May 31, 2011
Random though of the day: Insert Battlefield 3 into the “What-if” machine…..
During my long and boring morning I was reading an article on the Call of Duty’s stat site dubbed “Elite”. I love how they pass off something that Halo has been doing with Bungie.net for years, as new. Anyway, I recall reading that EA is putting 100 million behind Battlefield 3 to topple Modern Warfare 3, they want BF3 to be the bees knees of the “modern” FPS bout. Well let’s jump back to 2005 when EA had another contender in the ring challenging their beloved Madden franchise. ESPN football 2k5 is still widely considered one of the best football games to date. 2K went ballsy on 2k5 and priced it right at $19.99. 2k5 went on to crush Madden that year in terms of sales and critical acclaim. It pushed EA into a corner and made them shell outRead more…
May 31, 2011
Hands-on Preview: Dungeon Siege 3…..
I wasn’t always a fan of RPGs or ARPGs, but that has been changing as of late. I have enjoyed Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and its sequel, all of the Bethesda games (Elder Scrolls (starting with Morrowind), Fallout 3), the Fable series if you want to call them RPGs of some sort, Torchlight (which I may start my second play through here shortly) and of course anything that comes from that great place in the sky called Bioware as of late (yes, I am still currently enjoying Dragon Age 2). Normally my key genres of choice are action/adventure, racing, FPS, and some sports titles here and there to round it my gaming portfolio. As I grow older though, dungeon crawling, gathering large amounts of loot like swag at a convention, and stat and skill tracking are becoming more and moreRead more…
May 26, 2011
MASS EFFECT WINNER!!!!!!!!!!
And we have our winner for a FREE STEAM COPY OF MASS EFFECT.….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….….…..ZERO_19 is our winner this go around!!! Congrats ZERO, hope you enjoy it! youll be getting an email from me in the email account associated with your gamers blog acct. with instructions on how to claim your game. Let us know how you like it 😀
May 25, 2011
If you know the ending why bother playing?
*(Read with caution, spoilers abound)* I finally did it. After putting it off and off again I finally bought The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I know, I know the game has been out since 2006 and I am on my second Wii (sold the first); but I always thought shelling out $50 for a five year old game was kind of absurd (at least since it was still readily available). Well, on Sunday Nintendo released their “hits” line in the form of “Nintendo Selects” and Twilight Princess just happened to be one of the four titles they released for the right price of $19.99. So with a coupon and $15 gift card I got the game for free (technically), and started to play it. The only thing about this story is I have seen and played the ending ofRead more…
May 25, 2011
Random thought of the day: why do numbers mean so much?
Thought I would try something new and just write something little to get our minds as a community going and hopefully have a good discussion in the comments, so this may turn into a daily thing, who knows. Good philosophy, try before you buy, so we are going to try damn it! K/D spreads, win percentages, head shot counters, stats galore; that is all I hear about in competitive multiplayers and frankly, I am sick of it. I play my fair amount of multiplayer gaming, putting in a couple of hours each night on top of what else I played that day, but for the life of me can understand why people get up in arms about pointless numbers that have no effect on my experience. I play Battlefield, Halo, Gears of War, Homefront, Medal of Honor, Brink, and SectionRead more…
May 25, 2011
Gamer Chat? Nope, This is Gamer Rant!
Ok so Gamer Rant is going to be my little outlet to unleash the frustration in the gaming world. This rant is about good ol’ Call of Duty. First things first. When I played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare I was blown away. That game raised the bar and set a new standard for first person shooters and it was a fantastic game. There I said something nice. We fast forward to now and we have Modern Warfare 3 on the horizon. Here is the problem, with the exception of zombies (great idea) what exactly is new about the next Call of Duty titles? You get a new story right? Run through maps shooting everything and blow stuff up. Multiplayer is different? No…you pay for a glorified map pack really. My point is since Call of Duty hit gold withRead more…
May 25, 2011
Portal 2 Review Part 1: Single Player
^MC Escher and Portal. Both hand-in-hand with mind-blowingness. This game is so huge, I’m going to have to split the review into two articles. Now, I know I’m quite late on the scene here, but this isn’t a review for people who wanted to know whether the game was buyable instantly. Rather, this is my opinion on the game as someone who was hesitant and forced to wait, and it goes out to others who were also hesitant and/or forced to wait. So, here it goes. Graphics: Shame on you for even inquiring about this. Graphics, in my opinion, really bear no pertinence to game quality. However, I must say that Portal 2 is beautiful. The atmosphere of the story in every area is perfectly matched by the colors and textures of your surroundings. Even on low resolutions and graphicRead more…
May 24, 2011
Qwop Challenge Winner!
Although it was technically four days late, I still did receive one submission to the QWOP Challenge! With a grand score of 101 meters (metres if you’re European), and TWO rule bends, our winner is.… Dr. Pixel! He requested that I write an article about “indie games in general”. Pretty broad of a topic, but I’ll definitely nail together an article for him. I’d like to thank everyone who attempted QWOP, and I’d like to encourage everyone to get in on my next challenge! I’ll give you three hints as to what it is: It involves significant amounts of luck. It involves a console that is not current-gen. It will give me a chance to practice my casting skills. I’m currently fairly busy (I graduate the 11th of next month!), but I’ll have plenty of time to post the challengeRead more…
May 24, 2011
The Witcher 2: The Review
Back in October 2007 relatively unknown developer, CD Projekt with Atari released The Witcher. The original provided one of the most authentic, original and captivating RPG experiences ever to land on the PC or any platform for that matter. The game was not without its problems however as it contained many graphical glitches, extremely long loading times between sequences and a censored version released in North America. The company responded to these issues by not only releasing an updated version of the game but adding in new quests, graphical enhancements and reduced loading times but providing it free to customers who had already purchased the game. In fact CD Projekt spent over 1 million dollars resolving the issues its customers presented to them. Ever since The Witcher was released fans have been anxiously awaiting a continuation of the epic storyRead more…
May 20, 2011
Ok so L.A. Noire came out last Tuesday and I dove right into it. Now I am sure people see the Rockstar Games and go “Ok, more GTA and Mafia type games.” Well here is what I say to that person…Shut up. Yes Rockstar published the game but L.A. Noire only borrows driving and combat from GTA, after that it is a completely different game. Noire goes back in time to L.A. in the 1940’s (1947 to be exact). The premise is pretty easy to grasp. You’re a cop and you’re solving crimes. The best thing about this game is the story telling. As you play you feel like a detective and you start to run the outcomes through your head trying to solve the case. You start as an average patrolman and work your way up the ranks toRead more…