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I am an iPhone software developer.

Posts By Blackstaffer

Dungeon Hunter – My Impressions

September 17, 2011 | | 11 Comments

I’m a huge fan of the top-down fantasy RPG genre made popular on the PS2 by the Baldur’s Gate and Champions of Norrath games. There were two in each series, and I’ve played the all. I’ve actually played through Champions of Norrath several times, and I still hold that game as the pinnacle of the genre (on consoles at least – Diablo is on the PC).

The current generation hasn’t brought us many of these games,. The two I know are Untold Legends and Sacred 2. Untold Legends came out pretty early in the PS3’s life cycle, and I bought and played the whole thing co-op with a friend. It was alright, but not really anything special. Champions of Norrath was much better. Sacred 2 was much larger in scope, and held lots of promise. But it was very buggy, and these bugs prevented me from doing several things in game that I think are crucial to the experience, like swapping items with friends. It claimed that I was cheating, when I wasn’t. I tried wiping all my data and doing it again, but got the same result. This was really quite frustrating, and I eventually gave up on the game.

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PSN Down? Time to Get Greedy

April 25, 2011 | | 98 Comments

We live in a society of I-want-a-free-lunch. I see it all the time. Take a look at reviews on the Apple App store. There are ton of them out there that say things like “this app really should be free” … Read More

KZ3 Operations: G B & U

February 24, 2011 | | 6 Comments

Guerilla Games debuted a new game mode in Killzone 3 with much fanfare: Operations. I played it for a while last night with Tosh. It’s great to have a partner who actually knows what’s going on! He usually placed near … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Random Thoughts

February 15, 2011 | | 11 Comments

I played some more Warzone and Guerilla Warfare last night. I have some random thoughts.

Map Configuration You might not think that the map in the beta is too big. Personally, I do, but that’s fine. The large field … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Can’t Beat ‘Em? Join ‘Em!

February 14, 2011 | | 14 Comments

I played some more KZ3 beta last night, and before I get into it I’d like to make some comments. First, I’m only one person, and this is only my opinion. Second, I know this is a beta, but … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Whine x2

February 12, 2011 | | 25 Comments

Last night was another night of frustration playing KZ3 beta. On the whole, the evening left me drained.

  1. Initial Spawn ProblemsWhy is it when I play Guerilla Warfare, I get killed three seconds after I spawn for … Read More

KZ3 Beta: Operations

February 11, 2011 | | 15 Comments

For KZ3 last night I played with a friend and tried Operations, which I hadn’t played a lot of before. Here are my thoughts.

  1. Just like many other shooters, playing with a team that actually communicates makes a … Read More

My Killzone 3 Pre-Order is Going Back

February 10, 2011 | | 88 Comments

I haven’t been able to play the KZ3 beta very much, just because I couldn’t get online. After the patch last night, however, things were a lot better. I could connect no problem, and so I played several games. I was placed in several Guerilla Warfare matches right at the end, which was frustrating. But I also got to play through several full matches of Guerrilla Warfare and Warzone.

I’m going back to the store and asking for me pre-order money back. There’s no way that this is an enjoyable game. KZ3 is more frustrating than MW2 ever was.

One. It’s not fun being killed by people you can’t see. I was walking along, minding my own business, and a guy right if front of me, who was cloaked, shoots me dead. Sure, it might be fun for the cloaked person. “Tee hee. I was standing right in front of him. Giggle giggle.” But to everyone else, it’s an annoyance of epic proportions. (Well, as epic as annoyances in a video game can get.)

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