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Posts By James Puglisi

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Deadliest Warrior: Legends

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The first Deadliest Warrior game took the interesting “what if?” anachronistic fights of the show and brought them to the next level in an entertaining-yet-flawed fighting game that still managed …
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Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax

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Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios / Developer: Marvelous Entertainment Inc. / Platform: XBLA

As a tribute to the game’s 30-second long missions, the following review of Half-Minute Hero is meant to be read in 30 seconds.  Enjoy! Read More

Lair of the Evildoer (Indie Review)

Lair of the Evildoer, an Xbox Live Indie Game by Going Loud Studios, may not seem like anything special just by looking at the screenshots.  To me it seemed like …
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Tomb Raider Retrospective (Part 1): Legend

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As many of you have heard already, the Tomb Raider series is getting another reboot, this time in the form of a prequel.  The Tomb Raider series had already …
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Deadly Premonition

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Publisher: Ignition Entertainment / Developer: Access Games / Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

I did not know much about Deadly Premonition before putting the disc into my Xbox.  I had read a few things here and there, and I watched the “Two Best Friends Play…” video.  There I stood, in front of the used Xbox 360 games section of GameStop, a used copy of Deadly Premonition in hand.  It was in a generic used box, void of any sort of design.  In a way, this seems to fit it better than the original box art.  You go into it having absolutely no expectations other than that the game – from what little you’ve seen of it – is supposed to be so terrible it loops back to “awesome.”  Little did I know I would soon encounter what is probably one of the most strangely compelling, surprising experiences in the history of videogames. Read More

Terraria (Indie Review)

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Looking at Terraria, you wouldn’t be in the minority if your first impression of the game was simply “it’s a 2D Minecraft,” and while Re-Logic’s first outing into the world of …
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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury

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Publisher: D3Publisher of America, Inc. / Developer: Treasure / Platform: XBLA

What do missiles, robots and assorted fruits have in common?  The super-obscure , super-hard Bangai-O.  With its newest release on the Xbox Live Arcade, this newest Bangai-O game might reach a larger audience than the previous two games (released on Dreamcast and the Nintendo DS).  The only problem is, will anyone want to play it?

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The Fancy Pants Adventures

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Most of you have probably played the first and second Fancy Pants flash games.  If not, here’s Number 1 and Number 2.  I’ll be here when you get back.

All …
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Section 8: Prejudice

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Section 8: Prejudice is the sequel to Section 8, a Tribes-esque first-person shooter from 2009 that suffered from an unfortunate release date (Guitar Hero 5 was released on the same …
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Skylight (Indie Review)

You never know what to expect from an indie game.  Most indie developers lack the budget or team needed to make a really well-rounded game, but you can usually tell …
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