Umbrella Corp presents Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City!

Journey with us into the heart of an outbreak as a heroic mercenary deathsquad…wait wat?

Ridley Scott’s Alien Swarm: A LP Series with Kaiser and friends

My friends and I are doing a LP series on Alien Swarm, it was fun to play, and fun to goof around with. Hopefully you’ll have fun watching us. So kick back and enjoy.

The List: Top ten Strategy games

By Kaiserhawk

(Itallic says what?)


With the release of Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 past and myself diving headfirst into the game I decided to stop and look back at all those great titles that I played over the years, and what better way to look back on titles long past and tack them up in a numerical order for the world to judge and scrutinise. So I present to you the top ten Strategy games list, as told by Kaiserhawk.
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The Rant: The Sad State of Video Game Reviews

By Kaiserhawk

(What can I say I was angry last night)

Video game reviews are a good way of showing people whether a game is worth their hard earned money or not, usually many people wait until reviews are released until they purchase a game. However over the year’s game reviews and reviewing have become something of a joke and bastardised form of what it should be.

As a game reviewer myself I often find it frustrating seeing the mess of what has become of reviewing, and that’s partly the reason I became a reviewer and aspire to become better at it because I want to help people make an informed choice whether to buy certain games based on the experience that I had on it. Back before the heyday of the Internet reviews in magazines were probably the primary source of most reviews and many were generally respected due to the lack of alternative options and reviews would serve out their useful purpose. However with the rise of the internet came many sites like IGN or Gamespot which are both highly know for their game reviews and also came a myriad of websites, blogs, forum posts and video off youtube. It seemed that everyone and their dog could express their opinion on a game to the world now. Now that’s the thing most reviews ARE just someone’s opinion on a game and there are a lot of people out there and they ALL have an opinion. However this isn’t a bad thing more diverse views leads to more proof that a game is good or not right? Well not quite.
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Under the Knife: Ninja Gaiden 2

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By Kaiserhawk

(Turning Japanese? I really think so)

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In the August of 1945 the USA dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, however later on Japan would have their revenge in the form of the Ninja Gaiden series. Now the Ninja Gaiden games are notorious for their difficulty, before I had never played any of the games in the series but I still knew of the tales of woe from people trying to beat Master Ninja mode in Ninja Gaiden Black. So with the release of Ninja Gaiden 2 I knew I had push my gaming skills the limit to beat it, but nothing I have played before could prepare me for the beast that is Ninja Gaiden 2. Keep in mind that I have not played the either Ninja Gaiden (Black) before so please excuse a lack of comparison between the two games.

In this adventure you step into the shoes of the ninja Ryu Hayabusa who forgoes that entire sissy sneaking bullshit and jumps straight into the fray. This makes me question his career choice since to point of a ninja is be stealthy, but I digress. The plot revolves around following a Woman named Elizébet who with the aid of a rival ninja clan named “The Black Spider” clan stole a statue from the Hayabusa clan and plot to resurrect a demonic entity known as the Archfiend. The story is not the best I’ve heard and really only serves to explain why you are in these new locales fighting these new enemies. This pursuit takes you round the world and back as you visit locales such as Japan, New York, Italy, Russia, and the depths of the underworld. Along the way you have to dispatch Ninjas, Werewolves, Demons, and a host of otherworldly beasts and bosses. Along for the ride is a large breasted CIA agent named Sonia who initially sought Ryu to inform him about the “archfiend”, only to be kidnapped by ninjas for no apparent reason, probably due to the fact that they are Ninjas and that’s just how they roll. Luckily for our damsel in distress Ryu just happens to pop round the corner and throws a few shurikens into one of the Ninjas faces and chops another in half with his sword. However his rescue attempt could have been better as more of the same crowd arrive and one makes off with our top-heavy lass. Oh well I guess it’s time to begin the game then.

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Under the Knife: Gears of War

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By Kaiserhawk

(Ya mean queers or war miright?)

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With the release of Gears of War 2 later on in the year, and Cliff Bleszinski (Previously Cliffy B) promising the sequel to be “Bigger, Better, and more Badass” I decided to pop the disk for Gears of War back into my 360 to play through. While some criticize Gears for it’s lack of storytelling or accuse if of being overhyped, I felt that it made up for it in terms of gameplay, visuals and immersion.

The main protagonist in Gears is incarcerated war hero, Marcus Fenix. Marcus was imprisoned years prior to the games start when he abandoned his post to try save his fathers life from the onslaught of the Locus horde and was charged with dereliction of duty and thrown in prison. However the desperate circumstances forces the Human government the Coalition of Governments (or C.O.G for short) have called for him to be reinstated back into active Duty. If you are playing the story through co-op mode then the second player will take charge of Dom Santiago who is Marcus’s best friend and is the one who frees him from prison in the games starting sequence.
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Trailer for the New Castlevania game

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By Kaiserhawk

(Cryptic metaphor!!)

I present to you the new trailer for the new DS Castlevania title due out later this year. About half way through the video show gameplay footage so be patient. Enjoy