okay so its been a while since I've done a blog so I thought I might go ahead and fire one up. I finished up with my engineering physics class today, it was a beyotch(Is that considered a bad word??) and I am looking forward to the rest of the summer. I never appreciated how smart you have to be to be a teacher until now. Seriously, I had no idea that you could do so much stuff with a few equations. Anyways the NBA draft took place today and I have to say I was disappointed due to the lack of "excitement" in it. Well, if you haven't heard about it, the draft pretty much went how everyone predicted it..thereby making it boring. The bulls picked Rose with the first pick, Heat got beas"t"ley with the 2nd pick and the Timberwolves got O.J. Mayo with the third pick. It is funny in a sense because the bulls had the 2nd pick in the draft 2 years ago, they had the 9th pick last year and this year the 1st pick. The ironic part is that they really weren't bad during any of these seasons(made the playoffs both those years), this season they just fell outta rhythm . In a sense they are also the most unlucky team...2 years ago that draft had in my mind one of the shallowest lineup..I mean there was no clear number one or number two, and the bulls ended up with Thomas, after they traded Aldridge(Dont know what paxon was thinking). Last year you had Oden, the best center prospect since Dwight Howard. If they had gotten the 1st pick in the draft last year we wouldn't even be talking about the bulls as a lottery team. They would have gotten Oden and things would been good in the windy city. Anyway I guess it is no use talking about what if's. So here we go in the space on a year, a team that had been hyped up to be an NBA Championship Contender is standing on the verge of complete dismantlement. As it so happens in the world of Proffessional sports, people get terribly greedy. Both Gordon and Luol Deng got greedy and didn't accept their multi multi million dollar contract extensions and as Karma/fate would have it they both regressed. Kirk Hinrich wined about the money that he was being offered before finally accepting it(11 miilion a year) and he had an absolute nightmare of a season. Off all the bulls players on the roster right now he is probably the most likley to be traded, along with Gordon. You know what, I am not in the least bit worried or unhappy about the prospect of losing these greedy pathetic millionaires. The bond that I felt with these guys is gone, Gordon has proved that he cannot defend worth a darn, Deng is just plain greedy and the funny thing was he was actually a guy I liked a lot. I guess only the future will tell what will happen to this once proud franchise. I think their choice of Derek Rose was the absolute best for the franchise, he is the prototypical leader, one who is an all-star caliber player. The players(Deng and Gordon) have fallen out of touch with reality, over estimating their value and I think the price they will pay is to be run out of town. .
People look at the Heat and they see a franchise in trouble but I think they are much better off than people give them credit. I mean they have Wade and In Marion and now beasley they have two terrific rebounders and scorers. Boston proved that you dont necessarily need a all star point guard to win a championship and in that sense the heat are fine. They are a little on the small side(wade is 6-5, marion and Beasley are 6-7..6-8 ) and they dont necessarily have a big big man. So yeah here we go again, hopefully we will see the rise of these franchises again. It is always fun to see a new team win every year..I got bored of seeing the spurs win the championship every year..they are like the NBA version of the patriots.
So anyway when I stated off this blog I was expecting it to be much much shorter but lol seems like i got a little bit carried away. Anyway gimme your thoughts.
I got the game Tuesday night and I've probably played it for like over 10 hours since then only stopping to go to school and eat and get a little sleep, this game is that good. So yeah, this game certainly met its hype. Rockstar has really improved upon the original formula especially with the Fighting and cover system. In the previous GTA games I actually felt a little apprehensive about getting into firefights because of the terrible controls..I would get shot to pieces pretty soon and I would have to keep replaying the missions over and over again but in this game it is as close to prefect as you can get. Firefights are actually fun and will infact make you want for more. The aiming system takes a little while to get used to but it is solid. The story so far is also pretty good(comparable to Vice city) and I have to say that this is one of the funniest games I have played. Unlike the characters in San andreas I actually like the characters in this one. Some of them are freaking funny as heck(Bruice lol) and like gamespot said they will make you form a "bond" with them. I haven't takled the multiplayer yet cause the single player is that compeling. There is so much to do here..everything from strip clubs, bars, Girlfriends and the internet is available in this game. The graphics are also pretty solid in this game..it is no longer an eye sore like the other games. That said the graphics aren't GEOW like either..they mainly use lighting to spruce it up.
The only problem is the vehicle controls are hard...they do not want to turn and will spin out easily but with some practice you can get good at it. In that sense it is much more realistic than other GTA's. So yeah thats it for now..if anyone was on the fence about getting this game I urge you to go out there and get it..that is if you are 17 or older haha.
On an other note I was looking at the sales figures(the one that was on gamespot from the UK) and I was actually surprised to see that the 360 version sold more than the PS3 version. I was actually kinda worried that microsoft wasn't putting people on note that GTA4 which has been primarily a ps game was comming to xbox but it seems they knew what they were doing. So people get out there and get yourself a copy of GTA if you haven't already. You wont be disappointed.
Oh man it has beena longgg time since I have posted frequently on this blog thingy..a lot of things have happened. A lot of people have died, harry potter is over(*sniff*), The new generation of consoles is out, Halo 2 was not what I expected it to be, I actually got into a good college for engr.(*surprise of my life*), gamespot changed their review system for the worse, we moved into a new house......yada yada yada, one thing that has not changed is video games..they are getting better and better.
I just kinda want to look at some of the games that I plan on looking into(buying/renting for the most part). I have a 360 and a PC.
What a lineup huh... These few months will be a real feast for gamers.
These are the games that I want/ Intrested in
Halo 3..ofcourse, not much more is needed other than it better be better than the crap that Halo 2's single player was. I expect Legendary to be actually PLAYABLE and fun like in Halo 1, not the Shi* they had in Halo 2
assassins creed....although I am completely not sure about how the gameplay mechanics are going to be worked out. Will probably rent it first
Mass effect...Is Bioware F'n serious, this game looks like it could define the RPG genre
Bio shock...although I am on the fence about this game..sure the gameplay looks extremely smooth and innovative but I wonder how *balanced* it is going to be. Also, something about this game just scares the living s&&& out of me. In a bad way
COD4 ..for sure, always been a COD fan, glad to see it moving out the MG-42 setting and into the M-16 age.
Two worlds seems like an intresting game , might give it a look if I have any money what so ever left over.
GAMES I WISH TO SEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE/ announced and unannounced
KOTOR 3....Please Please Please be making this game..KOTOR 1 was one of the best games I have ever played in my life
DIABLO 3....As you could probably tell by my diablo 3 emblem I am one of those people still hoping that Blizzard finally gets around to making D-3
Starcraft 2....I am soaking up all the info about this baby..not leaving one rock unturned.
GOW 2....yes yes I own a 360
Perfect dark zero 2 or whatever they wanna call it...any chance of them making another one???
Fable 2.....Heard some good stuff about the first one...before it came out. This one is supposed to deliever on the promises of peter molyneux.
Well yeah that's about it.
Also, another thing that I do not like about this new rating system is that it doesn't base scores on the five aspects of the game anymore (Gameplay, Graphics, e.t.c). I actually liked comparing the different games based on their values in these unique aspects. The old rating actually helped me make an informed decision about the game I was getting.
However, this new rating system completely does away with it, instead Gamespot now gives us little icons and I don't understand what half of them are. I have absolutely no idea why Gamespot is doing this; I feel that they are taking a huge step backward by going with this review system. I guess I will find a secondary review source, one which gives me my fill of bars and numbers like the one the old G-spot used to.
I wonder if killzone lives up to the hype as the "halo killer".
I guess not.