Dark Void

Dark Void's Shennay
I've really been anticipating this game since it was announced & all the footage & gameplay from E3 really sealed the deal for me. Aside from the mechanics & fiction, I really like the people working on the title.
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I couldn't be happier about it, fighting games deliver a 1-on-1 thrill that in many ways feels more personal then shooters. Like most gamers I grew up with fighting games like Mortal Kombat & Street Fighter so they have a special place in my heart. The powerful ressurection of this genre has sparked limitless possibilities throughout the gaming industry and has sprouted creativity and limitless potential. I think fighting games as a whole has evolved and branched out in ways that can only satisfy, because if you don't enjoy one you're bound to find the niche you fit into. From Marvel vs Capcom 2 to Blazblue, Tekken 6 to Street Fighter IV the industry is prooving that they can really push the boundaries of what we're used to and in doing so have reimagined the simple punches & kicks we started off with in 16-bits of face-breaking glory. All of this cuppled with the technical know-how to properly balance characters and the addition of features we could've only dreamed of back in the day, I just get to sit back as the consumer and bask in the bloody obionce that this fighting games.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3: TURBO HD REMIX ! ! ! !

Now I just want Ed Boon to make another 2-D Mortal Kombat..... The world would be complete!

P.S. We all know that this will inevitabley lead to a few sub-par fighting games but no one forces you to buy crappy games. That's what GiantBomb is here for... to shelter us from the barrage of crappy games flooding the market.

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I'm getting Captain America's shield tattooed on my right arm....

But I'm still if-y about what exact design.
I have to get this perfect because it's going to be on my body for the rest of my life.
I've never examined the shield as closely as I have in the last week. Picking how thick I want the stripes, how the artist drew the star, & if I want an outline or not.

So far I'm really liking the shield in the bottom left. I like how the blue area is larger & the star isn't freakishly perfect like the bottom right.

jNerd's Summer of Arcade 09

I'm excited for the Summer of Arcade titles this year but I'm not sure how I'm going to pay for them all!

Iron Man always Pwnz
Lets start off with the fact that I have 1600 points at the moment...
If I save them until July 22nd I can pick up 'Splosion Man
Then I'll be left with 800. If I snag another $20 card I'll have 2400 & I can save them for a week & pick up Marvel vs Capcom 2.
Then I'll be left with a solid 1200 that I can use on TMNT: Reshelled a week after that.
I also need 800 for Mothership Zeta... whenever Bethesda announces the release for that (supposed to be THIS month).
I'll probably end up grabbing Shadow Complex too if the scores are good.

Summer of XBLA

I want this summer to be productive

Twisted Pixel's The Maw
I have waaaaay too many XBLA games I haven't started nonetheless completed so I've decided to dedicate my Summer to finishing these games.
I've already gotten 200/200 in Castle Crashers & Dash of Destruction. So now I've picked eight of my XBLA to S-Rank.
BC: Rearmed, Braid, DOOM, Mega Man 9, Pac-Man C.E., Space Invaders Extreme, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, & The Maw.
I'm going to start with The Maw which I'm already knee-deep in and loving it. I think after I finish that I'm going to move onto Braid. I'm really excited to delve into this because of how interesting the story sounds. I haven't planned out the rest of my venture so I'm just going to wing it. I'll keep this blog updated with little twitter-esque updates and my Wall-O-Achievements.

EDIT: After starting my official Wall-O-Achievements I've purchased & decided to S-Rank Schizoid so I'm just going to add its own counter  @ the bottom.

Schizoid: 85/200

05/28/09: 415/1600

Starting my quest, I have some basic achievements.

05/01/09: 565/1600

Finished all of The Maw achievements.

05/02/09: 645/1600

Almost S-Rank'ed Space Invaders Extreme, two more to go.

05/03/09: 730/1600

Got another Space Invaders achievement & S-Rank'ed Pac-Man C.E.

Honorable Mention:

Alien Hominid, TMNT 1989 Arcade, SuperStreetFighter2THD, Streets of Rage 2, Marathon: Durandel, Duke Nukem 3D, Small Arms, Schizoid, Undertow, & Yaris.

My first 15 minutes with Space Invaders Extreme XBLA

I stayed up all night to download Space Invaders Extreme @ 2am & I've been playing it for about 15 minutes & I just beat level 1.
The game is great, it's like Space Invaders: Championship Edition. I've unlocked 3 achievements worth 30 gamerscore. I'm going back to Space Invaders, night everybody.