MidLife Gamer Byte Sized – Wheelman

12 03 2009

wheelmanby Daren Baldock

So here’s our pilot of ‘Byte Sized’. A new media addition coming out of the MLG stable where your esteemed hosts play a game for a little while and deliver opinions and commentary on the whole experience the only way we can!

The Wheelman demo hit PSN & XBM last week. We experience the demo together for the first time and give you our initial impressions.

Hit the jump for the full video and find out what we had to say…

Read the rest of this entry »





Resident Evil 5 demo coming to XBL, exclusive for one week

14 01 2009

by Daren Baldock

res_evil_5It’s money hat time again boys and girls! The lovely people at Capcom have given a one week exclusive to Microsoft for the Resident Evil 5 demo, which is due to hit Xbox Live the week of Jan 26th ahead of the PSN release on the week of Feb 5th.

So what do we get in the demo? Find out this along with a twist to the tale after the break.

Read the rest of this entry »





Xbox Live Charts for first week in December

9 12 2008

by Daren Baldock

xbox_360_liveIt’s about time we got to see some data from Microsoft concerning Xbox Live activity. Looks like Major Nelson will be posting these stats on his blog on a regular basis now. It’s also helpful to see what community games are being purchased. While it’s great that these independantly produced ‘homebrew’ getting added at a reasonably steady pace, the eventual depth of choice will leave real gems hidden without some sort of public barometer. Thankfully we now have a better way of sorting the wheat from the chaff!

Full charty goodness after the break…

Read the rest of this entry »





The 5 Best ‘Sleeper Games’ of 2008

22 11 2008

goonot by Daren Baldock

The big games this year are hard to miss: “Gears of War 2,” “Fallout 3,” “LittleBigPlanet,” “Guitar Hero.” But what about the low-profile ones that are just as good, if not better? The games that come out of nowhere to delight, inspire and surprise us? These are the best Cinderella games of 2008. If it’s the new and innovative you seek, don’t. . .

read more | digg story





Complete Guide to Playing Video Files On PS3, Xbox 360, Wii

22 11 2008

videonot by Daren Baldock

If you’re here reading Midlife Gamer, there’s a good chance you have a hard drive full of video somewhere. And you also probably have a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii. If those two things aren’t working together for you in beautiful symbiosis, allowing you to watch all of your downloaded or ripped video on your TV instead of hunched over a laptop screen, well, thi

read more | digg story





Lips coming to Xbox 360 next month, tracklist revealed

22 10 2008

by Daren Baldock

Microsoft’s Q4 onslaught of the ‘casual’ gamer space continues with the release of the karaoke music title ‘Lips’, which hits retail shelves on 21st November 2008. While this is not necessarily ‘news’ as such (we’ve know this has been coming for a while now), extensive details have been released including the full tracklist. So what’s so special about this relatively ‘late to the party’ karaoke title that sets it apart from it’s well established Sony rival ‘Singstar’? Find out the lowdown and the full tracklist after the jump.

read full article





The 10 People You Meet on Xbox Live

10 10 2008
Yeah right!

Yeah right!

not by Daren Baldock

Seriously, Xbox Live is full of idiots. No matter what their screen name is, chances are you’ve heard their special brand of idiocy already. Here now are ten types of people you are guaranteed to meet on Xbox Live. I’ve met some but not all. Number 10 seems vaguely familiar to me…

Hit the jump for original source.

read more | digg story