Category Archives: XBox

The Best Games of 2009

Today marks the last day of 2009 and what better way to wrap up the year than to post the best in nerdiness for the entire year. This list is composed of games that have not only sold well, but truly entertained gamers and left them wanting more. In no particular order, let the list commence!

1. Mario Kart (Wii): This game brings back all of our childhood memories. Many years ago we blew air into our worn out Mario Kart cartridges for the N64 and fired up another couple of laps of this amazing game. Mario Kart, revamped for the Wii, is addicting and challenging with the new feature of online play opening up a world of possibilities. Many gamers look at their Wii as an expensive paper weight, but with the release of Mario Kart and the #2 selection, it has been dusted off for more play.

2. The New Super Mario Brothers (Wii): Again, Nintendo did it perfectly with the multi player aspect. Back in the day as kids we never would have imagined up to four people playing on the same screen. This was a much needed touch for the Wii and the game is so fun and exciting that it is sure to be the highlight of 2009’s game list.

3. Left 4 Dead 2 (XBox 360): Everyone loved L4D right? You must. Zombies and online multi player at the same time in one sentence omgroflcopter! How can you not enjoy loading up your shotty with some friends and heading out to knock off some heads? Definitely a game that can be picked up at any gamer-level to enjoy some zombie apocalypse mayhem.

(To be continued..)

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Michael Jackson Game

moonwalker

Today I was in the arcade playing Guilty Gear and upon passing through the doors I saw Moonwalker in its retro cabinent and a few hours later, here I am writing about a new Michael Jackson game. With all the hype evolving around Michael Jackson’s death who wouldn’t have imagined that they would create another Michael Jackson game in his memorial? But no, this isn’t a game that was created after Michael Jackson’s death, it was a game that MJJ Productions states is an game that has been in development for months. The game is rumoured to release on XBox 360 and/or PlayStation 3 later in the year. I wonder if it will be more expensive now that Michael Jackson is dead?

GameTrailer’s Best of Online Games

GameTrailers.com has delivered their take on E3 and nominated certain games in several different categories. I would like to take a look at a few of these categories with you. The first one being Best of Online games. The nominees are.. *drum roll*…..

– Gear Of War 2 {Microsoft, XBox 360}

– Left 4 Dead {Valve, Multiplatform}

– Little Big Planet {SCEA, PlayStation 3}

– Resistance 2 {SCEA, PlayStation 3}

– Spore {Electronic Arts, PC}

And the winner was…

Resistance 2 {SCEA, PlayStation 3}

Do you agree? Eeeeh, I guess I kind of do. I mean, Resistance 2 is a hardcore game and everyone loves it. But for Online Games I kinda have to go with Little Big Planet. I mean c’mon. How many games can you create your own levels and even charge other people to play them?

What do you think?

Gears Of War 2 “Backwards Compatible” Linked Achievements

Cliff Bleszinski made two announcements today at Comic-Con for Gears Of War 2.

1. Steve Jablonsky, composer on films like Transformers and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, was working on the soundtrack for Gears of War 2.

2. Gears of War 2 would feature “linked Achievements.” In short, goals reached in the original Gears of War will carry over to the sequel, giving the player bonuses. Cliff listed three examples of how linked Achievements will work.

SPOiLER ALERT! LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU DON’T WISH TO READ SPOiLERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

– Complete Act One in Gears Of War, unlock a playable Anthony Carmine in Gears of War 2
– Find 10 COG tags in Gears Of War, unlock Minh Young Kim in Gears of War 2
– Kill Raam in Gears Of War, unlock a playable Raam in Gears of War 2

So what do I think? Freakin’ sweeeeeeeeeet! Bonus points to GoW2!

{Kotaku}