2011 May

May 19, 2011

Dont miss out on your chance to save the galaxy with your FREE STEAM COPY OF MASS EFFECT.

Do you feel down about the state of the galaxy? Do you wish you had the com­mand­ing author­i­ty of a super badass bent on erad­i­cat­ing evil while at the same time being dash­ing­ly awe­some or ter­ri­fy­ing­ly douchy? Well wish no more!!! Now is your chance to win a FREE steam copy of MASS EFFECT. Its your turn to trav­el the galaxy kickin in doors and nut sacks, sav­ing the day and get­ting the freak­ish­ly hot alien chick. Ill keep it sim­ple. All you have to do is share your thoughts with TGB. You MUST post 1 com­ment under this arti­cle and then post 5 com­ments under any arti­cle (all 5 com­ments do not have to be under the same arti­cle) and let us know whats on your mind. Post­ing 1 com­ment here and then 5 com­ments any­where else will enterRead more…

May 16, 2011

The Witcher Comes: Final Countdown

I don’t very often do pre­views because, well, every­one else on the plan­et and their moth­er does them but on this occa­sion I am going to make an excep­tion for a game that blew my mind the first time I played it.  That game is The Witch­er 2 and we are approach­ing the 12 hour count­down before it is avail­able on steam to down­load.  You can bet your hard earned mon­ey that I will be down­load­ing this the minute it is released so I can play it when I get home from work. The Witch­er is one of the last few PC exclu­sives if not the last so it will be inter­est­ing to see how the game sells com­pared to it’s con­sole brethren.  This is also an RPG and not a quick pick me up FPS that every­one is usedRead more…

May 14, 2011

Arise chicken, arise…..

After almost a month of the PlaySta­tion Net­work being shut down due to a hack, Sony has begun it’s reac­ti­va­tion but it will take some time. Sony has issued a firmware update along with the reac­ti­va­tion so be sure to down­load and update online mul­ti­play­er func­tion­al­i­ty will be the first ser­vice to be resus­ci­tat­ed. There is a map avail­able on the PlaySta­tion blog that will high­light which cities and states are back up and run­ning. To sign back into your PSN account you will be required to change your pass­word which, after all that has hap­pened, isn’t a bad idea. It’s been a long time since I have report­ed news but it feels good to report once again. Please give it some time and again check the map that is on the PlaySta­tion blog to see when you can final­ly enjoy some onlineRead more…

May 12, 2011

CharcoalCoyote’s Qwop Challenge!

So, I’m sure many of you have seen this game called QWOP by now. It’s pret­ty old news, and the cre­ator has already put out a new one called GIRP (which is just as hard, but in a dif­fer­ent way.) If you’ve still not seen it, HERE is a link to the game on its home web­site. Most of you who have played have only stuck it out to the ten meter mark before rage­quit­ting (I’ve made it to fifty meters three times, but nev­er got­ten past it.) So, I chal­lenge you, TGB read­ers, staff, and who­ev­er else would like to play: Beat QWOP. Go the dis­tance. Run all the way to the end, and jump as far as you can. But why, you may ask? Why would I con­sume that much of your time? How about this; the win­nerRead more…

May 12, 2011

How to become a Gamer Chick – A Simple Guide

Step 1.  Be of the female species.  This is very impor­tant.  Sex changes do not count unless you were pre­dis­po­si­tion towards the fem­i­nine as a male.  Also, please ensure that you are homo-sapi­en as bovine, lupine, or any oth­er form of mam­mal, avian, rep­tile, or plant life is unac­cept­able due to the lack of cog­ni­tive thought and/or oppos­able thumb.  Once you’ve deter­mined if you are indeed a homosapi­en female, you may pro­ceed to step 2.  If you can­not prove that you are so, then this guide will sim­ply be humor to you rather than some­thing of use. Step 2.  Remem­ber that as in all walks of life, gamer chicks can be beau­ti­ful or ugly, fat or skin­ny, nerdy or prep­py (rare, but it hap­pens).  It mat­ters not to the game or those who you talk to on chat what youRead more…

May 10, 2011

Brink: First Impressions

Thanks to some awe­some friends of mine I got a copy of Brink on pre-order and got to sit down and play it last night.  Being that I haven’t been able to play all of the way through it I thought I would give my ini­tial impres­sions of the game.  Before I begin I want to clar­i­fy what Brink is.  Before I was gift­ed this game I had absolute­ly no idea what it was or what the point of the game was.  Brink attempts to be a com­bi­na­tion of sev­er­al games.  First and fore­most Brink bears sim­i­lar­i­ties to Team Fortress 2 and then tries to com­bine it with the likes of Bor­der­lands.  There are even some Call of Dutyesq ele­ments in the form of weapon unlock­ing and mod­i­fi­ca­tions and all of this comes with­out the annoy­ing TF2 hats.  I’m sureRead more…

May 7, 2011

And the Survivor(Winner) of the Dead Giveaway is!!!!

Con­grat­u­la­tions Red_Hood!!! You are the win­ner of the Dead Give­away: Left 4 Dead 2 Give­away!  To claim your prize you need to email me  at thsoundman@thegamersblog.com with where you want your prize to be sent.   We want to thank every­one for play­ing and can’t say thank you enough for all the help you have giv­en TGB by the con­tri­bu­tions you have made via dis­cus­sions.  We plan to have anoth­er give­away here short­ly so don’t leave just because you did­n’t win.  We plan on giv­ing away more free games  and maybe even some hard­ware here in the next few weeks so stay tuned.  Some of you may have won­dered how we picked the win­ner.  I used an appli­ca­tion over at random.org that let me plug in all of the con­tes­tants names and then the 1st name that showed up on the listRead more…

May 6, 2011

Explaining Gaming to Those Who Don’t Understand

I sup­pose as a for­mer almost-edu­­ca­­tor, I should touch on the edu­ca­tion­al aspects of gam­ing.  I have had to defend my play­ing World of War­craft, Halo, even Mario Cart and Super Smash Bro’s on my old N64 to my moth­er, a firm believ­er in activ­i­ties that devel­op men­tal clar­i­ty and knowl­edge.   So, while this top­ic may not be about the newest game or an excit­ing review, it has to poten­tial to be help­ful to the younger read­ers that find them­selves try­ing to defend them­selves to the parental fig­ures in their lives.  Now, I want to make some­thing clear so I don’t have hate mail.  I am not going to make a clear cut list of what is edu­ca­tion­al about each game.  Instead, I am going attempt to help you learn to dis­cern what parts you share with that nosy par­entRead more…

May 6, 2011

What Happen? What You Say? Someone Set Us Up The Bomb!

For great jus­tice!!! What hap­pen?  What you say?  Some­one set us up the bomb! All your base are belong to us! Bad Eng­lish?  Per­haps… but these phras­es have been spo­ken time and time again over the last two decades and have been used in count­less videos, online games and forums across the world.   They have even been used in pop­u­lar media and games like Half Life and Team Fortress.  You, your­self, are now prob­a­bly won­der­ing where they orig­i­nat­ed from. A side scroller game released in 1989, Zero Wing, is the source for all this.  It has been referred to as one of the worst trans­lat­ed games of all time and with good rea­son.  If you lis­ten to the actu­al audio dur­ing the game it almost makes no sense.  That being said it’s amaz­ing how a bad­ly trans­lat­ed game can lead mass fol­low­ing ofRead more…

May 5, 2011

Wishing for a different type of MMO…..

I have played World of War­craft. I play (once PSN comes back to life) D.C. Uni­verse. I have tried EVE Online. As much as I like DCU (I hear the moans, it’s not that bad), it real­ly does not hit nor rep­re­sent what I want in a MMO, and noth­ing out there does. I love fan­ta­sy set­tings, WoW has a great set­ting but the com­bat doesn’t do it for me and the art style (while there are times I love it) looks like a Han­na Bar­bera car­toon. I want a MMO to make an alter­nate life in a world that I could nev­er vis­it (no not Sec­ond Life), to be a world where every play­ers actions affect the next play­er and so on and so forth. The idea I have in my head for my per­fect MMO, is just that;Read more…

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