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Rock Band (360): Impressions

As I've mentioned before, this past Saturday I had a fun time at a mini Portland Destructoid party with Toneman, Nex, and Toneman's roommates (both of which are cool and one of which is a huge Final Fantasy fan like myself). We drank and pl...

 
 
 

My PSX/PS2/GC Game Collection

Though I am on my way to a Rock Band party featuring a gaggle of Destructoid members in the Portland, OR area (including the former Destructoid now Wired GameLife blogger Nex), I though it might be fun to do a blog entry listing my console ...

 
 
 

The Matrix: The Path of Neo (PS2) Impressions

After trading a bunch of PS2 games I no longer play that much, I got a boatload of credit at my local game store. One of the games I bought with the credit was The Matrix: The Path of Neo for the PS2. Why torture myself with licensed driv...

 
 
 

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS) Demo Review

Regular readers might be wondering why I've had no posts for a week and everyone else is wondering why there is this dreadful first paragraph in this blog post. I was in Pennsylvania for a family reunion, but had the opportunity to play the...

 
 
 
 

Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony (PSP) Impressions

Despite its unfortunate title, Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is not about a fantasy hero's raging battle on a toilet. Instead, it's an addictive Diablo clone spin-off of a popular PC franchise. It's a bit better than Baldur's Gate: Dark Al...

 
 
 

Contra 4 (DS): Impressions

If anyone thought the Rondo of Blood remake on the recent Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles was hard, they'll be smacked down and wiped clean with the difficulty in Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS. It's the kind of old school difficulty that m...

 
 
 

The Simpsons Game (PS2): First Impressions

The Simpsons and video games are two combinations that should work like chocolate and peanut butter, but too frequently the results more like pizza and anchovies (I like anchovies, which actually negates this whole analogy. Oh, well :) ). F...

 
 
 

Portland Destructoid Meetup Tales - Part 3

On Sunday, part of the Portland Destructoid group was in a car riding over to Ground Kontrol. We got stuck in heavy traffic and starting having really random conversations... Here is what I can remember of a few of them. --- "Maybe you ca...

 
 
 

Portland Destructoid Meetup Tales - Part 2

After a day of general arcade craziness, we (Toneman, Nex, LostCrichton, king3vbo, Taylor, and a few others whom I am forgetting) proceeded to do similar arcade craziness the next day (Saturday). A few of us met up first at a Tilt Arcade i...

 
 
 

Portland Destructoid Meetup Tales- Part 1

So last night I attended the Portland Destructoid Meetup, featuring Nex, King3vbo, LostCrichton, Toneman, Taylor, and a few others whose names I can't remember at the moment. Things started at the Avalon, a nickel arcade/lousy movie theate...

 
 
 

Best/Worst RPG Opening Playable Sequences?

Lately I've been playing through the first hour or so of various RPGs I own to try and see what makes the opening playable sequence of the games gripping or not so gripping. Final Fantasy VII (PSX) features a brief cinematic setting the da...

 
 
 

Front Mission + DS = Sad DJMegaMatX

My initial impressions of Front Mission DS were fairly positive, but lately I've come to the conclusion that it's just too hard for me the further you get into the game. The enemy mechs are tearing me to pieces. Don't get me wrong-- I lov...

 
 
 

The Girlfriend, The Wii, and The Waggle

This past Sunday my girlfriend and I were having breakfast when I suggested that we go to the local mall to check out their Wii kiosk. When we checked out the Wii, she went crazy for it. I was honestly a bit shocked at her enthusiasm for ...

 
 
 

Gaming with a girlfriend - Time Paradox?!

Despite popular belief, it is possible to have a girlfriend who enjoys games (insert game/sex joke here). While she isn't into the hobby as much as me, it's still fun to play games together that she appreciates. The one she enjoys the most...

 
 
 

Front Mission (DS) - First Impressions

I've played through around half a dozen missions of the recent release Front Mission for the DS. It's a port of the PSX enhanced version of the original SNES game in the series. Regardless, it's the first time this title has been released i...

 
 
 
 

To RPG or not RPG?

The RPG is a genre I have great fondness for. One of my earlier gaming memories is watching a friend playing through Dragon Warrior on the NES. The simple yet addictive music and the hyper-cute kawaii slime designs made for a memorable firs...

 
 
 
 

Escort Missions Suck - Jeanne D'Arc Edition

While I've been enjoying Jeanne D'Arc for the PSP as a whole, one mission I've run into lately is a bit annoying: Mission 17 - To Crown a King. **** YARR, THESE SPOILERS BE MILD ON THE TACO OF GAMING AHOY **** Everyone has played a game ...

 
 
 

Punish me, Please!- The Punisher PS2 Review

Video games based on comic books usually aren't very good, but The Punisher for the PS2 keeps the gritty tone of the source material intact while delivering a solid action game in the Max Payne mold hampered by sloppy controls. One of the ...

 
 
 

About DJMegaMatXone of us since 12:13 AM on 10.09.2007

Name: Mat
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 25
Systems: PS3, Xbox 360, GC, DS Lite, PSP Slim, PC
Games Playing: Final Fight: Streetwise (XBOX)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Singstar (PS3)
 
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