Archive | July 2013

Saints Row 4: I’m laughing right now and I can’t stop

The Saints Row series has always given us games where you are a hardcore gangster who spreads his terror on the streets, and that has always been the core concept of the game. However the Saints Row IV trailer was a look at the game that will throw it all away. For one, you play as the president of the United States (a gangster of another sort). So we’re already off to a bad start, sacrificing the street for the oval office, which turned me off immediately but i kept watching anyway. The second is that there is an alien invasion. That doesn’t need explaining  for how this is an insult to Saints Row 1-3.

When I first saw the trailer, I laughed and laughed, thinking it was a fake and the real game trailer was waiting somewhere else, but no. It was the real trailer and I wrote the game off my buy list. I watched the gameplay and recoiled. Saints row is taking it’s outrageous to the extreme with the new guns and moves, and especially the super powers.

Now the reason for this, I think, is that the previous saints row games were far too similar to Grand Theft Auto, and Saints Row IV attempted to Remedy that.

Don’t get me wrong; the game looks fairly fun to play with it’s open world and freedom, but it just doesn’t look like a game that should be called Saints Row… There is just  to big a gap to jump. It truly seems like a mildly juvenile game, but I may get it in years to come and test it out!

 

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Total War Center

Back in my PC gaming days, I was very interested in the Total War series of games. These are turn-based strategy games set in different periods of time. My favorite was Medieval 2: Total war, which contained mods for Lord of The Rings. If you haven’t already tried out some of the Total War games, you should do it, then check out this site!

http://www.twcenter.net/

 

This is just a shout-out to the past! I recommend trying Third Age Total War.

 

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G155: Hardware From My Dreams

Boxshot: G155 Sentry Personal Gaming Environment by GAEMS

During my vacation, I happened into a GameStop and a piece of hardware caught my eye. I talked to the clerk and he told me all about this Console carrier, and I instantly fell in love with it. Though I lack the funds to buy it, it is definately on my wish list!

I don’t know how long this thing has been out but I am definitely interested in it now

The G115 Sentry Personal Gaming Environment is a case with a 19” 1080p screen and an area where one can store any console: Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation and even the Next gen versions as well! There’s two plugs that require an outlet (there’s no battery like a laptop) but maybe sometime in the future it will come!

If anyone has used this I would like to hear it in the comments. Gamestop.Com had only great reviews and I am looking forward to using the device!

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GTA: A Look Back

While browsing YouTube, I happened across this video detailing the history of Grand Theft Auto and I found it extremely interesting.

 

I never knew, thought, (or honestly cared) about GTA’s history but I found the video very informative. I actually played the old 2D versions for a few hours and they’re still entertaining. (http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto/)

But what do you all think about the media saying that it trains criminals and what not? do you think they have a point? Check out my other posts regarding video game’s effects on the mind.

 

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Back From Break: Performance Increase???

Lately I’ve been at the beach on vacation, chilling and being away from video games. At first it was hard but a few days relaxing in the sun and I was ready for more. Upon my return this morning, I immediately streamlined for my PlayStation and put in Call of Duty. When I played, I experienced a sharp increase in my combat prowess and continued to test my luck on Battlefield 3 with the same results; then Uncharted 3; the same! The streak is currently still going and I  will update when it is gone. I guess that a week an a half of vacation can drastically improve my skills! Maybe it’s the salty sea air making me a better player or maybe its a coincidence but whatever it is, i hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon!

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