Meet The Demoman

Now that I've lured you into my blog with this wonderfully misleading title


 I should probably explain what i'm talking about. (Not Team Fortress 2. Sorry)
 
Demo's on Xbox live!! Mwahahahahahahahaha!
 
*ahem* 
 
Here are some impressions:
 

Section 8

 In short, it's a cross between Battlefield and Halo. You get to spawn anywhere you chose by being plummeted into the warzone via your spaceship - Medal Of Honour Airborne style. Enemy bases can construct AA guns to stop you from blasting straight into their camp like Rambo and causing a big mess. There is a fully customizable class system which gives you different weapons and attributes. Death and Destruction gets you bones which you can spend on Ammo crates, Vehicles, defensive turrets and Giant armoured suits - Melee someone with one of these badboys and you pick them up and punch them into the horizon. Players can also initiate random objectives in the match,
like spawning a convoy. If you protect the convoy for long enough your team gets a nice bonus.
There's a few nice features that work really well - The run ability, if used for 3 seconds without interruption gives you a long burst of superspeed which means you can skip across the entire map in a few seconds. This means, should everyone below you have died before you hit the ground, you can quickly bounce back to the frontlines. There is a nice Lock On system which means if you iron-sight someone you can lock for a few seconds to prevent them from jetpacking straight out of sight. In a game with such versatile movement options, the ability to lock works really well.
One minor issue I have is the amount of health and shields each player has. Maybe it's just because i'm used to dropping fools with one or two well placed shots in Battlefield and Cod 4, but there seems to be a lot of people running around each other in circles waiting for shields to die down. There is also the option to equip your player with a repair unit which can be used to quickly heal yourself - meaning its fairly painless to nip out of sight and boost yourself back to full. Needless to say, I still killed a fair amount of punks, so perhaps this is not a big as issue as I'm making out... 
Anyways. Perhaps it's because I wasn't expecting much from this game that I'm so pleasantly surprised.
 

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Which fucking architect put all these damn gargoyles in this fucking prison? 
 

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMB1ES 1N IT!!!1

Yes, that really is what it's called. It's an indie game, can be found on XBLM for a very reasonable price of just 80ms points. There's avatar clothing worth more than that for fucks sake. Anyway, this game is a cross between Serious Sam and Geometry Wars. With Zombies. Its a top-down dual-joystick shooter. You get a nice selection of weapons with which to shoot an interesting array of zombies - including those strapped with explosives - and for some reason cube snakes? The design is crisp and sharp, nice looking characters and great backgrounds that warp and flow fluently with the song playing in the background. It's worth downloading the trial just for the ridiculous background music.
 

DiRT 2

Apparently there's some sort of complicated politics going on with this game and it's DLC - of which I am blissfully unaware, as it means I can enjoy this stunning Rally game unabashed. Visually stupendous, nice gritty steering with rumbles in all the right places, and a surprisingly addictive soundtrack that actually made me go out and refresh my iTunes library. Big numbers worth mentioning:
  • Kram - Good Love
  • Tommy Sparks - I'm a rope (Yuksek Remix)
  • MSTRKRFT - Work On You (Para Remix) 

 
 

IN OTHER NEWS

  • I completed shadow complex. Huzzah!
  • My brother got a DS with Pokemon Pearl so I finally got my Magmortar. 
  • Notting hill Carnival this weekend! WOOP!
  • Mass Effect avatar clothing - all the Mass Effect fanboys who mocked me for buying COG armour are now faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to buy N7 armour. I'm looking at you End_Boss.
 
Thanks For Reading
Love Sweep
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Posted by Sweep

Now that I've lured you into my blog with this wonderfully misleading title


 I should probably explain what i'm talking about. (Not Team Fortress 2. Sorry)
 
Demo's on Xbox live!! Mwahahahahahahahaha!
 
*ahem* 
 
Here are some impressions:
 

Section 8

 In short, it's a cross between Battlefield and Halo. You get to spawn anywhere you chose by being plummeted into the warzone via your spaceship - Medal Of Honour Airborne style. Enemy bases can construct AA guns to stop you from blasting straight into their camp like Rambo and causing a big mess. There is a fully customizable class system which gives you different weapons and attributes. Death and Destruction gets you bones which you can spend on Ammo crates, Vehicles, defensive turrets and Giant armoured suits - Melee someone with one of these badboys and you pick them up and punch them into the horizon. Players can also initiate random objectives in the match,
like spawning a convoy. If you protect the convoy for long enough your team gets a nice bonus.
There's a few nice features that work really well - The run ability, if used for 3 seconds without interruption gives you a long burst of superspeed which means you can skip across the entire map in a few seconds. This means, should everyone below you have died before you hit the ground, you can quickly bounce back to the frontlines. There is a nice Lock On system which means if you iron-sight someone you can lock for a few seconds to prevent them from jetpacking straight out of sight. In a game with such versatile movement options, the ability to lock works really well.
One minor issue I have is the amount of health and shields each player has. Maybe it's just because i'm used to dropping fools with one or two well placed shots in Battlefield and Cod 4, but there seems to be a lot of people running around each other in circles waiting for shields to die down. There is also the option to equip your player with a repair unit which can be used to quickly heal yourself - meaning its fairly painless to nip out of sight and boost yourself back to full. Needless to say, I still killed a fair amount of punks, so perhaps this is not a big as issue as I'm making out... 
Anyways. Perhaps it's because I wasn't expecting much from this game that I'm so pleasantly surprised.
 

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Which fucking architect put all these damn gargoyles in this fucking prison? 
 

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMB1ES 1N IT!!!1

Yes, that really is what it's called. It's an indie game, can be found on XBLM for a very reasonable price of just 80ms points. There's avatar clothing worth more than that for fucks sake. Anyway, this game is a cross between Serious Sam and Geometry Wars. With Zombies. Its a top-down dual-joystick shooter. You get a nice selection of weapons with which to shoot an interesting array of zombies - including those strapped with explosives - and for some reason cube snakes? The design is crisp and sharp, nice looking characters and great backgrounds that warp and flow fluently with the song playing in the background. It's worth downloading the trial just for the ridiculous background music.
 

DiRT 2

Apparently there's some sort of complicated politics going on with this game and it's DLC - of which I am blissfully unaware, as it means I can enjoy this stunning Rally game unabashed. Visually stupendous, nice gritty steering with rumbles in all the right places, and a surprisingly addictive soundtrack that actually made me go out and refresh my iTunes library. Big numbers worth mentioning:
  • Kram - Good Love
  • Tommy Sparks - I'm a rope (Yuksek Remix)
  • MSTRKRFT - Work On You (Para Remix) 

 
 

IN OTHER NEWS

  • I completed shadow complex. Huzzah!
  • My brother got a DS with Pokemon Pearl so I finally got my Magmortar. 
  • Notting hill Carnival this weekend! WOOP!
  • Mass Effect avatar clothing - all the Mass Effect fanboys who mocked me for buying COG armour are now faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to buy N7 armour. I'm looking at you End_Boss.
 
Thanks For Reading
Love Sweep
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Posted by AhmadMetallic

what are you, a fucking reporter? i didnt read anything but your work is damn impressive. 
 
How would you like to make a million bucks, baby? you're a shtar !

Edited by Scooper

You mother fucker, Sweep. I place 1000 curses upon thee!
 
What demo's on Xbox Live? Section 8? If it is I'll go try it out.

Posted by Lies

That title was a dick move.
 
I was expecting hilarious Team Fortress 2 shenanigans :(

Posted by Pie

Section 8 just feels bad...

Posted by ZeroCast

Nice Blog as always dude.
Edited by jakob187

1.  Nice blog.  I'll check out that Section 8 demo someday...maybe.
 
2.  Duping us with that title officially makes you a fucking asshole!

Posted by ZombieHunterOG

YOU TRICKED ME!!!!!  
 
 
i will eat your first born 

Posted by GunstarRed

This is pointless!... I only care for your thoughts on the G-Force demo!!!
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Posted by Gunner612

SWEEEEEEEEEEP!!! I HAVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE!!!!!

Posted by JamesF

I was going to deliberately NOT read this blog because of the painfully misleading title, but I did anyway.

Posted by Rowr

hey sweep we should do a podcast.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Damn you sweep and your creatively misleading thread titles!

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Posted by crunchUK

I wish they'd release demos of games people are actually interested in.

Posted by buzz_clik

Dude, that MSTRKRFT remix is ace. Thanks for the heads up on that lil baby.
 
And nice blog as usual, mate. Section 8 especially has me arching an eyebrow that was previously unarched.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

I read the title as "Meet the Demonman", and my response to that would have been "But I've already met Satan Claus. Several times, in fact." But to answer your Batman question, everybody knows that gargoyles are the best guards. They're creepy and come to life at night to star in 90s Toon Disney shows.

Posted by Sweep

lololololololol I'm sorry about the title but it was too good an opportunity to miss.
 
<3 you guys

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Posted by Claude

I probably would have clicked your blog anyway. I don't need no shenanigans.

Posted by jakob187
@Sweep said:
" lololololololol I'm sorry about the title but it was too good an opportunity to miss.  <3 you guys "
No you don't.  You absolutely don't!  YOU TRICKED US!!!  LOVE IS NOT ABOUT TRICKS, SWEEP!!! 
 
Good job on the cover-up, Sweep!  GOOD JOB!
Posted by Derios

good stuff.

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Posted by RenegadeSaint

I hadn't heard anything about Section 8, so thanks for the update.  It sounds interesting and will stay on my watching list.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@ZombieHunter said:
" YOU TRICKED ME!!!!!    i will eat your first born  "
"Die .. 
By, My, Hand.. 
I creep across the land.. 
Killing first-born man.. "
Posted by Tylea002

Sweep, you have no idea how hard it was for me to NOT purchase that N7 T-Shirt, Armour, and the full Ashley armour, and the Mass Effect T-Shirt, and the Mass Effect hat.
 
I really, really like Mass Effect. Though I didn't buy any of that. I feel victorious.