Friday, December 31, 2010

Nice Knowing Ya 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-30-2010 (7) (235gs)
Achievements obtained from DJ Hero and Alan Wake.

Not a surprise, I played more DJ Hero. The Writer DLC for Alan Wake is great with a pretty good mix of achievements. That's all wrapped up, but I want more. Undead Nightmare for Red Dead might be the greatest piece of DLC ever. I only played about 45 minutes of that, but it is outstanding.....and hilarious. If you like zombies or freaks, (not the whips and chains variety) just go play Undead Nightmare and forget about all those other whack ass zombie games.

Its been a great year for gaming. A ton of quality games came out for everyone to enjoy. I'd say this has been the best year for Microsoft and its system. Xbox LIVE is evolving, but at a snail like pace. There is so much untapped potential, I believe Microsoft is toying with us. The worst part of all, Microsoft can get away with it. They can evolve LIVE at the rate they are comfortable with. There is a set price that millions are already willing to pay for. I don't necessarily like the way it's working out, but I'm in the same boat as everyone else.

What was the biggest update of the fall update? ESPN 3 is cool if you don't have cable or a computer. Avatars look more normal, big whoop! The brains (brainsss!! nom nom) at LIVE are thinking in one dimension, how to make MORE money. We have our avatars fully clothed and a pet of our choice. How much longer will it be until we can purchase a brick house or a trailer for our avatars to live in? (Each priced accordingly) House decor and a car of your choice will also be available. (For even more money) It's going to happen. You won't have to buy anything, but you WILL. Am I going overboard with this and is Xbox LIVE were it needs to be?

I have to admit, I still watch my 500,000 youtube video from time to time just for the music and the memory. It was a mad rush to get a days worth of footage. The amount of energy I was exerting towards reaching that goal was not documented well enough. The days and weeks leading up to it, I was searching for motivation. I found a lot of inspiration in a variety of music. In a way, music did motivate me. I just kept pushing and pushing. I know that sounds retarded, but it's the truth. The dead Rand al Thor 19 ( killing the gamer Rand Al Thor 19 is one of the secret achievements in Undead Nightmare *not the character from some dork ass book I've never read*) told me about some closet haters which may have motivated me as well. Like I can't make a Facebook page. GTFO! I'm not sure what the exact quote was, but some how making a facebook page turns me into an asshole.

I was also accused of "selling out" in 2010 for my endorsement of Xtendplay. The honest truth is that I like it a lot. I had other opportunities but this product works wonders and I really have been using it since the day I got my hands on it. Believe it or not, the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" works in a variety of situations.

I forgot to mention that Dead Rising 2: Case West has some sweet credits. Maybe not Portal sweet, but sweet enough to mention.

Looking to do some damage in 2011. I need to work the body before I can go for the K.O.

Learn from your mistakes because you will make them. More importantly, learn to appreciate.

Have a safe and happy new year. Enjoy your beverage.

All Your Messages Are Belong To ME

Stallion83: Approximately 10 seconds after I posted this I received a message.

Rand al Thor 19 writes: I am feeling the need to whore again dog. I might be coming back. I'm not sure but I feel the pull

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-29-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-29-2010 (16) (470gs)
Achievements obtained from Rock Band 3, Alan Wake, Kinect Adventures, and DJ Hero.

<3 Alan Wake. More DLC or a sequel please. I keep trying to force two games down like a bad pill: Family Game Night 3 and Cabelas: North American Adventure. I just can't force myself to play that crap right now. I guess I'm doing decent without them.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'll Be Cleaning Guts Off My Ghost For Weeks

Achievement Bounty 12-28-2010 (23) (385gs)
Achievements obtained from Star Wars Cantina, Dead Rising 2: Case West, Mass Effect 2, Kinect Adventures, and DJ Hero.

Finished off both Star Wars: Cantina and Mass Effect 2. Star Wars is really easy but you may find a bit of a grind towards the end. Mildly fun for a few hours. The Overlord DLC is all I was missing for a Mass Effect 2 completion. Much better content than I imagined it would be. The reduced holiday price is probably swaying my judgment, but only slightly. Starting to play Kinect again since I'm feeling a million times better in the health department. I fired up Kinect Adventures and made a little progress in that. More DJ Hero also, I'll probably be saying that for a while.

Some Halo: Reach multiplayer was consumed as well. In fact, I played for a few hours. The dude splattering you with a ghost, that was probably me. There is nothing more satisfying than smashing a dude between a rock and the nose of your ghost. In gaming, that is. The splatter kill is still my favorite way to end a life in the Halo universe. One change I would like to see in the future creation of the ghost. Make it hot pink. Purple is not girlie enough.

New Windows Phone 7 Games Now available 12/28/10

New Games released for windows phone today Rise of Glory and Revolution. Both are available now for $3

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monkeys At The Wheel

Achievement Bounty 12-27-2010 (12) (210gs)
Achievements obtained from Rock Band 3, DJ Hero, Hydro Thunder, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Star Wars: Cantina.

The developers of Dead Rising 2 strike again
The pro keys for Rock Band 3 are great, but will be hard to master. Not sure how much time I'm willing to put towards that. Still loving the hell out of DJ Hero. Such a fun game and it's too bad it never really sold that well. It deserved more accolades because it brought something different to the dying (DEAD) music genre. At least I still have the second one to play. Hydro Thunder was a steal at 5 bucks. It seems like something you can sink your teeth into for a while.

Dead Rising 2: Case West is good, but pisses me off at the same time. The developers neglected to fix a major co-op issue. When the host saves, the other player will get booted from the game. REALLY?? Not AGAIN! WTF, Capcom!  It's like a bunch of monkeys are running things over there or they just take us all for monkeys. Either way, they fooled me twice, but never again. They should have stuck with the 400MSP price point as well. Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Case West, when good games go bad.

Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm Just a Squirrel Trying To Get a Nut

Achievement Bounty 12-26-2010 (23) (280gs)
Achievements obtained from Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and DJ Hero.

Enjoyed my Christmas, I hope you did as well. Except for that stink bomb of a basketball game, depending on who you were rooting for.  Heat > Lakers! Get off the crack pipe, it's December, not June or July. I remember the Cavs beating the Lakers pretty good last Christmas, who won the ring? Not the Cavs. (Sorry Cavs fans, I'm not picking on you) The Lakers just need to find that hunger or drive. Then it's smashy smash time. Although, Boston may be the best team because they are playing inspired ball. Mostly due to that finals heart breaker. 

Yesterday was the first time I got the chance to sit down with DJ Hero. A really solid game with fun equipment to use. It will be extremely hard to get 5 stars on all expert songs. Big props if you manged to get that achievement. I missed out on getting the onslaught achievements in Bad Company 2 when it was first released and I'm kind of glad I did. It didn't take long and it was half price. It's decent content, at best.

All those arcade game deals on the marketplace, I bought. Except for the ones I had already purchased. I have enough content to last me through the winter. I feel like a squirrel gathering nuts and I'm not done collecting. Maybe my next challenge can be the squirrel who didn't hibernate and is still gathering nuts (achievements) through the winter.
On the prowl for a new TV, if you have any suggestions on something sweet, fill me in. 55" or bigger. I don't think I'm ready for 3D yet, either.

Look for an article I contributed to in an upcoming EGM very soon.

All Your Messages Are Belong To Me

Deadfreeze writes: xmas day santa need a gift from all of u clowns. hoes & weeds. any asshole have he need give fat bitch a holla. u know da word. hoe hoe hoes merry fuckin xmas.

Stallion83: This Death37SON45 fellow has sent me about 10 messages about if certain stuff is considered legit. I deleted most of them but here is an example:

Death37SON45 writes: are u still legit if u delete game history?

Stallion83: Probably the worst example, but the only one I still have. The other messages were out there.

SalientThrone writes: hacking cunt

BorderPatrolToF writes: what u win when u hit 1 millon id invest my money in something better

Stallion83: A pair of green panties. I think they will look good on yo momma, she looks mighty fine in a black pair.

MicDizzle22 writes: you are truly a credit to all gamers.GOD BLESS YOU :)!!!

GEARS of M95 writes: merry christams :D btw how did you get achievements from pocket god??

Stallion83:  Windows Phone 7. You can now get achievements on the go.

PRF SilverBasti writes: RESPECT U are my HERO, i´m from germany and i love your gamerscore.

wialator writes: hello man!!!! i read about You in xbox magazine, and internet last night....when You play all these!!! add me to your friends would be an honor to have You in my friends list....all the best to your way to 1million ...peace

Stallion83:  I wish I could add you, man. My list is full. :(

I f4k3 I writes: nice one dude.. From Switzerland :D

Spider Dynamite writes: can i add u please ur a legend to me!

Stallion83: I had some better messages full of venom I just deleted yesterday.  I didn't think I would bring it back today.

Achievement Bounty 12-25-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-25-2010 (0) (0)

Achievement Bounty 12-24-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-24-2010 (10) (120gs)
Achievements obtained from Family Game Night 3 and Star Wars: Cantina

Friday, December 24, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-23-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-23-2010 (5) (65gs)
Achievements obtained from Pocket God.

Got little to nothing done, but I did get my Christmas shopping completed. Started and finished it in the same day. Besides Pocket God, I got a few Halo: Reach multiplayer games in. Slowly creeping towards the rank achievements, but I'm really in no rush. I just want to milk all the fun I can out of it.

Merry Christmas! Have a good one. I hope you get some games instead of lousy clothing. All I want is for the Lakers to lay the smackdown on the Heat. And no more shingles, please.

The sweet nutcracker cupcakes Cindy made that I will be ripping apart tomorrow. Think I'll go for a face! Although, the crotch area looks nicely groomed.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-22-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-22-2010 (16) (150gs)
Achievements obtained from Pocket God and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Pocket God is decent, nothing to write home about. Some of those achievements will be tough to get. Probably not an easy one to complete, either. The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 DLC, Vietnam, is well worth your time and money if you enjoy the franchise. I don't feel jipped paying 15 bucks for the four maps. Battlefield maps are massive in comparison to Halo or even Call of Duty. It's the same BF:BC you know and love or Speaking of skin, mine itches like a mo fo. My shingles finally healing is the cause. Yep, I got freaking shingles of all things like 17 days ago. I'm finally able to get out of the house and now it's a mad rush to do some last minute Christmas shopping. Unless I choose to give bags full of dry/crusty skin as gifts. Believe me, you do not want shingles. If you're young, there is probably no need to worry about it. When you're like 80 and get the shingles just remember that I told you it will be a bitch.

Achievement Bounty 12-21-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-21-2010 (21) (220gs)
Achievements obtained from Raskulls and Fruit Ninja.

I also played an hour or so of Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, which is really well done. A few levels of Halo: Reach on Legendary were conquered.  Fruit Ninja occupied the majority of my gaming time. I could not put it down until I got every single achievement. It may be my favorite Windows Phone game yet. It's odd how satisfying it is to cut fruit in half with your magical finger sword. Bring on vegetable ninja!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Super Sport Pack DLC Review

Yesterday marked the release of the first real downloadable content for our favorite racing game this year. The pack includes new achievements, new cars and new single player races but, is it worth your $7?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Windows Phone Games 12/21/10

There are two new games available for Windows Phone 7 today. Fruit Ninja and Pocket God.

Achievement Bounty 12-20-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-20-2010 (18) (580gs)
 Achievements obtained from Tron: Evolution and Halo: Reach.

I played mostly Tron: Evolution and what a turd that is. I'll be putting that on the back burner for now. I finished up the Halo: Reach noble pack DLC. I really do enjoy the new maps, Breakpoint being the best of the bunch. I <3 Halo, but for now, it's all about the new Battlefield DLC. Some good deals today on the marketplace . Red Dead content is tempting, especially undead nightmare. There looks to be a lot of deals from now until the end of the year. Those, I will probably take full advantage of.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-19-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-19-2010 (25) (755gs)
Achievements obtained from Megamind and Raskulls.

Megamind was updated with a patch to fix what was a broken game. It would freeze up at the end of the levels for no reason. It has now been fixed, so you no longer have to fear the Megamind. It only takes a few hours for the full 1,000. Very simple. Raskulls is a lot of fun. It comes out on the arcade December 29th. If you know someone who has it, have them send you an invite and you can download it now. It will still cost you the 800 microsoft points to buy. I played it for the majority of the day and had a lot of fun. I only have a few things left to do, then it's a wrap. I recommend it. I'm finally getting back into a groove, maybe not point crazy like leapfrog, but showing signs of life. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam tomorrow! That's a must play for me.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-18-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-18-2010 (11) (120gs)
Achievements obtained from Crackdown 2, Halo: Reach, and Project Sunburst.

Played mostly Project Sunburst on the Windows phone and took cat naps all day. Watched a few NBA games in between those naps. Washington Wizards pooping in their pants and D-Rose choking it up at the free throw line like groundhog day were the highlights. I keep trying to play Family Game Night 3 but it's so bad. Mr potato head probably committed suicide shortly after the release date. I'll put FGN3 in my system and just leave it idle, for hours! If you want to break that gaming addiction you may have, Family Game Night 3 is the cure.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-17-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-17-2010 (6) (150gs)
Achievements obtained from Crackdown 2.

Achievement Bounty 12-16-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-16-2010 (18) (420gs)
Achievements obtained from X-men, Borderlands, Project Sunburst, and Crackdown 2.

Achievement Bounty 12-15-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-15-2010 (17) (330gs)
Achievements obtained from Splatterhouse, Harm's Way and X-men.

Achievement Bounty 12-14-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-14-2010 (8) (375gs)
Achievements obtained from Splatterhouse.

Achievement Bounty 12-13-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-13-2010 (16) (298gs)
Achievements obtained from Splatterhouse and Halo: Reach.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Few Interviews

Beantown Gamer interview I did a few weeks ago. HERE

You can also find an interview/article about me in the German magazine, GEE.

If you get a chance check out THIS Dead Pixel live audio. It's an interview with Dave Sparling & Mark Sparling, the men behind Xtendplay & Xwerxonline.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-12-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-12-2010 (11) (130gs)
Achievements obtained from Splatterhouse.

Give Splatterhouse a shot, probably a rent. I enjoyed it a lot, but a warning, it's a very gory game. On a slight delay with these updates, really trying to recover from illness. About the only thing I can do is game or watch TV. Hopefully once I get all better, I can roll out some of the new stuff I have planned for the blog. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays.

Game Chest Logic Games is Now Available for Windows Phone 7

Game Chest Logic Games is now available for Windows Phone 7. It features 3 game types Chess, Mine Sweeper and Soduku. The price is $2.99

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Windows Phone Games Now Available 12/14/10

This week brings the release of Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst and Puzzle Quest 2 to the Windows Phone.

Racing Game of The Year

There weren't a lot of racing games on the 360 this year but there were some really good ones. I still wonder if fan reaction and sales of Blur and Split/Second were hurt by releasing the same week. Would it have changed your perspective had they been a month apart? Does it matter once you compare either of them to F1 2010 or Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit? Find out who won after the break.

Music Game of the Year

In a year where music games seem to be taking a nose dive into obscurity there are still plenty of great new games to choose from. Even though sales figures are down the quality and depth to the genre is definitely up.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

First Person Shooter of the Year

In a year of extremely solid first person shooters, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Halo Reach, Call of Duty Black Ops, it was hard to decide on what stood out as the best. Luckily the worst of was a clear cut choice. Check out the winner and losers after the break.

XtendPlay Giveaway Winner

Congrats to the winner, Ellahjay88

I only managed to get 20 achievements over the 3 day span. But Ellahjay88 guessed right on the money. Great job!
Enjoy your XtendPlay!

Big thanks to Xwerx for making this giveaway possible.

Achievement Bounty 12-11-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-11-2010 (12) (70gs)
Achievements obtained for Splatterhouse.

That's 20 for the XtendPlay giveaway.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Action Adventure Game of the Year

The Action-Adventure genre had a lot of strong candidates this year. We gave consideration to Crackdown 2, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Red Dead Redemption and, Alan Wake among others. Check out the winner after the break.

Achievement Bounty 12-10-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-10-2010 (1) (5gs)
Achievement obtained from Splatterhouse.

That's 8 total towards the XtendPlay giveaway.

Achievement Bounty 12-9-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-9-2010 (7) (100gs)
Achievements obtained from Harm's Way.

Achievement Bounty 12-8-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-8-2010 (5) (75gs)
Achievements obtained from Tron: Evolution and Doritos Crash Course.

Achievement Bounty 12-7-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-7-2010 (15) (205gs)
Achievements obtained from Tron: Evolution.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-6-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-6-2010 (8) (155gs)
Achievements obtained from Family Game Night 3 and Assassins Creed: Brotherhood.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Two New Windows Phone Games Available Now

Star Wars: Cantina

"Hop in the shoes of galactic adventurer Nina Adea and try your hand at running a little cantina on Tatooine - serving refreshments on a hot desert planet."

Bubble Town 2

"Millions of fans can't be wrong! Based on the cult classic game on Facebook, here  comes the incredible sequel to Bubble Town"

You can download both on your phone for $2.99 each.

XtendPlay Giveaway - CLOSED

The deadline is up for entering. Thanks for entering!

Be among the first to have your own XtendPlay courtesy of

XtendPlay is a new product on the market that makes gaming more comfortable, allowing you to play better.

To enter for a chance to win XtendPlay, all you have to do is guess the total amount of achievements I will get between December 9th and 11th. Three full days.

Please provide the following in the comments below.
Your guess
Your Xbox Live Gamertag

The deadline is up. Thanks for entering. 

This giveaway is open to anyone in the world.

If there happens to be a draw, I will draw names out of a hat. If nobody guesses correctly, it will go to the person with the closest guess.

More about my personal experience with XtendPlay.

For more details and info check out the Xwerx website.

They are also giving away 46" 1080P LED TV in a separate contest. What Does Gamer's Claw Look Like To You? 
That contest is only open to US residents

XtendPlay is available for both Playstation and Xbox 360.

Achievement Bounty 12-5-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-5-2010 (8) (190gs)
Achievements obtained from Halo: Reach and Family Game Night 3.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-4-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-4-2010 (1) (10gs)
Achievement obtained from Family Game Night 3.

Make that the atrocious Family Game Night 3. Mr. Potato head deserves a better gig.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-3-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-3-2010 (5) (72gs)
I'm a little behind with the bounties as of late. Falling into that slump again, guess after leapfrog I will always fall into one. My mind and body needs a recovery period, as strange as that sounds. I'll never say never, but I probably won't do it in that fashion ever again.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Achievement Bounty 12-1-2010

Achievement Bounty 12-1-2010 (2) (70gs)
Achievements obtained from Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack.

From what I can tell, the new Halo: Reach map pack is pretty solid. It's still hard for me to say if 3 maps are worth your $10. But if you have puppy love for Halo, more content at any price is a good thing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Guinness World Record For Gamerscore: The Certificate

My Guinness World Record certificate arrived on my door step yesterday. Surprisingly, it's some what up to date with a gamerscore of 511,342 and I'm currently at 516,367.  Now I just need to get a nice little glass frame for it. It's a nice reminder of the past 5 years. It should also be a reminder for others that cheating, at anything, gets you nothing.

Cheaters get stuffed...not from turkey...once again.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Achievement Bounty 11-30-2010

Achievement Bounty 11-30-2010 (0) (0)   

Holiday Buyers Guide

We decided to throw together a list of awesome gift ideas for the holiday season. I broke it into five separate price ranges to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

Achievement Bounty 11-29-2010

Achievement Bounty 11-29-2010 (1) (50gs)
Achievement obtained from Need for Speed: Undercover WP7.

New Windows Phone Games Available 11/30/10

This week you can find "Fast and the Furious: Adrenaline" on the marketplace for $5