Monday, July 20, 2009


G-Force is a fast-paced action-platform game based on the movie of the same name.

This game fully supports the rumblepad 2. Just make sure you select "Use Game Pad".

Main Menu -> Options -> Controls -> Use Game Pad (Tick).

Being developed by eurocom does help to keep the hope up for a great game.

I've been thru the first part of the game, and even if the graphics are a bit simple, but it got great game play, maybe it'll get better later into the game. So far it's a solid 7 out of 10.

Released : 21 July 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando features a hero with a grappling hook arm used to navigate levels, to take out enemies, rappel down sheer surfaces, and more.

We'll see if this has native rumblepad support or if the xbox360 emulation will work fine, hopefully it's as good as devil may cry.

Once I managed to install the game, I could not get it working with the joypad emulation, this is a bit sad, as this game really needs to be played with a pad, so I did a config for xpadder, and this will have to do for now. I have just played it a bit, and it seems to be quite an ok game. I'll give it a 7 out of 10 so far, edit (9 out of 10 after doing some more playing and getting further into the game, I would have given it 10 if it had been fully supporting the rumblepad 2). We'll see if that changes once I get a bit more into the game.

To get it working with your rumblepad 2, you need to do the following.

Program Files/CAPCOM/Bionic Commando/Bionic Commando/


Then start the game, goto config controllers. bind the keys to the gamepad.

Then I use xpadder to map mouse, left/right mouse button, arrow keys, escape and enter.

This works fine, you can map all keys, except "Adrenaline".

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Never had played this in the past, and just having completed the first chapter of the newer "Tales of Monkey Island", I must say, even if the graphics looks ok on my HD (1360 x 768). It's still not what games today are supposed to look like, I would love a good remake, but hey, make it 100% 3D, just like "Tales of Monkey Island". If it's such a good story, it needs to be told by todays standards, not yesterdays. Todays games wont spend time on these type of try to make more money on a old game without giving it a complete makeover. Give us some value for the money, any old game that got a great story can be re-made up to todays standards, and sell great. Remember there is a new audience out there who are used to a certain way that games looks today. They will be very dissapointed when they see this, hell even I was, and I used to be amazed by these type of adventures. I'll give it 3 out of 10.

I would love to see and play it when they get it redone with todays standards.

Guitar Hero World Tour

I was trying to get the xbox 360 controller emulation to work for this game, but it just would not. but xpadder would do the trick for you, just do the mapping of the keys to what you want it to be on your joypad.

I'm not much of a fan of these games, but I thought I would try it out for a few moments to see what songs they got on. But I guess pretty soon it'll get boring. I'll rate this game 5 of 10.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island – Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

I've always wanted to play this story, but never had a chance in the past, now I'll get another shot at it.

A controller is already half-way supported. Why did they not go all the way?

You can use "xpadder" to map your mouse to your controller, suitable for this game is to use the right stick and R1 to click with.

The game itself is fairly ok for this sort of game, the story is good, it's not to difficult to figure out what to do, so far I did not get completely stuck that I had to look for a solution in the walkthrough.

If you get stuck in the game check out :

Sunday, July 5, 2009


When I was looking for some program that would make it possible for me in windows to control the mouse with my pad, and maybe even be able to map keys and sequences of keys. I found a really great one, it's called Xpadder, and it's freeware. You can download it from :

It works fine to run in the background all the time, now I don't need a mouse / keyboard anymore for my game computer, I can do all work with the pad. Which is great. I would prefer to see my game computer as just another console hooked up to the TV. And simply just controlling it with a pad makes it work just as I want it.

Now I would like to see a PS3 XMB type style for windows vista. And then I would be all set. :) If anyone knows how to do this let me know.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Releases July

Awaiting the following games to be released in July/August.

July :

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Bionic Commando
Aliens in the Attic

August :

This Is Vegas
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Red Faction: Guerrilla

Since a whole lot of good games already released in June, there is just a few titles worth picking up in the following 2 months. Still I've got plenty to play that has not yet been completed. The big title we're all looking forward to is Resident Evil 5. But it seems as it has been delayed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Virtua Tennis 2009

Create your own player and join the new World Tour where you are trained by a real-life legend of tennis to compete for the #1 ranking against the biggest stars. Then take your character online and prove you're the best with the new online ranking system! With brand new courts, a new roll call of tennis stars to compete against and even more court mini-games, Virtua Tennis 2009 is set to be the #1 tennis title once again! New Players / Courts - Play as or against over 20 of the world's top players, including seven new to Virtua Tennis and three legends. All-new arenas and the officially licensed Davis Cup provide the most realistic tennis competition to date. New Player Creation System - You now have full control over facial, body and clothing customization, as well as the depth to populate the game world with hundreds of unknown opponents. More Court Games. Playing alone or with up to three friends compete in 12 mini-games, five completely new, and upload your hi-scores on the worldwide rankings in games such as Zoo Feeder and Pirate War. Improved Gameplay - Courtside action is better than ever, with extensive updates to the famous arcade-style Virtua Tennis match engine, as well as 3D crowds and a more realistic courtside experience.

I'm not a great game sports fan, except for NHL Hockey and Fifa Soccer, and ofcourse NBA, and I haven't got either yet for my pc, but somehow tennis on a computer have also fashinated me, but I have low hopes of this beeing a good game, so it might surprise me, maybe this is the game that makes me buy a second controller for my pc, to challenge my friends. But I was right, it's just as exciting as tennis ever will be, I give it a 2 out of 10.

It works out of the box with the rumble pad 2, it's a bit anoying that it's not possible to install the emulation files.

Released : 30 June 2009

Street Fighter IV

Everything that made the legendary Street Fighter II a hit acround the world returns in Street Fighter IV. Favorite classic characters, such as Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li return along with new characters, including Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments appear in stylized 3D, while the classic 2D gameplay remains with the addition of new moves such as the revenge-fueled .Ultra Combo. system and Focus Attacks. An all-new Street Fighter is here and the real challenge starts now.

Everything may first seem ok and you think it's no need to use the emulation files, as the game works out of the box with a joypad, but all the buttons are wrong, so if you want it all the way it's suposed to be you need to copy the following into the game directory.

You may download the files from :



And you will notice how the game is suposed to be played. It's a great game for street fighter fans, but not much for the others. Recently there was a release of a few great games, so if your not a street fighter lover, you'll probably pass on this one, but since it adds the live experience with multiplayer, it have something that other versions did not. Might be fun to do some live fighting against real oponents rather than the computer controlled ones. I'll give this a 7 out of 10, for good gameplay and visual graphics, honestly I can not see much difference between default setup, and selecting maxed pc settings, except that for me the framerate drops a bit.

Released : 30 June 2009