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Nerd Calendar – 1st – Christmas Lego Yoda

Hello my Nurglings!

And happy first December to you! The next 24 days I will be posting something very Christmas-e and nerd-ish every day. The idea just popped in to my head, so this very first day may not be so fun. But as I always say: it’s something!

I will try and find better and more fun stuff to show the days to come, I promise! For now:

Until next time, take care!
Cya soon!

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Gaming annoyance – “I’ll boost you!”

Hello my Nurglings!

”Hey, I’ll boost you.”
“Wait wait wait, I just survived a small nuke, took several bullets to the face, jumped down a cliff and healed in a matter of seconds, and I need your help to get over this wall that’s maybe one foot taller than me?”
“… Yes?”
“Okay boost me.”

Come on game creators all over the world, we’re tired of walls blocking our path. Especially the ones that makes one of your buddies walk up to it and say: I’ll boost you. For me it’s one big: oh come on really? – moment. I know you guys don’t want us to run to far forward, and we need to complete the objective in the spot, but that “boost wall” is starting to get to me.

Let us be cool like this and just go on with the game please? :

Until next time… wait that wasn’t about card games?
Take care.

Cya soon!

Respawn Entertainment – First Sneak Peek & New Website

You know what, there’s been a lot of Magic The Gathering the last few days so I thought to myself, let’s talk about something else (before the 2-3 posts about Magic appears again, yes there’s a lot to talk about from Magic 2012 still.

Anyway! You know those guys that worked on Infinity Ward and the Call Of Duty games and so on and didn’t really like the situation there? They moved on and created Respawn Entertainment that’s been awfully quiet for … well since ever?

They have a sneak peak for us, oh yes magnificent sneak peeks ahead sir!

No… it’s just as dull of a sneak peak as it looks. I’m sorry everyone I’ll be back with news when news are actually posted! But at least you can check out the new website, to be honest, it looks great.

My Top 5 Female Video Game Characters

A small little list of my 5 favorite female characters of all time, the fifth one still being a bit iffy. There are just tooooo many cool characters out there, but still, here they are. Enjoy!

AYA BREA

Game: Parasite Eve 1
Reason: like one would actually need a reason to love a woman that lives in New York and work as a police officer. She can have a t-shirt and jeans and just as well a long evening dress and still kick ass. Most often I tend to love female main characters that don’t need to have a huge sex appeal, instead, they are well written characters with a depth. The fact that Aya is in one of my favorite games of all time just improves her standing with me. Sadly in her latest games, they “sexed” her up a bit, not the way the character should go, and please oh please do a remake of Parasite Eve 1 for the next gen consoles.

JILL VALENTINE

Game: Resident Evil 1
Bad lines, B-movie tendencies, graphics that are old forgotten, and still her pixilated self carries her through the story of one of the best horror games of all time. I recently posted that Resident Evil 1 still makes me jump in my seat, and I still love to play this character that has been with the series for so long. She the master of lock picking, like many others on this list will kick your ass if you come in her way. She was a bit more girly in the first game, but throughout the story of Resident Evil she has grown to become a self independent warrior that work hard to stop Umbrella’s bio-weapons.

LARA CROFT (YOUNG)

Game: Tomb Raider
Believe me, Lara Croft would not be on this list normally, she’s a kick ass character and everything, but she’s always come off as a bitchy type of character. That mixed with tight clothes and the horny teens of my generation, I just don’t see it. Like the games, like the style, but she as a character is more of a name then a character that carries me forward in the story.
That was the old Lara, now with the rebirth of her character with the new Tomb Raider, I’m seeing a lot of potential in her. She’s younger, not as brave and her adventures are something new to her. Even though I haven’t seen the new Lara in action, trailers and in game videos is already making me wish I could through her story tomorrow.


FAITH

Game: Mirror’s Edge
Is this really that hard to understand? She delivers messages in a futuristic world where the government is the enemy. She jumps between buildings, does awesome parkour moves and avoids bullets all in a days’ work. The only thing that makes this a hard character to justify for this list, is the fact that her story isn’t that huge yet. There are rumors of a Mirror’s Edge 2, and I would love to see more of Faith and who she really is. Right now, she here is here because: she is awesome, Asian and lets’ us play one of the best games every (in my opinion).

And the fifth place being *drumroll*:

I DON’T KNOW!

There are several awesome female characters out there, and deciding on a fifth one was harder then I actually thought. A lot of the characters that came to mind were from Resident Evil games. So I’m sticking with that idea.

ADA WONG

Game: Resident Evil 2
She is mysterious, appears when she see fit and helps (?) Leon on his quest in the second Resident Evil game. You can never be sure where and when she’s about to appear and her reasons to be there always seem to be her own. Is she working for Umbrella or some other undercover agency? She’s strong, sexy and can handle a gun, what more do you need from a mysterious character in a horror game? Ada brought a lot to the feel and story of Leon’s side of Resident Evil 2, and she deserves a spot on this list.

E3 – What it was all about this year – Social Gaming

Hello everyone and welcome to this lovely little post about E3 and what we saw and what it meant and so on and so on. First of I just want to say that it was a slow E3 this year, everything was leaked or talked about beforehand and the information on the things we wanted to know more about was short. A few examples of this being…

WiiU – console or controller? Well it’s a console, but they didn’t really show it. If you looked in the back of the videos though you always saw a small white box and that’s the console! So the main focus was on the controller and well I’m not really sure what to think about it yet. But I’m willing to wait and see where this takes gaming. Another thing that was really exciting was the new depth of collaboration between EA and Nintendo, awesome! Below… yea that is what the new WiiU looks like.


Exciting Nintendo, exciting.

PSP Vita – even if I loved the look and style of it. I will not lie, it’s just a new PSP with new features. But to be honest, I rather buy this right now then the WiiU. Hell I would rather even buy a 3DS over the WiiU. Well, hell there will be some awesome titles for this little machine so I’m looking forward to it!

SOCIAL GAMING

But you know what, the thing that got me more excited than anything else this year, was not the fact that they will release a lot of new games, new game systems and updates. What I loved about this year is the fact that they are working hard when it comes to social gaming. PSP Vita for example, where you could see when friends were online, talk with them while playing, see where they were, it became a social gaming tool. I’m a bit behind on the subject though, never had a PSP or the new 3DS, these consoles may have implanted several of these things as well, but the way the portrayed it for the PSP Vita was awesome.
WiiU was the next thing that really tried to tell us: Play together in a new exciting way. Nintendo has always been great for families and casual players. They’ve aimed their marketing towards everyone (except the hardcore gamers) and I must say they’ve succeeded in doing many awesome things for social gaming. The Wii being a huge part of that, it is fun to play together and it’s an experience for everyone that joins in. The controller, Wii remote, even if somewhat ridiculous to a gamer, is a great way to show of gaming to new people.

“Look all you have to do is this, and this and like that.” – You say this while showing simple movements and everyone can understand it. Moving your arm around doesn’t need more explaining then actually showing it. Saying things like: “You need to make a dash forward and do a high jump,” will not make the casual player very excited. What do I press to Dash? What it is a high jump exactly?

Many games shown on E3 were either mentioned to have multiplayer or some type of share feature that would let you and people all over the world connect to each other. I love to see this, and I’m still waiting for that single player game that isn’t single player. Everything changes in the game depending on the actions of other players in the world, you can still play the story created for you, but all players can have a piece of the action. Not a huuuuge fan of MMO’s yet, but I’m watching and waiting for that MMO that takes the genre one step beyond what it is right now. If social gaming can have a break through, I believe it will be a mix of the MMO game feel, and tools that go beyond the game and system it’s connected to.

Thank you E3 for showing a small step in a direction that gaming should take. Never forget the player that likes to play alone, but always give him the option to reach out to other players.