The POW Block Episode 10 lives! We finally hit double digits and on, quite possibly the best episode ever. This week is The POW Block's Game of the Year awards. We also cover a few other games including Suicide Survival. We also have a few movies to cover and the season premier of Scrubs.
Enjoy! The song is “Press Start to Play” by DJ Redlight, and you can find it on his website www.djredlight.com
In leiu of a new episode, this week we have a special treat for you. The POW Block's Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode 1. If you've ever seen Mystery Science Theater then you know what you are getting into, if not MST3K was a show in which the characters watched horrible movies and made fun of them. We have done that with House of the Dead, so ready a copy, pop in your headphones and listen to our custom made commentary instead of this turd. Stay tuned for more MST3K episodes and we will return to our regularly scheduled program next week.
The Tomb Raider series is one that has always been of shifting views. It has gone from good to bad to terrible and back to good again. Unfortunately I have never been there for any of this. Tomb Raider Underworld was my first Tomb Raider game. I am not sure whether that is a good thing or not; either way I hoped for the best when I jumped head first into Lara Croft's newest adventure.
Out of this generation of consoles we constantly give praise to the Xbox. It has the best online service, the best line up of games, the best interface. For the most part I agreed with this statement up just until I was given the task of setting up a brand new Premium Xbox 360 console along with a Gold Xbox Live membership. It was after finishing this task the only thought running through my head was "F*** You Microsoft."
The POW Block Episode 9 is now up. We catch up on a week of absence by talking about some of the best games this season including Prince of Persia, COD WaW, Persona 4, and Time Hollow. We also have a jammed packed movie segment and a new, recorded whilst in transit segment. Enjoy!
The song is “Press Start to Play” by DJ Redlight, and you can find it on his websitewww.djredlight.com
Spoiler Warning (for Gears of War 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4)
That is what I am here for, to reach inside Gears' metaphorical chest, rip out the bad, disgusting bloody gibs, and present them to you to scrutinize. Usually I find this difficult with overall quality games, but Gears like to wear its flaws on its chest, right next to all of the fun times. It is a tribute to the quality of Gears, not many others can flaunt their flaws and still be so applauded. Unfortunately, this causes those flaws to burrow into your brain and constantly remind you of all the missteps and distracting from the truly great aspects of the game.
What happens when a successful series closes its final chapter, yet it continues on? Well in most cases the "final chapter" is either completely ignored, prequels are born, or everything takes place way later on with different characters (Star Trek, Friday the 13th, Star Wars, Twilight, etc.). Ubisoft decided to go with the smartest, and often underused, just use the name and set it in a completely different universe. So Prince of Persia was born, but does it live up to its predecessors?
Even though it was three years ago, its seems as it was only yesterday that Microsoft unleashed its newest console onto the market, marking the era of high definition gaming. One short year later, Nintendo and Sony jumped into the fray, finally making the "next generation" the current generation. Now only two years later, we have already have begun to hear rumblings of the next console generation and this disheartens me. I feel as though we just have begun to receive the games that take advantage of all that the consoles have to offer. Seeing what this generation offers has left me with one question: Where do we go from here?
The POW Block Episode 6 is up. This time it's back to being just the three of us. Although we don't have the Derek's presents with us we continue to talk about games. Although there is no feature segment we keep the fun alive. Join us!
The song is “Press Start to Play” by DJ Redlight, and you can find it on his website www.djredlight.com
As technology progresses, it seems that it has become more and more difficult to create a truly frightening video game without back stepping into the old mechanics that made those few classic examples the terrifying experiences the way they were. In comes Dead Space, a brand new property from EA Redwood Shores that attempts to modernize the game play without losing that scary feel.