Archive for March, 2005

Mar
31

Angry GameFAQs Review Of The Day (3/31)

March 31st 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Playstation 2 Games 2 comments

Today’s winner concerns an obscure title by the name of GoDai: Elemental Force for the PS2. More oddly, you might notice, is that the writer — shouting comfortably from his recliner of rage — seems to have a bit of an age-complex. See if you can sniff it out, too, or if we’re just high […]

Mar
31

Romance: As Boring In Games As It Is In Real Life

March 31st 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Playstation 2 Games 1 comment

YES!! SCORE!!! Two more historically accurate strategy games based on foreign wars and ancient civilizatioZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ… ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS X is the latest installment in KOEI’s long-running Historical Simulation Game series. The game covers nearly one hundred and forty-seven years of Chinese history starting with the fall of the Han Dynasty at the end […]

Mar
31

Um, Should We Be Talking About This?

March 31st 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Nintendo DS 1 comment

We don’t think it’s very politically correct, but Gamespot claims that “colored” (“collared,” if you’re on NBC’s “The Office”) Nintendo DS models have doubled sales in Japan. Nintendo released its new Graphite Black and Pure White color models of the DS on March 24. The company will also be releasing two additional tinted models on […]

Mar
31

Greatest! GameFAQs! FAQ! Ever!

March 31st 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News 0 comments

Yesterday, some wise ass contributed a FAQ for the circa 1989 classic(?) Q*Bert (NES version) — hope he enjoys his $.03 FAQ bounty, the bastard. You are Q-Bert (an orange alien or green if you are player 2) and the object of the game is to turn all the block on the field into the […]

Mar
31

Tick, tock, tick. . .

March 31st 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Playstation 2 Games 0 comments

We all love Sam Fisher, don’t get us wrong, but he can’t save the world in a day — he needs a good week at least. But can our ADD-afflicted world wait 168 hours? HELL NO. Good thing the highly more efficient Jack Bauer, of Fox’s 24 fame (Mondays, 9 p.m.), is coming to the […]

Mar
30

Blogger To Hil: “Step Off Bitch”

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News 0 comments

Making the rounds these last few days have been reports of Sen. Hilary Clinton’s (D-NY) not-so-complimentary words for the gaming industry. From The Australian: “Children are playing a game that encourages them to have sex with prostitutes and then murder them,” the US senator and former first lady said. “This is a silent epidemic of […]

Mar
30

Kenny vs. Satan; PSP vs. DS?

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Sony PSP 0 comments

If you didn’t catch the new South Park episode that ran on 3/30, here are the highlights. **SPOILER ALERT, BIATCHES** Kenny (the one in the hoodie who dies everyweek) masters the game “Heaven versus Hell” on his newly purchased Sony PSP. Shortly after reaching level 60, the game’s highest level, Kenny gets run over by […]

Mar
30

Plot To Swap Xbox Game For Gun Is Foiled

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Xbox Console, Xbox Games 1 comment

Jeez. We’d like to think with realistic games like NARC that simulate the punching of whores, doing of drugs and killing of cops, society’s youth would get it out of its system. We couldn’t be more naïve, according to the AP (and needless to say, this happened in Kansas): A mother who called police Tuesday […]

Mar
30

Linguistic Trickery Brought To You By Ubisoft

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, PC Games, Playstation 2 Games, Xbox Console, Xbox Games 2 comments

Euphemisms are fun. Take the word “News Release” standing in for “shameless advertising”, for example. Or “urban” standing in for “minority stereotypes, violence, prostitution and drugs”. This link, a “report” on how Ubisoft’s upcoming 187 Ride or Die will change the world for the better, has both: News Article: Ubisoft Announces 187 Ride or Die… […]

Mar
30

Spittin’ Game(cube)

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Nintendo GameCube Console, Nintendo GameCube Games 0 comments

*EXCLUSIVE* In light of yesterday’s disturbing article that McDonald’s is paying rap/hip-hop artists to mention its, er, cuisine in their songs, we have to wonder, is Nintendo doing the same thing? We give you exhibit A: Lyrics from Mike Jones‘ Still Tippin’, courtesy of A-Z Lyrics. “Blowing on the endo Game Cube Nintendo/ Five percent […]

Mar
30

Angry GameFAQs Review Of The Day

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Game Reviews, Gaming News 0 comments

This gem comes courtesy of Sapharos, reviewing 1990′s Pit-Fighter (arcade version): I’ve mentioned that PF is drab and limitedly functional, but there’s more to it than that… don’t even bother with the game at all. It’s drab, boring and unplayable. It’s not even the type of game which can become one of these So Bad […]

Mar
30

We Ask The Important Questions: Can Ninjas Ever Suck?

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Xbox Console, Xbox Games 0 comments

The answer is a resounding “yes,” according to a rather bitchy-toned IGN review for the Xbox’s Red Ninja: End of Honor: Red Ninja is a comedy of errors, but without the humor. From the camera to the movement to the over-powered tetsugen to the uninspired nature of pretty much everything this game disappoints in so […]

Mar
30

Pac-Man Chompin’ At the Bit To Make Come Back

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Nintendo GameCube Console, Nintendo GameCube Games, Playstation 2 Games, Xbox Console, Xbox Games 13 comments

Since freebasing crack on The Bloodhound Gang‘s hit song “Mope” in 2000, reports of Pac-Man’s whereabouts have been sparse. Good news: The famous yellow mouth is back to celebrate an amazing quater-century of life, clean and sober — or so Namco would have us believe: Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced […]

Mar
30

Nintendo DS Sales ‘Peak’

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Nintendo DS 0 comments

Kotaku reports: Two twenty-somethings are on their way to becoming the youngest people in history to ascend the world’s tallest mountains on all seven continents—and they’re taking the Nintendo DS with them. Just in case the lack of air causes the young climbers to pass out, Sherpas will be on hand to muscle through Yoshi […]

Mar
30

New Flash Fun!

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, PC Games 0 comments

Uh, yeah. We visit STILEPROJECT for the flash games just like we read Playboy for the articles. We swear. Here are some of our faves from Stile’s Tuesday update: Potman Onsen Pingpong Shuriken Snow Blitz 0

Mar
30

Capcom Makes Us Feel Old

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News, Nintendo GameCube Games, PC Games, Playstation 2 Games 0 comments

Attention history buffs: The original Resident Evil debuted on March 22, 1996, for the Playstation. Nine years later, we’re still blasting away the “S.T.A.R.S.”-grunting, brain-gobbling undead and desperately searching for save tape in order to rescue the world from the not-so-unbelievable Umbrella Corporation. Is it any surprise that RE is Capcom’s best selling franchise (as […]

Mar
30

Just In: Chicks Dig Games (Still Don’t Dig Gamers)

March 30th 2005 by Chris Bunting in Gaming News 1 comment

Y-less chromosomers enjoy button mashing as much as the next guy — no really, they do. Not convinced? KATU-Portland has video proof (OK, they are grungy Pacific Northwest girls, but it’s a start). “I think it’s easy to kind of stereotype that women don’t want to shoot or that women don’t want to do sports […]

Mar
29

Welcome to Thumb Gods!

March 29th 2005 by Administrator in Game Reviews, Gaming News, Nintendo GameCube Console, Nintendo GameCube Games, PC Games, Playstation 2 Games, Sony PSP, Strategy Games, Xbox Console, Xbox Games 0 comments

Welcome to Thumb Gods – a new weblog for hardcore gamers and regular enthusiasts alike – featuring all the latest news and reviews on upcoming games and consoles. We’ll cover all types of games – from Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube releases to PC Gaming favorites such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, The Sims, and Everquest. ThumbGods.com […]

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