Thursday, June 30, 2011
Business begins after the jump!
For what its worth, I don't think there is a better game company in existence then Valve.
No, Blizzard has long let that title go.
No, Bioware is pretty damn good, but still does not push the envelope the way Valve has.
Since 1998 and the release of the original Half-Life, perhaps the greatest PC game of all time, Valve has continued to innovate gaming in incredible, sometimes unnoticed ways. Silent protagonist and all, Valve has built cache by innovating the telling of stories, the mechanics of gaming and even the technological aspects of game distribution.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Me and Soldado got together this last weekend to get a little practice in for the Bay Area open! First things first, let's take a look at the armies...
Monday, June 27, 2011
Last night, I went to visit my sister and her fiancée, have some Domino's and play some video games. I started off with archery and the Move but was enthralled by a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 game next to the TV. I said, "Oh shit, pop that in..." and found myself giddy like a crack whore, for good reason...
First the graphics are stupendous, as good as the latest street fighter games but with superheroes and some Resident Evil characters thrown in!
You are able to choose 3 characters and the transitions are smooth. What is even smoother is your array of combos including insane multiple character combos!
Due to my ADD-like personality, the game is to my liking as it quick and furious. Fun to watch even when your sister's fiancé and his brothers are kicking your ass except when you find that sweet setup with Ryu, Wesker, and the Hulk.
The Hulk throws a goddamn meteor at you for chrissakes!
Buy it, play it, drink 5 hour energy drink and play it some more. Definite 5 out of 5 rating.
P.S. Deadpool moon walks and does a Shoryuken. WTF. LoL
Saturday, June 25, 2011
"Apple-infused horse semen shots might not be an obvious chaser to spring rolls, but they are causing a stir at the Green Man Pub where they are being served.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Let me start this article by saying this, if you haven't seen this movie go fucking kill yourself.
Now for the rest of you non-heathens, here is my take on this American Classic!
Food: Hook Burger Bistro - Burbank, CA (also Oxnard, CA and soon to be Pasadena, CA)
This new restaurant from the same company who brought us "The Habit" is just as awesome as that place is, but it has beer which brings it up to epic level. They have a collection of what appeared to be 6-7 beers on tap and another 1/2 dozen in bottle form. The food was an assortment of burgers, sandwiches and salads. The also have onion rings, fries and sweet potato fries which were all superb. Everything seems pretty damn good there, especially at the very reasonable price tag. A good meal can be had for about $10-$12, so check it out.
Drink: Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale (bottled in San Diego, CA)
This turned out to be an awesome spontaneous selection, as it has already risen to a top 5 beer on my list. It is an Irish Red Style ale with a nice sweetness to it, but without a burnt or hoppy aftertaste. Excellently clean and tasty. Hipsters can also rejoice, as Karl Strauss was part of the brewing team at Pabst when they created PBR. I'm sure you will be unenthusiastic about it.
Movie: Training Day (2001)
The movie that earned Denzel Washington his first Oscar, but likely not his last. He is incredible in this movie, with a gritty crime drama storyline. Top notch all the way through, with good acting, writing and direction. If you have never seen it, watch it and don't forget that the gas chamber smells like Pine Oil.
Metalstorm for the iPad is a great single as well as multi-player fighter jet dogfight game. As you progress through levels, you are able to upgrade your weapons as well as the plane itself. Amazingly enough, the multi-player aspect works well but I am on a fairly fast cable connection at home. Other players on the game center network can friend you if you don't suck too bad when you are randomly paired with them.
Being a gyro game, it's novelty play but I end up standing up, spinning around the room while trying to kill opponents and tripping on my kids' toys.
Also, it's FREE.
Happy Friday, guys and gals.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Today I would like to take some time to talk about a bad ass ability that GK Grand Masters come with.
|He ain't afraid of no Khorne|
Let's take a look at the abilities you can confer:
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We should have a team of 3 or 4 headed up to conquer the great north and it looks to be a good event.
More information on the event is here.
Bay Area Open
You might ask what the fuck do you nerds do to get ready for a Warhammer Tournament?
Let me tell you.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Hello I am Rap. I deal in varying degrees of seriousness in real life so you will see non serious spurts and squirts of flotsam and jetsam related to Rap.
BRB time to wipe some raids.
Oh yes the Oinkster was good. I had the pastrami sammie. Gamer fuel indeed!
Today I would like to talk about some Grey Knights! I have been playing Grey Knights since the new codex was released to pretty good results. In the recent league at my local gaming store, I ended up with a 14-1 record(My loss was to DE). Which was good enough to net me first place and some sweet store credit! So far my tourney record is 5-1, with the loss being to Necrons(I know, wtf?).
I just wanted to get that out of the way to show that I am somewhat experienced when it comes to the new Grey Knights. The recent FAQ to the Grey Knights codex changes the way people were assuming certain things worked, and with the Bay Area Open rapidly approaching, the tactics and usage of certain units has changed dramatically...
And that's what I'm here to discuss.
Friday, June 17, 2011
On the way to work, I ran into a pot smoking voiced commercial about a Windows phone that comes with Halo Reach. Really?
I understand phones are getting better these days but gaming on a phone, regardless of size, is a momentary distraction. Something to do before you have testicular cancer surgery while in the waiting room. Maybe something you do in a boring marketing meeting or a bad date while the chick is Charlie Brown teacher talking.
Nothing beats the satisfaction of couch surfing and playing on a ridiculous, barely fit your room flat screen but I guess some don't have that luxury.
Also, you probably can't upgrade your phone so it'll either soon bog down on newer games or have no games at all soon.
Get a PSP IMHO. Much cooler.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
What does impact my play style is the FAQ of the BRB.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I have brought on a bunch of super experienced awesome writers to keep you all entertained and on the edge of your seats as you slack off. So with out further ado.
*begins to cast Resurrection on the blog*
And it is so.
My name is Dok, and I am a nerd. I have been a nerd since before it was "cool" to be a nerd and will continue long after pop culture hipsters decide it's not cool to be a nerd anymore. I realize saying "I did it before everyone thought it was cool" is the exact type of pretentious douchebaggery I am referencing, but it's the truth and I'm sticking to it.
That's something I would like to talk about. Since when is a nerd defined as someone who wears glasses and plays Modern Warfare on their PS3? That's bullshit, I say!
A true nerd has spent hours obsessing over which prestige class they are going to upgrade to in three levels. A true nerd has spent hundreds of hours pouring over online/book sources trying to tune their character/army/deck to it's optimal precision! A true nerd waited in line at midnight for all the LotR movies and properly snubbed the star wars prequel trilogy!!! (but secretly watched them all on DVD because A) Natalie Portman is hot and B) Obi-wan is a bad ass mofo in those movies.)
I say we need to take it back!
If you have ever failed a saving throw vs disintegration to have your favorite character crumble to dust before your eyes... Then take it back!
If you have ever held onto your Australian stranglehold by amassing guys in Siam until the cannons blotted out the sun... Then take it back!
If you have ever spent hundreds of hours trying to get that last side quest done only to smash your game in disgust when the power goes out... Then take it back!!!!
Or, you could just totally use that shit to your advantage and date all the fake glasses wearing chicks who think it's cute that you know about all that "like, totally dorky stuff".
I would suggest the second one. Nerd uprisings are hard. Hahahaha