and a Kraken. The graphics are also pretty decent, with some impressive particle effects.

Legendary is about 10 hours in length, but there isn't anything to entice replaying it. The multiplayer flat out sucks since its incredibly basic and there is never anyone on. I recommend a rental if you are willing to give the game a shot.

In the end, Legendary's only real suffrage is from being too mediocre to stand out. With better shooters like Gears of War 2, Resistance 2 and Call of Duty:WoW, most gamers will look at IGN's score and simply pass it by. But if you are willing, you will get some fun out of bringing down a minotaur with a Molotov cocktail.

My Score: 6.5/10

P.S. I made a new header for my reviews :)   read

8:33 AM on 12.13.2008

Happy Holidays from MadWorld!

To remind us how good 2009 will be for the Wii, Sega released a new trailer just for us. This new trailer shows new (but censored) gameplay footage, as well as revealing new elements of the story. This game continues to impress me, and is easily one of many reasons 2009 will be a good year to own a Wii. God damn I cannot wait!

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3:33 PM on 12.09.2008

Terminator Salvation Trailer

Don't feel like seeing Keanu The Robot's new film The Day the Earth Kept Messing With Its Hair But Eventually Stood Still? Well here's the TS trailer that's premiering with it. Now with 100% more people yelling at each other!

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9:35 AM on 12.06.2008

Stupid Reviews: Prince of Persia

Its been a long time since I played a game like this. If you notice, I have not placed a silly line on the picture above. No sarcastic remark or witty words. This game is just pure fun. Without a doubt the best adventure game I've played since Shadow of the Colossus. Is this the best adventure game this gen? Yes. Is it better than the Prince series on the last gen consoles? Yes.

This time around the Prince (not sure if its the same Prince from before; Ubisoft hinted that it is) is on his way home with the spoils of his latest adventure when he is separated from his donkey and comes into contact with the mysterious Elika, who is being chased by her father's (who is the king of those lands) guards. The king ends up releasing an evil god and The Prince and Elika have to work together to seal him away. The story isn't mind blowing, but its engaging enough to keep you wanting more.

The platforming is fantastic, the combat surprisingly addictive, and the dialogue entertaining. The conversations Elika and The Prince have together are witty, fun to listen to, and never seem to run dry. You'll be amazed at how much recorded dialogue is in this game. And the voice acting is simply stunning. It helps make the chemistry between the two believable; and The Prince is quite a jerk, but his character is so much fun to listen to.

The only complaint I had was that the game never seems challenging. Since Elika jumps to save you every time you fall or an enemy is about to slice you in half, you never get the feeling that you can die. Because of this the game does loose some edge, but it never worsens the experience.

Prince of Persia is one of the best games this generation; one that will be remembered for quite some time. Other than some extra costumes, there isn't much after you complete the game to do. But I will happily be going through the game a few more times. From doing crazy fun acrobatics to the heroes' amazing chemistry, Prince of Persia is just pure fun. And that's something all gamers should not pass up.

My Score: 9.5/10   read

4:38 PM on 12.04.2008

Hahaha! Wal-Mart is useful for something other than cheap ramen!

I picked up a sweet deal about a week ago; Gamestop's 75% off all DVD's and Blu-ray sale. One of the stores across from mine had some very good Blu-rays for a couple dollars each. I couldn't pass this up.

So I pick up Iron Man and 300, both in perfect condition (not scratches, no stickers, no nothin'). But the third, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Overly Long Title, was messed up to hell. So I thought of a solution; switch it up at Wal-Mart. I love their return policy, especially since I'm a collector. Return your fucked up item, no receipt needed, and they will swap it for a new one. Its that easy!

I know this is probably old hat for some of you, but I've never had to use it before. So today I went home with my sticker-free Blu-Ray, and I am glad.   read

7:48 PM on 11.30.2008

Stupid Reviews: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Ever since Marvel vs. Capcom we have all thoughy about what other forces could combine to make a crazy fighting game. To be honest, I actually though of MK and DC characters fighting each other a long time ago, but I never thought they would do it. The final result is fun, but far from fulfilling.

There are 22 characters to choose from; 11 from the DC Comics universe and 11 Mortal Kombat characters. The game contains your basic fighing game modes; arcade mode, a story mode, training, and a kombo challenge mode. For multiplayer there are standard one on one matches and online matches. This is one of the biggest blows to the game; a serious lack of content. There are a few unlockable charaters, but maybe some alternate costumes or new stages would have been nice. There just isn't enough here to keep anyone other than hardcore MK fans going. Hell, even a tag team mode would have been sufficient.

The best part of the game is easily the story mode, which has the DC heroes' world and "Apocalypse" collide. DC characters and MK fighters change places and control a condition called Rage, which makes the characters, even heroes, go mad and pummel the crap out of each other. The DC heroes especially shine here since Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray wrote the script, so the they feel and act like their comic book counterparts. There is some good dialogue as well as humor that makes the story mode flow along exellently until the end.

I am happy to report that all of the characters feel different and have their own move sets as opposed to two or more characters having the same moves (although it feels like everyone has a cheap teleport move). Some characters feel perfect like Sub Zero or Batman, while fighers like Flash and Wonder Woman feel too button-mashy. Whatever your preference is, there is bound to be a character you'll love and stick with.

There was a lot of talk about DC neutering the game's violence, and they did. All of the blood and gore we have come to love from MK is mostly gone, but it does not hinder the gameplay in any way. This is still a Motral Kombat game, and it plays like one. Characters die offscreen, but the hardcore pummelage is still here.

If you're looking for a fighting game to spend hours on by yourself, I suggest you look elsewhere. But if you have friends who love fighting games or you're a DC Comics fan looking for a good time, check this game out. It won't kill you. GET IT!!!

My Score: 7.5/10   read

5:50 PM on 09.24.2008

I'm Sick, And It Sucks

I've spent the last few days playing RE4 with my girlfriend because she's the type who loves to watch others play videogames. Its pretty cool to have a gf that would rather watch you get exploding shurikens thrown up your ass than drag you off to the mall, and I thank her everyday for it.

As you can read from the title, I am very sick. Its the flu, I believe, unless everyone I care about is lying to me and I am now the host of an alien virus. This would suck greatly, because if I die today I won't live to see tomorrow when Megaman 9 is released, and this would greatly dissapoint me. The chills are over, and now its mostly just head congestion. But I still feel like shit, and I've still got a ways to go.

I'm very glad that my gf made me start playing RE4 over again, because I knew I was going to do so again sometime before RE5's release anyway. RE4 is still one of my favorite games; engaging, fun, and all around awesome. But it also harbors one of my least favorite characters of the gaming world: Ashley Graham. Fuck I hate you so much Ashley!!! Useless, obnoxious, depressing bitch! Why can't you fend for yourself? Bitch slap that monk for god's sake! Do something!!!

Ugh...but I love the rest of the game. I'm playing the Wii Edition because I love playing with the Classic Controller and I needed an excuse to have fun with my Wii again (stupid white brick with no recent good games; exept DeBlob). Which leads me to my next conundrum; which system should I get Megaman 9 on? PS3 so I can see the amazing visuals in 1080p? Or on my Wii so I can play it with a pseudo-SNES controller?   read

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