I imagine I could come up with a load of cards to play as puns at this point, if I hadn’t quit playing Magic ten years ago. Feel free to help out, though. Best suggestion is rewared with a dodgy Craw Wurm and an uncommon artifact creature of your choice (think I might still have some in the basement somewhere).
Right. So, here in Europe, we kind of consider Americans to be strange and eccentric. If any strange something something is done somewhere, there’s a good chance that that somewhere is somewhere in the US. OR JAPAN! Seriously, woohoo! How disturbingly cool is this monster statue? If I was eight again, I’d die of pride if I lived near this collossus. The “Gundam”, a 30th anniversary celebration of the Japanese game franchise is 18 meters tall and can move its head. It has fifty light points set at different spots, and it has mist coming out from 14 different holes. And, and, and! Now it’s going to be fitted with a light sabre! It owns!
I can’t say I’ve ever felt the need for such a support group myself, not because I’ve never been pwned in a game, but because I never cared much about being … OK OK OK SO I DO CARE! Why can’t you just kill me and leave me be?! Would it take much effort not to wink at me, “yoo-hoo!” or flame me e-v-e-r-y time you manage a sniper coward’s headshot waaaaaay up from behind a tree? Come join me on WoW, I’ll ROLEPLAY you to tears, you… you…
Past 30, I no longer have the nimble agility needed for fast-paced games. I see that now. So getting hit every now and then shouldn’t come as a surprise. Considering 80% of the players I face are below 17, I really shouldn’t get upset by childish remarks either. Still…
For those of you not yet familiar with The Guild, here’s the very first episode, uncensored.
I played Assassin’s Creed a bit earlier this year. A game that had huge potential, but got a bit monotone after a while. Animations were brilliant, atmosphere was brilliant, game controls were alright. But after a while it became repetitive and lost its charm.
Yesterday, hoping Ubisoft would take what was great about Assassin’s Creed and add a bit of variety, I set myself back in the recliner with the PS3 DualShock controller.
Fair enough, to begin with, it was slow. But then, colour! Set 200 years later than the original Assassin’s Creed, it takes place in 15th century Italy. The dialogue and story is vastly improved. Graphics are a bit better, especially seen in non-player-characters’ clothes and gear. Animations are the best you can get. Seriously. Yesterday I’d played Star Wars: Force Unleashed, and when playing Assassin’s Creed 2 later that day, I thought to myself: “Why couldn’t Darth Vader have had this kind of animation? Vader deserves this animation!”.
Assassin’s Creed 2 is the best PS3 game so far, no doubt!
And yes, I’ve played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. No competition in my opinion.
(Tagged “Computers”, “Games”, and, as I feel it very much deserves it, “Art”)
With the coming of the highly anticipated first-person-shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Microsoft has banned as many as 1 million Xbox 360 consoles from the Xbox Live Service, rendering the consoles completely useless for playing online.
The reason for this sounds valid enough, Microsoft claims all the barred machines have been modified by chip or software, in order to play pirated games.
With some 20 million consoles worldwide sold, the ban affects a good 5% of the users.
In order to play Xbox games online again, a fresh console is needed. Microsoft has made a point about the users themselves not being banned, that it’s merely the invalid consoles that’s been grounded. For life, seemingly.
However, the modifications made would also allow users to play unofficial games on the console, games that are not necessarily pirated. Several users now denied full functionality also claim they have modded their Xbox to be able to make backups of their legally aquired games.