Thursday, May 21, 2009

Further Indication of Crackdown 2 @ E309

On this past Sunday's Major Nelson showgram, as outro music and Name The Game music, Larry (Major Nelson) played Crackdown theme music. They might as well announce it right now. The proverbial cat is already almost out of the bag. I am sure he is quite thrilled with himself for the theme announcement and now this.

But seriously folks this is some good subtle marketing for us who follow this sort of thing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Slow Run to E309

The one true thing I dislike about trade shows is the fact that news grinds to halt less than two weeks before the show. Even the rumors that have been hanging in the air aren't numerous, meaning that I have already mentioned them in passing.

I do keep getting more and more excited for The Beatles: Rock Band because of little things like this. I feel like the game is going to make me feel like Guitar Hero 2 made me feel when I originally snagged that when it hit 360. It felt new and fresh and I really feel like The Beatles: RB is going to bring that new luster to a genre that is quickly getting stale (what with Activision's, GH5, Band Hero, DJ Hero, etc.).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PC Gaming Diary #3 - I Returned to the Sea...

In a amazing turn of events, this weekend I played very little WoW compared to my normal gaming tendencies. Most of Saturday I spend organizing a few things and trying to find my birth certificate. I'm not really sure why, but I just felt bored with WoW this weekend, so I sort of took a break. I did, however, get a little bit of gaming in.

This weekend I decided to start a new run through of..................BIOSHOCK! It's probably been over a year since I did my initial play through of the game and with the new one coming out in the next year or so and seeing articles in PC gamer, I decided it was time to play through it again. This time I decided to play through it on Hard (I started on Easy or Medium, I can't remember honestly) and I think I might decide to kill the Little Sisters (as much as it pains me) this time instead of save them just to see the different outcome. I didn't get all that far into the game, but I think I might continue this play through this week while my gf is at work. Unfortunately, I won't be getting much gaming time in this weekend BUT it's for a very, very good reason!

I'm excited for this second play through. I started to appreciate certain aspects of the game more then I did in my initial play. The game really, truly plays like a movie. It's quite fascinating as no other game before has really captured me like that. I tend to be the type of gamer that cares little for storylines and cut screens with video. I tend to escape, space, return, click or do whatever I can to get out of it. I'm not really sure why, but my priority when gaming is playing the game and I often sacrifice storyline with that attitude. I hope to get more out of the game in regards to story then I did before and I'm not really sure what to expect playing on hard, so we shall see how it turns out in the end!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Game Diary - May 18, 2009: It's Monday and Cloudy

On the subject of the weekend past there was a severe lack of gaming to be had. It was not that I didn't fancy playing, I just never got to the point where I felt the need to wrap my hands around the controller.

I think that this is partially because I know what is in store for me in the coming level in COD4 (I have to disarm the nukes and I am timed and it is close quarters vicious combat) and I am really fighting not to move onto replays of other games until I finish this feat of impossibility.

I also haven't touched my DS, and in turn The World Ends With You, in just over a week so there is nothing to report on that front.

The only thing remotely game like that I have been playing is Peggle for iPhone and I just finished the Adventure mode on the train/bus ride home last night.

Hopefully there will be more gaming in the coming week and more game news at that.

Monday MUpdate: Entry and snide, sly enough to argue for a complete statement of the weekend reading anything really

I believe that the beginning of a _____ post starts with a _____ title, and there is no ______ title than an Engrish title. So from now, all Monday MUpdates will have Engrished titles in order for me to convey coy commentary to my own writing.

Aside from that, I do not have much to report in the world of gaming belonging to the video format. As this is the first weekend in a while in which I had no plans, I took it upon myself to put my nose inside of a book and leave it there for a prolonged period of time, reading a colossal 950something pages. Needless to say, my brain feels a tiny bit fried.

I did, at one point, pick up my DS and Chrono Trigger for a short time, and I found that the longer the gap in between gameplay, the more I forget what I'm supposed to do in the game. It is through this that I feel I'm not really getting my money's worth for the purchase, and that is my own fault. While I do absolutely ____ the game, I need to make more time for it. Then I could perhaps beat it more quickly and move on to newer endeavors, like The World Ends With You and Final Fantasy IV.

I also played Fallout 3: The Pitt during the week. I must say, despite how troublesome it is at time, I really found the expansion to be ____. I've been spending most of my time trying to find 100 Steel Ingots for the achievement, and while it's somewhat ______, I find that I have a ____ time regardless. This is something I also need to devote more time to, because I do want to try out Broken Steel, and of course I want to go back to re-playing certain old games.

Other than that, the only thing I want to comment on is the lack of Team Fortress 2 updates to the XBOX 360. While I recently posted an article about it, the more I read about updates (a Spy update was just announced), the more _______ I get about it. I think that it is _____ for Valve to promise one thing and not deliver, even if I have to pay for it. Not all of us have access to a PC (Kara is the only writer for this blog with one) so Nate and I get left in the dust, and that is just ____. So Valve, if you ever come across this, consider it an open letter: It would make me very _____ if you would share the wealth sometime soon, because I ____ to play the game too.

That's it for today.