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9:42 PM on 06.10.2008

Prey a.k.a. Alien Vaginas

The above image is no joke, not a photochop. This is a real scene from Prey for the 360. What would compel the designers of a quality game to have the players make love to a huge alien vagina?

This game’s somewhat old, 2006, but somewhat shows what the 2007 game of the year was going to be; Portal. You don’t shoot portals but rather locate them and travel through them. There are a few weird boxes that allow you to travel through them one way but if you go behind them you see the back of the box and not the portal. There’s also very good use of gravity you can change the gravity in a room or find these tracks which allow you to travel around the room on them upside down or on the side of the wall. This different dimension to the game makes you believe you are in an alien ship and being abducted, but there are times in the game where you feel your lunch just wants to say hello again.

The AI is decent, they know if their in a firefight to find health, they somewhat predict your movements around corners. Add the gravity effects and the puzzles of figuring out how to escape each room, fights can be much more complicated than one would imagine. There’s a room where aliens enter the room by portals and you happen to be on the ceiling and making your way along the wall to reach the floor but you have snipers and rocket shooting vagina spiders following you.

I picked the game up for $7, I may have paid $12 for it. With only about 10 hours of gameplay, I would say for anymore than $12 give this one a pass. It was a good game in between games, but I wouldn’t recommend to everyone. It is somewhat interesting to see the portal elements used in a game a year before it was released. If you dug portal, this is nothing like it.   read

4:51 PM on 06.04.2008

Target Showing Some Love for Crap Games

For the pass 3 weeks or so there has been a great target coupon on the loose. It's a coupon to take $10 off any Xbox 360 game of $10 or more. What exactly does that mean? Means you will end up playing some games you never thought you would.

So for the past 2 weeks I've been checking out my local Targets to try and score something half-way decent. On my first attempt I was able to score the above, Naruto:Rise of a Ninja, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and 3 copies of Virtua Tennis 3 (one is in the package on it's way to the happy Ebay winner). How the coupon works is you need any Xbox 360 game, that's right any game you wish, unless you're under 18 then you can't get GTA4; sorry it's the rules. Well since Fantastic Four sucks so much ass, it's not worth $10 you have to get your total to $10 and how better than a candy bar to keep you up when you're falling asleep from horrible camera angles and other things that make blind llammas cry.

People are reporting that they are able to get Microsoft points cards and XBL games for $10 off, but from personal use I've been shut down every time. Another great use of the coupon isn't just to get games for yourself but also to get some games to trade on Goozex and hopefully get something great in return. The coupon expires soon, so get out there and find something good!   read

2:56 PM on 06.03.2008

Dairy of Video Game Shopping 1

Had lunch with the grandpop’s so figured while down there hit up some stores on the lookout for cheap games. First was K-mart, which was the best store of the day. Walked in and Nick approached me and was super helpful with finding some games. In total, found Final Fantasy X-2 for $5, Full Spectrum Warrior on PS2 for $3, Shadow of the Colossus (the black label) for $19, and Prey for Xbox 360 for $7. I'll be keeping X2 as I never owned a copy of it, I'll use FSW for trade fodder, Shadow of the Colossus is a CLASSIC and everyone should own a copy and figured pick up Prey since it was only $7, and $7 for an xbox 360 game is pretty good. Kmart over the last few years has always been a great place to check at least once a month for older game mark downs. You can NOT go by the sticker price, you really have to grab the games you like and scan em, or bother the hell out of the sales person if you can ever find one.

Kmart was a HUGH success, on a high I figured let me check Bestbuy and Sears. Neither turned up any good finds other than a quarter in the door well of Sears. The next store, Target, was a very good “flip” find. Picked up 4 copies of Folklore for PS3 at $14.98 each. What I mean by flip is buy it cheap then return to somewhere else for money or profit. Selling one to my buddy for $16, and sold one on Ebay for $30 within 10 minutes of posting it, the other 2 I’m going to try and return to a store for store credit.

If you're not aware, Best Buy allows 3 returns a year with NO reciept, just need a drivers license. Walmart the same deal although I'm not sure what their limit is, and Kmart depends on who you deal with as I've been successful and also told "no!". Earlier in the year, returning 4 halo 3 legendary editions to BestBuy paid for my xbox elite and rock band. You just need to be on the look out for flips. Hope this helps bring a little light to always be on the lookout for something good, even if it is old as hell doesn't mean it's not good.   read

11:26 AM on 06.03.2008

Intro to my savings pit of a c-blog

(pic is totally unrelated, but everyone uses pictures, so I wanted to be cool)

I figure I should at least post something about myself and what I'm looking to use the C-blogs for. I live in NJ and work in Manhattan so I do commute 2 hours a day 3 days a week so my time of playing video games during the week is a little weak. I do work from home twice a week so I do have some time to play games.

I've always been a deal whore, meaning I will find the best possible deal for something or wait for a good deal. Also, if a game is $4 I will most likely pick it up, unless it looks like complete ass crack. This is what I plan to use the C-blogs for, posting some nice deals I may find and reviewing old ass games I find for cheap.

I always enjoy playing games after they've been out for a while and everyone else has already played it. I guess it doesn't bother me to hear how good/bad a game is and not enjoy it for months. Most likely because buying an old game does save me some cash :)

So welcome to my cheap savings pit of a C-blog :D   read

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