2010 December

December 29, 2010

Top 10 games of 2010

It’s that time of year again were every gam­ing infor­ma­tion out­let post their top what­ev­er games of the year. This year we saw a large num­ber of great titles right off the bat in Jan­u­ary and they just con­tin­ued on into the crammed hol­i­day sea­son. Now just to note, this is not a list com­piled by all the writ­ers of this site this is just mine but I feel that a lot would agree with some of the choic­es I have made. So here it is my top 10 games of 2010. 10. Dante’s Infer­no (PS3, 360) – This game received more flack for being a God of War clone then any game before it, but it is the best of the bunch. The sto­ry was loose­ly tied to the epic poem and there were large amounts of unnec­es­sary nudi­ty,Read more…

December 26, 2010

Getting kicked from the experience

On the night of Decem­ber 16th, three friends and I drove 45 min­utes and spend around 80 total to see Tron Lega­cy in 3‑D IMAX. The movie is one of my favorite of the year and the best use of 3‑D I have seen to date. But what ruined it for me was oth­er peo­ple. It nor­mal­ly hap­pens with every movie I go see and video game I play, some­one ruins the expe­ri­ence. Movies, tele­vi­sion, video games, books, any kind of media are there to pull you into an expe­ri­ence, to take you to a world out­side your own. They take you mys­ti­cal and mag­i­cal places, wars once fought, the future of human­i­ty, to a race track going well over 200 mph; and all of this can be torn down in an instant by the out­side world. Thanks to aRead more…

December 22, 2010

Steam Has Over 1000 Games on Sale

Steam has over 1000 games on sale dur­ing the hol­i­day week­end.  Steam is offer­ing dis­counts on almost every title and mega­pack in their arse­nal.  Some of the titles on sale are Bor­der­lands, Left 4 Dead 2, Bad Com­pa­ny, Mafia, Mafia 2, Fear, Prince of Per­sia, Xcom, X3 and many oth­ers.  Their packs are also on sale and some of them are up to 75% off.  This means for around $40.00 —  $70.00 you can get between 12 and 20 titles.  Valve also announced that you will some­times get addi­tion­al dis­counts depend­ing on the games you already own.  For exam­ple lets say you want to buy por­tal and it’s already 5o% off but if you own Half Life 2, which you do… right… you get an addi­tion­al 10% off.  Steam detects that you own the title and applies the addtion­al dis­count.  ValveRead more…

December 18, 2010

Bad Company 2: Vietnam Review

Bad Com­pa­ny 2: Viet­nam is here, well at least for PC play­ers who pre­ordered it at the EA store or on Steam.  If you are like me you had this pre­or­dred weeks ago and now it is final­ly here.  Many games this year have been mas­sive dis­ap­point­ments.  Games that we had high expec­ta­tions of, most of which had high price tags, were com­plete let downs.  Need­less to say when I pre­ordered BC2:Vietnam I was con­cerned.  I am hap­py to say that BC2: Viet­nam is superb, Activi­sion take note, this is what DLC should be.  BC2 Viet­nam boasts 5 brand new maps, 6 new vehi­cles, 15 addi­tion­al new weapons that are char­ac­ter­is­tic of the time peri­od, 60’s sound track and new voic­es to boot.  In addi­tion to this there are some oth­er weapons that are in BC2 but they are Viet­namRead more…

December 13, 2010

EA Shying Away From Single Player

Accord­ing to EA Games label pres­i­dent Frank Gibeau says the company’s new busi­ness mod­el, which includes shy­ing away from sin­­gle-play­er games.  This will be sad news indeed for those of us who do not enjoy the mul­ti-play­er mod­el. “We’re very com­fort­able mov­ing the dis­cus­sion towards how we make con­nect­ed game­play — be it coop­er­a­tive or mul­ti­play­er or online ser­vices — as opposed to fire-and-for­get, pack­aged goods only, sin­­gle-play­er, 25-hours-and you’re out,” Gibeau said. “I think that mod­el is fin­ished. Online is where the inno­va­tion, and the action, is at.” says Frank. This comes on a tail of the announce­ment that EA will be cut­ting it’s release line­up by 50%. “I firm­ly believe that the way the prod­ucts we have are going, they need to be con­nect­ed online,” Gibeau said. “We’re going to try out new price-points, and we’re going toRead more…

December 10, 2010

COD: Source of Greed

              It has come to light that Activi­sion share hold­ers are unhap­py with the com­pa­ny for not charg­ing a fee for online mul­ti­play­er in COD games, Specif­i­cal­ly Black Ops and MW2 as those two alone have among the high­est online gam­ing traf­fic on Xbox Live and PSN, and Activi­sion appears to be under a cer­tain amount of scruti­ny for not forc­ing the gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty to pay a sub­scrip­tion fee on top of the $60 ini­tial price tag. An ana­lyst has said that not charg­ing for online mul­ti­play­er is “a betray­al of share­hold­er trust” while anoth­er said that keep­ing mul­ti­play­er free is “a seri­ous strate­gic error” and con­tin­ued with “We firm­ly believe that until the pub­lish­ers address mon­eti­sas­tion of mul­ti­play­er, game sales will con­tin­ue to be chal­lenged by the pub­lish­ers’ altru­is­tic deci­sion to pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant­ly more enter­tain­ment val­ue per hour than everRead more…

December 7, 2010

MEDAL OF HONOR

     Its been a while since the last MOH game and this one is get­ting lots of flack from the gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty as  a dis­s­a­point­ing let down. How­ev­er I will point out that the reviews are sim­i­lar all around, the peo­ple giv­ing it high rat­ings are say­ing the same thing as those giv­ing it low rat­ings. First Ill tell you what their NOT say­ing, no one is say­ing that MOH is a bad game, they’re say­ing its too short and the Mul­ti­play­er is lack­ing. I recent­ly played through MOH and its some­what true. I put about 7hrs into the sin­gle play­er which actu­al­ly wouldve been clos­er to 6hrs had I not replayed some cer­tain lev­els either from dying or pure great­ness. Get­ting back to what peo­ple are say­ing about the game. Its a shame every­one is hat­ing like they areRead more…

December 5, 2010

Crytec Says Consoles Holding PC Gaming Back

Cry­teq CEO held an inter­view over the hol­i­days and stat­ed that the PC plat­form is a whole gen­er­a­tion ahead of the Xbox 360 and Playsta­tion 3.  While PC gamers have known this for years it has­n’t real­ly been offi­cial­ly stat­ed by a promi­nent com­pa­ny until now.  Cry­tec was one of the last com­pa­nies that held PC exclu­sives how­ev­er with it’s new release of Cry­sis 2 it will be releas­ing the game on the PC, PS3 and 360. I’m sure for any PC gamer read­ing this that they are jump­ing out of their seats right now but this is actu­al­ly a dis­ap­point­ing state­ment.  Because of the focus on con­soles games, qual­i­ty games on the PC and exclu­sive titles for it have been far and in between. “PC is eas­i­ly a gen­er­a­tion ahead right now,” he told Edge Mag­a­zine. “With 360 andRead more…

December 5, 2010

Thankful that I knew you and sorely miss you…..

Dur­ing this time of year we are thank­ful for all sorts of things; Fam­i­ly, good health, friends, sta­ble job to bring food to the table, and com­pas­sion towards our fel­low man. As gamers we are thank­ful for all of those and more; great games, new hard­ware, updates to bring a new fla­vor to our favorite games, the joys of tak­ing down a noob and gen­tly rest­ing our vir­tu­al nu-nads on their fore­head, laugh­ing and hav­ing good times with friends, and hav­ing the com­fort­ing joy of a con­troller in hand dur­ing the long win­ter nights. This year I have played a lot of games both retail and down­load­able, through great games and sour ones, great nar­ra­tives and hor­ri­ble clichéd sto­ries that make famous authors turn in their graves, I have stolen every form of trans­porta­tion known to man and have walkedRead more…

December 2, 2010

Eyefinity Reveiw and Setup Instructions

So this Black Fri­day I decid­ed to hang around newegg and I found myself 2 x Hanns·G HZ251HPB Black 25″ in addi­tion to my Hannspree HF289H 28″ mon­i­tor.  I decid­ed to do this because I already owned a Sap­phire 5850 1GB and I had nev­er messed around with mul­ti mon­i­tor dis­plays.  I’ll cov­er my results and the parts required to make it work.  I searched the inter­net far and wide for instruc­tions on how to set this up and make it work and I final­ly got it all fig­ured out and I’ll cov­er it below.  So lets start with my build.  I’m run­ning on a Giga­byte moth­er­board, with 8gb of DDR3 CL7, AMD Phe­nom II 965 and a Sap­phire 5850 1gb and the mon­i­tors list­ed above. To do an eye­fin­i­ty set­up you need 3 mon­i­tors and a ATI card cape­able of doing eye­fin­i­ty. Read more…

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