Well, I got some more extra cash, and when I come back from my Vacation, I can probably get a few more games. Probably 2 or 3. I just finished the Ninja Gaiden 2 Demo, and I have got to say that it's a lot of fun! Blood everywhere, and I like the flashy finishing moves. I think I might actually get this one. Another one I was looking at was Devil May Cry 4, I can get that one at a lowered price as well. As for Mass Effect, I looked up some gameplay videos on Youtube, and it looked pretty good!
EB Games has Mass Effect down for 39.99! That was only the US site though. When I went to the Canadian Site, I couldn't even find the Search Bar! Oh well, the last time I checked the EB Games US site, it was the same with Canadian stores when I went. I'm probably going to get Mass Effect and Ninja Gaiden.
Also, I was thinking about picking up some of the lower priced games as well. Dead Rising, Crackdown, Saints Row, and Oblivion(The normal edition there is 26.99).
And in other news, I watched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope again, and it was a good movie, although the lightsaber fight was kind of weak. Its understandable because of the fact that this movie was made in 1977.
So I was playing Halo 3 today, and I got into this match which was Valhalla Covies. I was adjusting my armour and colour scheme, so I didn't mute any people. Wish I did. These effing kids kept on swearing, acting like "gangsters" or whatever they prefered to be called. So I was sniping, and this dude on my own team splatters me! Thing is, he had a Wraith. Then a few seconds later, at the Spartan Laser spawn, my brother(BlackBirdXPS15, or Bravo189 as known here on GS) splattered by the same guy. So then he starts cussing us up, and saying move the F out of the way, coupled with a bunch of other swears. A few minutes later, I pick up the sniper again, pick up a few kills, and same retard betrays me, and says "I can snipe better, *CENSORED______*". Sure you can, I watch him miss a guy with a missile pod 3 times before a body shot, then he says" Did you see that!!Owned *CENSORED*." He also begins to act like a leader, and ordering people around, and at the end of the game, he has 6 kills. We won, and he says "Guys, you know we won because of my skills".
If you couldn't tell by now, I obviously have a big problem with prepubescent, immature, spoiled kids on Xbox LIVE who think they're all that because their parents buy them mature games for them to play. I have no problem with kids who play with a mature attitude, and online etiquette, but they're getting really rare as of late.
My trip to China is closing in quickly, which is July 7th. Sadly that's Bungie Day! I'm also working on a Gears review, The Orange Box review, and reviews for Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary.
If you didn't know, today is Canada Day! Happy Canada Day to all those Canadian Gamespotters out there!
In other news, I beat Gears of War on Hardcore difficulty, and I have progressed onto Insane. Currently, I'm on the part where you first use the Hammer of the Dawn after you meet up with Cole.
I tried using Movietome to start adding in all of my stuff again, and I'm pleased to say that this time it has worked! I put up my Xfire, my Steam profile with www.steamcard.net, my Xbox LIVE with Mygamercard.net, and my Xbox LIVE Achievements bar. I'm going to try to get a 360Voice there even though I'm not much of an achievement person.
29Jun 08Today I went down to FutureShop and picked up Gears of War!!! It was 39.99, and I asked for Mass Effect as well, but they were out of stock... I'll get it after I come back from my vacation. Oh and funny thing happened. My sales helper asked what system(BTW NO WHERE NEAR PC). I almost loled but he quickly corrected his mistake, hmm... he seemed like a gamer. I'MMA PLAY GEARS NOW.
28Jun 08Today at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, Blizzard annouced DIABLO 3! I'm not such a big Diablo fan, but I have tried it and liked it, and some of my friends are really big fans of Diablo. You can check out the Gamespot preview, Blizzard's splashpage, and Diablo 3's official site. There is a cinematic trailer, and gameplay video availlable for viewing.
Ok, so I was trying to add my Steamcard to my profile header. Well you know what? When I popped open the Prefs, put in the code I needed for it to show up and hit "Apply Changes" when it refreshes, the part that shows where you input the text and stuff is blank! I knew that this is a glitch, and some fixes are to go on Movietome and put in the blog header stuff from there, but guess what; IT ISN'T WORKING THERE EITHER! I've almost completetly had it with these glitches!
The only reason I stay around here anymore is for the Unions and the awesome community!
I'm now Level 25, which is Defias Brotherhood. If you didn't know, the Defias Brotherhood is from World of Warcraft.
The Defias Brotherhood is an evil group of assassins, thieves, and pirates that are hostile to the Alliance. They dwell in the rural areas of the Kingdom of Stormwind, mostly that of Elwynn and Westfall — both of them are areas not easily protected by the Army.
I made a quick new banner for a temporary fix. I dunno why I made Snake the biggest lol. You can see Ryu Hayabusa, Marcus Fenix, Master Chief, Gordon Freeman, random CoD4 Marine, and Illidan Stormrage in there. It's only temporary so we'll see what I'll make next.
Vacation! I'm going to China to visit relatives from July 7th to October 29th. I'll have Internet access from there, so I will still be present here on Gamespot, and will tune into E3 from here. I will either pick up my new games(Mass Effect, and Gears of War) before or after July 7th! Oh and I forgot to mention: I will take a stop at Vancouver for 3 days.
Beginning to get a little pissed off with my emblems as of late. I got a few new ones such as Good Taste, and PC Aficionado, and Good Taste has been taken away twice! And there goes my PC Aficionado as well! I'm aware that it's a glitch in the system though.
Oh well, and so far I'm still on the fence between GTA IV and Mass Effect, although I'm slightly leaning for Mass Effect.
I downloaded the Demo last night to see if this Battlefield was worth getting. I enjoyed it, but the Single Player part was a bit of a disaster in my opinion. Not enough enemies to kill lol. The guns are all right and everything, and I love the destructible environments. I tried my hand at Multiplayer and the maps are giant to say the least. Helicopters and Tanks were all there. One of the major drawbacks I have is that the whole thing is letterboxed. That means the screen is cut a little bit. Obviously that shouldn't be in the retail game, but now I have a question.
Out of these 4 games, I can only pick 2:
Gears of War(Can't believe I haven't played this yet.)
Battlefield Bad Company
Vote in the comments section.
18Jun 08For future video plans that are video game related, I decided to pick up the Dazzle Video Creator Platinum, which records Videos straight off the TV, and with the Platinum, it says High Quality Results. Usually this would have set me back 100 dollars, but Futureshop was having a sale, which reduced it by an amazing 30 dollars. I'll discuss future video plans with you guys later!
8Jun 08As you can guess by the title, I now play World of Warcraft! Wait! Before you think I am addicted, I'm really not. I just play the game casually and I think it's a pretty good game, although I have to say the Combat System sucks balls. I am a huge fan of the Warcraft series so I decided I'd check this out. I'm pretty sure I am going to renue my 1 month at the end of the month. Blood Elf!
3Jun 08I gotta go right now, so I'll make this a quick one, and I'll come back and edit it later. I have changed my banner from my traditional Halo Union one that I had for quite a while. Also I love Company of Heroes! I'm quite new to the game, but I have started the Campaign, and I am enjoying it! Well that's it for now, just wait for the edit tommorow.
First off, let me say that I now have Tomb Raider Anniversary on the PC, to go along with the Gametap Tomb Raider Legend. It's pretty cool so far, but I have only checked out Croft Manor, which has been vastly revamped, compared to the old version in Legend. The graphics have gotten an upgrade, but I have been wondering; Which one should I complete first? Legend or Anniversary? I heard Anniversary was actually the first game in the series with the improved Legend graphics engine.
Rock Band! My friend who was itching to play CoD4 again because he never bought it, but just borrowed it from another friend has asked me to lend him my copy. I said sure, but what do I get, and he offered Rock Band. I accepted and now I get to enjoy Music/Rhythm gaming. I already downloaded "Still Alive" and I have five starred it by singing it. 100% as well. I only have it for a month so I gotta enjoy it while I can. Maybe I'll pick it up, because right now, I'm loving it!
As of right now, I haven't played Halo 2. EVER. I'm trying to get around to making the purchase, and I have decided to get the Vista Version. I don't care for the multi-player because I just want to play the single player. Don't want the Xbox version because it supposedly doesn't run very well because of the 360's bad emulation, or is everything I'm hearing about the issues false?
I started playing some more Halo multiplayer, after finishing up some levels on the campaign. I popped it in, and some friends came over to play. I let them play as Guest though, because they don't have 360s and only play Xbox when they come to my house. They are sort of Nintendo fanboys... but I don't mind.
Well we started with Big Team Social, one of my favourite playlists, and the first map we got was Rat's Nest Big Team Slayer. Funny thing is, that everyone quit except for my Guest and I. We expected to be destroyed, but I got 40 kills, and we lost 76-53. It was kind of stupid because I usually killed them when they teamed up 4 on 1. My guest went 4-35 lol... He hasn't played Halo 3 in a while. Anyways, those the other team we faced sucked... Bungie Game History Link
Match 2: A few matches down the line later, it's VIP on Valhalla. I was VIP, and decided to stay at the base, and since no one else took the sniper, I did. I killed a couple before this guy with a shotty, comes up behind me and kills me, and teabags. I grab a sniper, laser combonation and then head out to center. The score was already 7-1 so I found the VIP, Lasered him, and sniped the little idiot that teabagged me. Bungie Game History Link
Halo 3 Matchmaking is as fun as ever, and I'll continue to play it for a little while, because CoD4 has gotten a bit too boring for me.
I just downloaded Gametap, a service which lets you play games on your PC. It has 2 memberships, with free letting you play about 122 games, and Gold Version lets you play 950 games. Gold Version costs $9.99 a month, but it gives you unlimited access to their full library of games. Free version has games like Hitman 2, Tomb Raider: Legend, Psychonauts, etc. and that's mainly what I'm downloading it for. Try it out if you like!