Backlog Quest II: Day 10 – The Adventures of TinTin – TinTin is not the dog by the way

Dear Journal, Today I went on an adventure as a reporter who never really seemed to report anything… Odds are if you pay attention to the clearance section of just about any store that sells video games you’ve seen copies of The Adventures of TinTin pop up in its various platforms.  Ultimately the game is a platformer with a few […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 7 – Toy Story Mania – Licensed to disappoint

Dear Journal, Today I played a Toy Story game where you never play as any Toy Story character. That was the first and many let downs about Toy Story Mania, a “better with Kinect” game port of a previously released Wii title.  Two players can make their way through a variety of shooting galleries in an attempt to get high […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 6 – Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal – Rabbit season

Dear Journal, Today I fought robots as a waskly rabbit. Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal is one of those games that exist because someone, somewhere was told to make a game based on a popular license and they had to think of what to do with it.  There have been a fair share of Looney Tunes based video games over the […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 5 – WWE All Stars (3DS) – Decades of Spandex

Dear Journal, Today I wrestled Andre the Giant as The Rock. WWE All Stars combined comically over muscled versions of some of the WWE’s biggest stars (or WWF as it was called when many of them rose to fame), all together in one game. It’s sort of like Field of Dreams, only with a lot more spandex. Facing off against […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 30 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

Dear Journal, Today I found out that even Jedi Knights can be totally un-cool. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes is a video game with three titles and only one camera angle. A mix between platforming and third person shooter, Republic Heroes never manages to really nail either one. The game takes place between the events of seasons […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 23 – Dreamworks Superstar Kartz – Mario Kart it is not

Dear Journal, Today a donkey beat me in a go-kart race. Dreamworks Superstar Kartz is yet another imitator in a long line of Mario Kart imitations.  Like the countless other kart racers before it, Superstar Kartz fails to ever really capture the same charm and all around fun gameplay as the Italian plumber-starring original. Relying heavily on the cast of […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 19 – Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers – Bob Uecker not included

Dear Journal, Today I took on some bullies and reclaimed baseball for the kids of my town. Backyard Sports as a series is built on taking popular sports and turning them into fairly simple but fun, family friendly kids games.  Sandlot Sluggers is no different, taking baseball and putting it back into your backyard (or the neighborhood park, vacant lot, […]

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I survived a trip to L.A. and all I got was OH MY GOD E3!

  E3 is the dream conference in the eyes of a gamer.  In that magical land of sack boys and blue hedgehogs you’re treated to all of the upcoming games and consoles.  A lot of us have to experience it through the warm, comforting glow of a computer screen.  However, some fortunate souls get to step through the doors of […]

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Dr. Geek: The Next Generation of Video Game Consoles

What was the first video game console system you played on?  Was it a PlayStation 2?  A Sega Dreamcast?  A Super Nintendo Entertainment System?  An Atari 2600?  A Magnavox Odyssey? In 1972, Magnavox released the Odyssey as the first computer system built to connect to a television set in order to allow people to play digital games in the comfort […]

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Review: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the latest installment of the Modern Warfare series produced by Infinity Ward and newcomer Sledgehammer Games. The series seems to have a relatively simple formula for success; provide a fairly entertaining single player game and attach it to a revolutionary multiplayer system that sucks grown men (and women) from their real-life duties for hours/days/months on end. This formula has produced mind boggling results in revenue, and it has done so once again with Modern Warfare 3. However, do we get our money’s worth in entertainment?

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