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Weekend Round-up: Return to Gears of War and Boba Fett is a Gem

Welcome back to another week in the land of Entertainment Buddha!  I wasn’t able to muse yesterday, so I just want to do a quick weekend round-up.  My weekend consisted of a return to glory with an old game that I gave a second chance, and a fantastic episode of “The Clone Wars”.  Great life right?  I did more than that, but I didn’t think staring at the wall and eating paint chips would really interest my readers.

First off, the episode of “The Clone Wars” that featured Boba Fett was most excellent.  Like I mentioned before “The Clone Wars”, although a cartoon, is probably the only good thing to come out of the prequel era.  The first episode in the three part Boba finale, “Death Trap“, really sheds some light on the early life of our favorite bounty hunter.  If you’re a Boba Fett fan I highly suggest checking the episode out, and the hour long episode coming up this Friday on the Cartoon Network.  These insights into Boba’s life are considered canon in the land of Star Wars, so eat it up and see for yourself how Boba one day becomes Vader’s favorite bounty hunter.  He wasn’t as cold hearted as you may have always thought.

The next big highlight of my weekend was an impromptu return to Gears of War 2.  I casted this game aside back in November of 2009 after one too many cheap matches that boiled my blood and added to my chances of having an aneurysm as a young male.  Anyone that has played Gears of War 2 multiplayer knows what I’m talking about.  It’s very similar to laying your face on a hot burner.  You know you shouldn’t do it, but back in your head you keep wanting to do it because you think that just maybe once it won’t suck.

Anyway, on a whim I threw the game back in and gave it a go.  I think it may be a result of me not having any new games to play because I’m poor, but I decided to put it in and prepare for the inevitable self-loathing.  To my surpirse I was quite pleased to be back in the Gears universe.  When this game is working correctly it truly can’t be rivaled.  There’s nothing like going Mano y Mano with your shotgun in hand and whatever skill you possess.  Unlike other shooters GOW forces you to get very personal with your enemy.  Nothing feels better than [slider title=”instagibbing”]Instagib – Derived from giblets or the various parts you see while shooting your enemies.  Made famous by the Unreal Tournament franchise.  Instagib refers to a one-shot kill with your opponents guts exploding everywhere.[/slider] your opponent with a shotty.  I was quite pleased to feel this sensation again, am I disturbed, possibly, but that’s another topic.

Gears 2 still has its issues with wonky gun play that makes you scratch your head in amazement at which shots land and which don’t, but my 4 month abscence from the game helped to alleviate some of the previous furstrations I had with it.  I’m almost back on a Gears kick now, and may contemplate going for level 100, which entails way too much of my time for a measly 75G, but a gamer has to do what a gamer has to do.

If you’re a Star Wars geek get on “The Clone Wars” bandwagon for the Boba Fett episodes.  If you’re like me and sentenced Gears of War 2 to the pits of hell in your game collection, consider dusting it off and giving it one more go.  It doesn’t feel as bad as it used to, and there really is no other shooter out there that gives you the rush of Gears of War 2 multiplayer.  Trust The Entertainment Buddha, I’m here to make you a better geek.

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Matt Heywood

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he's not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB's Star Wars Time podcast show.