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Red Dead Redemption Review

Finally. Red Dead Redemption has to be one of the most badass games I have ever played. It wowed me with it's "oh my god" moments time and time again. From when I got my newly beautifull horse stolen, to when I got mauled by a cougar, and ...

 
 
 

Violence in Video Games

Yes, I have a thing or two to say about violence in video games. But it might not be what you think. I'm not against pointless violence, for it can be fun. Nor am I against an unrealistic (or realistic at that) amount of violence. It is all...

 
 
 

E3 continued: 3DS

I remember first hearing about this squeaky bastard not to long ago. I was on that gaming new site N4G, sifting through all the comments of people opinions. Simply put, everyone sounded either angry, or annoyed. There was a lot of "wtf is t...

 
 
 
 

E3 continued:Intendo

There has been a larger delay then I thought, between writing this blog, and the last one about Microsoft, then I would have liked. But you know, those weekend destractions. Roleplaying with the guys(finally, we rarely play, excuse giving, ...

 
 
 

A pointless rant.

Now, I wasn't going to do this, that is why I have held it off. However, I realized I've been having the same thoughts circle in my head for the last week or so. It hit me, I have a blog mother fucker! There is a chance someone will see thi...

 
 
 

Reinforce your stereotype today!

I bet you are wondering, "well how, how can I reinforce my stereotype today?". Well my friend, its very easy to do so. Simply post a blog about how the world discriminates against you because you're different. Yes, be it about the fact you ...

 
 
 

A game to remember.

We all have them. Prolly a bunch of them. You know, that game you played ten years ago and either still play it today, or wish you could play it right now. Thats one of the things I find is great about the VC. But this isn't about that. Bec...

 
 
 

One who is all.

I stood from the highest building, and killed the highest of the corrupt. I waited in the darkness atop a gargoyle, and trapped the evil souls that waited beneath. I layed on the ground with a gun in my hand, and a twitch in my heart. I fou...

 
 
 

A little heartfelt.

We all have something we expect to be there at the worst of times. Something that we depend on and know it'll never abandon us. Your mother or your father. Your dog Scruffy or your brother Jimmy. Your stuffed bear Teddy, or your little note...

 
 
 

When we were young.

I decided to art somemore today. I thought, what would be more fun then my Pokemon team from SoulSilver? Nothing. So I drew then at thier adorable first form. This pretty much means nothing to any of you, and most of you will prolly think I...

 
 
 

Do you think it makes you cool?

As I was about to dust and mop my place (I am my own maid...*sigh*) I started to think about the video games I am currently playing. No suprise, if I'm not thinking about video games, its sex, and if not that, I'm thinking about the rolepla...

 
 
 

Happiness Returns

So I decided to go down the shelf of games and actually beat them as I go along. There were so many I ha.... You know I posted that earlier, so nevermind. I started Bioshock and defeated it too. I was happy. Great game, just the correct l...

 
 
 

I'm just gonna review Pokemon already.

I have a book that I started writing notes in for when I finally go to write the review for a game. I put in a section for Pokemon SoulSilver, and I never wrote in it despite now being almost done the game. I kept thinking to myself, its so...

 
 
 

Some stuff I did.

So I like to draw, I draw often. People post stuff they darw often. I should post stuff I draw often. I'm sure it'll be nice to have someone besides my boyfriend notice the crap I do. Future star of a comic book I may do with my boyfriend...

 
 
 

The easy way out.

I read the first few paragraphs of some random article that somebody I don't care about wrote. He stated a question, whats more important, quality of a game, or difficulty of a game. He continued and said, before you say quality, how many t...

 
 
 

A little late.

Well I love games, as this is obvious. I prolly spend more then I should on games at that. You know its just hard not to want to go into a video game store. Its even harder to walk out without a game, or two... or three. And yet, there is a...

 
 
 

Rare(ware)

Does anyone remember them? They changed thier name after Nintendo sold them to Microsoft. Is Rare a cooler name? I'm not sure, but I am sure of the failure they became. A lot of Rareware games were before my time. They have always been mak...

 
 
 

Compassion of an ahole, and why good is bad.

I am a selfish, ruthless, intimidating, jerk. Its just so easy. Like Homer Simpson said himself; "For people to like you, you have to work for it. You don't have to do anything for people to hate you." or something like that. Being a jerk i...

 
 
 

E for Effort: Assassin's Creed(and Ubisoft)

Red Steel, Assassin's Creed, No More Heroes. You know the effort and thought of doing something great is there, but the lack of polish and the presence of repetitiveness seems to always wiggle forth. But its hard to complain about No More ...

 
 
 

My Expertise: Platformers

Not to sound so egotistical or anything, but I tend to kick ass at all games. Well expect RTS games, I don't like thems. FPS, RPG, Action/Adventure, I excel at, and I ain't to shabby at those fighters either. As great as I may be at those g...

 
 
 

Mass Effect 2 ruined games for me

I seem to have found myself in a sad position. The complete loss of interest in video games. Who is to blame? Mass Effect 2. I am annoyed right at the moment as I think, now what? What do you do after finishing Mass Effect 2? I played thr...

 
 
 

Mass Effect 2 Review

Mass Effect has to have been one of the best games I ever played. The deep, emersive storyline, the grave decisions you had to make. Freedom to be anyone you wanted to be, to be a hero or a badass, or even someone in between. It was one of ...

 
 
 

My first review, Resident Evil 5

I actually wrote this some time back, about a week after the game came out. That may not have been that long ago, but this review is nothing like my others. Honestly its down right terrible and funny, I think. I have come along way since th...

 
 
 

Soldier's year

Resident Evil 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Batman Arkham Asylum, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Need for Speed Shift, Dragon Age Origins, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. To my suprise, these are the only ...

 
 
 

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Review

I got the idea from a few reviews I read, that New Super Mario Bros. Wii, is not so new. Then I finally got a chance to play through the game. It turned out to be more "new" the I expected. It may be a 2-D platformer like the others, but it...

 
 
 

Love/Hate Innovation

I love innovation when it comes to the gaming industry. Seeing something new and fresh is just a great sensation... at the same time, heavy failure seems to come with innovation. I hate innovative games that are boring. I hate what third pa...

 
 
 

Batman: Arkham Asylum Review

I have strayed away from the Batman games that have come out in recent years, due to thier... Well you know, crapiness. But in the dark night comes something gamers and Batman fans alike have waited for... A really good Batman game. Batman ...

 
 
 

If I only had one

I was thinking one day about all the handheld systems and consoles I have had in the past years. I wondered to myself, if I only had one, what whould it be? This question obviously doesn't apply to fanboys, we know what your awnser is. So i...

 
 

About RetroSoldierone of us since 4:05 PM on 12.21.2009

How'd I get into gaming. Go figure I was only three years old. It was past the NES era and even the SNES had been out for sometime now. But my family was poor and I knew little about anything games. I was only freakin' three years old afterall.

My dad could finally afford an NES so he bought one from a pawn shop one day. He got SUper MArio Bros. 1 ,2 and 3, Duck Hunt, the first Lolo, and Kirby's Adventure. My dad wanted to play SMB3 first, so he showed my brother how to do it. I was blown away watching my dad teach my brother how to play. All I could say after that was gimme, gimme, gimme, I want a turn. I will never forget how amazing SMB3 seemed to me. So I played and played. After that I went on to our other games and beat those ones up too.

I started out with an NES, but thats not where it stopped. My dad later bought an SNES. By then me and my two brothers were heavy into games and begged our mother to buy us an N64. I will never forget how awesome Super MArio 64 was and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. After that we begged my mother for a gamecube. By now I was playing video games the most and could beat my brothers hands down at anything.

I got a job. I started to buy my own games and systems from there. My brothers had fallen out of the video game scene and I was the kid no one wanted to play video games with. I bought myself a Wii and soon after an XBox360, future plans are with a PS3 as well. On top of th I haved owned every Nintendo portable system... besides a Virtual Boy.

I don't do online multiplayer, nor do I play games for Multiplayer. I play them for the one player experiences. But if you wanted to come to my house and play some Left4Dead, I wouldn't turn you down. I just much prefer the face to face method of playing multiplayer. I ain't a competitive person so your gamer score doesn't mean a dime to me.

But here is my gamer tag widget anyways, cause I think its really cute!

 
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