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By Wade Hinkle On 17 Oct, 2016 At 04:13 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarRockstar’s Red Dead Teaser Brings Out Spoofs For Other Titles

As we reported earlier that Rockstar Games has been releasing images for the last two days, to what most of us are assuming is an impending announcement of a new Red Dead Redeption title. While this has pleasantly surprised fans, other studios have jumped on the bandwagon also.

The original image is a red back ground with seven cowboy-esque type men most of them wielding either a shotgun or pistol, standing in front of a setting sun. Since the image has gone viral with fans excited two studios have taken the same image but put their own spin on it, adding their own character of their individual IPs.

Final Fantasy XV Twitter account was the first one to post the spook with the sillouttes of Gladiolus, Ignas, Noctis and Prompto.

Within the last hour, Dead Rising’s Twitter feed showed up with their own spoof with Frank West in the middle surrounded by zombies from their upcoming title Dead Rising 4, which is to be released on Xbox One and PC, December 6.

It is obvious that these studios are just playing off of the excitement of the upcoming announcement, but it also shows how much love there is for the Red Dead franchise. Stay with Real Otaku Gamer for the latest on the announcement of a new Red Dead title, and all your video game news.

By Wade Hinkle On 17 Oct, 2016 At 09:39 AM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarRockstar Games has a habit of leaving gamers hanging when it comes to announcements. Perhaps they like to see them squirm, and social media blow up with excitement and anticipation. Either way, they got to see both when the video game publisher has now posted two pics on their Twitter account, with nothing else.

We reported yesterday that Rockstar posted their logo in a big red rectangular box, which anyone knows is the first word in the popular action game which was released in May 2010 on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Then this morning, twenty three hours and fifty nine mintues after the first pic showed up, a piece of artwork was put up with this western theme. Showing what looks like seven cowboys in front of a sunset.

Of course we can only speculate, hope and pray that this is the beginning of announcing a Red Dead Redemption sequel, though it could be a remastered version of the original.

As was expected, Rockstar Games did not answer any of our questions through email or phone calls, but stay with Real Otaku Gamer for the latest on Red Dead Redemption and all the latest news and reviews.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Oct, 2016 At 07:39 AM | Categorized As News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarRockstar, the developer of series such as Grand Theft Auto, has shared this interesting image on twitter.

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Could they be hinting at a new Red Dead game? Read Dead Redemption is their best selling game outside of the GTA series, so a sequel would no doubt be a big hit. We will keep you updated on the story as it develops.

By Amy McGarey On 6 Jul, 2016 At 07:04 PM | Categorized As News, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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The rumors are true! Microsoft has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption will be available to play on the Xbox One this Friday.

Back in February, Microsoft accidentally released the game as a backwards compatible title due to a testing error. This led Red Dead fans to believe the game would soon be available to play on the Xbox One.

All physical copies of the game will be ready to play on Friday – the base game, the expansion Undead Nightmare, and the Game of the Year edition.

Red Dead Redemption was published by Rockstar Games in 2010, and was considered to be one of the greatest releases that year.

As of today, the digital copy is for sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace for $7.49 for Gold members and $10.49 for everyone else.

By OtakuDante On 4 Feb, 2011 At 02:53 AM | Categorized As Editorials, PlayStation | With 1 Comment

No GravatarThe year 2010 has brought with it some amazing PS3, and PSN gems. I have splurged spending the most I ever have on games, and $20 PSN cards for my PlayStation 3 console. I’ve even gone so far as to begin collecting PSN avatars. The best thing of 2010 for me is becoming one of Real Otaku Gamer’s staff. The members here have welcomed me with open arms. I’m very proud to be a part of a gaming site that has great potential!

1. Capcom_Unity’s Chance To Play Against Daigo Event:

This event takes my number one spot even though I didn’t actually get to play against Daigo. For those of you who don’t know Daigo, he is the Super Street Fighter IV master. He has been a part of tournaments, and has become quite a popular video game celebrity. The Event took place in November of this year. To be eligible for selection you had to be a part of the CapcomUnity.com forum, and you had to post a message about why you deserved to fight with Daigo. I was actually lucky enough to recieve a PSN invite, but unfortunate enough to not be selected. Daigo sent PSN, and XBLA invitations to those that replied to the contest, and would randomly choose players off of his friends list for a limited amount of time. I trained hard for hours hoping to impress him, but my chance never came. This event was extremely awesome, and some lucky players were fortunate enough to play against the master of Super Street Fighter IV. That is why it takes my number one spot.

2. Super Street Fighter IV (PS3):

As a Street Fighter fan, and player I was excited about the release of the ‘sequel’ to last year’s PS3 title ‘Street Fighter IV’. I had just got my PS3 at Christmas of last year, and the first game I had was Street Fighter IV. Needless to say I was addicted to the game. I did have to adjust to the graphics though. They were different from the Street Fighter games I was used to. When I heard they were going to release ‘Super Street Fighter IV’ with more characters, and improved online options I immediately reserved my copy. I was there on the day it arrived eagerly awaiting to get my hands on my copy, so I could play it. I was impressed by the improvements in the graphics, character roster, and online gameplay. The extra costumes that were issued later on the PSN store made it even greater. Everytime that a new costume DLC was released I would buy it that day, and I still do. Super Street Fighter IV is a solid fighter, and is worthy of my second place spot!

"Super Street Fighter IV"

3. BlazBlue Continuum Shift (PS3):

You may realize by now that I’m partial to fighting games like Street Fighter IV. I currently own the first installment of the BlazBlue fighting game series, so I actually knew how the next BlazBlue game was going to be. Aksys Game’s ‘Guilty Gear’, and ‘BlazBlue’ series are heavily anime based fighting games in a style that is similar to the older Street Fighter games.  The gameplay in BlazBlue is much faster, and intense than the Street Fighter titles most gamers are used to. BlazBlue has a rocking soundtrack that keeps pace with the intense fighting experience that it brings. The second installment of BlazBlue features improved modes of play, new characters, and improved online features. After ‘BlazBlue: Continuum Shift’ was released rumors were around about new DLC characters that would be available for purchase. The characters that were spoken of were Makoto and Valkenhayn R. Helsing.  They added to the package making the title a worthy successor to the BlazBlue series. This is why It stands at my numer three spot.

"BlazBlue: Continuum Shift"

4. Marvel Pinball (PSN):

Recently Zen Studios who are known for their PSN, and XBLA pinball game titles released the PSN pinball game ‘Marvel Pinball’. I was really excited since I’m both a comic book junkie, and a PS3 gamer as well. I currently own Zen Studio’s ‘Zen Pinball’ game so I knew what to expect in terms of the gameplay. I was recently lucky enough to win a code for the full game from an online contest. When I loaded the game on my PS3 I couldn’t wait to see the four available pinball tables which consisted of Wolverine, Spider-Man, Ironman, and Blade. The attention to detail, and the effects that come with each table are stunning. Anyone who has played Zen Pinball will be familiar with the gameplay mechanics. I was happy to see that they had several spots for new table additions. I cannot wait to see which character tables will be released next!

5. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PS3):

This is one of those titles that I passed up for another game, and shouldn’t have. I’m fortunate that I’ll be getting this awesome game for Christmas! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this game. I have several friends who enjoy playing the online multiplayer, and I will soon be joining them. I’ve researched the game, and have found that it has different modes of gameplay, and new DLC content that is being released. I’ve also seen internet videos about the appearance of ‘Raiden’ from the Metal Gear Solid games as a playable character, or skin. That makes the game truly awesome!

"Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood"

6. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection (PS3):

This is another game I passed up, but will be receiving for Christmas. The actual Undead Nightmare DLC content was already available for purchase to go along with the Red Dead Redemption game, but it has recently been made available as a stand alone collection. The game is a great buy for the gamers who enjoy zombie games. The main reason I wanted it was for the multiplayer. I’m a gamer who thoroughly enjoys the social aspects of online gaming. This game provides that along with a full story driven mode which I’m dying to play!

"Undead Nightmare"

7. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (TBA):

I’m a hardcore Super Street Fighter IV player, and I’m constantly keeping track of possible new DLC content releases for the game. Recently there has been ‘confirmed’ rumors of a consle port of the Japanese Super street Fighter IV Arcade Edition of the game. This is very good news considering Japan’s arcade version has new characters that include Yun, and Yang. There are also videos on the internet showing that ‘Oni Akuma’, and ‘Evil Ryu’ may be added as well. The addition of new characters would be a gamers’ dream come true! I have also watched other details from the preview videos which seemed to have different title customizations as well. Whatever the case may be I’m gonna by the Arcade Edition the day it is released!!!

8. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX (PSN):

I was actually hesitant to purchase this PSN title. I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it. I knew the game looked awesome, but that was about the extent of it. I decided to seek out some reviews via You tube, and found out that it got some very high ratings. I went with a leap of faith, and purchased the game. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It truly is an awesome game, and it has excellent replay value. The fact that it has lots of trophies, and modes to unlock makes the package even more worth the asking price. It was $9.99 well spent!

9. Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS3 – 2011):

The news of ‘Marvel vs Capcom 3’ has spread wild over the internet. The rumors of the game itself was enough to get my attention. In the months following the news of the games release date the internet was filled with rumors of what characters would be included in the game’s roster. Frequently videos, and news of confirmed characters were released. New additions to the character roster like She-Hulk, Okami’s Amaterasu, Lady from the ‘Devil May Cry’ series, and even X-23 made the game seem even more amazing! Video game retailers are currently selling collector’s edition versions of the game for pre-order. With each collector’s edition of the game comes exclusive extras. This is one title that I’ll definitely  be adding to my collection of fighting games!

10. Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3 – 2011):

The game that occupies my number ten spot is last, but in no means is it the least. Like Marvel vs Capcom 3, the new addition to the Mortal Kombat series has recieved lots of publicity. It seems the good people at Midway have decided to go back to the roots of what made the Mortal Kombat games truly great. Midway has gone back to it’s 2D style, leaving the trend of the three dimensional designs of recent Mortal Kombat titles. The preview videos that are available on the internet give gamers a peek into the gameplay mechanics, character roster, and fatalities. What made the game so great to me was the online play. It’s about time a worthy Mortal Kombat title has made the online transition! I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this game, and make some Flawless Victories on the PlayStation Network!!!

By otakuman5000 On 3 Jan, 2011 At 02:20 AM | Categorized As Editorials | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar2010 has been a good year, with many things taking place.  Even with all of it’s changes, there were 10 things that were important enough to me, to make it on this list.  So, without further a due, here is my top 10 of 2010.

10. Yu-Gi-Oh!


This year, Yu-Gi-Oh had its 10th year anniversary, and creator Kazuki Takahashi celebrated with the release of Bonds Beyond Time, a 3D animated featured film. The movie features Yugi Moto from the original series, Jaden Yuki from Yu-gi-oh! GX, and Yusei Fudo from Yu-gi-oh! 5Ds in an adventure that spans from all 3 story arcs of the show thus far. It features a new villain, Paradox, and his malefic monsters made up of the stolen cards from the three heroes and their friends. The movie is set to release next year in America with a special promo pack given out in theaters, and sold in stores. There have been 3 games released this year for Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, and the Nintendo Wii. There was also three new promo TCG sets along with the standard releases, by the name of Hidden Arsenal. These sets are very special as these cards where only available at Duel Terminals, which are scarce in the United States. The new season of Yu-gi-oh! 5Ds aired on 4kids TV, and there was a new manga series Yu-gi-oh! R. I reviewed this series earlier this year on ROG. It’s time to duel, again.
9. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time


The Jerry Bruckheimer (the producer of Disney’s Pirates of The Caribbean) take on this series had everyone blown away this year. No one expected the film story, the cast which featured Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince, and bringing the magic that is the Dagger and Sands of Time to life on the big screen. The Film had high octane action sequences you would expect from a Bruckheimer film. There are many high flying acrobatics with parkour chase scenes. The fight scenes even look like they’ve been ripped straight out of a the video game. The story had been changed, the Prince, named Dastan, his father, his uncle, the Visir Nizam (played by Ben Kingsley) and his brothers that ruled over Persia after he was adopted into the kingdom as young orphan boy, which he then meets the beautiful Princess Tamina ( played by Gemma Arterton). Tamina guarded the sands with her life and foretold some one would save the kingdom and someone one betray it. This by far is one of the best film adaption to a video game series every, it is a must see and if you know the story a must see again.

8. St. Louis HIP HOP


St. Louis hip hop has come along way. The five major acts, Nelly, Chingy, J-kwon, Jibbs and Huey, have made their mark on the city but now there are alot of new, up and comers that are looking to take the top spot in the city and in hip-hop in general. Those aritist included Luey V, Shorty Tha Price, Laudie, Ray Tha kidd, Tez Banga, Team Fresh Boyz, Yung Ro, Young Rhome, X.O, Shawtie 314, MC, Opps, Gena, Ceo Lace and Nokeio, RemRod, Ruka Puff, Ebony Eyes, June 5th and many many others. They do not hesitate to work with the local producers, dancers, and R&;B acts to diversify their sounds. They also are not afraid to play as many venues as possible to generate new and different fans. They connect and listen to their fan’s input which alot of artist fail to do today. The future looks bright for all of STL’s rising hip hop stars, so be on the look out for them on a radio station,and in a music store near you.

7. Mobile Suit Gundam 00em>

Never did I once take a kin to a series, especial a Gundam series. Earth has lost almost all of its Natural Resources and has been divided into 3 regions, the Union, the Human Reform League and the AEU. The three nations built orbital elevators to gather energy and get humans to work in space. The only problem was one region wanted it all, and where all on the brink of war. Thus the counter terrorist group and peace keeping force know as Celestial Being came into the fold with the powerful Mobile Suits know as Gundam as their weapons of choice. There were four Gundam Miesters where selected to wield the power of these four machines each holding up CB’s motto and mission to eradcate war through armed interventions. They each have their own reason to eradicate war, but only together will they re-unite the world of the world and bring peace to it once again. Look for this in an upcoming review on ROG soon.

6. Batman

The Dark Knight may not have had a feature film out this year, but he had a strong grip over the animation side of things. The Tv show Batman the Brave and the Bold was a hit, as well as his 3 DC Universe Spotlight films, The Justice League Crisis on Two Earths, Batman/Superman Apocalypse, and Batman: Under The Red Hood. He’s been featured in three games, Batman the Brave and the Bold, The Game of the Year Edition of Batman Arkham Asylum and the beta for DC Universe Online. Lastly he’s had his most anticipated return to the comics, well Bruce Wayne any way in Batman The Return of Bruce Wayne, and Batman Inc. These comics bring him back into the fold after the events of Final Crisis, and Darkest Night/Brightest Day, after he was presumed dead by superman but it was no less but a clone of him. Terry McGinnis also returns in the Batman Beyond Mini Series as he and Bruce took on Hush, the story picks up after the final episode of the TV series. Things are looking good for the Cape Crusader as next year in January on Cartoon Network a Series Young Justice will premiere which is a spin off of the Justice league and Teen Titans shows, in which Batman leading Robin and host of other young heroes to do battle with the forces of evil, and DC Universe Online Launches January 11th. Batman Arkham City will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in fall 2011 and there may possibly even been a teaser trailer for 2012’s Batman the Dark Knight Rising which is the 3rd Film in the Christoper Nolan’s Film Reboot.

5. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood


Ezio has come to Rome, and the amount of detail and game upgrades from the ACII and the online mode is superb to say the least, offering up a new competitive multiplayer experience. Ezio is back to finish the work he started in Assassins Creed II. He will avenge his fallen comrades and uncle Mario from the Borgia, by rebuilding and leading the Assassins guild to battle. Desmond will continue the fight against Abstergo on the outside as he learns all of Ezio’s new moves and skills from the Animus system. Not to be outdone the Templars out side of the Animus by rebuilding the Brotherhood one solider at a time. In the multi-player mode they will train up soldiers to take on Ezio/Desmond, with you playing one of the many people captured and put into enslavement to do their bidding. You and your friends will be back stabbers and this time both the story and the multi-player will be expanded through DLC.

4. Mafia II


Vito Scaletta is taking his life back, after his father slaved to the Mafia of Empire city and him almost losing his in WWII. Vito’s family lived most of their life dirt poor and his best friend Joe Barbaro helps him get into the Life. The Mafia had them both working as grunts for along time until they final showed and proved their usefulness but at cost of many of those they loved. Their loyalty to each other and to the family was even tested each and every day and the dirty work even put them even more at odds . The game play was tight, the cars where of those classics of the era, the music made you feel like you where from the 40’s and early 50’s and the voice acting was amazing, you really felt like your where apart of the Mafia. Hopefully we dont have to wait another 10 years to play this next game in the series again, bravo to 2k games.

3. God of War III

The action, the pain, and the vengeance, Kratos brought the noise in his “final” chapter. You felt as though the Gods trembled as Kratos beat each and every one of them down to a pulp. No spoilers here though, just play the game and find out. The weapons where some of the best in the series and the boss battles where spectacles to be played and marvel at the same time. Most of Kratos’s arsneal was plucked from the God’s own dead hands after he defeated them, and you were brought up close and personal each and every battle. The music kept your blood pumping and your heart jumping, the environments, had many sides to them to move on through Mt Olympus and you will learn all of there secrets and battle along side the Titans in the breathtaking open sequence . The only problem with this game was it was a tad bit short but it is ok, Kratos is and forever be the God of War.

2. Tron Legacy


I wasn’t born by the time 1st film released but I studied up and got into the universe heavy before seeing this film. Who would’ve though after July 9, 1982, that Disney could push CGI, and 3D in films to the level they that they did with this film? The story was easy to follow. It had a some easter eggs from the 1st film, 80’s classics and other Disney Sci-Fi Films. Daft Punk also made their return and scored this masterpiece with the help of a live orchestra, they woven a seamless soundtrack of techno/house music with Disney’s standard but stellar ensemble There is three things left to say to you, go see it in IMAX 3D, join The Flyyns and fight for the Users. Stay turned for my full review on the movie, coming real soon on ROG.
1. Red Dead Redemption


Red Dead Redemption is an instant classic. This game will have you hooked from the title screen to the end credits as you follow John Marshton in the fight to save his family and the old west as he knows it. RDR is living proof that Rockstar is not just the GTA company. The game has two HUGE single player campaigns RDR and RDR Undead Nightmare and is equally large. The expansive multi-player in this game, even when you beat the story mode, will keep you playing it well into next year. The old west will come alive, through the amazing voice acting, the environments, the sound design, the music, the game play is spot on there is no reason you shouldn’t have this game right now on Xbox 360 or PS3. Every one needs to have this game, so if you don’t, go get it ASAP and like the Truth and Treezy504 said for Uncharted 2 last year it was the GAME OF THE YEAR . Look for my complete review on this game as well coming real soon to the ROG.

***Happy New Year and be on the look out for my most anticipated for 2011 and the new episode of I heard’em Say Ft Hip Hop Gamer
#HMU
AJ aka DJ KILLZOWN JONES

By otakuman5000 On 27 Dec, 2010 At 11:21 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, The Real Gamer Show | With 2 Comments

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TO all the fans of Our Show, Thank you very much for the support. You guys and Gals for following us for this year.

The Guys are back again with The Real Gamer Show. This is the last episode of 2010. On today’s show, we talk about the 2010 VGA’s, amongst other topics. We talked about mobile gaming, about Red Dead Redemption winning Game Of The Year, and the irrelevance of certain celebrities. I (otakuman5000) gets a little heated, but the show rolls right along. We hope you enjoy the show and please comment below. We look forward to providing you a better show as we go into 2011. Have a Happy New Year!

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By otakuman5000 On 21 Dec, 2010 At 04:35 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar2010 has been a very busy year for video games and a lot of great titles have appeared on the shelves this year as well as a few great titles picked up a little late. Here is my top 10 played games of 2010 that include a few classics.

10 – Monday Night Combat

Monday Night Combat is a XBLA game that was released in 2010 and is almost entirely online. It has a cartoon  look to it and offers competitive and cooperative modes with 5 unique classes to choose from. This game definitely is over the top and just fun to play and for anyone that likes to play Team Fortress 2 will seem vaguely familiar.

9 – Medal of Honor

This is the game that rebooted the Medal of Honor franchise and finally took it to the modern combat that many have grown to love because of games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare. With a completely separate online and offline component this felt like two games rolled into one. The single player story is compelling and feels very natural with squad mates backing you up and an online that allows for light vehicle combat and an upgrade system that keeps the game competitive. However the short story is what really keeps this game so low on my list.

8 – Bioshock 2

Released in early 2010 this game has received some complaints from people that have played Bioshock 1 however this game offers a great online and offline experience while expanding the Bioshock universe. The single player takes you through the game as the big daddy from the start and offers another walk through Rapture, visiting new locals from the first game. As familiar as this game feels it is a totally new experience with great visuals. The only problem with this game is the lacking online community, less than a year later and it’s difficult to find a match online and even more difficult to jump into the DLC maps.

7 – DJ Hero 2

By far my favorite music game ever created with great mixes and taking the Gameplay a step above its predecessor. With freestyle cross-fading, freestyle scratching, and all DJ Hero1 DLC working in this game, it really gives a much more immersive DJ experience but the most impressive part is the amount of mixes available on this disk and nowhere else.

6 – Gears of War 2

This is by far my favorite Xbox 360 exclusive franchise ever created but since this game was released in 2008 it has to reside low on the list. 2010 was the year I won the game of the year edition of this game from the folks over at Xbox Support on twitter and finally did a play through on Insane difficulty. The epic story combined with horde mode and comparative multilayer made this one of those games you never forget and definitely makes the wait for the third iteration worth it. With occasional online bonuses popping for during different occasions, this game is in my Xbox periodically throughout the year.

5 – Halo Reach

Halo Reach is the prequel to Halo Combat Evolved however technically superior to all Halo games before it. With you taking the role of the new guy amongst team Noble on a mission to save the world from the attacking covenant by delivering a package to the Pillar of Autumn where Master Chief is in cryogenic sleep. The graphics are beautiful, the AI is very smart and a lot of game modes to play. This game has many hours of play in it and a community that is very devoted so it is very easy to find people to play with in any game mode.

4 – Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

With the story beginning right as the second game ends, this lets you play as Enzio once again in the huge map that is Rome. The combat system is evolved, new game features, a new training program and online play it definitely gives our favorite assassin a second much deserved wind. The graphics are still great looking and the gameplay is familiar while adding new twists. The online offer what i can only say is the best version of Hide and Seek I ever played with great kills having high rewards so you know all that trouble is worth it as opposed to just running around and lunging at every target.

3 – Fable 3

At first Fable 3 seemed to be a step down from Fable 2 but quickly I realized that it was simply streamlined. Gone are the days of having a hundred weapons and is replaced with evolving weapons. The only downside I felt was there was the magic system was too dumbed down from the last game. The story itself was a great continuation from the previous game and the visuals look great. The battles are bigger and definitely a lot more enemies are swarming you as you play through this game. The multiplayer is finally fixed with Xbox Live allowing for easy jumping in and out of games without camera issues. Besides how many other games allow you to be a king?

2 – Call of Duty Black Ops

It was tough to not put this game at number one. With it’s great single player story, fun Gameplay mechanics and what I consider a fixed online system that lets me live longer then 10 seconds after spawning because of stacking kill streaks is one of the best games I played this year. The graphics look great offline and online with lots of customization available for the user and a lot of game modes packed it. Dead Ops is fun for sure and zombie mode is always enjoyable with a few buddies for hours on end. There is no reason not to play such a great and polished product.

1 – Red Dead Redemption

This was by far the best game I played this year, it was long, it had a very interesting story and about a hundred things to do if you didn’t feel like playing the missions. Even after the game is done there is still a lot to do because the world is living and continuing around you with fun random events. The game looks great and plays great for the most part, being that big there are bound to be a few issues here and there. The online is fun and definitely makes it rewarding to shoot the enemy and get those points with some larger maps allowing horses to be used. And if you just want to fool around with friends, the whole map is open for free roam with up to 15 other people with all the gang hideouts available. Now with the Undead Nightmare add-on, this game gets even better, I mean zombies in the wild west is pretty cool, and the horses you can get is even more cool. Overall this was my most enjoyable game of 2010.

Memorable mentions

-FF XIII

-Mass Effect 1 (still need to play Mass Effect 2)

-Dead Rising 2

So there you have it, my top 10 games played in 2010. However I have a feeling if I played Mass Effect 2 this list would be different because of how much I like first one but I am waiting for a few days to play it without interruption.

Please note all these games were played on the Xbox 360

By otakuman5000 On 21 Dec, 2010 At 02:31 PM | Categorized As Editorials, NINTENDO, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 1 Comment

With these top 10 games, you don’t have to worry about sending that gift back or returning it because the moment that crosses your mind, it’s a sign that you shouldn’t be playing games anyway.

By otakuman5000 On 2 Nov, 2010 At 03:59 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured | With 2 Comments

No GravatarThe Xbox 360 and now the PlayStation 3 have been around since the internet has become a big part of gaming. Both consoles trying to outdo each other in the online community they support in unique ways. While this is great for the user, it does create a new problem that did not exist a few years ago, games seem to be rushed out the door before they are ready. This seems to be happening more and more without any regulations to the industry. Gamers are buying games when they are released, being very excited to play it only to find there is a potentially game breaking glitch that a patch is being worked on. These glitches can be quite annoying and throw users off the game indefinitely, I know if I invested over five hours into a game and my save got wiped out that I would not play that game for a while because it would feel like a chore at this point. However the game developers and publishers have made their money at this point and in the end they are not obligated to even make a patch, it’s more of a choice to do so to keep their customers happy eventually. These patches are great since it will make the game playable again but there are still gamers out there that don’t play online and have no internet access, these people have essentially bought a broken game with no compensation.

Also since many more users are online Downloadable Content (DLC) has become a very big and lucrative business for companies to employ, giving users more life out of their games. While some Developers are doing a great job giving content to gamers, there are a few that have done nothing but gouge the gamers out of their hard earned money. The Xbox community is still laughing about Oblivion’s Horse Armour, a totally useless item but at least it looked cool, but now there are worse offenders. Recently 2K came out with Mafia 2, which a great game by itself but then a few weeks after release DLC was released that added to the game something that should have been included on the disk, essentially side mission. Another Developer that dropped the ball on all systems was Capcom with Resident Evil 5’s online mode, it was on the disk but they charged gamers to unlock it. In the end the users are losing out the most here, game prices are slowly climbing and we are getting less content. These bad Developers should take note from the good guys out there like Rockstar, who’s DLC  is practically full games (Lost and Damned, Ballad of Gay Tony) or Remedy who gave their first piece of DLC for Allan Wake away for free to anyone who bought the game early on (Rockstar also gave away the first piece of DLC away for Red Dead Redemption).

Ever since these broken games and DLC gouging have started showing up gamers are always saying that we can choose not to buy something and vote with our wallets. While a few of us do seem to stick to that, a majority seems to say this mantra but go out and buy these broken games anyways. As long as these companies make money they will use the tactics that will give them the most dollars for the least work.  So gamers now have to start making judgement calls, “will this game be worth the money? Can I live with these bugs until a patch is released, if it is ever released?”, and make the smart decisions because this trend does not seem to be going anywhere. Maybe there should be a public website created where the worst offenders could be listed and more importantly the companies that are going a great job to get the respect they should.