Archives for May 2013

Weekend Gaming

It’s the weekend!

Another weekend of gaming looms before us. What to play, what to play. Right now EVE Online is on the backburner for me. I still get on to adjust my training queue and check my market orders, but for the most part I have neglected EVE for the better part of two weeks now. But other games have filled the void…

I’ve picked up where I left off on a few games, specifically Diablo 3 and The Walking Dead. I’m somewhere in Episode 3 of The Walking Dead and things are unraveling FAST. This is not going to end well. I also started playing Torchlight 2 but I really haven’t had much time to devote to that.

The biggest addition to my gaming pile has been League of Legends. I dabbled with Dota 2 last month for a little while and I can totally see its allure but it never grabbed me. Then James said he and some of his friends had been playing LoL, so I fired it up and have been enjoying it. I’m still quite the noob, but I’m enjoying it. Anyone else here play League of Legends?

What are you playing this weekend?

Xbox One: What I think

So I, with half the internet, watched this afternoon’s Microsoft Xbox ONEne Reveal. (Is it “ONE” or “One”?). Here are a few thoughts that I think pretty much sums up a lot of the feeling I got watching Twitter and chatting with fellow blogger James during the event.

  • Games: Where were they? This whole EA partnership makes me feel icky and the lack of NCAA among the four “Pillars” of games was disappointing. I would bet real American Dollars that NCAA games sell better than both UFC games and NBA games (but of course couldn’t touch FIFA or Madden). I could take or leave Call of Duty: Ghosts. The feed I was watching wasn’t in HD, so I didn’t get the full effect of the compare and contrast to MW3 and MW:G, so maybe that could have made an impact, but EA and COD did not get me excited about playing games on the Xbox One.

    I will play games on this machine, right?

  • Details: Sure, they had a few technical details (processor speed, RAM) but what about the harddrive? The optical drive? I know it has been reported elsewhere that the new Xbox would have a Bluray drive, but I would really like to have that confirmed.
  • That controller: It’s a thing of beauty.

Xbox One Controller

  • The other stuff: The TV/Cable/DVR integration is really, really slick. I know a lot of people poo-poohed it, but I think that if it seamlessly, it’s going to be awesome.
  • The Kinect 2: The new Kinect has promise. Clearly there is potential there. If nothing else, telling the Xbox to turn on and it recognizes me and logs me in, that is pretty slick.

So, am I getting one? Probably. Most likely. For a host of reasons (brand loyalty, the Halos, the achievements). But is it possible I’ll opt for the Playstation 4 this generation? It’s a possibility. A slim one, but a possibility nonetheless.

Will you be getting one?

May Releases

With a HUGE E3 right around the corner, the releases for May are mostly lackluster. Metro Last Light has me the most interested this month, but I’m not too excited about May.

Week of May 14th
Metro Last Light Limited Edition – I loved Metro 2033, so I think I’ll be grabbing a copy of Last Light. Such a claustrophobic game that was!

Week of May 21st
Worms Collection
Resident Evil: Revelations
Fast & Furious: Showdown – As far as ridiculous game premises go, you can’t really go much more ridiculous than the Fast and Furious movie franchise.

Week of May 28th
Fuse
GRID 2

Week of May 21st
Resident Evil: Revelations
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Sniper Elite V2
Fast & Furious: Showdown

Week of May 21st
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Fast & Furious: Showdown

Week of May 21st
GRID 2
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Metro Last Light

Week of May 14th
Metro Last Light Limited Edition

Week of May 21st
Worms Collection
Resident Evil: Revelations
Fast & Furious: Showdown

Week of May 28th
Fuse
GRID 2

No releases for the Playstation Vita for the month of May.

What are you picking up?

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XBox 360 – Injustice: Gods Among Us (mini review)

The single-player’s story mode is very similar to the most recent Mortal Kombat or DC vs Mortal Kombat AKA – the first Injustice game.

In my book, this is a good thing. I appreciated the cinematic sequences that were in between each fight but, not that it forced me to play characters that I didn’t want to play(i.e. Cyborg), while not letting me play others(i.e. Shazam). Now, this was somewhat related to the story that they crafted but, it would have been nice to be able to pick which character’s story/role you would like to be a part of as it played out. The “Battle” mode on the other hand will allow you to choose any character to play as and after beating a certain number of opponents you get a picture with a voice over that gives you that character’s ending story.

The playable characters are plentiful and the alternate skins are a welcome addition.

Each character has a super move that just rocks the other player – Aquaman has one of the eye-catching ones, and I recommend you check out the others Superman, Flash, Doomsday, etc. as they are all very entertaining.

I have only played online multiplayer once but, I can’t see myself playing the game into the wee hours of the morning night in and night out. The fun which I enjoyed from the single player alone was worth the purchase price to me but, I’m a confessed comic book fan. There will be DLC and the first character to be added to the roster is “The Main Man”, Lobo.

Here is a taste of what he can do!

If you’re a DC Comics fan or like the recent Mortal Kombat fighting mechanics, you should pick up this game. If you’re neither of those – rent it or take a pass.