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My Favorite Games I Played in 2012 (Part 2)

Posted by tylerh1701, 01 January 2013 - - - - - - · 213 views


Note that not all of these games released in 2012. As a CAG, I never buy games on release, so a lot of the games I played in 2012 weren't actually released in 2012, especially retail games. These are just some of my favorites that I played over the year. Games that weren't released in 2012 will be marked with an asterisk...

My Favorite Games I Played in 2012 (Part 1)

Posted by tylerh1701, 27 December 2012 - - - - - - · 198 views


Looking over my recent blog posts, I feel like I've been a little bit too negative in posting about games that I don't really care for. So to buck that trend, here are some of my favorite games that I played in 2012.

Note that not all of them released in 2012. As a CAG, I never buy games on release, so a lot of the game...

Unpopular Opinion Alert - The Walking Dead: The Game

Posted by tylerh1701, 27 December 2012 - - - - - - · 268 views


I'll try to keep this as un-troll-ish as possible. This is how I really feel, I'm not just trying to be a fire starter.

But how is this game so inexplicably popular? I spent about 20 minutes with it and it does nothing for me. The gameplay seemed mind-num...

Why did people like Journey? (The game, not the band)

Posted by tylerh1701, 20 December 2012 - - - - - - · 210 views


Just curious, what's the appeal with this game? It's received nothing but praise, IGN gave it their PS3 Game of the Year Award. So, why does everyone like it? Feel free to be as spoilerish as necessary in your comments.

I don't think I like Resident Evil 6

Posted by tylerh1701, 27 November 2012 - - - - - - · 218 views


*may contain some minor spoilers, so read with caution*

I'm definitely not a lifelong Resident Evil fan. The first one I ever played was RE4, and I actually just played that for the first time about a year ago. It's definitely an amazing game, my onl...

These CAGs Drive Me Nuts

Posted by tylerh1701, 06 November 2012 - - - - - - · 246 views


I'm not trying to start up a pro/anti-flipping debate, though if one gets started I don't really care because at least it will be going on here instead of in one of the threads.

I'm usually against flipping when the game is in high demand, because I don't think making $6 in Best Buy credit is wor...

Retro City Rampage: Review

Posted by tylerh1701, 04 November 2012 - - - - - - · 195 views


Retro City Rampage is the long awaited game from Brian Provinciano. The game is packed with video game, TV, and movie references from the 80's and 90's. It is currently available on PS3, PS Vita, and PC, and will eventually make its way to XBLA and even...

Europe PS+ vs. USA PS+

Posted by tylerh1701, 29 October 2012 - - - - - - · 228 views


This topic has been a source of debate since the introduction of the Instant Game Collection for PS+ in June. Since European regions and US regions are getting different games for free from the program, it's been quite a source of contention. Here on CA...

Informing someone of a rejection

Posted by tylerh1701, 12 October 2012 - - - - - - · 298 views

I'm in the final stage of hiring a new employee to work in our office, and there were 2 candidates that have different but useful skills for the position. I've done 2 rounds of interviewing with each of them, and I've decided who I'm going to hire, but the hardest part is letting the other person know that I'm not hiring them for the job. I've done some...

Cutting WAY back on soda

Posted by tylerh1701, 10 October 2012 - - - - - - · 364 views


I can easily drink 3 to 4 sodas a day (36-48oz). I love the stuff. But I've started with some reflux problems over the last month or so. I was hoping they would go away on their own but they haven't. So it's time to start changing my diet, and the first step it so cut way down on my s...