Playin’ Games with James: The Void – Part 2


June 2, 2011 Update: Duke Nukem, Assassin’s Creed, Metro, Batman, Deus Ex, Aliens, Starcraft 2, Portal 2 Soundtrack.

The Dukem Nukem Forever trailer is out, and I think this game will be really fun. Shooters these days take themselves to seriously, and it’s about time they get silly again.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations trailer has been released. I think the Assassin’s Creed games are coming out too fast. They are coming out with the frequency of Call of Duty games, it’s getting ridiculous.

Metro: Last Light trailer, a sequel to Metro 2033, is out. I really enjoyed the original, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

A trailer for Batman: Arkham City is out, and it shows Cat Women as a playable character. If women don’t cos-play as this cat women I’ll be disappointed.

Deus Ex keeps shows us more trailers, I just want them to release the game already!

Apparently an Aliens game is coming out, whether it’ll be better than the AVP game is uncertain.

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm trailer is out, but it doesn’t really show much.

Valve was nice enough to release the Portal 2 soundtrack for FREE, along with some ringtones.


May 20th, 2011 Update: Hitman, Call of Duty, The Darkness 2, Demon’s Souls 2, Binary Domain, inFamous 2, Shadows of the Damned.

Here’s a big update since it’s been awhile.

A new Hitman is coming out, Hitman Absolution. The Hitman series is one of my favorite series of all time, and I have been dying for another one.

Another Call of Duty game is coming out, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It’s almost a joke the frequency they’re coming out now. I’ve become so bored with the Call of Duty series as of late.

The Darkness 2 has been announced. The first game got me into The Darkness comics, and the game just didn’t live up to the comics. In the comics, he would have scores of minions, but in the game you could only have two and they were worthless. The Darkness is the power of creation, but the game just didn’t use that like it should have. Hopefully this one is better.

Demon’s Souls 2 is coming out, under the name Dark Souls. I still haven’t beat the first one because the difficulty is just so intense, and it looks like this game is even harder.

This game Binary Domain looks interesting, but the plot is more than a little cliche.

This is another trailer for inFamous 2. It’s looking good, but for some reason I’m not excited for it as much as I was awhile ago.

This trailer for Shadows of the Damned is hilarious, and if the game has this many innuendo’s, it could be awesome.

New Nintendo Console

Apparently there is a new Nintendo console going to be announced this month, code named Project Cafe. Supposedly it is more powerful then the PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be in 1080p HD resolution. The controller supposedly has a 6 inch touch screen that will be able to stream content from the console. This new console is apparently supposed to bring back the hardcore audience.

I have just a few comments about this whole thing:

1) I kinda expected another console to be announced soon because Wii sales have been doing terrible, they just aren’t selling as many consoles or games as they were.

2) the name Project Cafe sounds really douche to me, and doesn’t excite me into buying it. The name Revolution that the Wii originally had was much more exciting than Project Cafe. Unless this new console injects coffee into you, I don’t see why that should be it’s code name.

3) by going HD, is Nintendo admitting that they should have had that with the Wii?

4) by having a controller that has a screen that streams content from the console, will you even need a TV to play it?

5) Nintendo is trying to get back the hardcore audience, so will this new console abandon the casual audience be left out in the cold?

I’m interested to see what Nintendo will do will do with this new console, and I’ll keep updating on it.

iPhone App Reviews – Issue 1

Since there isn’t usually much to say about iPhone Apps, I’m going to be grading them on a scale of three: avoid, passable, and good.

Fast Ball 2

This game is very basic, all you do is jump. That’s it. You roll across the stages, tapping the screen to jump to other platforms and to avoid obstacles. The jump isn’t even affected by how long you tap the screen either, so it’s all about timing the jumps perfectly. The collision detection can be wonky at times, sometimes I was even able to jump off the top of obstacles. Overall, this game can be kinda fun, but it isn’t anything special.

Final Rating: Passable


  This is a very good app, it has every Dilbert comic available to view. The only issue I have with this app is when your looking for a certain comic, and then turn the phone on its side, the app will take you all the way back to the start of the list.

Final Rating: Good


This is an interesting app, with lots of little features. I really like its battery status indicator, which clearly tells you exactly how long your battery will last doing different things.
Final Rating: Passable