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John – On a Certain Cancellation

Posted in John's words with tags , , , on July 23, 2011 by John

Well. Mega Man Universe was cancelled, Legends 3 was cancelled, and Mega Man was confirmed… to not be in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3. Being a long time Mega Man fan, I can’t help but feel like these are unusually rough times for the Blue Bomber. A lot of other fans are finding themselves in the same feeling the same, I’m sure.

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John – Contemplating Amidst Entryways, the Second

Posted in John's words, My Take with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by John

So it’s been awhile since you guys have heard from me. Yeah… sorry about that. Let’s see if we can make this a regular occurrence again. Anyway, I picked up a particular game a few weeks ago, namely Portal 2. I’ll do my best to tread lightly around spoilers, as I’m not certain if everyone who wants to play this game has yet.

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John – Is the Tenth Time the Charm?

Posted in John's words, My Take with tags , , , , on March 7, 2010 by John

It’s that time again. Time for another Mega Man game.  Mega Man 10 is following hot on the heels of Mega Man 9’s success, but how does it match up to its predecessor?  Well, I suppose it’s up to me to give you all a piece of my COMPLETELY UNBIASED OPINION (no, really, I’ll try my best here).

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John’s Top Picks of 2009

Posted in John's words, Top Picks of the Year with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by John

Yes, I know this is a late post. No, I do NOT care.  Recently, Herlock posted his top 10 picks of 2009. I think top 10 lists are great and all, but I think I’ll just narrow it down to just a few games: one each on Wii, PS3, 360, DS, and PSP.

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Covenant, and Ringworlds, and Super Soldiers, Oh My

Posted in John's words with tags , , , on November 3, 2009 by John

Wow. I’m actually making a post.

That aside, let’s talk about Halo.  The Halo series is a great series of first person shooters, in my opinion.  A lot of people seem to think that Halo revolutionized the first-person shooter, but I find this hard to understand.  Did Halo bring a new type of narrative to the table within the frame of the FPS genre? I’d say so. As far as I can recall, the Halo series was one of the first in the genre to really have full-on cutscenes that laid a groundwork for a decently complex story. While I don’t deny that there existed other games prior to Halo that attempted cutscenes in similar styles (Perfect Dark springs to mind), it seems that Bungie struck upon paydirt with their formula, as the series started off a great success and only grew from there.

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