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Episode CXLIII: The E3 Texas Hold ‘Em

The King returns from LA…

This week the B3 crew gather around for another edition of “Guess Who Died This Week?” and Chapter 63 of the MBTA “Oh, For Fuck’s Sake!” KBD shares his thoughts and favorites about this year’s E3, Anvil gives his weekly sports report, and another discussion about the movie Goon is raised.

It’s all plugged in here in Episode 143: The E3 Texas Hold ‘Em!

Episode CXLII: Now Serving Dumbass Pie!

If you just take a look at this Neuralyzer here, you’ll find the answers to the questions best left unknown.

After countless weeks of untimely deaths the B3 crew try to figure out who’s gonna kick the bucket next. The trio then look at Men In Black 3 (may contain spoilers!!!), followed by Anvil’s weekly sports report. Finally Blueonic shares his thoughts on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and the demos for Ridge Racer: Unbounded and Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor are put to the test.

It’s all fun and games until Boris The Animal stabs you! It’s Episode 142: Now Serving Dumbass Pie!

Episode CXLI: Operation: Chicken Burrito

Can you sink the Bastards’ battleship? Statistics say…no.

This week the B3 crew mourn the impending death of Boston’s last alternative rock radio station, and how it will be a grim day for music lovers everywhere. King Baby Duck and Blueonic review the new film Battleship, the games Max Payne 3 and Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II are examined, and Anvil gives his weekly sports report.

Fished right out of the water, it’s Episode 141: Operation: Chicken Burrito!


Avengers time. C’mon, grab your friends. We’ll go to very distant lands!

This week the gang tear a new asshole in parents who bring their children to a film that is neither appropriate or would hold their short attention spans, before going into the movie of the moment: The Avengers. Anvil gives his weekly sports report, tributes to the late Patriots player Junior Seau and Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch are held, and the demo for Dirt Showdown is examined.

The action-packed madness can be found here in Episode 139: Ave–PUT THOSE NIPPLES AWAY, HULK!!!

Episode CXXXVIII: Quoth The Raven, "Piss Off!!!"

Recorded once upon a midnight dreary, while Bastards pondered weak and weary…

This week the B3 crew takes a look at the demos for Dragon’s Dogma, Ninja Gaiden 3, Bloodforge, Deep Black – Episode 1, and The Walking Dead – Episode 1. John Cusack’s performance in The Raven is critiqued, the week in sports is examined, and the Bastards listen with delight to Jack White’s new album.

What they utter is their only stock and store. It’s Episode 138: Quoth The Raven, “Piss Off!!!”

Episode CXXXVII: The B3 Stooges

Nyuk nyuk nyuk! BOOP!

This week the B3 crew gets into Record Store Day discussion, which somehow leads to a 4/20 rant and back around again. The week in sports is put on the table, and Blueonic happily goes Tourette’s with Trials Evolution and the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta. Finally the movies The Three Stooges, Lockout, and The Lucky One are reviewed.

Clam it, chowderheads! It’s Episode 137: The B3 Stooges!

Episode CXXXI: Pictures Of That Chick From "Lost"

Teg returns. Hijinks ensue.

This week the B3 crew are pissed at a new law in Russia that was solely passed to punish their favorite metal band, but are then happy to hear the sounds of Busdriver’s new album Beaus$Eros. The demos for FIFA Street, MLB 2K11, and Nexuiz are looked at, and Teg gives his initial thoughts on Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning and Vessel. Last year’s hit film Real Steel is reviewed, and Anvil watches Adam Sandler as both Jack and Jill, followed by a quick sports report. Plus the Bastards premiere a brand-new track from Molice’s upcoming album Neugravity.

Wild tangents are all over the place! It’s Episode 131: Pictures of That Chick From Lost.

Latest UFC Game Stands Undisputedly Above Other Fighters

At E3 last year Dana White promised that the next UFC video game was going to stand out above any other MMA title ever released. After going toe-to-toe with UFC Undisputed 3, I am happy to report that he has kept his word.

Undisputed 3 is one of the fullest, most highly detailed sports games ever made. You’ll be able to choose from 150 fighters from the roster, including the newly-added bantamweight & featherweight classes and legends from the days of PRIDE Fighting. Career mode has been given a facelift that covers many forms of training. The submission system has been redone to much fanfare, as well as a new stamina system. Most important of all: it gives players the best overall spirit of mixed martial arts; it’s as if you’ll taking control of a real UFC event.


In Exhibition Mode players can put their hands around the seven different weight classes (bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight), with some fighters being able to jump between two of the classes. You’ll be able to choose from various arenas such as the Centre Bell, O2, and the MGM Grande; referees can also be chosen for the specific fight. As in real-life MMA the fight will be over via decision, knockout, TKO, submission, or stoppage, with actual rules and regulations making sure you win (or lose) fair and square. However those fighting in PRIDE Mode will find a couple differences here and there.

When fighting in the legendary PRIDE matches you’ll only be able to choose to have your match take place at the Saitama Super Arena (where the original fights always happened), with a random Japanese referee watching over the battle. Unlike in UFC there are two moves you can perform that would be deemed illegal elsewhere. If an opponent fails to take you down, you can soccer kick them in the face to catch them off-guard. Foot stomps are also allowed in this mode, perfect for those times when you knock the wind out of your opponent and just want to finish him off quicker.

Like in the past UFC titles players can simply punch and kick their way through using the four main buttons on your controller, holding down the left-sided buttons to modify your hits for a greater advantage. Using the right stick will set your player up to grapple your opponent, where you’ll be able to do some closer hits or take them down to the mat for some ground ‘n’ pound. Clicking down on the stick at the right time will pull out the submission maneuvers, which can be accomplished by keeping your colored bar inside your opponent’s for a fair amount of time via moving the stick around. In this regard I found it far easier to accomplish submissions here in Undisputed 3 than I did with Undisputed 2010, although the AI still offers a huge challenge with keeping the bar at the right angle.

UFC Undisputed 3 will keep players busy with its many game modes. Career Mode will have players take control of their favorite fighter — or created one — as he works up the ranks from fighting in the lower-ranked MMA companies to reaching the big time at UFC. You will be able to learn new moves, as well as perfect strategies to taking down you opponent in the ring. New to the Career Mode is its training style, where gamers will have to play 14 mini-games such as tire-flipping, bag punching, and sparring to rack up more strength points in specific areas of combat; do it wrong, and you could face serious consequences in the ring.

Title Mode will have you taking your favorite fighter in an arcade-like setup where you’ll have to fight in as many matches as possible to reach the championship belt. The more you win, the quicker up the ladder you go; lose, and you might find yourself dropping down with the lower ranked fighters. (In my experience I had Mirko Cro Cop lose the championship bout, and his rank went all the way down back to the number nine spot.) Win the belt, and you will be able to defend it against everyone in your weight class in Title Defense mode.

Ultimate Fights Mode will have you replaying some of the greatest fights in UFC and PRIDE history. However a catch appears when you find that some of the UFC matches are only playable after you purchase them from the Xbox Live/PSN Store, a cheap shot for those wanting to jump into some classic bouts from past UFC affairs. Event Mode will give you the opportunity to create your own PPV event, or you can recreate an upcoming event and see what the game predicts for each match.

Creating your fighter will give you almost complete freedom when it comes to your warrior’s looks, style, and entrance. The details put into this section are nothing short of awe-inspiring. With hundreds of ways to customize through thousands of choices it’d be almost impossible for two people to make the exact same fighter. While you’ll have to unlock items like sponsors and special clothing the choices your given at the get-go will not disappoint. The only downside: you cannot create women fighters, a real blow to the female fan demographic. (I also would’ve liked to have seen there be a way to use your imported music as your fighter’s theme, but that’s a small issue compared to the one previously mentioned.) You can also create your own logo and banner to showcase when you are in the ring.

The soundtrack for the game is fantastic, capturing the pure essence of what a UFC event brings. Hearing Bruce Buffer announce the fighters with his amazing enthusiasm will send the hairs on the back of your neck up, and the commentary from Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg has been edited so well that it seems like they are doing it live in your living room as you play. PRIDE fans will be happy to hear that their favorite ring announcer Lenne Hardt has been brought back, rolling tongues and all, along with some standout commentary from Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros.

Finally we get to the game’s all-around appearance. Using motion capture technology Yuke’s was able to bring players the most realistic fighters and moves to the MMA gaming realm. The blood, sweat, and tears flow as good as they do on live TV, and the kicks and punch smack the fighters’ faces with gobsmacked expressions. Granted there are a couple weird animation flaws (punches that don’t connect properly, AI hiccups), but for the majority of the time UFC Undisputed 3 looks and sounds like the real show.

With its many modes and online play it’s going to be tough to pull yourself away from this game. From battling against your friends to taking part in tournament modes for shop points there is tons to do in this latest UFC title. You’ll find it hard to repeat the same match twice, as there are plenty different ways to take down your opponent. Along with unlocking some classic fights and behind-the-scenes footage with your favorite fighters from the past and present, there is so much you can accomplish in this game; it might take you until UFC Undisputed 4‘s impending release date to unlock and play through everything.


  • Gives you the ultimate MMA experience
  • Many fighters, modes to choose from
  • Realistic looks, fights, maneuvers


  • Can’t create or play as female fighters
  • Submissions are still tough to pull off
  • AI can be tough to battle on even the easiest of settings


UFC Undisputed 3 is everything fans have been wanting in an MMA title. Fans of mixed martial arts both past and present will find many things to fall in love with in this game. I cannot think of another sports title on this current console generation that looks, feels, sounds, and plays as good as this title. In laymen’s term: if you love sports, then having UFC Undisputed 3 in your library is just about a necessity.

FINAL GRADE: 9.8 (out of ten)

Episode CXXX: What’s He Doing With His Hands?

The Bastards get all patriotic on your ass on a brand-new episode. (WARNING: This episode will contain spoilers.)

This week the B3 crew look at the new movie Act of Valor, dissecting its story, realism, and portrayal of real-life SEALs in action. Anvil gives his weekly sports report, the demos for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm – Generations, SSX, and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare are put under review, and Saignement and Anvil give their first impressions on the full version of UFC Undisputed 3.

Even the Camptown Ladies will be singing about this one! It’s Episode 130: What’s He Doing With His Hands?

Episode CXXVIII: I Need More Porn At Work!

When PC gaming reviewer (and Blueonic’s cousin) Teg is in the house, no one is safe…

This week the Bastards share their thoughts on the new Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds film Safe House, Anvil gets pissed at some Jedi and Sith people, and discover a little gem from 2008 known as Beer For My Horses. The week in sports is also analyzed, including — yes — the disaster known as the Super Bowl. King Baby Duck tries his best to describe the awkwardness of the Kinect Disneyland Adventures demo, Teg & Blueonic share their thoughts on current gaming trends and their predictions for the future in gaming, and the sequel Shank 2 gets played with guns blazing.

It’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth, and no that’s not a double entendre (though it could be). It’s Episode 128: I Need More Porn At Work!