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According to the article on Yahoo! Games, since Xbox launched the Games with Gold program, there has been over 100 million downloads. People seem to be enjoying the Games for Gold deal. Currently, Xbox gamers can download…for free…Rayman Legends and It Draws a Red Box for the Xbox One and Bioshock Infinite on the Xbox 360. Not a bad deal at all even if you just download Bioshock. It’s a great game.
April’s new download list should excite some gamers simply for the sheer volume of games that will be available during the month of April. Six this time. Of course, this should appeal mostly to those still hanging on to that 360 since there will be more games available for that system.
For the Xbox One during the entire month of April 2015, you will be able to download with your Gold subscription:
Pool Nation FX. Personally not much for these games, but I do like billiards. I may squeeze this one on to my hard drive. Try not to giggle when she says you can “play with your balls.”
Child of Light. Based on the trailer, it looks like this game is uniquely challenging. Read the rest of this entry
One of the biggest complaints I hear from gamer buddies about online gaming is having to pay for it. I understand that a whopping $50 to play Xbox online for an ENTIRE year is tough for some people, but they do give stuff away that might help take the edge of shelling out $50 to fry your brain shooting people, racing, or whatever it is you do online. For Xbox Gold members, it’s that time again to announce the Games With Gold and Deals with Gold lineup. They have just been updated. Here is the listing. Read the rest of this entry
Resident Evil was probably the reason I initially bought a Sony PlayStation back in 1996. Back then there were plenty of cute cartoony games that involved side scroll fighting and plumbers and stuff, but Resident Evil was so different. It was actually scary. It might not be very scary by today’s standards as we have all become immune to grotesque gaming. But, decades ago Resident Evil defined survival horror and set the foundation for many copycats and unfortunately the excess blood and gore we have today. There may have been scary games prior to this one, but in my lifetime and gaming involvement, Resident Evil opened a new path in gaming experience. Why am I talking about it again after all these years? Well for one, designers need to go back and learn from the subtle nuances of the game…the scary parts, the quietness, and the loneliness. Today’s survival horror gaming is just ridiculous. Second, Resident Evil was rereleased and updated in HD for the modern console. This old guy says…yay! Read the rest of this entry
I can’t think of a game in recent memory that has been more overblown than The Evil Within, at least in the survival horror genre. Tango Gameworks took cues from just about every other horror game out there; Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Outlast, etc., and put them all into one mashup, hence, it’s unoriginal! I will give the developers props for a few things, but seriously how many puss-filled, pulsating, veiny, acid-spewing, bulging mucous looking sores-on-walls am I going to see in these kinds of games? Time to come up with something new; let’s get back to scaring the crap out of gamers with suspense instead of wowing us with the fantastically grotesque.
What started off as a pretty legit story line; cop responds to gruesome murders at Beacon Mental Hospital. Cop sees some really strange crap and runs for life. Cop and friends escape in ambulance (earth shakes violently); ambulance crashes in the woods; cop and friends get split up (of course). Cop runs through woods trying to find his way. And this is where things start to take a turn for the worse. And when I mean worse, I don’t mean for the safety of the cop protagonist, I mean took a turn for the ludicrous worse in overall gaming experience. Read the rest of this entry