Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fallout 3 done! Not sure what's next...

Well, there were a few things about this game that I despised, but I found some codes to deal with them. My biggest complaint was that your character just runs too damn slow, and no I wasn't over-encumbered, I just felt like a fat man running through a pool of melted marshmallow. Hmmm... that sounds yummy... Uh, but back to the game. At first I thought that because of the slow running, that the game was going to take a looong time to complete, this turned out not to be true, because after you've been somewhere once you can use the World Map to travel there instantly, thank god.

The game had a ton of weapon choices, and even some really fun ones that you could find, like Experimental MIRV... It's like a Nuke on your shoulder, loved just blowing the crap out of cars and watching the HUGE explosions... I guess that means I'm not a cool guy, cuz cool guys don't look at explosions. Oh well.

The puzzles in the game were fun, sometimes having to figure things out, such as in Tranquility lane figuring out the sequence of objects to activate to bring up the Auxiliary terminal. The idea of Karma in this game was really cool, I typically like to play the good guy, where most people like to be as evil and destructive as possible, but I find it more challenging to be good in games that offer a choice like that. It's easy to run around just blowing everyone's brains out and blowing things up, but making hard choices is... well, hard, and to me much more rewarding. I also very much enjoyed sniping in the game, not many games pull off the sniping very well, but I enjoyed it in this game. Only other wish would be a silenced sniper rifle, but I hear that is available in New Vegas.

This game I'd have to give a 4.5/5 on the Brawlking game scale, one little hitch that made the game play not sparkle completely, but a great game none the less.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Prototype finished, next Fallout 3

Finishing this game made me some what sad, I really enjoyed the rooftop jumping once I got the hang of it, and all the disguising and hijacking/skyjacking military equipment was tons of fun. Flying around NYC in a Blackhawk, buzzing the tower (the Empire State Building), watching burning choppers crash to the ground, or pelting zombies and copperheads (huge ugly snake monsters) with death from above it was all enjoyable, and not difficult to master. Hijacking Tanks and APCs was another enjoyable part of the game, and sometimes a necessity to the completion of a mission(Good tip: if you are having trouble with a mission, try jacking some armor).

After some more plot twists mid-story line, your character gets some really cool upgrades like the armor suit, looks pretty bad ass when you morph your arms into some weapons, but as I said before its very Spawn-esque, but doesnt make the effect any less enjoyable. I skipped most of the extra events, side quests you can do to get extra EP (Evolution points) which can be spent to purchase new powers, or upgrade existing ones.

Over all this game gets a 4.5/5 on the Brawlking game scale. I would highly recommend this one if you like SciFi and RPGs.

Now on to Fallout 3 (I know, it's old, but I havent played it yet).

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dead Rising 2 Complete... now Prototype

Dead Rising 2

After days of cutting, machine gunning, and head exploding I have finished Dead Rising 2. There were some interesting plot twists (not unexpected on my part) and a couple rather unfortunate casualties, but all in all the story turns out for the best, as expected. I wont spoil it in case someone that reads hasn't played yet, but the end left me a little... unsatisfied. Over all, on the Brawlking game rating scale I'd probably give it a 4 due to its creative weapons, and massive amounts of blood, guts, and carnage. Now... on to Prototype...


This game is not exactly new, in fact it was released over a year ago, but I hadn't played it yet, and the concept - while not completely original - sounded cool to me. A dude with morphing arms that can turn into cool weapons (a la Spawn and the Necro-goo), and an Infested... (Kerrigan?) I mean Infected red head that wants to destroy the universe. Four missions in to the game so far it reminds me of a SciFi version of Assassin's Creed, not really surprising, this type of game has become very popular and many different flavors of this genre have been developed over the last 5 years or so.  Being so early in the game I don't have access to all the cool powers yet, in fact I only have 2 so far, but more on that later. I do like the consume and disguise features, I feel like Hannibal Lechter putting on the skin of another human being, its pretty... creepy, lol. The cut scenes aren't too poorly voice acted, and there haven't been any awkward pauses in the dialog as I've noticed in some other games. So far, so good...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dead Rising 2 and WoW 4.0.1

Dead Rising 2

If you're not tired of all out zombie slaughter fests yet, Dead Rising 2 has something fun for you! The game puts you in the guise of Chuck Greene and starts you out on the T.I.R. game show, after a few short cut scenes you jump into action riding around mowing down Zombies with dual chain saws attached to a stunt street bike, followed by a few more cut scenes that set up the story for the rest of the game.

One of the features I found most interesting is something that the game was advertised for, namely creative ways to decapitate, destroy, or other wise dismember some Zombies. Weapons you saw on the commercials such as the Chainsaw Paddle are just one of the many interesting weapons you will find in the game. My personal favorite is shown below... Have you ever wanted to be a Zombie slaying Jedi? Well, Dead Rising 2 gets you as close as possible, they call the weapon a "Laser Sword", but all us true SciFi geeks know what it's supposed to be.

(I am getting FRAPS to make better quality movies in the future)

Over all, a fun game, with some interesting features, but still contains classic RPG features such as character stats, level based progression, and questing. Pick it up if you're in the mood for blood, guts, and motorcross mayhem!

World of Warcraft 4.0.1

Recently Blizzard released the Talent, Skill, and UI update to get players ready for the upcoming expansion Cataclysm. A lot of people like the changes, but as always there are those who are unwilling or unable to adjust, or just plain dont like changes. Human nature I supposed, but one thing that I've found is that the only thing that is sure and constant in life is that things will change, nothing ever stays the same. If you want to see a list of the most recent changes, a lot of them are listed in the patch notes. There have been a lot of changes to almost every class, if you haven't tried out your new Talent specs yet, its time to get moving. The new expansion is coming December 7th, 2010!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

RIM response to Apple

RIM Blog

I'm personally not a fan of Blackberry or Apple products

I do own an iPod because I can see the value and usefulness in having one, mostly that I can take my music anywhere with me, and keep all of it in one little tiny box, instead of lugging around a book full of CDs. Apple products just dont do it for me.

Dont get me wrong, the iPhone is a cool device in that you can keep your music and your phone in one place, but I prefer to keep them seperate so if my phone dies I still have my music on my iPod, so there's no need for me to have both. Sure it's got cool apps, and can help you do all kinds of stuff, but so far my Windows Mobile phone can do all the stuff I really want it to do, including sharing it's Internet Connection. I have run Droid on my phone, and I do like Driod, except for the battery life, it just sucks...

This... well, I cant think of any good reason for me to want to use this device. Its got a lot of cool apps, sure, so does the iPhone. Its meant for Mobile Wed Browsing? Ok, gimme Flash please, too many of the websites that I, as a gamer, visit on an almost daily basis use Flash. Also, it is just way too expensive for what it does, or more correctly does not do. I'd first buy an iPhone before even considering this beastly waste of money. I have a laptop I can take in my living room and surf the web, and it does everything I want it to do.

Apple is trying to "keep it in the family", keeping their products running their services, and sucking people into an Apple vacumm. People want freedom, as well as functionality. Android allows for almost completely open development, you can run just about anything on it, and that is why their devices have been on such a big rise lately.

Think Apple needs to learn something from that.

Monday, October 18, 2010

DC Police Fail!

DC Police SUV T-Boned by Bumblebee

How was this officer not aware, or how did he get past the blockades, into the location where they were filming? How did he not recognize Optimus Prime barreling towards him? Would an Autobot really move out of the way of the Police? Pfff.... Hells no. Ok, so he really wasn't an Autobot, but really... how in the hell did this screw up happen? They claimed they were on a different radio frequency, well there still should have been some notice in the local precinct house that TRANSFORMERS 3 WAS FILMING, and it should have said the general location of where they were to be filming. Shouldn't you be aware that a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE is being filmed in your jurisdiction no matter how low in the chain of command you are? I'd think so.

DC Police, are you trying to screw up our amazing Transformers movies? Are you mad about something?

Get it together... DC Police Fail... -_-

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Axe Detailer (My balls are clean!)

So this morning I had to run to the drug store to get some more hygienic products, since I was out of one of the necessities. I've been seeing these commercials for the Axe Detailer since last year when the "Dirty balls" commercial was put up on Youtube, and recently started airing portions of it in America. I decided to try it out, so while I was there this morning I bought a detailer, and decided to try out a new scent/type of Axe.

So there they are, now I smell good, and I actually do feel a little cleaner. As for my balls... well, that's a secret!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Online Dating

Ok, so for a while now I've been on this online dating site, since me and my Ex broke up a while ago and I live in the middle of no where there really aren't many places to meet women around here, and I'm not the type to bring girls home from bars. So I've been giving this a try... I've found a disturbing... ok, not disturbing, but odd pattern to every girl's profile on this site.

If you look at a profile on this site, you will find that every girl has at least 3 out of these 6 things:
1. I'm unique because I am one of the guys.
2. I love my friends, I would die without them.
3. I am very family oriented, I love my family.
4. I love all kinds of music, music is my life.
5. I'm looking for someone funny and/or genuine.
6. I'm down to earth. 

News flash ladies! These things do not make you a unique snowflake. Even if you're the hottest girl in the world this just makes you boring. Every girl thinks she's one of the guys, you're really not. Everyone loves their friends, why else would you be friends with them? Family oriented, and loving your family, 98% of women have that in common. You love all kinds of music, sure, but when you get into your car what is the type of music that is usually on your radio? You want someone funny... how original, I was really hoping if I bored you to death you'd fall in love with me. No one wants someone that doesnt make them laugh or smile. Down to earth... right... do you even know what that means? I've seen it in so many profiles, but from the rest of their description it just doesnt fit with what they are saying about themself.

Say something different, say something about a hobby you have, even if it's just knitting like an old lady. Its something special, and unique about you. A good example is this girl: (you may need an account to see the profile, not sure.)

She goes rock climbing, and tries to climb lots of other stuff just for the hell of it. That is unique.

First Post...

Alright, so I've got a lot to say, but as a first post I just wanted to say hello to the world. I've got some stuff to say, and  believe me it's coming.