Category Archives: Hardcore

Todd Hargosh, a.k.a. GiN Hardcore, loves to tell it like it is, no matter who gets hurt. If you do good, and put out quality stuff, he will praise you to the ends of the earth. However, if you betray him, God help you.

Todd Is A Classic

Even with the latest titles coming out for the PS2, XBox, and GameCube, I still have a love for the classics. Sometimes I will just pull out the old 2600 and relive the great titles of yesteryear; a time when games didn't have an end and getting the highest score was the only thing that mattered. It was a simpler time back then, and for classic gamers like myself, just playing was well worth it. Retrogaming is back in full swing, thanks mostly in part to the rise of console and arcade game emulators that can be run on any … Continue reading Todd Is A Classic

Ninja Gaiden Slight, Righted

It turns out my prediction of Ninja Gaiden was wrong. I do apologize to Tecmo, and in particular, to Tomonubo Itakagi for my comments a few weeks back. I only mentioned them because I have had to deal with countless delays on other products which turned out to be sub par. Not this time, because Ninja Gaiden was well worth the wait, but I would have granted them more time to fix the pain in the butt camera and to offer an easier difficulty mode. Otherwise, I am very pleased with the final product. In any event, I have meant … Continue reading Ninja Gaiden Slight, Righted

The Slow Months

Already we are two months into the New Year, and for me it has been painfully slow. With almost no titles coming out I ended up going back to playing old games such as Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament. It has been painfully slow for me. This week, however, I did get some relief, in the form of 007: Everything or Nothing. While I'm still waiting for the true second coming of Goldeneye (which EA is rumored to be working on), the latest Bond title actually diverts from first person shooting to a third-person Dead to Rights style game. However … Continue reading The Slow Months

Hargosh Bowl

With Super Bowl XXXVIII coming this weekend, the New England Patriots are favored by seven points to win. I myself predicted that they would go to the big game, especially considering my opinion of the Indianapolis Colts, namely their quarterback Peyton Manning. That I will get to in a bit. On the other hand, I never thought that the Carolina Panthers would make it this far. Considering this is a team that was 1-15 a few years ago, and just 7-9 last year, to see them beat the hated St. Louis Rams by way of a Steve Smith touchdown, and … Continue reading Hargosh Bowl

Happy Holidays to YOU

Usually the holiday season is a downer for me. Unlike most people, I don't truly celebrate Christmas. No, I don't celebrate it for religious reasons (I am a reformed Roman Catholic turned Baptist after all), or anything else of that matter. Since I left home to live on my own, the holidays just don't mean much to me anymore. I don't even put up a tree in my apartment. To me the holiday season is nothing more than a two or three week vacation. On a positive note, however, Christmas Eve does have its high point: it is the anniversary … Continue reading Happy Holidays to YOU

The New Battlestar Galactica Rocks

Earlier this week I wrote a review on the PS2 and Xbox releases of Battlestar Galactica. The original rating was meant to be a 3 1/2 out of 5, but because of our "must average" scale, it ended up getting a 4. While discussing the game with several other individuals, I ended up getting in heated debates over the new Sci-Fi Channel revision. I myself am a Galactica fan, but from what I have read since early May involving the Sci-Fi version, all hell was breaking loose about the series being a "re-imagining" of the series, and not a remake … Continue reading The New Battlestar Galactica Rocks

Report To The Dance Floor

Several months ago, in one of my commentaries, I came out of the DDR closet and have been open about it ever since. I knew I had nothing to be ashamed of. I'm a DDR addict and I am proud of it. In a more recent commentary, I even had the dilemma of deciding on whether to pick up the latest US DDR title (DDRMAX2, hereafter referred to as MAX2) or to import DDR Extreme (DDRX). After researching the track lists of both games, I decided to give both of them a try, and needless to say I am pleased … Continue reading Report To The Dance Floor

Nokia N-Gage Fails In Sales

During my last commentary, I gave my opinions of the Jokia Un-Gage and the eventual failure I predicted it would be. Turns out I may have been right all along. In its first week of release, my sources say only 5,000 units were sold in the US, with an additional 500 in the UK. Not only that, but both EB and Gamestop are now selling the Un-Gage at $199, although it is actually due to an instant rebate. Still, even with a $100 price drop, there is no way that the Un-Gage will even have a slight chance against the … Continue reading Nokia N-Gage Fails In Sales

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