Backlog Quest II: Day 31 – Secret Service: Ultimate Sacrifice – Ultimate backlog material

Dear Journal, Today I finished Backlog Quest II by throwing myself into harm’s way to protect The President of the United States of America. I say that Secret Service: Ultimate Sacrifice is “ultimate backlog material” because it is that game you’ve probably see on the budget/value rack a dozen or so times and just never picked up. It never really […]

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Backlog Quest II – Sidequest: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Dear Journal, Today I journeyed to the land of Middle Earth. Although, it was not easy to get there. I had originally planned to play this on the Playstation 2, but after going through the fourth controller that did not work for some reason or another, I went ahead and found a copy for the Gamecube. I have had this […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 28 – Kung Fu Panda 2 (Kinect) – Wax off

Dear Journal, Today I learned that I may never learn my lesson. Kung Fu Panda 2 isn’t the first absolutely awful Kinect based movie-tie-in game I’ve played, it’s not even the first I’ve reviewed in Backlog Quest 2, but things were just a tiny bit different with this one. Unlike Ice Age: Continental Drift, where I had little to no […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 27 – Top Gun: Hard Lock – Insert joke about the Danger Zone

Dear Journal, Today I got all sorts of caught up in the danger zone. Also, I flew a plane. The only thing worse than a movie-tie-in game is a movie-tie-in game made for a movie that came out over twenty years ago right?  Well, normally one would be inclined to agree (though I have hopes for Aliens: Colonial Marines), and […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 25 – Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – Needs more testing

Dear Journal, Today I got to drive some of the most iconic cars in Ferrari’s history. Sadly it was mostly downhill after that.  Truth be told, up front right now, Ferrari Racing Legends shook me off pretty quickly and I didn’t complete the game’s story mode. It has a really solid idea behind it, but awkward controls and a very […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 22 – Apache Air Assault – Black Hawk (Game) Down

Dear Journal, Today I played a game that was one part flight sim, one part arcade shooter, and less than one part fun. Apache Air Assault is one of those games that kind of falls between the gaps because it was mostly meant as a gap filler. It’s a niche game. The market for semi-flight attack helicopter sim arcade shooters […]

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Backlog Quest II – Sidequest: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Gears of War(hammer)

Dear Journal, Today I played a Gears of War game set in the Warhammer 40k universe. Shortly after its release, I heard a lot of good things about Space Marine but with the abundance of higher profile titles I never got around to buying it.  When it popped up as a freebie on Playstation Plus, I knew the time was […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 20 – Medal of Honor: Warfighter – Don’t tread on me

Dear Journal, Today I saved the world from some smelly terrorist. In discussing the previous Medal of Honor I made the comparison more than once that Call of Duty was like any of Michael Bay’s many explosion filled films where as MOH was more along the lines of Saving Private Ryan or The Hurt Locker. Yes, there is action and […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 19 – Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games – Unevolved

Dear Journal, Today I played a game that was literally painful. Ice Age: Continental Drift – Artic Games is more than just a mouthful of subtitles; it’s pure unadulterated garbage. Bad motion controls, poor game design and horribly dated graphics make up this obvious and pathetic cash grab. You can read on if you’d like, but know that it doesn’t […]

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Dr. Geek: What CES Meant for Gamers

Every year the best, most innovative, and oddest inventions in consumer electronics, the type of technological gadgetry that inhabit and enliven our daily lives, come together for an orgy of originality.  The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES if you are cool enough, wrapped up last week, showcasing everything from Ultra HD television sets (or 4K sets since they have […]

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