In the blogging mood - black ops on 360

As per usual I haven't blogged in nearly a year, I always say to myself that I should blog about a recent game. That said, I've decided to be the 10000000th person to talk their experience with  Black Ops.  
To start off I wasn't riding the hype train as most people, I liked the original COD game, I played it heaps on the PC, playing competitive ladder games was great fun back in the day. That was until WoW sunk it's dirty claws into me.  
After playing the modern warfare series on 360 last year I decided to jump straight into the single player. I felt that the Cuba mission started with a great tempo, was nice and fast from the opening cutscene, however halfway through the 3rd mission i was thinking that this i the same old game with a different map. I soldiered on and was played through it pretty easily. It was on medium difficulty as i didn't want to cut myself playing on veteran after the bad AI comments I heard online and eventually experienced for myself.
By the time I finally reached the WWII stages, i was totally over it and bored. It took effort to go through the cave, the slow pace was starting to irritate me, i just wanted to get through the game at this point. I didn't care for the story or it's characters. I just wanted to finish the game.  I decided to take a break for a while and left it for a day or two.
After the boredom subdued, I powered on and arrived at the Vietnam stealth mission with the water. I loved this mission. This got me back into the game, I was pumped, the sequence where you are under water and grab the 'Charlie's' was amazing as was the sneaking into the village hut section shortly after.   

It then came to me, this is what i wanted, I wanted to play a stealth game, not a splinter cell or metal gear, but call of duty without going against 30+ people at once. A mission similar to cliffhanger in MW2. I did get a taste with the crossbow mission. I enjoyed offing all the patrols before sneaking in and i got an achievement for it. High Five at me!
I  continued on until finishing the game, and boy was it predictable. That's okay though, It was a nice ending especially the JFK zombie section after the credits. Many lolz was had. 

With the game now finished I tried multi-player and felt like a retard fucking a door knob. I guess I will always be a PC FPS gamer at heart and will never have the patience to learn how to utilise a controller like most of the halo/modern warfare kids.  
Another year, another COD game finished. 
I wonder what they have install for future games, I hope they change it up.


Few quick throughs on fallout 3 and oblivion

So, haven't blogged in ages, I did finally play through fallout 3, it wasn't as fun for me as oblivion, I guess i just liked the whole dark brotherhood and thief's guild stories way to much, most people disagree with me, but oblivion was a game where you made your own fun, fallout 3 they are trying to make it mainstream with forcing you to level up and yes it's very good, but i think that the next elder scrolls will be better. I did like fallout 3, it was nice to see all the gore and violence, was quite a touch.
I know that I personally won't be getting the new vegas one, I just can't get into fallout 3 anymore, i played through one of the expansions point lookout and I was struggling to get through it, was just sooo bored and over fallout. Maybe  I need to just put it down for a while and then go back to it.
Thanks for reading, Haven't blogged in 13 months, thought I will quickly break the drought, been a looker in instead of a poster!


Street Fighter IV and what console for a Aussie.

Yet again I'm stuck with this dilemma. A fantastic multiplatform Beat 'em' up and me having both consoles. I'm sure that the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions will be identical. 

I personally don't give 2 hoots about the Trophy system. The Achievements for the 360 are well more established and respected. Trophies for me at the moment feel like a rip-off... So I would put that as a pro for the 360, but then again I don't care too much about Achievements so we are back to square 1.  

Since I’m from Australia and the Madcatz Arcade stick isn't being released here AND the controllers are coming well after release I'm stuck with the generic 360 controller. For the most part I am not the biggest fan of it. I've got UMK3/SSF2HDRemix and it can really frustrate me at times when I'm trying to perform a move and totally fail at it. It's probably because I'm pretty average but when it comes to myself playing Soul Calibur 4, Mortal Kombat 2 and Tekken 5 on the PS3 I can perform the moves fine.


Is the online going to be OK on the PS3? It has been very suspect for me with Tekken 5 and MK2 at times, but that may have been because I was using WIFI and not Cat5, now I'm using Cat5 for both 360 and PS3 will it make a huge difference? Will I be able to Play against other Aussie/NZ'rs without lag? The controller for the PS3 seems good and the fact that I have these other fighting games on the PS3 might make me actually USE the PS3 as a gaming console and not an overpriced Bluray player.

This very second I'm leaning towards PS3 just because I got Soul Calibur 4 on PS3 and the controller is so much better for fighting games...

I never play the PS3 so this might actually help me justify the price I payed for a black box to just get dusty next to my 360. It could get me back into the Sony console! But on the flip side I've met a lot of gamers who are playing HD Remix and are close and not laggy. Do I alienate those new friends to go play on another console?


My fellow gamers what console are you getting SF4 on?

Are you going to get it on 360 for the Achievements?

Perhaps pick the PS3 for the Controller? 

What other reasons would help your decision?

If any of you are in or near Australia and want to have a game please Add me to PSN - myzzmang or want to have a few games of HDRemix on 360 GT - myzz 

Why does wow make time go so fast..

1st post back in nearly 5 months.. I'm slack :( Atm I’m VERY pumped for Street fighter 4, every time I logon to my 360 I play a bit of HDREMIX and that's great, really having fun playing fighting games again, just thinking of SF4 makes me want to play more remix.. 

Since i haven't blogged in so long here is a brief overview of some stuff I’ve been doing. -

So i decided to check out the new expansion of World of Warcraft about a week after it came out and it's actually pretty good. - Now I’ve decided to slow down on it. I wasn't playing hardcore but I was playing a fair number of nights per week. The whole rotation of Wake up > go to work > come home > play wow > sleep. It's pretty sad but I was starting to do that again and I had to chill on it for a bit. I know logon once a week, or maybe twice.

Now that I'm not playing Wow ever night I have all of these games to play, I even started to get back into GTA4.. I got up to the rescue Roman mission when it first came out and then I kind of got a bit bored with the game. I got up to that Packie mission where you have to rob the bank and failed because I charged out and got smashed by Cops.. :( I will have another crack at it this weekend. I want to at least try and finish the game before the new content comes out. - not to sure if i can because I always get sidetracked with all the other games I have..

Oh yer, I finished playing gears of war 2.. Amazing single player game - I played most of it co-op and it’s AWESOME.... Horde mode is great but since I'm an Aussie I’m yet to enjoy the other MP game types because of the lag.. I guess i just have had bad luck but the lag I get with death match etc is horrible..  Horde mode is fine though.. anyways, A+ for GoW2.. I hope they make a 3rd!  -  

I also checked out Fable 2 new content and it's not to bad, not to sure if it's worth the points yet..  I am up to the 3rd part of it so far. Just have to go into the cave. I love fable, the yellow trail makes it so easy you don't even have to think: D:D:D I guess that's a good thing when you are playing it after a few beers :)

I still haven't been able to get into Fallout 3. I tried to again last weekend but just don't feel the same urge to keep going as I did with Oblivion. I'm sure once i start getting into a few other quests I will but at the moment I've just blown up MT and found my way to the radio station. If i play it again I'm sure I will get right back into it and sucked in as i do with all the other RPGs.. I might give it another shot soon..

I could keep going with about another 15 odd games i've played briefly but I think I might end it here..




Vidoes full of win!!!

As QuakeCon continued there was one thing that was for sure: people were not expecting what Unaware Steve was bringing to the event. But was Steve ready for what they had brought?


As we've seen in the past, Unaware Steve has a way with the ladies... or at least he thinks. With some of his tactics he throws down you will be in shock as to why he can't score. He truly was a man amongst boys at QuakeCon. go there now!!!!
funniest game site ever!!!

Unaware Steve Part 1

This series is going to be one of the best of all time in video game journalism. rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlol..



If we're at QuakeCon you can bet that you will see one thing for sure- Unaware Steve. This year he takes to the floor, as unaware as ever, still in searching for the answer to his life long question: "What's going on?"

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Weekend + Soul Calibur 4 = WIN!

This last week has been crazy busy at work. I’ve been doing the whole wakeup, go to work, get home, sleep thing and finally it’s the weekend and time for some quality gaming.

I demand you be on PS3 soon!!!!

I’ve had such a hard time these past few weeks deciding on what system to get Soul Calibur 4 on. One day I’ll be adamant I’m getting it on 360 then I will change to PS3 within minutes. Fuck I hate decisions!!!
I even made a forum post on giantbomb when it first launched and everyone was saying both systems.

The 360 has better online (well for Americans) achievement points and my favourite Star wars character Yoda.
Playstation 3 has the better controller for fighting games, better graphics and sound for my setup (I’ve only got my PS3 using HDMI, my 360 has composite cables) and I heard that Yoda will most likely end up being downloadable.
After a long week of thinking about what console to get it on I decided on PS3, I hope Yoda does get added in, he looks so badass.

Anyways, today is Sunday and I played a few hours of SC4. I unlocked all the characters except the space near Vader, but I think I read that might be reserved for Yoda, I haven’t really read up on it. I played through most of the modes and at current time I’m working my way down the tower. I played through Story and Arcade a few time and it’s a pretty good game.

Nightmare looking oh so BADASS!
This isn’t going to be a review but at the moment I heard on a podcast that there are a lot of balance issues. I haven’t played online or against anyone decent. (I played my 5 year old, button smashing) but other than that it’s been against computer. The majority of the time I’ve been using Nightmare. I always loved his style in the older games and nothing much has changed. I do like the spin kick off the ground combo and his brute power with the big swings.
About 15 minutes ago I finished story and arcade mode with the Apprentice. He seems like a pretty awesome character. I had a funny moment where I was doing his in the air 4 hit combo and I knocked my opponent out of the ring and I followed (while in mid air). It wasn’t arcade mode and I had someone to fight after, so I lost that round. ;(

Well first impressions the game is very good. Once I play vs. real people I will have more of an idea if this game is just eye candy or a really good in depth beat’em up.
Thanks for reading <3 you all long time.


Jointstrike, Wrath of the Black Manta, no time for games = tears

What a week, I’ve been so busy with work, haven’t been able to play anything except 1942: Joint Strike. The updated graphics make that game look sexy. It’s great fun so far and I’ve only played for a total of 1 hour I think. Anyways at the moment I’m on my way out of the house so have a movie!!

Wrath of the Black Manta!!!


Ninjas? Little kids? Bad Hair? It's all in this game.


Worst game @ E3 2008 + Taco-Man the Game Master!!!!

My weekend is finally over and back to work tomorrow.
I'm very hung-over at the moment and will maybe blog about the awesome weekend i had tomorrow but for the meantime enjoy the below videos from screwattack and youtube.

Will you see any gameplay in this video? No. What you will see if the worst use of the Wiimote ever... and shockingly enough I'm not talking about Wii Music. Watch Destin as he can hardly contain himself from asking, "Are you serious?" We have no idea why no one is talking about this.


Taco-Man is warped to Video Game Land in order to help stop an evil lawyer bent on revenge. Taco-Man reviews Killer Instinct for the Nintendo 64.



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