I have a new hero!

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My friends Travis has became my newest hero, sorry batman. Last night at around 10:30 Travis entered the midnight release line up for Modern Warfare 3 at the local EB games. In the end there was nearly 500 people there all. Now this surprised me a lot as we had been playing Battlefield almost non stop for the past two weeks. At midnight Travis had somehow managed to become the second person in line. As the store opened to a chorous of cheers and the first person bought their game, Travis stepped to the front counter and promptly bought

The Metal Gear Solid HD collection! :D This shocking revelation made the day of the stores staff. Leaving the store he promptly waved the game at all the people in line. In a day of millions of clones rushing to the CoD this is a refreshing break. Thank you Travis

The Premise of Assassins Creed is Terrible and Insulting

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I admit I have never really paid attention to the Assassins Creed series. Almost none at all, but my friends all love it. It just hadn't interested me. But this summer has been short on good games so on a whim I picked up the second game to see what the fuss was about. (I had heard it was much better than the first).

You can imagine my surprise when I found out that it was taking place in some guy in the present times mind. This took me aback at first but I kept playing, but I was still troubled. The renaissance is one of the richest times in human history. There is absolutely no need to back up a story set in 16th century Italy with some silly conspiracy in the 21st. The renaissance has everything; great people, wars, political turmoil, new sciences, culture, and yes assassins. Why does the game some guy wearing a grey hoodie. Really a grey hoodie??? I don't know how he could have been more unoriginal. The even sadder thing is that Ubisoft wouldn't have had to change too much to the story to make the game work without the modern story. Enzio could still be out to get revenge and find stuff and it would have been an okay game.

There is still a problem. Even if the story is atrocious great gameplay would have made the game somewhat enjoyable. But the game play is just as bad. In one of the many boring tutorial missions, you have to carry a box for Leonardo of Vinci. Sure why not, the screen says push O to pick up the box. But it doesn't work. It took me close to a half hour to get the box in my hands… Shortly after I'm running across the buildings starting to maybe have fun and then all of a sudden I've fallen to the street and am killed by the soldiers. Spider Man on the PS2 had better climbing mechanics then Assassins Creed 2.

This game and the series as a whole make me sad. Ubisoft has taken one of the best periods in human history and made it into a farce. I don't know what they were trying to achieve but I'm going to go play Superman 64

Ornament Hunt Updated

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I think I got this right

Clue 1: Van Nguyen
Clue 2: Jody Robinson
Clue 3: Guy Cocker
Clue 4: Matthew Gravish
Clue 5: Chris Watters
Clue 6: Kevin VanOrd
Clue 7: Aaron Sampson
Clue 8: Alex Sassoon Coby
Clue 9: Wernher Goff
Clue 10: Jan Heir
Clue 11: Randolph Ramsay
Clue 12: Andrew Park
Clue 13: Mark Walton
Clue 14: Justin Calvert
Clue 15: Sophia Tong
Clue 16: Kurtis Seid
Clue 17: Giancarlo Varanini
Clue 18: Justin Porter
Clue 19: Ryan McDonald
Clue 20: Tyler Winegarner
Clue 21: Maxwell McGee
Clue 22: James Kozanecki
Clue 23: Frank Adams
Clue 24: Sarju Shah
Clue 25: Shaun McInnis
Clue 26: Ricardo Torres
Clue 27: Tom Magrino
Clue 28: Dan Chiappini
Clue 29: Homer Rabara
Clue 30: Takeshi Hiraoka
Clue 31: Tor Thorsen
Clue 32: Jim Maybury
Clue 33: Carolyn Petit
Clue 34: Tom McShea
Clue 35: Dan Mihoerck
Clue 36: Jane Douglas
Clue 37: Brendan Sinclair
Clue 38: Laura Parker

thanks for the fun game GS