Monday, November 7, 2011

MW3 Review

So, this happened to fall into my lap recently, and I spent the entire weekend playing it.

Street dates, they have been broken
Anyways, I figured that since this game drops at midnight tonight, and major review outlets won't be posting their reviews until then, that I would write my own little review on this year's entry in the ever popular Call of Duty series.

Now, before I start, I feel I should make a few things clear. Months ago, I was anything but excited for Modern Warfare 3. Nothing I saw interested me. E3 came and went, complete with a live demo of the game during Microsoft's press conference, and I could have cared less. Same went for the Call of Duty XP event, where they unveiled the game's much touted multiplayer mode. It seemed that absolutely nothing could get me on the hype train for this game. But then, I saw this...

Oh ya, these games have a single player component, and damn good ones at that (At least IW does)

So in the span of 4 months I went from having absolutely no interest in this game, to getting it before the official release date (11-8-11, just in case you have managed to avoid the media assault).

Now, for the real question. Is this game actually any good, or will I be standing in line at a midnight release to go trade it in?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer

Summer, a time for relaxation.

No school, no homework, and tons of time (at least for those in school).

For me, summer officially started yesterday (hooray for college!), but some of the younger people out there still have at least another month to go.

Anyways, summer is a great time to go out and have fun with friends, but it is not a good time for gamers.

Between the months of June and August, good new releases are few and far in between. This summer sees the release of LoZ: Ocarina of Time 3DS, Duke Nukem Forever, and InFamous 2. Now that's better than some years past, but those all happen in the same month, which means nothing until late August or September.

What summer IS good for though, is catching up on backlog of games. For my summer, I plan to finish Red Dead Redemption, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Final Fantasy XIII, and a whole bunch of my older games.

So how about you guys? What do you plan on finishing up this summer?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sequelitis: A Growing Epidemic

"What? They've accidentally revealed the next Assassins Creed game?"

"That's awesome! I can't wait to play AC3 and see how the series ends!"

" mean......"


Yep, if Revelations turns out to be a full fledged game and not some side game like the DS and PSP entries, then Assassins Creed will have officially been stricken with a disease that befalls most popular original IPs (Intellectual Properties).


Friday, April 29, 2011

Portal 2: GOTY or GTFO?

It has been over a week since the much anticipated release of Portal 2, and now that the laser focus of the gaming community is on other matters right now, we can take a look at how the biggest thing since sliced bread stacked up to the hype.

For those of you that have been living in caves for the past year or so, Portal 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the surprise hit of 2007, Portal, a game that was originally bundled with the Orange Box due to fears that the game would not be well received and therefore not sell. For this I will only be talking about the single-player campaign, as the person I was planning on doing co-op with is currently suffering at the hands of the PSN outage, and lacks a decent computer to run his free PC copy. Hopefully once that mess gets sorted out we can get to that part and I can put up a review of that.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

It only does identity theft

April 26, 2011

A day that will live in infamy.

The day the proverbial turd careened through the proverbial fan.

Well f*** indeed

Since Sony announced on Tuesday that personal information had been compromised, the internet has been abuzz with activity. People are pissed. People are worried about identity theft. People are worried about credit card info getting out. Am I any of the above right now? Maybe, but I want to take this time to give my view on the situation.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The ultimate Alternate Reality Game?

Today I want to take a break from retro games to talk about something that has been on the mind of the gaming community for the last few days.

Portal 2 and Valve's Alternate Reality Game (ARG)/publicity stunt.

What started as a grouping of awesome indie games for a low price (The Potato Sack) has culminated in the potential early release of one of the most anticipated games of the year.

"Why is this such a big deal MrNelson?" I'll tell you why.

Friday, April 15, 2011

How to (properly) clean game cartridges

Agh, busy week was busy (curse you higher education!), but now I'm back!

Alright, so replaced your NES pin connector, but the games still aren't playing, so now what?
Ah yes, blowing in the cartridge, the old standby. While this does work, it can have negative long term effects. The biggest one is corrosion, since you're blowing into the cartridge you're getting moisture on the contacts, which in not good. Digital Press did a test on whether or not blowing on the cartridge would cause corrosion, and you can either go here to read the whole thing, or look at this image after the jump which sums it all up.