Friday, February 24, 2012

New Facry and Borderlands?

Days fly when you are stressed huh? Hey how about some game news

Borderlands 2 had it's trailer a couple of days ago and I admit it looks pretty cool, but the first thing I thought when I saw this trailer was of the Farcry 3 trailer, I really, REALLY hope this trend of making game trailers with dubstep doesn't catch on, I mean I'm pretty sure I've seen it in other trailers but this ones are the most recent, but hell both games look cool so they might be worth checking out.

What bothers me of this is that they try to attract the masses or the "Call of Duty audiences" as some call it, with this pumped trailer with a cool shooter where you are a superhero, with words like EPIC FIGHTING flying around the trailer, I get it, it looks cool, just show me more gameplay and less repetitive music.

Only time will tell if this is yet another way to casualize and bring to the masses the VG industry, some say is completely bad, I say the industry growing is good, but to a certain extent, we don't want rehash after rehash of games that could've easily been just a DLC download right? Oh wait..... MW3

Monday, February 20, 2012

Still here, The Walking dead

Damn days seem to go flying by, and saturday classes don't help my weekend, or 1 day off.

So I've been watching the walking dead since the beginning, and unless you have absolutely no interest for TV shows you probably already watched at least one episode.

And the show came back for the last half of the second season 2 weeks ago, all I can say is that I can see why people wouldn't like this show, specially if you are in it exclusively for the zombies.

It's mostly agreed season 1 was pretty solid, mostly because it didn't have a lot of episodes in the season, so it felt more fast paced and less "boring" scenes, in season 2 the first half was pretty good in my opinion, but there was a lot of character development and changes done to them, so here is where most people had trouble with the show, everyone just wants to see action and it ends up having 30 minutes of development and mostly no zombies and 10 minutes of HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE THAT HEADSHOT.

Still this last Sunday's episode proved that the show is still going strong and had me interested for next week for the first time in quite a while

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Competitive gaming??

So there has been not much to update on, watching some old simpsons seasons and playing tribes.

Actually I've been playing so much tribes that it occurred to me it would be a good idea to get into competitive gaming, and while I just decided this, my first match is gonna be like 2 weeks from now,  I really don't know what to make of it, if I should keep practicing, or just take it as some casual pro gaming.

I suppose I will never make anything too big if I take it too casually, considering this is my first try to get into any type of competitive matches, not because I don't think I'm not good enough, but because I never take games too seriously, I don't think I have enough dedication for that kind of thing and until now it has been just a big hobby that I really enjoy.

But oh well let's see how it goes

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Binding of Isaac Review

Well it's been a while since a game review this seems about right:

So in case you were off the internet in the last couple of months, you heard about this indie game, from the creators of Super meat boy, which very quickly turned into a game known for old-school platform "hardcore" gamers, and well the praise was right, not many casual gamers would be able to pick up the game and start going through the levels, so what do you get when this guys make a rougelike game with mechanics similar to original Legend of Zelda?

Well, you get a pretty good game apparently, you start every game as a naked crying boy who is escaping from his mother, he enters his basement which apparently is huge, full of monsters and has a gateway to hell, however getting there won't be easy, as every dungeon is randomly generated if time you start a new game, which will be a lot, since every time you die, you have to start again and get new random luck, one game you can get awful items and no bombs or keys, and the next game you can get the best items with skeleton keys and money.

And while this game is a lost luck-based, not even all the luck in the world will save you if you suck at the game, you will have to learn enemy patterns and watch out for every projectile on the screen, hearts are valuable here unlike a lot of games, since if you die once, you die in that game and lose everything.

This game is the definition of replay value, no matter how many times you finish it you can always pick it up and start again, every time is a different experience.

Even if you think the game is too hard for you, it certainly is worth a try, and for an indie game, you get a lot of game time for little money.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Beavis and Butthead

Yeah I'm a little late to the show I know, but in case you are too:

Beavis and Butt-head premiered again about a month ago, and against all odds and series ruining tradition, it's good.

Good if you liked the original that is, honestly back when it was still airing, I'd watch it for a couple of minutes then just change the channel, but I missed it once it was gone, mainly because something horrible happened with MTV in the last 6 years, somehow they manage to turn jackass, ren and stimpy and beavis and butthead into jersey shore, teenage pregnancy and [insert recent retarded show].

So with MTV in it's worse no one expected any more from this, and they performed it pretty good, moving the formula to more contemporary events and had me laughing all the way through the movie, hell just watch the intro where they start making fun of twilight, you'll see what I'm talking about

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Half-Life 2, message to valve

I normally try to keep the games I review or talk about fairly new, or if they are not new at least not so well-known , so I can still give a somehow new opinion, but with games like half-life what can I say that hasn't been said already?

There is really no point on going through every detail of the game like thousand others already did over the years, but yesterday something different happened.

Steam users from everywhere united yesterday at 11Am PST to play Half-Life 2, calling the event "A red letter day". And this was done as a message to valve to remember them that the hype is still there and even more so than ever, with last year fake teases for Ep. 3 a lot of people started speculating again, and there's a rumor going around that we are finally gonna see some action this E3.

So with this red letter day I decided to talk a little about how I feel towards the series, but not so much a full review, since as I said, I can't really add much because almost everything has been said.

Personally my favorite game was the first one, the pacing, enemies and overall feel of the game was just perfect, and being one of the first games that tells you the story by actually playing through it and no cut scenes, was really something new back then, after that the HL2 series, which includes HL2, Ep. 1 and Ep. 2, supposedly there was supposed to be Ep. 3 next, but after so many years in development, people think it migh as well just be HL3, anyway the games fell revolutionizing again and I admuit there are about one or two sections that the game could be without, the game is still a perfect example of how shooters should be done, and of course with HL2 was introduced Source engine, which was and still is a milestone of gaming.

Basically, one of the few series I can pick up any day and start playing it all over again, a great addition to video-game history and hopefully HL3 won't be any less good.

With that I say good day, and enjoy the Super Bowl.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

So how about those speedruns?

So I accidentally got into speedruns lately, I used to see them as just a fast play through and wouldn't see it unless I really wanted to see a certain part of the game, or how gameplay works, but recently there was a speedrun marathon in speed demos archive and it started, from Tony hawk to Serious sam there were tons of speedruns, and I found them a great way to kill boredom.

And of course Mario 64 which is what got me hooked the most, it is just so impressive to see a guy do in a minute what could take you 20 to do, the am amount of dedication and skill all these speedrunners have is truly impressive and lately there have been a lot of world record attempts/speedrun races, always fun to see too guys going as fast as they can cringing every time they can't get the perfect jump.