July 18, 2011

Valve Complete Giveaway

In cel­e­bra­tion of Valve and all the great games they have giv­en to the us over the years we have decid­ed to host a give­away in hon­or of this for all of our cur­rent and future mem­bers.  We will be giv­ing away the ‘Valve Com­plete Pack’, for those of you who don’t know what that means let me tell you.  The “Valve Com­plete Pack” con­tains every sin­gle Valve game includ­ing Left 4 Dead 2, Por­tal 2, Half-Life 2, and many more.  To see a com­plete list of games check the list at the bot­tom of the page.  The con­test ends July 31st, 2011.  You may now be ask­ing your­self what do I have to do to get qual­i­fied for this  fan­tas­tic give away.  Read below! 1.  Sign up on the web­site here at  www.thegamersblog.com.  If you are already a mem­ber please pro­ceedRead more…

July 14, 2011

Video Awesomeness!

I’m going to try and bring some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent to the site by show cas­ing some great trail­ers and videos of exist­ing and upcom­ing games across all plat­forms. Here’s my first….. Deus Ex began as one of the first games to com­bine the gen­res of RPG and First-Per­­son Shoot­ers into a sin­gle game back in 2000 being list­ed as one of the best games of all time here’s a trail­er: After the suc­cess of Deus Ex a sequel named: Deus EX: Invis­i­ble War was released and pret­ty much tanked com­pared to the suc­cess of the first, here’s the trail­er: Now we have Deus EX: Human Rev­o­lu­tion a PRE­quel to Deus Ex using (I hope) all the awe­some­ness that made the orig­i­nal so great! Let’s hope it can live up to the pedi­gree of the first and not crash andRead more…

July 10, 2011

Games for Windows + Xbox = ?

  Games for Win­dows will merge with Xbox.com tomor­row July 11th mak­ing Xbox.com a sin­gle stop for con­sole, PC and mobile gam­ing no specifics have been released oth­er than the date of the merg­er con­firmed at Joystiq.com and Eurogamer.com. Here’s a link to the forums at xbox.com to check up on the “heat­ed” debate on the merg­er. Check it out  here:     I think this is a sen­si­ble move to have one site for all gam­ing plat­forms. So what you think? Will this make a dif­fer­ence? Will it affect Steam in any­way?

July 9, 2011

New Guy on the Blog

  Hel­lo Guys, Scro­tusKilmys­tr (“Joe” for short) here, If you haven’t noticed my com­ments float­ing about the Blog I tend to have an opin­ion for everyone’s posts. So The Sound­man broke down and asked me to write an arti­cle here and there. I will apol­o­gize in advance for my lack of gram­mar skills, but I will endeav­or to per­se­vere in improv­ing upon it. My back­ground is main­ly in the tech sup­port field in hard­ware and soft­ware sup­port but for fun I also work in retail (that was a joke retail is nev­er fun!). My gam­ing back­ground is long I’m an old­er gamer and have been so since I found out you could plug some­thing into your TV and con­trol the out­come!  I am pri­mar­i­ly a con­sole gamer but start­ed as a PC gamer back in the day until Halo: com­batRead more…

July 7, 2011

Thought of the Week: Despite reception we hold on.….

Time for this week’s thought that has been bounc­ing around my head for two weeks since the Mirror’s Edge and lack of cre­ativ­i­ty top­ic; are there games that were either met with mixed reviews or panned by crit­ics that you still hold dear or dili­gent­ly hope for a sequel? Advent Ris­ing is mine. I love this game and will defend it till the day I die (not to be over­ly dra­mat­ic). It had a sto­ry that sucked you in, a unique visu­al style and one of my favorite sound­tracks of all time; but it was plagued by bugs and a shod­dy frame rate, and the “flick” sys­tem didn’t work as adver­tised but what game is per­fect? This is anoth­er game that sits in the cat­e­gories of “best game no one played” and “cre­ative game that gets buried amongst the tideRead more…

July 6, 2011

Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force and Windows 7 64bit

This was the first time in a long time that I have had some time off to myself.  When decid­ing what to do with my spare time I decid­ed to bring out my old cat­a­log and play a game that I had­n’t played in years and the first game that popped up was Star Trek Voy­ager: Elite Force.  For those of you who don’t know Star Trek Voy­ager: Elite Force is an old game, by gam­ing stan­dards, released in 2000 and fol­lows the exploits of the “haz­ard team” abord the star­ship Voy­ager.  The “haz­ard team” is essen­tial­ly a team of spe­cial forces oper­a­tives who are sent out to deal with “dan­ger­ous” sit­u­a­tions that stan­dard Starfleet per­son­ell aren’t equiped to  han­dle, much like your mod­ern day spe­cial forces.  While play­ing this it got me to think­ing how much sim­pler the FPSRead more…

July 2, 2011

Space Battles!

The title says it all, it’s a nerds wet dream, watch­ing mas­sive star­ships slug­ging it out.  It does­n’t mat­ter if there is a rea­son for it or if they are just there because they can be.  It’s excit­ing and enter­tain­ing and today we are going to take a look at some of the best games and movies to play and watch space bat­tles in and we are going to link you to all of the best space bat­tles videos that we can find in one spot.  While this does stray from our usu­al arti­cle style I think every­one here loves space bat­tles so I don’t think we will have any com­plaints! I am one of  ‘those’ indi­vid­u­als that could watch a 2 hour movie that con­sist­ed entire­ly of space­bat­tles and I would watch it over and over again.  I’ve actu­al­ly goneRead more…

June 28, 2011

Crysis 2 DX11 Patch Released and Comparison

Today Cry­tec released it’s long await­ed DX11 patch for Cry­sis II.  The DX11 con­tent, high res tex­tures, and updat­ed visu­als have been a source of much debate with­in the PC and even con­sole com­mu­ni­ties.  PC gamers argue that the con­tent should of been released with the game instead of wait­ing sev­er­al months after it’s release to be put out.  Many PC gamers claim that the DX11 patch is to lit­tle to late and that by “alien­at­ing” their core audi­ence, the PC com­mu­ni­ty, that they have lost the fol­low­ing that they might of oth­er­wise had.  Regard­less of where you stand on the mat­ter the DX11 patch is avail­able for you to down­load here and it is a free down­load to those who have pur­chased the game.  There are sev­er­al dif­fer­ent con­tent packs that you can down­load depend­ing on what you want.  EachRead more…

June 17, 2011

One Last Brief Little Update

Well, peeps, I’m 18. It’s here. I got a new phone (Motoro­la Droid X2), and I bought myself a 3DS with two games. I have Dirt 3 on PC now. Expect the first of many arti­cles to come flow­ing in tonight. First up on the list is a long-over­­due arti­cle on indie games. See you all tonight after rehearsal din­ner!

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