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pick it up; totally worth it
November 14, 2009

just finished reading two amazing books. first off, part six in the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy: and another thing…. it was written by eoin colfer, the dude who wrote artemis fowl, and he did a stellar job at keeping up the comedy.

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also sat down and finished the graveyard book by neil gaiman in a day as well. it’s about a boy named nobody who lives in a graveyard, raised by various ghosts and goes on numerous adventures. gaiman totally works his magic craft with it, making it both a childrens book and an adult novel, with awesome art from dave mckean.

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gaiman at his best

last but not least, i finally finished up borderlands for the xbox 360, by 2k games and gearbox. a really strong and funny fps mixed with role-playing elements. to do everything it only took about 20 to 25 hours and it was totally worth it. a great amount of fun, like a fallout and diablo mix.

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enjoyed it thoroughly

 

so many good games
October 28, 2009

i’ve been playing the shit out of games recently. it’s a lovely feeling. just beat brutal legend, only have a few more sub missions to do and it’s done 100% for the single player campaign. i also picked up borderlands and tekken 6. both of the games are ice cream sweet and i’m digging them. borderlands is such a dark horse this gaming season, make sure to check it out, it’s like fallout 3 meets diablo meets awesome. and i love tekken. it’s my favorite fighting series so i’m totally into the game…but the last boss is one hell of a bitch. all on xbox 360, bitches.

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Borderlands
beat it
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beat it
October 16, 2009

high hopes, decent follow through

high hopes, decent follow through

I just finished up Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for 360 as anti-reg and now i’m going back through on pro. I must say I wasn’t as satisfied with the game as, well, let’s say Batman: Arkham Asylum but it was enjoyable nonetheless. The new characters announced though…kinda smeh about. I fucking hate Carnage and Cable. Also getting Black Panther, Psylocke and Magneto though. Could be cool. Fingers crossed.

Screen of new characters; some cool, some fucking terrible

Screen of new characters; some cool, some fucking terrible

this game looks a-mazing
October 12, 2009

finally got its first review (that i’ve seen at least) from IGN. BrĂ¼tal Legend, starring Jack Black and made by Tim Schafer, got a 9.0 which means it’s outstanding! Beyond stoked.

so picking this up release day

so picking this up release day

“Epic Mickey” looks totally…epic
October 10, 2009

Mickey getting dark and gritty

Mickey getting dark and gritty

Although the November issue of Game Informer led many to believe that a Kingdom Hearts console sequel was finally on it’s way, it’s been revealed that this is not the case. This is not necessarily a bad thing though. It seems that the game being flaunted about in the magazines pages (and many pages of the internet as well) is a fresh IP from Disney called Epic Mickey.

So who is behind the promising new project? Warren Spector, the developer and mind behind many acclaimed games, such as Deus Ex (and it’s sequel), Thief, and Wing Commander. Teamed up with Disney and Nintendo, Spector is looking to take the franchise in a bold new direction, in Epic Mickey exclusively for the Wii. The game is said to take the bright and cheery demeanor of the world of Disney we know and love and contrast it with surreal and gritty reimaginations of many forgotten Disney characters. Equipped with a paintbrush, and the ability to paint and erase levels, Mickey will be facing up against hordes of obscure characters. So far o names have been confirmed except Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and the Phantom Blot. Check some designs and the plot (thanks from Wikipedia) below.

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“The antagonists of Epic Mickey are the largely old and obscure Disney elements, including theme park rides and older cartoons. Having been forgotten, they are now trapped in a “forgotten world of broken machines and bitter personalities.” Running this world is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Walt Disney‘s first creations, who has become jealous of Mickey Mouse and is seeking revenge. Oswald sends the Phantom Blot to the Disney universe, and it soon covers the world with black ink, causing the colors to run. Using a variety of artist tools, Mickey must return the Disney world to its former glory.[10] It is hinted by an article from GameInformer that the Disney character The Mad Doctor might appear in the game.”

Some concept art

Some concept art

I Love the use of EPCOT here

I Love the use of EPCOT here