Category Archives: Xbox 360

Xbox 20th Anniversary – No More Looking Back

I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with Microsoft’s consoles. The original Xbox was the 800-pound gorilla of its generation, and had some brilliant exclusive games, but couldn’t stand up to the sheer variety of titles available on Sony’s console of … Continue reading

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I am not going to be the very best, like no one ever was

I’m about three hours into Pokémon Black “Version 2” and have passed the first gym. It was a god-damned virtual bloodbath.  I’m not good at this.  On the other hand, the stuff I am fighting now that I am past … Continue reading

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An entirely heretical opinion about Mass Effect 3.

So, I finished my full Mass Effect series play-through several days ago, but I wanted to sit on this and think about it. I first played the trilogy in 2014, and the second game was easily my favorite.  It had … Continue reading

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Examining Mass Effect 3’s Multiplayer

The title of this post actually lies a little.  I’m not going to do any sort of deep dive into the multiplayer component of Mass Effect 3, but I am going to talk about it in terms of the intersection … Continue reading

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A Heretical Opinion About Mass Effect 2

I first played through the Mass Effect trilogy in the summer of 2014, and it’s one of a very few series that I have enjoyed enough to let me play all of the entries back-to-back-to-back without needing any breaks.  I … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about digital distribution.

One thing I didn’t expect to get out of starting this blog, a little over 11 years ago, was the ability to look back and see how my attitudes had changed over time. One of the big things I’ve done … Continue reading

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Halo Month, Part 4: Finally, some payoff.

Halo Month continues.  I wrapped up Halo Reach, read the “Forerunner Trilogy” (Cryptum, Primordium, and Silentium), read the first two books of the Kilo Five Trilogy (“Glasslands” and “The Thursday War”), watched “Halo: Forward Unto Dawn”, played Halo 4’s single-player … Continue reading

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Halo Month, Part 3

I’m painfully old-school sometimes, so normally I write blog posts in a plain text editor and copy/paste them into the WordPress editor. Today I’m testing Word/Wordpress integration so I apologize in advance if things are messed up. I’m in the … Continue reading

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Halo Month, Part 2

Halo Month continues, with wrapping up Halo 2 and reading the “Halo Graphic Novel” and “Halo: Ghosts of Onyx” before playing Halo 3, then continuing to the books “Halo: Contact Harvest” and “Halo: The Cole Protocol” and Halo Wars. The … Continue reading

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On Backwards Compatibility 

As a person with poor impulse control and a love of shiny things, I usually wind up owning every games console from a given time span, often a couple of them because of hardware revisions or the like. It’s expensive … Continue reading

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