2011 October

October 31, 2011

He Killed Me!? Impossible! He Must be Cheating!

  This is some­thing that has been on my mind for quite some­time now but I’ve nev­er actu­al­ly voiced it before until this week­end when I prob­a­bly heard ‘foul play’ called at least 30 times.  I’ve noticed in today’s gam­ing scene that it’s com­mon place to call foul play every­time one’s self gets killed.  I’m not deny­ing that there are hack­ers out there in the PC gam­ing and Con­sole gam­ing indus­try, and in recent years the num­ber of them have been grow­ing but that does­n’t mean every time some­one gets killed it’s because of a hack­er.  Up until recent­ly hack­ing was pri­mar­i­ly a prod­uct of the PC gam­ing indus­try and for a time con­sole gamers had been spared the hor­rors and extreme annoy­ance which is hack­ing.   How­ev­er, in recent years, a num­ber of hacks have appeared on con­sole sys­tems acrossRead more…

October 30, 2011

Congrats X Superbox Winners

The X Super­box con­test end­ed last Fri­day and we are excit­ed to announce the win­ners of the con­test.  Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ray16, Hon­ey­Baked­Ham, Arren­Dusk, RokDC and Liztress.  If you are on this list we have sent you an email con­grat­u­lat­ing you for your win­ning!   Reply to that email and we will send you your prize.  Thank you so much to every­one that par­tic­i­pat­ed and thank you to Egosoft who was kind enough to spon­sor us the games for this con­test.  Thank you every­one!

October 30, 2011

All Hallows eve approaches…..

Hey every­one, how goes it on this week­end of week­ends? Hal­loween is almost here, every­one ready to munch down on end­less can­dy or any­one play­ing some creepy games or watch­ing a good slash­er flick over the next few days? Since mov­ing back to Flori­da from the great white north, I am shocked to find the utter lack of Haunt­ed Hous­es down here; excuse the pun but it’s lit­er­al­ly a ghost town. My favorite hol­i­day of the year and in the area I live in it goes unno­ticed. I guess I can’t have it all, I do have white sandy beach­es and it’s still in the 60’s; I could be buried in 6 inch­es of snow. My Hol­i­day will con­sist of watch­ing my Steel­ers romp on the Patri­ots, and then pos­si­bly watch either Sleepy Hol­low or Sweeney Todd while read­ing myRead more…

October 27, 2011

GamerChat!

  This week we are com­ing at you with Bat­man: Arkham City, the state of License games, and what qual­i­fies a game for Game of the Year sta­tus. Here’s a hint, that “mod­ern war­fare” game your play­ing will nev­er win this award. Next week we are com­ing at you with all things Bat­tle­field 3, from con­sole to PC. Hope you enjoy.   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFEadtNrnvk

October 27, 2011

EA’s Origin gaining momentum

EA has announced they they will be get­ting some heavy third par­ty sup­port from major game com­pa­nies such as Warn­er Bros., THQ and Cap­com. Cur­rent­ly Ori­gin car­ries EA titles exclu­sive­ly, this part­ner­ship will put titles pub­lished by oth­er major com­pa­nies on Orig­in’s shelf. If your one of the few who actu­al­ly like Ori­gin then this like­ly excites you, how­ev­er this can only go one of two ways for the rest of us. Either EA will con­tin­ue to let Ori­gin be the sub par piece of trash that it is or this acqui­si­tion of titles pro­duced by oth­er major com­pa­nies, thus broad­en­ing its hori­zons, will moti­vate if not require EA to step it up and make Ori­gin a work­ing piece of soft­ware. Per­son­al­ly I detest Ori­gin, its glitchy, clunky and entire­ly uno­rig­i­nal, it basi­cal­ly copies Steam, almost exact­ly, the UI is real­lyRead more…

October 25, 2011

Battlefield 3 and the glitches that come with a brand new game

Bat­tle­field 3 has been long antic­i­pat­ed and long in the mak­ing and has left many frus­trat­ed and dis­ap­point­ed at launch.  The most preva­lent issue, at least the one I encoun­tered along with many oth­ers is punk­buster caus­ing issues. There are like­ly many oth­er issues depend­ing on each indi­vid­u­als sit­u­a­tion, ie. sys­tem specs, dri­vers, etc. I dont know a fix for every­thing but if you are hav­ing issues with get­ting into a serv­er then get­ting kicked min­utes lat­er you may have made the unknow­ing mis­take of not allow­ing the BF3 installer install PB due to the fact that you already had PB installed. I kept get­ting the mes­sage “.…kicked my admin.…” this was hap­pen­ing because the PB files need­ed to play the game came with the game and I did­nt install them, I fig­ured I would sim­ply do a man­u­al update ofRead more…

October 25, 2011

The Ultimate Gaming FPS simulator or the 1st Holodeck!

This ulti­mate gamF­PS sim­u­la­tor was built by the crew at “The Gad­get Show” a tech show from Eng­land on Chan­nel 5. Armed with the E3 demo of Bat­tle­field 3 and about $650,000 they have made the clos­est thing to a holodeck I’ve ever seen! Using ambi­ent light­ing, a hacked Kinect con­troller, a floor that lets you sim­u­late walk­ing with­out mov­ing, some remote con­tolled paint­ball guns, and a 360 degree full room screen these guys have built some­thing insan­ly cool!   So, if you got that kin­da scratch lying around watch the video to learn how to build your own!   Source: Engad­get  

October 25, 2011

ESWC Tournament Finals Repeat International

A line­up of twelve teams com­pet­ed in the Elec­tron­ic Sports World Cup’s first ever Dota 2 tour­na­ment start­ing Sat­ur­day. Some famil­iar names from the Inter­na­tion­al showed up, but the major­i­ty of the con­tenders haven’t yet been seen in this new game by those of us with­out Dota 2 Beta invites (which is to say the major­i­ty). The defend­ing cham­pi­ons, EHOME, pro­gressed all the way to the final round, but in a stun­ning rematch with NaVi, who beat them in the finals to win the Dota 2 Inter­na­tion­al at Gamescom, his­to­ry repeat­ed itself and NaVi tri­umphed. I feel that this ESWC tour­na­ment has proven two things. For one, NaVi is def­i­nite­ly not a team to under­es­ti­mate, as they’ve capped off both of the only two major Dota 2 tour­na­ments so far, and show no signs of slow­ing down. For two, DotaRead more…

October 24, 2011

Battlefield 3 Release Date Pushed Up

Accord­ing to the realase date check­er on Ori­gin, Bat­tle­field 3 will now be unlocked at 10 PM Moun­tain stan­dard time.  This is fan­tas­tic news for those who were want­i­ng to play the game before they had to go to work the next morn­ing.  I’ve already pre­down­loaded BF3 and am wait­ing anx­ious­ly for the unlock.  Stay tuned to TGB for the review! Bat­tle­field 3 was orig­i­nal­ly set to unlock at on Octo­ber 25th at 1 AM on EA’s Ori­gin.  The game will now unlock at Octo­ber 24 at 10PM.  See you all on the Bat­tle­field!

October 24, 2011

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Primarily DX9?

The Elder Scrolls games are known for being a hit PC game, so I was a bit sur­prised and dis­a­point­ed to learn that the fifth entry, Skyrim, will ship with pri­mar­i­ly DX9 fea­tures and per­haps a hand­ful of DX 11 fea­tures that Bethes­da was able to get for free. An inter­view with one of the games devel­op­ers revealed that Skyrim will release with pri­mar­i­ly DX9 and what­ev­er DX11 fea­tures that were freely avail­able, how­ev­er a patch to include more advanced fea­tures such as tes­sel­la­tion could be seen lat­er on . I under­stand this game has been in devel­op­ment for quite some time and that DX11 is still rel­a­tive­ly new, how­ev­er it would seem to me that such an antic­i­pat­ed title, espe­cial­ly for those who played the orig­i­nal games on PC would tout more than the min­i­mal (and fair­ly unno­tice­able) DX11 fea­tures.Read more…

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