Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is the story about a long and boring space adventure!

I finally got around to finishing the first Mass Effect and found it to be very slow. This was my second contribution to Unwinnable. Yes, a review of a game that came out in 2007. It will be probably not till it it gets cold out will I play the highly acclaimed sequel.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Learning can be fun!

This was my first article for Unwinnable. It is about a game where you can actually learn something. I hope to learn something by contributing content to this site. Exciting!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What did I learn from the Sony E3 Keynote?

Sony has buttons, and buttons mean precision.

Sorcery is a game that you can play with the new Sony Wii like controller.

Heroes on the Move could be the new Super Smash Brothers for all I know.

There is some serious Coca Cola marketing here.

Probably the only company that talked about themselves as a company rather than showing games made by other people. Well done PlayStation.

The funny guy, Kevin Butler, from the Sony commercials is the only guy that seems to understand that funny is what people want.

Moving gamers, sitting gamers, we all pledge to one king, his name is Gaming forever he may reign.

Oh yeah, Gabe Newell showed up, he told me to buy a PS3.

What did I learn from the Nintendo E3 Keynote?

Nintendo made a new Zelda game.

Nintendo made a Mario sports game.

Miyamoto used portal technology to arrive on stage.

Miyamoto won't shut up long enough to let Bill translate for him.

Watching grown men play Wii is embaressing.

Wifi and cellphones apparently give interference to the Wii.

They actually have a game coming out called Balance Boat.

Kid Icaraus returns, finally!

What did I learn from the Microsoft E3 Keynote?

They are coming out with a new console, one that won't Red Ring, and it is wifi enabled.

Hideo Kojima doesn't know English very well, however I sure as shit don't speak Japanese.

There are a bevy of casual games coming to the Xbox 360.

This guy is a ultra douche.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The People at Valve speak a secret code!!

The Team Fortress site has been updated:
Big things are happening RIGHT NOW at Valve. Things involving cultivated tree-fruit. BIG things. Things that rhyme with "grapple." Things that rhyme with "Speem Gortress zmavailable on the Babac."

Not today. But tomorrow. BIG THINGS. Stay tuned...

Like I have heard so many times in my life, "we'll see."

Making a Mortal Kombat movie with out the suck.

There is no shortage of violence in video games. Violence in games that doesn't translate to the movie is weak. If you can butcher someone in a video game, I expect the movie to have the same level of gratuitous violence.

Long ago there was a movie called Mortal Kombat. That movie sucked, and more a kin to The Last Dragon.

This movie which is apparently a pitch to studios for a budget looks like it could be incredible. Yes that is Michael Jai White, and Jerri Ryan.

Looking at 9 "must haves" according to industry lists 6 months ago!

Who doesn't love lists. The beginning of the year when you are told how your life will be incomplete with out these 50 or 100 games. Let's look briefly at 9 of these must haves 6 months in.

Actual great games of 2010 so far.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Shooter of the year.

Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar sandbox game. No brainer.

Super Street Fighter VI
Fixed some of the balance issues with some of the fighters and added some characters. None of this matters to me, I still suck at this game. I am sure these improvements could have all been done with updates and DLC, however you know how those SF fans are, they love their box art.

Some of the more quick burn fuse games of the mid 2010 gaming year.

Bioshock 2
Everyone says the same thing about Bioshock 2. "The first Bioshock was so good."

Splinter Cell: Conviction
Splinter Cell is the Dynasty Warriors of stealth gaming. There have been enough of these that Sam Fischer should be fighting robot vampires at this point.

God of War 3
Should this trilogy of games have been released and concluded on the PS2? Probably, by waiting so long risk losing the market for the game. All the people that really liked the first 2 God of War games already had a PS2.

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
No one should ever be excited about a Lego game again, there for Harry Potter gets a nod. For the record Lego Harry Potter: Years 4-8 will have the exact same game play.

Not nearly as good as I hoped was going to be was Dark Void.

Kim Swift one of the lead designers on Portal left Valve to make Dark Void.

Like that girl on House MD that left so she could be in the new Star Trek movie for ten minutes. However those were an awesome ten minutes. Maybe they get paid at Valve on the same time schedule they put product out. I really wanted to like this game, however it didn't get me psyched enough. Repetitive is repetitive. Maybe that is why Portal was only 3 hours or so. Too short to get repetitive.

The hype for this game is killing me.

Lost Planet 2
Big monsters, shooting. Multiplayer. Shut it!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New iPhone announced

No shit.

Also in related news AT&T is cutting their data plan service back.

Does Apple care about how their products are represented here in the country of orgin. Perhaps the iPhone has some kind of great sucess overseas in countires with less restrictve data plans.

Maybe Apple and AT&T never talk to each other. Like wierd parents that just stay together for the sake of the kids.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sasha Grey wears a cute hat!

I have seen this girl drink her own pee. I am also seeing her wear a cute hat.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

If Steam comes to Linux?

If Steam comes to Linux could it signal beginning of the, end for Windows as the gaming computer system?

We are in a time where people own more than one computer. People have net books, and use them for sitting on the couch, and bringing along with them instead of a book. They are bought preloaded with everything you could need from the store for about 300 dollars.

If you are a PC gamer you are buying a system, you are buying hardware, and it is generally expensive. Also it might not be your main computer, it might be in a game computer. Like Marty McFly said, "yeah we actually have two TVs." and they called Marty a liar, but it is true.

Logic dictates, if the OS is free, and the gamer can play the video games they want without the need of a product key from Microsoft by using Ubuntu why would you use Windows? It is a stretch but could happen.

Many years ago there were just as many home computer hardware companies as there were game console manufactures. Texas Instruments, Apple, Commodore, and IBM, were all in competition in making a place in the home PC market. Game publishers would release versions of games for each of these systems, some classic games like, Lode Runner, Oregon Trail, and Ultima. Some games were also released through Atarisoft, "your computer plays the arcade hits." I warn you once you hear this song you can never, "unhear" this song. These were the wild west days of the gaming industry. Maybe Steam can spearhead a revolution, and it will be in the form of a content delivery system.