You already know this, but…


The demo for Star Wars: Force Unleashed is available. And I don’t care which system you try it for, but you must download this demo! Even if you hate Star Wars. Especially if you love Star Wars. I told a few friends last night: this game is better than Episodes 1-3 combined, and I’ve only tried the demo! But this demo has sold me on the game already.

The trouble with that is, I’m hoping it’s not like the old Jedi Academy games, where you have to build up to those powers. I just want to jump in to the game doing what I was doing in this demo! Smashing small objects into big objects to create more small objects to throw at people? Awesome!

I tested out the Xbox 360 version, but will look into getting the PS3 version soon. I hear that was the preferred platform for developing the game, in house at LucasArts. Maybe it will show! I also still wish the Wii had a demo-system in place. Just watching the videos for this game on the Wii makes me want to try it. Sure it might be graphically slightly less stunning, but the controls look like rediculous fun.

In a few instances on the Xbox 360 version, the controls bugged me, but all in all the game was a blast. Sounds were good, graphics were very pleasing, the only thing I didn’t like was a noticibly not James Earl Jones Darth Vader. It was a nice try, but it certainly left something to be desired, in this era of star-studded casts doing video game voice overs.

So, I’m sure you’ve all already made up your mind, but I’m telling you, if you haven’t, I don’t care what system it’s for, get the demo. The game will launch on the Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Nintendo DS – come to think if it, there could possibly be a DS demo on the Nintendo Channel (if you’ve got a Wii & a DS).

It’s been a long time since my last news post, and that’s partly because I have been busy with work, while also working on a side-project which should come to light before too long (I’ve already put money in to it, so I hope I don’t let it all go to waste!). Also will be out of town the next two weekends in a row, so I just wnted everyone to know the site lives, it’s just… in a slump. You’re used to it, though.

Crash Course renamed: now a mouthfull.

Some of you may remember me reporting on a PSN game that was under development under the name Crash Course. Well the game has, evidently, been ESRB rated and is almost ready for your purchase. You can now visit Battle-Cars.com and learn all about the new title from Psyonix, SuperSonic Acorbatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. Or just Battle-Cars for short. There is a trailer available on the Battle-Cars website, but it’s pretty much exactly how I described it before: “a huge ball, and some cars… cars with guns.”

Not to speak out of line, but I think this is the kind of game that might hinge, for many people, on a demo. Here’s hoping they can push one through to Sony. Until then, I’ll be playing my version of Battle Cars.

The Heroes Autographed Xbox 360 is gone!

Some of you may remember that, back in December, I won an Xbox 360 that was autographed by the cast and crew of the TV Series Heroes. You may also remember me mentioning U360 cares – after a young lad saved up all his monies and then had his Xbox stolen shortly after he himself bought it! Well, after months of staring at a pretty autographed box… but not really doing anything with it, I decided it was time to put it to use.

I will let my good buddy DeaconBlade360 fill you in on the details over at Unscripted360.com.

Gamer Charity Alert: Can you spare $6.12?


Here’s another long winded post – but enjoy it. Most of you know I’m always on the hunt for good news. I love to do good things, to try and prove to people that not everyone who plays a video game becomes a serial killer.

In the vain of good things, I am working on a pretty big thing right now. But until the right time comes for that announcement, I’m going to keep it mostly under wraps. But that doesn’t mean that nothing’s going on in the world of good.

TXPaladin. You may remember the name from an early Better Know a Gamer. He contacted me a few hours ago. He’s up to something pretty spectacular. He and his wife, actually.

TXPaladin’s wife, Edith, will be taking part in a charity 3-day walk against Breast Cancer. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is putting on this walk, and donations are currently being sought. TXPaladin’s wife entered this charity event, but now our Texan friend is putting a spin on it. In order to help his wife raise a $2,200 pledge, he is trying to seek out 360 individuals willing to donate $6.12 each. That already sounds fun, different, and honorable, but there’s more. Your donation of $6.12 entitles you to be entered in to a drawing. The winner will receive a prize pack fit for a hero.

The $6.12 divided over 360 people will raise a small excess of the target amount, but I’m not about to write a check for $6.1111111 and see what the bank does next. 😉 And while he does say he is looking exclusively for Xbox gamers, I’m sure any donation is welcome, even those from PS3 owners, Wii owners, or any short of or in excess of $6.12. It’s charity, for goodness sake, people! 🙂

This is where it gets personal. My grandmother is a 10+ year (closer to 15 now) survivor of breast cancer! I have done work in the past to combat cancer; but every chance I get, you can bet I will show my support. I will do my best to assist TXPaladin in recruiting more for the prize pack, but even if my efforts are fruitless, he can count on my donation… I just have to pay my electric bill, first. 😉 Hey, back off! What good is a Gamertag without electricity?

Meanwhile, I am working on a top-secret project to try and be a hero of my own.

Until then, I’m going to help show The Power of 360.