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DRL

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PureXbox US Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

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Fri 28th October, 2011

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#3

DRL commented on Badland Jumps to Xbox One in 2015:

Looks like a mixture of Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, and Super Meat Boy. Interesting. I was not aware of this game before today.

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#4

DRL commented on What's Out This Week: January 27th (North Amer...:

What a nice lineup. This is an "all of the above" week for me. Already have Dying Light and Unmechanical (review coming Friday), and I'll definitely be downloading both Life Is Strange and IDARB. :)

Anyone else planning to check all of these games out?

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#5

DRL commented on Reptile Returns In Mortal Kombat X:

The dialog at the beginning of the trailer is the best thing ever. Not only did I laugh out loud, I spit up a bit of water too. So corny. So awesome.

And I'm way thrilled about Reptile's return. Looks like he's got a nice set of moves that could suit my style of play.

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#8

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Tasuki I just started with Hearthstone a couple weeks ago. It's so, so good. It's insane how easily one match turns into ten and you lose track of an entire evening. I've never been into collectable card games before, but this one is just too compelling to ignore.

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#9

DRL commented on First Stage: Riptide GP2 (Xbox One):

@JaxonH I honestly have very little Monster Hunter experience. I played a bit of 3, but kept getting slaughtered, so I gave up. I do have a couple demo codes for 4 though, and I'm hoping to give it a spin with the wife this weekend. If I can actually figure it all out, I might buy the game when it releases.

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#10

DRL commented on First Stage: Riptide GP2 (Xbox One):

@JaxonH I know what that's like. I'm just now getting around to playing Punch-Out (Wii). You'd think that, since I'm a huge fan of Super Punch-Out, I would've made it happen a long while ago, but I never did. Funny how that works sometimes.

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#11

DRL commented on First Stage: Riptide GP2 (Xbox One):

@JaxonH Blue Storm and Avalanche are both worth checking out especially given how affordable they are. Don't expect the same type of experience you got on N64, but they're still fun in their own way. Actually, now that I think about it, I really like both of those games. In Avalanche you can unlock a snowboard that's basically a giant NES controller. I think there's even a retro sound effect that plays every time you jump. It's pretty cool. :)

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#16

DRL commented on Riptide GP2 Will Release Very Soon:

I wasn't paying all that much attention until I noticed Hydro Thunder Hurricane, which is EASILY one of my favorite XBLA games. We really, really need a sequel on Xbox One. But I've been whining about that for a while now, so I'll stop myself now. :p

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#18

DRL commented on Sunset Overdrive Gets New Achievements Today A...:

I need to get back to knocking out these achievements. I think I unlocked 80-some percent during my review sessions, and I haven't really went back to unlock any more since I've completed pretty much all there is to do in the game world. Maybe this is the incentive I need to dig back in. :)

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#25

DRL commented on Microsoft Announces $50 Xbox One Price Cut in US:

@Tasuki I'm with you there! I currently have to switch between my PS4 and Wii U. It's a big ol' pain in the butt. I'll be buying a new TV soon, and I'm going to make sure there are at least three HDMI ports, maybe four to be safe.

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#27

DRL commented on Xbox One Leads In Monthly Sales for December i...:

@Gamer83 @Sir_JBizzle How do you guys feel about the Xbox One's UI and operating system? So many PlayStation owners seem to criticize it, but I love it. For me, navigating my PS4 is dull and super bland in comparison to all the social connectivity and overall presentation of the X1. Sure, the format can be a bit sloppy and overwhelming in some areas, but seeing MS release updates on a monthly basis has me cool with the minor annoyances. I feel like everything will be smoothed out in time, and then we'll have something truly special.

And for the record, I own all consoles and have no allegiance to any one of them in particular. I just honestly feel that the Xbox One offers the most value right now. Like Gamer83 said though, once those PS4 exclusives hit, everything could change. But as of right now I feel Sony dropped the ball this past year because they could afford to with all the momentum they had.

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#28

DRL commented on Xbox One Leads In Monthly Sales for December i...:

Very, very cool. Microsoft has done a great job changing the public's perception of the Xbox One. I've even had a few PlayStation loyalists tell me that their PS4s have been collecting dust since they bought an Xbox One. It's nice to hear the console is starting to get the appreciation it deserves. MS pretty much knocked it out of the park during the holidays.

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#35

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@mitcHELLspawn That's exactly why I haven't purchased Inquisition yet; I simply don't have that kind of time to put into one game. Plus, I normally don't have the attention span to stick with a game that long. That's part of the reason I stopped playing most RPGs years ago. However, I should admit that South Park: Stick of Truth and Child of Light have, to an extent, rekindled my interest. But both of those games had very concise lengths for turn-based RPGs. I really, really appreciated that.

Anyway, I will definitely play Inquisition at some point, but the timing is going to have to be just right. I'm very happy to hear that so many people are in love with it, though. It's fantastic that it offers such a major value for those into the genre.

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#36

DRL commented on GameBlast 15: Your Ideas Required!:

If my setup is ready to go in time, I'd love to stream some TimeSplitters. Man, oh man, do I miss that series. If I'm not prepared for that, maybe I'll play co-op Chariot with the wife. That should be entertaining/humorous enough for everyone.

Any suggestions from our lovely readers?

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#38

DRL commented on Rare Composer Suggests That Xbox One Banjo Kaz...:

If it's Nuts & Bolts, I'm out. :P

But seriously, I'd be over the moon if a new traditional Banjo-Kazooie was announced. Fingers crossed!!

Is it bad that it's only January and I'm already getting excited for E3?

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#42

DRL commented on Feature: Game of the Year - Staff Lists:

@mitcHELLspawn @sorethumbed I can't speak for the entire staff, but I just haven't had the time to commit to it, honestly. I almost bought it about a week back but decided on Far Cry 4 instead. I do plan to pick up Dragon Age when things slow down next year, though. Looks fantastic.

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#43

DRL commented on Feature: Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games o...:

@tabris95 No worries. I didn't even realize that majority of the games are shooters. More than anything, I think that's just a coincidence because a large portion of our staff is into social gaming, and those are some of the biggest online experiences set for release in 2015.

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#45

DRL commented on Review: Pinball FX2 - Venom (Xbox One):

@stylon You're very welcome. Thank YOU for reading. You can expect reviews of all Pinball FX2 tables moving forward (I've been covering them since Guardians of the Galaxy, I believe). And we always try to focus on smaller games. There aren't enough sites that review indies and the little releases, so we try to do it as much as we can. :)

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#46

DRL commented on Feature: Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games o...:

@tabris95 It's all about votes, man. It's not like we got together and decided to ignore those games, they just didn't collect enough votes to make a very small list — that's all. Now that I think about it, I believe Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3, and Phantom Pain would've ended up with enough votes to be next in line if we had extended the list to 10 games. I know I'll be buying all three of those games at launch, and I bet there's at least a few other staff members who will do the same. And anyway, this feature is about the type of experiences that our staff prefers. It has nothing to do with the popular opinion, just ours. It's simply for fun. :)

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#47

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I started Far Cry 4 last night. I'm not too sure how I feel about it at this point. I absolutely LOVE the setting. I love that, like Red Dead Redemption, I'm surrounded by nature and the unknown. Using animals to your advantage in situations where the odds are greatly against you is awesome. There are two things that are impeding my sense of fun a bit though, and they are: the way vehicles handle and the emphasis on stealth. The vehicle clumsiness I can get past, but I didn't realize that stealth was such an integral part of some missions. I'm horrible at creeping around in certain games, and this — unfortunately — is one of them. I'll be getting some practice in later this afternoon and hopefully it just clicks with me soon enough. Other than that though, I'm very impressive with the game. The views are utterly stunning.

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#48

DRL commented on Halo Master Chief Collection Early Adopters to...:

@Emanouel I'm not sure there's a release date yet, but "yes" to the rest of your post. :)

This is super cool. I, like a couple others above, didn't care much for ODST when it launched. It's the only Halo game that I haven't played into the ground, actually. I'm happy that I finally have the perfect reason to revisit it and give it another chance. Good deal, 343.

Now we DEFINITELY need to see Reach added to MCC at some point, right? It would be odd for a single Halo game to not be incorporated in the package.

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#49

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@TylerTreese I already thought about that problem and don't know how to solve it. I imagine I'll end up with an arcade stick for both Xbox One and PS4 eventually. I think it depends on if Sony lands another exclusive fighter outside of Street Fighter V.

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#50

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@hydeks It's SO good that I actually have a blister on my D-pad thumb from a couple days of intense playing. Have you tried out Riptor yet? I really like her. I'm still deciding between Orchid, Maya, and Jago as a main, but I might consider sticking with Riptor if she keeps leading to wins.

Now I just need to decide if I want to invest in an arcade stick ASAP, or wait until closer to MKX's release to see what kind of special edition model is announced. I'd like to wait, but I'm not sure I'll be able to hold off until April.