Archive for March, 2012

LittleBigPlanet Karting Officially Coming Soon

LittleBigPlanet Karting Officially Coming Soon

| March 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’ve never been one for kart racing games, I absolutely loathed all Mario Kart’s and don’t even get me started on Sonic and Sega Racing. However, there is something about LittleBigPlanet Karting that draws me in. No, it’s not because the adorable Sackboy is put in a drivers seat, and no it’s not because I […]

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Battlefield 3 – Review

Battlefield 3 – Review

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rivaling Activision’s success story that is Call of Duty, Battlefield 3 strapped us firmly into a pair of military boots, placed an assault rifle in our hands and sent us on a rollercoaster ride fuelled with explosions and interactive cut-scenes. Taking on the role of Staff Sergeant Blackburn, the campaign predominantly sees you fighting by […]

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Minecraft XBLA Release Date

Minecraft XBLA Release Date

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

If there is one thing that Minecraft has been doing wrong from the beginning, it is alienating console owners. By limiting itself to Java-based platforms and androids, it’s essentially deluded us into thinking it’s just another game for your distant relatives and girlfriends to play when they’re not sending you Farmville requests. Thankfully, on the […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Review

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last year saw an explosive battle between First Person Shooters and the end to one of the most illustrious video games of modern day. Sitting safely amongst the likes of Mario and Sonic, the Call of Duty series can rest easy knowing that it’ll be remembered ten years from now. It’s actually crazy to think […]

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“Thursday Throwback” Tony Hawk Pro Skater

“Thursday Throwback” Tony Hawk Pro Skater

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was the game that kicked off a franchise and definitely one of my favorites. Even now as I go back and play it for the first time in years, I can’t help but get sucked in. I’ve already played this for a few hours and expect to be playing this more over the coming […]

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Review

Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Review

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Boldly going where most other popular gaming franchises have gone before, Final Fantasy XIII returns for a sequel that is clearly intended to rope in a wider audience. Flashy battles, well polished graphics and the ability to time travel all sounds good, but the game is burdened with so many different flaws that it’s hard […]

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Battlefield 3 – Montage 1

Battlefield 3 – Montage 1

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s my first gameplay montage to be featured on TheAmateurGamer.com and it feels pretty good. I spent quite awhile capturing, selecting and editing the video. This  has definitely been a learning experience and I hope the next video will be that much better because of it. One of the biggest lessons: Make sure the record button is on!! I would do […]

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“Thursday Throwback” Blitz

“Thursday Throwback” Blitz

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here is a prime example of a pure arcade style sports game. The “no Penalties” setup of this game made playing with friends a complete rush. Here are a few features of this game that made me come back again and again. Attacking the offense after the play – There was no significance to this mayhem, […]

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Batman: Arkham City – Review

Batman: Arkham City – Review

| March 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

After several painfully horrendous superhero games, 2011 finally coughed up something worthy of our time – Batman: Arkham City. Upon swooping in with its innovative gameplay, gorgeous visuals and a streamlined Catwoman story for good measure, the Dark Knight made even the open world environments of Prototype and Assasin’s Creed look insignificant in comparison. Batman: […]

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