Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Games | Posted on 23-10-2012
I admit it. I still haven’t finished Bioshock 2. Shame on me. Bioshock is still ,thematically, one of my favorite series of all time. I love where the developers have taken it. You likely have already seen this trailer, but, sharing is a good thing. So enjoy.
Posted by Joe | Posted in CCGs | Posted on 10-08-2012
It seems that Wizards of the Coast is following in the video game industries footsteps more and more. First we had Magic the Gathering becoming more approachable and playable especially for new players. Then we have received different iterations the past couple years of the Duels of the Planeswakers video game. I stumbled upon an article on the mothersite about achievements being added to Magic the Gathering’s Planeswalker point system. For the unfamiliar the Planeswalker point system took place of the DCI rating system about a year ago. here is an article about the change. The achievement system is currently in Beta right now. It looks promising, giving pro’s and casual players something to look forward to. Hopefully this picks up steam and becomes a great part of Magic the Gathering.
Posted by jon | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 16-07-2012
While watching t.v. last night, I caught a trailer for ubisoft’s newest addition to the Assassins Creed series. From what I saw what better way to continue the story than to place it in the time of the American revolution. From what I’ve gathered from most talk on gaming websites, you play as a half native american, and half British assassin. Hunting down Templars, is going to be a lot more fun by using bows, tomahawks,various other new weapons, and possibly being able to climb trees
Personally I am excited for AC3. I’ve played through every assassins creed that has been made. But one thing I’m Hoping there going to do, is spend a little more time on Desmond miles( the main character for all 5 games) because I’ve found his story more interesting than the ancestor story lines. The release date is October 31 and is currently available for pre-order. I will try to do a review of the game when I get the chance to play it
Posted by jon | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 17-06-2012
For awhile now I’ve been watching video game reviews by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw.Yahtzee stared his show, Zero punctuation by himself. He eventually became well-known and soon caught the attention of the website “The Escapist“. Yahtzee isn’t like any other game reviewer I’ve seen, he tends to smash video games a lot. But, most of the time all in good fun. He talks quite fast and has really witty comments about the game as well as the creators. Because of that, he does a good job and really keeps people’s attention. Some of his latest reviews are, Dragons Dogma, Diablo 3, Max Payne 3,and Prototype 2. Check him out it’s a great way to find more info on a game you thought of getting, or just getting a different point of view on one you already played.
Here’s an example: Yahtzee’s Skyrim Review
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in TV & Movies, Video Games | Posted on 07-06-2012
The upcoming movie, Wreck it Ralph, makes it clear that Disney could be the first to make a movie with video game characters that doesn’t suck. Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and Jack McBrayer. At the very least it looks fun. I will definitely take my kids to see it. Pay attention to all the cameos in the trailer. Coming 11-2-2012
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Music, Video Games | Posted on 03-06-2012
Sometimes forgotten in the highlights of screenshots and game-play. HD 1080p, 3D, refresh rates, multiplayer servers. I argue that often a game makes as much impact through it’s music. This goes back to the beginning of video games and continues to this day. There are current series with music so great that purchasing the soundtrack is something I do as the credits are rolling from my first play-through. Mass Effect with each of its games dark ambient electronica. Heavy Rain and its atmospheric tracks of sadness and desperation. Alan Wake and its symphony of insanity dispersed with chapter ending songs. Then there are some of the classic series such as Mega Man, Mario, Final Fantasy, Castlevania and so many others. And listening to any music from those games brings you back to sitting on the floor with a corded controller (gasp) and staring at a TV with wood built into it. Taking turns with a friend, brother, or sister and knowing you have found common ground.
Finding the time to revisit the classics in their entirety is impossible for most as the rush of responsibilities is on us like oncoming traffic. But, music is something that can be enjoyed in a different way. We can slip it in by turning on something while working, driving etc… . We can enjoy some of that nostalgia and relive some of the coolest moments of both current and classic games.
Posted by Joe | Posted in The Geeks themselves | Posted on 08-05-2012
Hello I’m the younger brother of Mike, and the husband to the lovely fire mage Sarah. My nerdly pursuits are anywhere from computer building to video games and collectible card games and dabbling in table top role-playing games. Specifically I play video games on my computer,xbox 360 and Nintendo 3ds. I also play a lot of Magic the gathering, and started to play pathfinder a little.