Aug 31, 2011

The 100th Post: 5 games Every Gamer Should Play

After gathering a list of games for fellow gamers, reducing that list down, and letting you vote on them, The 5 games every gamer should play has been determined. I'm not surprised that some of the games that made it on the list, but one did make a last hour surge. now to game number 5

5. Half-Life (PC)

Ahh Half-Life, still considered the best PC game of all time. I have fond memories of this and it's expansions. This game put Valve on the map, if it was not for Half-Life, there will be no team fortress, counter-strike, portal, or Left 4 Dead. You are Gordon Freeman, a scientist unknowenly about to enter the battle of his life. Beginning with the tram ride (best introduction in video game history), a quick chat with you pal barney, and getting your hav-vac suit on, you start your experiment....where something goes wrong and all hell breaks loose. Now you're fighting head crabs, zombies made by the head crabs, monsters, giant tigerfish, the military,
and the vortigons, who unlike in half-life 2, are your foes and shoot green lightning at you, god i hate those fuckers, I so want to kill them in 2, but NOOOOOOO there good now. The expansions Opposing Force and Blue Shift were also great And both are on steam for 5 bucks each. If you have only played Half-life 2 then you must play Half-Life, it is a requirement.

4, Donkey Kong

For 30 years (see here) this monkey has been raising hell for mario and others. This game put Nintendo on the map. Still played to this day, It is a timeless classic. Climbing ladders, jumping barrels, and saving the girl is what Donkey Kong is all about. Go find a way to play this classic today

3. The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time

Considered the best in the series, this is one of the best games on the N64. I must have played the hell out of this. Loved it so much, from horse riding, to sword fighting, great game all around. You start out as a young link, adventuring you way across the land rescuing the princess. Then you get trapped and get released in the future  ages and for some reason your clothes change as well. Along with a mysterious stranger, you're on your way to beating Gannon once and for all.

2. Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII, in my opinion the best Final Fantasy game ever. Great Story, great battle mechanics, and how can forget the chocobo raising and racing. I got this game before I got  a PS1, traded a Sugar Ray CD because he needed to get a gift for his girlfriend and she loved them, I won in the end.  Who can forget this shocker from the game.

1. Super Mario Bros.

The One the only, Super Mario Bros, the game that not only helped launched a system, but a whole new generation of games and gamers. The modern platfromer can trace it's roots to this game. Until All-stars on SNES, I only played this a few times at friends houses. It also inadvertently started cheat codes with the negative zone, a programming error. If you never played Super Mario Bros, then what's the hell is wrong with you, go PLAY NOW!

Thanks to all that votes, and to the readers of the blog, here;s to 100 more!

Honorable mentions:Super Mario 64, DOOM, Pac-Man, Hale-Life 2, Halo

Aug 30, 2011

Kevin Butler Returns!

After He tweeted that he was leaving Sony to run his uncle flooring company, The great Kevin Butler has returned to sell PS3s again. He his the greatest video games pitchman ever (and maybe the reason i want a PS3 bad) , ALL HAIL THE KEVIN BUTLER!

Mortal Kombat Kollection koming tomorrow

Tomarror, The frist 3 Mortal Kombat games (MK, MK2 AND ultimate MK3) are koming to XBLA and PSN, sure to be filled with good old classic blood, gore, fatilites, babalities, punching foes into the pit, and soon much more MK fun. Ahhhhhh memories, my khildhood was not spent playing street fighter like all the good little boys did, my was playing MK 2 on SNES, yes, the one where Nintendo demanded the gore be put back in after removing it from MK. Check it out if you're a fan of the new Mortal Kombat


Aug 23, 2011

Pick the 5 games every gamer should play.

the 100th post is coming soon and I decided to do something special for it. After gathering nominations from various sites, I have compiled a list of games that fellow gamers think everyone should play, and I have narrowed it down to 15. You can vote for more than one so get voting for the five games every gamer should play!


Aug 17, 2011

Redesigned Wii coming but with no Gamecube?

This fall, Nintendo is releasing a new Wii SKU, with a new look (no pics yet) and something missing, No gamecube support. It will not play Gamecube games or have the slots for controllers or memory cards. Does this mean there will be another price drop? Surly it's cheaper to make a wii without gamecube slots. Plus Nintendo needs the money and a cheaper wii could help. The "new" wii comes with wii party and wii sports and comes out in the UK in the fall, with no word on a US release yet. If it does come here, I'll be looking for the older gamecube friendly one.

update: here's the new look wii 


Aug 16, 2011

The Avengers Captain America first look

here he is, Chris "I love doing comic book movies" evens decked out in his captain america gear for the avengers. Don't know about the painted on wings, but the rest looks cool. This movie will kick many a ass next year.

to compare here's WWII cap

photos from geek tyrant 

BorderLands 2 teaser trailer

Borderlands 2 is coming next year (hopefully) and it looks like it's going to kick ass. Welding two guns, mechs, new environments, going back to Pandora is going to be fun.


Aug 5, 2011

Back to the drawing board for wii U?

Recently Nintendo withdrew the Wii U out of GamesCom 2011, Europe’s biggest video game convention due to “security concerns”, and many are not buying it. The Wii U will have some effect on how we play games with the Tablet controller, but it’s got a lot of hurdles ton jump if it wants to take on Sony’s and Microsoft’s next gen systems. So why would Nintendo may have to take the Wii u back to the drawing board?

1. The millions of causal game players Nintendo courted with the Wii.

You got to admit it, Wii U is geared toward to the hardcore gamers, and the third parties game developers that Nintendo have always been after. Many of them said they would love to develop games for it (and some that love it and still won’t develop games for it). But if Nintendo courts them, the millions of casual gamers that Nintendo used to make the Wii popular will be alienated, and more likely head to 360/Kinect (or720/kinect) and the PS4 kinect-like controls, so Nintendo need to find a way to include them as well.

2. It’s the economy stupid 
Nintendo’s latest system, the 3DS,  just got a price drop going into effect aug 12th, due to poor sales. Do you really think people are going to pay the projected $400 to $500 for a new system, not to mention the price for one of those controllers? People Don't have the money to pay for a new system now a days, here hoping economy improves in 2012

So what could Nintendo do to make the Wii U more completive? Updated graphics that will compete with the rumored xbox 720’s “it looks like avatar” graphics? A smaller touch screen controller?  Let’s hope Nintendo can come up with something, the failure of the Wii U could possibly mean the end of Nintendo as a console maker


Aug 4, 2011

Battlefield 3 Limited edition details released

If you are one on the luck people that pre-ordered Battlefield 3 before it's OCT 25 release date, then you inline to get some great goodies. you be able to get via DLC codes:

Back to karkland pack, maps from  Battlefield 2 remade for BF3

Physical warfare pack, a weapon pack

SPECACT pack, new skins for multiplayer

and a DOG tag pack, dog tag are to this game team emblems are in the halo games

if you don't pre-order BF3 you'll have to pay $14.99, and if you get this game gotta pay more just to play Online, so will it be worth it?


Rambo game in the works

Reef Entertainment (yea, never heard of them till today) has gained the rights to make a Rambo game for 360,   PS3, and PC. There will be multiple Rambo games unless, you know...the first one sucks ass.  Nothing concrete yet, I expect it out next year, and a very likely M rated game, the Rambo movies are very violent, the games should be as well.