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As I settled into my seat at the theater last night at midnight, my expectations for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World were high. As a fan of the comics and a lifelong gamer, Edgar Wright had a lot of work to do in order to win me over. No movie has ever made me so happy to be a gamer, and few films transpose the source material to the big screen so faithfully. It’s simply the best video game movie ever made.
No movie has ever made me so happy to be a gamer, and few films
transpose the source material to the big screen so faithfully. It’s
simply the best video game movie ever made.
WARNING: Spoilers approachLast night I successfully completed Final Fantasy XIII. After nearly 50 hours of invested game time, I faced off with Orphan, saved Cocoon, and reunited Snow with Serah and Sazh with Dajh. Before the ending credits began rolling I realized I was lacking the sense of elation, of absolute relief and accomplishment, that I have associated with beating past Final Fantasy games. I’ve come to realize that Final Fantasy XIII may be my least favorite game in the series.
Check out my spoiler filled summary of why Final Fantasy XIII just didn't do it for me.
I love horror. I love horror movies, books, games, and even those stupid Halloween CDs I listened to as a kid. Over the years I’ve been exposed to so much dismemberment, evisceration, and blood splatter that I’ve become desensitized to nearly everything. Horror is like a drug. I keep going back for more hoping to relive the last heart-stopping moment. Most of the time my quest for terror ends in disappointment, but sometimes… even the most hard-boiled horror gamers can be rattled.One such moment was in Silent Hill 3…
Even the most hard-boiled horror gamers can be rattled by one special moment.
What would you expect to see when you pop in a video game about dolphins? Adorable squeaking sounds? Maybe some rainbows and beach balls? These are all reasonable answers, especially for the Sega Genesis era of sugary, kid-friendly games. Such is not the case for Ecco the Dolphin, however. With Ecco, you’re dealing with f*cking alien tornadoes and time travel.
Compiling a list of the top 200 games of all time is an undertaking. Favorites are missed, sequels are argued, and friendships are strained. Naturally, some games that I thought would be shoe-ins for the top 200 ended up on the floor of the GI vault, discarded until reconsidered for another list. I chose to scoop up those abandoned titles and pay tribute to them in the form of a list. My list. These are the 10 games I thought should have been in the top 200.
Woke up today with a bad cough. My fever is getting a lot worse. It’s already hit 102. I supposed met up with Meagan and some of the others today to get supplies. I wasn’t sure I was feeling up for it. I went anyway, even at the risk of getting the others sick with whatever the hell it is I have..
For many years I’ve been an appreciator of video game music. From the bleeps and bloops of Sonic and Mario to the symphonic glory of Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid, I’ve always known there is something special about game music. Alongside game music, the driving ferocity of metal has been the forerunner of my “conventional” musical taste for a comparable amount of time. This is the story about how those two worlds met in perfect harmony.