Fighting Games, Hori Sticks, KILLZONE 2! Who Ya Gonna Call!

Holy Hell Or How I Learned To Write About A Number Of Things

-Grand Theft Auto IV PC
Yep, this game is a little messed up. I can play Fallout 3 just fine on mah rig, ahem, I mean on my PC while it still looks very respectable. I've heard that Rockstar is working on 'something' to help people get decent frame rates and still enjoy the game. That would be rad, because I wouldn't mind some more time in GTA IV

-Fighting Games + Me = Whaaaaaa???
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is pretty awesome. I took the plunge and by plunge I mean I paid cash, er I mean MS points for this game (Hell, I already had the points so why not?). Now, I've never really been someone who played fighting games. The last time I was in an arcade I don't even remember what I played but all I did was button mash. It's fascinating to me hearing about development and technical aspects of fighting games that I haven't been aware of, i.e. hit boxes, damage values, priority rating, frame counting. 

Now, I'd like to get further into this. I may get MK vs. DC, not to mention Street Fighter IV coming out next year, I'm seeing a Hori stick in my future. Perhaps the Hori Real Arcade Pro. EX. I dunno, I'm finding I do have fun playing a good fighting game, learning the moves for different characters. I just think it would be easier with a good home arcade stick.

Also, in case you didn't know about it already, go here for the Official SSFIIHDR soundtrack. I'm currently seeding.

I need to play some multiplayer of SSFIIHDR. Gerstmann, You're on my friends list, I'm looking in your direction!

-New Riddick. 
Riddick: Dark Athena looks sick. Thank you, Tigon Studios, Starbreeze and Vin Diesel. I never did finish Escape From Butcher Bay back in the day (rhyme!) so I look forward to playing this. Also, points.

-Games To Play

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I hear it's awesome I just haven't seen fit to start playing it (yet).

Left 4 Dead
I haven't played any multiplayer yet and only played through one 'movie' so far. A co-worker of mine is constantly bugging me with 'Wanna kill some zombies tonight?' when he sees me at work.

Fable II
I don't know when I'll 'feel' like playing this. Someday. Soon.

Fallout 3 PC. With Fallout 3 X360 done, naturally, I need to finish bugging Pappy (man that kid's a dork) in Big Town with speech challanges to reach level 20 with good karma and 8, 14 and 20 with bad karma. This equals 90 points...Then I can do the same thing for the PC version for more points not to mention all the points to gain as I play the PC version again. I'm reminded that I am basically paying for more points. Nah, I'm enjoying it too, honest. I don't hate myself that much. I just like Fallout 3 is all.

-Killzone 2
Ok, this game continues to look just beautiful. I'm really liking the modular (RIS? RAS?) Armalites with what looks like EoTech 551 tactical holo sights. Hellghast? Check! Looking awesome? Check. As powerful as the PS3 is, it still looks like it's pushing the system's hardware.

I was worried they wouldn't be using the classic proton-packs at all in this game. But I'm glad to see the guys using these very positron colliders. I'm pleasantly surprised to see Bill Murray joining in on the voice work. Maybe we can finally expect some 1/4 scale Premium Format Figures from Sideshow Collectibles of all four of the actor's likenesses INCLUDING Bill Murray's. 'Cuz he never licenses his likeness for anything, from what I've heard. God, that would be awesome. Mixed media 1/4 scale statues of the GHOSTBUSTERS! Ok, my nerd is showing... Moving on...

-New Star Wars: The Force Unleashed DLC
Yeah, I bought that. 

Red Alert 3 Premier Edition Soundtrack Now With Clicks!

The Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 soundtrack included with the Premier Edition is great but what makes this enter Sucktown on a suckoramamobile are the many, many audible clicks heard two at a time between tracks. It's a  real shame, a damn shame.   

Yes, screw 'em all!
Yes, screw 'em all!

EAC won't do the job removing the clicks if I try to extract the WAV files.

I wonder if contacting EA would bear any fruit. I doubt they would go to the trouble of pressing/burning a copy sans godawful clicks for just anyone much less me, Nicholas.

Help me, Greg Kasavin. You're my only hope.

LATE EDIT: I just can't get over how stuff like this happens in this day and age. Pressing error mayhap? Argh. 


Exploding! Yes, Exploding To Play Fallout 3

Totally a coincidence, that title, I swear!

If you are looking forward to Fallout 3 and aching for every little piece of information on the game, please do yourself a favor and check out  IGN's Fallout 3 week with coverage on perks and good and bad karma. Sounds fucking awesome! Only 27 days left!

I wish I could embed videos in this thing *sigh* so for now here's some links!


E3: Or 'Holy !@#$% Games!

Anticipation doesn't even come close to describing what I feel about playing so, so many games coming in the next 6 months (or so). A list is obligatory, yes. but totally necessary.

These are in no particular order. Well, maybe they are. I can't believe how good these games look. I can't wait to play them.

Gears Of War 2

Fallout 3

Far Cry 2

Bionic Commando

Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway

Resident Evil 5

Bionic Commando Rearmed

Dark Void

Killzone 2

Left 4 Dead

Tom Clancy's End War

Resistance 2


Alpha Protocol

And sure, why not...

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed


Street Fighter IV

Crysis Warhead


Where's Captain Kong?

Giant Bomb. Finally it's here. Kaboom. Yay!

Well, I guess I better get to work checking out the rest of the site and adding what I can to the Ghostbusters and Interstate '76 page.