Review: Mad Riders (PS3/360)

Mad Riders Review

ATV = Avoid This Video Game

Techland’s ATV racer Mad Riders attempts to enter the arena of down ‘n’ dirty all-terrain racing recently perfected in stylish ways by games such as RedLynx’s Trials Evolution, minus the visual stunt flair and with more of an emphasis on breakneck speeds and pure racing. Unfortunately, a suspect combination of muddled visuals, an ambivalent camera, and somewhat unresponsive controls make for a less-than-enjoyable experience with a prohibitive difficulty that most people likely won’t put the necessary practice into for mastery. Continue reading

Review: Joy Ride Turbo (360)

Joy Ride Turbo Review

Look Mom! No Kinect!

BigPark has teamed up with Microsoft Game Studios to create Joy Ride Turbo, the sequel to 2010’s Kinect Joy Ride. Or perhaps “spiritual successor” would be a more apt descriptor, as the second game in the series does away with Kinect support, opting solely for controller inputs. Continue reading

Review: Max Payne 3 (PS3/360)

Max Payne 3 Review

Less Red Dead. More Redemption.

After a “brief” hiatus from the video game scene (“brief” meaning nine years), Max Payne is back to shoot first and ask questions later. This time, Rockstar Games has fully taken the reins of Remedy Entertainment’s detective noir franchise and exposed it to plenty of direct sunlight, moving it from the iron-gray snowed-in alleys of New York City to the sun-bleached slums of São Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading

BNBGAMING’s Top “Oh Shit!” Moments

Oh Shit! Moments

That’s a Mouthful!

Any game, any genre, any developer likely hopes to attain that one pure moment of unadulterated enjoyment among its audience, that one moment when you, the gamer, forget everything around you, and just can’t hold back a loud shout of profanity, because simply nothing else will suffice to express your pent-up admiration for the game in front of you. Sometimes, when lengthy soliloquies just don’t do the trick, a simple “Oh Shit!” says so much. Continue reading

PodBytes – Episode 17: Mines, Dragons, and Star Wars…Oh My!

Shotglass Chess

From the Ashes…

After a brief hiatus – and by “brief”, we mean several months of site redesign, staff changes, and a complete retooling of our features -, the ol’ BNBGAMING crew is back with a brand new episode of PodBytes! Listen in as we kick off an easy-going conversation about our favorite pastime, and see where it takes us. Continue reading

Review: Dragon’s Lair (360)

Dragon's Lair Review

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Developer Digital Leisure has dug deep into the retro barrel to roll out Cinematronics classic arcade hit, Dragon’s Lair, and once again port it to a home console. The game, made famous by its beautiful movie-quality animation and its extremely limited gameplay, is available for the first time to Xbox 360 owners via Xbox Live. Continue reading