How to make a gaming themed pumpkin Jack-o’-lantern

30 10 2009

Gaming Pumpkin 1You’ve seen them plastered across a multitude of gaming websites, usually on slow news days in the run up to Hallowe’en. You’ve thought, I want to make one of those. You’ve realised you don’t have a clue what to do. You retire in shame, another opportunity for game themed hilarity wasted. But not this year! MLG shows you how you can make your own carved pumpkin to proudly display on your porch before getting kicked in five minutes later by the local youths…

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.detuned Review

29 10 2009
.detuned is a music based title recently released on Playstation Network for PS3. Will it be music to your ears, or a melodic mistake? Read the rest of this entry »




Podcast Episode 64 – Hippo’s Yawn

26 10 2009

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by Daren Baldock

The completion of Uncharted 2, Abbey Road Beatles DLC, GeoWars 2 high score, Lost Odyssey, Noby Noby Boy, Axel and Pixel and Borderlands

News discussion – Modern Warfare PC minimum spec, Queen ARE coming to Lego Rockband, Civilization and Atari coming to Facebook, Black Wii on the way and mans best friend eats Microsoft points.

The retail round-up – Tekken 6 and DJ Hero out this week, Fifa 10 still at number 1, DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action.

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Podcast Episode 63 – Fighter pilot’s thumbs

18 10 2009

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by Daren Baldock

Uncharted 2, Uno, E4, GeoWars 2, Little Big Planet and the completion of Batman Arkham Asylum.

News discussion – AMD and NVIDIA possibly powering the next Microsoft and Nintendo systems, Blur in Lego Rock Band, Sky on Xbox Live dated, Left4Dead 2 demo dated, possible party chat on PSN and new Sony mobile / PSN compatibility.

The retail round-up – Borderlands and Forza 3 out this week, Fifa 10 still at number 1, DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action.

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MidLife Gamer meet: Charles Cecil from Revolution Software

13 10 2009

Charles CecilWe were lucky enough to catch up with Charles Cecil, MD and founder of Revolution Software just days after the re-release of Beneath A Steel Sky on iPhone and iPod Touch. He tells MidLife Gamer that a new IP point and click adventure is still feasible in a modern market, and that he is aiming more for the ‘casual market’. He argues that whilst core gamers will play casual games, casual gamers won’t play core games, and that many casual gamers are yesterday’s core gamers, very familiar with adventures of old. He admits though that the commercial model is different, ‘we have to bring the price down’. Story continues after the break…

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Podcast Episode 62 – Dropped your ring?

12 10 2009

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by Daren Baldock

Wii Channels, Dead Space Extraction, Uncharted 1 and 2, Need for Speed Shift, Brutal Legend, Professor Layton, South Park Tower Defence, Star Ocean, Ratchet and Clank and Noby Noby Boy.

News discussion – XBox budget titles, Competitive Wii prices, Uncharted 2 demo stats, easy achievements = higher sales, Xbox Avatar retro arcade, Twitter and Facebook dated for Xbox, and Beyonce in her own game.

The retail round-up – Uncharted 2 out this week, Fifa 10 at number 1, DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action.

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OutRun Online Arcade Review

8 10 2009

OutRun Online Arcadeby xeroxeroxero

Sega’s arcade racer extraordinaire has seen some pretty poor outings in the past, but is this release a winner, or headed for the scrap heap? Read the rest of this entry »