Valve's spin on DoTA?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1 comments
  Who knew when the first version of DoTA was released to the map/mod hungry fans of Warcraft 3 that years later it still shines! With a player base larger than some relatively new games you must admit they have accomplished quite a feat. Now with countless spin-offs such as League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth I still have to say I am surprised to see Valve hop on the bandwagon. Or so we assume? Actor Jon St. John, who you'd know as the voice behind Duke Nukem, took to his Twitter account earlier in the week and wrote "Had a great time in Seattle last week recording for DotA. The guys at ValveSoftware are awesome!" So, what did this mysterious tweet mean? Is it true? Is icefrog there now? So many questions... like where the hell is Episode 3 and why are you starting this?!

Infolinks 2015

What game is this again?

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Well, Starcraft 2 has successfully blown my mind... again. This is Lund's "Ruins," a StarCraft II modification using the game's Galaxy Map Editor tools to completely alter, change, and transform the gameplay experience within Starcraft 2.

Call of Duty Moder- Oops Black Ops

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Im sorry but I was hoping for a Call of Duty that felt.... different? I dont know but still looks like Call of Duty Modern Warfare with a few different guns and models. Well thats just me. What do you think?

Starcraft 2 Toys

Sunday, July 25, 2010 1 comments
Well, these have got to be the coolest toys I have ever laid my eyes on! With Starcraft II out in 2 days who wouldn't be excited about these miniature replicas of Starcraft 2 units and characters.








As cool as they are they still don't compare to Arthas! I mean, the Lich King.




Beyond Good and Evil 2 Lives!

Saturday, June 26, 2010 1 comments

So the small studio behind Beyond Good and Evil 2 apparently is still plugging along! After the amazing first game hopes are high for this sequel!

Fallout New Vegas On October 19th!

Sunday, June 20, 2010 0 comments
What else needs to be said. After being hooked with millions of other on Fallout 3 I cant wait for Fallout New Vegas! With so much more and improved I can say I'm buying this!


Early Concept Art.

Cool guys don't look at explosions.

New melee weapons like this golf club!

New S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system?

Weapons attachments only usable by a mod in Fallout 3!

Honestly, If you'r not excited you need to see a doctor!

New partner in crime!

Saturday, June 19, 2010 0 comments
To anyone it may concern,
I guess I'm a new "blogger" here for Gamueter. Hopefully you will hear from me sooner or later!
-Joe

Nintendo 3DS

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First off, let me just say, Oh yes. The 3DS looks amazing! With a massive line-up of sweet new games like, Street-Fighter, Kingdom Hearts, Professor Layton, Metal Gear, Pilot Wings, Starfox, and yes, even more than that.

Also, not just sweet games but Nintendo will be using magic to make games 3D without glasses, yes magic. Also if that doesn't sell you it comes in sweet colors!


Oh, yes.

Fable runs the same path as Halo?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 0 comments
Well, I loved the first Fable, It was a fun game with great choices and story! Unlike any I had ever played before! When they had announced the second I was so happy and rushed to get it! I enjoyed it tremendously yet it felt a little different and different for the worse. As with Halo, I liked the first but when the third finally did come out I felt cheated and unfulfilled. I just hope Fable 3 will pull back to the good old original Fable style or at least not be terrible.

Well, this is still similar to the second, hopefully they wont forget though what started the Fable series and what the games were built on. It is Peter Molyneux though, I trust him not to screw up!

New 360? The X-box 370?

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A new X-Box has been developed. It is much smaller than the old and looks a lot nicer in my opinion. More like a PS3 now.  It's all black with black controller and looks great with Project Natal. Erm, I mean Kinect...

Kinect, Meh.

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Well, Microsoft's Project Natal now has an official name! It has been dubbed, Kinect. I think its supposed to be pronounced like kinetic. Although it still sounds like connect to me.... Well people will be able to see if they dislike more than the name in November, 2010.

Fixed Blogspot

Saturday, June 12, 2010 1 comments
I finally fixed the problem I was having with Blogspot. I t finally lets me access my blog! Thing I had to do was install Chrome. Hmmm. Forcing me to get chrome 'eh? Hmmm.

Anyone else hate Xbox Avatars?

Thursday, June 10, 2010 0 comments
I don't know if alot of people share my view on this but I dont care. It just annoys me to have these Avatars. Seems to me like a cheap knockoff of the Mii? Anyone Else? My hate is completely rational too.





  1. Not used for many games.
  2. Too little customization.
  3. Wii had 'em first.
  4. Expensive items.
  5. All basically scary.
  6. Never truly look good.
So, really I dont intend to sound like Im raging just plain flat out dont like 'em! You?

New XBox 360 Box Art!

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So with the upcoming Project Natal coming Microsoft changed there Box Art!


Here is the old box art : 



Here is the new one : 

So, my thoughts on the new Box Art? Personally I think there is too much green and wont look good on some games with a darker color, maybe black or blue. Of course remember the left side of any box is going to be green anyway.

So, what do you guys think?

Blogspot is going crazy.

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Sorry I have not been able to update, Blogspot is going crazy and I can only get on at work! I have tried alot of stuff and am currently at work. I tried restarting, deleting cookies, enabling java-scripts, I guess I need to switch to Google Chrome?

Exclusive Dogfight Interview

Saturday, May 29, 2010 0 comments
So I have been the distinct pleasure to interview Ztormi (Who is currently In the Finnish Defense Force) on his latest source mod! Dogfight will thrust players into raging online multiplayer as they fly planes through the World War One era! If you have a source game I would highly suggest taking a look at it on ModDB!




Gameuter: So, looking at your mods page it seems the popular WW1 Source was the first mod you worked on that was completed for ModDB. Did you have much of a role in that project like you do in your upcoming mod Dogfight?

Ztormi: - Yes WW1 Source was first released mod I took part on creating from scratch. I did most of the codework of the mod, some maps, models and texturework. I was also one of the leaders of the project.

Gameuter:With Dogfight you are currently the only one working on it, do you plan on trying to find a team or doing the entire mod solo?

Ztormi: - It's hard to find good team for a mod. Dogfight started as a "sandbox" mod for pure code learning, testing my limits as a coder and modeller. However mod code worked better than I never expected and creating an airplane mod for source is definetely something unique. Basically I just mod Dogfight for fun and for my own amusement and keeping it as my "portfolio project" for now. Maybe I start looking for other team members after the first release.

Gameuter: Did you have a inspiration on why you wanted to do a mod on Dogfighting?

Ztormi: - I didn't have any specific inspiration for making the mod about Dogfighting, I just wanted to try out making something completely new for Source Engine. I'm not even a huge fan of airplane sims.


Gameuter: Any idea on a single player campaign for Dogfight or maybe bots to use?

Ztormi: - Single player won't happen, atleast not as a campaign. Bots are used just for debugging purposes.

Gameuter: How many people are you going to try to fit into one match? Are we talking something big like 32*32 or 16*16 or something small like 4*4?

Ztormi: - 32 will be max players on a map. However I think the battlefield may get too crowded. Haven't tested the mod with so many players yet

Gameuter: Any possibility on using a first person view in the planes too?

Ztormi: - First person view would indeed be cool but putting all the detail on the cockpit view would take too much time for me. So it's not going to happen atleast not for a while.

Gameuter: How realistic would you say the physics are, I know you commented saying this is not a completely realistic mod but will a airplane enthusiast still enjoy it while anyone can still play?

Ztormi: - I guess the airplane physics will be satisfying for players liking airplane sims aswell as players preferring arcadey style of dogfighting. I'm not an expert of airplanes after all.

Gameuter: The clouds in game look amazing! Yet will they hinder the planes any other way than just how far we can see, or will we be affected by wind or currents?

Ztormi: - Clouds are just a particle effects created by source particle editor. Mapper can't unfortunately decide how clouds act but they can choose the type of clouds for their map (heavy, thin, rain etc. ). Also the clouds don't affect the airplane in any way.


Gameuter: If you do a more arcade like approach are we going to see floating powerups like ammo and different guns? Or is that not what your going to be aiming for?

Ztormi:- Dogfight is sort of a compromise of realism and arcadey approach. There won't be any floating guns or health packs. All the aircrafts in game have their own weapons they had in the time. The 3 properties ( agility, durability, speed ) are also assigned somewhat realistically according to the historical resources but with gameplay and balancing in the mind too.

Gameuter: Thanks, but for one last question. Any new images for us desperate watchers?

Ztormi: - Expect an epic gameplay video soon!

Im Confused? Vietnam? Call of Duty?

Friday, May 28, 2010 0 comments


So reading up online and everywhere else Call of Duty Blackops will be in Vietnam. Yet I thought Vietnam was mostly jungle, yes buildings but mostly jungle. I did some research into Vietnam's climate (Yahoo Answers) and it revealed it doesn't snow much in Vietnam. Well heres some screenshots.

                                           Well, thats snow. No snow in Vietnam. Hmm.


 
Well anyone getting a weird feeling this may have parts outside Vietnam or there historian screwed up?


  
                                           Well, here we go. Maybe Vietnam is in the game?


                                                           There we go, Vietnam!

                                         Seriously did I miss something, where the heck is this guy?

Oh and for some fun Vietnam music (kinda)



For What It's Worth – Buffalo Springfield


Starcraft 2 Beta

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 0 comments

Well we all know the hype with the beta, and guess what. I'm in! So it took some time but I got in and I was so excited. So I figured go online and use my skill from Company of Heroes, Warcraft 3, Red Alert 2 and 3, and Starcraft 1 to kick some butt! Well, thats what I figured anyway. Got on chose to play Terran after creating my account, joined a matchmaking practice game almost immediately. So trained some SCVs got some vespene when 20 zerglings ran into my base killed my SCVs and I lost. Woah. Rushed. I guess I really need to get better! Haha feel free to hit me up for a game on Starcraft! (Shawnsey/ MadMonkey199@gmail.com)

APB you are my bestest friend.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 0 comments
Well, lets just stop all obsessing over old MMOs like World of Warcraft and Everquest. Experience the new best MMO experience out there! Team up with friends and play All Points Bulletin! A new game featuring a 3rd person view on crime! Choose to play as an enforcer (Cop) or a criminal. Rule the city as you complete missions  get better weapons, cars, and clothes!

Well that pretty much sums it up but let me tell you about my experiences with my brother. We teamed up to take down some enforcers as we were hardy criminals. Me (MadMonkey) with my SMG and my bro (Lapig) was using a burst sniper rifle. So we got a mission to steal some documents. We figured we would be up against some NPCs and all of the normal stuff in a MMO. We were wrong. We hoped in our van and drove off to the building we needed to burgle. I stayed in the car leaning out ready to shoot any enforcers trying to stop us. Suddenly after my brother got the documents we were told enforcers have been dispatched out to stop us! We quickly hoped into our car to drive to the drop off point. Suddenly as we pass a road a enforcer truck flies out with a man with a gun leaning out the window! My brother swerves as I shoot back at the car! They move up to ram us and I spray across the hood of there car causing it to burst into flames and explode as they jump out!

We get to the drop off point just to learn its the wrong documents!  We need to go get the real ones from a enforcer base. We drive off towards it and get up on a highway that leads us right to the new documents. He gets out and stays up high to snipe and I jump down as he spots enforcers and guns one down. I rush up with my SMG to finish off the other one! Once we get the documents were told to hold the area. We wait watching where we expect the enforcers to come from. Yet suddenly fro behind I get gunned down. I tell my brother the areas being compromised and he watches and snipes as I rush back after I revived. I get back just in time to take back the area when the clock expires! We did it. We won. What you ask? Well some money to spend on some guns, and clothes, and even cars!

Best iPod Games?

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Well, my last post was about iPods too but, heck, I don't care I'm high off my iPod so I just cant help it! So, here is my top five list of iPod and iPhone games! (In no particular order)

1. Lux DLX  (An extremely fun risk clone with many maps and settings to toy with!)







2. Warpgate ( Imagine a singleplayer EVE for iPod.)










3. Jet Car Stunts (cant help to imagine Track Mania Nations Forever here, fast car and extreme stunts.)







4.  Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars (Well, Im pretty sure you guys already know this but... Explore your bad side as you become the gangster you've always wanted to be.)










5.  Touch Grind (Like to Tech Deck, well this is for you. Like to skateboard, well this is for you. Like to impress people with your iPod, this is for you! Grind, ollie, and kickflip you're brains out!)

Ipod jailbreak

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 0 comments
Wow, iPod touch's are fun, a jailbroken one is even better! Oh the fun of customizing with themes or the freedom of doing whatever you want. Of course not pirating apps, thats bad. Although bad completely easy with Instalous! So, how do you jailbreak your 3rd Gen iPod? Easy with Spirit Jailbreak released quite recently, you simply plug in and click a small box that says "Jailbreak"! Could it get any easier! In no times you can have a rainbow iPod or small Windows 7 look alike!

Steam

Thursday, May 6, 2010 0 comments
Well, any computer oriented player can skip this article if ya want, pretty much just me wanting to educate those who don't play on PC about this wonderful tool and how its WAAAAY better then PS3 Live and Xbox Live. I just get annoyed as X-Box players and the alike all tend to say "You cant talk to friends on computer" or "Achievements are not on computer" Ugh....

Anyway for my first point. Pros of using Steam.

1.Purchase any PC game through steam not just X-Box classics or anything else.

2. Free weekend games! Not just free live, the game, for FREE. (Suck on that X-Box)

3. Steam VOIP (Voice over IP)

4. Steam achievements. (Okay, not in every game but suck it up.)

5.VAC (Valve anti-cheat on some games)

6. Time in game logs. (Yes, I do want to watch my one hundredth hour in Arma II get logged!)

7. Source mods on steam! (Own a source game, your in luck... unless its for X-box....)

8. Demo's for amazing games!

9.Groups to join!

10. Its free.

11. More and more and more sweet features.

Well now to cons using steam.

1. Although there is VOIP it sucks, lagggggy.

2. The in game steam interface can interfere or cause anti-cheats to go crazy.

Thats pretty much all there is to it. It can do all the things you X-box and PS3 fanboys love, and more!

Fallout 3 and my moding experience!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 0 comments
Well Fallout 3 certaintly was an AMAZING game, it featured a vast wasteland to explore and many quests to fulfill! From the creators of Oblivion, Bethesda came this epic tale of defeat, sorrow, and triumph. From leaving the vault to finding the water purifier you enjoy a rich RPG experience!

So, what could possibly make this game better? Well, what makes any computer game better? Mods, mods, oh and mods. Similar to Oblivion thousands of mods are freely availible to download from entire Fallout overhaul (FOOK) to small mods to simply replace the body wich are still so popular (Type 3)! So of course like any naturaly curious person I download a couple... hundred mods. With thousands of save games and 200+ hours I constanly tried new mods! Or maybe I would want to play the game a specific way like as a stealth sniper or maybe a rocket launcher baring explosive genius! Whatever I wanted I could mod the game to play that way!

Well, I did and I played, and played until one day I had 25 GB left on my 255 GB hard drive... went and checked my Fallout 3 Data folder and clicked properties. It slowley went up, 400 MB, 1GB, 2 GB, 10 GB, 30 GB, 80 GB. Oh crap! Figured I had played enough of Fallout 3 I decided I should clear it out... Went through deleting things to return it back to vanilla Fallout 3. I was following a guide telling about how you only needed some a few folders, the others were just for mods. After finishing up I didnt play for another 2 months. I came back hoping to get some more fill of Fallout 3 the other day, some sweet RPG FPS blendeed action. I didnt. I clicked the Fallout3.exe and the window opens, the intro plays, and BOOM crash. EVERY TIME, crashed. A fatal error every time.

So, googled around, checked the Fallout 3 Nexus, and learned some bad news. I deleted a relativly important file. Fallout3.esm, the file that only just powers the entire Fallout 3 game. So, I wasnt sure where my disks were and it was against the TOS  to redownload the file anywhere. Well, lessoned learned, ALWAYS back up your games! Especially before modding!

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Saturday, May 1, 2010 0 comments
So, the new Call Of Duty has been officially announced. We now know the rumors and the speculation around it is true, It will be in the era of the Vietnam and Cold War. Its title will be Call of Duty: Black Ops. Personally I hate this title, seems like their trying to get people to like it due to the extreme popularity of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2's Special Operation missions or Spec Ops for short.

From the trailer there looks to be jungle combat, flying missions, snow, villages, and everything else. Altough what is quite unexpected is the clock in the hospital clearly states the year is 2010. Does this mean some modern combat or is this just for the story? Who knows!

The New Darth.

Friday, April 30, 2010 0 comments
So, after Darth Andeddu, Darth Vitus , Darth Revan, Darth Revan , Darth Malak , Darth Voren , Darth Bandon, Darth Glovoc, Darth Traya, Darth Nihilus , Darth Sion, and more. We finally arive to Darth Malgus. He is the evil sith lord of the new Star Wars MMO, Star Wars the Old Republic.

This new installment in the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic series is bound to blow people away! I am currently eagerly waiting for my copy of the beta though...

Anyway, back to the point. Darth Malgus will actually be getting his own book. It is titled Deceived and will be written by Paul S. Kemp. The author behind the book Star Wars: Crosscurrent.

Warcraft 3 is Risk.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 0 comments

So, every gamer should know about Warcraft, whether its World Of Warcraft or the classic RTS that started it all! And to no gamer surprise people still play the classic RTS version. Although the last installment was released way back in 2003, many players still play it, including me! I love the game and have played it since 2004!

The best part for me is the custom games and maps! Sure, you can play it as a RTS or... a TD, DotA, Risk,Loap, whatever you want! Due to custom maps! The one I want to talka about now is Risk.

This great maps transforms the game into the classic Risk board game! The map, Risk Next Gen was created by PsycoMarauder and is a popular host in online custom  games. The game play is turn based. Kind of. You get income at the end of each turn and more units based on countries and cities you own. While you can control movements in real time economics, cities, and countries are based on the minute turns. This makes for some strategic game play such as taking one city in each country right before the timer ends, severely limiting your opponents income that turn.

If you dont own Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne, pick it up. No matter the price!

People care for you Halo 2.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 0 comments
Its so nice to see people care, especially about halo 2. Fourteen dedicated player have kept their big black xboxes connected to the internet and on, playing their favorite game. It was 12 days ago live was supposed to be shut down! Overheating and dropped internet connections are slowly eating away at the people trying to save it.

As of writing, the final 14 are: Agent Windex, APACHE N4SIR, sherlok 1, SieferSword, Rob2D, Detenn, z0mbie stench, Lord Odysseus11, xxMAKDADYxx, H2o Shoagie, xxBooker Dxx, DirtyCajun, AForeignObject and HiredN00bs.

I wish you all my personal luck!

Red Faction... Movie and TV show?!

Monday, April 26, 2010 0 comments

THQ has plans to produce a Red Faction movie. (A guy breaks down walls with a sledgehammer... on mars.) Then SyFy has a section for movies that should be TV shows and may expand the movie into a TV show on SyFy!

Flash on your Iphones and Ipods!

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This isn't necessarily gaming but, hey someone going to say they don't want this?

So, recently the appstore had a app named, Cloud Browse. This app ran a computer version of firefox and allowed people to actually watch flash videos and play flash games! (See it does involve games!)

Unfortunately the app is currently removed from the appstore. Some say Steve Jobs is to blaim. Others say its just down for fixes? I cant wait to see!

Rune Fest?

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Everyone knows about the popular online multiplayer game, Rune Scape. Well, Jagex is kicking it up a notch and has reveled plans for RuneFest 2010. RuneFest 2010 will be the first ever real-world player event of its size in the UK or for the company. Taking place on Saturday 28th August 2010. Players will be able to take part in in-game events in real life. (Woohoo, lets do wood cutting!) People will also be able to experience on site gameplay unlike anything else outside of RuneFest 2010. Jagex is hosting the event almost as a thank you card to the many devoted fans of the game.

Just Cause 2

Sunday, April 25, 2010 0 comments
   Heres the review of the lovely, Just Cause 2. For anyone who doesn't know, Just Cause 2 is a free roaming third person shooter. Basically you must cause chaos on a tropical fascist island known as Panua.

You play as Rico, a kick butt para-dropping grapple-hooking American spy! Yes, he is as awesome as he sounds. The story is relatively flimsy as with any open world game. SPOILER. You must find the man who trained you to see if he went rogue then take down the government by helping out gangs across Panau.SPOILER END. So you must do missions for four separate gangs to earn chaos and money. As you do the gang missions new missions called "Agency" missions pop up. These will advance the story along.

 Some amazing features of Just Cause 2 are the infinite parachutes, the grappling hook glove, many cars to drive, many missions to complete, and so on. I say infinite parachutes because as you say, jump off a building you can open the parachute and shut it 9 times before falling safely to the ground, and get this.... with no parachute bag! You also have a arm or hand mounted grapple, you can use this to say fly through the air to a wall or a less conventional way like grappling an speeding enemy car to a building and watching the fireworks!

Unfortunately for me the game's novelty value ran out quick, yes it was awesome to stand on top of a fly plane but seeing it for the tenth time you get bored. I picked this up for 45$ on steam, if the price had been 30 or 25 I would be more happy with the game. Although theres no way to know if you will appreciate some of these features more than me.

Thanks, please comment! 
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