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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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The Big 3: Who Had the Best Booth?

Posted in E3 2009 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2009 by Carlos Macias

Never mind the games, fancy talk, and booth babes*. Who, out of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft spent the most cheese to get our attention at this year’s E3? Follow me as I rank them based on who got more sprinkles in my eyes. Continue reading

E3 First Day: A Day Late

Posted in E3 2009 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2009 by Carlos Macias

late!1231121575So my E3 started a day late having missed the Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft pressers Monday but the homies and I got up bright and early to hit up the Sony Press Conference yesterday — by early, I mean “Oh, shit! We’re gonna be late!” Continue reading