When your character looks like he’s jerking off with furious vigor just to recharge your primary weapon, you know you’ve got a gem of a game on your hands. Such is the case with No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, the enhanced PS3 port of the original 2007 Nintendo Wii game No More Heroes. Look, the game isn’t perfect. It had flaws in the original Wii version, and it has flaws still in the HD PS3 version. Flaws aside, the No More Heroes franchise, Heroes’ Paradise included, provides an incredibly violent, immature, clever, and unique experience, which goes a long way towards making up for the technical flaws of the game. Read the full story
I know this will probably lower some opinions of me, but I don’t particularly care for the Half-Life series. The only thing I really appreciate at all about Half-Life is that it served as the base for one of my favorite games of all time: Counter-Strike. Back in a time when I was still on dial-up, I spent many hours (and many dollars) at local LAN/Online game centers playing de_rats, de_dust2, de_pool, and every other map that came up in a room full of people doing exactly the same thing. Now, 12 years later, Counter-Strike is coming to consoles in the form of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a PSN/XBLA/Steam downloadable game. Read the full story
This would have gone up yesterday, for three consecutive days of Anarchy Reigns releases, but I was in the middle of a FIGHT FOR MY LIFE (disclaimer: “FIGHT FOR MY LIFE” is not intended to reflect any actual fight, be it as serious as a fight for survival or as lighthearted as a fight over Chinese or Japanese for dinner). This marks the eleventh character reveal from SEGA for Platinum Games’ Anarchy Reigns: Oinkie. Read the full story
Sometimes, it’s hard being a fan of something. As I’ve already demonstrated, I love Tite Kubo’s Bleach franchise. So when I got the chance to play NIS America’s new release, Bleach: Soul Resurreccion, I hoped it would be the ideal gaming experience that this franchise needs. And while I got a lot of good out of it, I also got a lot of personal issues as well.
With a new character reveal yesterday being swiftly followed by a new character reveal today, one could start hoping that we’re on a new streak of character reveals for Platinum Games’ cyborg-laden button masher, Anarchy Reigns! Today’s character reveal, the tenth so far, introduces us to Garuda. Read the full story
What’s a two and a half month character bio gap between friends? It’s been a while since we’ve seen any character reveals from SEGA for Platinum Games’ upcoming multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns, but the time has come for the ninth character to see the light of day: Durga. I think I can safely say that this will not be my character of choice.
Durga is, not surprisingly, yet another cyborg in the Anarchy Reigns roster (he makes seven of nine (punintentional)). Seems that Platinum Games had a bit of a hard-on for cyborgs this go around. A 31 year old cyborg, Durga stands 6’5″ and 324 lbs (1.99m and 147kg). His method of brutal violence is his Revolver Cannon. The Revolver Cannon is his leg, which transforms when kicking from…a leg…into a giant revolver pistol. So, you know, that’s got to be inconvenient.
I’ve been gaming since around the age of five, and up until last November I thought I had achieved some of the most rewarding and inspiring moments of my gaming life: catching ‘em all the first time, vanquishing Ganon for the first time, the list goes on. But something happened over the course of 48 hours from November 19 to November 21 that easily put all of those achievements to shame and replaced the pride of succeeding and accomplishment with the pride of our medium and community making a difference. Read the full story
Tite Kubo’s Bleach is one of the most popular anime in the world right now. And as it’s an urban fantasy/action adventure, it has a lot of terms and ideas that can be confusing for new people. Since a lot of you may not be up to date on the anime, and with the game coming out in just over a week, here’s your chance to learn about a ton of things that pertain to this universe. Read the full story
Everyone grows up; this is how the world works. Just because we grow decrepit and old, however, does not mean we have to forsake the things that make us happy, childish though they may seem. This is the core concept of Marooners’ Rock; we geek out on the things of our past, present, and future. Society and cultural norms be damned!