This week our Xbox 360 crossed 58,000 in Gamerscore – thanks in part to the next installment of the Halo franchise. Took a break from gaming this week to give you a few quick reviews:

  • Jetpack Joyride (A+): One of the funnest iOS games makes its way to Windows 8 and is incredibly fun on a laptop. Such a great game – play it on whatever platform you can, the game is genius.
  • Halo 4 (A+): This may very well be the best Halo game ever made. As a fan of the franchise since the beginning, it was fun to pick up a copy of the game and play straight through it in 4-player co-op. Incredible cinemas. Epic multiplayer. Unreal graphics. Fun x 1000.
  • LEGO Batman 2 (A-): Another winning installment in the LEGO video game franchise. Such a fun game – my kids ate it up and have already beaten it several times. Super, super fun family game!

JG

It has taken me longer than usual this month … too much real-life/youth ministry getting in the way of my videogaming, but my Xbox360 gamerscore is now up over 55,000 points. The 1,000+ increase over the last update was due to some serious and not-so-serious gaming:

  • 007: Blood Stone (B+) – fun James Bond game, run and gun the whole thing
  • Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (D-) – completely unplayable. Bummed I even paid $16 for it.
  • Kinect Sports: Season 2 (B+) – fun for the whole family, really really fun.
  • Madagascar 3 (C+) – kids loved this one, we never did see the movie!

JG



The topic of video games is in the news with last week’s release of the Xbox360-exclusive Gears of War 3 (aside: Walt Mueller had a fantastic article on the subject last week here). This week’s poll question is one about the appropriateness of an M-rated game at a youth function. Full disclosure: for several years we did a HALO-ween event that was a total blast and very well received, but I think it might be an exception to the norm. Thoughts? Would love your vote and a discussion on the subject!

JG

Enjoyed some video gaming this month in a diversion from the extremes of youth ministry – our Xbox 360 Gamerscore crossed 49,000 last night, in part to Hard Corps Uprising (sequel to Contra, A-), Limbo (cinematic arcade game, A+), Portal 2 (hilarious puzzle game, A+) and Crysis 2 (awesome shooter, A+). Incredible games, some of the best I’ve ever played!

JG



This week off from work spending time with the kids paid off in a nice little boost in Gamerscore on the Xbox 360. We tackled the cheesy Eat Led: The Return of Matt Hazard (B-), got to 100% on Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (A+), beat the party game Rio (B-) and saved America from United Korea in Homefront (A-).

JG

Gamerscore Blows By 43,000

 —  December 31, 2010 — 4 Comments

Fun holiday gaming with the kids and the Kinect equaled a nice rise in Gamerscore this month, thanks in part to games like Kinectimals (A), Kinect Adventures (B) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (B+). A little holiday gaming with the kids. Fun!

JG



Thanks to some late-night video gaming, the family Xbox 360 crossed 42,000 in Gamerscore this weekend. The kids are loving the new Kinect, and got a bunch of points from Stranglehold (C), Prince Caspian (C), Heroes Over Europe (C+) and Pac Man CE DX (A+) . So fun!

JG

Thanks to some much-needed time off over Thanksgiving break, the family Xbox 360 crossed 41,000 in Gamerscore. Still loving the new Kinect, and got a bunch of points from Kinect Sports (A-), Dance Central (A+), Wet (B) and HAWX 2 (B). Good times!

JG