Top 5 PC Adventure Games of All Time

Friday, May 09 2008, by smakus         8 Comments

Back in the day, before the rise of the First Person Shooter genre, when console machines still had pixelated graphics and crappy sound, discerning gamers who demanded more had only one place to go: The PC. The PC was light years ahead of consoles when it came to complex games, graphics, and sound. Nowadays...

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GTA IV's "Bomb The Base II" is broken

Wednesday, May 07 2008, by smakus         1 Comment

This bug is pretty huge (probably the biggest in a list of issues with multiplayer). In Grand Theft Auto IV, the co-op mode called Bomb the Base II is basically unplayable (Xbox 360 version, not sure about PS3). If you have more than one person playing (say, you and a friend), each of you get a limited...

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The Top 5 Video Game Franchises That Need A Sequel

Wednesday, April 23 2008, by smakus         3 Comments

This post kicks off what will be a series of TrustyGamer trips down memory lane. Over our lifetimes, we've seen many great games come and go - many of which go forgotten or buried under the legacy of other more popular titles. We are here to resurrect a few gems that deserve to be in the spotlight, and...

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Uh oh... Hideo is not giving me the warm and fuzzies.

Saturday, April 19 2008, by smakus         3 Comments

So Hideo Kojima said he is a little disappointed with how Metal Gear Solid 4 turned out... WTF? What are you doing, Hideo??? You're not going to sell copies with an attitude like that, kid. Now since he is the creator of the series, he has a right to comment on his own disappointment, but seriously,...

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Dear Ubisoft, please enable voice chat in Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

Monday, April 07 2008, by smakus         No Comments

I outlined this bug previously , however now I feel it deserves its own post. This hindrance to gameplay is so annoying, it is just killing multiplayer in Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 . In Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 , the dead can no longer voice-chat with the living in Team Deathmatch. I'm sure this change was done...

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Metal Gear Solid 4 better be good...

Saturday, April 05 2008, by smakus         1 Comment

It's been a couple of years since Sony released the PS3, and unbelievably, we all are STILL WAITING for the system's juggernaut titles. You know... the games that are 100% exclusive to Sony, and are supposed to represent what the system can do. The games that we have been watching pre-rendered cut-scenes...

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How to make Rock Band even better

Friday, April 04 2008, by smakus         3 Comments

I have to give kudos to Harmonix. They took their experience from making the Guitar Hero series, and brought it to the next level. Rock Band is a solid game and about as polished as it could be, given the time constraints the development team was working with. That being said, there are a few areas where...

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Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 needs fixing...

Monday, March 31 2008, by smakus         9 Comments

After spending more time with Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 , it is becoming apparent that the multiplayer aspect of the game is somewhat broken. Many of these problems were already addressed in our full review of the title, but it is now clearer where the pain points are and how Ubisoft can address them. It...

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A smart move for Sony...

Friday, March 28 2008, by smakus         2 Comments

It would be really nice if Sony offered to accept HD-DVD movies as trade-in for their Blu-ray counterparts, free of charge. That would drive the sale of Blu-ray players, and Sony could snatch up all of the screwed HD-DVD customers (who obviously have proven they are willing to spend money on a high definition...

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Bridging the gap? Mouse and keyboard for Xbox 360?!

Friday, March 28 2008, by smakus         3 Comments

I have a lot of old skool PC gaming friends who refuse to make the leap into consoles, even though consoles are currently eclipsing PC gaming in popularity at the moment. These guys are the first person shooter (FPS), Counter-Strike playing types, and the #1 reason they site for not making the switch...

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