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My Top 10 Xbox 360 Games So Far
Posted October 17, 2009, 12:58 pm by Steve
Categories: Video Games, Life
1. Halo 3
Few games have me capturing videos and screenshots to back-up the talk trash. Halo is video gameís version of a Star Wars universe. Add in replay value of the campaign, Forge and multiplayer sessions with friends, my kids and strangers. I spend countless hours playing with my kids, either coop or against each other (which I usually lose at now). As I type this my boys are playing it. How could this not be my favorite Xbox 360 game to date! Itís simple; Halo is one of the key reasons Iím a gamer.

2. Gears of War 2
The first game made cover-based games a new subgenre of shooters. This one takes everything from the first game and makes it better. Just the campaign alone earns a top 10 spot in my book. Throw in Horde mode and Ďbots in multiplayer to confirm the number 2 spot! Graphics, character design, atmosphere, controls, art direction, options (profanity and gore filter) and action are first-rate. Between this title and Halo 3, I have so much fun playing with and against my boys. I just canít say that about any other game.

3. Gears of War
As said above, this game created a new subgenre of shooters. The graphics at the time were the best ever showcased on a console. For me, the multiplayer experience is fresh and new, a welcomed change from the typical shooter experience. It also brings gore to a new level in shooter games. How can a game with a chainsaw bayonet not be in the top 10!

4. Oblivion
Excluding multiplayer action, this game easily earns my most logged hours. The reasons for that are simple. It has a deep character customization and level system, a massive fantasy world free to explore from the start, a good story, great graphics at release, and an immense amount of loot. All of this is why itís my top RPG on the Xbox 360!

My Game Room
Posted October 4, 2009, 12:02 am by Steve
Categories: Tech, Life
I was playing around with our new point-and-shoot camera that also captures 720p (HD) video. Below is the result from my favorite room in the house, the game room.

Which One For Christmas?
Posted September 1, 2009, 9:29 pm by Steve
Categories: Life, Action Figures

It's early I know, but we've started putting together our Christmas list (or Xboxmas list as I like to call it). I suppose I'll be able to get one action figure and, of course, I can't decide. As of now, I'm thinking one of the following (more after the break). Shoot me an email and let me know what you think. By the way, all are Hot Toys.

Batman DX

Halo 3: ODST Firefight Hands-on
Posted June 3, 2009, 5:09 pm by Steve
Categories: Video Games, Review
I was at E3 this year and got a chance to play Halo 3: ODSTís new coop mode Firefight. In this mode you play one of 4 players that fight increasingly difficult waves of Covenant enemies. Talking with a Microsoft (or maybe it was Bungie) employee, this game mode does not take place on the multiplayer maps (unlike Gears of War 2ís Horde), but instead maps based on the campaign levels. You play as an ODST (not a Spartan or Elite) and spawn with a new scoped SMG (which feels really good) and pistol (more like the one from the original Halo). The HUD is different, with grenades and weapon information in the bottom left and right. Across the top is a horizontal compass with red indicators when taking damage of the direction itís coming from. Also, medals now pop-up in the middle of the screen, not the left like in Halo 3.
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Another Fett Will Be Mine!
Can you really put a price on snagging quality Action Figures? As always, I recommend hooking ASAP whenever a new dude is found. This course of action however can prove to be...a bit unsettling on the homefront from time to time :)
Posted July 9, 2007, 2:30 pm by Chad