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The Loyalty Bus

Is it just me or did this past generation really define some console alegences? When I was growing up I was all about Nintendo. Mario was my mascot. I had a NES and SNES then N64. SMB3 and then Mario world, and after that Mario 64. Final Fantasy is what must have made me jump ship because I bought a Playstation and instantly owned Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 8 and borrowed a copy of Final Fantasy Tactics. I bought a Playstation 2 the day of release knowing that Final Fantasy 10 was going to be on it and the future of the series seemed to be going with Sony. I did have a Gamecube but only for a short period. I mostly want Super Smash, but when I stopped playing it I pawned the system to a friend. Then the Halo converter game out. The original Xbox was called the Halo converter around work because most people that had one only owned Halo Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Besides those two games I remember playing Fable and renting a few other ones, but I don't think I owned anything but…

I'm a star!

I'm on the internet! Sort of sounds redundant, but I am a born again fan of Rooster Teeth, and I some how got into one of their videos. Check it out here if you want RT Life. Gus was trying to scare some folks at Pax East and I was one of his victims. I believe I'm the second one he tried to get the jump on. He wasn't hiding very well so I wasn't really scared, and he also had a giant smile on his face after the 'rawer'. I should have tried to buy a shirt with his face on it. Actually the first group that goes by a guy has the shirt on. I heard they sold out of most sizes though, so I probably couldn't get one. Well just more fond memories from Pax East. Besides that I have just been obsessed with the Diablo 3 beta. It's pretty much over at this point for the public, but I was able to run through once with a wizard and again with a monk. Both classes were quite fun. My buddy played through with a demon hunter and barbarian so I kinda got to see what the…

Diablo News Tip

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So excited to hear that Diablo 3 is getting a public beta this weekend. From 3pm EST Friday til 1Pm EST Monday anyone with a Battle.net account can play Diablo 3. I'm assuming this is all the content that current beta testers are open to, which means up til the skeleton king (the first hour or two of them game). I could not be more excited. I applied to test the game months and months ago to no avail of getting access. I have paid in full my copy of the game and now it's just time until the game launches. The goal of this weekend is to stress test the game so I encourage you join in if your interested. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4963739/Diablo%C2%AE_III_Open_Beta_Weekend-4_19_2012#blog
You can install it early if your seeing this before 3pm, I'm just waiting for the next few hours to pass.

Why do I keep downloading games!?!

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My flavor of the week is now Fez. I know that all I keep talking about is downloadable games, but I can't stop, it's an addiction. I just had to buy Fez today. After eagerly downloading the trial last Friday when the game released on XBLA, I enjoyed the half hour or so I fit in to play it. After waking up today and not knowing my gaming mood I decided to try and finish the Fez trial. I have been hearing rave remarks about it all week and I was really not in the mood for anything else that I'm currently playing. After getting past the beginning of the trial a prompt came up and said, If you were cool and had paid for this game you would be getting an achievement right now. Alright so I paraphrased, but as many demos do they stop and ask you to pay for what they worked so hard to make. I decided to go for it and throw down the 10 bucks. If anything I'm supporting indie games on a platform I love (sorry PSN). I proceeded to play Fez for the rest of the morning. And here I…

BattleBlock Theater

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I cannot express how excited I am for BattleBlock Theater. I go around always claiming my excitement for the game and all I get back is blank stares and comments like 'what the fuck is that'. The easy answer is, you know those guys who made Castle Crashers? Their next game. Then the ahh happens when the person in front of me knows slightly what I'm talking about. They only know slightly what I'm talking about because Castle Crashers is the biggest downloadable game of the recent generation. They still don't know what BattleBlock Theater is. So I am here to bring to the masses BattleBlock Theater.


So as I stated, BattleBlock Theater is the newest game being developed by The Behemoth, creators of Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers. It's a multiplayer platformer, and from what I have played of it, it's going to be amazing. The game has been in production for many years and was supposed to release in 2010

"Game 3" as it was called for the longest time…

Double Fine is...

Double Fine may well be my favorite game developer. I have never given it a lot of thought, always been a squaresoft guy and enjoyed a good mario game. But when it comes to the past few days, I have been loving Double Fine. Ok well maybe longer than the past few days. I first heard of them when Costume Quest came out. All I had to hear was tricker treating RPG. I read about it in Game Informer and they stated that the developer was working on four downloadable games, Costume Quest being the first. After buying Costume Quest on day one and loving it I could not wait to see what was next. The next hook was playing as a Russian nestling doll who could pop into other dolls and gain their powers to manipulate the world. The game was Stacking and I was not as curious about this one as I was Costume Quest. The art style and music were up my alley but I ended up just doing a trial of the game and waiting to buy it. I must have had a lot on my plate at the time, I know the 3DS game out the nex…

Season 2... I guess

I'm so bad at keeping a blog. Its just my personality. But here is my second chance. I'm going to keep trying. I got to a point where I had not created anything but had ideas and then as time went on those ideas seemed like they needed to be bigger and bigger because I had been gone for so long. I realized that I just need to write. Sit down and write. So now it comes down to writing my first piece. let's call this season 2. So what I wanted to write about was who I am. "season 1" was mostly posted on Facebook and only to people that knew me. I'm still trying to find a place on the Internet but for now blogger is going to be home. Season two I'm ready to see the world. so please if you like what I'm saying pass it in. Share it. Post it. Do the whole gambit. If you hate what I'm saying tell me. One thing I hope to achieve is a great dialog on great topics. If I spell like a middle schooler and you hate me for that then either my spell check is brok…

Top Ten Gaming Moments - 1

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Everybody always asks me what my favorite game it and it’s hard to come up with an answer. In my mind I have limited it to two games. One being Secret of Mana for the SNES. This game blew me away when I was a kid, and is one of the reasons I love the 16 bit era games. Now this game starts off simple enough, your a kid from a small village soon to start off on a grand adventure. But my favorite moment in the whole game is at the beginning. After falling off a log overlooking a waterfall, you must make your way back to your village. You quickly learn that the path way is blocked by bushes. In a rushed decision to find a way home you pull a sword from a stone to hack away the bushes. But in this King Arthur esk moment you unleash all of its protective services and allow monsters to start attacking the world. I love this moment because it has so much meaning. Pulling the sword from the stone not only unleashes monsters but it gives you the means of destroying evil that has been building …

PAX East

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This is going to seem a bit interjected but I just had to stay current and speak in the now. I just went to PAX East and if I wrote this a week down the line it's going to be old news. If you call your self a gamer and have the chance to go to Pax, be it Prime (west coast) or East, Go! It's such a great experience. There are so many reasons to go. If you wanna break into the industry it's a great networking opportunity. If you wanna play some great blockbusters early you can. If you wanna find some sweet indie games you might have missed you will find them there. If you wanna meet some of your favorite video game industry personalities, like Gus Sorola from Rooster Teeth (which I did!), they are there. All in all its a great experience and you owe it to your self to take the plunge. My only bummer was I didn't go for the whole weekend and only one day. The first Pax East I went for the whole weekend and it was the best 55 bucks I have ever spent.

Some highlights for me…

Top Ten Gaming Moments - 2

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I have played a lot of games in my life, but I was never a hardcore gamer until I got a job at Gamestop. Working there opened my eyes to a whole new world of games. One of the first things it opened me up to was World of Warcraft. Now Wow launched in November 2004and was kinda popular. So popular in fact that they stopped shipping the game because they could not handle the continuous influx of new members. After they bulked up their servers they started shipping the game again, but right when they stopped shipping the game is when I wanted to play it. It must have been that February because I remember starting to play in February. But since we were not getting the game in stores I found my self on Ebay bidding for one. I thought hey 70 bucks aint bad if its gonna get me on the game a few weeks or a month earlier. So I bought it and waited for it to ship. Went into work the next day and what did I see on the self but new copies of WoW, damn it. Well what are ya gonna do. I eagerly wai…

Top Ten Gaming Moments - 3

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Besides Super Mario Bros, I have to attribute my fondness for video games to Final Fantasy 6. It was the first RPG I played and it got me hooked. The good story goes that my best friend and I rented the game from generic movie store for a week while we were on vacation during the summer. I don’t think we returned the game to the store for well over a year. We went to the store and asked if we could buy the game. They refused, claiming that it was their best rented SNES game (Ya because we had it rented for a year straight). Also for a little context this was when the N64 was out and gaining steam, SNES was pretty much done at this point. Long story short we bought the game for 40 bucks and they waived all of our late fees. I still have the cartridge in my closet. Any who that had nothing to do with game play. There are tons of great moments in this game. The Ultros battles, when you first meet Gau, Setzer and his airship. But the moment that sticks with me is the epic battles in the …

Top Ten Gaming Moments - 4

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Borderlands was one of the best experiences in recent past for video games for me. Not only was the game amazing and one of my favorites for the current gen consoles, but the way I was introduced to it was amazing as well. Most of the time I obsess over a game and read all about it before it comes out. My expectations are so high that it is doomed to fail right out of the gate, like when a friend keeps raving about a new movie and you put it up on a pedestal. But for Borderlands that didn’t happen to me. A day before it came out a friend told me about it and asked if I wanted to go in on a Steam 4 pack. I passed on the deal, but ended up playing it on the Xbox the day it came out. I was instantly immersed in the game even though the beginning of the game is pretty boring. The art style was cool, the setting was post-apocalyptic, the writing was funny, But then after finishing the first major story arc I realized I loved this game. The end of the first story arc, culminating in the fir…