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DEFCON Game for Windows, Linux and OS X

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The guys who hang out with me on Ventrilo recently got hooked on a PC game called DEFCON. After they explained it all to me, I had to try it for myself. The demo is fully-functioning, and free! It has excellent graphics, and a stellar soundtrack that you can now buy on iTunes. DEFCON is definitely addictive, and a lot of fun.

Wirelesspacket explained the premise of the game. Remember the movie WarGames with Matthew Broderick? In the movie, the character Joshua showed the continents and the missiles being launched. This game is almost the same exact interface. Not only are there nuclear weapons, there are fighter planes, radar, and you have to build your own air bases and defenses. You must defend your Homeland, while trying to destroy the other areas.

According to the game manufacturer:

It’s Global Thermonuclear War, and nobody wins. But maybe – just maybe – you can lose the least.

This game is becoming so popular, you can buy the soundtrack and poster, or even use the screen saver!

Watch as Wirelesspacket plays the demo of this game for you… live!

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Let me know what other games you know of that are just excellent, and may be under the radar. We hear so often about the expensive games, that really cool ones like this tend to go unnoticed.

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Xbox 360 PGR4 Sneak Preview


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – I recently got a copy of PGR4 for the Xbox 360. The graphics and sound are just amazing! Here’s the short demo that plays before the Start screen. Project Gotham Racing 4 was just released on October 2nd. From Microsoft:

Right from the starting line, Project Gotham Racing® 4 creates an emotionally-charged racing experience, where you become attached to your careers, profiles, and vehicles. There are several new features that embody this emotional experience, the most significant being the new career mode.

Get ready to be rewarded with a growing fanbase that cheers you on, reacts to your every move, and supports you through victory. Just imagine hearing the roar of the crowd as you cross the finish line with your own style and flair.

You can now race on the ice, change weather patterns quickly, and even take advantage of the new A.I. personalities.

The game is a blast… and will likely pull in a whole new set of PGR fans. Still, I think Bizarre’s crowning achievement was Geometry Wars. 🙂

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Halo 3 Slayer


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – You’ve seen me review the new Halo 3, and play the Oddballs custom game. This time, GamerAndy and I are going to try Slayer.

I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already done a review on the game, and played Oddball .

I asked Andy if he’s tried Forge yet… he indicated he hadn’t, but thought it would be boring. Dude! Hardly! How cool is it when you blow things up, record it, play it back and freeze frame it… then take screenshots!?

Again in Slayer… just like with everything else on Halo 3 thus far… the graphics are just WOW. I keep using the word “astounding” over and over, but it truly is.

At least with Slayer, I died in vibrant color and detail! Who says I can’t be a true gamer? For those of you asking if you should get a PS3 or an XBOX360… just watch these videos, and decide for yourself.

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Halo 3 Oddball


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Watch as I play the custom game “Oddball” on my pre-release copy of Halo 3. I’m playing with my friend GamerAndy, and I got one point!

I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already done a review on the game. Now I’m going to try out a couple of the custom games.

The active Camo is amazing. I continue to be astounded by the sheer beauty of the graphics in this game. Absolutely… amazing.

Oh yeah… and I didn’t lose!

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Halo 3 Sneak Peek


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – I was lucky to receive an advance copy of the new Halo 3 that is due out in a few days. I played it last night with some friends to test it out, and decided to do a short review today. In a nutshell, if you’re waiting for Halo 3, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks to my friends at Edelman PR, I was able to get my hands on a perfectly legal advance copy of Halo 3. I know many people are anxious for the release, and will be standing in line for this game.

First, let me warn you that your disc may have a slight scratch on it like mine does. The little plastic thingie in the case doesn’t hold the disc in there very well. However, I am able to play the game with no problems at all.

Now… on to the good stuff! The graphics in this game are absolutely astounding!!! The detailing is amazing, and the “trash talk” on both sides is excellent. I have a feeling this will be the most popular Halo version yet.

I know, some of you want my gamertag. It’s Lockergnome. However… don’t waste your time. I’m more of a Tetris kind of guy. I enjoy playing this, I’m having a great time with the demo… but you can see me getting my rear kicked while I’m at it.

UPDATE ON SCRATCHED HALO 3 DISCS If you purchased a copy of Halo 3 and your disc is scratched, Microsoft will send you a free replacement .

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