The hype build up in gaming

It all starts out with the announcement of a game being release. Somewhere some how they will tell you a new game is up in the air, being developed right now as we speak. They hit us with some screenshots or a trailer that shows absolutely nothing to do with game. Leaving it all up to imagination. This is where it all begins.

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With destiny we got the announcement sometime ago last year if I’m not mistaken. They called it many things from MMO RPG shooter. To the next best game that will define gaming because of the people involved with the project. Also we heard that they are dropping 500 million onto this game to get it up in the air and around the world. So expect some commercial in the middle of your Saturday morning cartoons. This game is receiving a lot of attention and most of it is because of us. We all just want the game to drop and we feel that it needs to be now. Everything in your little gaming closet seems to be pointless to play because this is the one game you want to get your hands on.

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Destiny can be one of those games that gets a lot of the hype on a random spree but Call of Duty… This game gets all of the hype and hate all at the same time. My group of friends and I who usually would play out the old COD’s would be apart of the hype and hate group. My first was actual COD that I got to play with my friends was COD4 Modern Warfare. This game was everything for me. From modern guns to tons of fun with my friends and taking out the trash talkers from time to time. Over the time the hype was a bit dried up. We all got excited for the next COD MW2. I didn’t even sleep when the game was to come out the next morning at a mom and pops shop I use to go to for all my gaming needs. Came out a week earlier and the guy told me that it would be out that morning. We also starting getting thrown around with the Treyarch of things like Black Ops series. After sometime maybe around MW3 the game was just the same thing over and over… even with Black Ops 2 it just didn’t seem like something you would get hype for because the time for the series has run for so long its not even worth getting crazy about. They had announced Advanced Warfare and from a group of friends that I had for COD… Now it’s just me and maybe 2 people who say ” Oh… ok i might pre order that just because”

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Some games get away with the hype so hard and I want to say this one was one that put itself on the hype map really hard. It was announced to come out for next gen consoles when they launched. Everyone started to pre order the game and loved the way it looked and had a new concept in a sense. Then something tragic happens. It got severely delayed. Rumors flying for summer maybe june or late may. From the hype we had for the next gen randomness… we got nothing out of it. towards march and april the hype was building up again for a lot of people. Even the day of the launch for Watchdogs I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Hearing people getting their copies 4 days earlier made me all antsy to get this game in my hands so I can play but when I did… I played a good hour of it and went to bed. The moral of my randomness for this hypeness… The hype goes away quick once you get that game. Most games I’ve played over the time tend to have this insane effect of the hype and leave you questioning yourself over how much you just paid for a game. Its rare for a person not to question the 59.99 price tag. At some point I remember with MW2 we didn’t bother because at that time it was a real fun multiplayer experience. Games like Watchdogs or Borderlands 2 and even  GTA 5 has got so much hype factor put into it but left you feeling like it could have been a whole lot better. Especially when some of these games are incomplete it really takes a toll on the hype. IE GTA 5 without heist mode yet its almost been a year since release or EA with Battlefield4 save bugs that killed it for a lot of people to actually play out the story mode. So hopefully these recent delays are to make these games that we really love and have all this hype build up for…actually be worth it. 2015 is looking good guys 🙂

My top 5 most anticipated games

Ok lets be real, This year is the “Year of the Delay” Happens every 37 years…. delays across the board for selected items…. lol idk great way to start eh? But yes this year has been nothing but delay after delay it even started up back when the next gen consoles busted out the box. So this little top 5 will be a top 5 overall and not this year because I have a bad feeling that the current games that already got delayed will be joined by others. So starting out with number 5….

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5. Call of Duty: Advance Warfare:

This is one title no matter how retarded or well so done over and repetitive the series might seem… I will always wind up getting, Why? because overall you can’t sit there and say that call of duty doesn’t have a competitive player base. Especially now with clans building up from Ghost hopefully will carry over in some way shape or form for the new COD… I use to play alot of Counter Strike back in my ghetto pc days and I gotta say COD comes pretty close to the point where the competition is at for quick pace randomness. Storylines are always dry imo of the game but they do have their moments of shear epicness happening.

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4. Evolve:

This one is a big iffy. I love co op gaming its my favorite overall. I love being able to get with a couple of friends and tackling missions or quest together, finishing up campaigns from games like Mercenaries 2 or Halo’s randomness.. Army of 2 was another one. Games of that nature are really excited because its really not about the competition in a sense even though I am very competitive at nature but the whole working together to get something done feels a bit rewarding when you share it with others. This game right here def goes in on that to a crazy extent…. 4 players together to bring a monster down…. they gotta work together and make this work because the monster is actually controlled by an actual player. This indeed will be intriguing to play.

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3. Battlefield: Hardline:

I am a huge fan of the battlefield series and love how they can actually stray away from the common cold called Warfare. Some people honestly get tired of war… reenactments of war… future war…  We have been through it all with the titans BF and COD. This time Battlefield took a turn and is it for the worse or for better? Cops and Robbers… stopping hostage situations and bank heist…. Erm Yea count me it =O

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2. Batman: Arkham Knight

I gotta say the batman games are by far the best superhero games we got at this point. Wolverine almost had one but eh it was iffy. This game really needs much explanation as to why this is on the list… as most of you know I love batman and anything batman. I mean i paid 200 dollars one day for a joker costume and apparently it was a hit at a party in the bronx…  Taking pictures with everyone and people I didn’t know… way to feel like a celeb for one day. Also.. I heard you get to drive the batmobile…

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1. Destiny

This game is huge right now… 500 million in Destiny’s wallet to do what they need to do to become big. Also this is huge on co op in a sense like borderlands was. But this  might prove to be a whole lot better in any case. This game has it all from the CO OP i think up to 4 in a party… to moments when everyone has to come together into one battle and you got i think up to 8 or more… I don’t remember… gotta look up the details… I just kno this game looks like it will be great 🙂

 

The PC Master Race… ooo *trembles*

Well this will be short and sweet

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For a few years now on every other game release I’ve seen the PC Master race is always there to talk the console wars down… Basically stating they trump all.  This one is a battle of the numbers so hear me out… first off lets get this straight. I am a gamer… Love gaming on Playstation… Xbox… and even PC.  If I can game on it… chances are I really like it lol. I’ve been going through numbers recently trying to figure out how PS4 and Xbox One are doing against each other and started to notice something a bit obscene….  Prob someone has already noticed it before and I never heard of it or what have you but yes… PC Numbers are ALWAYS LOW!

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Now more or less I see why I see random sales for pc games here and there. PC isn’t doing to well in the gaming market nowadays with all the randomness that has been going on with consoles… it seems that consoles have really blown pc out of the water and all you can really hear are the people of the pc race still trying to strike fear into console gamers… I really tried to do some number crunching to figure it all out… and from what I got its rare that PC games sell over a million global. Why is it? I don’t know I dont have those answers but I honestly think that gaming is really ment for the consoles nowadays… Heres my stats so far from what I’ve collected and feel free to add on any games you want me to look up to see if PC actually did better… has to be a game that falls under atleast 2 out of the 3 and no… we are not inviting Wii or DS into this mix because gaming on that is a whole different turf imo. Lets focus on the factor …. is PC really the master race? Master race of what? Word and Excel? Home Offices? Work related areas? o.O I recall someone commenting saying how of course PC is the master race because 85% of people in the world own computers… but who really games on em? o.O I can assure you not all are ment for gaming… but then thats just how i see it. Heres my numbers

PC                PS3+4                    Xbox360+One

  •  CODMW2                   .83                   10.35                        13.22
  • Battlefield 3                  2.61                  6.87                        7.14
  • GTAIV                          .81                  10.11                        10.70     <– And they wonder what happen to gta5
  • Mass Effect                  .64                   —–                          2.83
  • ME2                              .36                  1.34                          3.03
  • ME3                              .89                   1.25                         2.88
  • Wolfenstein TNO          .11                       .33                         .19
  • COD Ghost                   .55                   10.2                       10.43
  • Battlefield 4                   .93                   4.54                        4.2
  • Titanfall                          .26                  ——                       2.57

 

These are some of the ones i managed to snag up some numbers so if you have any games to add onto the mix lemme know and I will try to sort that out… i tried to look up some old games and even compare them with the new games that have high numbers and set some marks in sales….  knowing that COD usually takes charge in these things but then we always knew that fps are better on pc… but it doesn’t seem to be… by looking at these numbers… so yea… little food for thought… I think Consoles are doing great at what they are ment to do… PC Master Race? I don’t think so… Your just a PC… 🙂

Also apologize if the numbers are not aligned right .. =x tried to fix it and it failed oh well =x

Wolfenstein The New Order First Impressions

I wanted to write up something about this game before i went to bed tonight because this game proved to be that interesting. So here we go…

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The beginning of the game was a bit bumpy because it honestly felt so basic. Which is good and bad at the same time. I was afraid that the story wouldn’t be interesting also being that I know nothing of the actual series.. A little history lesson for you guys about Wolfenstein:

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“Castle Wolfenstein is a 2D adventure game released in 1981 for the Apple II, written by Silas Warner. One of the pioneers of the stealth game genre, it is a game of avoiding detection and managing limited resources while trying to escape from a Nazi stronghold. Combat was allowed, but bullets were precious, and non-violent options were often safer, such as pulling a gun on a guard and frisking him while his hands were raised. A sequel, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, was published in 1984.[1]

Wolfenstein 3D, released in 1992, is a re-imagining of the Castle Wolfenstein scenario in first person with an emphasis on direct combat. Stealth and non-violent options are not present. Silas Warner, the designer of the original Apple II games, was not involved in the development. Wolfenstein 3D is important for popularizing the first person shooter and inventing many of the tropes that became standard in the genre.”  SOURCE :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenstein_%28series%29

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So basically I find myself in a game fighting Nazi’s and heres the twist…. in this version of everything the nazi’s own the world at this point… crazy huh? the story even gets a bit crazy with how things progress from the battlefield and then your being helped out by an old lady and man… as far as the story goes its actually interesting and keeping me in my seat but I wouldn’t want to spoil it for my audience. The game play is pretty decent but at the same time its basic fps randomness… I notice that you get perks along the line and it helps out on the go. The enemies are somewhat basic at first when you get your regular foot soldiers running around trying to shoot at you.. sometimes they seem spaced out trying to find cover to get to you. Maybe in a higher difficulty it would actually be a bit challenging lol I faced off against a robot that which was crazy at first. Then later 2 huge robots… lol I really can’t wait to see what else they throw at me.

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So overall the story is pretty good… the shooting is on point yet feels like a basic shooter. At times you can go around stealth or guns blazing coming out with the same basic result for that area. The guns for the most part feel great. Handguns look odd imo especially with the silencer attachment. Graphically the game looks nice and gets gory here and there. Heads blown off and robot dogs being stabbed to death are some of the randomness you will be going through. Also with in the first chapter you make a huge decision that might have some effect on the game… apparently the game separates into two timelines… depending what you do.  Wondering if I will have to play the game twice.. 2 endings? We shall see….

 

Battlefield Sniping… loving it

COD vs Battlefield

Hello to all 🙂

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So the argument has always been… WHICH IS BETTER!? Well before people start flipping around upset and enraged about how one game is better than the other… Remember this is an opinion post. No game is technically better than the other for imo they are two different types of games when you really look at it. Yes they are FPS. Yes they got guns and knives and the occasional  grenade but these two games are pretty different in the end game.

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COD is a real good game guys, Don’t get me wrong lol I love COD and the people that i’ve played with through matches and randomness its all been great. I’ve had crazy memories when we played hardcore and I through a grenade into a room full of what I thought was enemies but i found out 4 of my teammates were in that room. All dead..lol but down to the game of it all… COD is really a simple game when you put it together. If I grabbed 4 of my friends who can pick up a controller and pretty much said… Hold down left side of a map… in a regular team deathmatch would go 75-20 lol The game was too simple at times. It reminds me of football or basketball. Very simple to the rules and play of everything. COD even started to get like NBA 2k10-14 after some time. Just with different titles and different companies but managed to play the same exact way after some time.

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Now Call of Duty World at War was imo innovative to the series. Two reason… legs blown off at the site of a bouncing better… and tanks. For the first time this FPS that was to show you war… almost felt like a war bringing tanks into the mix… having to hide around and tread careful from tanks sites to take them out on foot or via another tank. Between MW2 and World at War those two are def my favorites of the series.

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Now Battlefield I’ve been doing for some time now. I’ve played your regular battlefields and even the Bad Companies. Even 2142 Battlefield was addicting in a mech. Battlefield plays a whole lot differently than COD. COD gives you the whole run and gun with a sniper rifle and scope… while you can actually be somewhat of a sniper in BF. Being able to hop onto a tower and snipe someone with out them even seeing you is pretty epic imo. Especially when you can kill 4 people in a row and leave them all in confusion.

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Battlefield also had a huge plus with the factor of destructive environments. Setting up C4 in and out of a building and then running out to have it collapse on a friendly player was practically amusing. Another factor that we got going for Battlefield was the vehicles.  From helicopters to tanks to even boats and jets. I even think at one point I had a motorcycle lol. The game is also played different in the factor where its long term commitment in the overall battle. You can’t just put in 30-5 and your team is the winner in the middle of a Conquest. You actually have to get people who can work together especially in squads. Its not like COD where I can just pick up the controller and go all out on my own and get that win. I can be the best player in Battlefield but if my team is garbage… we are def going to lose out.

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Something I really like about Battlefield over COD was the experience factor. Anything can really happen in Battlefield over COD. COD from time to time you can go on killing sprees and it would get crazy. But in Battlefield the experiences imo are more genuine. I have a friend who would play recon with me on the huge maps for the mode called Rush ( i think thats the name lol) Jimmymac and I was on top of a mountain side sniping random people here and there. Sounds boring hmm? Well at one point a helicopter appeared over the location we were trying to defend. Heard 2 shots… one dinked the helicopter and the other took out the pilot. My friend just shot the pilot out of the helicopter causing it to crash. I was in shock. The way he pulled that off on accident was insane. When they introduce counter knifing things just got better. Your about to be stabbed and you can stab back?  Def an epic experience. Other experiences I’ve had  could be from when i had to take out a tank with nothing but C4 but the guy hopped out and i took his tank … taking out another tank and the guy who was in it.

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Overall I choose Battlefield if it was a choice against COD. I love COD and best believe I will be buying each one of them as time flies because imo its a great game and i’ve had some good experiences with that game but I love Battlefield even more. From tanks, to good ol sniping its a great game and also with Battlefield Hardline coming out… this will def change the whole perspective with these 2 shooters… derailing from the war combat randomness to some actual cops and robbers… I will be pre ordering this one soon…. both actually lol

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Watchdogs Full on review (Single Player)

Hello everyone! here to talk about the Watchdogs Single Player review because for some reason I can’t do much on connecting to the online portion of things, something about NAT settings… I will fix that later lol.

So I will break this review into a few parts to get my point across. Scoring from 1-5, 5 being Epic 1 Being Horrible.

  1. Gameplay
  2. Story
  3. Presentation
  4. Randomness (Yes… Randomness)

Gameplay: 4

The gameplay is pretty decent… doesn’t feel crazy really. Almost familiar with games like Gears of War and Splinter Cell imo as far as the shooting mechanics of this game goes. Weapon wise you get a pretty decent arsenal of randomness to carry with you at all times cept for a random mission where the cliche “YOU LOSE EVERYTHING” and have to play the game naked happens lol. The driving in this game is somewhat close to Grid if you played that for a bit, the rough driving randomness that you really got to get use to in time. Before I knew it, I was able to drive around with fewer crashes then usual. The skill set they give you basically reminds me of the skilltree element in RPGS. Some of them can be game changing in a sense of how you play like the hacking skill tree set. Others help out with guns and battery life for your phone skills that you can pull off on the go.

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Story:3

The story is pretty decent but it’s not no FF7 imo. FF7 was pretty serious with the plot to a point to make you feel for a character. This game didn’t really deliver it much even towards a certain point in the story… You kinda felt bland about the characters from time to time. The way the story goes through in the acts is a bit confusing at first because all the people who are involved in the whole situation and leaves you questioning if your really doing the right thing as the character… The ending for it… you might be a bit disappointed but leave your opinion here on the comments lol.

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Presentation:4

The game itself presents itself in an interesting way. The title you only really hear once through out the game but the character Aiden Pierce is pretty much your Batman/Dexter mix according to one of the reviews that I read. Which is basically 100% true lol. From the gadgets you use to the things you can pull off… even with the way kills go through. The game did pretty decent on delivery. The city is pretty decently sized and the graphics for this game look nice. I questioned the way the detail on some of the character faces looked but then again I was on PS4 doing my randomness. The clothing that our Vigilante had… Aiden Pierce was pretty epic imo also you can change it up at the clothing shop for different colors and somewhat different looks. Over all the game looked pretty good.

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Randomness:5

One thing I love about gaming is the randomness it delivers… from time to time you really have to dive into a game in order to figure out what is really crazy. Ok you got your shooting and driving like a wild crazy racer… It’s all good but I will tell you imo what was absolutely random… THE HACKING! The hacking tool was pretty amazing and in all honesty a huge twist to games out there. To be able to control the majority of electronics and taking out cops or fixers with roadblocks or spikes… confusing traffics for take downs. It was all amazing. The thing that got me speechless was the way at random… a player from any where in the nation or world… (dont know how far this goes) can actually jump into your game (yes an actual human being playing Watchdogs) and hack your phone. Its weird how it happens but in purple letters and randomness it pretty much says your being invaded. You have a certain amount of time to actually find this player and take him or her out. Thing is you have to use your profiling skill with your phone to find this person. Once you do you actually have to kill them if not they can escape and still manage to semi win. Assuming a full win would be actually hacking the other player. To me this was absolutely random because while your strolling about trying to grab bank accounts from NPCS you can get a bounty on your head and a player can now join your game at random to claim it. So be careful players… its crazy on watchdogs even in singleplayer. Also they have a mode where a player has “digital trips” Which leads to you being in a spider tank… try that out… I had too much fun with that mode…

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Conclusion: Pretty Decent aka 4

If your wondering “Should I get this game now?” I say yes… Its pretty decent and a solid game at that. The online portion of it I can’t really speak of but then again actual players can invade your game and hack you. So if your into the randomness and action of a decent shooter done well. This might be the game for you. A friend of mine was wondering about the Co-Op randomness of this. Well I havent seen anything solid about co-op playing. Pretty sure they do not have co op campaign. But you can race each other online and free roam randomness.. If you want the game to play with others this is def not the game you want… Invest in Destiny or keep to COD and Battlefield. Maybe even Killzone Shadow Fall with the new horde mode might have some pull.

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June line up for Playstation Plus!

Loving this gun atm…

Had to upload something in the time being as I go through the game. So far so good soon I will have a full review.

Watchdogs First Impressions

So last night they had a little midnight release party at the local gamestop. They ordered pizza and got some soda, along with a large tv to play some watchdogs while we waited til midnight.

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I got my game and raced right back home. Aside from the fact that it felt like I had atleast 5 codes (really like 3) including the season pass to put towards my psn account the installation was fast and I think when your ingame its still. The introduction was a bit confusing but basically got right down to the point to set the mood for the story itself. When you get into the game your greeted with a few family mechanics of gaming such as picking up items and running around with crouching to stay hidden from your enemies. It was when I had to go camera jumping in this hacking mode that got me all “woah”

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So far everything played good with that beginning part with out a problem. I’m not a fan of playing by stealth rules but for some reason it was pretty doable in this game. When it actually came down to the driving, It doesn’t feel right in the beginning. I guess after playing alot of the gta and driving in that game you get use to a certain way of hopping into a car and peeling out. I won’t judge just yet on the driving because they do have more vehicles later on in the game including one you can unlock via Ubisoft – Uplay with units I think the currency is called. Units are earned through progression of most ubisoft games.

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Overall the game has been pretty good so far for the time i got in… the only thing that really felt challenging off the bat with the game was the cop mechanics. These guys don’t play and its not GTA when it comes to cops. They will try all the old tricks including some new. I had a mission, in which I had to grab a car that was wanted. The cops were then alerted and started the chase… I thought pssh cops? I got this. I drive real fast into one direction and saw the message escape successful. I thought it was easy. Then I hear a radio voice about the CstOs? I think that’s the correct spelling for it lol. This message triggered yellow spots on my map and they would grow near my location.  Then I figured it out, this is the second phase for finding the badguy. If your caught waiting in that yellow spot and that percentage fills up , the cops will be back on you like white on rice with a helicopter. So you have to keep running and dipping and dodging… Wonder if they have an easier way to deal with that situation lol.

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This concludes my randomness….and a mini review of what is watchdogs. I will have more of a review later on during the week hopefully 🙂 stay tune!

 

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