Hey there Giantbomb. It's me! Eric_Buck! This is going to be a blog about exciting stuff that I have been up to lately, because I know you're all interested in my expert opinion.
Borderlands and Metal Gears
2 weeks ago I picked up Borderlands! Around the day after I purchased for 30 bones the GOTY edition was announced for just 45 bones with all 4 DLCs included. Needless to say I was rather angry about that. Despite this, Borderlands kicks some serious ass. The only downside so far I don't feel like a story is even apparent. I'm level 26 (lvl 50 max) and I still haven't seen a cutscene. The characters speak only to give information on missions so they lack in depth. The missions just feel like an excuse to make the grinding seem less grindy. I know I'm ragging on it pretty hard but it is awesome. Lootin' shit and shooting bad guys doesn't get much better then this. Pick up the GOTY edition if you haven't yet.
Metal Gear Solid. A franchise we're all familiar with. I picked up the 4th instalment when it first came out and, after a few hours of playing, I realized I had no idea what the hell was going on. I decided I would play from Metal Gear Solid and pick up the story from there sometime in the future and I finally am! I bought Metal Gear Solid over PSN and I'm not confused yet! So far so good!
Move-EES and Tee-Vee
I watch movies sometimes. For some reason Google Chrome is telling me that 'movies' is not a word. I insist! It's right. It's not a word, it's a way of life.
Dinner for Schmucks: Hilarious. Steve Carrell does an excellent job and stays genuinly funny throughout the film and Paul Rudd (who played Paris in Luhrman's Romeo and Julet, :D) was awesome as usual. I haven't watched any other new movies. :D
Dexter: I'm up to the 4th season. Dexter is one of the best shows on TV, I think they just started on season 5. Seriously awesome.
Freaks and Geeks: Seeing it for the first time now. Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jason Segal all contribute to the AMAZING cast.
Throughout the past couple of weeks a lot of amazing games have come out. Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2, Borderlands, Arkham Asylum, Assassin's Creed 2 and Left4Dead 2 to name a few. Even before these came out I was deep into games like Fallout 3 and Nazi Zombies. Sadly I spend a lot of time with Nazi Zombies.
Anyways, let's start with Modern Warfare 2. The day this came out, my school exams started. This was definetley not good for me, I'm forbidden to buy new games during exams!!! I was looking at 3 weeks of not having Moderns Warfare 2. This troubled me, deeply. By day three I was foaming from the mouth in anticipation. Browsing on Facebook that day (Saturday) I saw my friend was online. I also saw that HE HAD MODERN WARFARE 2!!!!!!!!! I sent him a message saying that one of my friends and I were coming over to play it. Right now. He said come in an hour. I was giddy with excitement. I waited around until I was due at his house in 15 minutes. Now this guys house is pretty damn far away, and my bike was locked up in the garage, and I lost my key. No one was at home with a car and I was freaking out. I went to the last resort. I literally put inline roller blades on and skated about 3 kilometers to this guys house. It was totally worth it for 4 hours of beautiful 2 vs. 2 on Modern Warfare 2. My friend and I got there, to see that he (let's call him friend B) was playing MW2 with his dad. They challenged us to some team deathmatch, actually saying out loud how badly we would lose. My friend and I looked at each other and smirked, we were masters at Call of Duty 4. We totally kicked their asses for 4 hours straight. MW 2 is extremely awesome, I even got to snowmobile race! Anyways I absolutely love how they haven't changed any of the core gameplay. The game is just as awesome as Modern Warfare is. I haven't yet played any of the single player, and still won't for 2 weeks :(
I did pick up Uncharted 2 just before exams started and it really is mindblowing. The visuals are insane! I can't stress enough about how good this game looks. The story is good enough alone and the gameplay is about as satisfying as it gets. I have no idea how Naughty Dog will be able to make the third installment better than this one. They'll just have to settle with it being the same I guess. No spoilers please because I haven't finished it yet!
I am moving to Australia in Jan. Should be interesting, trying to game there. But my internet here sucks so bad I can't upload videos so in Jan. I will start putting up some video blogs. Till next time guys.
I've been a serious gamer for about 3 years. Before that I used play games, of course, but not seriously. I got into gaming really fast, and there was a lot information to soak up. To think, 3 Years ago I had no idea what the abbreviation GoW meant. Now it defines my life :) My point is this. When a game with good reviews, and good feedback comes out, I would buy it. I bought oblivion, to find I disliked it. Mass Effect had the same effect (No pun intended) and the same thing with Fallout three. That's how much it cost me to find out I don't like American RPGs, and I haven't even started to wade through JRPGs yet!!!! My point is this. In gaming, it's important to have your own style. I used to go let other peoples opinions guide me to what games to buy, it's important what other people think about the games but in the end, what it comes down to, is what you like. Becoming a "generic" gamer who buys every game that gets over 8/10 on IGN deeply scares me. Although, slowly but surly, I've started forming my own opinions now. This took me a while to get used to, for whatever reason. Finally I've found out that I like action adventures are third person shooters. The world of gaming is a gigantic and confusing place, and for newcomers, it can be very, very intimidating. So take it easy on the newcomers!
For the record I still don't know what FTW (For the World???) means. I'm too ashamed to ask :)
This is more or less an update. I really want to get into video bloggin but, it's a long story, at the time we have internet speed just above dial-up and no speakers. So that could be a set-back... Until then I'll have to get my message out through the power of text! I recently bought a DS, for the second time, as recently after I bought my first it crashed (and I didn't get it replaced). I got with it GTA: Chinatown Wars and Super Mario 64 DS. So far I'm having a blast with this system. The idea to put Super Mario 64 on the DS was genius! It's such a great game and this gives us a chance to play it, because if you own it are you really going to hook up your 64 to play it? It sounds like a simple task but your probably not going to go to the trouble. Anyways that game works out great, the controls are a bit "meh" but it's still worth it. GTA: Chinatown Wars is pure gold. It's got a ton of style and it's just pure awesome. I don't even have to say anything about it. Just go get it. It's only just dawned on me now how great a game inFamous is, and it took playing Prototype for me to see that. For some reason, when I saw inFamous compared to Prototype it didn't even seem as if they were in the same league. I'm sure you don't want to hear all about it right now, as you probably know. Maybe I'll write a review? Anyways, as I said before, I don't have any speakers, and even if I did they wouldn't work because my computer got messed up, so I can't watch videos, listen podcasts etc. It sucks. Plus I have to wait until late January until I finally get some sound going on a computer and fast internet. Hopefully then I'll start up some VBs. Till next time, Buck Out
Before you read the title and nothing else, I am NOT a Sony fanboy. I own both consoles and I owned the 360 first. Now read. This all started when I hear people giving Tom Clancy's Hawx shit for them shipping it out with some of the discs faulty. And they should give them shit because that's just stupid and they obviously just care about the money. But you don't hear anyone complain about Microsoft doing the exact same fucking thing! Even worse! Microsoft KNEW that the 360 was crap when they released it. They could've waited and released it later when it was fixed but NO they need to be before the PS3 so they can increase MONEY. They don't give a crap about the consumers. They've had SO much time to fix their crappy product but NO they would waste MONEY because they'd have to restock all the factories, fix it etc. So instead they just work on the next 360 watching the consumers buy 360 after 360 (as they break) making money.
PS: People complain about the PS3 being too expensive but they continue to buy multiple 360s. Going way over the price of a ps3.
Hey there Giantbomb. I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend because I certainly haven't. Ugh where do I begin, (okay it really isn't as bad as I make it but I'm in a bad mood and feel like doing a blog so...) so Friday afternoon started much like any other Friday. I was filled with the bliss of weekend and my mind was far away from the dreaded Monday morning. Friday night I just chilled with some buds and played some Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4. So far going pretty good right? Anyways the next day is Saturday (as I'm sure most of you know) and there's a huge party going on (there's a parade in town, it's like a carnival). So I'm all pumped to go to this party and turns out, me and my friend have to babysit around 7 grade one children, all at the same house. Turns out the children's parents are into partying too! These kids are devils. They pretty much melted my buds 360, wrestled each other naked and tried to sneak away alcohol! This sucked. Anyways I get home exhausted. The next day I decide to go get Ninja Gaiden: Sigma for the PS3. I was really pumped about this. I had played the original up to Alma and would have beaten her, eventually, but my Xbox crashed. The store was sold out and wouldn't get another shipment until next week. Naturally I was devastated. To put the cherry on top the next day, after school, I was running to my ride when my foot got caught in a small hole in the road and I strained a ligament in my ankle. Yup. Hurt like a bitch. Hope you've all found mirth in my sorrows. Till next time.
That was awesome! I mean, as I played through I was aware of the story and it was pretty decent but that ending was awesome. Plenty of twists in the game. That entire game is a great experience. I highly recommend picking it up. The overall feel of the game is great. On other news I've been listening to the Mode 7 podcast, check it out it's pretty awesome. It's with Devean, Shred, UncleJohn and Jonny Avocado. Also I've been wanting to do some video blogs for a while (I actually filmed some) but my internet is super slow right now and it's a huge hassle (I have to buy my internet by the gig) to upload videos and stuff, but I'll be doing some for sure in the future. Anyways catch ya l8er giantbomb.
Here's an example. The other day I'm playing Uncharted and really loving it when these monster alein things start attacking me! I was perfectly content with shooting dudes in the face but NO! Every game I buy has to have some stupid alein monster things in them! It's not just Uncharted (actually Uncharted wasn't that bad as they only appeared for like half an hour) every game has monsters and stuff. I miss shooting just people. The only FPSs that you shoot people now are COD. Halo, Resistance, Gears (although they did it well because there aleins act like humans), Dead Space. I'm aware that this a tottally stupid and irrational blog and that almost all the examples I listed are awesome games. The only thing is I'm mad about the monsters in Uncharted and it turns out there some sort of magical crap going on in Uncharted 2 as well. *sigh* Mentos Out
Wow. I mean people have been saying it's good but... it's unlike anything I've ever seen! The graphics in this game are absolutely stunning. It has so much detail and it's so colourful. If you have a PS3, get this game. If you don't have a PS3, get one for this game!!!! Anyways guys. I haven't been around for a while but now I'm on school holidays so I'm back! So I've obviously been playing Drakes Fortune and along with that I've been playing Most Wanted on PS2 lol. It's a great game. Thinking of getting Midnight Club LA. Anyways sorry for the lame and short blog but I'm slowly getting back into the site.