I’m absolutely tired of going onto Black Ops, Reach, or any game for that matter, and end up in an online game with people who take it way over the line. That said, I really notice this a lot more in Call of Duty. This isn’t to say that I don’t like Call of Duty, I do, but it’s much more prominent. Insults are thrown about the weapon I’m using being “Cheap”. That is one that really gets me; I won the game with my gun, it’s not my fault that my gun beat your gun, and won me the game. If gaming gets taken to the point where people can’t enjoy themselves, winning or losing, then what is the point? I understand frustration, but I’m pretty sure my mother hasn’t slept with nearly the amount of people I’m told from people who play games online.

I do have a solution to this though: Play more single-player games. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do, I’m going to enjoy my Dead Space 2.

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Lack of Updates

Posted: September 12, 2010 in Geek

I apologize for the lack of updates from me, school has been getting pretty busy. Fortunately, I plan on writing a mega-review for Halo: Reach when it comes out in two days, so keep on the lookout for that.

Games and Realism

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Geek, Rants
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As I sit playing Modern Warfare, I think to myself what life would be like if this is how war went. Thats obviously not the case, but I’ve heard of various instances where someone has tried to convince me that it is. That is kind of ridiculous in my opinion. I am not one to play a game to have it be realistic, I play a game because it’s fun. Oh, Halo isn’t realistic, with it’s energy swords and plasma pistol? No shit.

Above: HEY YOU CAN’T JUMP THAT HIGH IN REAAAALLL LIFE, THIS GAME MUST SUCK.

Anyone who says a game is “realistic” really needs to shut up. I don’t see anything realistic about the majority of the games I play, thats just common sense. I can’t throw a knife 400 feet into someones face in real life, thats why I do it in a video game.

Movie Review: The Expendables

Posted: August 24, 2010 in Geek, Movies
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Holy crap. I mean honestly; Holy Crap. I just don’t know what to say about this movie. It may be the single best action movie that I’ve ever seen. It’s so outrageously awesome that I can hardly put it into words. First off, the cast. I mean Jesus Christ, only the biggest guys they could possibly come up with. Bruce Willis and Schwarzengger was a nice addition as well. Now, the story was fairly week, your average save the girl, kill the baddies kinda ride, but that is to be expected. Alas, the movie was extremely entertaining. They were obviously (I hope) not going for an award winner here, but it’s a fun movie, and thats all there is to it. Any movie where over 300 people get killed is bound to be entertaining. 9 blown out intestines out of 10.

And as always, Forks update: here, and here.

First off, here is Forks continuation of the play through. You can watch it here.

Now, something very close to my heart: The Halo Series. I’m extremely excited about Halo Reach, and what else makes a day better then when I come home from school and see this..masterpiece released by Bungie. I can already tell I’m going to love Noble-3. I doubt I’m the only one with a countdown clock on their desktop, so here is the trailer to try to keep you occupied until 9-14-2010.

Oh yeah, and blow me PS3: http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/mafia-ii/news/mafia-ii-creator-clarifies-the-ps3-version-will-look-inferior/a-201008171625269095/g-20070821115550440049

I’ll admit, I was skeptical about this movie. “An Edgar Wright film without Simon Pegg? What is this blasphemy?” I’m very happy to say that it was an excellent movie. I’ve been having problems putting just how good it is into words. The film tells the story of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) falling for a girl. Shocker for a Michael Cera movie, am I right? Anyway, you would normally disregard this as some teen throw-away comedy, but it’s actually much more complex. His “girl” (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has 7 evil exes. I don’t want to spoil too much, but you should defiantly go see this one. Perhaps the most..”stylish” movies I’ve ever seen, this one might have broken into my top 10 favorite films of all time. 9.8 bass strums out of 10.

A good buddy of mine (See: Fork) has made a few videos of himself narrating his play through of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. He’s a  funny guy, so give him a listen, and check out his blog at: http://forkh.tumblr.com.

Episode 1-Part 1

Episode 1-Part 2

Episode 2

If your looking for a good few hours of screwing around with a game that has a lot of excessive gore, Deadliest Warrior is for you.  Based on the very entertaining show, the game features 8 different fighters from different times, and lets you beat the shit out of each other. Unfortunately, that’s all the game really is. Just fun. There is not a story. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. 7 decapitations out of 10.

Trust me, I’m one to be a cheapskate with my video games. But there is always a game once in awhile that I’m willing to shell out an additional 10-20 dollars for for some stupid thing that I probably don’t need. I’ll use Fallout 3 as an example. For another 15 bucks you get A Vault-Tec bobble head, A “making of” DVD, a hardcover art book, and the whole package is wrapped in a sweet Vault-Tec lunch box. Totally worth the money in my opinion. So stop bitching about it being pointless, unless of course you just get a dumb in-game item or something. Now it’s time to save up for New Vegas’s sweet deck of cards.

Considering that Paul Rudd and Steve Carell are two extremely funny men in my book, I walked into the movie expecting a comedy, and that is exactly what I received. Telling the story of  Tim Conrad (Paul Rudd), a business man who is trying to rise in the ranks of his employer. He is invited to a dinner to discuss his place in the company, but he finds out that he has to bring an “extraordinary person” which translates into someone who is viewed as an idiot. That is where Berry Speck (Steve Carell) comes into the picture. The film unfolds into a very humorous adventure of two guys who are a more unlikely duo then seeing me and Sex in the City. That said, its not very memorable, which is a disappointment. A good flick, but not the greatest. 7.5 dead rats out of 10.