Calvin

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A Link to the Patties...
December 03, 2011

Been on a retro kick on Thunderbolt...

Review - BurgerTime: World TourTour

Review - Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary:

Remembering... Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!

Retrospective: Legacy of Kain

Saints Row 3 also ready for next week. It'll be nice to have things slow down some this month.


DeathSpank
July 16, 2010

I've been playing some DeathSpank over the last couple days and have come to the conclusion that it's either an obvious Ron Gilbert vanity project or the best Diablo-type game made specifically for consoles in several years (a few qualifiers there).

It's decent, either way.

I like the Animal Crossing-like look to the game world and there have been at least a couple funny lines, just not $15 worth at this point. DeathSpank definitely has that same odd style going for it as Hothead's Penny Arcade Adventures episodes in the way it spends a lot of time making fun of the games it emulates but doesn't go out of its way to break free of any of the game conventions it's mocking.

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Deadly Premonition
April 07, 2010

After a few hours with the game, I don't know what to make of it. It would be fair to call it a divisive game, maybe. There will be people who find it horrendous, as the production values are fairly low and it looks and plays like an early PS2/DC game.

The storyline, however, seems half-decent with the main character, Francis York, bouncing creepy lines off of someone named Zach. I don't know who Zach is. It might be the cameraman. York is a strange dude, constantly looking for clues in his coffee and expressing his troubled past with women.

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I hate trading in used games...
July 28, 2009

You know, I've never understood the process of trading in used albums or video games. Trade 30 of your best CDs and perhaps you'll be able to afford a used sample-disc called "Sounds of the African Jungle at Night, Part II". That's if you are lucky. Usually the trade in value doesn't allow for many options with the store's inventory. For example, I went in to trade Bioshock and a few other 360 games in a local game store and ended up leaving with a couple Dreamcast games. It wasn't like I had to go through with the trade, but I didn't want to seem like a dick, coming in with about 15 games and leaving without trading any of them in. I don't know of any other things which seem to work this way. With textbooks for school, or used cars, you'll at least get a respectable return rate that makes

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Lego Battles
July 23, 2009

I'm working my way through Lego Battles, at the moment, and will attempt to review it for Thunderbolt afterward. Having a hard time playing through more than a couple missions at a time.

It is extremely problematic and unlocking characters for skirmishes involves far more work than it's really worth. The minifigures in the game just seem to be blocked by every obstacle in their path, which is quite annoying.

I'd write more, but I'm afraid I'll have nothing left to say in the review if I keep talking about it. >_>


The Year of Horrible Film-Making [2009]
June 22, 2009

2009 sure has been a lackluster year in film.

Movies I've missed but have a good feeling about:
-Tetro
-Drag Me to Hell

Movies I'm out of the target demo for:
-Coraline
-Up
-Seraphine

-Star Trek: The TV shows always annoyed me and I don't want to end up as a fan.

Usual independent film festival fodder (two are love stories, one's a war drama):
-Goodbye Solo
-Gomorrah
-Tulpan

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Submitting content again.
January 25, 2009

Good to be back. The site's looking awesome. Very easy to submit stuff on and I like the way all these things are tracked.

Submitted review for Frogger (XLA) along for some passwords for the tame "Amazing Penguin" (Gameboy).

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