June 2011

NCAA Football 12 Demo Impressions

June 29, 2011 // 4 Comments

The NCAA Football 12 demo was released yesterday on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network, and after playing about eight games I’m ready to give my Demo Impressions. A big deal has been made by the developers about the presentation of the game and how it’s the most realistic experience to date. After playing it, I definitely have to [...]

The Hustler Review

June 29, 2011 // 5 Comments

(Review originally written in April 2006, contains some spoilers) Eddy Felson is a man filled to capacity with talent, however what he sorely lacks when first we meet his character in the 1961 classic is ‘character’. He first walks into ‘Ames’ pool hall with a cocky grin hoping only to defeat the great pool hustler Minisota [...]

The Departed Review

June 26, 2011 // 5 Comments

In the closing scene of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed a rat crawls across a window ledge. This is a rather overt but appropriate piece of symbolism. Since, for the most part, The Departed is a movie about rats. No, not the furry little rodents your grandma used to set traps out for, the other kind of rat, that being the Henry Hill and Donnie [...]

For Your Eyes Only Review

June 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

  [Warning—this review contains a couple spoilers within it, of both this movie, and also concerning ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’… If you wish not to be spoiled, cease reading now.] Hello everyone and welcome to the twelfth edition in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond film franchise. In this review we will be [...]

The Mechanic Review

June 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

I had been looking forward to watching ‘The Mechanic’ for quite some time. Every time I took a turn by the local Red Box at Wal-Mart I would check to see if it had arrived, and even though it was advertised on the box, it never managed to find its way in the machine itself. In fact, it took me the better part of half a month to finally get my [...]

Moonraker Review

June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

  Hello everyone and welcome to the eleventh edition in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond film franchise. Tonight the picture we will be paying some extra special attention to is none other than 1979’s ‘Moonraker’ starring Roger Moore in this his fourth outing as Ian Fleming’s noted super spy, Agent 007, James Bond. Like [...]

Outland PSN Impressions

June 18, 2011 // 2 Comments

Outland is a 2D platformer puzzle game that hit Xbox LIVE on April 27th, and the Playstation Network on June 14th (it was scheduled for an April 27th PSN launch as well, but the PSN outage prevented that from happening). It’s developed by Finnish studio Housemarque, who also developed two of the PSN Welcome Back games Super Stardust HD and [...]

Dungeon Siege III PS3 Demo Impressions

June 12, 2011 // 5 Comments

  I checked out the PS3 demo for Dungeon Siege III today, and since it was a game that I had in my Amazon wishlist, I received some good news from playing the demo: it  just saved me $60. To be fair and honest, I’ve never played a Dungeon Siege game before. But, what I had read about this one made it seem like it would be a good RPG [...]

InFamous 2 Review

June 9, 2011 // 5 Comments

The end of Sucker Punch’s 2009 smash hit InFamous let everyone know that a sequel was coming because when the first one was over, you knew that everything you as Cole had just went through was in preparation for a much larger battle to come: a battle against the Beast. You don’t have to wait long to battle the Beast either, as [...]

The Spy Who Loved Me Review

June 7, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hello everyone and welcome to the landmark tenth edition in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond film franchise. Tonight the film we will be taking under the microscope for special examination is one of my all time favorites in the Double O’ Seven series, and what may be also hands down the best James Bond film of the Roger Moore era [...]

True Grit (2010) Review

June 6, 2011 // 2 Comments

Now here is a movie deserving of its title, as True Grit, is truly, as tough and gritty as they come. I must confess that I do ever so love a good western. Like many, I grew up watching countless westerns with my dad and my grandfather. There’s just something very special and timeless about that period of history just after the Civil War up [...]

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. Review

June 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hello all and welcome to another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight I will be talking about Tom Clancy’s journey into the world aerial combat. Our story begins as United States Air Force pilot Captain Scott Mitchell in 2014.  You and your High Altitude Warfare Xperimental squadron are sent to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to provide air support for [...]