May try to get some DayZ in as last night was a bit crazy with a bit of god natured pvp happening on the GU server. I got 2 kills and didn't die, which was nice. Other than that probably some FIFA and some Dark Souls (Get it on PC McNandy as I need all the help I can get). God that game is harsh.
The Walking Dead for me. I've never actually cried due to the ending of a game before but that one had me bawling like a baby. The mood of it and the story were amazing.
A close second for me would be Spec Ops: The Line. Mainly for the total head-f*** of an ending.
Neither game was a masterpiece of gameplay but the way they both wove their story really upped the level at which games have to include a good story.
I doubt I'll get near enough to the computer or consoles to play very much this week. Will try to get on for some Dayz/Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result (The definition of insanity) later. Will probably play some FIFA once the kids are in bed or, if I can get past Jenson's really bad impression of Clint Eastwood, a bit more Deus Ex Human Revolution.
Max Payne for that price is a no brainer JJ. Get it! I saw lots of things I'd want to buy but with xmas coming up, 3 kids, 2 knackered cars, a knackered fridge freezer and a knackered washing machine I have not a pot to piss in right now. There is a game buying freeze on in my life at the moment.
I like a God-game myself and Populous was amazing. He is a mentalist spin-doctor these days it seems.. see this cube.. hit it with things.. reveal pictures of user's cocks and you may be the one to reveal the amazing thing inside the cube... a picture of Pete Molyneux wanking over all your crushed dreams.
Game Room eh... Wish I had one of them. What I have is a desk in the corner of the front room for my PC stuff which is covered in empty beer cans, maps of chernarus, junk mail I opened but haven't thrown away and empty tobacco packets. Oh and an overflowing ashtray. I also think there's a lot of random dust and fluff as well as a couple of weeks old mug with some mouldy coffee in it.
Is there going to be a 'Game-Corner-of-the-front-room-that-the-missus-begrudgingly-let-you-have-and-continually-moans-about-how-messy-it-is' tag for my images?
Happy Birthday xbox live! Thank you for teaching my lads that shouting into a microphone is the only way to communicate with your mates. But also thank you for the hours they've spent on you playing games with said mates and not having them round my house clogging up my living room talking shite to each other in their irritating, squeaky voices in person. For that I am eternally greatful.
Story for me most of the time but also to help quieten my brain a bit and get some peace and quiet. I tend to play through the story and then never return to a game. Maybe that means I am missing out on some other aspects of a game but if the story is good then it carries me along. Usually to a disappointing conclusion. Like a Stephen King novel really... everything ends up being a giant-spider/demon hybrid.
When I was 18 and on the dole I played Civilisation on the Amiga for 19 hours straight. Mainly because I had a cracked copy and you couldn't save your game so if I turned the Amiga off I lost my progress but I'd also caned a lot of speed that week so sleep wasn't an option.
I will be playing DayZ on GU's very own server LU275 which now is on the Vilayer private hive. This gives us more control over who gets onto the server and also better security against hackers and script kiddies. Apart from that I got my lad Pokemon Black 2 and my daughter a replacement copy of Mario Party 8 so I will probably dip into those two a bit as well as continuing my fruitless quest to get the FIFA 13 community to understand that they don't all need to rush forward and leave me doing defending on my own in 11 vs 11 online matches.
when you set up your user on both Steam/Origin you set your age so it may well be open to abuse by kids as much as any other set up that involves you stating your age but not actually proving it. I don't know. I have to scroll so much to find my year of birth these days I've got RSI from it but I would assume that my age is verified on the back of my credit card/PayPal details. My assumption is that they must have these things in place or they are breaking the law. Having said that my kids play games on my steam and origin accounts (Football Manager/FIFA etc) so they can access any games I have installed on there. The thing is that I have the password to them and they don't. So I can control what they are playing.
I'd love to see a 4 year old play Battlefield......They'd still be better than me but I can imagine it all being a bit too much for them and they'd go back to Hello Kitty Adventures pretty quick.
EA also pull the classic "Standard Digital Edition - OUT OF STOCK" trick when they have a more expensive Digital Deluxe Edition to flog. I love how they can have a digital download and make it out of stock.
On this however The cost of producing all the disks needed for 17 command and conquer titles to be shipped as a physical product would be prohibitive. The EA-esque cock-up is not just selling it as a digital product and leaving it at that. Its a bit of a cynical move to allow people to buy a box that I am sure they could easily make themselves from a 1/1 scale scan of one someone owns if they really want it.
The speed at which Origin downloads would make this a nightmare purchase anyway. 17 C & C titles..... That could take months.
I managed to get on over my bank by further extending my bulging overdraft to buy F1 2012 on Steam. I would say up yours HSBC but they will cane me with charges so they win in the end. Would have bought Borderlands 2 as well but at that point HSBC woke up and declined the payment. So I will be playing F1 2012...and I don't even really like F1 but I do like driving games and its a very good one. Also looking forward to Colonial Marines just so I can do my Hudson impression "Game over maaannn, game ooover".
I've been burning red ants with lighter fluid in my front garden in between sitting in a chair watching the missus doing the gardening and surveying my hood, one hand down my jeans and a beer in the other hand.
I won't get near the computer or the consoles this weekend until very late on as the kids are here and the boys are obsessed with minecraft whilst the littl 'un is well into making me proud singing along to Nirvana on a rock band/guitar hero. She has a pretty good voice too.
When I do get on the comp I will be beating/getting beaten by people online at 2012 London Olympics whilst resisting playing DayZ on my own so we can all meet up for the next play session.
Also looking forward to Jurassic Junkie's next episode of DayZ on youtube so I can see what he did after he left my corpse to be eaten by about 20 zombies.
When it comes to gaming I always take the evil option. This is because of the wise words of the great philosopher Dark Helmet from Spaceballs
"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb."