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Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 2: Operation Barracuda by David Michaels     by Tan (26-Aug-09)

The second novel in the Splinter Cell series, hits the ground running as Sam begins to clean up the loose ends from the last book. Along the way, he finds that the line between enemy and ally is a lot thinner than it appears. Right from the first page your thrust into the midst of the action once again. The … Read more

Gaming Flashback: Video Golf Games     by Marriott_Guy (22-Aug-09)

This past Friday I caught a quick 9 after work and I can only put it one way – I got my monies worth.  I personally do not consider golf to be a social activity, but I have never met so many people during a round in my life.  I sprayed shot after shot into everyone’s fairway except for my … Read more

Happy 20th Anniversary Sega Genesis     by Dark Watcher (17-Aug-09)

Ole DW is like a fishermen at times Every now and then we come across some impressive info fish. Sometimes we come across some thought guppies. Todays thought guppie read “Happy 20th, Sega Genesis” from the fish farms at Kotaku. Now…you won’t see DW bringing an anniversary card to our beloved Genesis. Then again we do seem to be speaking … Read more

The SX2 : A New Gaming System Concept     by Marriott_Guy (15-Jul-09)

I am the first one to admit that I was wrong about my initial impressions on handheld systems – they are not just jealous little rug rats of their technically superior big brother consoles. They do have their unique appeal and I have found that this attraction was not limited to the specific ‘handheld fan-boy’ target audience. I have learned … Read more

MG’s Take: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (360)     by Marriott_Guy (04-Jul-09)

Work has been a bit brutal as of late, so I scheduled a three day weekend for myself to recharge the internal battery a bit.  What better way to do this?  Pick up a new game, score some beverages and a big handful of those monster-sized Slim Jims and dig in for some gaming. Being a big RPG fan, I … Read more

Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Book 1 by David Michaels     by Tan (04-Jun-09)

You would think that someone who is as huge a fan of Splinter Cell as I am, would have read these novels over and over by now. Truth is, I didn’t know if I’d like them or not as I’m not a fan of most Tom Clancy franchises whether in game or book form. Maybe I was afraid that the … Read more

Insights on International Transactions     by Marriott_Guy (25-May-09)

As technology has developed through the years, the art of collecting in the video game arena has become a global experience.  Our quest for that last game to complete a system library is no longer limited to local garage sales, flea markets and the rare ‘Funcoland-type’ retail stores.  eBay, internet eCommerce sites and enthusiast forums have been the primary channels … Read more

Gaming Flashback: Sierra On-Line     by Marriott_Guy (16-May-09)

Sierra Entertainment officially closed its door this year and thus comes an end to a true pioneer within the gaming industry. The companies founders, Ken and Roberta Williams, were avid gamers and produced the first graphical adventure game for the PC entitled Mystery House, which became an instant hit and is a cult classic to this day.  Sierra has endured … Read more

Crossing Over Isn’t That Easy     by Marriott_Guy (09-May-09)

Being successful in the video game hardware industry has proven to be financial lucrative for many companies throughout the years.  Everyone knows about the old school power players like Atari, Nintendo and Sega – they began as a company focusing on this specific market (for the most part).  Companies like Sony and Microsoft have also achieved like success in the … Read more

What Were They Thinking??     by Marriott_Guy (19-Apr-09)

Throughout the years I have been amazed by the technological leaps and developments in the video game industry.  By the same token, some of the gaffes that have been made by the developers and manufactures have stunned me as well.  Here are a few of my favorites… Atari 5200 AV/Power Switchbox Now this picture does not truly give this dog … Read more

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