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Gaming update

What’s new. What captivates. What’s enjoyable.

These are a few things that any given consumer may contemplate before making a purchase. But most often, it comes down to best of, or.. Top so-and-so. And that’s cool. A dude can abide.

In that case, what’s the best (in my humble opinion) and latest from the gaming market? Here’s a glimpse at a few titles.

PS4
Second Son this is the latest title for the ps4. Final Fantasy number one million point two came out. But I lost count after Final Fantasy one thousand. Second Son takes home the gold. The game play and missions are similar to the latest installment of Saints Row. Graphic’s take it to the next level. Dialogue… It’s getting better. You the gamer control how good or bad main dude in story will become. Kind of like a Fable in that sense.

Xbox 360, Xbox One
TitanFall Just as Second Son is an exclusive for Sony, TitanFall is exclusive to Microsoft. However, check this. Why is Second Son not available to Ps3? Sony, you stinkers’. Only allowing those with the four to partake in the fun…

Getting back to TitanFall. I was surprised when I found that TitanFall is strictly an online multiplayer. Microsoft, why I…. I thought that… Well, Microsoft wants mo’ money too. How? In order to play TitanFall (at all) you must have an Xbox live account. Okay. Next, internal hard drive. That’s right. Can’t save to an external memory device. Blast!

Assuming you meet the above standards, then rock on. Movement is fun both as a ground soldier and as a titan. The more leveling up, the more is unlocked. This means mo’ fun. Yes!

WiiFind another blog, because we don’t write about kitty shit entertainment systems.

Two Reason’s why the PS4 Fails

You’re not a gamer.  I get that.

You do use the internet.  Uh-duh.  Let’s recap.

Gamer’s frequent online lobby’s.

The common point is the internet.  We’re now able to relate.

Same page.  Internet.

The PS4 fails because of a lack of internet speed and no games.

There has been a lack of new titles to accompany the PS4 since it launched back in November.  So that’s that.

So why did I spend four bills for a 4?

The internet.  That was  The 4’s last thread or hope.

Non-existent to me the consumer..  Where you at internet?

Server’s are being rapped by a massive gamer overload.  I become nervous.  I medicate with a bowl of herb.

I switch to Netflix.  Had that with the 3.

So why’d I?  What the…..

And that’s that.

Street Fighting Man

I bust a knee cap open, I’m going to hit the ground (super fast, due to calculating gravity and physics and body mass.. It living weight- with feelings.)

Same with, The Last of Us. Get shot more than a couple times, and you too hit the floor. Best part is, once down, it’s a crap shoot for survival. Get raked by an automatic, and the survival option goes to the wayside. Other than that, rock ‘n’ roll.

The realism of The Last of Us is the major reason I’d deem this title, Video Game of 2013. COD will always be its special, COD self. COD, MW 1 introduced online gamers to a world through the eyes of highly trained specialists within various branches of US military (and the Brits at one point- hell, I don’t know actually). How sweet is the sound of ammo, hitting the mud slathered bunker? Pretty dang sweet.

Realizing I’m writer, I feel bashful for thinking I was a SEAL. Well, I also feel a false sense of accomplishment. I’m a camel who dreams of being a cheetah (although camels can haul tail, too). It makes more sense to align myself with ordinary protagonists (well, kind of ordinary: at least enough so that the stretch of fictional gaming will fit the boundaries of my confidence, as it translates to the dance floor.)

If you’re on the dance floor, tell that VJ to pull up, Street Fighting Man, by The Rolling Stones. I figure no explanation is needed, I mean.. We’re talking about The Stones– I’m hoping YouTube is still a viable platform for you to listen to music.

*wink wink

The Last of Us

Fictional violence is my early-bird cup of Joe. The Last of Us is rich, bold- full of flavor.

The script accompanying campaign mode is decent. This is a bonus. Big enough so, that I say, thank you– someone should throw a party for those writers’.

I’m now able to control my urge to go gun-ho on the neighborhood children (got a balcony, with a window covered by bed sheets- that’s how that one works) because of The Last of Us season pass. Possible downsides? Just one: if you don’t have a headset, communication between team members will be difficult. It’s impossible, unless you’re Professor Xavier.

To fully enjoy this pass, I’d recommend obtaining a headset of some sort. Similar to CoD (Call of Duty) although I’d say, The Last of Us may be even more of a team effort than CoD. If you’re more of an introvert, bring friends from Facebook. That’s right: even Facebook gets aroused by The Last of Us. Fresh, creative ways to bring us together with people we sorta know (because, chances are, communication about this game will be established between close friends without Facebook’s help).

Other than that, go ahead and assume the same from previous online passes.

I’m going to rate The Last of Us 9.7. In my mind, this is one of maybe two or three titles from Sony worth buying. Chances are it’ll be pricey (where ever you’re going). Well, gamers, that hasn’t held you back for too long, has it?

The Last of Us will be the last great title Sony will release to us for PS3 before the awakening of the PS4.

Make a few good memories with this game: it’ll be tough not to.

Comparisons

If you get down, same as Naughty Dog  does, you’re probably privy to the new release, The Last of Us.  If not, let me make a comparison, as a reference point to the awesome biz within, The Last of Us.

Resident Evil 4.  Hopefully, if you love horrific, disturbing video games, you might be familiar with, “The Resident Evil” series.  Resident E 4 is the gem of all “Resident” installments since the Game Cube.  Shit, the Game Cube…. Lets all take a moment of silence (pour some liquor: do it if it feels right, of course) for the Cube; an O.G. console, faded somewhere in the depths of our memories.

If you haven’t gotten weird and funky with that, you should.  I believe there’s an anniversary Resident Evil deal, where you get like, shit… four games in one disc, or some number close to, four.

Here’s the comparison: in Resident Evil 4, ammo isn’t a luxury (no gluttons allowed… Well, come on in, but don’t get upset when your diced up).  Each shot counts: being liberal with supplies is the name of the game.

This makes for such a better game.  I felt challenged (not mentally.. Well, hey- maybe so) from beginning to end.  Same goes for, The Last of Us: perhaps even more so than, Resident Evil 4.  That makes the money I spent worth it: worth all of it, maaan.

The story line from, The Last of Us, gives a better sense of reality than the Resident Evil installments’.  However, I’m not downing the creativity of Resident Evil: I’m more saying that The Last of Us is a bit more believable.  The Last of Us is current, fresh and intricate, with a storyline to match.

Finished reading the novel, Joyland, by Stephen King.  Novel of the summer, 2013.  Here’s the comparison: Stand by Me.  Stand by Me is an adaptation on Stephen King’s novella, The Body.  Stand by Me is a Rob Reiner film (script by Raynold Gideon & Bruce A. Evans). Stand by Me, originally performed by Ben E. King, is, in my mind, the center of both novella and movie.  Go check out, Stand by Me, performed by, Ben E. King.  Supposedly, Mr. Ben E. King found inspiration from spiritual material (or energy surrounding, for all my agnostics out there).

Energy is exploding, and the colorsThey are all so vibrant, their names… We barely remember, because they are indeed totally different from what we see every day.

Music is magic,

Muses do happen,

I use it, madame,

Wet lip status,

Feels like Fantastic..

Abrakadabra

So… You haven’t watched, Half Baked in quite some time.  Put on the list. For da weekend mon.  Also, do you… Freaky Deaky?  Sure ya do.  If ya haven’t, go check it out on Netflix.  Andy Dick gets blown up around twenty minutes in.  Christian Slater.  Sabina Gadecki.  Other people you’ll undoubtedly recognize.  When in doubt, IMDb it.

American Dad.  Season 2011.  Not really.  The season that was airing during the year 2011.  Nice.

I want to continue my observations about what makes the Xbox One phenomenal.  Doesn’t the other, supposed big deal with the Xbox One surround it’s on-screen, motion detector capabilities?  If that’s the case, these guys are retarded.

Here’s the way I see it: Microsoft is attempting to hit all quadrants- the kid audience (in my mind, that’s the crowd who the motion thingy is primarily for), young adults (twenties up till, ehh… I’d say thirty-one, thirty-two…  Thirty-three’s pushing it these days), adults (while I’d like to say I’m a full grown adult, I think that that’s more reserved for the individual who can also say, “yeah, some call me a wizard in these parts”, where ever “these” parts are- they must be pretty important), and everyone else.  Everyone else, hmm… Old folks, younger folks who don’t want to be categorized- or, perhaps, even some real wizards (because, yes- wizards are indeed real).

Nintendo.  It sounds so… Familiar.  I can’t claim to give a reason for why I packed away my Nintendo gear, other than I out-grew Nintendo all-together.  And, for some reason, that’s kinda sad.  Not like, boo hoo, or.. Whaaa!  No, just a silent recap on the good times me and Nintendo had together: it was one helluva ride!

With that on table of talk, what the hell did happen to Nintendo?  Serious.  I ask because I haven’t seen much concerning the Nintendo peeps.  You’re right, I don’t give a shit, but still…  Nintendo was, and I’m sure still is, awesome.  Maybe I haven’t been paying attention.  That would explain how much I care about Nintendo.

Maybe the youth is getting way smart, way fast.  They can keep up with the more adult-geared consoles.  Good… Good, goooood!

That’s aight.  I can dig it.

 

This Boy’s Strange

It’s only my prose, but I like it…

Yes, I do.

That was an adaptation (What?  Adaptation?  I’m cray say.. Oh) of The Rolling Stones, from that classic great- It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.

The infrastructure matters not to the energy beyond.

That surely also happened somewhere under this sun.

O.K…  Enough random.  That was fun.  Now, hopefully, some food ( it’s just this blog; there’s no actual food… Whoops- my b) to stimulate the brain.  Brain food?  Maybe… Just, maybe…

Sony opened a portal yesterday; it’s a big, badass money eater.  Playstation 4 (PS4) became available to order as of.. One. Day. Ago…  HA!  Didn’t drop the ball- did not…

First off, GameStop will rape you in the wallet.  I feel a bit traitor-ey.  I barter with GameStop all the time.  Saves me money… Saves them money?  Fuck it- hopefully someone gets the title at a decent price.  Yeah, psh.. Barter only foo.  Out the door, I was looking at loosing six bills to the badass portal (mentioned earlier).  Fuuuuuck that..

Amazon.  Smoothin’ past the online redge, I’m at 5 bills- and a lil’ bit ova.  Oh fuck yes!  Two filthy lookin’ titles to game all over, some controllers, and the sonofabitch plastic mother ship… The PS4 itself.

Rumor’s speak of a nemesis, a competitor… A beast, both black and green.  Ferociously stupid in name, the Xbox One is acclaimed-ly six something- and that’s for just for console and controller.  I get it: Microsoft wants to reach out, pull from a wider audience.  Stupid.  Ass.  Microsoft.  I’d thought about asking, why?…. Psh- pointless.  Just, pointless.

Dear Microsoft,

I could care less about my gaming console giving me live, recordable feed from various sporting events.  Fuuuuuuuck that.  Don’t belittle me Microsoft; that’s not cool (not even a little bit is it cool). I’m not an idiot (at least, please.. Let me think that, for I dunno- a little bit?), and Microsoft… I feel like you’re playing me for a big one.  No thank you, sirs’ and ladies’. I’m already feeling the buyer’s remorse of the PS4.  However, I’ve done my research (sufficient? I’m no doctor, k?), and I feel confident that my money will more than pay itself off within the first year between me and PS4.  If I could feel that way about the Xbox One, I would of been in a dilemma– Catch a Tiger?  Tiger’s don’t have toes; they have humongous claws that will rip flesh like it’s butter.

Microsoft, you didn’t really give me that option with what you’re looking to showcase with the Xbox One.

I know, in-depth opinion.  If you completely disagree, good.  Be different, you fucks.  If you agree on some personal levels, that’s nice.  Don’t let anyone know.  Keep that to yourself.  Cus, it is you..

On some level,

Peace

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Injustice: Gods Among Us, is a solid game.  In my opinion, ShadowRealm hit a home-run with Injustice.  The graphic design team may well have injected some potent technology in this game- some sort of chip thats from the future.  Go future, gimme more- you’re so fun, when you show up with goodies!

The campaign story is alright.  Better than nothing I guess.  A few lines weren’t too bad; actually, I was impressed with a few of the one-liners.  Overall, I’d rate the dialogue at around an eight.  The dramatic question/primary goal of the Justice League is a bit played out.  Whatever.  Will the size of a woman’s foot stop me from talking with her?  No, and the semi-lame story line wasn’t a distraction so much as it was boring.  I criticize because I care!

Various battle challenges can be located in the archives portion of the game.  The challenges are creative and entertaining, and need only be played thirty to forty minutes to complete.  Sweet, again- thank you futuristic chip!

I will complain about the cpu.  Maybe I’m playing Injustice too much.  Maybe, or maybe the cpu’s are ass clowns, who pull out wins from their no-where, ass clown asshole’s…  Jerks!  When I’m whooping, and jumping, and intermingling a variety of combos on my opponent, I  take a beating.  Now, what the fuck?  That’s not logical.  I remember a wise magician once telling me that the cpu’s can calculate what buttons I press.  Well, shiiit.  I press buttons, and I know what buttons I’m pressing.  Im not a button smasher, and I will not degrade myself those tactics.  So, how the fuck does the cpu know what combination I’m throwing out next?  Damn you, cpu!

Lobo and Batwoman are available for purchase.  Again, sorta lame.  But when it comes to making money, corporations can be kinda lame.

Thoughts on Gaming Consoles

Wake up, get out of bed,

step outside, and get the news (Beatles… The bit above- that’s The Beatles).

Normally, not much besides current and worldwide events, some local b.s..  However, thank you newspaper, this morning I came across an article about Microsoft’s unveiling of the next generation console.

I didn’t read the article. Here’s why..

First, go back in time, say- twelve, thirteen years.  Around that time, the first gen. Xbox was released.  The games I recall as being awesome are few.  Still, Halo had me.  I can’t remember when Halo dropped in relation to when the Xbox first hit the stores; and yet, that’s not that important to what I’m getting at.

Halo, Gears of War…  These titles were exclusive to Microsofts gaming department.  Thus, purchasing a used console/holiday special console became relevant and logical.. For the time being.

Fast forward to ’07-’08..  Sony releases the PS3 (the Sony console- for anyone inept to the gaming realms).  The PS3 was what Sony had been aiming for.  Why?  Remember the PS2?  I do.  I remember the PS2 with mild fondness: I’ll admit, I was more into Xbox at the time.

Around the same time, the Xbox 360 was also released.

Here’s some of the differences..

From store to house, Sony had me tranced with it’s new console’s alien-like, spaceship design.   The 360 just looked like a more advanced design of it’s previous model.

Call of Duty.  Not exclusive to PS3.  Borderlands.  Same thing.  Okay, so what then?.. God of War?  That’s it?

Not really…

One of the main spec’s that made the PS3 more desirable than the Xbox 360 was the BluRay capabilities.  This also allowed Sony to attract a much broader audience than Microsoft was able to.

Is internet access free on the PS3?  Yes!  Well, wait a minute, just wait. uh.. minute. People say, I prefer to pay for my online gaming; it deters hackers from attempting to disrupt the game.  And a good point to you sir!

So, what’s the difference?  What are the advantages to free internet (if you have wireless internet)?  Netflix.  Hulu.  Vudu.  All those other online streaming sites.  Yeah, free to access from the PS3 if you have an account with any online streaming services.  

Also, PS3 now sells season passes for online journeys (with strangers- better than truck stop hitch).  Eh, could be worse.  Online gaming is different than Netflix, etc..

My stretched out point is this: Sony will snuff Microsoft with the new generation of consoles.

Microsoft has lost it’s edge.  Ubisoft, the folks who created Halo, have joined the Sony Republic.  Gears of War… It’s time is almost up.  Think about Resident Evil, and God of War.  God of War I,II,III… Awesome!  God of War: Ascension.  No… And, I’m not sure why that is.  My guess?  God of War outgrew itself.  Kratos felt tired, and old, like Shaq when he played for the Phoenix Suns and Orlando (the most recent bout with Orlando.  He was the man with the Magic back in the day) towards the end.  God of War: Ascension was a mistake.  Story lines can only maintain awesome-ness for so long.

As a whole, Microsoft’s attempts to rouse my interests is gone.  Microsoft, you feel outdated.  I don’t know why that is, but that’s how it feels.

I ended my run with Nintendo back in ’04, ’05.  Silly gamers, Nintendo is for kids, or large families with lots of kids (probably Mormon or Catholic- or just really horny lovers).  If you’re in your twenties and up, I recommend Sony.

It feels sophisticated, mature.  How that’s possible for a gaming console, I can’t say.

Your dog is also guaranteed to love it!

In the Gaming World

Picked up Injustice: Gods Among Us the other day. Plays similar to Mortal Combat. Instead of Scorpion and Sub Zero, gamers will find characters such as The Flash, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Solomon Grundy (such a fun name to say aloud- so many awesome ways to annunciate his arrival).

The graphics are phenomenal. Action sequences are epic. Each character has a super mundo special move (no way? Go figure). The reason for pointing this out is to note the believability for each super move executed by either a hero or a villain. Again, pretty rad. Not cheesy or overdone.

The dialogue exchanged during duels can, at times, come across with a fresh sense of wit and humor. Other times… Eh, at least it’s not Street Fighter cliches bad.

Worth checking out at your local used book stores. Maybe another location that sells used games for a reasonable amount. I’m considering the arcade joystick controller. Hardcore, or just mythical game lore?

In other news, Ubisoft sold themselves out to Sony. Snap!

Because you may not know, Ubisoft is the company that dropped the Halo franchise for Microsofts Xbox/Xbox 360. Some may argue that Halo was the Hail Mary Microsoft desperately needed in the gaming industry at the time. I remember when Xbox first came out. Not much (as far as the games went) was making an impact on me until Halo was released. Halo was about it until Gears of War dropped. By then, Sony had won me over with God of War. Soo, way to go Sony! PS4 may be awesome, or it may stink like Brontosaurus poop.