New Object Aquired!
Finally got me a copy of Winback: Covert Operations (or just Operation Winback for short) for the N64! I rented this all the damn time as a kid, and now I finally own it. This i…
Author: Roland Thompson
New Object Aquired!
Oh yeah, we’re kickin’ it oldschool. Johnny Oldschool, that is.
This is a guest episode of sorts for Johnny’s series “Fucking Magnets” where he tries to fix computer problems. I’ve had some of tho…
UPDATED with Part 2: Codeknight’s Corner! 2012 was… a year in gaming. Just another year. But there was some cool stuff that happened, and this video is about all the games Roland played this year that he didn’t already get a chance to talk about, including Spec Ops: The Line, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Tribes: Ascend, MechWarrior Online, and more!
Roland looks at the game that started the tactical shooter trend. It didn’t exactly popularize it; that honor lies with Rainbow Six, but Spec Ops did come out first. What, you might ask, does the 1998 Spec Ops game have to do with the 2012 Spec Ops game? Nothing. Nothing at all.
We go back to the days of floppy disks with SEAL Team, a 1993 game for DOS that was the precursor to the tactical shooter genre. Watch as Roland assembles a SEAL team and dispatches it for missions in the Mekong Delta!
The Budget Barrel is back, baby, with an FPS where you hunt down terrorists in vaguely-defined missions. Most Wanted makes some changes to the engine and the formula used by In Harm’s Way and Shadow Force. How does it turn out? Badly. For everyone involved.
Secret Service: In Harm’s Way was pretty good. For a budget game, that is. But FUN Labs took the same game engine and most of the assets and made… another one.
Unfortunately, the Secret Service license passed to 4D Rulers software. And 4D Rulers made Secret Service: Security Breach, the worst game Roland’s ever played.
Roland reviews Borderlands 2, the loot grinding gun-fest from Gearbox. Is it an improvement over the first game in the series? Is it worth buying? You’ll just have to watch and find out!
Presented like a popcorn summer action flick where you’re a Delta Force operative searching for a nuclear device that’s fallen into the hands of terrorists, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury‘s presentation doesn’t quite excuse its spartan gameplay. But it is pretty darn hilarious.
Now in The Budget Barrel, a sci-fi shooter that’s basically a Far Cry clone, except it came out in 2003… a full year before Far Cry was released. Spooky!
Roland begins a new series of reviews called The Budget Barrel that focuses on budget games. For the inaugural episode, Roland reviews Secret Service: In Harm’s Way, a budget game beloved by fans of the tactical shooter genre.
In 2000, Michael Crichton created a game based on his novel Timeline, which was released a few years before it was adapted into a film. Is it bad? Good? Try, “short”. Really effin’ short.
Pariah is a 2005 sci-fi shooter that got totally lost in the shuffle after Half Life 2, and before the new console generation. Why was it quickly forgotten? You’ll see. You’ll all see.
The Examined Life (of Gaming) presents an in-depth review of the Max Payne sequel from Rockstar Games. As a huge fan of the Max Payne series, Roland has more than a few things to say about it.
It’s the Agony Booth’s very first video game review! Roland walks through the PC version of Enter the Matrix, a game released on the same day as Matrix Reloaded, featuring over an hour of original footage directed by the Wachowski Br–er, the Wachowskis.