Growing up, if the word “star” appeared in the title of something, I was immediately interested. There’s the easy list: Star Trek, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. Then there’s the other list: Battle Beyond the Stars, The Powers of Matthew Star and to a lesser degree, Star Search. (more…)
Halo: Combat Evolved is ten years old. To celebrate the anniversary, Titan Books has released the very solid companion book The Great Journey – Halo: The Art of Building Worlds, chronicling the years players have spent with the UNSC.
When I was young man known as Master Charles Francis Moran VI, there was a book at our house called National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe. Growing up, I really liked the book – it had just enough detail to make it interesting for adults and the correct amount of pictures to keep my young mind interested. The book was full of facts and theories about planets and the solar system. There was also a large amount of awesome concept art showing other planets and how animals might live on them. With an incredible John Berkey cover, Our Universe is nothing if not iconic, symbolizing a time when kids were really interested in outer space. (more…)
Another World came before them all.
Developed by From Dust creator Eric Chahi in 1991, Another World stood out as a cinematic platform puzzler against much of the typical bop and hop gameplay of the time. Since its initial release, Another World has been brought to more than a dozen systems and now, thanks to BulkyPix, it has come out for the iOS. (more…)
I was born with in an M-16 in my hands; I’ll probably die with one.
Some of the best gaming experiences I have had involve the Battlefield franchise. I am well versed in what’s expected from a Battlefield game. The latest installment of the Battlefield franchise is Battlefield 3, and it delivers on all fronts. Whether your experience with first-person shooters is limited, or you are a veteran to combat, there is something here for everyone. Battlefield 3 is a bona fide product of value. (more…)
Fun n’ Games was an arcade at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey. There, they had House of the Dead 3 and it was probably the last true quarter pumper I will ever play. At the time, having worked close to the mall, I would go to Fun n’ Games with coworkers and we would dump about five bucks into the machine in an attempt to beat it during our lunch. (more…)
Sometimes fun can be flawed.
Resistance 3 continues its story of an alternative history set in a post-WWII time period. Humanity is once again struggling against an alien race known as the Chimera that is dead set on infecting the entire population and destroying the planet. The story of Resistance 3 starts out promisingly, with real world events incorporated into the mythos. The narrative begins with the Tunguska Event of 1908, where the Chimera have their first contact with humans. Sadly, that is about as deep as it ever gets. There is so much potential for a great story here, but I found it very boring and predictable. (more…)
This is Geek Flea weekend. We are Unwinnable and this is what we do. (more…)