The end of the world as we know it + Monday Night Combat

March 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm (Console Gaming, Gaming, PC Gaming, Rants!) (, , , , , , )

First off, Japan. We all know about it, it’s awful. But, all of my opinion have already been said by so many people, I will say nothing about it besides that it’s terrible and I wish them the best of luck in fully recovering. Oh, and this was already a huge concern with Nuclear power. We knew it could do this, but it was the best option at the time.

After watching the Good Morning America covering of the Rebecca Black hate, I have this to say: Whatever you do, people will hate you. The internet is like the Wild West was, lawless and full of terrible people (But also full of many great opportunities, brilliance, and teh lulz). She let the trolls get to her.

Internet Survival Rule #1: Ignore the trolls.

Rule #2: If they get to you, DO NOT admit it.

And lastly, Rule 3: Don’t, for the love of whatever deity you believe in, DON’T FEED THE FREAKIN’ TROLLS with responses.

This is a proven method to get more hatred, as seen by the Jessi Slaughter incident.

Follow the basic rules, and you will not be eaten alive.

Now then, with that out of the way, I will go on to a less rage induced rant and towards a normal tone of text.

Monday Night Combat (MNC).

Steam free weekend. I’ve played quite a few games of it so far, and despite not liking the concept at first, it’s a solid game. The single player isn’t to focus, obviously, so multi player is the true gem of this game. I like to call this game a mix of Team Fortress 2 and DotA.

MNC does a good job giving the game multiple unique play styles and good rewards of team work, though it does lack in depth and matches can be as short as a couple of minutes, which can be frustrating when the load times are moderately high. There are tons of titles to unlock for all you “collect-them-all” types as well.

Overall, I’d give it a 7/10. Really good game for $15 (On sale for $10 till Monday, go get it!), and it offers a lot of fun if you can get into a good server.

If you ever see “Steve From Shipping”, that’s me.

No I will not mention random people who ask me to in my blog posts. If you want to be talked about in a blog, go write your own. This is my blog, and I will write whatever I want in it.

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Sol Survivor & other things

October 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm (Gaming, Other, PC Gaming) (, , , )

It’s been a while since I wrote up a Blog post, so here’s an update.

Homecoming was yesterday. Liberty crushed Lake Washington at the homecoming game, 62-7 if I remember correctly. I really enjoyed both the game and the dance.

 

Anyway, on the this post’s namesake.

“Sol Survivor” is a Tower Defense game. Steam had a free weekend on it, and I played through one of the three campaigns.

Now, many people know what a tower defense (henceforth known as “TD”) game is. For those that don’t, a TD is a game where you set up towers along a road to decimate the enemies moving toward your base. The enemies travel conveniently along a predetermined road, allowing you to set up only what you need to cover said road.

Sol Survivor is a full scale version of these popular game add-ons and flash games, with 10 commanders, each with their own set of play-styles, towers and support abilities. Three campaigns, Online multiplayer (coop and vs), a good assortment of enemies and achievements.

I didn’t touch the multiplayer, as the free weekend ended at 1:00pm today, and I had no time to start it. But from playing the campaign, I can see that is was made quite well. while it’s usual for a TD to have either no storyline or a very bad one, I kind of expected the messages from the officers higher up than you to be a little more interesting. The music was fitting to the game and it’s style of defending colonies on distant planets from an invading alien force seemed a little familiar. The gameplay was smooth and overall it was a pretty good game.

I give Sol Survivor’s

Graphics a 8/10

Sound a 7/10

Gameplay a 8/10

Concept a 6/10

and Re-playability, a 8.5/10

Overall: 7.5/10

 

After all of that, I’ll add in that TF2 has a new option to buy and trade ingame weapons and hats. I love it. Thank you Valve, for giving us trading!

Another thing to add is that Medal of honor comes out in two days. Cannot wait. Fallout New Vegas comes out soon after, also, can’t wait.

 

Lastly, Brian Linnenkamp.

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