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About Blake Colello

I play video games and make electronic music. I also combine the two. I've been playing games since Atari and Intellivision and haven't stopped since.
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Infinity Danger review (XBLIG)
7 years ago

Infinity Danger review (XBLIG)

Infinity Danger was developed by Milkstone Studios. It was released March 22, 2011 for 80MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

As any shmup (shoot-em’-up) fan will likely agree, the best part of any shooter is the boss battle.  In a “bullet hell” shooter, with an obscene amount of bullets coming at you from different angles and various speeds, this is even more so.  So why not cut through those boring levels and skip right to the boss?  How about we also make that boss change their tactics every time?  Ok…you’ve got my attention.

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Break Limit: Review (XBLIG)
8 years ago

Break Limit: Review (XBLIG)

Let’s just make a shooter where you have to go really, really fast…

Break Limit by Zombie Monkey Games is an indie game title that combines the old school challenge of a space shooter with a strong emphasis on performing a “speed run” (aka go as fast as possible without dying).  Your ship flies through space shooting anything and everything in its way, but weapons aren’t enough.  You can also use a speed boost that makes you invincible, but hurls you through space so fast it can give you whiplash.  Motion sick prone people take note…
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Otomedius Delayed – Shmup fans kept waiting

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Are you a SHMUP (shoot ’em up) fan? Have you ever heard of a little game called GRADIUS? If you know of such things and have bee eagerly awaiting Otomedius Excellent, prepare for a postponement of your satisfaction.  Read More

Haunted House Review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Haunted House Review (XBLA)

Are you afraid of the dark? If you are, grab a candle or light up your cell phone and let’s peak through our eyes at this retro re-made for XBLA. The original on the Atari 2600 consisted of a pair of eyes that traveled through a labyrinth inhabited by “haunted” creatures such as bats, spiders, and ghosts. The object was to find pieces of a mystical urn and bring it to a location in the game. The new version takes that basic concept and adds more gameplay elements to it. While it is more entertaining than the original, it’s still a basic game of unlocking doors.

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Alien Breed 2: Assault Review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Alien Breed 2: Assault Review (XBLA)



Alien Breed 2: Assault is the second of three downloadable games on XBLA by Team17 Software.  You don’t have to know about the first game, Alien Breed Evolution to enjoy the newest installment.  All you need is the will to survive and a deep-seated hatred for space bugs.  You will also need to put down Halo: Reach for like 5 seconds…I’ll wait.

In a seemingly deserted ghost ship, enemies can burst from any wall or hole in the ground, forcing you to constantly be on guard.  Running and gunning will serve no purpose except a quick demise.  Alien Breed is a game of ammo conservation and cautious exploration.  The entire ship is falling apart and infested with critters, so in addition to squashing bugs, you need to avoid fires, explosions, radiation, gun turrets, and other mechanical hazards.

The game draws from an earlier genre of top-down shooters, with the additional ability to switch viewing angles and smooth graphics.  While the theme may be a bit retro, the challenge is as current as can be.  It’s not breaking any new ground, but Alien Breed is giving you the bang for your buck.

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Super Meat Boy Dodges M$ Certification, M$ says “Meh…”
8 years ago

Super Meat Boy Dodges M$ Certification, M$ says “Meh…”

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The boys over at Team Meat are sidestepping the whole process of Microsoft content certification to offer free levels on XBL.  How does Microsoft feel about this?  …
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LIMBO helped change XBLA trends
8 years ago

LIMBO helped change XBLA trends

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First off, if you haven’t at least tried the demo of LIMBO go do that.  Since you probably have you know how simple yet effective the gameplay can …
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Mega Man Universe: The Story So Far
8 years ago

Mega Man Universe: The Story So Far

An ambitious title has been in development from Capcom, mostly in secret, since earlier this year. That project is Mega Man: Universe. While the title and original trailer suggest …
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Weapon combos aplenty in Blacklight: Tango Down
8 years ago

Weapon combos aplenty in Blacklight: Tango Down

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In Blacklight: Tango Down it’s all about weapon customization. As the most recent Dev Diary shows, the focus of this online first-person shooter is to build your ultimate weapon. …
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Zeno Clash and Raystorm hit XBLA
8 years ago

Zeno Clash and Raystorm hit XBLA

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Two offerings for today on Xbox Live Arcade. First up is Zeno Clash, a first person action game. This PC remake looks like a more …
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