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PNG (Audio) Review – Borderlands

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Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Gearbox Software MSRP: $59.99 (XBox, PS3), $49.99 (PC) PNG Audio Review – Borderlands    Welcome to our very first audio review.  In this episode we sit down and chat about Gearbox Software’s newest game, Borderlands.  If … Continue reading

PNG Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again

Like Lemmings with little mini Marios!

 Publisher:  Nintendo
Developer:  Nintendo
MSRP: 800 DSiWare Points ($8 U.S.)

Grade: A

 

  

When Nintendo announced another Mario vs. Donkey Kong at E3, I was completely stoked. I’ve enjoyed this delightful little puzzle series since it’s inception on Gameboy Advance. I did have one small, albeit personal, issue with Nintendo’s revalation. The game was coming out a week after the press conference and I did not yet own a DSi. One new DSi and 800 ($8 in earth bucks) of my free 1000 DSiWare points later, I was happily playing Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again.
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Know About It! Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 Single Player Review

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Publisher:   THQ
Developer:  Relic Entertainment
MSRP: $49.99

Grade:  A-

 

 

 

 

I couldn’t really tell you why I wanted to originally pick up this game.  The only time I ever played the original Dawn of War was back when it first released and they had a demo.  Furthermore, I was so flabbergasted by the multiplayer beta they had up on Steam.  The thing didn’t even have a proper tutorial!  However, I found myself inexplicably drawn to Dawn of War II and could not resist it’s primal pull.  I’ve always kind of had a dirty admiration and longing to play me some real time strategy games, and even have that same longing to play the actual tabletop version of Warhammer.  My issue is that I could never really get into base building for digital RTS’ and I didn’t have the time and patience to build and paint an army for the tabletop game.

Enter the delicious soup that is Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2.  This game is part RTS, part tactical RPG, part Diablo, and completely dope.
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Know About It! Skate 2 Review

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Publisher:  Electronic Arts
Developer:  EA Black Box
MSRP: $59.99

Grade:  B+

 

 

 

 

Before we proceed, there’s a short test.

1. When pushing mongo, you’re…
     A. keeping your back foot on the board, while using your front foot to gain momentum.
     B. shoving that fat kid out of your line.
     C. “taking it to the limit!”
     D. obviously new to skateboarding.

2. Which trick is “sick”?
     A. 360 flip to crooked grind
     B. quadruple back flip
     C. Triple heelflip to manual to 50-50 to manual to 180 varial flip to manual to benihana
     D. Coffin down a really steep hill.

3. The best skateboarding video game you’ve played is…
     A. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1-3
     B. Skate-or-Die
     C. Tony Hawk’s any other trash
     D. Skate

Ok now, let’s see how you did.
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Know About It! Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Review

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Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer:  Rare
MSRP: $39.99

Grade:  B-

 

 

 

 

 

 

My relationship with Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is a lot like a young budding romance.  It was hot and heavy and I was totally all about it in the beginning.  However, the relationship quickly soured after collecting about 40 golden jiggies and figuring out that it was bringing nothing new or exciting to our relationship to keep it interesting and fresh.  I was left confused, broken, and weeping into my pillow while listening to Bryan Adams wondering where we went wrong.  Was the issue with the game reusing certain missions but just in different levels, or was it my eventual lack of caring and creativity when building vehicles?
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