Posts ByAuthor: Damon
To begin with, let me preface this by saying that I am a true die hard fan of First person shooters, or anything where i can take out my angst on 12 year-olds without a court appearance. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Drake since always and admire what Naughty Dog has brought to table as far as innovation and unprecedented gameplay.
That being said, my overall reaction to Uncharted free to play was excitement and anticipation, now the arena was to be flooded with new players and combined with an interactive gameplay style that is unmatched in the FPS world. Having spent a majority of my time with the COD series and more recently the BF series, I was hungry for something different, and Uncharted offered the competition and mash up style of COD but with the potential for depth that the BF series offered. I eagerly downloaded the free content and waited as the updates installed and the game began to load.
We’re pals, right?
I feel like I can share anything with you, loyal reader. Now, we’re not talking “hey, can I borrow your rare Beastie Boys “Pass The Mic” single EP vinyl?” It’s more of a “can I borrow a cup of sugar, neighbor?” pal. It could be that we’re a different kind of pal? Maybe we’re pals on a different level? Is there an honesty percentage to our pal level, and furthermore: what level is it and what level does it cap out at? All good, solid questions. That’s what I like about you, though. You have lots of good questions. Honesty is the first one and only I’d like to address, mainly because of time restraints and the fact that I’m writing this review over lunch and it’s getting cold.
If you haven’t seen the new trailer for Bioshock Infinite, the wait will be worth it. Yowza.
“Check out this all-new BioShock Infinite gameplay voted for by the Irrational Facebook community! See more of the streets (and skies) of Columbia, …
Greetings, fellow Pandorians.
Worst lead-in ever? Probably. Taken quite some time for your old pal to write another review? Most likely.
While you’re tapping your foot for an apology that you’ll never get, and one I’m not ready to give, let me tell you about this gripping game – maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called Borderlands 2. Made by the fine folks over at Gearbox, and by fine – I mean completely awesome.
Another opening cinematic leads in with another catchy tune by the band “The Heavy,” titled “Short Change Hero,” which really sets the pace for this game. Considering that this game never short changes you in any department is something that is really spectacular and also something that is really lacking in today’s games: content.
It’s where this game shines.
People come and people go. Fads change and things remain the same. The earth and its inhabitants are in constant ying and yang with each other. The way you would think of the boulder chasing after Indiana Jones in the first movie and we come out the other side with cobwebs on us and Belloq is right there to take our valuable treasure away from us. And then he sends his village bandits after you as you make a break for it down a lush and rolling green landscape, as you yell at some random dude who is lollygagging on starting your getaway plane. Hang onto a pontoon of a plane, dodge some poisonous darts and throw snakes into the mix and you kind of get what Iâ€™m driving at.
Well maybe not exactly like that…but kind of.
The reason why Iâ€™m writing this, true believer, is to inform you that one of your very own (that being me) will be driving the arduous trip from my cozy bay area palatial estate down to the city of angels to cover the mecca of every gamers dreams: E3. How do I feel about this? I’m ready and Iâ€™ve put in the time to get there as media and score the E3 swag you guys want. I’ll ask those hard hitting questions for the interviews you have come to expect from me from my many live blogs hosted right here on the blog itself. The tomfoolery and of course the unpredictable hijinx that goes hand in hand and also makes for an interesting read â€“ and that’s what it really boils down to, right?
Except when George Clooney donned the Bat suit and pretty much spit in the face of every Batman fan with his performance. And as far as the movie problems – minus Val Kilmer & Clooney – has been fixed with Mr. Nolan behind the Hollywood camera lens goes. I can honestly say that I have not looked forward to any Batman movie related release like I have for this final chapter of the series. Nolan will be sorely missed at the helm for what he has done for the Batman universe.
Now with that being said: excitement carries over when it comes to any relatable franchise. Whether it’s your favorite movie, food, sport – favorite anything, really. In this case, Batman being my favorite thing. So I scour the interwebs for my favorite thing, any news at all. Anything to quell my insatiable appetite for all things Batman.
I have found Gotham City Impostors.
Anybody who has MW3 and would like to get their game on with a minor internet celebrity – yours truly – feel free to join in the hijinx this Friday. Join in and be privy to all sorts of craziness and random acts of tomfoolery. Be sure to join up so we can talk about Tosh behind his back and start nasty rumors about Jcmdaddy. And as always feel free to join up for the game night and tell me how much you love/hate/loathe our high quality podcast! At the end of the day it’s all about having fun, right?
When I invite you to the XMB text chat room. PLEASE JOIN IT!
If you have a headset, even better – but it’s no required…
Makes it much easier to communicate quickly if we loose somebody.
Plus this is where I share the secret word so you can get your game night points below.
You love it. Status updates and awkward pet photos would be looked forward to if your PS3 had a Facebook page. If it could tweet, you’d follow it. Smack it up and rub it down and gently ride that wave in, is what you’re thinking when Playstation is mentioned in passing conversation, website, or article. You would go on Maury and submit to a “baby daddy” paternity test for it. Now that we got that out of the way:
Does anybody else think it needs a facelift? You know…in general?
The XMB is tired. The obese XMB cow has grazed in the field long enough and needs to be harvested. This cow has also requested to be turned into a happy meal if at all possible. I digress though…it’s gotten a bit stale, hasn’t it? It’s been the same tired look for how many years now? Maybe something to liven up the whole experience would be nice? Add some more color to an over dark, stark and otherwise cold look. Now I know there’s jazzy themes and dynamic Â whatnots to spruce up the whole overall outlook, but maybe a whole new design is needed?