Friday Trailer-Left 4 Dead 2
The trailer for the sequel for the supremely fun, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2. Unfortunately for zombie hacking fans all over the country, the powers that be have decided to block this game from entering the country. Fuck you. Can’t you just block the parents who would let their eight year old play this from having children instead?
Sigh, I wanted to go all chainsaw on some fools.
Friday Trailer-Prince of Persia
Here to teach us new lessons in stupid is the film version of the rather excellent Sand of Time video game. This is going to be bad. Just, bad. Why is Jake Gyllenhal playing the Prince? He is not Persian. He is a white guy. Neither is he an action hero. I like him as an actor, but just, no.
I have so many problems with this.
If I want fun/stupid swords, sand and supernatural I’ll watch The Mummy.
BLOOD EVERYWHERE HAHAHAHAHA
Thanks to Steam for selling me this game AND the first expansion for $9. That is the bestest.
On a related note. Oh god, this game is scaring this shit out of me. I just went down into this abandoned underground lab and there was this thing floating in the air and I’m like ‘Oh what is that, a bat?’ and then I’m all, ‘oh no, that is ahovering human pelvis.’ And then crates started hovering and smashing on me and I am all alone is this house and it’s dark and now I am very scared.
Maybe I shouldn’t have played the game for pretty much six hours straight.
I wrote this long ass post about video games, then my internet died on me and I didn’t get it back. Which was lame.
And I can’t be bothered rewriting the whole thing.
But here’s the gist.
Writing a good story/not entirely predictible story makes a game much more fun.
I very much appreciate how great, how varied, the multiplayer is on Halo: Reach.
Having the ability to update your game via the internet is no excuse for releasing a game filled with bugs. I’m looking at you, Fallout: New Vegas, even if I do still love you.
Finished Fallout: New Vegas for the first time. I supported Mr House. It was pretty great fun. I ate so many people! Now, I only have to get the other three major endings and, y’know, finish the rest of the game.
Only about another 100 hours of awesome.
My first Yoshi tattoos. 2/3. One day I’m going to get a whole Super Mario Bros themed backpiece around them.
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A you may have noticed, I have been playing a lot and reading a lot about video games.
I am a gaming nerd and not afraid to admit that.
One thing which does irritate me about games is ever so predictible AI. A friend and I had a conversation about this, and it’s not that this is a thing that makes a game easy-you can turn up the difficulty on many games and it makes them smarter, but that’s a uniform effect. There’s no variety in it. In short, it’s just that you don’t ever feel like you are fighting against real soldiers, real enimies.
So I had this idea. Map the performances of a thousand players online, in, say Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Do this for, maybe a hundred games. Then distill the results into an AI program. Everyone plays different ways-some people grenade spam, some will sprint everywhere, some will sneak and try to get angles, some will totally suck balls and wander in front of your line of fire firing single shots and then reloading, ‘cos it looks cool.
Now. Randomize, each of those AI personalities. Everytime you play through a level.
Send the checks to my broker, games developers.
Games I bought for myself as a reward for surviving 2010
SO MUCH FUN YOU GUYS! I am nostalgia-ing the fuck out right now.