Month in Review: July

4 08 2009

Despite July being a slow month for the site and gaming news in general I felt it still needed a wrap up post. The month was busy for me personally and with the busy fall just around the corner the small break was a welcomed change. If you have been busy like I have and haven’t had the chance to get your Beyond The D-Pad news then you are in the right place. This is where I recap all of the posts from the past month.  If you wanted a place to bookmark to see past months and where future months will be archived, that’s easy, just click right here. By all means don’t be such a stranger in the coming months. But for now here is the month that was July…

Demo Impressions: Fight Night Round 4 & Ghostbusters

Despite my busy schedule and complete infatuation with inFAMOUS I found the time to try out some overdue demos, below are my quick thoughts and impressions as I played through them. Fight Night Round 4 I am understandably late to the party on trying out this title but admittedly I was not overly hyped to play it. […]

InFamous Review

InFAMOUS is a sandbox-style third person action adventure game that is exclusive to the Playstation 3 and developed by Sucker Punch Productions who were previously behind the Sly Cooper series. In this game you take control of Cole MacGrath a bike messenger who survives a massive explosion that disables Empire City, a fictional world where […]

My Trials & Tribulations

I started this blog on a whim late last year without much direction or plan in search of finding some success in an industry I loved. I was unsure how to break through and just figured any action was better than no action. Of course I was hopeful this would lead to other opportunities so […]

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Month in Review: June

6 07 2009

With June coming to a close the year is officially half over, amazing. Besides that, this means its time for our Month in Review which was mistakenly not posted for the month of May. If you have been busy like I have and haven’t had the chance to get your Beyond The D-Pad news then you are in the right place. This is where I recap all of the posts from the past month.  If you wanted a place to bookmark to see past months and where future months will be archived, that’s easy, just click right here. By all means don’t be such a stranger in the coming months. But for now here is the month that was June…

Retail Price Point

Ever since I have been involved in the gaming industry and more recently since I have been reviewing games I have wondered about our current generation’s retail price point. I always thought the $60 price point was so arbitrary, why $60 and not $50 or even $40. I know games have been more expensive in […]

Terminator Salvation Review

Terminator Salvation is yet another movie tie-in game that was recently released on May 19, 2009 in conjunction with the movie of the same title. This action/shooter game was developed by Halcyon Games, a recently created subsidiary of Halcyon Company who bought the rights of the Terminator franchise, as well as Swedish developer Grin who […]

Uncharted 2 Beta Impressions

Due to my recent purchase of inFAMOUS, look for that review soon, I had the opportunity to participate in the Uncharted 2 closed multiplayer beta. The beta includes two modes: competitive multiplayer and co-operative multiplayer. In competitive multiplayer there are two different game types, plunder and regular team deathmatch both of which can be played on […]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a video game adaptation of the movie both of which were recently released and for the first time explores the back-story of Wolverine. While the developer, Raven Software, didn’t stay completely true to the original story most of the movie storyline is also in the game. In this game you take […]

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Month in Review: April

3 05 2009

Another month bites the dust which takes us to yet another Month in Review. It was a busy month for me personally but a bit dry for gaming news. However you are in the right place to get caught up on all things Beyond The D-Pad. This is where we recap all of our posts for the past month. If you wanted a place to bookmark to see past months and where future months will be archived, thats easy, just click right here. And by all means don’t be such a stranger in the coming months. But for now here is the month that was April…

Yes, you heard right. So get all of your virtual quarters ready because the arcade phenomenon, Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, is coming back. This titles release hasn’t been the best kept secret, since it has been heavily rumored for some time now, although has now been officially announced on Marvel’s website. […]

Guess what? Its that time of the week again. Welcome to What to Play our weekly feature detailing all of the playable content for the week. If its playable and it come out this week for the PS3 then we will have it. If you would like other consoles listed let us know in the […]

With an overwhelming amount of quality games that have been released on the Playstation 3 it’s easy to overlook some of the games on the PlayStation Network. However I am here to tell you that would be a mistake. Instead I will offer you a list of the top 10 PSN games. 10. 1942: Joint Strike […]

Blizzard recently released their latest Battle Report, which is basically a replay of a game. The current Battle Report was a match played on a never before seen 1v1 map called Blistering Sands between Matt Cooper who played as the Zerg vs David Kim who played as the Terran. During the 20+ minutes of the […]

What time is it? Game Time! That’s right, I love sports and this is arguably one of the best times of the year. The NBA playoffs are starting, MLB Baseball is beginning, and the Future stars of the NFL are getting ready to be drafted and start training camp. So, anyways its also time for […]

What time is it?… Ya, I guess your right after a few weeks off that can’t be done. We’ll save that for next week. Anyways after a few weeks off due to sickness, March Madness, and life in general What to Play is back. What to Play is a weekly feature where we will highlight […]

Why Game?

I recently had a question posed to me from a non gamer that on the surface appeared easy. But after some thought I found myself asking the same question. What was it might you ask, simple, Why do you play video games? My first reaction was effortless, hey why don’t you play games? But decided against […]

The recently released multi-platform title F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origins is a follow up from Monolith to their successful survival horror shooter F.E.A.R. or First Encounter Assault and Recon that was released in 2005. F.E.A.R. 2 picks up directly where the original left off. You take control of Michael Becket a Delta Force Operator that Alma […]

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Month in Review: March

1 04 2009

Another month in the record books only means one thing its time for our monthly feature, Month in Review. Its our monthly synopsis of all the posts during the previous month. If you missed any of our posts the past month and wanted to see what you missed you have come to the right place. If you wanted to check out any of the previous months those can be seen here. By all means don’t be a stranger this month we would be honored to have you back. So, here is the month that was March…

Demo Impressions

Although a bit late I finally had the time to try out a few demos below are my impressions as I played through them. WWE Legends of WrestleMania I am at the age that I grew up watching the WWF with heroes such as Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Rick Flare, Jake the Snake Roberts, and Ultimate Warrior […]

Interview with Sev1512 of PlayStation LifeStyle

In this month’s interview I had the special opportunity to interview Sev1512 Owner/Editor-in-Chief of a highly successful PlayStation centered website located at PlayStationLifeStyle.net. During this exchange we discussed many things such as: his experience creating and running his own website, his background and a few of his favorite games. Check out the full exchange below. […]

What to Play: March 8-14, 2009

[Updated 03/16/09] Once again its that time of the week, your right – its not. However I will be away from the interwebs for the weekend so this will have go up a bit earlier. If any of the releases change I will update the post when I get back on Sunday. For now enjoy this […]

Game Review Stance

Since my first review has just gone up, read that here, I decided it would be best to explain my stance on reviews. It will be my goal to provide the most efficient way to deliver the critical information you need to make an educated buying decision. I personally am not a fan of the […]

Killzone 2 Review

In the recently released PlayStation 3 exclusive, Killzone 2, players continue their struggle with the Helghast yet this time on enemy territory. During the assault of Helghan your ultimate goal is the capture of adversary leader of the Helghast, Emperor Scolar Visari. The story is as cliché as all other first-person shooters, but that isn’t […]

What to Play: March 1-7, 2009

Its that time of the week again, ok no — not THAT time. Its time for What to Play where we highlight the weeks playable content. Unsure if that DLC was delayed, curious to see if a Demo was released? This is your place. If you would like to check out any previous weeks its […]

Killzone 2 Patch 1.20 is Live

For all of those Killzone 2 fans out there, honestly who isn’t? You will be happy to hear that the new patch which will be released today, first in EU then here in the states among other things will fix the control issue a lot of people have been complaining about. I personally didn’t have […]

Trophies on PlayStation.com

Yesterday via the official Playstation blog it was announced that effective today after logging in you will be able to view your own trophies online at Playstation.com. Now while I usually don’t post breaking news, many other outlets do that, I did have an opinion which I am never shy to give. While obviously on the […]

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Month in Review: February

2 03 2009

Another new feature this month is our monthly review where we will list all of the posts during that month along with a small sample of that post. So if you don’t regularly check the site, how dare you, this is a great way to see what you have missed while away. If a particular post interests you simply click on the link to read the full article and by all means check back with us more often so you won’t have to read these updates. Anyways, here is the month that was February…

Welcome to a new weekly feature called “What to Play” where we will post the weeks releases of playable content, including all the retail games. This list will not only highlight the U.S. releases but will encompass all of the regions for our friends all over the world. I found it hard enough to keep […]

Playing video games is a hobby in which I enjoy but at times can take up a huge chunk of my time, while some have that time to waste others like myself have a wife and a family making it difficult to strike that perfect balance. How can we as gamers find that time […]

This year Sony expects to reap the rewards of many exclusive titles set to release on the PlayStation 3, such as Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain and InFamous just to name a few. But in the future can we expect these titles to stay exclusive or even expect exclusive titles at all? It is […]

This is the second entry in what I hope to be a continued monthly feature where I get the opportunity to interview someone in the gaming/blogging culture. If you would like to check out any of the previous interviews they will all be archived here as will all the future interviews. So check back often […]

Although this blog generally covers video games and the video game industry I choose the name Beyond The D-pad to give me the freedom to also talk and express things that effect me, a gamer and much more, while I go through this journey that is my life. While I usually would not share such […]

With such exclusives releases as Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Resistance 2 many people claimed 2008 to be the year of the PlayStation 3. Now I won’t refute or echo that statement however if that was the case then 2009 seems ready to build on that momentum. Those signs are evident with […]

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