The Game Guy

'Peggle 2' - review

Monday, 09 December 2013 12:30 PM Written by

PCoverWhen the Xbox One’s launch window lineup was first announced, I was intrigued by a couple titles, but none of them matched my excitement for “Peggle 2.” The original “Peggle” stood the test of time on the 360. Long after completing every level and challenge, I still fired up Bjorn and company to play peg parties with friends. This sequel didn’t have to do much to impress me, as long as the winning formula was still intact. But I still wanted to see what Pop Cap Games could do on this new platform.

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KIDating back to when the remake of “Killer Instinct” was first announced, I liked the idea of its business model. A single character would be made free to play. Unlocking the full game would cost $20 or $40 depending on which version you wanted. The F2P business model works perfectly for a fighting game. Anything that has the potential to bring new fans into the fight game community is a good thing.

But the model only works if the final and paid for product is a complete fighting game. While Double Helix’s “Killer Instinct” is one of the freshest fighting games I’ve played in years, it’s lacking some key features that hold it back from assured greatness.

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VIDEO: 'Killer Instinct' tutorial

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:54 AM Written by

The new 'Killer Instinct' for the Xbox One is one of my favorite launch titles for both the X1 and the PS4. But new fighting games can be punishing for newcomers. I put together a brief tutorial video using the X1's game DVR. It should help you learn the basics.

This is the first video I've ever done like this, so feedback is appreciated. Enjoy!

 

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Xbox One early impressions

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:00 PM Written by

The consoles deemed as next-gen are officially current gen. The Xbox One had its kickoff weekend, which means I spent a copious amount of time glued to it, trying to see what it’s all about. Like most consoles, there were things I loved and things that I found to be less than stellar. Here are my impressions of the Xbox One in three easy to digest categories: the good, the bad, and the questionable.

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The PS4 Review

Thursday, 21 November 2013 01:00 PM Written by

It’s been seven long years since gamers have seen a new iteration of the PlayStation video game console. In the tech world, two years is a long time, but seven is more like a lifetime. At long last, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has arrived, ushering in a new generation of gaming.

 

I’ve spent more than a week with the PS4. I took notes about the good, and bad, played most of its library, and livestreamed for hours. Here’s exactly what I think about Sony’s steps into the next generation.

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