Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Break

In case anyone is wondering where we are. Carver is in the process of moving to Vienna so we are going to take a break until he settles in. We should be back in a few weeks, so until then happy holidays everyone!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

S1E1 - Mature Warfare

New Releases, Modern Warfare 2, Six Days in Fallujah, Serious Storytelling in Video Games.

S1E1 - Mature Warfare: Summary

Here our second installment presented for your enjoyment. There are definitely still some kinks we have to work out with the recording and editing, but it's improving one step at a time.

This episode we added a new releases section that we hope you find useful. Mostly we discuss Modern Warfare 2, Six Days in fallujah, and our topic, Serious Storytelling in Video Games.

Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned (X360 DLC)

Last Week
New Super Mario Bros. (Wii) Platformer
Assassin's Creed II (X360) Action Adventure
Left 4 Dead 2 (PC) Horror Shooter
LittleBigPlanet (PSP) Platformer
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (PSP) Action Platformer
King's Bounty: Armored Princess (PC) Turn Based Strategy RPG


The Upside
  • Same Triple A Mechanics & Production
  • Fully Realized Single Player, Coop, and Multiplayer Modes
  • Refined and Expanded Achivements/Leveling Up
  • Variable Gameplay
The Downside
  • Disrespectful Treatment of Subject Matter
  • Single Player Has Poor Pacing
  • Plot Makes Little Sense 
  • Action Movie Mentality is Disappointing
Six Days in Fallujah
Newsweek Article - http://www.newsweek.com/id/200861/page/1
Kotaku Post - http://kotaku.com/5284266/fallujah-game-still-alive-being-shopped-to-publishers
Fox Interview - http://kotaku.com/5287076/fox-and-friends-finally-addresses-fallujah-game

Modern Warfare 2
Infinity Ward Interview - http://www.gametrailers.com/episode/bonusround/310?ch=1

Sunday, November 15, 2009

S1E0 - The Pilot: Summary

We are excited to present our pilot episode! We are working out the kinks such as the show format and recording techniques to get to a better place. Regardless of our noobieness we hope you enjoy this first attempt.

This first episode we talk about Red Faction: Guerrilla's plot, Brutal Legend's game-play, have conversations about gaming in our lives, alignment systems, and review Torchlight, Demon's Souls, and Borderlands.


The Upside
  • Tactical Action RPG
  • Rewarding Challenge
  • Good Atmosphere
The Downside
  • Poor Camera Controls
  • Flawed Z-Lock System
  • Punishing When You're Already Struggling
  • Almost No Guidance 


The Upside
  • Solid Shooting Mechanics
  • Coop Fun
  • Great Art Style
  • Impressive Technology
  • Lots Of Cool Guns
The Downside
  • Empty, Dead World
  • No Plot To Speak Of
  • Minimal Gun Variation In Actual Play
  • Little Replay


The Upside
  • Pleasing Illustrative Style
  • Streamlined Game-Play and Systems
  • Impressive Randomized Dungeons
  • Cheap!
  • Nostalgic Music
  • Loot Whoring Mania
  • No Multiplayer
  • No Keymapping
  • Minimal Plot and Scope

Saturday, November 14, 2009

S1E0 - The Pilot

Demon's Souls and Borderlands Reviews. Discussion of gaming in our lives.