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Review: X-men Destiny (Xbox 360)

Posted by Wombat, 14 October 2011 - - - - - - · 777 views

25357 Since their first appearance in the 1960’s, the X-Men have been all about tolerance and accepting those that are different. They have told us that just because someone is blue, has laser beam eyeballs, or is bald we should still accept them as people. The makers of X-Men Destiny may have had this in mind when they were making this game. I’m pretty s...


Review: Madden NFL 12 (XBox 360)

Posted by Wombat, 03 September 2011 - - - - - - · 422 views

24761 For 17 weeks each fall my Sundays are occupied. When I buy a new TV the first question I have is “How will the game look on this?” I obsess over trades and line changes. And I yell. I yell at my TV as if the QB will hear my screams through my television and into his earpiece. I will never be a professional football player. I have accepted this. Actu...


Review: Toy Soldiers: Cold War (Xbox Live Arcade)

Posted by Wombat, 17 August 2011 - - - - - - · 636 views

24387 Do you still have a pair of acid wash jeans in your closet or some Ray-Ban Aviators tucked in your shirt collar? Do you sing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” to girls in bars? Have you ever written a letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame demanding they induct Kenny Loggins? If you have answered, “yes” to any of these questions, you may need...


Review: Bastion (Xbox Live Arcade)

Posted by Wombat, 27 July 2011 - - - - - - · 737 views

24003 When I first saw screenshots of Bastion, I knew nothing about this game. All I saw was another “Indie” arcade game with hand drawn graphics and a boy protagonist. I thought to myself, “Just what we need, another art game for the critics to fawn over; another 2-hour masterpiece of self-indulgent-games-are-art-before-fun to be spoon-fed into liking.”...


Review: Epic Dungeon (Xbox 360)

Posted by Wombat, 05 January 2011 - - - - - - · 621 views

20181 Last week I decided to pick up the Xbox Live Indie Game, Epic Dungeon, after hearing recommendations by a few people. It’s a retro-styled, rogue-like RPG for 80 Microsoft Points. On the surface, the game looks like a Gauntlet clone but beneath that is a surprising depth and an addictive game that makes the one-dollar price tag seem like a mistake....


Review: Fable III (Xbox 360)

Posted by Wombat, 09 November 2010 - - - - - - · 358 views

19246 One of things that can make a game franchise great is its ability to allow the gamer to take comfort in what is familiar yet still be excited for what is new. From the very beginning of Fable III, those are feelings I think all fans of the series will get. At the beginning a beautiful, yet humorous, cinematic guides you through all that is new since...


First Impressions: Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360)

Posted by Wombat, 19 October 2010 - - - - - - · 837 views

18849 Despite my best efforts and having received Fallout: New Vegas early from Bethesda, I have only put in 12 hours play time and reached level 14. I don't feel comfortable writing a full review yet, but I am ready to share my impressions and initial thoughts.

18846 This time around Bethesda has handed development duties to Obsidian. You can see righ...


Review: Monday Night Combat (XBLA)

Posted by Wombat, 19 August 2010 - - - - - - · 388 views

17401 There is a lot to like about Monday Night Combat, and as Xbox Live Arcade Games go, it features a fun and unique multiplayer experience. The game at its core is a mix of class-based shooter mechanics and tower defense-style strategy. There are 6 distinct character classes to choose from: the Assault (a well-rounded soldier type), the Tank (the close...


Review: Deadliest Warrior (Xbox 360)

Posted by Wombat, 19 July 2010 - - - - - - · 421 views

16614 There are times when I demand the finest from life; times when I want the correct cabernet to be served with my medium-rare porterhouse steak. Or when I want a game that exemplifies the best of the gaming medium and stands out as a work of art. Then there are the other times, or as I call them - most times, when all I really want is a cold beer, a w...


Sabrina's Class Photo (ha ha?)

Posted by Wombat, 08 May 2010 - - - - - - · 343 views

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Not to take anything away from Shimmra but...

The above pic is my daughter's pre-school class photo. She is in the center with the purple dress. You would think in the age digital photography they would have taken a second pic. You know, one where another kid isn't exploring his body.

Kids these days!