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Day 1 – Woke up today in the middle of a field. No idea where I was, how I got there; hell I was struggling to remember my name. First thing i see is a burnt out car with what looks like someone leaning against it.
Maybe they will know what the fuck is going on.
As I get closer, the smell of death hits me, the blood splatter on once was a luxury over priced gold car, maybe a Lexus; can be seen. Holy shit, this bloke looks like he has been ripped in half.
What the fuck is going on? And why is it when I see the guys innards on the road that I realise, I’m starving.
Search the car, see if the sorry fella has any food. He certainly wont be needing it.
Damn, not much there but a can of Spam? That shit still exists? Anyway there is a backpack on the back seat. Time to load up and work out where the hell am I.
Gagging, I search the fella for some keys on the slim hope the car may still run. Nothing, some scrap metal (everyone carries that right?) some more Spam (must have been a Spam Rep or something) but no keys. Looking around I see a few more bags on the road. Maybe the guy tried throwing Spam at what ever got him. Anyway no keys but did find some 9mm ammo. Who was this guy and why was he packing? And where is the gun?
I was too busy looting the blokes stuff to notice the sound of shuffling of feet and moaning. Well not until it was almost on top of me.
Looking up and almost scaring the shit out of me, I come face to face with some weird naughty looking nurse. Maybe my day is about to get better.
“Miss you ok?” She was so pale looking, lipstick messed up, dirt all over her uniform…..and her eyes….dead looking eyes. Holy shit, that isn’t messed up lippie. This nurse is covered in blood and getting far too close.
Backing up I start to get some distance between me and what ever this nurse is. She keeps coming. Slowly, dragging her feet, ignoring the broken glass, the rubbish and through the innards of my man leaning on the car.
This is some messed up shit right here. Fuck this, I’m outta here.
At to which point as I turn to run, I see more figures in the trees around me. Three of them, coming my direction. I’m not staying to find out if they are friendly.
I high tail it through the woods. Whatever these things are, they are not quick and I soon lose them.
Fuck I’m hungry.
Stopping for a breather, I now have the chance to get some Spam on. Fucking ring pull is broken.
Time to go native and find a rock.
After smashing my thumb twice, I dine on the meat of some mythological creature that is Spam. Hmm that rock hurt almost as much as the Spam.
If these, can I really say it, zombie-like things come around again, I may need more than my running ability and a can of spam.
Looking around, I have my rock, some sticks and no clue. What would MacGyver do? Fucked if I know, I’m not that old. So what would Sam from SG-1 do? So I put my best crappy accent on, act all high and mighty and …..hmm if I have something to tie the rock to the stick, I would have an axe.
Thank you Sam Carter.
Now lets find some civilization and get some answers.
Walking for few hours , I think northish I can see some buildings finally. Good timing too, sun is setting and I don’t want to be stuck in the woods at night.
I get to the first building and hear some movement inside. Thank Christ, people!
“Hello?”
Before I can take another step, I’m grabbed around the mouth and dragged down. Looking up to see the face of a, maybe early twenties, girl. Staring at me she whispers “what the fuck are you doing. Are you looking to die?”
Inside I can hear the movement has become a little more frantic.
The lass starts moving me away from the building but making sure we stay down low.
This girl never tells me her name but she does tell me inside that building are things that want to rip out my spleen for tea.
“What is going on?” I ask.
She looks at me in some weird way, not sure if its disbelief or she is weighing me up to kill. I notice the pick axe in her hand.
Not now, she says. She tells me, if i want to survive tonight, we need to get in that house.
She almost laughed at me when I ask can we just knock and ask to come in. She explained more of my dead nurse friends are in there and they will hunt me down and kill me and better yet, eat me.
What the hell?
She’ll explain more but first we need to clear out that house and get to the roof before the sun has gone. Night time is bad apparently.

So here I am, armed with some shitty hand made stone axe, with a girl who is clearly mad but is carrying a pickaxe so who am I going to argue. We are about to go into hell-knows what to ‘clear out the house’. I am shit scared, I have no idea what is behind that door.
She asks if I’m ready, I think I nodded because next thing I know, the door is open and some crazy half naked man is running at me! Running! Since when do they run?
I froze but just before I was a meal for nude guy, the girl’s pick axe finds home, spraying blood all over me from nude guy’s head.
This girl is hardcore and I think I have soiled myself.
I recall her telling me to get my shit together as she charges inside. Not sure what surprised me more, that fact that I actually followed or that I actually survived.
There were 3 more of those things inside, one look like he had been jogging all day, another freaking looking cheerleader and of course, my kill; the legless one. This one was slow enough for me to grow some balls and put my shitty axe through its head.
Before I had truly realised what I had just done, this girl was ripping every cupboard open, searching for anything and everything. Looking at me it was clear I should pull my shit together and start helping.
Upstairs looked like a nice apartment, comfy lounges, TV, nice lamps, a curtain up to separate the bedroom and a ladder. Wait, what? A ladder?
The roof she said.
Before I could go up, and as if I wanted too, this girl’s axe starts smashing up the furniture. For torches she said, without light, you die she says.
After placing torches at the base of the ladder, we go. Her first of course and because I’m a gentleman and not because I’m still freaking out.
Roof was clear and she tells me we will stay here tonight. Just in time as night has fallen. She starts throwing down some bedding, a single sleeping bag and she tells me not to get any ideas.
“So what the hell is going on?”
She stops mid way opening a labelless can of who-knows-what. She stares at me, again I feel I am being sized up.
Before she can say anything, a huge crash from downstairs is heard.
She curses, looks at me and tells me if we don’t kill whatever that is, they’ll destroy the whole frigging building. Down we go. Into hell.
It seems these things have gotten in through the front door. And there is a shit load of them and they are quick.
She pulls out a shotgun, no idea where she was hiding that. She screams at me to get back upstairs and do not move until daylight. I run, I don’t care if people think I’m a coward, I was scared shitless so I ran.
On the roof I can here shotgun blasts, inhuman screams, destruction and then…..nothing.
Too terrified to move, I wait for the dawn.

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STill unsure of what I thought of Warhammer: Dawn of War II compared to the brilliance of DoW 1, I am still excited for the expansion and the introduction of the Chaos army.
And now we can get a preview of what to expect with Chaos’ foot troops.
The cultists are back (called Heretics now) so you still have your cannon fodder, which is good. The chaos warriors now have upgrades that choose which Chaos God they follow. This sounds great!….What? They have done what? Only 2 gods to choose from? WTF?
That’s right, you can only choose from Khorne and Tzeentch. No Nurgle, no Slanesh. Khorne gives you lpasma pisyols and chainswords, Tzeentch give you Inferno bolters. Where are the plague marines? what about the noisebearers?
Hmm. we shall see.

Here are the details so far……

Wet…..a musical?

Posted: August 2, 2009 in Gaming
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gamingbutton A new 3rd person shooter that is due for release this September is a game called Wet which doesn’t look to bad. It is very Kill Bill styled with swords, guns and lots of blood.
Here is the E3 trailer


Looks fun right? So I was very intrigued when I saw this trailer for the game:
Shot at Love

gamingbuttonBack in 1987, Games Workshop released the board game of Blood Bowl. Based on American Football, the blood letting game was huge for us back then and when news hit that a 2009 PC (and XB360) version was to be released, I was most excited.

So much so that I couldn’t wait for the October hard copy release in Australia and even the September Steam release wouldn’t keep me calm.

I went and paid money and bought it direct from the Blood Bowl website.

So what do I think of it? Glad you asked.

The gameplay has a couple of options. You can play the original boardgame rules or play the Living Rulebook rules which has all the extra injuries and skills etc. You also get to play real time or turn based.

For me, it was about replicating the boardgame so I play the Blitz rules (Living Rulebook) and turn based.

And it is fun. The flashbacks are there to the old days of the frustration of Skaven running past you to score and the joy when they meet your minotaur who scraps them of his feet. The ‘please please make this pass” tension as you throw the hail mary in the final turn to steal a win…It is fun very very fun. BUT!

Yes there are a couple of buts with this game.

The load times before and after a game are a joke. If you play a 24 team competition, be prepared to be able to bake a cake as you wait for the PC to compile the AI matches.

The controls are fine but could have had a bit of refining down but this is only slight once you are aware of them.

Multiplayer! The big reason for wanting to get my hands on the game. A nightmare to set up a match between yourself and a mate. Very slow search engine to locate the game, crashes when trying to import the other players team and vice versa. Saying that, they have released a new patch to address this but I have not tried before this review.

Graphically. Are pretty good. A very nice amount of blood flies and you can zoom right in to see the pain. It is nothing outstanding but for an essential sporting game, it looks good.

Sound. You can tire of the commentators after a few games, the sounds of the hits are satisfying and the crowd going wild and louder as you approach the touchdown line makes for a very exciting match.

Post Match/Pre Match. The management of your team before and after the match was one area I was looking forward to. I was not disappointed. You can train a player before the game to get a boost for one match, you can buy sports performance enhancing potions, you can bribe the ref you can even bribe the other teams players. After the match you add up your Star Player points and level up your player to give them extra skills in Strength, Agility, General and even a mutation or two. One of my favourite players in my Tides of Chaos team is the Chaos Warrior with Tentacles and a Prehensile Tail, try running pass that bastard you skaven skum.

Look overall I have been playing this game pretty much non stop since last Monday (20th). I thoroughly enjoy it enough to over look its shortcomings but if you were not a Blood Bowl gamer of old, you may have trouble getting in to it.

It would have been a bigger success if the price was around the $40-50 mark instead of the $60-70.
After several games vs some mates, I need to adjust just how fun this games is and add at least an extra fish

For Blood Bowl Fans: fishratefishratefishratefishratefishratefishratefishratefishrate

For new to blood bowl: fishratefishratefishratefishratefishratefishrate

gamingbuttonYes I know Dawn of War II has been out for a while but look, there is something exciting on Steam.

‘There is Only War,’ The massive update for Dawn of War II will first be available as an open Beta to all owners of Dawn of War II. Players can now participate in the Beta through their Steam client.

See, exciting isn’t it?
I am opening my steam account as we speak to get on board this beta and can’t wait to give it a whirl.
Yes I know many fans of Dawn of War 1 do not enjoy the sequel as much but I do. I also pretend it is not a sequel and in fact a new W40K game that just happens to share the title to the classic DoW.

Any way, get on the beta and enjoy. Read release notes……wait for it……..wait for it………here.

Thanks to Terra for pointing this out to me.

gamingbuttonGameTrailers has just released their wrap of the best E3 trailers for 09. Check em out…

Best Trailer – this surprised me
Best 3rd Person Shooter – since when does a platform game like Ratchet & Clank become categorized as a 3rd Person Shooter?
Best RPG
Best Online
Best Action – Dante’s Inferno? Was that Dragon’s Lair updated to look freaking awesome?
of course they also have
Most Disappointing
Most Embarrassing
You get the idea…there are more so go to Game Trailer to have a gander.