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Sifting through my pile of shame.

So I'm almost done with Siren, which I am going to write about as soon as I'm finished, in a spoileriffic plot analysis. As is, it's one of the best games that I've played this year. So, yes. Forty bucks. Download it. It's freaky, interes...

 
 
 

Seven Things That Try Hard To Make Mercenaries 2 Suck

Mercenaries 2 is one of those games that seems to try its hardest to destroy whatever good ideas originally came with the series. Mercenaries 1 had the advantage of zero expectations, and offering a surprisingly visceral experience that had...

 
 
 
 

You Know You Hate Them: Awful Licensed Soundtracks

It used to be that licensed soundtracks were a novelty: when Rock n' Roll Racing or Michael Jackson's Moonwalker bleated out their midi-fied interpretations of Smooth Criminal or Radar Love, we were amazed. It was something we could show ...

 
 
 

Games You Aren't Ashamed to GameFAQ It All Up Ons

I don't like cheating. I'd like to think that most gamers out there prefer to avoid using strategy guides, FAQs, and how-to sheets on getting past games. I'm not a competitive gamer. I'm not really up for trying to get my name up on leaderb...

 
 
 

Gamespot Advertising Gets a Little Niche-ey

The Penny Arcade Adventures review causes some interesting items to come up in the keyword-based advertising that comes up in Gamespot. The latest Adventures in Lolo cheats? HOLY HELL! That bitch Lala is gonna get her ass saved now that ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My Week(s) in JRPGs - March 17 to April 1.

My second attempt at keeping a log on my progress with the giant pile of JRPGs that I'm working through. As you can see, I only tackled two of the games on my list, although I probably should note that you could also add Golden Sun and Suik...

 
 
 
 
 
 

You know you hate them: terrible rhythm minigames.

You know you hate them. The little things that designers feel they must throw into games. Frequently it's because everyone else is doing it. Because PR people or focus testers ask for them. Or because their games are too damn short and need...

 
 
 

My Week in JRPGs - March 9-16

After not playing JRPGs for a few years, I've been getting back into them in full force. I figured that, somewhat inspired by ZargonX, I should log my attempt to hack my way through these games. Unfortunately, as I'm not playing these games...

 
 
 
 

The Win Button: How Playing To Win Wrecks Games

I like to play video games, and I also like to play video games against others. I don't, however, hold much respect for those who simply want to play a game to win, regardless of tactics used. I think that it's a matter of personality o...

 
 
 

Good Times With Bad Games Part IV: Enter the Matrix

Enter the Matrix Crimes Against Gaming: Boasting itself to be a powerhouse, a new paradigm in movie and video game crossover, with exclusively filmed material, voiceovers, and cutscenes created by the Wachowski brothers, designed by a ...

 
 
 
 

Retro Gaming Contest: Flashback

Flashback: The Quest for Identity What the hell is it? Flashback is a side-scrolling action-adventure game from French publisher Delphine Software. Delphine had whipped up buzz in the gaming community a few years before with the beautif...

 
 
 
 
 

Keeping Video Games in a Grown-Up House.

I'm not in college anymore. One of my resolutions with my new apartment is that I want to get it nice. You know. Have people over and not look like some sort of crazy shut-in. So with that in mind, and with a limited budget, I've been try...

 
 
 
 

Do You Grow Out of JRPGs?

Tell me it hasn't happened to you. When you are a teenager, JRPGs are the shit. You, like me, take apart an RPG, invest hundreds of hours in it, find every secret. You don't just enjoy the story, you get absorbed in it. It breaks through ...

 
 
 

What Happened to My Enthusiasm?

Don't get me wrong. I still love video games. But there came a point in time where I stopped pining after ones before they came out. I lost the sense of anticipation for upcoming titles. I almost invariably skip over previews in websites an...

 
 
 
 

The Most Backwards of Compatibility

Although backwards compatibility is a non-issue, according to Sony, it is for me one of the endearing traits of the PlayStation2 and X-Box 360. Even, fortunately, my 60 gig PlayStation3 has the actual PS2 and PS1 chipsets included, promisin...

 
 

About Koobertone of us since 1:31 AM on 12.04.2007

NAME: Johnny Barnstorm
AGE: Sometime in the late twenties.
LOCATION: British Columbia
PREFERRED GENRES: Anything where a sassy she spy blows things up. Adventure games. Racing games. Fighting games, too, to some degree. Side-scrolling hit-those-guys games.
KOOBERT'S SYSTEMS: Turbografx-16, PlayStation, Sega Nomad, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation2, XBox, Nintendo DS, XBox 360, PSP, Sega Saturn, PlayStation3.
GAMES WHICH MAKE KOOBERT WAX NOSTALGIC: Manhunter: New York, Star Control 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Police Quest 2, Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire, Phantasy Star I & IV, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Shining Force, Driver, Metropolis Street Racer, Bushido Blade. Yeah... and that Smashing Brothers game. Fine.
CURRENTLY PLAYING: Braid, Penny Arcade Adventures, The Strong Bad Game for Cool and Attractive People: Episode One, Final Fantasy XI, Ys Books I & II, StarFox 64, Chrono Trigger.

 
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