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It's About Time

After 5 exams taken over the course of 3 days, I'm finally out of school for Christmas break. I actually got out Wednesday, but didn't feel like posting immediately. It's gonna be two weeks of me playing video games. I rented Super Mario Galaxy to entertain me over the break, and it's doing a great job of that. Each galaxy is filled with stomach-churning, gravity-defying planets, each with its own unique set of gauntlets. Needless to say, it's a lot of fun.

For Christmas, I'm hoping for an Xbox 360, Halo 3, GRAW 2, and The Orange Box. I know I probably won't get all of the games, but it leaves my family with some options :P.

I hope those of you that aren't already off for Christmas get off soon, and that you greedy people get what you want :P. Don't forget the true meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Jeff Gerstmann-Fired!

Jeff Gerstmann was recently fired, supposedly because of a bad review of Kane & Lynch. Eidos plastered the site with ads, but when their game got a bad review, they somehow got Gerstmann fired. But the review was posted on the 13th, and he was only fired recently. Plus, only the video review was taken down; the text review is still on the site. I'm not very happy about his firing from GS, but something seems fishy...

I Sure Hope this is Only on Youtube

I was surfing Youtube today and encountered something very strange. I serched for something and this error came up. That doesn't seem too bad, I just clicked back, researched it, and everything came up fine. But before I did that, I read it. Then came the strange-ness. Look closely. Wtf?

Also, I'm using Firfox (2.0) now. I love the tabs feature, but it won't allow me to copy/paste things. But when I opened the linking box in GS' text editor, it allowed me to paste the image URL. Do any Firefox users know how to fix this?

It Has Been a While, Indeed

So I haven't blogged in a while, and if it weren't for my commenting on (mostly) everyone's blogs, you would probably have thought I was dead or something :P. I haven't left Gamespot completely, I just haven't posted in an exceedingly long time. School hasn't really been that busy, I'm just very bored with the forums.

In other news, my birthday is coming up :). I'm not asking for much, just a few miscellaneous games and a webcam. I've also still been at GIMP, but I haven't really created anything worth showing. I look forward to the future blogs of my friends.

-Peace V


I've been busy with, practicing new concepts and such. This time it's brushes. As you can see, I have one of them as my current banner. I'll post them all anyway. They're in order from the first I made to the latest:

Smoke Banner
Fractal Banner
Paint Splatter Banner

I figure I'll take a vote for which one will be my current banner, but don't vote for the first one, because I don't like it as much. However, feel free to comment and critique them all.

Late to the Party + School

School is starting tomorrow, for me at least. Regardless, I've got mixed reactions. Obviously, summer is great because it's time away from school. But that also means time away from friends. My last year of school was spent at home with the dreaded DVDs, and that's only because my school closed right before school was to start, and there wasn't enough time to find another school. So: new school, new people, and basically a new start.

Late to the party: completely off of the subject of School, I found out about something that I'm sure most of you already know of, and that's Red vs Blue. If you haven't heard of it, then let me explain it. There have been many "movies"and mini-series' to be made with Halo, but this is thefirst of them all. Not only because it's very good to begin with, but because it was the first to even have the idea of making videos with Halo gameplay. I'll give you the link to the first episode. Link. It starts off a little slow, but stay with it and it will get better.

Try That on for Size

If you even pay remote interest to the gaming world, you've probably heard of Bungie Studios: one of the biggest names in the gaming industry. Bungie Studios is also responsible for one of the biggest franchises in the gaming industry: Halo, which has also been revered as one of the best FPSs of all time. Bungie Studios was, however, responsible for another revolutionary series. Unfortunately, this game was not as widely accepted because it was on the Mac.

This series was Marathon. For one thing, it had a revolutionary story, unlike just about anything else on the market. But it had other features about it that made it one-of-a-kind. Among these were daul-wielding, AI-controlled teammates, and secondary attacks (like a grenade launcher). The biggest innovation was being able to look around with the mouse. Those may not seem like big things now, but that's because Bungie was the first to do them back in1994.

Sure, you can think, "People would have come up with all of those things eventually", but the sooner something is avaliable, the sooner people can try to improve it. After all, what would GRAW be without it's AI-controlled squadmates? What would SOCOM be without it's secondary grenade launchers? What would Halo 2 (and Halo 3) be without daul-wielding. And all FPSs have full analog control, whether it be through a mouse or a second analog stick.

Nowthe game that inspired Halocan be relived for people of a larger audience on Xbox Live. This 13-year-old gameis avaliable on Xbox Live for 800 points (approximately $10.00). Hopefully, with a larger audience, people will see where Halo was derived from.

Speaking of which, there is an article in GameInformer's August issue about whether or not the two series' could be held in the same universe. The former head of Bungie, Alex Seropian,said that Master Chief and the protagonist from Marathon are the same character. However, he was no longer with Bungie at the time, so this isn't necessarily confirmed. There are several different appearances of the Marathon logo in Halo. There are also interesting similarities. For example, the rocket launchers in each series has the word "SPNKR" on it. And the protagonist in Marathonis a "Mjolnir Mark IV cyborg", while Master Chirf wears Mjolnir Mark IV, V, and VI armor.

So as you can see, the 2 games are connected, regardless if it's through an actual story, or just with somegood old nods back to Marathon. This all goes to show that Bungie Studios is truly amazing.

Game Rental for the Month Vol. 1: NFS: Carbon

Hey guys it's me again! In case you don't know, I've been back since Sunday like I said I would. However, my vacation was so long and busy that I didn't want to blog about all of it :lol:. Now on to the juicy stuff.

As you can tell by my title, I'm renting a game every month. That may seem to add up to be a little expensive after a while (considering that it's about $7 now), but I've got an advantage 8). You see, my family uses the Block Buster Total Access service, and for some reason, they give me a free coupon to rent a game. So I can rent a game every month for free, and thismonth it's Need for Speed Carbon.

I've always kind of been against the NFS series, but I don't know why. So I decided to give it a try. I haven't played it much, but what little I have played has been great. I was thinking about getting Most Wanted since I'm a little sick of the whole night-racing scene, but all they had was NFS Underground 2 and Carbon, so I settled for Carbon. Expect these every month, similar to Yodariquo's "Kakyoku of the Week __" blogs, except monthly.

Well, see you guys on the flip-side (wherever the heck that is). Please post!

Vacation No. 2

I'm going on another vacation, this time to Disney World (the one in Florida). I'm leaving this afternoon, at about six, and I'll be back next Sunday (the 22nd). It should be a really good vacation, and I'm looking forward to it alot. I'm also going tomy friend's, sister's wedding. I just rented Killzone: Liberation for my vacation, and today I got a really good demo for Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (I'm sure I'll play that multiple times :P). And now my unions know I won't be here for a while. Oh, and if you're wanting an opinion from me about E3, the only thing I can say is that the Sony press conference pwned! See you guys soon!


It's E3 time, yet again, and I'm psyched! It's starts today (I'm posting this at 2:00 in the morning, so yes) and there is going to be so much going on.

First off, a few of my Gamespot friends are having a big conversation on MSN while we watch the press conferences, so if you want in, simply add me to your contacts, and when the press conferences start, send me an IM and ask me to invite you. Additionally, you can find the times for each of the press conferences here.

And when there aren't press conferences, there are stage demos and booth tours for individual games.The games I'm most excited about are: Halo 3, Kane and Lynch, Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, Strangelhold, Timeshift, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metroid Prime 3, and, well, alot more.

I'll leave with a few questions: What are you interested in for E3? Are you even interested in E3? Do you want to ba apart of my IM conversations during the press conferences? I'd like to know!