dark        

hbl blog header photo
hbl's c-blog
Posts 0Blogs 14Following 0Followers 2


 

 
 
 

Endure Any1?

ďEndure Any1?Ē reads the motto of my Xbox Live buddy Sabr3 as his avatar peers out from under the gold tint visor of the Recon helmet. You have got to be kidding me, right? I went out this evening to socialise, fuelled by the nagging suspic...

 
 
 

Dark Void Demo is Null and

There is a school of thought, and one to which I subscribe, that states: do not name your video game after something that can mean something else. Be it a double entendre, a backhanded compliment, or an unwitting acronym, this is the same s...

 
 
 

Peter Molyneux Hates Demos

Foreword: I wrote this piece back in November last year to accompany a job application I made to a well known video game magazine and I'm posting it now verbatim, which is why it's a little out of date. I was going to expand on it, but it g...

 
 
 

Cut yourself on Angels' Hair - Bayonetta Xbox Demo

There are two kinds of demos that I review: those for games I have never heard of and are invariably rubbish, and those for games that I want to play so badly that Iím prepared to partway spoil my future enjoyment of them by sneaking a glim...

 
 
 
 

Life is Short, Wear a Tropico Shirt

A lot of games have dropped in the past few weeks that have enjoyed the kind of pre-release hysteria that persuades publishers of lesser titles to consider foregoing the holiday season sales rush and launch their own offerings in the New Ye...

 
 
 

Left 4 Demo 2

It was a cool reminder for me to hear the Valve splash motif when the demo starts up. Itís been a while since The Orange Box and this is irrevocably linked in my mind with Half Life 2, so when I hear it Iím already expecting Gordon Freema...

 
 
 

New Wave of Brutal Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)

Brutal Legend has been a long time coming. Iíve spent quite a bit of my life playing games that were created by Tim Schafer and I can still give you step-by-step instructions on how to complete Monkey Island 2, even after sinking a few be...

 
 
 

Forza Love of the Game...

Firing up the Forza Motorsport 3 demo for the first time is an unnerving affair. I never played Forza 1 or 2, preferring to get my racing game kicks by drifting around Super Mario Kart. I have only recently assuaged my driving sim desires b...

 
 
 

Some people walk in the rain, others just get Wet

It's been a while since I reviewed a demo from Xbox Live, so I've taken a look at Wet, which is described as a ďhighly stylized third person shooter that seamlessly blends gun play, sword kills and over-the-top acrobatics to create the ulti...

 
 
 

God of Frak, or Why Battlestar Galactica can Jog On

Iíve just done watching the third season of Battlestar Galactica on DVD. Itís not the best TV show Iíve ever watched, but I havenít got a job at the moment, my 360 is largely bereft of decent games, and Iíve already watched all five seasons...

 
 
 

Who Dat Ninja?

Ok, I admit I'm probably a little bit late to the Ninja Blade party. I'm also vaguely aware that I've seen it in the shops and on Xbox Live for about a month. I must have downloaded the demo whilst in the midst of a drink binge, because I c...

 
 
 

Money isn't wasted, when you're getting Wasted

In a spat in insomnia driven boredom, I spent a fevered hour the other night chronicling my video game expenditure in Microsoft Money, my personal finance client of choice. Before now my video game expenditure (VGE) had been split amongst ...

 
 

About hblone of us since 9:56 AM on 05.07.2009