Archive for December, 2009

Miner Dig Deep – A Paragraph Review

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2009 by Carlos Macias

Following in the footsteps of EGM and, most recently, Mitch Dyer’s “One Paragraph” reviews I bring you…well, basically the same thing. Short, one-paragraph reviews on games that are not necessarily recent, but games I’d still like to take a critical eye to. In reality, it’s just a way to trick myself into writing and updating this blog more often. Let me know what you think!

Xbox’s Indie section is, much like the iPhone’s App Store, filled mostly with pure and utter crap. Miner Dig Deep is one of the gems that serves as a counter to that statement. Simple, yet elegantly designed, MDD gives you a mine and a few tools to make it to the center of the world — presumably. Each incremental upgrade nets you a satisfying return on your investment (wait until you go past your initial pickax) and it keeps it up for 6-8 hours. Whether you treat it as a sweet background game when catching up on podcasts or an exemplary model for the 80 MS-point Indie game, MDD successfully pulls you in to digging its lucrative quarry and loving every minute of it.

Rating: A

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Viral Play, Episode 8 – Jeramy Lowe Edition

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2009 by Carlos Macias

Oh, noooo! Just when we get the podcast up and running on the iTunes, we stumble on network/bandwidth/nonsense issues. Unfortunately, for now, we’ll have to go back to just streaming and downloading through the ever-reliable DivShare. Thanks for those of you who’ve already subscribed and we’re looking for ways to keep you updated.

This week on the show Carlos and Louie welcome *ahem* Senior Airman, Communications, Cable, and Antenna Maintenance Journeyman Jeramy Lowe. He tells us about his misadventures while on leave, comparisons between Air Force life and the media’s depiction of it, and we finish it up with his motivation to enlist. Sit back, relax, and listen in on our latest historical document…

Click through to download Viral Play, Episode 8

Viral Play archive:

Viral Play, Episode 7 (Chuo)
Viral Play, Episode 6 (Circus Runaways)
Viral Play, Episode 5 (Tumbleweeds)
Viral Play, Episode 4 (Jimmy Moreno)
Viral Play, Episode 3 (Media)
Viral Play, Episode 2 (The Gentlephones)
Viral Play, Episode 1 (Beautiful Moonlight)
Viral Play, Episode 0 (Jaime Munoz)

Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 4

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by Carlos Macias

If you guys have been paying attention, you know we usually update Viral Play on Fridays. There was a delay of game this week because we worked on getting the podcast on iTunes to make it as easy as possible for listeners to download. Well…it took a bit longer than expected but now the feed is up!

Mess Hall, Ep. 4 covers Ariel and Sapo’s Vegas trip, bar-hopping, PlayStation blog’s VGA viewing party, Modern Warfare 2 exploits, Louie plays Bioshock for the first time, and we find out what Sapo’s definition of a “foreigner” is.

You can subscribe to the podcast on our brand, spankin’ new iTunes feed or just stream/download like the good old days. Thanks for listening!

Mess Hall archive:

Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 3
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 2
Viral Play – Mess Hall Ep. 1

Viral Play, Episode 7 — Chuo Edition

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by Carlos Macias

After a couple of weeks’ hiatus, Sound Engineer Jesus “Chuo” Nieto guests on Viral Play for the first episode of “season two.” Carlos and Louie talk to Chuo about fireplaces to fend off California cold, Showtime’s “Californication,” Twitter social networking, band projects, and his humble Windows Sound Recorder beginnings. Sit back, relax, and listen in on our latest historical document…

Click through to download Viral Play, Episode 7

Viral Play Archive:

Viral Play, Episode 6 (Circus Runaways)
Viral Play, Episode 5 (Tumbleweeds)
Viral Play, Episode 4 (Jimmy Moreno)
Viral Play, Episode 3 (Media)
Viral Play, Episode 2 (The Gentlephones)
Viral Play, Episode 1 (Beautiful Moonlight)
Viral Play, Episode 0 (Jaime Munoz)

Review Pimpin’: The Ballad of Modern Warfare

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by Carlos Macias

Order up! My latest reviews can be seen at PerezStart now. Yup. Right at THIS moment in time. One for Rockstar’s GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony and I also chime in on Modern Warfare 2‘s Campaign mode here.