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Blind Review – Homefront

Invading Stores Tuesday Homefront is publisher THQ’s first real attempt to assault the Call of Duty Throne. Unlike last year’s Medal of Honor from EA, THQ has chosen not to compete head to head with Activision in the crowded Fall, preferring instead to bring their modern military shooter to market in a lighter Spring market. Although March is not traditionally considered the best time for a major release, more and more publishers are pursuing the same strategy of getting out of CoD’s way. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 found some success last year, but can Homefront measure up in terms of[…]

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Exclusive Blind Review! Call of Duty: Black Ops

Another fall, another Call of Duty from Activision. With the massive shakeup at Infinity Ward earlier this year, Treyarch is finally poised to take the reigns of the franchise as the “A” team. To that end, they have put forth their latest effort, Black Ops. It’s an ambitious title from a huge team and a reportedly enormous budget, but the question remains: how will the millions of Modern Warfare fans react to the series’ new direction? As the game’s full title suggests, Tyler Perry Presents: Call of Duty: Black Ops was designed in full cooperation with the famed filmmaker, Tyler[…]

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Exclusive Blind Review – Fable III

The Frog Knight As you may have guessed, Fable III is a videogame retelling of the third great fable in human history. The first, of course, being the one about it being turtles all the way down. The second great fable is the one about losing socks in the drier. Lionhead Studios, headed by Peter Molyneux, has already released two very successful games in the series telling those stories. This fall they have moved on to the one about the frog and the scorpion. We all know the fable about a scorpion who asks a frog for a ride across[…]

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Blind Review – Medal of Honor (2010)

A Terrorist’s Tale Electronic Arts’ reboot of their classic WWII shooter series is finally upon us. Where the previous games endeavored to recreate famous battles between the Allied forces and Nazi Germany, developer Danger Close has taken a more controversial path, creating what is, essentially, a Taliban simulator. Players take the role of a nameless member of the Taliban in a rural part of Afghanistan. The early levels teach you the controls and basics of combat as you and a cadre of Taliban enforcers visit a nearby village to root out Coalition collaborators and punish women bold enough to go[…]

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Blind Review – Halo: Reach

Born On Whatever Day UNSC was Founded Long awaited, Reach is the fourth installment in the Halo franchise following the story of Master Chief. At the close of Halo 3 our favorite Spartan was stricken with a severe spinal injury. Reach continues mere weeks later with Master Chief waking up aboard a VA hospital ship. The opening sequence explains that the spinal damage is irreversible and Master Chief will never be able to walk again, let alone fight. A bold new direction, to be sure. The hospital sequence acts as a tutorial for the new mechanics. At first you are[…]

Blind Review: Monster Hunter 3: NRA Approved!

Welcome to the latest in our long running series of Blind Reviews here at GamerBlahhhg.com. Today we will be looking at Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii. Having found great success on the PSP platform, this marks the triumphant return of the series to home consoles. Enjoy! Mythic Beasts versus Big Game Although Monster Hunter was born on the PlayStation 2, the series did not find runaway success until adapted for portable gaming on the PSP, raising the fortunes not only of Capcom’s charming brand of action RPG, but injecting new life into the foundering PSP platform. On the PSP[…]