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!

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?

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! 

Halo Reach IGN Exclusive Interview

So, IGN got a chance to meet and talk with Chris Carney, Bungies multiplayer design lead and ask a few questions about the Halo Reach Beta for those who own Halo:ODST. This article has some sweet new news about the health system, the new armor powers, oh, and the JETPACKS.

Read the full article here.

Lucky IGN.

Mount and Blade: Warband

First and foremost, yes this is a recent game, and yes I know the graphics look like there from 2004. Yet we all say, its the gameplay not the graphics that matter! Well heres that game that proves it!

Such great gameplay is because of  the many features packed into the game and how they are implemented. For example combat is amazing, each weapon is different and how you swing it and from where. Whether your on horseback or standing on the ground, whether using a sword or a polearm.

Warband's main new feature is online multiplayer and no, unfortunately it is not like a MMO. Rather that everyone being in an open world, there are map based battles similar to play a first person shooter, like Call of Duty.... except with swords. Even more like a FPS its got the classic game modes such as team deathmatch or capture the flag. Of course there are some new exciting game modes such as siege, one team defends a castle as another attacks, unfortunately these battles are usually quite unfair and not played as much as classic modes.

Similar to games like Counter Strike there is a money system to purchase goods in an online game. For each kill you are rewarded an amount of gold to spend on a weapon. These weapons vary on what faction you are playing and what class you are.

Unfortunately with the online having so many features the single player is lacking. If you don't plan on playing single player  than you need not read ahead and I suggest you get this game. If you do, read on!  The singleplayer has no true story but it is a open world adventure. Unlike other open world games you don't truly explore it all, you go into a map view while traveling instead of your character and the world. There are also a few bugs polluting the singleplayer too such as during a siege men get stuck going up ladders and small anoying bus similar to that.

Overall this game has alot of  replayability especially if you are interested in the online multiplayer aspect!

Assassins Creed II

Assassins Creed II is the sequel to Assassins Creed the multiplatform game that put you in the role of Altair a assassin in Jerusalem. Similar to the first game you are again a assassin this time named, Ezio. Also this time around you explore the massive expanse of Renaissance Italy.

This sequel keeps many of the beloved features of the first game, while refining others and expanding on the gameplay. Also new this time around is a monetary system. It allows purchasing weapons, medical supplies, armor, and more. This gives a sense of accomplishment as you travel and experience the rich game world, unlike the last game where at the start you are a killing machine, at the end you are a killing machine.

The game also starts alot nicer then its predecessor, instead of starting as a assassin you start as a baby, you learn to move then time flashs forwars until you are about twenty. Here you are still not an assassin but as the plot unfolds Ezio has to adapt to the assassin ways.

Overall the game is a fun experience and quite long, with the new monetary system vast world, and countless missions, anyone can be hooked!

Single Player Call of Duty

Saturday, April 24, 2010 2 comments

Well, I have played Call of Duty 3 on the Xbox 360, Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360, and Call of duty 5 on the PC. I do not own Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

All of my friends love the new Call of Duty. They claim it to be the best first person shooter to ever be released with groundbreaking graphics and physics and every other praise they can name. They tell how the game requires so much skill and everything is so realistic. Well from the few hours I have played, I can tell they are wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

My single player impressions - A flimsy storyline relying on flashy unrealistic scenes. How many times must we play through a game where the Russians are the baddies and we have to destroy them. Is this still the 1900's! Is this another version of the Red Scare? Whoever labeled this game to be realistic is a fool. Yes because in real life its quite possible to shoot other snowmobiles while going 150 mph down a mountain side before launching over a cliff and suddenly flying to the other side. If you believe its possible, go try it, tell me how it works out. From playing through the entire single player I can say, re-playability is not possible. To suffer through it again would not be fun. Also I'm not just bashing it to bash it, there are some cool things in it too, such as the slow-mo hostage rescue scenes, shooting the hostiles while saving hostages... Awesome! Yet reading up on the Call of Duty and Infinity Ward history I can say they have lost their touch and initial goal. They left the Medal of Honor series to make a game that does not focus on one superhero soldier but to feel like just another soldier in a war. Super secret stealth missions to save the entire United States... tell me you dont just feel like another soldier in the war.

Multiplayer Call Of Duty


So, here is my review of the Call of Duty multiplayer!

The multiplayer has been called, revolutionary and groundbreaking! Did it live up to it?

The answer is... kinda.

Yes it is quite addicting with a leveling up system unlike any other fps and perk system and weapon system, and I could go on. The gameplay online wont confuse you if you have played a previous Call of Duty title, it has just been expanded on and improved on. Featuring hundreds of class combinations with perks, weapons, accessories, and camouflage. Also, yes you still have your search, your teamdeath, and the rest with a few new game modes such as 3rd person cage match or demolition.

These new gamemodes are nothing extremely different than the rest. Demoltion is a round base multi-bomb defusal game. The offense gets many bombs and must plant them at two separate bomb sites. 3rd Person Cage Match is simply a 1v1 in 3rd person, unfortunately there is no First Person Cage Match.

Some of the new kill streaks are now ridiculous. Instead of the old 3, UAV, Harrier, And Helicopter there are now things like AC-130 gunner and the NUKE. Yes thats right, NUKE. Basically if you get a 25 kill streak the game ends. But I always ask seems a little odd calling a nuke in on your self and teammates.

Some bad things about the multiplayer is camping or just plain cheap ways of being killed. Honestly its not fun respawning after being killed by a AC-130 gunner to only be killed by it again. Or to be walking down a path then be sniped by a camper miles away with a intervention. Now on to the next topic, hackers. I was playing with a friend one day and we agreed to take turns playing it online. We would get one game in a server. It took us longer to fine a server without any hackers in it than to play a game! Whether it was instanuke or a nuke in every care package it was ridiculous!

Anyway thats what I think about it! Please share your thoughts!


So, its me, Shawsney Tom. Im 23 from New York and love to play computer games. I also enjoy long walks on the beach... wait, what?I have been playing games for over ten years now and have some C++ and other coding experience!  Im hoping to share my thoughts on upcoming games, provide tips, reviews, and whatever else I can jam in here! If you would like to contact me feel free to email me at!

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