Thursday, November 25, 2010

We're Moving!

So in case you missed the not so vague post earlier, or was scoffing your face with Turkey, I made a post announcing something big. Mad Overdose is moving from a free Blogger based host account to a dedicated server hosted by Wordpress!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Truth About Gran Turismo 5's Install

So prior to Gran Turismo 5's release, there was speculation as to how long it took to install the game with one source suggesting 40 minutes. The source to this article can be found by clicking here. Like many, I was quick to dismiss that statement and was expecting a 20 minute install,  but upon witnessing the install first hand, it really does take a long ass time.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Why I Never Bought Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty. A household name and one of the most recognized series in the history of the videogame medium. A series that has sparked so much controversy and a following of biblical proportions. With over 25 million people playing the franchise online, this is the juggernaut of todays gaming. So the $33+ billion dollar question is: why don't I care anymore?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mad Overdose - One Month In...

So technically it's been a bit longer than a month since I published the first post on and I wanted to take the time out to say how impressed I am with the amount of site views and traffic that has gone through. At time of writing, the website has had over 3350 total page views! Thank you to everyone who stops by, reads the blogs and enjoys the content and of course thanks to those who write the content.

Monday, November 15, 2010

007: Blood Stone (Review)

By now, we've all heard that the future of the 007 films is in limbo, and so to make the fans happy, or... settle them down, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, and Bizzare Creations, the developers of the Project Gotham racing games, teamed up to tackle yet another videogame Bond title. But does it hold up? Well...

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Look at Castlevania

Castlevania is one of the oldest and longest running videogame series in the industry. Over a dozen entries exist in the series on almost as many consoles. Naturally, changes have to be made, considering the first one was released in 1986 and the newest this year in 2010. This article is about Castlevania as a whole and on its changes. I haven't played all of the Castlevania games, not even half, and have only ever completed five. However, with the knowledge I've gotten out of the many I've played and researching into the series, I just want to say something to the haters...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Yakuza 3 (PS3 Review)

Like many other Western gamers out there, I had little to no knowledge or experience with the previous Yakuza titles. All I knew was they were popular very popular in Japan and was a hybrid of many genres resulting in what many considered to be the baby brother to the Shenmue series. Being a fan of Shenmue, this series always tickled my dick but never got around to playing it. Well recently I got my hands on Yakuza 3 and fuck me sideways, this is easily one of the most fulfilling games I have ever played and definitely my pick for my game of the year (even though the original Japanese version was released in 2009)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars: A Look Back

So I was browsing through the Steam store when I come across a game that I haven't played in years, yet is source to one of the most memorable gaming experiences I had as a child. I thought I would take a break from modern day gaming, put aside the mountain of shooting games, get away from the online community and sit down and play an old personal favorite...and follow up with this review of course. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Starfox 64: A Look Back

On a recent trip to visit some friends up north I stumbled across their N64 under a pile of Playstation and Xbox games. I rummaged through the games.

Fallout: New Vegas (First Impressions)

So after trading in a lot of dust covered games and a spare console or two, I picked up the highly anticipated Fallout: New Vegas for the PC. Now let me get this out of the way by saying that I fucking LOVED Fallout 3. Many's the time I can remember sitting in front of my monitor in the early hours of the morning, just exploring the wasteland, about to turn it off when I come across some crazy new character with a quest he wants me to do and bam! -- another 2 hours of my life gone.

Sadly, I must have spent a little under 2 hours of my life getting this fucking game to even load...