Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hardcore Inquiry

Of note, Poops finished his second playthrough of Kung Fu Panda before joining us in the chat.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stay Cool, Baby

Probably the coolest thing ever:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Game Night: A Year In Review

Game Night... it's a "tradition" were here at the Axis started several months ago. Well, now that I think about it, it probably started almost a year ago (correct me if I'm wrong here fellas). It's been a pretty good year for multiplayer games, and we've dove head first into a lot of them. However, we're "gamers" in the truest sense of the word... no one genre and no one game can really keep us tied down forever. We're not the guys you still see playing Halo 3 a year out... no, no, our appetite extends far beyond that. However, I do believe the seed was planted with Halo 3. It was a game we all picked up... say what you want about the Halo fanboys (definitely some of the loudest and most obnoxious out there... not to mention it includes these guys), but Halo is more than a solid multiplayer experience. So, off we went. We certainly had our share of late nights, rockets to the face, and the occasional team kill... usually with a rocket to the face on a late night. After several weeks of Halo 3 things died down on the multiplayer front.... I mean we do all have day jobs... which should be obvious by how often this thing is updated. But, we didn't want the party to end, so we instituted our own Game Night... every Wednesday night. Over the next few nights (or weeks?) I plan to lay out each game... tonight I start where we started:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Clearly one of the best games to come out in 2007... which almost kills the "year in review" portion of this... but we didn't start Game Night until early 2008... so shut it (I know this because Fenris and Tag opened my still cellophane encased copy when they came into town for a New Year's party at my house). It was a game I never really excelled at... and I'll be honest, it's a game I don't remember a lot of during most of our game nights because it was a while back. So, with that I'll leave it to the comments... Anybody out there in blog land who has a good COD4 memory feel free to comment (like anybody reads this)... and of course, those of us who are actually PART of game night should leave comments too. DO IT... or the COLE TRAIN WILL GIT YA, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mirror's Reflection

Mirror’s Edge is a title that isn’t meant for everyone. Some people get motion sickness. Some think it’s not innovative. Come on, it’s a first person running game. I tried it out but decided not to finish it for reasons I’ll say later on. I’d like to say that I’m a fan of the whole free running/parkour thing. Assassin’s Creed put it out there and a little movie called District B13 was also fun to watch. Mirror’s Edge lets you do some very interesting stunts, borderline quite unbelievable. The controls fit but the game itself is pisspoor.

I thought this would be more of a puzzle game but there are at times at most two ways to get from A to B. At first, it was great just running and climbing around but you’re doing it illegally and therefore, police are involved. They shoot at you but you can take a few shots. The things I really disliked about gameplay is that in some areas, you are forced to fight guards with automatic weapons in order to progress. This can be done but I don’t see why I have to. Despite a large environment, the game is really linear. This isn’t what I expected for a running game. If you’ve tried the demo, the prologue level it gives you is a pretty good indication of what the rest of the game is like. I can’t say how it could have been better, I just know how good it is and isn’t. 7/10