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Video Game Weaponry – Melee Based     by Marriott_Guy (16-Jun-11)

Game developers provide us with a myriad of instruments to defend ourselves against their virtual army of evil.  These can be classified into the following categories: Melee          Ranged          Magic This article will take a look at the first class, the Melee based method of assault/defense.  This writing is not meant to be all-inclusive, inventory type of document, but more of … Read more

MG’s Take: Fable III (360)     by Marriott_Guy (21-Apr-11)

Having been a fan of the first two installments in the series, I was thoroughly pumped to dive right into this latest release.  In Fable III, your Hero is once again pitted against the throes of evil, but this time you are tasked with both saving your beloved kingdom of Albion as well as becoming its competent ruler. Sure, this … Read more

Most Hated Gaming Missions     by Marriott_Guy (21-Feb-11)

This weekend I was blessed with the unthinkable – an absolutely blank calendar.  For the first time in nearly two months, the madness known as ‘social obligations’ had thankfully subsided for a couple of days.  My internal battery had been running on fumes for quite a while, so this break was more than welcomed.  I was not about to waste … Read more

What’s Cookin’: 22-Jan-11     by Marriott_Guy (22-Jan-11)

I know it has been a while since my last What’s Cookin’ post, but many exciting changes have occurred within the past year for our VGCL website.  We have not been slouches at all, but have been hard at work.  This article gives a little summary of those past happenings, as well as what we have planned for the immediate … Read more

The Perfect Storm     by Marriott_Guy (27-Nov-10)

For nearly two generations, the console world has been dominated by the big three – Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.  All have produced fine systems in their own right, introducing new technology and innovations to our gaming universe.  That being said, the availability of viable alternatives has been virtually nonexistent for the past decade.  Outside of a few niche systems (XaviXPORT, … Read more

Review: Monoprice 8X1 HDMI Switcher     by Marriott_Guy (26-Nov-10)

I jumped on the HDTV bandwagon relatively early with the purchase of my Toshiba 52HM84 DLP television set back in 2004. At that time, the war for a standardized digital input was still raging and HDMI was not yet an industry standard. Not willing to sink a great deal of money into a fledgling format, my set came equipped with … Read more

Review: Pelican System Selector Pro     by Marriott_Guy (26-Nov-10)

If you are an old school gamer like myself, it goes without saying that there is a significant need for additional standard def television inputs due to the large library of systems requiring this type of A/V connection. Typically I’ll play games across a variety of consoles – the last thing I want to do is mess around behind a … Read more

Review: Energizer Power Charging Station (PS3)     by Marriott_Guy (26-Nov-10)

Keeping your controllers fully charged is obviously important in today’s age of wireless gaming. Of equal importance is having an organized, spot-on display within my Room of Doom. The Energizer Power & Play Charging Station was just what the doctor ordered for this gamer. I have never been a big fan of the USB method utilized by Sony to charge … Read more

Review: Mass Effect 3: Retribution by Drew Karpyshyn     by Tan (03-Nov-10)

Retribution, the third Mass Effect novel, takes place just after the events of Mass Effect 2. Written by the lead writer of the first game and the two previous novels, it’s a well written standalone adventure that ties in closely with both of the games and both previous novels. I’m sure that even if I didn’t play the games I’d … Read more

Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 4: Fallout by David Michaels     by Tan (13-Sep-10)

Much like the previous novel Checkmate, Fallout feels more in line with the games that the previous novels, Checkmate included do. More locations, more bad guys and more gadgets. This time however, the stakes are raised as the enemy is much more dangerous and well-connected and Sam has a much more personal involvement in this story. Also, Sam doesn’t seem … Read more

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