Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy holidays to all

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. Be safe and have fun and be thankful for what you have. I know I am very thankful for everything I have in my life.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie trailer

They are making a new G.I. Joe movie named G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Below is the first trailer out for it. I did not see the first G.I. Joe movie yet, but watching the trailer, it looks like some of the characters from the first movie are not in the new one.

Monday, December 12, 2011

EA Origin game sale

Just a quick blog post from me :) EA's Origin online store is having a 40% sale on video games only for today. So if you're looking for a game check out the Origin site and see if the game has been discounted.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

APB: Reloaded reviewed by GameSpy

One of the games I want to try whenever I get a new better computer is APB: Reloaded. GameSpy had a review recently on the game and what I take from it is that APB: Reloaded is not the best game but it's free to play and if you're into free roaming cities with action and driving and teamwork then give it a try.

Where to begin? APB's missions lack variety and feature the narrative depth of a mud puddle. Playing as an Enforcer (the "cop" faction), I didn't feel like a pissed-off citizen driven to become a vigilante in a city run ragged by criminals. I felt like a player with a green name shooting at a player with a red name for no other reason than the color difference. Worse, I never felt like I was "raiding a drug den" or "securing evidence" as the brief mission description paragraph of text tried to lead me to believe. I felt like I was going to point A on my map to press F on an objective before going to point B to repeat.


As for gunplay being unbalanced, sniper rifles, in particular, should be labeled "death dealers." Because there is no locational damage, you can land a shot anywhere on your target with a sniper rifle and instantly sap half your enemy's life. Two shots equals death. Because they are so accurate, powerful, quick to aim, and effective at long range, facing a foe using a sniper rifle is like playing against a hacker using Aimbot.


I earned a ton of in-game cash by completing objectives (which come rapid fire), and at no time did I feel like I had to plunk down my Visa to even the playing field. I'm happy to report APB: Reloaded has avoided the pay-to-win trap.

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Walking Dead actors talk about second half of season 2

Here's a video from AMC with The Walking Dead actors talking about their characters and the second half of season 2.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Battlefield 3: Gulf of Oman trailer

Here's a trailer video of the Gulf of Oman map from the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion pack.

We are bringing back three popular combat vehicles from Battlefield 2 into the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion pack: The STOVL fighter jet, desert buggy, and one of the APC's. In this gameplay trailer from the Gulf of Oman map, you can also get a first glimpse of a classified fourth vehicle bound to strike fear into the very hearts of the enemy. Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is out December 2011 at no extra charge if you own a copy of the Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, or available the same date at $14.99/1200 Microsoft Points.