Gaming Update For Oct. 24th - Oct. 29th.

Sup people. I'm here to give you a quick update about the games I've been playing this past week and some of my thoughts. I've mostly been playing 360, but have dabbled a little onto the PS3 and Iphone. Some fun, some not so fun, but without further ado, here we go!

Vanquish (PS3) - My brother-in-law purchased this game and let me borrow it because he isn't very good at shooters. When I first started playing it, I thought that the game was really cool. The controls were tight, Sam's suit was slick with having the guns transform into each other and having the ability to boost around the map, and the graphics are really top notch. Then I started getting into the later levels where they just recycled the previous bosses over again or gave you two to fight instead of having a new one, which made me lose interest in progressing any further.

Super Meat Boy (X360) - I was a bit hesitant about purchasing this game until I started to see all of the great reviews and noticed that it was $5 off until the first week of November, so I decided to buy it. Man, is this game frustrating sometimes. Especially on the later levels where you need to do everything perfectly or else you die. I'm currently on the last level and cannot seem to get past this one part which makes me curse up a storm, but still having a blast playing such a well made platformer.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (X360) - I know, I know, another Guitar Hero game, but I'm really enjoying it. I beat the game a few weeks ago and thought that the Quest mode was too easy. I'm playing through all of my songs, I have 300 exactly from exports and free DLC, in Quickplay+ and finally managed to get up to the "Hardcore" songs. Most of the songs aren't great to listen too, but having a lot of the older songs along with the Metallica export helps bring in songs that I really like to play.

Rock Band 2 (X360) - I haven't played this game in a long time. I decided to buy some songs that I wanted to get which involved the Blink-182 Pack 2, Jimi Hendrix's Spanish Castle Magic, Foxey Lady, Purple Haze and The Wind Cries Mary, Iron Maiden's 2 Minutes to Midnight, Killswitch Engage's My Curse, Megadeth's Hanger 18, and Bang Camaro's Push Push (Lady Lightning). Had a blast playing all of those songs even when I failed in one of Hanger 18's solos. I just can't wait until I get Rock Band 3 for Christmas!

Call of Duty: World at War (X360) - I started playing this again after getting fed up with Modern Warfare 2. There are just too many stupid things going on in that game that frustrate me to no end. Mostly everyone who is playing WaW just uses submachine guns instead of noobtubes which, thank heavens, are not in the game. I'm just getting pumped for Black Ops.

Halo Reach (X360) - This is the first Halo that I've been able to beat on Legendary by myself, which I will never attempt again after the frustration I endured during my playthrough. Even so, I love this game when I'm able to play it with my friends, but not so much when I play with random people, especially in SWAT. Most people that I get matched up with either quit or just plain stink. I mostly go on to see what challenges are available and to see if I can get some easy money, but then if no one else is on, I just don't really play.

Cut The Rope (IPhone) - This game completely caught me off guard with how fun it was. Even though I only played the free version, it was almost enough to make me want to continue on by paying $1. This puzzle game has so many good things about it that it's hard to put down when you start playing. If you have any "I" device, definitely give this game a try and you may be hooked like me; that's all I really want to say about it because you just have to try it for yourself.

These are the games that have kept me busy throughout the past week. I just have one thing to say about Vanquish and that is to give it a rent and play through it once in a day or two because that may be all you need to get that game's experience. Other than that, I had a pretty solid week in terms of gaming. Let's hope this upcoming week is better. 

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Posted by HairyMike87

Sup people. I'm here to give you a quick update about the games I've been playing this past week and some of my thoughts. I've mostly been playing 360, but have dabbled a little onto the PS3 and Iphone. Some fun, some not so fun, but without further ado, here we go!

Vanquish (PS3) - My brother-in-law purchased this game and let me borrow it because he isn't very good at shooters. When I first started playing it, I thought that the game was really cool. The controls were tight, Sam's suit was slick with having the guns transform into each other and having the ability to boost around the map, and the graphics are really top notch. Then I started getting into the later levels where they just recycled the previous bosses over again or gave you two to fight instead of having a new one, which made me lose interest in progressing any further.

Super Meat Boy (X360) - I was a bit hesitant about purchasing this game until I started to see all of the great reviews and noticed that it was $5 off until the first week of November, so I decided to buy it. Man, is this game frustrating sometimes. Especially on the later levels where you need to do everything perfectly or else you die. I'm currently on the last level and cannot seem to get past this one part which makes me curse up a storm, but still having a blast playing such a well made platformer.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (X360) - I know, I know, another Guitar Hero game, but I'm really enjoying it. I beat the game a few weeks ago and thought that the Quest mode was too easy. I'm playing through all of my songs, I have 300 exactly from exports and free DLC, in Quickplay+ and finally managed to get up to the "Hardcore" songs. Most of the songs aren't great to listen too, but having a lot of the older songs along with the Metallica export helps bring in songs that I really like to play.

Rock Band 2 (X360) - I haven't played this game in a long time. I decided to buy some songs that I wanted to get which involved the Blink-182 Pack 2, Jimi Hendrix's Spanish Castle Magic, Foxey Lady, Purple Haze and The Wind Cries Mary, Iron Maiden's 2 Minutes to Midnight, Killswitch Engage's My Curse, Megadeth's Hanger 18, and Bang Camaro's Push Push (Lady Lightning). Had a blast playing all of those songs even when I failed in one of Hanger 18's solos. I just can't wait until I get Rock Band 3 for Christmas!

Call of Duty: World at War (X360) - I started playing this again after getting fed up with Modern Warfare 2. There are just too many stupid things going on in that game that frustrate me to no end. Mostly everyone who is playing WaW just uses submachine guns instead of noobtubes which, thank heavens, are not in the game. I'm just getting pumped for Black Ops.

Halo Reach (X360) - This is the first Halo that I've been able to beat on Legendary by myself, which I will never attempt again after the frustration I endured during my playthrough. Even so, I love this game when I'm able to play it with my friends, but not so much when I play with random people, especially in SWAT. Most people that I get matched up with either quit or just plain stink. I mostly go on to see what challenges are available and to see if I can get some easy money, but then if no one else is on, I just don't really play.

Cut The Rope (IPhone) - This game completely caught me off guard with how fun it was. Even though I only played the free version, it was almost enough to make me want to continue on by paying $1. This puzzle game has so many good things about it that it's hard to put down when you start playing. If you have any "I" device, definitely give this game a try and you may be hooked like me; that's all I really want to say about it because you just have to try it for yourself.

These are the games that have kept me busy throughout the past week. I just have one thing to say about Vanquish and that is to give it a rent and play through it once in a day or two because that may be all you need to get that game's experience. Other than that, I had a pretty solid week in terms of gaming. Let's hope this upcoming week is better. 

Posted by Eric_Buck

I'm so burnt out on MW2. Just tried playing it again but fuck it, it's too bad.

Posted by HairyMike87
@Eric_Buck said:
" I'm so burnt out on MW2. Just tried playing it again but fuck it, it's too bad. "
There's too many things that should have been taken out or balanced and they just didn't.