What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on June 24th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 16 comments

Dungeon Siege III What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’m super tempted to start The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D this weekend, but I should save it for an upcoming trip to Hawaii. If I can fend off temptation for another week, I’ll be spending most of this weekend playing Dungeon Siege III. As noted in my review, the game is full of flaws — especially the crap multiplayer — but I’m still having fun with the solo campaign.

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

Read My Dungeon Siege III Review (Please)!

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 3 comments

Dungeon Siege III b Read My Dungeon Siege III Review (Please)!

My review of Dungeon Siege III is up at Machinima.com. Please check it out and leave a comment if you have a moment. I enjoyed the single-player mode; it’s a fun, by-the-books action-RPG similar to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance. The graphics are dated, but I still enjoyed hacking, slashing, and looting. Unfortunately, the game’s multiplayer is a wreck. It uses a limited system that doesn’t allow character importing and exporting. What the hell?!?

Anyway, here’s a clip from the review:

As a single-player game, Dungeon Siege III succeeds as


Windows Phone Mango’s Xbox Live Features Detailed

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Xbox 360. 7 comments

Mango Windows Phone Xbox Live Windows Phone Mangos Xbox Live Features Detailed

Microsoft has released several details on the next major Windows Phone update (Mango) and how it works with Xbox Live. The question is, “Can you handle the Mango?!?” Just kidding. Moving on from that dated SNL reference, Microsoft’s Shirlene Lim posted a lengthy blog entry on how Xbox Live works with Mango. Here’s an excerpt:

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Games Hub in Mango is its new look: A cleaner and lighter design that emphasizes your game collection and Xbox Live info — the heart of


Flashpoint Will Lead to DC Universe Reboot in August 2011

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Comics. 7 comments

DC Universe 2011 reboot JLA Flashpoint Will Lead to DC Universe Reboot in August 2011

I was visiting Meltdown Comics earlier this week and the clerk noticed that I picked up the first two issues of Flashpoint. He asked, “Are you ready for all the changes coming to DC?” I replied, “I’m out of the loop. What’s going on?” He then explained it to me…and I’m still not sure I grasp it all.

Let’s start with Flashpoint. As you’ve probably discerned from the title, it’s a Flash story. It has Eobard Thawne (Professor Zoom, The Reverse Flash) mucking with time. Barry Allen finds … continued

JK Rowling Announces Pottermore, Coming October 2011

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Geek Stuff, Movies. 1 Comment

JK Rowling has announced her plans for the web site Pottermore. The site will expand on the world of her Harry Potter books by offering new information, e-books, and interactive contests. The Leaky Cauldron has a long list of the site’s features. Here are a few:

  • Pottermore is an interactive new Web site and reading experience with more than 18,000 new words from J.K. Rowling: Much more to come.
  • JKR behind the scenes filming the video picture.
  • An online experience to read, interact with and share the Harry Potter

Coffee Talk #367: Hidden Coins and Smashing Barrels

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 31 comments
I've been having lots of fun playing Dungeon Siege III for the last week, but some of its old-school RPG conventions are...comical. For example, I smashed hundreds of barrels and pots looking for...