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This Wii has blown the dust off itself....

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I've been getting alot of Wii games in Gamefly(games I forgot were even on there). Most of the games that I want to play havent come out yet or I've already played them.. Over the past 3 weeks, Ive managed to play a handful of Wii titles....Now I remember why I dont play it...

The Conduit-4.5

No More Heroes-6.5

Deadly Creatures-7.0

Madworld-7.0

Punch-Out-6.5

Boom Blox-7.5

Wii Sports Resort-8.0

Grand Slam Tennis-6.5

So as you can see, I haven't exactly'enjoyed' playing these games. Although Wii Sports Resort is pretty good, most of these are decent or straight-up garbage at best....

I still want to play Red Steel 2, Mario Galaxy 2, and Metroid Other M

So all of this Call of Duty talk reminds me of why I havent played Call Of Duty.

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Modern Warfare 2 was a very high budget, highly polished blockbuster release, and the critics and gamers creamed their pants alike when it came out because it was flashy and sparkly.

Unfortunately some of us can see through the luster and sheen because we've been playing serious, competitive games for quite a bit longer and fail to see the appeal. The game's multiplayer mode was flat-out ridiculous and unacceptable to anyone who likes a genuine competitive multiplayer experience. The reviewers simply dropped the ball and they were unwilling to see the glaring faults....the huge bugs that are still being uncovered or new ones being patched into existence today, the terrible net code, the ridiculous and unbalanced multiplayer leveling/unlocks system, the way the entire game has devolved into a middle school fragfest....

Frankly if the reviewers are willing to give it high marks it just solidifies my working theory which is that game reviewers take production values first and foremost into consideration when reviewing games, everything else is secondary....gameplay mechanics, bugs, balance, what have you.

credit:Brownesque

The Story of Dutch Oven Johnny(Part 1)

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Dutch Oven Johnny isn't a household name when it comes to crime, the mafia, or unsolved mysteries. However, the disappearance of DOJ is one of the most notorious underground stories in the streets of New York, as there are several theories as to what happened to DOJ and still to this day, he has never been located.

But first off, let me inform you on who DOJ is/was. I must also warn you that this is all alleged and mostly guess work and some of it has been confirmed. DOJ was born in Richmond County in New York City. He was born Angelo Salvai Profeta on Friday, February 13, 1970.*meaning angel, to save, prophet* He was the oldest of three kids. He stood around 6'3 and around 245 lbs. He was dark headed, but mostly wore a cap similar to that of Al Capone. He had brown eyes and was reported to be very intimidating due to his quiet nature. DOJ grew up mostly working in the Franchetti Crime Family (after a brief stint in the Lombardi Family, on the south side of the Bronx, composed of Germans and Italians still bitter over WWII) in upper New York City. The Franchetti family being Italian and DOJ family consisting of Sicilian and Italian decent, he felt that the Franchetti was more of a family. It should also be noted that he didn't leave the Lombardi family on the best of terms. DOJ was never married, but is said to have a few illegitimate children with several women. He was also extremely well-known around the New York area. Several key locations were Mama Gorzono's Italian Cafe down on 3rd and Main St and the Bingo/Bango Strip joint downtown. We do know that he managed to finish and graduate high school from Port Richmond High school in 86, although no formal records show he was even there. This is believed to be because the Franchetti family wanted his named removed from existence so he could not be traced. (This is denied on several accounts) Also, through extensive research done by myself and others, he has used several aliases' such as 'The Quicker' John Wingman, Ray Fenlizer, and Nick Redburn. DOJ was often found in the company of Johnny Acciai or 'The Axe man'. This became an underground hit during the 90's when they were often referred (especially in the news) as the 'Axe/Oven Convention.'

To be continued...

(©) Alex Osborne

My most anticipated of 2010

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1.Dead Space 2(360)

What is it? The sequel to survival horror third-person shooter, Dead Space

Release? Late 2010/Early 2011

Why? Dead Space was a shot in the dark(no pun) for EA when they announced the new IP, It took the best elements from other horror shooters and even did things others didn't. It was geniunely creepy and down right fun. I dont think I had a better time playing a single player game in 2008. The sequel will feature returning hero Isaac Clarke with a new,upgraded suit and is set to take place on "The Sprawl."It has also been announced that Dead Space is going to have 'multiplayer'


2.Brink(360)

What is it? An FPS which features the SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain) Freerunning System. In a similar manner to Mirror's Edge, along with set in a future Earth that has been flooded. The action takes place near a floating utopia known as The Ark, where disastrous overcrowding has pushed the population to the brink of civil war. The game allows you to create your own character, and also offers a multiplayer story mode.

Release? Sept 2010

Why? Im a huge FPS fan and the genre is becoming someway stale. Brink looks liek the perfect addition to freshen up the genre. Similar to that of Mirror's Edge, SMART lets players maneuver around environments in dynamic and unique ways all based on player position and immediate need. The story mode which can be played cooperatively online in missions with up to 8 players or by yourself with A.I. partners. Players can create custom characters with additional rewards bought with experience points.


3.Dead Rising 2(360)

What is it? A survival horror video game with action adventure and role-playing game elements and the sequel to the 2006 video game, Dead Rising.

Release? Fall 2010

Why? Dead Rising was a smash-hit on the 360 and was a blast to play. Althouigh in the sequel your are no longer photojournalist Frank West, you star as a former motocross champion, Chuck Greene. This time around there is also multiplayer.


4.Splinter Cell Conviction(360)

What is it? The fifth title in the Splinter Cell series. Still starring Sam Fisher,this time your a rogue agent in search for your daughters murderer.

Release? April 2010

Why? The often delayed game has been one of my most anticipated games of 2008, 2009, and now 2010. This year though, it is actually going to come out. Splinter Cell is one of my favorites series still around and with an adventure more along the lines of 'Bourne' and a return of co-op. This game is shaping up to be must have.


5.Mafia 2(360)

What is it? An open world 3rd person action adventure game and sequel to Mafia

Release? May-July 2010

Why? The first Mafia was an underground hit and had a surprisingly good story. I'm looking forward to playing this one as well and I have extremely high hopes for it.


6. Heavy Rain(PS3)

What is it? Quantic Dreams stylish, film-noir crime thriller follow up to Fahrenheit.

Release? Feb 23,1010

Why? One of the best looking 'games' i've seen and It has a fantastic story(that all we really know is it's about the Oragami Killer) I loved Fahrenheit(Indigo Prophecy) and I've been waiting for this one to come out for awhile now

7.Halo Reach(360)

What is it? The long awaited prequel to Halo Combat Evolved

Release? Fall 2010

Why? It's taking Halo into a different direction and also taking it back to the original Halo feel. Plus, it's going to show you the events leading up to the original Halo. Plus its Halo....

8.Red Steel 2(Wii)

What is it? The follow up to FPS, Red Steel

Release? March 2010

Why? This one claims to fix the problems with the first one and is utilizing to WiiMotionPlus. I need a reason to play my Wii and this looks to be a reason.

9. Aliens vs Predator(360)

What is it? a Sci-Fi FPS

Release? Feb 16, 2010

Why? Aliens? Check, Predator? Check, Gore? Check. More gore? Check. The original game back on the PC was surprisingly creepy especially the human campaign. If its going to be anything like that...Im in

10.Bioshock 2(360)

What is it? The sequel to the phenominal FPS, Bioshock

Release? Feb 9,2010

Why? The first thing is Bioshock is/was one of my favorite games ever and there is a reason this is a number 10. The addition to multiplayer saddens me and the fact that I've seen in action makes it worse. Hoping the single player makes up for it. Im really wanting this game to be good and I have(still) high hopes for it.

Also looking forward to....

Crackdown 2(360),Super Mario Galaxy 2(Wii), God of War 3(PS3), Red Dead Redemption (360), Metal Gear Solid-Peace Walker(PSP),Starcraft 2(PC), Agent(PS3),Natal(360), Dante's Inferno(PS3/360), and Fallout New Vegas(360)

And my biggest flop of 2010.......................MAG(PS3)

My Top 5 games of 2009

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Runner-ups. Halo ODST.Bungie tried something new and it felt like the original Halo..which is a good thing. Left 4 Dead 2. Valve improved with what they learned from the first one and brought more content. It worked for the most part. The characters weren't as good though.

#5.(3 way tie) Shadow Complex. Xbox 360's Metriod. In 3-D. Dead Space Extraction. VG shows that Dead Space can work as a rail shooter and rail shooters can have a very good story. InFamous. While slow at the beginning, It slowly creeps up and keeps you coming back

#4.Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2. Continuing right where they left off with Cod4. IW had a huge hype to deliever to and it succeeded for the most part. Not to mention the multiplayer...

#3.Assassins Creed 2. Improving everything from it's previous installment, Ubi brought a heavy hitter to the table and this time it was a complete success

#2.Batman: Arkham Asylum. An epic and jawdropping adventure worth the Batman tag. Rocksteady finally got Batman right.

and...#1. Uncharted 2. An all-around complete adventure. Its a full price ticket and then some. Improving upon the sequel and adding a very surprisingly good multiplayer and co-op. This game is simply amazing.

Bringing Back the Clan...Breed The Chaos...[BTC] V2

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Ok...Have you ever played a multiplayer game and no one talks and your teams gets slaughtered? Well...I hate that...but I used to have have a Halo 2/Gears of War/Rainbow Six Vegas Clan and it was legit.... We had at least one 'clan' game every week,normally against other Clans,we knew. Most Clan games took place in RS:Vegas. It carried over into Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and stayed active for awhile,but most of us went to school,moved onto other games, etc. After playing MW2 Multi-player heavily this weekend, I've decided to bring the Clan back..this time better than ever..with an official logo(HAHAHA!),new players, and a new attitude. We will mostly be playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2(Ground War,because we can use party chat),but we will play other games as well. This is mostly to have fun,but The ones already involved are semi-serious about it. As in were doing it for fun,but we WANT TO WIN...
You may be asking yourself...why go to all this trouble? Well..why not.... my philosophy is if your going to do something..don't half ass it. Give it your all you . Plus you have to communicate and understand how your team plays/chemistry is. You know the 'practice make perfect' scheme? If anybody is interested...we need about 4 to 6 people...Well will play as often as we can..The majority of the clan is either in school or working full-time..so you'll have to work around that...But just send me a message on here or my XBL Gamertag-Ozzdog12

ODST+360=North pole of Two magnets

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Okay, So I'm a Halo fan...not hardcore...I enjoy and respect it for what it did. Read a book or two...blah blah....Well I'm in a bit of a financial bind(I'm in my 3rd year of college and I have no job) so I choose the games I buy carefully...for example..I have ALL 3 consoles and since Jan 1, 2009, I have purchased 3 games( Chronicles Of Riddick, Batman-Arkham Asylum, and Uncharted 2. I will buy MW2) Now I Do have Gamefly and i used it often. We'll ODST arrived about 2 weeks ago in the mail.... I pop it open, and put it in the 360. It loads,watch the cutscene...right after the drop.....mid drop actually...it says disc is unreadable...okay so I then install it to my HDD...Try to play it again...FAIL... I send it back after telling them it didnt work..... And I received another 4 days ago....Tried it last night....Same exact problem...and So I borrowed a friends.....same problem...I even uninstalled and reinstalled it.. No dice... Everything else works like a charm!!! So my 360 hates ODST and will not play it

"How is a guy supposed to break out of here?"

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So It has been roughly about 5 months or so since I've updated this thing. I have plenty of reasons and excuses as to why.

1.Gamespot became very very stagnant for awhile and I just didn visit the site that much as I now get all my gaming news from another site.

2.School. After my last blog post,I became very bogged down with school,homework and such. I finished up my finals on like May 13 or something and started my summer classes not even a week later ...and I've been in summer classes ALL summer long. I finish this Thurs and start again on August 15...so to say I havent had a summer is an understatement

3.I haven't played any games for several reasons:1-the above mentioned,school.2-No $$$.3-When I final had time,I just didnt have the desire to play anything honestly.

4.Regarding #3-I have playes some games. I manged to 1000 Dead Space, a little Fallout 3,a little CoR,Motorstorm-Pacific Rift. However, I have played the 'hot hits of the summer' like Red Faction,Ghostbusters,Fight Night Round 4,etc. I have been wanting to play inFamous and Prototype,but I just havent had the chance. I had the chance to play inFamous at one time,but instead I decided to play the Uncharted 2 beta. I have played a few games here and there,just not as much as I'd hoped/liked

5.With what little free time I've had,I have spent time with friends here back home and read some comicbooks,saw some movies,etc.

6.Now I have had some free time this weekend and I played one of my highly anticipated titles,the Batman Arkham Asylum Demo for both PS3 and 360! This is the second demo I've played,as I played the challenge room demo at a kiosk at Wal-Mart. I'm pretty sure I've played the single player demo about......10 times in 3 days.I love it and Can't Wait!!

Holla! Lets play some XBL guys!!!