2011 has had its fair share of “Doom Clones,” many of which have been similar in gameplay and aesthetics. Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Rage, Bulletstorm, Gears of War 3; the list goes on of shooters released in 2011. How does one game stand out above the rest? I don’t think it’s really possible with the oversaturation of the shooter genre right now; the best one can hope for is a solid experience and a few hours of pure unadulterated fun, and Bulletstorm more than delivered.
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In other news I will be doing a write up of my thoughts on Mass Effect 2 soon which by the way I am totally in love with that game. I am such a huge fan in there non-combat missions along with there new combat system and it looks incredible. I will be having things to share about that game soon so check back soon.
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Mass Effect 2 comes out in roughly 3 days. Sadly I wont have enough free time to play it till this coming Friday but once this Friday rolls around you can believe that I’m going to do nothing but play this game. If you haven’t seen the launch trailer yet I highly suggest you watch it. And for your convince all you have to do is click play on the video below.
I am a huge Mass Effect fan, playing the first game about 2 and a half times, reading both the novels, and played the Mass Effect iPhone game. I remember the day after i beat Mass Effect 1 two summers ago I instantly wanted more and started up a new character. Sadly once you know the story to Mass Effect it’s not quite as great on the second play through since so much of the game was discovering what happened next, but it was nice finding all the new dialog options and different ways the story played out. Now with Mass Effect 2 rolling around I can not way to get my hands on it. And I’m super excited to port my save files from the first game to see what happens next in Brad Shepard’s story.
I have been following LEGO Universe for a little while now but not much substantial news has come out. That Changes NOW! At CES the LEGO Universe Trailer came out. While it is all rendered footage it did get me excited for it. I Could tell you more about it but you would be better of just watching it.
Other Quick Things
If you haven’t checked it out yet there is a new Profile Trailer for Mass Effect 2 with Miranda. One can guess this will be one of Shepard’s newest and sexiest love interests along with a (hopefully) well developed character in true BioWare manor. In Mass Effect 1 Ashley Williams was a great character and very well done I thought, but in the end [Spoiler] I saved Kaidan Alenko due to the fact his voice actor did Carth in KotOR. [/Spoiler] I am very excited for Mass Effect 2, I’ve already pre-ordered the collectors edition and can’t wait to sit down and play it.
PS: Miranda voice actor is Yvonne Strahovski, Agent Sarah Walker from Chuck which is massive win points in my book.
Come join The Gentle Manne’s Hat Club for HOE 2010 and kick off the new year Team Fortress 2 style.
“January 1st is going to be the first ever Hang Over Event (HOE 2010) to kick of a new year of TF2 and all those new years resolutions you wern’t going to follow anyways.
Starting at 1pm PST the server will be having its kick off event (HOE 2010)
This will be the first official event in GHC history, so be there or be un-gentlemanne!”
Join us at 1 on our server at 184.108.40.206:27015
Happy New Years!
Now that 2009 is done in some country’s and soon to be done here on the west coast I think it’s time i throw down some of my gaming predictions for 2010.
- Prediction 1: Half Life 2 Episode 3
will not come out… BUT! I do predict that it will be announced before 2011 if that will be at E3 2010 or some where else is anyones guess, but I’m guessing we will get some sort of information on it. This might just be wishful thinking but I’m really not hoping for a nuke nukem. Come on Vavle!
- Prediction 2: Star Wars: The Old Republic
will not come out. It does not have a release date yet but I think it wont come out till early next year.
- Prediction 3: Star Craft 2
will be pushed back. I don’t know if it will be pushed back into 2011 but it will be pushed back at least one more time. When a game gets a graphics overhaul before it comes out you know its been in development for to long.
Prediction 4: Xbox 360
The xbox 360 will receive a redesign before 2011. Natal will not be coming out this year.
Prediction 5: Duke Nukem Forever
Yeah a bit light on the predictions but then again it’s not like I’m a notable news source anyways. I can be as wrong as I want and no one cares.