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God of War III March 24, 2010

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The game that got me into video games.  God of War.  I pre-ordered it and started it last week.  I usually get about 1-2 hrs a night when I have a game I really want to play, so I’ve been at it.  Right now I think I’m about 1/2 through it, just beat the crap out of Helios and am trying to find my way around in a dark cave 😮

Yeah, I’m not a hard-core gamer, but I will give you my take on this one:  The best thing is that they really didn’t try to “change” the game.  Yeah, it’s a helluva lot prettier and grosser, but at it’s core it’s the same game, just part 3, and I like that.  Don’t mess with a good (great) thing.  Now, there are quite a few new things, like weapons and such, so don’t think that it’s boring.  On the contrary, it’s awesome.

If they can do this, they can make an epic Thor game.  I know they can.  of course, he can’t be a badass like kratos, cuz of the whole marvel thing.  Oh well…


Gears of War Annex May 14, 2009

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Yeah, I know I’m behind the times.  Recently I decided to get an xbox live gold account and try it out.  So I bought a card for 3 months, (and got 13 months!) and started GOW multiplayer.  Wow!  Talk about not knowing what I was missing….LOL.  I am now firmly addicted, counting the minutes until I get out of work so I can play. Annex is my fav right now, probably because of the infinite respawns.


Wolverine May 2, 2009

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Looking forward to the new movie.  Reviews are good, surprisingly.  Gotta hand it to Jackman.  That man knows how to get in shape!

I was never a huge wolvie fan, the whole idea of having unbreakable claws was always seemed pretty…weird to me.  Not that being able to climb walls like a spider or turn your body into flame isn’t.  It’s just the idea of those claws and how they would rip pretty much anyone apart.  Ah well….that’s the fun of comics.

I’ve been pretty addicted all of a sudden to playing Gears of War on Xbox live.  I finally broke down and bought a 3 month card (and it turned out they gave me 13 months for it, anyone know what the catch is?)


Spring Break! April 4, 2009

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Unlike many, I look forward to spring break to catch up on some movies, books, and comics that I don’t get to during the work weeks.  Let’s see:

*build my son’s Vexplorer RC “robot”

*watch the “Tales of the Black Freighter” dvd (watchmen)

*turn one of my machines into a dual boot machine, (xp and ubuntu)

*play guitar hero metallica

*play Web of Shadows

*play horde on GOW2

*see how much a tuneup of my truck ‘s gonna cost

*get Watchmen: the motion comic on my Zune

* finish “The Day of Battle” by rick atkinson

*catch up on comics

Web of Shadows March 28, 2009

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I finally got around to playing the new Spidey game, Web of Shadows.  i only played for about 45 minutes, but I can say it’s pretty impressive.  The web-swinging alone is pretty fantastic.  As someone who once shelled out 15 cents for the latest Spider-man comic on the rack, (I think Amazing Spider-Man #78 was my first, although in those days, it might have been one of the reprints, the big thick 25 cent issues, which I gobbled up incessantly), It’s pretty cool to actually “be” Spidey on my PS3.  I get a laugh out of today’s “fanboys” who critique these games, not having any perspective or history of the comic-book heroes, and complain or whine about how they are “not good enough.”


Little Big Planet January 1, 2009

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Just bought this game for our PS3.  Pretty cool so far, my son’s been playing it for a couple of hours now.

I’ve been looking for a game that my son & wife and I can all enjoy and play.  This looks like it might be it.  On that note, it has been pretty evident to me why the PS3 hasn’t been as big as the xbox and wii.  It’s the lack of games for young kids and women.

Christmas break! December 24, 2008

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yeah, gotta love this time of year.  I actually have time to play some games.  I’m re-playing Gears 1 on hardcore.  It’s actually a bit faster, since I’m familiar with the game, although some scenarios are a real beetch.   A game I’m looking into is Little Big Planet for my PS3.  It’s got great reviews, and it looks like a cool game for my son and I to play together.  (Wish I would have thought of it before I already bought a shitload of stuff for him for Christmas 🙂

Anyway, I haven’t played Chrysis much, it’s just so much easier to fire up my Xbox and play gears.   Maybe after I’m done with gears 1.

Success! December 6, 2008

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I finally beat Raam on Gears of War I about a week ago.  Of course, it was on casual, since I just started playing it when I found it on sale for $27 at target (yeah, I’m a cheapskate gamer!)  I pretty much breezed throught it until I got to the last battle.  After pretty much a full weekend trying to kill that SOB, I was just about to give up and chalk it up to a game that I just couldn’t beat, I decided to go back to the previous chapter and see if maybe Imissed something, try to get more weapons, etc.  I found out that that really wasn’t the case, although I did pick up a couple more shots with the bow, which did come in handy.

Anyway, I’m playing on hardcore now, and I can only imagine how hard it wll be to kill Raam on that.  Well, by that time God of War III may be out for the PS3……..LOL

Crysis December 1, 2008

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Went out shopping for my son on Saturday, and stopped into Gamestop to check on some items.  I found the PC game Crysis for $20 bucks!  needless to say i jumped on it!  Played it a few times this weekend.  I have a lot of practicing to do, since I’m not used to PC games and using the keyboard.  You can run it with a Xbox controller, but i figured why not give it a shot with the kboard.


Fracture October 13, 2008

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Downloaded the demo of this game on my PS3.  It’s a gorgeous game (aren’t the all nowadays), and it has some pretty cool weapons.  Reminds me a bit of Halo, even tho’ I’m not a big Halo player.  Looks like the basic plot of this game is to be sorta like a police force, trying to bring in a rogue trooper.  Or something like that.  I probably won’t buy it, at least for awhile, since I’m finishing Heavenly Sword, but it does look like a game worth buying, especially if you’re into the sci-fi soldier stuff.