What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on July 29th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 12 comments

I have a pretty full weekend of video editing, but I definitely want to play some Dragon Age II: Legacy and Bastion. I already beat Legacy once, but want to go through it more thoroughly and with some of my other Dragon Age II characters. I’m super psyched to jump into Bastion. On paper, the game should be right up my alley — a quirky action-RPG with a unique art style and tone. I’m positive I’ll love it.

How about you? What’s on your weekend playlist?… continued

Comic Con Giveaway #2: Activision Superhero Windbreakers

Posted on July 28th, by raymond padilla in Comics, Videogames. 10 comments

For my second Comic Con 2011 giveaway, I have two windbreakers courtesy of Activision. One is for Spider-Man: Edge of Time and the other is for X-Men: Destiny. Both windbreakers are size-L and feature removable earbuds…because you need music when you’re breaking wind.

All you have to do is leave a comment saying why you want one of these windbreakers for a chance to win. Please note that this contest is only open to people with a U.S. mailing address. Good luck!

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Today’s Poll: Will You Buy a 3DS at $169.99?

Posted on July 28th, by raymond padilla in Nintendo DS. 11 comments

Now that the Nintendo 3DS price cut has been announced, I wanted to see if any of you were planning to pick one up. It’s a neat little system with a bright gaming future, but its launch has been somewhat…unimpressive. Perhaps a price cut will make it seem exciting and new (think Love Boat). What do you think? Kindly take today’s poll and expand on your purchasing decision in the comments section!

Will you buy a 3DS at $169.99?

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Nintendo 3DS Price Cut: $250 to $170 on August 12, 2011

Posted on July 28th, by raymond padilla in Nintendo DS, Today's Specials. 5 comments

Nintendo of America has announced that its 3DS portable gaming console will list for $169.99 starting August 12, 2011. The 3DS launched in America this past March with a price of $249.99. Gamers that already own the system will be able to download 20 games for free — including 10 games Nintendo has no plans to make available to the general public — to make up for the rapid price drop.

While it’s surprising for any system to slash its price less than five months after its debut, it makes … continued

Random Thoughts (Not a Review!) on Captain America

Posted on July 27th, by raymond padilla in Comics, Movies, Not Reviews, Today's Specials. 5 comments

I finally caught Captain America last night. It’s funny that Comic Con 2011 was the reason I wasn’t able to attend a screening or catch it on opening night. My initial feeling was that it’s a fantastic movie — up there with the recent Iron Man and Batman films. Certainly it’s better than Thor, which I enjoyed earlier this year. However, I can’t help but wonder if I’m being overly enthusiastic about Captain America because I was traumatized by the last superhero movie I saw (the amazingly crappy Green continued

Coffee Talk #378: Your Gaming Backlog

Posted on July 27th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 25 comments
Today I'd like you to jot down all the games in your gaming backlog. This little exercise is as much for me as it is for you. There are always games that I mean to play, but put off due to life, love, work...