Justin Mienkiewicz

PSN outage, who’s to blame?

  If you own a PS3 and like playing online, you’ve likely been pretty pissed these past few days.  This past week the servers were acting kind of funny, dropping connection every now and then but nothing major.  Now the entire network is down in its entirety for the past two or three days, during a crucial gaming weekend (mortal kombat, portal 2).  So, you ask, who’s to blame? The...

Wii 2 prototype leaked?

Chances are you have been hearing about the “Wii 2” rumors that have been surfacing as of late.  Rumors run the gamut from being technically superior to the 360/PS3, having GTA V as a launch title, having a 6 inch screen on the/as a controller and being revealed at this years E3.  The Wii is certainly showing its age, being the most inferior (technologically) of the big three this go a...

Help Ubisoft win a trip to Queensland

So there is this contest going on over in Australia called the Million Dollar Memo which is basically a contest to get three employees from any company one million dollars (AUD) worth of traveling throughout Queensland.  Basically, the employees need to make a video about why their company is awesome and why they want to get away to Queensland.  Finalists will be chosen based on the number of shar...

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Review

Game: Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Developer: Gameloft Publisher: Gameloft Genre: Action/RPG Price: $12.99 Platform: PS3 (PSN) Release Date: April 12, 2011 Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is actually an improved iOS game ported to the PS3.  Given that, one would assume that the game is a bit lacking in the content and quality departments.  Fortunately, these are incorrect assumptions. Story I’ll be honest, t...

Dynasty Warriors 7 Review

Game: Dynasty Warriors 7 Developer: Omega Force Publisher: Tecmo Koei Genre: Action/Hack and slash Price: $59.99 Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360 Release Date: March 29, 2011 (NA) April 8th, 2011 (EU) Dynasty Warriors 7 is only the latest in Koei’s love it-hate it Musou/Warriors franchise.  Chances are you have at least heard of Dynasty Warriors, even if you aren’t a gamer.  The series got its st...

Dynasty Warriors 7 release screens

Dynasty Warriors 7 releases today in North America and to celebrate this Koei released a final batch of screenshots to create a bit more hype for the release.  If you are a fan of the series you likely are already playing right now and these won’t interest you much,unless you  live in Europe and don’t plan on importing because it’s not going to be out for another week.  Sorry guy...

The original voice of Ash Ketchum

Who hasn’t watched Pokemon?  Nobody.  Pokemon was the ever-loving shit.  I can’t vouch for it now, but that show was legendary back in it’s heyday.  If you watched the show you likely have some fond memories of it, I know I do.  Those first few episodes showing Ash going out on his journey and meeting Pikachu, that epic intro and amazing Poke-rap at the end and then the first mov...

Paying homage to bygone days

The users over at BoingBoingVideo made a pretty cool if not a bit sad homage to the games of yesteryear.  Specifically, it’s a compilation death in video games dating back to the 80’s and 90’s.  The video definitely evokes a sense of nostalgia if you were old enough to have played these games back then.  Take note of the simultaneously awesome and somber MIDI remix of “Mad ...

New screens of Dynasty Warriors 7

With only a mere week until Dynasty Warriors 7 hits Western shores, Koei has released some new assets that highlight some of the inner workings of the story mode.  Story mode is basically the campaign, you choose which faction you are going to place as and then proceed to play out their place in Chinese history. In previous installments the story mode wasn’t as robust as it is in Dynasty War...

Dynasty Warriors 7 new screens and video

With Dynasty Warriors 7 only a mere 10 days away (unless you live in Europe, then it’s…20 days) Koei released some new screens and a video showcasing some gameplay in English.  For those who may have forgotten or are simply unaware, this installment of Dynasty Warriors brings back the traditional charge based attack system that many are familiar with, which you can see for yourself in ...

The gaming industry isn’t all fun and games

Ever wish you were a game developer?  Who wouldn’t?  You enjoy playing games, you’re a unique minded individual with cool and innovative ideas of your own, you’d make a great game designer.  One problem, that’s not how the industry works.  Many gamers, hardcore and casual alike, have wished at one point or another that they could make games for a living.  Conceptually, it&#...

Bioware caught red handed

So Dragon Age 2 is finally out and is being met with mixed reviews.  The most common argument around is that it isn’t as good as Origins but it isn’t terrible.  Fair enough.  Worse things could certainly be said, so you would imagine that Bioware could take the criticism with dignity.  Unfortunately, Bioware has proven itself unable to act like a professional company. Bioware has been ...

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