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Happy Groundhog’s day! (aka sorry for another couple weeks of no posts)

For the record, I had been (for the most part) enthralled in the epicness of Fallout 3 for the better part of January as the game of the year edition was part of my christmas presents. About 121 hours of exploring and conquering later I was done with all the quests of the main game…BUT I haven’t tapped into the add-ons yet (other than getting over level 20 as part of Broken Steel). For the moment though I’m going back Assassin’s Creed 2, which I briefly started after christmas but hadn’t even played past the first sequence before moving into Fallout 3 among other things.

Second, last week I also made a pretty good killing with some cheap DVDs. The FYE location near here (which also used to be a Media Play before they closed down) is closing their doors soon and they were up to 50% off now. What better time than now to peruse their used sections, no? I did just that and found a nice load of movies/TV most as low as $3 or $4. You’d be surprised what you find sometimes at Big Lots too if you don’t mind digging through their $3 new DVD sections or even Best Buy with their different $5 DVDs every week. Blu-ray is gaining more and more influence but I’m still fine with DVDs thanks, so stop pushing them on me.

Lastly, I’d like to note that Zombieland hit DVD/Blu-ray release today. To anyone who hasn’t seen it yet I would have to say that it was a quite the good balance of humor and zombie killing (and I’m not just saying that because I love zombie stuff…or maybe I am). It also has quite possibly the best Bill Murray cameo of all time. There’s a standard single disc available everywhere and an exclusive “Nut up or shut up” 2 disc edition at Best Buy. Either way you’ll get relatively the same experience plus or minus 2 additional featurettes. Pick it up and you won’t regret it.

P.S. – Only a couple more weeks until the Resident Evil 5 add-on. Can’t wait…

– DGM-payne


Riskening 2009 : A Retrospective

The new year is upon us and we should all be looking forward to the next and all it has to offer in entertainment…BUT let’s take a moment to look at the ups and downs of Riskening for the past year, shall we?

January –

My old hosting failed me. (Big surprise…NOT)

February –

CoD : WaW and the start of a beautiful thing… (aka Resident Evil 5 demo)

March –

The old host fails…AGAIN. (surprised yet?)

The Resident Evil 5 coverage begins! (teaming up with my cousin)

…and Continues! (eat it Wesker!)

Nintendo is starting to get the picture (maybe) that we need more space on the Wii than they give us. (how about some more online games too?)

April –

Starting to get excited about Terminator Salvation… (and not disappointed regardless of what the naysayers have to say)

The Anticipated List is starting to take form. (it’ll grow in due time)

The 360 fails by way of the dreaded e74! (and the PS3 gets a little extra lovin while he’s gone)

I give my 2 cents about what was missing from RE5. (still a great game though, I forgive you Capcom)

May –

Tacos at Midnight Doritos disappoint me. (if I wanted to eat some taco seasoning I would’ve just ripped open a bag and chugged some down)

Atleast the Red Dead Redemption trailer picked my spirits up. (and the new gameplay one is even more exciting) 

We recieve some sad news about the development team at 3d Realms. (but DNF will push on and maybe we’ll actually be able to play it…someday)

I give my opinion about digital copies… (you know, those things that come with certain DVDs that I’m sure they charge you extra for AND that you have to use before a certain expiration date)

…and the new Eco-box craze. (here’s a hint, they suck)

Japan continues to make awesome commercials. (Oh Japan, you so crazy!)

What better way to celebrate Memorial day than with the first major Modern Warfare 2 trailer? (answer: it doesn’t get much better than that)

We learn a thing or two about game shipping precautions. (this has been a PSA)

The Terminator Salvation game, unlike the movie, disappoints me. (rushing licensed games out the door doesn’t pay, kids)

June –

Nazi Zombies postpones the new Anticipated List. (you win this time zombies!)

3d Realms continues to battle with it’s publisher Take-Two over Duke Nukem Forever. (FIGHT!)

The new look for Max Payne emerges…through several screenshots. (looking pretty scruffy man)

July –

We take a look at some of the latest and greatest titles in terms of Co-op play. (we’re in this together now)

The long overdue Anticipated series is underway at last. First up, Wii! (you know you want these games)

We learn a thing or two about stacking the dead. (in video games…of course)

Hey PS3! You’re up to the Anticipated stand. (bring on the exclusives)

August –

Nazi Zombies threatens the status of the Anticipated series AGAIN. (this time with a little help from Splosion Man)

The Anticipated List is starting to wind down…but not until we get through this feast of multiconsole goodies! (part 1)

September –

The Anticipated series goes out with a BANG! (and a heaping load of upcoming titles)

I try my hand at a DVDs of the week post. (maybe this will even become a regular thing someday?)

A suprisingly good week for us Co-op gamers comes along out of the blue. (it’s about time!)

October –

We took a little break. (hey, if I got paid for this I would be much more adament about keeping up with posts but alas…)

…until we get back into the swing of things with some of my favorite titles of the moment. (atleast my 21st birthday was this month too! 😀 …on the 21st may I add)

November –

I try to get back into DVD picks of the week again. (it was a nice try, right?)

The switch to a new web host begins at last! (and well overdue if you ask me)

…looks like things are going good on the new host, no? (even though it’s not hard to beat the old one)

December –

The Bayonetta demo astounds! (January’s looking to be a good one)

The DGM Wiki goes back online after much neglect. (sorry buddy, atleast you’re all upgraded and cleaned up now, right?)

An Animal Crossing Christmas greeting appears! (Awwww…)

…and there you have it! All the good (games and dvds), the bad (away time) and the ugly (hosting problems) of the year 2009.


from, and have a safe and healthy one.


Merry Christmas!

I know it’s been almost 2 weeks now since my last post (my bad), but…

(please accept my Animal Crossing : City Folk greeting 😀 )

Happy holidays and thanks to all my visitors! If I were Jingle I would TOTALLY give you guys some awesome presents, but alas… 😉

That job is already taken, but I still wish you a great holiday. That’s all that matters, isn’t it?

More to come soon.

– DGM-payne


DVD picks of the week! (1st week Nov 2009)


The Taking of Pelham 123 – This movie was one of those rare times when I actually enjoyed a remake more than the original. The original was pretty good in it’s own right, but I just found it to be more wordy, less action and more comedy than the remake. Maybe it’s just the action movie goer in me but I like what Tony Scott did with it. It has a heavier sort of feeling to it than the original, which you may or may not like more, but give it a try if you’re a fan of his previous work. Combine that with great performances by Denzel and Travolta (even a James Gandolfini mayor, which was pretty amusing to see) and you get a good all around experience set around a hijacking plot.


G.I. Joe : The Rise of Cobra – Alright, first of all I have to admit that I wasn’t much of a fan as a child. The cartoon was a bit before my time and my older brother was the one with the toys. With that said, I’ll talk about this one as an action fan, not series fan (as to not offend the fans). As an action experience I was pretty pleased with it. The technology such as the propelled suits, camo suits, and sonic guns among many others helped keep me amused during the car chases, sword fights and other action sequences. The plot about the nanomachines is pretty interesting and adds the whole sense of threat. Being based on a classic series, expect the usual one-liners and other fan service (see the new Star Trek for another example). Even if you were dissappointed by the movie there’s always the cartoon DVDs to fall back on now also, right?

– DGM-payne


DVDs of the week!

Here’s our new DVD release picks for the week:


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia : Season 4 – If you haven’t checked out this outrageous FX comedy series yet then you probably should have by now. If you have, then you’re probably a fan like me and should pick up Season 4 starting Tuesday this week. Get it this week at Best Buy or similar outlet for 20 some dollars and avoid an outrageous $40 retail price tag.

What more reason than this?

Day man vs. Night man…oh, and new season starting this Thursday at 10pm EST. Be there.


X-Men Origins Wolverine – It’s a pretty entertaining movie atleast, relatively accomplishing a showing of origin stories for a select few of the X-Men. The single disc and 2 disc versions differ in amount of special features, such as featurettes and deleted scenes. Best Buy also has some crazy blu-ray collectible bust edition if you’re into that sort of thing. Again, pick it up this week if you’re interested and avoid the crazy retail prices.

There you have it, our main DVD picks of the week. As far as video games go, don’t forget about the WET and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 releases this week as well (read more about them in our Anticipated series if you haven’t already).

– DGM-payne

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