Category: Games

A Game You Must Own! – Battlefield 4 Review

 

Soooo… Call of Duty’s main competitor for the best modern warfare type FPS game was just released… and I can’t sleep. I can hear the game beckoning me like “C’mon, Jake, just one more game. You can totally work on only three hours of sleep”. No Battlefield! I have to sleep! No more!…after this next game.

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Time to blow some sh*t up! – Saints Row 4 Review

 

Do you love Crackdown? Do you love Saint Row? Well apparently someone had the idea to light some candles, put on some Barry White, and get these two games together in a room, because Saints Row 4 is like the awesome love child of these two games. It’s everything you loved in Crackdown, the insane jumping, the super strength, jumping off skyscrapers, combined with the insanity that is Saints Row, the blowing crap up, pulling someone out of their car just to beat them up for no reason at all, and just the sheer rampage of the game.

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Sam Fisher is Back! – Splinter Cell Blacklist Review

 

Sam Fisher is back with old friends, and a new voice! Seriously, it’s no longer the awesome voice of Michael Ironside. The torch has been passed to a dude named Eric Johnson, who seems to pop up here and there, and has the credits to support the theory. He does an excellent job, no complaints with the voice acting, I just forgot about the change up and it caught me off guard. Read more

Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Review

Looking for the best and least expensive single person’s staycation ever? Pick up a copy of Tomb Raider.  You wont even have to leave the couch, and you wont want to, especially with the relatively new Pizza Hut Xbox 360 app (yes, that is a thing).

When I received my copy of Tomb Raider in the mail I was ecstatic. In my younger years, I would play Tomb Raider on the computer for hours and hours until Parental Unit Alpha or Bravo would find out that I hadn’t moved from in front of the screen for an extended period of time. I would then be forced to shut it down and go to a friend’s house for some more raiding, or an Allied Assault tournament, either one. I know, rough childhood, the epitome of suburban teen problems. first world problems Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Review

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Well my last week of October is spoken for – Batman: Arkham Origins Trailer

 

This game looks like it’s going to be freaking epic.

Girlfriends worldwide, start making other plans, or maybe you should start playing too!… you know if you already don’t.

Batman Arkham Origins is set to release October, 25 2013. Check out the trailer below.

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Mixing Zombies and Video Games Could Be Hazardous to Your Health.

 

What do you get when you combine one of the biggest names in zombie slaying goodness with video games?

Umm…The Walking Dead video game? Not to be confused with Survival Instinct, but rather The Walking Dead video game brought to you by Telltale Games?

Ding, ding, ding! What do we have for ‘em Johnny?

A review on Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead from The Geek Hq! And yes, I realize this game came out in April of last year…Worst. Prize. Ever.

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is a point and click role-playing game where your actions decide the storyline and outcome of the game. The story revolves around a guy, Lee, and a little girl he found in a house after the outbreak, Clementine. The story follows Lee and Clementine as they try to find their way to safety. You meet people along the way, some are helpful, others…not so much.   Read more

Hill Climb Racing Review – The New Crack for your Mobile Device

 

It’s a little difficult sometimes to come by a good game for your mobile device. There are thousands upon thousands to choose from, and each has their own little fan base. And as if trying to find that good game wasn’t hard enough in the first place, to counterbalance every positive review of a game, there seems to be a person who wants nothing more in life but to destroy the lives of the developers. Then that leads to a comments section of opinions that eventually get on the topic of the weight of someone’s mother, or how they showed her a good time through amorous activities. Well here is an app review that I promise will have no more than 3 insults to mother figures.

On a recent trip back from Vegas I found myself with extra time in the airport terminal. With the overwhelming desire to not move at all, or really do much of anything because of how exhausted I was as a consequence of the awesome time I showed your mother last night (that’s 1), I browsed the app store. Angry Birds Star Wars just wasn’t cutting it for me anymore, so I needed a new game. I then came across Hill Climb Racing.

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We’ve all seen the premise of this game before. You control a little car or bike and have to get over hills to get the furthest distance, and there are jumps and bumps that make the game a little more difficult as the level progresses. Pretty simple, I’ve always liked these games, and with very little reading of the description, I decided to give it a shot.

I opened the app and there was a lot more than I expected. There were 8 vehicles to choose from, and 10 different levels. Only one of each are unlocked when you first start the game, and the rest can be bought with coins collected during gameplay. Coins can also be used to upgrade your vehicle.

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After a couple of games and upgrades, I looked to see how much other vehicles and levels cost, they start off low and get larger by how well the vehicle performs or the craziness of the level. I scrolled to the end of the vehicle list and was shocked at the price. 1,000,000 coins for a freakin’ snow mobile?! Who the hell would save up that much to get a new vehicle? That’s outrageous. But, as it turns out, it wasn’t that difficult to save, because I was addicted to this game like your mom is addicted to the 15 piece extra crispy bucket (BAM! That’s two).

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There is something just incredibly addicting about this game. You drive your vehicle over these hills to collect coins, get extra points for jumping, doing flips, and even for certain crashes, and also get a little extra for traveling certain distances. There’s just so much room for activities!

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Some vehicles are made for specific levels, but of course they can be used for other levels. For instance, there is a racecar that works well with levels that need to keep a car grounded, while the monster truck will help you bounce halfway up a mountain. Everyone has their own tactic or strategy on levels, and they all seem to be thoroughly entertaining.

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Hill Climb Racing is a definite must play for any gamer on the go. Even if you’re not traveling, you’ll find yourself playing on the couch at home when the controller to your favorite console is just too far away. This simple game will provide hours and hours of yelling at your screen entertainment, and to top it all off, it’s freakin’ FREE! Can’t beat that. So, next time you’re browsing the app store looking for something to pass the time, do a direct search for Hill Climb Racing and just start playing.

Oh and one last thing, your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries. That’s three, and a father one to to top it off.

 

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G.I.A. Rating: 10/10

More information on Hill Climb Racing can be found in your app store.

Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hill-climb-racing/id564540143?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fingersoft.hillclimb&hl=en

Gears of War Judgement

Sometimes change isn’t the greatest thing. For those of you that are prepared for Epic Games’ latest edition to the Gears of War franchise, you’re ready for the continued craziness…and from this geek’s standpoint, one small disappointment.

I recently was able to play the upcoming Gears of War Judgment in one of the new OverRun games. It’s played like the normal Team Deathmatch but with destoyable fortifications and generators. The COG attempt to defend the generators while the locust attack. Seems pretty straightforward right? Nope, prepare for Gears madness.

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Epic Games took a new approach with Judgment, and maybe a tip from Battlefield. At the beginning of every spawn the player has the option to choose from different premade classes, each with a different set up of weapons and power ups that can be used to help out the team, such as the ability to set up a sentry turret, rebuild fortifications, and heal downed teammates from a distance.

The whole addition of the power ups make the multiplayer experience a lot more enjoyable/difficult depending on the team you’re playing on. If you’re playing with people that are one man armies, running around repairing stuff just for yourself seems kind of useless. If you were playing with a team that actually plays like a team, it would be very easy to properly equip every player adequately to win the match. But then again you’d have to listen to the opposing team in between games yell at you for playing the game how it’s supposed to be played.

 

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Once you have equipped your character, the teams will spawn in a relatively small level, and as the game progresses, and COG territories are overrun (oh hey, that’s the name of the game!) new areas are opened and the COG spawn further back. It’s an excellent way to force players through the entire level as opposed to constantly battling in one area…ahem like Digger spawn on Trenches cough…

When you’re on the Locust team, you can choose from the normal locusts, Theron Guards, Grenadiers, and even Corpsers, but there’s also the excellent and thoroughly entertaining choice of Bloodmount. You can run around and claw away at COG and barriers, and like in the other Gears games, the Bloodmount is more difficult to take down. If you choose to play as a Bloodmount, you can take a friend along for a ride. Your Kantus and Grenadier teammates can choose to ride your back into battle, but be warned, if you choose to be a beast rider, make sure the person controlling the Bloodmount has a level head. When my buddy was controlling the Bloodmount…it didn’t turn out so well. We went directly into the middle of their base, despite my desperate attempts to yell some sense into him. We got shot from every angle by every COG and by multiple turrets, and I died in about 3 seconds, and shortly after he ran into a frag.

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How you’re supposed to use the Bloodmount

Now it’s time for the one thing about OverRun that upset me. Epic Games changed the controller scheme! They had an excellent, and by far my favorite for a game with multiple weapons. They did away with the D-pad, and the player now uses Y to scroll through weapons. There’s a primary and a secondary. They also did away with the Tac-Com, which was a huge hindrance for an avid Tac-Com user like me. I understand that it would take some time to get used to the new controller scheme, but in the hour of gaming I had, I just couldn’t seem to get that old scheme out of my head. During gameplay, when I went to hit the Tac-Com I found myself throwing a frag grenade, sometimes in not so convenient locations. This led to having my teammates see my gamertag show up on the bottom left corner with a nice little grenade icon next to it.

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There’s Jake’s bits again…

Even with the new controller scheme, Gears of War Judgment is a definite must buy. Epic Games continues to live up to the epicness of their name with this new release.  Judgment is set to be an awesome addition to the craziness that is the Gears of War arsenal.

Gears of War Judgment is set to release March 19, 2012. More information can be found on the Judgment’s site at www.gearsofwar.com

 

Angry Birds: Star Wars – Review

For those living under a rock, you may be missing out on arguably the best smart phone/tablet game. Angry Birds: Star Wars edition.

Through all of the cartoons, merchandising, various versions, and cross-promotion, by now we’re all familiar with Angry Birds. The adorable birds have been seeking vengeance against those egg stealing pigs for years now. Having played the game since it’s first release, I can safely say a sizable chunk of my life has been playing this silly little game. A simple concept of throwing the birds at pigs has proven to be an addicting (and oh so frustrating) puzzle game that is appearing to stand the test of time. Re-introduced with Angry Birds RIO and Angry Birds Space, they keep re-inventing the wheel in successful ways. Just when I was getting sick of playing relatively the same game each season, I began to explore other options, but then they introduced the Star Wars edition.

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Boom. Game changer.

Uh, you can play as a Han Solo bird and shoot the pigs with his blaster!
You can throw Chewbacca bird and take out everything in your path!
Obi-Wan bird uses the force to push the obstacles out of his way!
LUKE-BIRD USES A LIGHTSABER!

So cool.

With these simple additions to the familiar birds it creates a whole new experience. Coupled with the fact that these additions are stemmed from probably the best trilogy of all time. So far they are touching the hearts of the “Original Trilogy” Star Wars fans and haven’t bothered much with those prequels yet (but I’m sure those will come in a future update).

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Currently you can explore the stories of Tatooine, the Death Star, and Hoth. We come across recognizable sets, events, and other elements such as Tie-Fighters, AT-AT’s, and Emperor Palpatine. Each level you find new easter eggs to the Star Wars franchise and the inner-geek in you will feel a sense of giddy. The game also does a great job of introducing new characters and new abilities throughout the journey. (Worried you wouldn’t be able to play as R2d2 or C3PO? Check out the bonus levels!) Oh, and having trouble finishing a level? Call on the MILLENIUM FALCON to come and save the day (ala A New Hope’s final battle).

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One of my favorite additions was the concept of boss levels. We actually get to face the Darth Vader Pig at the end of the Death Star levels, while traveling through the trenches of the Death Star itself. We ride on top of the Millenium Falcon as we escape an asteroid and beat the Exogorth Pig. All to the comforting music of John William’s famous score.

Somehow Rovio became the luckiest game developer in the world as mere months after the games release, LucasFilm announced their sale to Disney, and Disney announce their plans to make a boatload of more Star Wars movies. Rovio is about to cash in (because they really need the extra marketing…) on one of the most talked about upcoming movie sequel series.

The game is Free, or you can pay .99 cents for the ad-free version. For 1.99 you can unlock another series of levels called “The Path of the Jedi” which unlocks a new lightsaber and allows you to train on Dagobah. Though the Jedi levels are available if you can score 3-Stars on all of the Tatooine and Death Star levels. Best of luck. Cloud City is the next rumored update, and I personally can’t wait.

 

 

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GIA Rating: 10/10

The Replacer is here so you can veg out on Call of Duty Black Ops 2 DLC.

 

The new Call Of Duty: Black Ops trailer features a familiar face as “The Replacer”. As one would assume, he replaces you in your everyday life so you can enjoy all the new Revolution DLC from Black Ops 2, but he explains it a little but better in the awesome video below.

The Revolution DLC will include multiplayer maps Downhill, Grind, Hydro and Mirage, as well as co-op zombie map Die Rise. You will also have access to an all new multiplayer weapon. And for the first time ever, players will “get to be a frickin’ zombie” in Turned mode.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Revolution DLC  will launch on Jan. 29 for Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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