Archive for the Xbox 360 Category

Game Whisperering: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , on May 21, 2008 by gamewhisperer

With Rare finally unveiling the unorthodox, new edition in the popular Banjo-Kazooie series, what can we look forward too and what worries me?

*New Feature: Game Whispering’s are going to be my weekly rant, in each edition I will pick apart a controversial happening in the gaming world, offering up my opinion and opening the floor for readers to give their opinions in the comments section. If you know of an issue in the gaming world you want talked about just email me or put it in the comments section.

____Gamings favorite furry duo is finally coming back after an 8 year hiatus from console gaming, but don’t expect a return to form. Earlier this week Rare finally lifted the veil on its premiere platformer, after making eager gamers wait since the X06 teaser trailer nearly 2 years ago– just to get a taste of what the game will offer. One thing is for sure with Banjo-threeie… it’s going to be different… very different. Make the jump to find out more. Continue reading

Why Should I Care About GTA IV?

Posted in PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , on May 3, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Back about 2 months ago when Smash Bros. Brawl was about to be released I saw some complaints on a few message boards and comments sections about how much coverage the game was receiving. This made absolutely no sense to me, I mean it’s Smash Bros. a game I’ve been waiting years for and I was completely psyched about it. I even went as far as saying the people making the complaints were just being “fanboys” and should just shut-up; Well now I feel terrible for that because I finally understand what these gamers were going through. Why the sudden realization? I’ll tell you. I don’t care about Grand Theft Auto IV at all!

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining about the game itself at all, to be perfectly honest I haven’t even played it yet — It’s not my place to pass judgment on a game I have never played. But what I can say is this, the GTA series has never been one that interested me. I love the Satire and the humor but the sandbox style gameplay was something I could never quite get into. And I understand why many gamers like that but “To each his own” I always say.

Well that’s that I don’t want to play GTA IV so I’ll just move on right? well if major gaming sites across the web have anything to do with it I won’t be forgetting GTA IV anytime soon.

Lets go to IGN for example. I swung by today to help myself think of a topic for the blog entry tonight so I went to see what was going on in the review section. Naturally since last night was a Wii night I wanted to go for something with a little more 360 flavor. I was then brought to a screen I thought was a terrible misprint, a heinous error in HTML code maybe? but what I was seeing was real… there were 4 listings for GTA IV reviews for the 360 and 4 more reviews for the PS3. Surely this was brought on by a moment of pure madness on the part of the IGN editors, one game getting 8 separate reviews spanning 3-7 pages long Continue reading