Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wallpaper and Websites edition 6

Seamus the Leprechaun here with a further instalment in the almost unheard of "Wallpaper and Websites" series of retro wallpaper posts, brought to you at almost no expense whatsoever.

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Spy Fiction (Ps2) first released Japan 2003 with a ESRB rating warning us of "Sexual Themes"(IGN review)

Gauntlet Seven Sorrows (xbox, ps2) released US 2005. role playing game whose Official website refuses to load, but i did find the gauntlet forums

Bloodrayne 2 (Xbox, Ps2) Released 2004, a horror-themed third-person action that needs no introduction.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Walkthrough Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

An Exclusive for Ps3, proving a tad more difficult than expected as the series returns to it's crazy platforming roots. The following guides and Faq's culled from the dross, including all Golden Bolts and Holo-plans locations.

Walkthrough from Gamefaq
(incl SkillPoints/Weapon Faq)

IGN Walkthrough from
Ice T. Gressa and Panterror Flames

1up Superguide Golden Boots and Holo-plans


RYNO 4Ever

Play in challenge mode, upgrade RYNO IV fully, and purchase RNYO 4Ever from any weapons merchant for 50000000 bolts.
Obtain each of the holo-plans
Challenge Mode
Beat The Game

Of Interest
HDD Glitch
Official Website
Reviews Summary (89%) Metacritic

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Super Mario Galaxy Reviews (Wii)

Due US on 12th and Eu on 16th November, raising the bar in space platforming and replayability scoring 96% from 5 reviews on

Reviews Summary
It's rare to play through a perfect game or one that nears perfection, but Galaxy definitely fits that mold.
Nintendo has crafted a platform game that. . . . . . is more fun to play than "Mario 64.
You're going to want to take your time with because there is just so much to do in the game.
This is what gaming ought to be like.
Don't play Galaxy simply because Mario is the timeless godfather of gaming. No, play Galaxy because it's fantastic.

Sample Reviews


Official Website
Japanese Website

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

FIFA Soccer 08 Reviews (Ps2)

"Experience the same highs and lows of real-world players and tackle the challenges they face on a daily basis" without the salary. Scoring 86% from 6 reviews on

621 FIFA licensed teams,
More than 15,000 players,
30 leagues (with all 27 leagues from FIFA 07), The new leagues officially confirmed are the FAI League of Ireland, the Australian A-League, the Czech Gambrinus Liga.

Full list of playable leagues on Wikipedia

Reviews Summary
Be A Pro mode is really top-notch, probably the best game in the FIFA series.
Spot-on control, great atmosphere, more features than ever
The AI can actually defend, it is a shame the AI has so much trouble scoring
Pretty much the same as "FIFA 07" but tighter and more feature-packed than ever.
The FIFA series has come as close as ever to bringing down the Winning Eleven 9 vale of supremacy

IGN Review
Gamespy Review
Screenshots Gamespot

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Preview Blacksite: Area 51 (Ps3, Xbox 360)

Sequel to the game Area 51 and set for release on Ps3, PC, and Xbox 360 on November 5, 2007. Set in the present day, players take the role of a decorated military veteran charged by the government to lead a squadron of "secret soldiers," as they fight off the invasion of unidentified enemy races.

Ps3 Screenshots from IGN
Wikipedia overview
Latest Preview from Gamespot
Preview from 1up
Official Website

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dancing With the Stars

video upped by Extorsionador

For Ps2 and Wii with an October 23rd release in US, published by Activision but no credits on the Developer and precious little information other than the less than catchy caption

"Shake it up as you tango with the stars of the popular TV show"

exhaustingly energetic trailer though, now if you'll excuse me I must sit down now.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Portal Walkthrough

Proving a bit of a toughie, but if your stuck, it dosen't get much better than the following most excellent Video Walkthrough site, with videos on both normal and bonus maps, including least steps, least portals and least time guides including footage on how unlock the 300ft long jump and terminal velocity achievements. Ace!!!

Portal Video Walkthroughs
Orange box achievements list from Gamefaq

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Boa "Love Letter"

South Korean singer Boa with her 23rd single, currently sitting at number 15 in Japanese singles charts, I don't understand a word of course, but well it's Boa. . . .

Boa's Blog

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Mass Effect First Reviews

Good? and then some if Game Informer Reviews are anything to go by

"It's an adventure that is so captivating that you'll be counting the days for the sequel. It takes interactive storytelling to new heights, and brings the player closer to content than ever before. It's easily one of the year's best titles and one of the most impressive games to date."


Due EU November 16th, US November 20th

Mass Effect Website
Game Informer Online

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Folklore Reviews (PS3)

An action/adventure game by Kouji Okada (the father of the Shin Megami Tensei series) that takes you through seven mysterious Earth-like worlds. A competent tour operator Kouji Okada apparently, judging from a score of 76% from 21 reviews from Metacritic

Reviews Summary
Evoking a sense of otherworldliness. . . .in an almost heartbreakingly beautiful way no other game ever has.
Annoying dialogue, bizarre comic book style cut scenes and drab game play. Folklore is one of 2007's biggest disappointments.
Folklore is a delight to play; a game full of wonder.
One part boring adventure game, one part underdeveloped collect-em up, and one part standard dungeon crawl.
Folklore is genius that shines through.
If you’re someone who pines for originality and risk-taking, then Folklore is a tale worth flipping through.
If you want a lot of intense action, look elsewhere. If you want an experience, look here.

IGN Review
1up Review
Screenshots from Gamespot
Official Website

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Half Life 2 The Orange Box (xbox 360) Reviews

With a Ps3 release due December 2007, The Orange Box compilation includes: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2:Episode One, Half-Life 2:Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Scoring 98% from 7 reviews on

Reviews Summary
A sci-fi masterpiece, a clever puzzler and a multiplayer monster wrapped into one
That so much great content is offered at the standard single-game price is astonishing.
A landmark achievement in gaming value and one of the easiest buying decisions you'll make all year
The Orange Box offers everything any fan of first-person shooters could possibly want
While there might be longer games, this is a near-perfect blend of varied games.
It seems that Valve (developers) just can't make a bad game.
The Orange Box is probably the best videogame deal ever.
Each individual game runs amazingly well on the Xbox 360. The graphics are amazing as is the presentation.

Official Website
Review from IGN
Review from Eurogamer
Screenshots from Gamespot

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Eye of Judgement (Ps3) Previews

US: October 23, 2007
Australia: October 25, 2007
Europe: October 26, 2007

The Eye of Judgment is a turn-based card battle video game for the PlayStation 3, played out with real cards and the use of the next-gen EyeToy camera.

Through the use of a 3' x 3' board and encrypted trading cards players conquer the field by selecting a card and placing the special cards in front of the EyeToy camera for their respective character to come to life and battle. Players take turns to place cards as they jostle for control of the board, the winner is the first player to capture five of the nine squares. The Eye of Judgment presents the player with more than 30 cards, as well as unique online and offline gameplay.

Expansion packs are planned for the game, with Set 2 and Set 3 to be released on PlayStation Network on February 2008 and June 2008, respectively.

The original release package of Eye of Judgment comes bundled with everything needed to get started:

the Eye of Judgment,
the Eyetoy camera,
the Eye of Judgment camera stand,
a 3x3 playmat,
one starter deck of 30 cards
and a booster pack (5 random additional cards.)

Hands on IGN Preview
Gamespot Screenshots
Ps3 teaser page
Official Japanese Site

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Free Burma

"What is there to be discouraged about?
Gandhi said the victory is in the struggle itself.
The struggle itself is the most important thing. I tell
our followers that when we achieve democracy, we will look back
with nostalgia on the struggle and how pure we were."

Aung San Suu Kyi

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Resident Evil 5 and African Zombies

You've heard the debate no doubt and if not take a wee gander here. and here

Games have given us the opportunity to blow the heads of child-like beings, batter prostitutes to death with baseball bats and garotte, blow up and disembowel our foes. Many game titles have placed us in the contentious role of Western soldiers slaughtering our arab and muslim brothers. Resident evil 4 placed us in Spain killing Spanish people.

But when the imagery of a game becomes so unbalanced as Resi 5 appears to be (no one knows what the final game will play like) and people are openly condemned for voicing their opinion on that imagery, then it's time to shout even louder.

I dont' for a minute think that the Japanese developers Capcom purposely set out to cause offence, but I find it hard to believe not one of them considered the loaded imagery as being powerful enough to provoke. If the final game content plays anything like the trailers and the game passes the censors office then censorship ain't worth squat!!! and this gamer won't be adding to Capcoms coffers... they'll be plenty of zombies to kill elsewhere.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Spiderman Friend or Foe Preview

For Wii, Xbox 360, Ps2, PC, PsP, DS
Due US Oct 2nd, EU Oct 12th

Inspired by the Spider-Man film trilogy and the Spider-Man comics, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe challenges players to defeat and then join forces with notorious Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, and embark on an epic quest to overcome a worldwide evil threat. Players control Spider-Man and one of numerous Super Hero or Super Villain sidekicks, mastering unique fighting moves and styles, while switching between characters to execute team combos and defeat foes.

IGN Preview
Gamespot Preview
1up Preview

Wii Screenshots
Ps2 Screenshots
Xbox 360 Screenshots

Official Website

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Clive Barker's Jericho (Xbox 360, Ps3)

Due 2007: Oct 23rd Us, and Oct 26th Eu

Mingling the darkest elements (we hope) of Barker's horror fiction and films, Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. The official Jericho Website is structured like a short adventure game requiring you to search through a mini-labyrinth of creepiness to find more information about the game.

Jericho Official Website
Jericho Community Website (US)
Xbox 360 Screenshots IGN
Ps3 Screenshots IGN
Wallpaper from Justwalls

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Ivy and Ulala Wallpaper

By special request and brought to you at absolutely no expence, following a laudable request by Father Krishna, Webmaster extraordinaire, the Elderly Gamer proudly presents Ivy and Ulala for your viewing pleasure.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Soul Nomad and the World Eaters (Ps2) Previews

(aka Japan Soul Cradle: Sekai o Kurau Mono) Due September 25th in the Us with no word of an EU release. Vid upped by Takeshi1589

An rpg which sees you in a fight against the World Eaters, who, using a Disgaea like battle system, you must stop from.. well... eating the World. In a neat play twist however you are possessed by the spirit of a malevolent and egotistical god called Gig, tempting you all the while with the spoils of evil.

IGN Hands on
Preview 1up
Screenshots Gamespot

Official Website

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Warriors Orochi (Ps2, Xbox360)

Warriors Orochi, known in Japan as Musou Orochi was initially a PlayStation 2 action video game developed by Koei and Omega Force. the game being a crossover of two popular video game series, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors (Specifically Dynasty Warriors 5 and Samurai Warriors 2). A port of the game was released for the XBox 360 in Japan on September 13 2007. A western version will see release alongside the localized Playstation 2 version in US September 18th and tba October in Europe.

Because Warriors Orochi is a crossover game, it takes the liberty of combining elements from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors games.

Crossover changes and character list on Wikipedia
Ps2 Preview from IGN
Xbox 360 Preview from Gamespot
360 screens on 1up
Ps2 screens on 1up
Japanese Website (slow)
English Website

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Pokemon Battle Revolution Walkthrough

The first Wii Game for Pokémon and the first Wii game to link up to the DS, all 493 Pokémon portrayed in Widescreen loveliness. With 10 Colosseums and 8 ranks of difficulty, PBR will truly test your training ability. So if your still puzzled about setting up your battlepass, unclear as to the strengths and weaknesses of your pokemon or looking for a path to victory in Poketopia then the following websites provide the answer.

Calisunset and Trixter800 on Gamefaq
Rental Pass Guide from
Unlockables from
More unlockables from

Official Website

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