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Title: 10-Year Old Gamer Shot, Needs Our Help
Posted: February 08, 2008 (07:44 PM)
(Duke Ferris, Full Story on GameRevolution)
"Chris Rodriguez, or Taj as he is known to his friends, was taking his piano lesson at the Harmony Road Music School. Meanwhile, across the street, some dirtbag was robbing the gas station. He fired off a few rounds, and one bullet went through the school wall and into Taj's spine.
I'm sorry, it simply does not get more messed up than that. Just sitting there taking a piano lesson, when "thud!" - bullet in the spine and almost certainly paralyzed for life."
Continued at GameRevolution's manifesto. There, you will receive instructions on how to help Taj by donating money or just contributing any old games that you might have. He has a PS3 (PS2 games will work as well), a DS, and a PSP. Any aid would be greatly appreciated.
Users with accounts on the HonestGamers site are able to contribute reviews and occasionally other types of content. Below, you'll find excerpts from as many as 20 of the most recent articles posted by draqq_zyxx. Be sure to leave some feedback if you find anything interesting!
The relentless gravity of Indigo Prophecy pulls you through a vivid storm.
With Mario Party 3 on the N64 being my only experience with the franchise, I feared I was getting in over my head (tents?), but long and behold, nothing much has changed.
I liked the game, darn it! It is majestic, captivating, engrossing, and above all, fun. So what's my problem?!
It's hard to find a title explicitly set on teaching that players will want to get better at and that everyone in the family can enjoy together.
Everything that could have made Pet Alien a success is suspended in an atmosphere of mediocrity.
One part shoot-'em-up, one part beat-'em-up, and all parts "old school," this adrenaline-fueled hybrid is a blitzkrieg embroiled in frenetic gunplay and hard-hitting melee combat.
For all its ambitions, Rogue Galaxy neither sustains enough interest nor gathers enough courage to break away from being just a great-looking, great-sounding shell of the epic it wants to be.
A missed crosskick.
...it must be heard with a blur of the real to be seen with seamless clarity.
Combining three like objects somehow never loses its appeal, as long as there is a twist, and for Q? Entertainment, that twist was probably found by wanting to reach the stars. With rockets in hand, Meteos lights a fuse under a puzzle concept that has been worked to death and blasts it off into space. Instead of evaporating into the pixilated void after forming lines and assorted shapes, Meteos blocks turn into incendiary squares with fire jets flaring underneath, propelling any bl...
In a gaming field brimming with adrenaline-pumping realism and in-your-face action, Okami is not only proof of the strength of imagination and mysticism, but also a courageous breath of fresh air.
Game: Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (PlayStation 2)
Posted: October 24, 2006 (12:30 PM)
Putting fresh covers over tired gameplay has been a regrettable attitude of Dance Dance Revolution, and SuperNOVA does little to fix this trend.
No matter how deep your wish to appreciate the game, Monster House spits you back out on the lawn.
Step onto the Dance Dance Revolution platform. Look at your feet and chances are that you are standing in the middle, on a metal plate that covers not only the center, but also the corners of the pad. You are only a tap away from the arrows. Up, down, left, right. Safe and secure. Then suddenly, the arrows and the metal plates begin to warp. You stagger as the arrows slide into the corners and a center arrow forms beneath your feet. The metal plates now cover the arrows you once knew.
Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
Posted: August 27, 2006 (08:42 PM)
No matter how many I save, how many I defeat, the question is never far behind. Is this a burden that all heroes carry, bound before the path? Every step I take, grasping for the earth, brings me closer to death. But even as I lay beneath the silence of night, when all that trembles is doubt, music comes to soothe my soul. As my weary hand finds the ocarina, I hear the melody on my fingertips. The sound of the sky, of the rivers and fields, echoes each sweeping note. Restless in its wake, the sw...
Game: Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (PlayStation 2)
Posted: August 18, 2006 (08:04 AM)
Do we really need another Street Fighter compilation? Capcom certainly thinks so. After the hunk of detritus that was Capcom Fighting Evolution, you would think that we wouldn't see anymore zombified mishmashes of Street Fighter. Yet the raid in the graveyard continues. This time, we unearth the arcade brethren of the Alpha family - Alpha, Alpha 2, Alpha 2 Gold, Alpha 3 - and Super Gem Fighter. Eh, never mind that last one. Let's just slap ...
Game: Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS)
Posted: August 11, 2006 (06:36 PM)
The words "education" and "entertainment" usually don't belong together. So when we call Oregon Trail, Reading Rabbit, and Math Blaster "edutainment" software, heads start to turn; even more so for Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, since (besides the long name) it targets more than children. Brain Age dreams of DS lovers walking down the street playing mental exercises that supposedly improve your practical intelligence. Supervisor and prominent Ja...
Instead of trying to update or reinvent any of its fighting franchises, Capcom continues to inflame the cross-over fighting madness with Capcom Fighting Evolution. The question of whether Ryu is stronger than some other generic 2D fighter has probably crossed your mind, but this game will make your brain bleed from its skull-bludgeoning lack of execution. Though Capc...
"This room is tidy. This shows a lot about this person's personality."