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About J.R. Drawdy

J.R. is a father, a gamer, and a little bit of a weirdo. Normally he can be found in front of his laptop, while watching TV or playing a game (sometimes both). Writing is something that he has always loved to do and what better place to do that then in the world he loves: video games.
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Are You Smart Enough? review (XBLIG)
6 years ago

Are You Smart Enough? review (XBLIG)

Are You Smart Enough? was developed by Latino Soul Studio and was released on Xbox Live March 4th, 2011 for 80MSP. A copy of this game was provided by the developer for reviewing purposes.

Are You Smart Enough is a puzzle game that makes you use your brain on multiple levels. The object is to move the boxes around by pushing them to the predesignated spots on the board. What makes this challenging is that you can only push the boxes to the destinations, there is no pulling and each stage has a different set of walls that you must maneuver around.

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Weapon of Choice review (XBLIG)
6 years ago

Weapon of Choice review (XBLIG)

Weapon of Choice is developed and produced by MommysBest and was released on Xbox Live November 14, 2008. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for reviewing purposes.

Weapon of Choice is a fast paced side scrolling shoot' em up reminiscent of favorites like Gunstar Heroes and Contra. The player character is tasked with protecting the world from a horde of invading aliens. There are branching levels giving players the ability to choose where they want to, each direction leading to a different ending. There are seven unique characters, each has a unique gun and double jump. This gives players a very diverse way to play through the levels.

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Chus Dynasty review (XBLIG)
6 years ago

Chus Dynasty review (XBLIG)

Chus Dynasty is developed by mHoesterey and was released on December 10th, 2010 for 240MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.

Chus Dynasty is a four player fighter along the lines of games like Small Arms or Super Smash Brothers. Each character has unique moves and fighting styles which means everyone can find a character that fits their style of fighting. Players fight through several levels taking on the other fighters to learn the origins of the gods.

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Fruit Ninja will be flying on to Kinect
6 years ago

Fruit Ninja will be flying on to Kinect

By  •  News

It seems that according to Korea's Game Rating Board Fruit Ninja will be coming to the Xbox 360 as a Kinect game. Many of you already know about the already very popular app by way iOS (Apple) or Android. For those of you who don't this is a game that tosses fruit on the screen and you have to use your finger like a sword to chop it in half. There are several different game types and awards that can be earned in the game.

One can only wonder how weird and addicting this will become as you use your whole body to cut fruit in half. Who knows, it may really have you feeling like your a ninja in the end. Stay tuned for future updates for this simple, fast paced, addictive game. Hit the jump to see the listing in the Korean Game Rating board.

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Bloodrayne: Betrayal gets first screenshot
6 years ago

Bloodrayne: Betrayal gets first screenshot

Today Majestic reveals the first screenshot to the upcoming XBLA resurrection to Bloodrayne. Too bad this screenshot really tells us nothing than it's full of over-the-top gore. If your …
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Chester get's new trailer and Kickstarter page.

By  •  Previews

What's Chester you ask? Good question. Chester is a new and unique 2D platformer from indie developer Brilliant Blue-G. With completely hand drawn graphics that have been scanned into the game the visuals have a very personal and original feel. The uniqueness doesn't stop there by any means,. Although hand drawn is how the art starts off  players will be able to unlock 18 different "styles" that can be applied to any level in real time. Styles range from blueprints to a LCD handheld system to 8-bit retro pixels.

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Earth Shaker Review (XBLIG)
6 years ago

Earth Shaker Review (XBLIG)

Earth Shaker was developed by Battenberg Software and was releases February 2, 2010 for 80MSP. A copy of this game was provided to us by the developer for review purposes.

Earth Shaker is a very simple idea. Move your character around the stage collecting all the diamonds and then make your way to the exit, think Crystal Defender meets Dig Dug. This sounds simple enough until you add in the fact that each stage is larger then the screen so you have no clue where everything is. With boulders to crush you, enemies to kill you and walls to keep you out each stage gets a little harder then the last.

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What we are playing: Week of April 24th
6 years ago

What we are playing: Week of April 24th

By  •  Features

This is a new piece we're starting to let our readers know what we've been playing the past week. This will be coming out once a week from this …
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The Wizards Who Fell In A Hole review (XBLIG)
6 years ago

The Wizards Who Fell In A Hole review (XBLIG)

The Wizards Who Fell In A Hole was developed and published by Battenberg Software. It was released on XBLIG on November 4, 2010 for 80MSP.

The Wizards Who Fell in a Hole is a simple story about two moronic wizards who while on a journey happen to fall into a hole. Once in the hole they discover a world of monsters trying to keep them from getting out. Just like games of the past such as Bubble Bobble for the NES this classic style platformer has a simple concept, kill all the enemies on each of a 100 levels and get the wizards back home.

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Warbirds at Work Review (XBLIG)
6 years ago

Warbirds at Work Review (XBLIG)

Warbirds at Work was developed and published by Kaape. It was released on Xbox Live December 23, 2010 for 80 MSP.

Warbirds at work is a classic style overhead arcade shooter. Trying to follow in the footsteps of it's predecessors like Raiden or 1942, you are a small ship trying to protect the earth from invaders. In this case you happen to be the last line of defense against a group of aliens. Equipped with a temporary shield, upgradeable gun, rockets, impulse gun, and bombs it is your job to blast everything back to outer space.

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