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11:56 AM on 02.17.2010

BrokenFace Podcast Episode 2



This week, the Broken Face Mob assembles to break splicer faces in Bioshock 2, hellish faces in Dante's Inferno, Russian and/or American faces in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Russian Mutant faces in STALKER, and Microsoft Game Studios faces in X10 discussion.

http://www.brokenface.net/main/2010/2/17/broken-face-episode-2-he-will-make-you-an-unvirgin.html   read


2:34 AM on 10.17.2008

I like WWII better than Modern Combat

I like WWII

The first thing that happened when news broke that Treyarch was making the next Call of Duty game and it was going to be set during WWII, was people lost it. "HOW DARE THEY GO BACK TO WORLD WAR TWO!"

I loved Call of Duty 2 and 3 and of course got way into Call of Duty 4. And Now being a part of the Call of Duty World at War beta, I realize I really like WWII as a setting way more than a present day battlefield.

The sights and sounds are just way more atmospheric than a modern day battle. It really takes you back to another time when wars were not fought from hundreds and hundreds of miles away with missiles, they were fought up close and personal.

Modern day may have impressive technical weaponry, but it does not have the unique architecture, vehicles, and all around vintage feel. The sounds of an Artillery strike laying waste to the other side of the map is truly something unmatched by a current day air strike.

I also want to talk about some of the Gameplay. In Modern Combat you have Air Strikes and Helicopters as rewards for kill streaks. In World War 2 there were no Helicopters to be found on the battlefield. Instead you have DOGs, this may not sound very menacing but OMG, you don't realize how fearsome rabid attack dogs truly are until you are being killed over and over again by a bite to the neck. Easily you can take one or two down, but can you take down 3 without them ganging up on you and deal with the enemy team firing at you? Its a fantastic change of pace for the multiplayer component and it works extremely well. Whoever at Treyarch Said "I Know, lets do Dogs!" should get a raise.

Maybe I just have not become over saturated with the setting yet due to having Call of Duty being the only real WWII Series I have played but tonight I learned that I like WWII better than Modern Combat.   read


7:13 PM on 06.02.2008

The Start of the Affair: Three Games from the Past

I can claim 3 titles as fully instating my love of video games. I don't remember the order that I first played these games but I will try to put them in the order that I think I first played them. These games fully transformed me into the Gamer that I am today

#1 Super Mario Land 2 Six Golden Coins



ignore the lame text in the vid
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This is the first Mario game I think I ever played and I must say that it truly was a fantastic game to start on.

The levels are completely different from anything seen in the other Mario games. At the end of each level there is a Bell you have to ring instead of a flag pole. Levels included Space, a haunted graveyard and a giant Mario Robot.

Another Item of note is this was the first ever appearance of Wario. Wario was the villain and he had kicked Mario out of his house and locked the door and the only way Mario could return to defeat him was to collect 6 golden coins that were spread across the world and being held by various bosses.

#2 Kirby's Adventure



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I was obsessed with this one. Kirby's Adventure was released right as the NES was on its last breath and is my favorite NES game. Everything about it was amazing; levels, powerups, Enemies, Bosses, everything.

There are seven worlds that Kirby has to progress through to restore the pieces of the Stolen star rod to end the eternal nightmares of the citizens of Dream land. Graphics were amazing for the Nes, but even more incredible is the music. Just listen to the music on the vid and tell me that is not some fantastic video game tunes.

This one is on the Virtual Console for 500 points and I completely recommend it.

#3 Disney's Aladdin



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This one is amazing. Disney's Aladdin was released for the Genesis by Virgin interactive and featured an animation style very similar to the Animated film. It also featured music from the film and also music composed by the legendary video game composer Tommy Talarico.

Levels included Agrabah Market, Roof Tops, Cave of Wonders, Inside the Genies lamp, Sultans palace, a Magic Carpet ride, and one of the most exciting side scrolling levels ever, THE ESCAPE FROM THE CAVE! Again note the incredible music throughout this level.

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Combat mainly involved Aladdin's Sword but you could also throw Apples and occasionally jump on the backs of Camels and they would spit at the guards. Free lives were gained by collecting golden Aladdin heads amd Continues were bought from the traveling salesman.

This one is easily found in cartridge form for the Genesis and I highly recommend it.   read


7:57 PM on 05.19.2008

You Have To Kill The Dragon



6:23 PM on 05.19.2008

Real Life LEGO Indiana Jones

This may be one of the most outrageously creative things I have seen in a long time

I am so happy that Idiots like these exist. Without people like these guys, the Internet would be a much more boring place.

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Enjoy!   read


9:41 PM on 05.06.2008

I now present the Cucumber Trumpet!(and other various vegetible instruments)

LOOK A VIDEO!!!!!!!!!

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Song of Time played on a Carrot Ocarina

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THIS GUY USES A GIANT BROCCOLI AS A FREAKING INSTRUMENT!!!!!!

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For more of his vids click here: http://www.youtube.com/user/heita3   read


8:03 PM on 04.21.2008

This is the most amazing Gaming collection you will ever see ever!

So I am browsing NeoGaf and looking at the Gaming Setups 2008 Thread and seeing lots of posts with Nice TVs and a great selection of Current Gen Games, then I see This:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=10135410&postcount=1025

This is the most amazing Gaming collection/room I have ever seen in my entire life.

Complete collections of Lunar, Mother, Zelda, Final Fantasy. This is purely Amazing and This is why I love the Internet.   read


8:50 PM on 04.17.2008

ZOMG Hell Yes!



Damn Straight PONIES!

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4:51 PM on 04.14.2008

Will Banjo 3 save Rare?

Rares legacy on the N64 led to a huge majority of my greatest childhood gaming memories and with the upcoming release of the next Banjo Kazooie on 360, I'm hoping Rare will regain some of it's long gone fanbase.



Banjo Kazooie on N64 is in my eyes one of the greatest 3D platformers ever created. It had everything you could ever want in a platformer, Fantastic characters, vibrant and well themed worlds, a great hub world and a wide variety of moves. Banjo Tooie is on the same level but added so much more.

The thing that really made me love Banjo Kazooie was the different worlds that you can explore. I may never have as great of a "gaming feeling" as I had each time I acquired enough Jigsaw pieces to open a new world in the game. Putting the Jigsaw pieces in the puzzles on the wall and then opening a door into a brand new adventure was and is my favorite gaming moment ever.



My favorite world in the game is Mad Monster Mansion, a gloriously detailed haunted house complete with a hedge maze and ghostly music coming from a pipe organ

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Now we have a new entry in the series approaching on the 360 this fall. Problem is we know almost nothing about it. A trailer was shown at X06 in August 06 but aside from that and few bits at pieces of info we know nothing.

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My question to the D-TOID community is do you think Banjo 3 will save Rare Maybe not not in the eyes of the core gamer or casual market but in the eyes of the true Rare fans? Will Banjo 3 be the game that defines platforming on the 360? Will Banjo 3 be the 360s Super Mario Galaxy? Will everyone ever stop hating on Kameo and realize that is was a good game? These are the questions that need answers.   read


5:29 AM on 04.14.2008

shock! Television news once looked at video games in a positive way

Here is a vid from 1988 featuring a segment from Inside Edition.

The Subject is Super Mario Brothers and why everyone loves it

It's scary to think how different the main stream media is now.

EDIT: oh yeah, this video has been around the block a few times so it may be "old" to you

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3:21 AM on 04.05.2008

MY LAUNCH DAY 360 IS DEAD!!!!!!!



It had a good run I guess

I just spent all damn day trying to download the Call of Duty 4 maps, I finally get to play some games with a friend and then after 2 crashes, I get the Red Rings of Death. I will head to Best Buy tomorrow and pick up an Arcade unit with a warranty and then call Microsoft for a coffin

Also This

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5:31 PM on 04.04.2008

Josh Larsen(destroyer of Worlds) Fired from GameSpot

JUSTICE AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!

At long last, the man single handily responsible for the voluntary leaving of many Gamespot editors and involuntary and unjust leaving of Jeff Gerstmann has been kicked out the Door.

There will be much rejoicing in the Video Game Journalism industry as well as the game community.

GAMERS REJOICE!

http://valleywag.com/376402/jeff-gerstmans-executioner-at-cnet-replaced-by-ex+yahoo-shawn-rose   read


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