Sunday, December 30, 2007

Holidays

Gaming news has been on the down low for the holidays as usual. Lots of Timeshift and Cod 4 presents all around. I just got back from Georgia myself, scored a new phone, a collectors knife, and a ton of cash. I missed out on seeing two of my six grandparents though, which was a real bummer, but I did get to meet my new neice.

She didn't seem to have a problem just letting it rip right there in my lap.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

WARHAMMER BETA

...is back up. Has been for at least two days.

It's a little less like WoW now, but it is still very similar.

I'm in the beta, and the biggest thing I've noticed is that leveling doesn't seem so much like a task, especially with pvp aspects. The system does a great job of keeping you from getting off task, so you really just look up and BAM you've leveled. It's cool.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Age of Conan (Sucky) Vid



For all their talk about making a WoW rival and not mimicking it, like others, they sure aren't doing well.

Course, some of it may be the suck level of this character.

Monday, December 17, 2007

WAR, Rockstacking, and the $85000 Phone Bill

WAR Beta 2 has commenced.

Rockstacking is officially the coolest sport. Check out http://www.teamsandtastic.com/RockStacking/

Some russian guy racked up an 85000 dollar phone bill, when it should have originally ben 10 dollars. Genius.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

She's a Dike

One of the most frustrating situations in the online universe is having an arrogant know it all argue with you.
For those of you familiar with the Gorefiend Quests in WoW, I had been waiting over an hour to get a group together for the five man. I'm half a bar from seventy by the time we start. I really didn't need the quest, I would've hit seventy earlier had I of been questing elsewhere.
(New toon btw)
My group literally was too lazy to spend 60 more seconds situating me so that I could receive credit for the kill. I was pissed when they all got it and I didn't, and they left.


So I had a little conversation with one of the guys, letting him know just what I thought of him...
He was that type that can't speak without some inflection on just how good he is, and everything got back to him being superb. I was sick of it from the get go.

...Then he let me know his gf was the healer. Let's just say I found the soft spot.
Before finally ignoring me and calling me an asshat, he redirected me here: www.myspace.com/sentazar.
Check his pics. All I could say is yeah, she's pretty, and she looks like a total dike.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pirates Of The Burning Sea

I'm gonna check this out. It's in open beta. The beginning of this video is dumb, skip ahead a little.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fark.Com

Fark is trying to trademark NSFW. All I can say is WTF.

Personally, I think it's just an attempt to promote the site.

It doesn't seem to be all that popular, but it's actually pretty cool.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Blizz Finally Announces Next Gen MMO (Sorta)

We don't know the name.
We don't know the premis.
We don't know jack.

Except that it's in the making, for sure, thanks to Drysc for saying about the project, "It is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO. And that doesn't mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either."

Job postings have been around for some time, but this is the first time anything official has been said about the game.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Playing WoW Again

That's right. I'm officially playing WoW once more. Call me a hypocrite, I know. I traded my old 70 ally hunter for a 68 horde hunter. It was well worth it to me, but by most standards it was a shitty trade. I was completely done with the ally though, so it was better to level the other hunter than make a new one from scratch. Besides, he was one bar from 69 and completely rested through 70.

Also, I just bought this sick new knife/dart gun. It reminds me of the gunblade, only the native american version of it or something.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Movie Review: Dan In Real Life

First off, I watched this movie completely by chance, and really wasn't expecting much. Somehow I had never heard of Dan In Real Life, but when my girlfriend told me it had Dane Cook and that dude from 40 Year Old Virgin I was all in. It was a good choice on her part.

Right from the get go you know that Dan is a single parent of at least three. You also know that he is a somewhat established columnist for his newspaper. Lastly, through several funny yet touching scenes, you also know he fails to connect with his children on the level that they need.

While there come to be many small conflicts, mostly internal conflicts with Dan, the main problem he faces is that a random woman he meets and falls head over heels for coincidentally ends up being his brother Mitch's girlfriend.

Dan must play his role as a good son and great brother to the family, while also sorting things out with Mitch's girlfriend behind the scenes. He must also learn to be a better father at the same time. These conflicts are brought together through laughs and giggles, and even a few knee slappers, but they do not draw away from the seriousness of it all, either. That proves to be a double edged sword.

The humour and the seriousness seem to balance eachother out. They do so in such a way that one really can't speak badly of this movie, but at the same time it's not a movie that leaves you feeling awed, or with sore abs from sheer laughing the entire time. Because of that I recommend renting it rather than going to the movies, not that it will be showing much longer, but it is a good movie nonetheless, and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

GTA IV

New trailer released today after four months of silence, which followed it's delay. The trailer is posted below. Also, EVE online launched a massive update which included boosting the graphics a good bit. Unfortunately, certain xp users who downloaded it had their boot.ini file deleted while installing (but only those who were updating the game, not those who installed the game and the update together, and it did not affect vista users), and if you're unfamiliar with that file let's just say you'll have a tough time booting your comp without it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Gamespot "Explains" Gerstmann's Going

I advise you to carefully read what Gamespot has to say, and take into consideration the altering of reviewer scores that Eidos did. They went far enough to misquote Game Informer and Gamespy, as well as change the scores. This was revealed by Kotaku. Remember that just because Gamespot gives a reason for it's actions, most of which are vague, it does not mean it is true.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6183666.html?action=convert&om_clk=latestnews&tag=latestnews;title;0

It really isn't about Gerstmann. It's about our trust for Gamespot to deliver legit reviews. Sure, they say that other publishers have been upset with them before, and this wont be the last. But were those other publishers running an enormous ad campaign on Gamespot? Doubt it. Gamespot doesn't provide any. I was very hyped for Kane and Lynch. In fact, were I not so broke half the time I'd of bought it shortly after release. The heavy ads seemed to speak for themselves as far as review went. And then I watched Gerstmann's review. It saved me about 64 dollars. That goes a long way for a young guy like me. That save also goes a long way for Gamespot as well, which is the only professional gaming review site I visit. Then this happened. Gamespot has attempted to pose reasons for it's actions, and perhaps it was just bad timing and internal review blah blah blah. But as far as I am concerned they have not done near well enough proving their innocence. In the court of law one is innocent until proven guilty. In the court of the consumer it is very much the other way around.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jeff Gerstmann Cont'd

Yesterday Gamespot released an article on Gerstmann's firing, and it received nothing but negative responses. Four pages of it by the time I reached it.


Today it is 52 pages long and growing.

Kotaku was able to speak to an anonymous Gamespot employee, and I highly recommend you check it out here.

Monday, December 3, 2007

WoW! No Wai!

I scored big tonight.
Sort of.
My old WoW account has been being used by some other person, somehow, for months now. I've been getting random emails to verify my account changes, none of which did I answer. Until now.

I requested a password change and found that all the information was the same. I logged in to see my same lvl 70 hunter, but was sad to see very few upgrades. He has only a few epics. The reason I quit playing on him was A) I hate alliance and B) I got my hands on an insane warlock. This is back in season one of arena. Since then, shortly after season two, I quit playing all together.

Now I'm back with my original account.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Activision Blizzard

What kind of game blogger would I be to not report on such a HUGE merger? The world of gaming has forever changed as we know it. Nothing will ever be the same anymore. My WoW launcher keeps laughing at me. I awoke to spiderwebs all over my xbox. When I played Guitar Hero this morning my notes kept critting. It was crazy. And that's how it's going to be from now on, because of Vivendi and Activision's merge.

As many have put it, this can either be a good thing, or a very, very, very bad thing. I'm crossing my finger's it's not the latter, but I will not be suprised in the least. This comes shortly after EA's ceo said the period of game mergers was over. They showed him.

It's very reasonable to be concerned about the quality of games they produce. Activision has great console games, whereas Blizzard is the only successful western publisher in Asia. They also have Starcraft, and I don't even need to explain that one. These two companies, or this new company rather, have the potential to do something amazing to the gaming industry. They are bigger than EA. Warhammer Online will be met head on by the two.

On the other hand, they could very easily end up like EA, and we all know how that is.

Jeff Gerstmann

If you're avid enough about games to read this site, you're probably well aware of Gamespot's recent firing of Jeff Gerstmann. Many rumors are circulating around his being fired, and the most probable reason is his following (terrible) review of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men. Eidos has done a heavy marketing campaign for K&L, especially on Gamespot. So in some aspects by being honest Jeff was breaking some rules.

I appreciate it. I had been very excited about this game, and I can't affort to just blow 60 bucks.

Dc vs. Marvel

Jesus Christ.
Remember these days?
Wolverine really pwns wonderwoman in the end.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

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