Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

Released: 2010Developer: TreyarchAlso Available For: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 The Background:It’s the final week of “CoD Month” here on my site. So far, I’ve played all three titles in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games, 2016), Call of Duty 3 (Treyarch, 2006), and Call of Duty: World at … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

Released: 2008Developer: TreyarchAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 The Background:At this point, I have played four Call of Duty (Various, 2003 to present) titles and I have to say that, so far, I am less than impressed with any of them, and the series in general. Before I played Call of Duty: Modern … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition (Xbox 360)

Released: 2006Developer: TreyarchAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox The Background:I know what you’re thinking: Why am I playing Call of Duty 3 when I haven’t played the first two? Well, it’s firstly because, to my great shame, I have to admit that I am not really a fan of the Call … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (Xbox 360)

Released: 2016Originally Released: 2007; 2009; 2011Developer: Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer GamesAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One The Background:This may shock and surprise and annoy a lot of people but…I do not care for the Call of Duty franchise (Various, 2003 to present). Activision’s long-running first-person shooter (FPS) series has seen many … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Released: May 2010Developer: Climax StudiosAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Mate, how absolutely brilliant was Rocket Knight Adventures (Konami, 1993) back in the day? Back when cute, anthropomorphic mascots were all the rage, Sparkster (the titular “Rocket Knight”) really stood out thanks to some absolutely gorgeous graphics, kick-ass music, and fast-paced, rocket-based … Continue reading Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Released: March 2013Developer: People Can Fly/Epic Games PolandAlso Available For: Xbox One (Backwards Compatible) The Background:Gears of War (Epic Games/Various, 2006 to 2019) is a third-person, over-the-shoulder science-fiction military shooter exclusive to PC and the Xbox series of consoles. Originally conceived as more of a traditional first-person shooter in enclosed arenas, the series has seen … Continue reading Game Corner: Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Xbox 360)

Released: March 2011Developer: Behaviour SantiagoAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Ever since the release of Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984), the concept of four somewhat-bumbling New York parapsychologists running around zapping and trapping troublesome spirits has seen some significant success as a franchise. We’ve had the under-rated sequel, a reboot that was met with … Continue reading Game Corner: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Aliens vs. Predator (2010; Xbox 360)

Released: February 2010Developer: Rebellion DevelopmentsAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 3 The Background:I’ve mentioned this before but Aliens vs. Predator has been a thing for a long, long time now. These two iconic science-fiction/horror franchises first came to blows in a series of excellent comic books published by Dark Horse comics between 1989 and 1990 … Continue reading Game Corner: Aliens vs. Predator (2010; Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Duke Nukem Forever (Xbox 360)

Released: 10 June 2011 Developer: 3D Realms Also Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One (Backwards Compatible) The Background: Man, I was a big, big fan of Duke Nukem 3D (ibid, 1996) back in the day; I spent hours playing deathmatches on PC at a friend’s house and, so great was my love for the … Continue reading Game Corner: Duke Nukem Forever (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)

Released: 1989Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Amiga, Amstrad, Atari, Commodore 64, GameCube, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and ZX Spectrum The Background:If you were a kid in the eighties or nineties, you were probably really into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; if, like me, you lived in the United Kingdom, you were … Continue reading Game Corner: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)