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Archive for the ‘Now Playing’ Category

August 26th, 2008

Now Playing: SOCOM for the PSP is better than expected

Better late than never, they always say. I’ve managed to get a steal this weekend by snatching up SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 1 and 2 for the PlayStation Portable. Despite having the hots for the sequel, I’ve decided to begin my adventures with the earlier game.
I wasn’t disappointed.

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August 9th, 2008

What are you playing this weekend?

I’m done withThe Bourne Conspiracy and Contra 4. As you may have noticed, I’ve already finished Jason Bourne’s PlayStation 3 game. As for Contra 4, I don’t plan on touching it for at least a year.
You know, I always develop an overwhelming urge to throw my Nintendo DS against the wall while playing Contra 4, […]

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July 26th, 2008

What are you playing this weekend?

I promised myself to finally finish The Bourne Conspiracy, but I still can’t say that I would be able to do so this weekend. Despite its visual flair, the game doesn’t attract me much so I don’t feel the push. I might try to work on Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth once […]

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June 2nd, 2008

Now Playing: Mass Effect for the PC

I love shooters, whether they’re in third- or first-person view. It’s my favorite game genre. I also love Western role-playing games. I think they’re the closest we gamers can get to pen-and-paper RPGs. I never thought that these two major genres could be combined into a single, compelling experience.
Ion Storm did something similar in 2000’s […]

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April 18th, 2008

Now Playing: The Darkness and it’s brilliant

Can you name another game that lets you play a heart-devouring comic book antihero? I bet you can’t because there’s nothing quite like The Darkness, an FPS developed by Starbreeze Studios.
Sure, games that let you shoot people in the face may be a bit too common these days, but the concept of generating power from […]

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April 7th, 2008

Now Playing: Kane & Lynch are dead to me

GameHopper sent me Kane & Lynch: Dead Men to play last weekend. Kane & Lynch? Isn’t that the game that got ex-editorial director Jeff Gerstmann booted from GameSpot? Yes it is, and frankly, I don’t see what the fuss is about.

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January 29th, 2008

Putting “closure” and Max Payne 2 in a sentence feels strange

I have found closure.
I had mixed feelings when I first finished Max Payne 2. Disappointed with the turnout of events, I was also pleased because the ending was nothing short of brilliance.
However, I never really felt that the series was finished. Aside from being mentioned in the end credits of part two, news of a […]

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January 27th, 2008

Late discovery: An alternate ending for Max Payne 2

I’m a sucker for Max Payne.
I still remember the great lengths I went through just to get my retail copies in time (i.e. not a couple of months late). The best part? The games are indeed worth all the trouble.
Despite the rather disappointing length, I still revisit Remedy’s Noir York every couple of years to […]

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September 11th, 2007

Games I’m currently playing

My video card gave out sometime last week, so I’m left without a gaming machine/workstation/best friend. Before it gave out, I was furiously working on Doom III, which I love immensely.
Yes, the monster placements may feel a bit cheap at times, but I’d rather be surprised than face a couple of minions from hell that […]

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June 12th, 2007

Games I’m currently playing

If you have a short attention span like I do, then I’m sure you fill up your hard drive with several games and play a different one daily. Of course, the games I play are subject to my current mood, plus other important factors like the alignment of the stars and existing geopolitical events.

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