Thursday, May 26, 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

So there I was, playing Team Deathmatch on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  Equipt with a FAL and a SPAS, I quickly died twice from noob tubes.... but then I began dominating.  Within the first 30 seconds of the match, I called in my harrier, which then got two kills and got me a pave low.  All I needed were a few more kills and I could get that Spectre AC-130 that I love so much. *Bzzzzzt* My harrier got another kill.

I was close, and the enemy team was after me -- they knew where I was.  Two storm in from different directions at the same time. *knife* One down, but the other had already started shooting.  I strafed left and unload my whole FAL clip into him.  *AC-130 ready* (or what ever the hell they say).  I changed my magazine and *bam* I was dead.

But not all hope was lost, I had my AC-130 AND a Pavelow still.  I'd save them for later. I began my usual tactic of running around like an idiot and some how getting kills when I got another harrier.  Deployed that bitch. Pavelow.  Deployed.  AC-130.

I went to my usual hiding spot -- which is the middle of the map where every one goes (hiding in plain sight one might say).

I was getting triple kills left and right.  My harrier and pavelow were simply annialating while I was using the AC-130 to kill enemies camping in buildings.  It was a beautiful sight.

But my work wasn't over.  I called in my second AC-130.  Triple kills left and right again.

And then came my pavelow.

We were close to winning, about two kills away.  I wanted that Killcam kill.  So I sprinted around like a maniac.  I found someone.  I unloaded my FAL... to find that I had only 3 bullets left...

Out of ammo and frantic, I made a mad dash for him.

My Commando Pro perk would finally come in handy.


He was dead.

The Killcam played and I was so happy.

But then the scoreboard came....

I nearly came.

But I decided to press my luck.  Let's go again.  Let's do this.

Let's kick some ass...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fallout 3

  I had purchased Fallout 3 a while back since it was on sale at the time (approximately 5 months ago) and I just realized I never beat it.  So I picked up yesterday and started playing it again on my Xbox 360.  Once I beat the game I will have a more thorough review, but until then, here are a few words about the game:

Fallout 3 gives a great and in-depth storyline, it was definitely worth the $20 I spent on it so far.  I've encountered a few glitches in my time playing it -- like being able to get behind solid machines, a weird state glitch that kept making me crouch and uncrouch without me pushing any buttons.  And one final thought for those who will play it on the Xbox 360: Save the game to your harddrive.  The game is constantly reading in data, so your Xbox gets extremely noisy if you are reading from disk.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Condemned: Final Thought

Oh man has it been a while.  Sorry for the... very few readers that read this blog. Uh... yeah.  I've been busy with work and school and my other blogs.  I haven't had much time to play video games.

Anyways, here's the rundown for Condemned.


  • If you like this type of genre (psychological thriller/horror), then you'll love this game.  I know there are very few of these games that are done well, but this one ALMOST manages to pull it off.  But I'll get to why its a near-miss in the cons.
  • The story line doesn't really disappoint.  It can be a bit confusing at first, and maybe I'm giving it more credit then what's due to it, but I was generally enthralled in the storyline since I couldn't remember it.
  • The fighting system was very well done.  It might seem a bit clunky compared to today's games, but I enjoy the block and hit fighting style that this game uses.
  • The mood and ambiance are really well done.  I usually play this game in the dark and I'm usually pretty scared by it.

  • As usual, I've very picky about games, and so this cons list might seem a bit... long.  First thing's first: acting.  This is where a lot of older games fail.... the horrible voice acting is a bit of a pain to listen to.  The second cut scene in the game is like someone scraping their fingernails on a chalkboard for me.  I hate that cut scene with a passion...  Also, the woman you talk to on your phone has almost NO passion in her voice... at all.  Let me stop talking about the voice acting before my blood pressure goes up to high.
  • Repetitiveness.  The fights get a bit repetitive after a while... hit, block, taser, hit, block. Or, shoot, shoot, out of bullets, hit, block, hit.  It truly does get annoying.
  • Gorefest.  Near the end of the game, guns become a bit TOO abundant.  I blasted through the last level up until the final boss.  That bitch was a ... bitch to beat.  However, when compared to Condemned 2, this "gore fest" is nothing; but that's for another review.
All in all, I'd have to say: if you can buy this game for cheap, GET IT.  Don't hesitate.  9/10.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Midterms and Minecraft

Sorry everyone, I haven't been able to review or play any games for quite a while due to midterms.  The only game I've played is Minecraft, and I'd rather not bore everyone with a review about that or what I've done in the game since there are entire blogs dedicated to it.

However, for anyone interested, I have started modding Minecraft.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Condemned: Criminal Origins

To compliment the childish gameplay of Viva Pinata, the next game I'm going to look back on is Condemned: Criminal Origins.  I remember when I first got this game three years ago, I played it about three times in a row -- in short, I loved this game.  Let's see how I feel about the game after about a year of not playing it.  Will it be worth the money?

I'm pretty confident it would be well worth the purchase since it's only $16 NEW.  Used, you can find it for as cheap as $3.

Here's the run down of the game:  You play as a detective investigating a series of murders.  You'll soon find yourself pitted against violent, unpredictable criminals with -- if you're lucky -- a gun or -- if you're unlucky -- a crowbar, a 2x4, or anything else you can find.  You'll also get to use forensic tools during the game.

Thus begins my journey into this terrifying psychological thriller.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Viva Piñata: Final Words

I've been playing this game quite a while now -- about a week longer than I thought I would be -- and I have to say, I'm actually starting to get addicted to this game.

This game is a lot like the Sim's -- except instead of babysitting people, you are babysitting cute, little pinatas.  The game has no real goal, so what you do is entirely up to you.  Maybe that's why I like this game, because I can work at my own pace and accomplish my own goals.

For those of you who don't like simulation games, this is definitely not for you; but, for those of you who enjoy cute, fuzzy pinatas, I'd definitely recommend this game.

Rating:  4/10

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Infographics: Contest Time and the USA

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