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Top 5 Reasons to Not Overlook Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Top 5 Reasons to Not Overlook Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still spinning in most RPG enthusiasts’ systems it would be easy to overlook Big Huge Game and 38 Studio’s soon to be released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.  However, the more I see of Kingdoms of Amalur the more convinced I am that dismissing this game would be a huge mistake.  With each new preview I’ve seen, not to mention the demo, I find myself getting more and more excited about what this game has to offer.

So here are my Top 5 reasons to not overlook Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.  

5) Length

When he says Hammer Time everybody stops

With many of the top tier games of today coming in at totals of eight to ten hours, the length of a game has become a selling point by itself.  Kingdoms of Amalur’s developers have recently stated that some of the “speed runs” of the game, wherein the tester completed every quest, took around two hundred hours.  That’s a very encouraging number to gamers looking to throw down sixty big ones on a game.

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Top 5 Moments in Halo

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With not one, but two Halo games slated for release this year I have had Halo on the brain lately.  For many gamers of my age group Halo was the game that introduced us to the FPS experience and will always hold a special place in our hearts.  I can still remember learning to use the dual analog sticks to control Master Chief, slowly figuring out what has become a staple of modern gaming.  With Bungie passing the reins on to the guys at 343 Industries, I thought it would be a great time to take a look back at my Top 5 Halo Moments.

WARNING: THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS BUT IN ALL HONESTY YOU SHOULD HAVE PLAYED THESE GAMES IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS LIST.  

5) Final Level of Halo 3

Reminiscent of the fantastic closing level of the original Halo, the final level of Halo 3 is a fitting send-off to Master Chief and Cortana.  With a buddy playing co-op, it’s even more fun, one of you blasting down the Flood as the other does his or her best to avoid exploding platforms while running down masses of the Flood.

The level is pure exhilaration, a time to let loose and just have fun completing the saga of Master Chief.  Also everyone knows ramming enemies with vehicles is always enjoyable.

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The Friday Fix August 26

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The Friday Fix August 26

Howdy beautiful readers! It’s Friday and that means I reckon it is time for another helping of never nutritious, yet always delicious, Friday Fix.  The summer is almost over, and kids everywhere are heading back into school just as all the games that would have pass the time on those long summer days are about to drop.  But enough about the ludicrously tilted game release schedule, you came here for news and doggone it I’m gonna get you some.

If you are new to The Fix it works very simply.  First I recommend a band or song for you to listen to because hey, why not?  Then I get in my personal news ‘copter and fly the dangerous skies of the pleekdom searching for the biggest news I can find.  Got it?  Good.

The band for this week is going to be the new Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration.  I know you have probably heard about it. That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t tell you about it again.  It is amazing.  Check out the video and watch closely.  Why yes, that is Aziz Ansari from “Parks and Recreation” and Human Giant.  I told you it was fantastic.

Now on to the news!

That’s all for this week’s Fix.  Be sure to check back next week for more of The Friday Fix!

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Top 5 Games of 2011 so far

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With huge AAA titles like Elder Scrolls 5, Uncharted 3, and Modern Warfare 3 all arriving sometime in the fall, it seems like many gamers spend much of the year looking forward to the big titles of the holiday season.  By comparison, the summer can seem an unbearably barren wasteland.

With these huge titles on the ever-distant horizon it’s easy to overlook the gems we’ve already seen this year. Here’s my Top Five Games of 2011 up to date. If you’ve missed any of these, it’s worth checking them out.

 

5) Marvel vs. Capcom 3

After years in the making, the sequel to fan favorite Marvel vs. Capcom 2 did not disappoint.

With amazing graphics and the typical (although smaller than usual) quirky cast of characters, the third game in the acclaimed series offered plenty of reasons to bust out the old combos.

Now, if only Capcom would have put in the features and characters they are throwing in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 the first time around.

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The Friday Fix July 21

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The Friday Fix July 21

Howdy everybody! I know it has been a bit since the last Friday Fix but hopefully I will once again be able to administer your weekly dose of all the most newstastic news the site has to offer. The dry season for gaming that is summer soldiers on, but the movie theaters appear to have taken up the torch of geekiness. Yet another superhero movie will be gracing the big screen — the purposefully retro Captain America — while Harry Potter’s finale is breaking all kinds of records. If you have never read The Fix, it is easy to follow: I gather up all the greatest news from around the site and then I pick a band for your listening pleasure.

The band for this week is going to be The Brian Jonestown Massacre.  The band is comprised of the stars of the award winning documentary Dig! along with The Dandy Warhols.  BJM has a unique retro quality to their sound that never sounds forced or contrived.  Be sure to check the video to see what I mean.  Also if you like music at all, you should watch Dig!, which is both heartbreaking and uplifting and overall just a phenomenal film.

Now on to the news!

That is all for this week’s Fix; be sure to check back next Friday for more!

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The Extreme Portfolio Can Survive A Sixty Foot Drop (Bet You Can’t Do That)

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The Extreme Portfolio Can Survive A Sixty Foot Drop (Bet You Can’t Do That)

Ever wanted to drop your iPad from sixty feet up?  Me neither.  But just in case you are doing some cherry picking with your iPad, G-Form has you covered.  The makers of the Extreme Sleeve have now debuted their Extreme Portfolio case, the first portfolio case to use RPT (Reactive Protection Technology).  The Extreme Portfolio is selectively reinforced with polycarbonate and RPT and features: an adjustable easel stand, a sleeve for documents, and a reversible zipper.  The Extreme Portfolio also contours to multiple tablets, including the iPad, the iPad 2, the Xoom, and others.   The Extreme Portfolio is available for pre-order now, and pre-orders will begin shipping on August 11.  Check the video for proof of the Extreme Portfolio’s durability.

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The Friday Fix June 17th

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The Friday Fix June 17th

Hello lovely readers!  How is your summer going?  Had any chances to go outside and get sunburned until you question why anyone would ever leave the nice safe air-conditioned indoors?

Well, E3 was last week, and with the smoke cleared we are left to sift through the aftermath for the best news.  If you think that plan sounds nice without the whole “sifting” thing, have no fear: that’s what I’m here for.  For The Fix I go through all the latest news on the site and select a smattering of my favorites for you to peruse in one nice neat article.  I also recommend a band for your aural pleasure because I’m just a veritable one-stop shop for entertainment.

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Top 5 Games I’m excited to hear more about at E3 2011

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Top 5 Games I’m excited to hear more about at E3 2011

E3 is almost upon us and gamers everywhere will soon be basking in the glow of all the E3 coverage they can handle.  E3 is as big as it gets and all of the biggest games will be making an appearance at the show.  With that in mind, here’s my Top 5 Games of E3.

5)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Regardless of how you feel about the Call of Duty franchise, odds are good it’ll be one of the best selling titles of all time.

Arguably the biggest franchise of this generation, Call of Duty has won over legions of fans with the huge set-pieces in their single player and with their addictive and groundbreaking online play.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 looks to continue the success of its predecessors.

Gamers everywhere will be looking for how well the remains of Infinity Ward can do with the newest COD title.

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The Friday Fix

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The Friday Fix

Hello all you lovely dames and cool cats.  The weekend is upon us and that means you have more time to play L.A. Noire.  The fun doesn’t have to stop with your TV, interrogations are just as fun in real life.  Now I know that my roomate ate all my gluten free cookies and all it took was calling him a liar over and over again.  If you are new to The Fix it is very simple.  I pick a band for you to listen to and then I wade into the waters of Pixelated Geek and fish out all the lovliest news stories I can find.

The band for this week is going to be Cage the Elephant.  If you have never heard of them they performed the song that was in every Borderlands commercial.  Hailing from Atlanta they feature a very unique sound.  Be sure to check them out here. Now on to the news!

That’s all for this week.  Be sure to check back next Friday for more of The Friday Fix.

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Top 5 Reasons I Don’t Care About Duke Nukem Forever

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Top 5 Reasons I Don’t Care About Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever is right around the corner. As for all the jokes about doomsday coming before we see it, well, they might be right.

Many gamers are excited about the return of “the king” and are ready to load up on the latest nostalgia trip and punch aliens in their nethers to their hearts delight.  I however, am not one of them.  It pains me to say this, but here are my Top 5 Reasons I Don’t Care About Duke Nukem Forever. Read On