A quick word on Too Human

Here’s a few quick words for the Too Human nay-sayers out there. The game is fun! That’s right, it’s fun. And that’s coming from someone who hates the word fun, because it’s usually a cop out word used when no real opinion is going to be offered up or more than likely because it’s way to easy to use the word fun. So what’s this all about? It’s about giving this game a chance.

Too Human does one thing really right and that’s one thing it alt to get right above all else. It makes you feel like a F-ing badass not some of the time, but all of the freaking time. Sliding along the floor toward one group of enemies to give them a beat down only to turn around and do the same to the group behind you, then knock the next group up in the air to air juggle them with your pistols can’t feel any better. Hearing what the “group think” is doing to this game’s reputation is despicable. Sure, it has some faults much the same as every other game ever made. The camera can get unwieldy at times and the menu system for upgrading your skills and equipment can be confusing to say the least. After saying that though, much of it’s faults can easily be over looked as you take Buldar through each environment kicking all kinds of ass.

If anything, it’s nice to know now that I’m not alone. I’m not alone, am I? I had second thoughts about picking this game up on Tuesday so I waited until Wednesday night. If not one day, don’t wait forever, because you’ll be missing out on some great “fun”.

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-

Platform Nation’s Playapalooza ’08 announced

The greater gaming community is what we are and should be about here at The Xbox Domain as Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play Charity has been going strong for several years now and its no better time than now to help the cause. Announced by Platform Nation is a 50 hour gaming marathon with all donated proceeds being giving to the Child’s play cause. The Live feed of the event can be viewed on Ustream.tv can be found here on August 14th. It will also be featured on the front page of Ustream.tv.

Seattle, WA – August 5, 2008 – Platform Nation has announced a unique charity drive, dubbed Playapalooza ’08, to take place August 14th, 2008. Playapalooza—a 50-hour gaming marathon—will be conducted in support of nationally recognized children’s charity, Child’s Play, which provides video games to hospitalized children throughout the world.

Participants in Platform Nation’s Playapalooza ’08 will play a series of games in timed 30-minute increments, with the gameplay streamed live on Ustream.tv. Each segment will feature text overlays with information about the games and their donors. Games to be featured in the event have been donated from a number of prominent publishers throughout the industry. The event will last for 50 consecutive hours of play and feature as many as 100 games.

At the close of the event, all donated games will be collected and the proceeds given to Child’s Play during a public event at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington.

Platform Nations announces charity gaming marathon [Platform Nation]

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-

Update released, nothing to see here

*Tumbleweed Rolls By*

*Tumbleweed Rolls By*

Released this morning was a brand spanking new update for our 360’s and it didn’t add any neat-o features. What did you expect? A summer dashboard update? Pish Posh.

Xbox 360 System update now available(no new features) [Major Nelson]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Summer of Arcade continues with Braid

So, who’s in the mood for a platformer/puzzler? Released today on the Xbox Live Arcade is the indie darling “Braid” which music simply lulls me to sleep. I haven’t tried it yet, but that music is so relaxing. The game is worth 1200 Microsoft Points so spend wisely young grasshopper.

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Alone In The Dark demo released

What? No Shaving Cream?

What? No Shaving Cream?

After receiving less than stellar reviews, Atari has released a demo for Alone in The Dark. The demo clocks in at 1.35 GB in size. Even though i’ve had friends tell me how sloppy A.I.T.D is, I still want to give it a spin.

[Via Major Nelson]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Conquest Mode comes to Battlefield:Bad Company on Aug 7th

About Damn Time!

About Damn Time!

Some good news for you Bad Company gamers. EA is rolling out the free “Conquest Mode” update this Thursday, August 7th for. Four of the current multiplayer maps will host the upcoming mode. This update comes just in time because I was getting pretty sick and tired of Gold Rush.

[Via 360 Rant Rave]

-Michael “Thrills -Not Dead Yet-Killa” Pacheco-

So, what’s instore from Bungie?

If you head on over to Bungie.net at the moment of this writing you’ll be graced with the above image with a few rotate messages. What it means and/or what its for is yet unknown. Is it a countdown? “Whatever it is” being absent from the Microsoft Press Briefing is a weird one for sure. Until the cloak is removed, your guess is as good as mine.

-William “thewilleffect” Bell-