Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Defense Grid: The Awakening (Xbox 360) Review

Defense Grid: The Awakening is a tower defense game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and distributed by Aspyr for Windows PC in December 2008 and ported to Xbox 360 Arcade in September of 2009. This game is currently one of the games available to play on Xbox Game Pass and was given away in July 2013 as part of Xbox's Games With Gold program.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Gas Guzzlers Extreme (Xbox One) Review

Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a car racing video game with weapons. It was developed by Gamepires and published by Iceberg Interactive for Windows PCs on October 2013 and ported to the Xbox One in November 2016 with a port for the PlayStation 4 some time in 2017. Gas Guzzlers Extreme continues the tradition of games like Twisted Metal and Vigilante 8 but is it as good as these classic games?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Xbox 360) Review

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a third-person shooter that was developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos and Square Enix for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in August 2010. This game was one of the free games for Xbox's Games With Gold for July 2017. When first released it received poor reviews but did it actually earn those bad reviews?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 18

Hello and welcome to Episode 18 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. I haven't played Minecraft in a few weeks so I decided to put some free time I had into it and the next thing I know I've spent a considerable amount of time working at the "Great Pyramid" complex. Each block I mine, shovel, or punch gets me one step closer to completion.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

100K Achievement Points!

It took me nine years but I've finally hit 100,000 Achievement Points. I know I've mentioned in my Video Games Beaten in 2015 and Video Games Beaten in 2016 posts that I was going to stop worrying about achievement points and focus on just playing the games but this is still cool.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Batman: The Telltale Series (Xbox One) Review

Batman: The Telltale Series is an Episodic five-part game based on the golden boy of DC Comics, Batman. The game was developed and published by Telltale Games in 2016 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Andriod and iOS mobile devices, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Telltale has come up with interesting stories in past games but how does the god damned Batman fair?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Army Painter Wargames Hobby Toolkit Review

If there is one thing needed while taking up the hobby of wargaming is tools. Unless you only by miniatures and terrain that is ready to use you're going to need supplies and lots of them which is where the Hobby Tool Kit comes in. Wargamers that are new will get a lot of use out of these tools but the grizzled veteran who needs some new tools can also get a lot of use from this toolkit.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Knuckleduster Miniatures Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson Painted and Review

I finished painting the last three miniatures from Knuckleduster Miniatures' Legends set which contains Wyatt Earp and his brothers Virgil and Morgan, Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bat Masterson. These guys, and the Earps I've already painted will be the good guys in my Six Gun Sound campaign I'll be starting shortly.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cubs Lose

I got to see the Cubs yesterday play the Mets in New York. It was the first time I'd seen them play together in 25 years. This was also my first visit to Citi Field which was great for me, too bad the game couldn't have been better.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tecmo Baseball (NES) Review

Great Cover.
Tecmo Baseball is a game developed by Tecmo and released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in January of 1989. Tecmo Bowl, Tecmo's football game, on the NES was one of the best sports games for that console and I know I played it a lot as a kid. I honestly don't remember if I ever played this one, I just can't remember. Is it because I had played it and can't recall it now because it wasn't a very good game?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Street Rod: The Card Game Kickstarter

One of my all time favorite car racing games was Street Rod and it's sequel. It's a simple but very fun game to play with classic cars from the 50's and 60's. I remember when I was in school someone had uploaded this game to the schools server and anytime I could I would fire it up and race for pinks.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Terminator Genisys Endoskeletons Painted

I just finished my first two Terminator Endoskeltons from the Terminator Genisys Miniature Game box. The endoskeletons is the machine part that resides under terminators like Arnold. These are the T-800 infiltrator models.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Small Adobe Building Terrain

As work continues on my Old West project I decided that I'd build some adobe style buildings to help break up all the wood buildings on the table. Eventually, I'd like enough terrain to make a full wooden and adobe town which would allow me to mix and match creating many different cities.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Knuckleduster Miniatures Wyatt Earp and Brothers Painted

As I march on building new old west terrain I also needed some miniatures to populate it. There are plenty of different manufacturers that sell old west minis and I decided to go with Knuckleduster Miniatures for my first batch. I picked them because they are well made but also because the two sets are modeled right off the movie Tombstone which is a movie I've always liked. I ordered up two different sets, the Legends set which has the three Earp brothers in it as well as Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bat Masterson and a bad guy set.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ghostbusters Louis Tully 7 Inch Diamond Select Action Figure

We've come to the other figure I bought with Dana Barrett, Louis Tully. This guy is awesome, just look at him. They nailed both Rick Moranis' likeness as well as the look of Louis. Like Dana, I paid 10 bucks for him which is a pretty good deal.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

General Store From DeadFall : Building Essentials by World Works Games

I have decided that I want to shoot some 28mm six guns and I need some proper terrain so I went over to World Works Games and purchased their DeadFall Building Essentials set for the low low price of $8.63. I've bought paper terrain from them before including their Mayhem Gas Station
and Mayhem Streets Of Legend so I was safe knowing that I'd be getting my money's worth.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Rocking Pilot (PC) Review

Rocking Pilot is an over-the-top twin-stick shooter developed by Gungrounds and published by Mad Head Games. You're a pilot of a helicopter with the task of stopping an alien invasion while the world watches your exploits on TV. Is Rocking Pilot a good game though? Click below for the answer.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 5 Memorial Day

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today's Episode is about all these cool stuff I bought during Goodwill's yearly Memorial Day 50% off everything day. Be prepared for lots of people and long lines and that's no joke. I waited 30 minutes in line at the second Goodwill I went to. But enough of that, let's get to my finds.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Farming Simulator 15 (Xbox One) Review

The title of this game describes the game entirely. Farming Simulator 15 launched on October 30th, 2014 for Windows PC's and Mac Os and then was ported to Xbox and PlayStation on May 19th, 2015. The game was developed by Giants Software and was published by Focus Home Interactive. This is the 5th game in the series and was part of the release for Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ghostbusters Dana Barrett 7 Inch Diamond Select Action Figure Review

Here we go with my new Ghostbusters obsession. When I get into something I go all out so I'm already acting like a junky. After I bought Egon Spengler I started looking for more figures. I went to Toys R Us again to look at the new figures and nearly bought them but held off since I wouldn't get any of the roof pieces. So I went looking online and found Dana and her mystery date for only 10 bucks since, according to the listing, the boxes were damaged. I was fine with that since I would be opening them up and honestly I couldn't find anything wrong with them.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Need For Speed 2015 (Xbox One) Review

Need For Speed is a racing video game by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts and released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November 2015. This game is a reboot back to the tuner (Fast and the Furious) style of gameplay that EA had success with in the Need For Speed: Underground games. Need For Speed was added to the EA Origin service in 2016.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 4 Sidewinder!

Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today I have some finds from the land of the video game.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Terminator Genisys The Miniatures Game

I received this in the mail today all the why from England, hand delivered to me by my daughter. I'm a big fan of the Terminator franchise and was interested in getting this game when it came out but I never pulled the trigger. When I found this new and really cheap I fired away. I've already started painting the miniatures plus some extra packs I thought were cool so look forward to those soon. I'll be back.

Friday, May 26, 2017

World Works Games Mayhem Services Gas Station Review

I've just put the finishing touches on a new piece of terrain, a Mayhem Petroleum Corporation Gas Station from World Works Games Mayhem Services kit. I previously built their Streets Of Mayhem to use as roads and have been very happy with them.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ghostbusters Egon Spengler 7 Inch Diamond Select Action Figure Review

So I'm at the mall buying crap with my wife. She knows I'm going to stop in the toy/gaming/comic book shop if I go with her to the clothes stores. I know she tries to keep me from there because I'm impulsive and always go for the most expensive thing. Anyway once I'm inside I see this guy and I was all in. I love the Ghostbusters and Egon in particular so 25 dollars (plus tax) and he's mine.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Xbox Game Pass Review

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription-based game service released on May 23, 2017 for Gold Subscription members and for everyone on June 1st, 2017.

I've been looking forward to Xbox Game Pass for awhile and now it's here. I feel like a kid on Christmas, that is until I look at the games available. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of great stuff to play but we'll get to that soon.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 17

Hello and welcome to Episode 16 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. Today work continues on the "great pyramid" and with every block I move it becomes evident that this build is going to be much more work than I originally thought.

If you want to catch up with last week's Episode, please click here for Episode 16.

Here is the pyramid as I begin today.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Three Newly Painted Bolt Action WW2 USMC Miniatures by Warlord Games

I"ve finished three more guys from my USMC Bolt Action box. One is a flamethrower, ones a guy moving forward with a Thompson Sub Machine Gun, and the last guy is fighting with a 1911. I almost have enough painted to supply a squad to fight in the Pacific.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Apocalypse Survivors: The Men Review

Apocalypse Survivors: The Men kind of explains itself and is in the scale of 28mm and made by Wargames Factory. The box contains enough pieces to make 30 men of the apocalypse and I bought my box for $19.99 with free shipping giving me a price of $0.67 per man.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 3 Action Max!

Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today I've got a board game and a video game system that most of you will know much about, that also includes me!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Terminator Tech Noir Action Figure Review

The other day my wife and I were at Toys R Us looking for Five Nights At Freddy's (FNAF) toys for my daughter. Of course, they didn't have what we were looking for but we did find another FNAF plushy that she wanted. Once the plushy was secure I wandered off and found a whole section with acting figures based off movies that were big when I was a kid. I saw figures from Robocop, Predator, Ghostbusters and so on. I was down to either buying one of two that I liked. The first was a Walter Peck action figure from Ghostbusters. I laughed when I found him because he's the character everyone loves to hate but he's not really action figure material. He didn't even come with any accessories! My other pick was also from Ghostbusters, the scene when Venkman was slimed by Slimer. an iconic scene from Ghostbusters which was what I was going to pick when I saw The Terminator.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Strat-O-Matic 1988 Replay Cubs Game 30

Tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers come to Wrigley for a single game against the Cubs. The Dodgers record stands at (7-7) this season with their record against the Cubs at (3-0).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 16

Hello and welcome to Episode 16 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. Not a lot going on this week except "great" pyramid work which is starting to go my way, it seems like I've finished the worst of it and it will be easy sailing from now on.

If you want to catch up with last week's Episode, please click here for Episode 15.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Last Two Necromunda House Delaque Miniatures Painted

The gang's all here! With these last two House Delaque miniature's painted I have eight ready to go fighters. This is also mini that I wanted the most and when ordered from Games Workshop I got him in a blind pack.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tetris (GameBoy) Review

Tetris is the brainchild of Alexey Pajitnov, a nice man from Russia. Since it's debut it has been ported to every single video game contraption ever released. There is a reason for this and it's because Tetris is a very simple but challenging game and is loads of fun. Tetris was not only a launch game for the GameBoy but was also the pack-in game for it. Because of this Tetris has been called, "The game that sold millions of Gameboys." The author of that quote is was me but all jesting aside the game was instrumental in the Gameboy's history.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 (Xbox 360) Review

Star Wars The Force Unleased 2 is an action game and sequel to the popular Star Wars The Force Unleased. The sequel was developed by LucasArts and was released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and the Nintendo Wii on October 26th, 2010. The Force Unleased 2 was one of the games given away for free with the Games With Gold program in May 2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 15

Hello and welcome to Episode 15 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. This week I head back to the Egyptian Complex to continue work on the massive "Great" pyramid.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Free Clock Tower Terrain From Mystic Mountain Productions

When it comes to terrain I usually like to make it myself instead of purchasing prebuilt. There are two reasons for this, one is because I enjoy building it and two is because it is way cheaper to do it yourself. Some of my terrain is homemade and the rest of the buildings are paper terrain that I bought off the Internet. Besides your own time, paper terrain really doesn't cost very much to build. Also one of the nice things about paper terrain is that companies sometimes release a small piece of terrain for free which lets you try it out before committing your hard earned money.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Strat-O-Matic 1988 Replay Cubs Games 27-29

After a long West Coast visit the Cubs host the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are looking to snap a losing streak nearly into double digits. This season the Cubs are (0-3) against the Giants.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Adam Wolfe (mobile) Review

Adam Wolfe is a "hidden object" game from Mad Head Games. The game was originally released on Steam and has now been ported to mobile devices. This game is billed as a hidden object game which can be fun but I usually get bored with them pretty quickly. Thankfully Adam Wolfe is much more than just a hidden object game but does that make it a good game?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600) Review

May the Fourth be with you! Today I'm reviewing a classic Atari 2600 game, The Empire Strikes Back. This game is based on the 1980 film of the same name, obviously. It was developed by Parker Brothers in 1982 and was later ported to the Mattel Intellivision.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Baseball Stars (NES) Review

Baseball Stars is a baseball video game developed and published by SNK for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that was released in July 1989 in North America. It was originally released in Japan as an arcade game before being ported to the NES. This game was my favorite NES game as a kid, let's see if it helps up after all these years.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 14

Hello and welcome to Episode 14 of my Minecraft build on the Xbox One. Today I'll be showing you a bit of a new build I started.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pac Man (Atari 2600) Review

Pac-Man is a video game published by Atari and released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. This game, a port of the smash hit arcade game by Namco, was the best selling Atari 2600 game and sold over 7 million copies but has a bad reputation. Let's find out if it's warranted.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cubs Win!

My brother and I took my mom to Boston to see the Red Sox play the Cubs. Steven Wright was on the mound for Boston today which was cool because I've never seen a knuckleballer pitch before. The game turned into a slugfest with a total of five home runs hit.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 2 Clue!

Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today will consist of a blast from the past for me.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

TMNT 2 The Arcade Game (NES) Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 The Arcade Game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) by Ultra Konami in 1990. This is the second TMNT game released on the NES and was based upon the TMNT Arcade game. This game is a classic on the NES and goes a long way to making up for Konami's first attempt on the NES.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Strat-O-Matic 1988 Replay Cubs Games 24-26

The Cubs, still on their big west coast trip, travel to see the San Deigo Padres for a three-game series. The Padres, who haven't played the Cubs this season, record stands currently at (3-9).

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