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1:47 PM on 11.17.2008

Gears of War 2 -Coop Mode

Last night I finished the co-op campaign on the Epic title Gears of War 2 and I have to say it was quite a wild ride.

The challenge with most co-op games I've played is making sure there is enough for both the players to do simultaneously throughout the game. This was something Gears2 had no difficulty doing with many challenges having one player manning large weaponry while the other responsible for the perfunctory hitting of switches etc. At times though the most challenging tasks weren't related the A.I. or the enemies but the communication going on with the person sitting right next to you. Obstacles that require coordinated moves for instance seemed to give my friend and I a lot of difficulty. Even after talking about what needed to be done we ended up doing something that lead to our untimely demise yet again.

So all in all I give the co-op mode of Gears of War 2 a hearty four thumbs up! For a interesting story-line, stunning character design (some of the bosses in the game look amazing), decent gameplay and the Soundtrack was good too!

While I liked the voice-over acting done in the game, at times I thought there was just too much of it that seemed the same making the characters seem somewhat one dimensional. Though I'm sure my take is skewed due to the fact that the number of cut scenes in this game (there are a ton of them) made the plot less like a video game and more like a movie experience.

I was a bit surprised that the game ended where and when it did. But now Im just gonna have to go back and play it on Insane difficulty mode!

these monsters were CRAZY   read

2:22 PM on 11.11.2008

Delorian avail. in Burnout Paradise! 88mph! w00t!


5:14 AM on 10.11.2008

Epic YTMND = Wall$treet Kid NES (2008)


9:59 PM on 09.02.2008

360 go wireless or not to go....wireless

so Im in the market for a headset and was wondering if any of the good people who read dtoid might be able to give me some advice......ok so the rest of you can give me advice as well.

I initially thought the wired headset was the way to go, as its been established and typically tried and true technology is cheaper. But several knowledgeable folks have claimed the wireless headset is heralding a new age for online gaming connectivity without the braided constraints.

So I ask you! Have you every used the wireless headsets? what the advantages/disadvantages? Since I'm thinking about brain cancer avoidance as well, are there any bluetooth enabled wireless headsets that I could use with my cellphone as well?

What's your favorite food?

What part of a midget horse makes the best BBQ?

Do you have any other thoughts you'd like to share?   read

7:40 PM on 08.19.2008

Uwe Boll in HD

Ok, so I work with video and film in Hollywood....

I just finished dealing with Uwe Boll's "BloodRayne" and "BloodRayne: Deliverance" in HD

Ben Kingsley would like to have this one back...

which begs the question...whats the point? Whats the point of even having Uwe Boll films in HD? I'd hope that having them distributed in SD would be enough to get the picture across but HD...

not only better than the original...worse, much worse

My eyes are bleeding....

even in HD Uwe is a quack   read

7:14 PM on 08.17.2008

Giant Pikachu with Sexual Organs!

Im not really sure what to make of this.

Actually thats not true, I like it.   read

4:47 AM on 07.18.2008



god this is classic!

[embed]95931:13259[/embed]   read

3:53 AM on 07.18.2008


This is one YTMND that you won't soon forget.....

and the special message at the end makes me feel all warm bout you?

Check it   read

4:45 PM on 07.16.2008

E3 2008: Impressions

Well its that time of year again when all the Dtoid staff that are avail. clamber to the smog cave that is Los Angeles California to see whats new at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's not only an essential conference for new news in the gaming industry, but a kind of homecoming for the Robot Helmet clade Mr. Destructoid as this site was created to qualify the founders to gain access to the event a couple of years ago.

This year was less remarkable than I had hoped. There weren't really any HUGE revelations to behold. The way the last year or so has gone in the market was a sign that the Wii is a success and Microsoft XBox360 and Sony PS3 are locked in competition for the same market of potential gamers.

Microsoft is ahead of Sony both in games and users. Their XboxLive service is for now superior to anything Sony or Nintendo has to offer. Sony realizes this and unveiled a price drop that may start to turn the tide in their favor as more gamers yearn for the combo of great HD gaming and blu-ray playing capability. Microsoft's limited time only price drop(20GB) will attract some new faces but their lack of blu-ray and smaller hard drive size (20GB) should be considerations for anyone thinking about picking one up.

Nintendo knows they're enjoying an unexpected lead over their competition as they've been able to wrassle up some non-traditional fans and keep them coming back with interesting peripherals like the Wii-fit balance board and extra sensor plug in. Nintendo is sticking to their fun guns and rolling out titles that appeal to their new demographic. Wii music will likley be a hit for family gaming and incorporating the balance board with that ensures it sells even better than before.

So, all in all, the song remains the same, hard-core gamers will fight the temptation to get blu-ray as Sony does everything it can think of to convince gamers that the gleaming 60 lb. wonder is worth their $400 (rolling out a new lower priced PS3), Microsoft tries to keep their fans happy by creating more in-demand titles (Gears of War 2), and Nintendo does what they have done best in the recent memory, create games that are fun for the whole family utilizing unique peripherals.   read

8:33 PM on 06.27.2008

Wii Snacks are Essential For Long Term Survival

Many of you Wii owners are just like me, you need to continue to eat food to stay alive. Well if you were trying to figure out what recipes to concockt for that next wii party the good folks over ChowHound have saved you the trouble of going and finding them yourselves. Here are some great snacks that won't let you down like that new mini game titles you were thinking about buying....

bon appetite!   read

4:11 AM on 06.11.2008

Mr. Destructoid Sighting - SHEMP

Dark Humored Prison-Escape Murder-Mystey. Hysteria, Homicide and Hilarity.. A killer is roaming the halls of Goldwater Prison, home to the most bizarre inmates in the world.[/moviehype]

Is it possible that Mr. Destructoid is wrapped up in this horrible plot....
Ok so basically I found a shitty piece of Machinima and to make a long story short theres a character that looks like Mr Destructoid. But the movie is so incredibly terrible that I couldn't make it through the whole thing.

"A psychotic priest in a hockey mask?" A transvestite in love with a robot? A man named
Captain Obvious, who has all the answers to questions no one asked? Join Shemp and his friend Brady as they plan a prison escape while trying to avoid a serial killer.. amid the most preposterous of situations. Welcome to Goldwater Prison.

tune in


1:49 PM on 06.03.2008


I found a great Shmup last night that even has a version for the lowly Mac users

Gridrunner++ (llamasoft) is a psychedelic thrill ride through the bowels of computer generated euphoria.

it doesn't get much better than this if you're a fan of the shmup genre

Oh and as you're playing large sheep heads fall from the sky which you must grab as power ups.

This is a Really great game that is avail. for PC or Mac in Demo form and Im gonna go back and buy the full version!

It appears theres even a version for Mobile devices!

Gridrunner++   read

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