Thursday, May 19, 2011

Portal OCD.

If you played Portal 2, you know that you did this also. If you haven't this white paint looking stuff is Conversion Gel. In the game its the paint that is used with the portal gun, that  the portals actually stick to. As you're playing you spend 90% of your time looking for the little patches of white paint.

In this particular spot, the gel starts out in one little spot, and you have to spread it around to make your way further thru the level. It glad that I'm not the only one who took the time to paint the whole level, even though its quite obvious where you are have to get the gel sprayed. I think we all have a mild case of OCD when it stuff like this.

I love this fan art for Portal. Its mixed up with Mortal Kombat. Portal Kombat. If you haven't play Portal 1 &2 yet, do you self a favor and pick them up at some point. It really is a must play series. What do you think?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm back.

Sorry I've been busy the past couple days. So I didn't get a chance to update much. That combined with blogger being down, lets just say I've missed a few days.

In the mean time, there have been quite a few things I want to touch on. So first I'm going to start with the release of the Modern Warfare 3 teaser trailer.

There is just a hint that some of the game will take place in New York City. Thats about it. Like I said, just a teaser. I've always been a Call of Duty fan. So without a doubt, I will be getting this game. If you want check out some leaked info on guns, maps, missions, and more, head over and check out this Kotaku article.

I don't see the need of trying to argue over which will be better. Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3. Both games will be good. Each game has their own style. MW3 has a faster paced, arcade run and gun style. Battlefield 3 will play more on the realism side. I personally like both, so whatever. I'm just a FPS shooter fan in general. So this MW3 news makes me happy, while making fan boys go nuts.

Also wanted to mention this video I saw of a Zombie Apocalypse Simulation game, that uses a TrackIR head tracking device for head movement.

I'm going to get me one of these for my PC pretty soon. I've been a fan of the TrackIR device for a while now. I've seen it used in a few flight simulation, and racing games. Here it is being used to in a FPS setting. Looking around in real life, translates into movements in the game.

Being a big zombie fan in general, this game looks to be really fun with the TrackIR system. From looking behind you for zombies, to looking out windows of vehicles, or looking for zombies to kill with missiles  from your jet.

The newest model TrackIR cost about $150. Its kind of a novelty item, but a really cool one. It adds another element that makes you feel like your more in the game. Its a must buy if you are a Simulation game player.

Well thats all I got to say today. I'll be back more often now. Let me know what you think about MW3 or what you think about the TrackIR system used in the zombie video.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brink released with some mixed reviews.

Well thought I would update with a few different things today. Tuesdays are awesome. New games and movies always come out on Tuesdays. With that being said, a game I mentioned a few days finally came out. Brink.

Now I didn't pick this game up right away because I've noticed that the past few games that I bought recently went on sale on Amazon, K-Mart, Best Buy, and a few other places a week or two after the game came out. For instance Portal 2 in on sale a lot of places for $30. So I was going to wait til this one hit that sub $30 before picking it up.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

EA Week: Medal of Honor & Battlefield Day

Okay, so this week EA games have been on sale on Steam. Some of the games I just wouldn't play, Need for Speed Day, and some of the games I already have, Mass Effect Day, Crysis Day, Dead Space Day. So I haven't really been posting about this sale. Today you need to bust out your wallet though.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Age of Empires Online: Open Beta

If you happen to be a fan on real-time strategy games, then you have probably heard of Age of Empires. But what you may not know is, that they have a new game coming out this fall and its in open beta right now. Age of Empires Online, is going with the free-to-play model. This will probably make the more casual RTS players, like me, more prone to playing. Its unclear at this point though how much they plan on charging for the content.

Friday, May 6, 2011

From Dust - Dev Diary 2: The Art Direction

From Dust is a sandbox simulation game currently in development. It puts the player in a god-like perspective, with the main goal of the game keeping the inhabitants of your land safe from the harm that nature can cause. Using the tools provided, you need to use sand, laval, water, and vegetation to help your inhabitants survive.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mass Effect 3 Delayed

The announcement came from Biowares Facebook page.

"Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone’s expectations." - Casey Hudson, Executive Producer Mass Effect series

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Brink. 5/10/11

Brink has been a game I have been excited about for a while now. This game isn't getting the attention that it deserves. I love games that enforce teamwork. Ones that make you to work together to get things done. I personally enjoy an objective based game type over a team deathmatch. At that is what Brink is trying to do. There isn't even a deathmatch option in this game. There are only team based objective matches.

Brink features a S.M.A.R.T. movement system. Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain. Which means the whole environment is at you disposal to move around. So you pick your path and the movement system evaluates where you are trying to get to and makes it happen. Whether that is by vaulting, mantling, climbing, or sliding. So it imagine a mixture between Mirrors Edge, with some Assassins Creed free running mixed in, designed around a heavier old-school FPS foundation with modern graphics and engine. Brink is designed to be more of an arcade-y shooter as an alternative to the spate of realistic shooters dominating the recent FPS landscape. The exaggerated art style, extensive HUD elements, emphasis on hipfire, integrated drop-in/drop-out play, etc.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The countdown for DiRT3 starts.

If you're like me then you are waiting on DiRT3 to come out also. I didn't play the first DiRT, but I did happen to pick up DiRT2 after playing a few other Codemaster's racing games, like Grid. I've been a fan of racing games for a long time. I recently picked up three 22" LED LCD's and setup an NVidia 2D Surround on my PC. I immediately wanted to try out a racing game. I knew at that point it was DiRT2, because I knew it supported 3 screens natively. I was totally impressed. The immersion that the screens give you takes the game to the next level.

Changed my Mind.

I changed my mind. I wanted a general gaming news blog. I was going to do just a Battlefield 3 blog, but I found out pretty quick, that it was too specific for me to stay interested. So now look forward to posts about games I'm interested in. Thanks for the understanding.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Twitter Scams are rampant.

There are tons of people out there trying to scam people on twitter with the lure of getting into the Battlefield 3 Beta. So if you think your getting into the beta without having the Medal of Honor entry, I would think again. Don't be a fool and fall for this.

High Resolution Shots from the Battlefield 3 Trailer

Listen, if you aren't excited for this game then there is something wrong with you. This is no doubt going to be the biggest game of the year. These screen shots only make me more excited. The view from the jet cockpit looks insane! In the view from the tank, the environment looks amazing. The Frostbite 2 engine looks very polished. What do you think?