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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End [Special Edition]
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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection: Borderlands 2
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"Octodad: Dadliest Catch" Review - ...

When I was getting ready to play Octodad: Dadliest Catch, I recalled a cartoon character from years past called Chicken Boo. Chicken Boo was a human-sized chicken who disguised himself as a person in order to fit into varying societal roles. In every...

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about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
30 minutes or an hour would probably give games more of a chance, but it would drive up the amount of time required to go through them all pretty substantially. I tend to think most good games are good from the start, and a few have shaky beginnings and get better. There are a handful of books and movies and games I could name that I love that grew on me over time, particularly TV shows, but for the most part I know if I'll like something pretty early on.

Dust did a bunch of things that I don't like, which also happen to be things that I don't assume will get better over time (the super annoying fairy character...worse than Fi for sure) and a bunch of third wall breaking dialog that's really out of place. There's no context for her shouting to mash buttons at the monsters because this isn't one of those Matt Hazard Duke Nukem "we're making fun of being a game" games, so it feels like cheap reference humour in a game that isn't about reference humour. It might be a personal thing, but I prefer a little box to pop up and say "press A to jump" rather than a character within the game world making reference to the fact that it's a game, i.e. "press the start button to view your journal log and set quest markers on the map". The voice acting is also kind of awful and the story was just a typically generic "you're the chosen one but you have amnesia here's a special sword" fantasy fare. That's the one area which could theoretically improve, if the story suddenly took some amazing twisting turn into something more interesting.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
I've gone through 7 now, with the best probably being Dead Rising 2. I played Dark Void, Defense Grid Awakening, Dust, Cthulu Saves the World, Alien Hominid, and Hexic. I surprisingly liked Defense Grid and did not like Dust or Alien Hominid. It's really interesting to see what games give you in the first little bit, how they handle tutorials and story telling, and what kind of vibe you get from such a short intro. A bunch of the games in my upcoming list are ones I got free through Games with Gold, so it's stuff that I'd likely never buy or touch on my own.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
The social life is really doing me in. I haven't had a night at home just to myself with no sports or activities or anything in over a month until tonight. So I'm trying to figure out what to play, but when you're so limited on time it's hard to make a decision and I'm paralyzed by fear. So what I'm doing is going through all of the games downloaded onto my 360 that I haven't played and playing the first 15 minutes. It's been really fun jumping into a variety of games I'd normally potentially never play and it takes the pressure of my choices out. I'm ranking them on a word doc and by the end, maybe I'll extend it to the rest of my collection or maybe I'll just pick my favourite and go from there. Maybe I'll figure out what it is I really feel like playing, or maybe it'll just be a fun sampling exercise.
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Digging the new theme! What's it stand for? How do you progress through the colours? My only gaming these days essentially is having streams on in the background while I work or read or write. It's a sad state of affairs. I just want to go to all the kids in school and be like, ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN BEING AN ADULT IS TOO HARD
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
We have fallen behind on the bi-monthly picks!

I have been super busy, had a couple deaths in the family so I've been running around trying to help out family as much as I can.

Switching to a much more happy topic, I finally have a PS4! Had to pick one up since Uncharted 4 is out. Loving it so far. I have about 2 chapters to go in Uncharted and I'm planning on starting Ratchet soon.

How have you been?
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Ah, I like the theme! Spiffy!

I have a confession: My backloggery game has been abysmal as of late. I didn't beat your choice last month. I haven't been keeping up with updates (still have a ton of games to add).

It's sad.

At this point I'm afraid to even try to update - it's such a mess.

about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Yeah I think that could be good. We can deal with that potentially. It was a bit of a nuts end to the year.
about 8 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Alright, sounds good to me! I was too busy as well. I started both Pikmin 3 and Devil May Cry but made no real progress, maybe I can beat both this month!

We might have to put something in place for this years Nov/Dec pick - like maybe pick a super short game you can beat in one sit down or something. I don't know, we'll figure it out.

Either way, I hope you had a great holiday!
about 9 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Haha nope. I'm going to have the same issue. Got too tied down with finals and then I went home for Christmas....I don't know if I'm gonna do any gaming over this break! It was a record low year for the kirbykiller backlog.
about 10 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'm here! I made it!

I just picked out a few games for kirby so I should be caught up with that.

Feel free to pick out a game for me. I won't be able to do my last pick since my PS3 is having all the trouble in the world reading discs all of a sudden. It started doing it near the end of my Ico playthrough and it's gotten worse. I have never had so many problems with a console in my life! Up to the PS3 I've been super lucky and never had a console give me problems or break...guess that wouldn't last.

Every other system should be open game...so go nuts.

You started writing again!?! Holy crap, that's awesome! I bookmarked your blog, I'll try to check it out a couple times a week but feel free to drop me a comment if you put something new up. Glad you started that up though, wish I could do the same. I did love talking and writing about games with all you IGN peeps. I'm not a fantastic writer by any means but just talking about games and the industry is a passion of mine.

Hope you're doing well!
All hail Master Bak'laag!