i think this year was the best X-Mas i have had for a LONG time.
aside from from the usual cloths, candy and lotto tickets (which NEVER seem to pay out around this time of year) here is what i got in cool to "NINTENDO 64 KID" reaction.
an ultimate Sam Flynn.
Exit DS, Call of Duty World at War, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 ( i need to play a new MW game SINCE i got hacked down to level -1 in CoD4 MW1 and you need to beAT LEAST level 1 to play the online playlist.)
so if anyone can help me get UN-deranked in Modern Warfare i would really appreciate it.
4 1400 microsoft points cards, that's 5600 points +what i already have it brings me up to 6900 points. or converted into canadian dollars its $110.40.
and here it is my "Nintendo 64 Kid" gift.....................
A 250GB XBOX 360 HDD.
i was freaking out a 250GB hard drive is EXACTLY what i wanted, my 4 year old Halo 3 20GB HDD was almost full. how full i only have 1.3gb left on it. now i can get all the new map packs, DLC and many more arcade games.
this truley was the best X-Mas ever.
stay tuned for tomorrows Boxing Day Haul.
usually i do all figs at once BUT my computer likes to "recover tabs" or "restart" all on its own and i don't know why, so instead of doing one big blog i will break it up into parts so if it does conk out i wont have to rewrite all 5 reviews again.
ok so i was able to find all these on Friday the 25th, im canadian so we don't have the "peeper spray" deals like you guys have. just deals that keep us here and spend here.
first up is....
he comes with a Halo Reach spartan laser which is a new mold from the other lasers that have been made, its heavier more solid and has a more detail in it (like the screen on the side) and also comes with one frag grenade. he is spot on with the helmeted version but this time he has a face, to ME i think they could have put more "emotion" in his face. he reminds me of tobey maguire from the movie Brothers. i would highly recommend this guy if you want a full noble team set (helmeted and unhelmeted) or if you are really into stop motions.
he comes with a plasma pistol a plasma grenade (with nowhere to put it) a removable mask and two shields which are molded in a way so they correspond to each arm. i am NOT happy with this figure mainly because he cant stand to save his life, he has such little feet and backwards legs and knees. also he has a new head joint which i kind of like the neckrortates 360 and it pivots up and down, it makes it better for this fig. also the gun doesn't fit(i mean it fits) but it doesn't look right with the figure, it would be better if they game him a needle rifle instead of a plasma pistol. all in all if you were to get one fig from Series 5 i would skip him.
i was also able to find some games i wanted for a while as well, like Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare $11 NEW at walmart, it was a platinum hits and the "spine art" was just black lettering on a white background. i fixed it and it looks proper now.
Big Bumpin $5 an canadian tire new. and finally Black Lagoon 001 $3 new.
stay tuned for Part 2.
i was got these a while ago but i was too busy playing Gearsof War 3 to bother.
anyway i was able to get the all the figures in the Halo Anniversary line, normally i do a little review of the fig's BUT my computer is being a "richard" and this is the 3rd time doing this blog. so i will just do pics and links.
MASTER CHIEF (HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED)
DUTCH (HALO 3: ODST)
CORTANA (HALO 3)
ARBITER (HALO 2)
GRUNT (BLACK) (HALO 3)
and if your able to gather all 5 together you will be able to build the difficulty plaque
and i got 2 more series 4 reach figures
SPARTAN MARK V
i was also able to get the rest of the figures in the Gears of War 2 series 6 line,
thats it for figures.
i was FINALLY able to find Dirty Harry, i have been wanting this forever.
Gorillaz The Fall i just stumbled across it and i had to get it.
and i also found Lost Planet Extreme Condition collectors edition it was $4.99 used at eb games and i just had to get it (im a sucker for a steel book), too bad it didn't come with the plastic sleeve.
Duke Nukem #3
Halo Fall of Reach Covenant 4/4
and Gears of War #20 .
i was going to post this on launch day but i just got SOO into horde2.0 and couldn't pry myself away from it.
anyway here is an unboxing of the Gears Of War 3 Epic Edition, i paid about $167 wit tax for it. this is the second game over $150 i have, the first being the Halo Reach Legendary Edition.
the front of the box has the red OMEN and the games name written on it.
the side has Marcus in the statue pose.
and the back of the box shows the contents.
the top just has the OMEN symbol.
and the Styrofoam has the COG logo imprinted it it like Halo Reach's foam had, and there you can see the art book and "limited edition".
and the art book with its beautiful are on the front, its about 100 pages long.
and this is what the "limited edition" looks like (minus a slip cover), the box has come embossed lines on it (you cant really see it too good) and the wings are also embossed. i also want to add that the box (and art book) feels like the Bioshock 2 collectors edition box does, it has this soft silk rubber feel to it. have no idea what it is made of.
opening up the case reviels the game case that looks like a hard drive type thing, its really but i wish it came with a slip cover of the normal editions art. also the box is held shut by strong magnets (they also hold the COG compartment in place).
and here is mt favorite part of the "limited edition" the metal COG "award". this thing is heavy its 150 grams OR about 6 AA batteries (if you want to know how heavy)
and here is the back of the COG, at the bottom you can the code for Adam Fenix which is lasered on. i would have liked to see it been stamped in like the other lettering. OH and the code has already been redeemed so don't waste you time and do w whole CSI photo thing to try to get the code .
and this is what the game case contains, a sheet of stickers, the codes for 48 hour trial and infected OMEN weapon skins and............a single page of "instructions". this is BS i was hoping for a thick book with lots of backstory on the characters and events and weapons, but no they give you one sheet of paper on the controls and a website to get the "full" manual. i thought Black Ops and Duke Nukem had small books but THIS is total BS.
anyway under the game case is the COG flagand my hand for size comparison.
and wrapped in the flag are some photos, the last will and testament of Adam Fenix, a semi clear certificate of the octus medal and...........
........a Hammer Of Dawn schmatic and a letter to Marcus from fis father Adam.
and the main part of the Epic Edition, the Marcus Fenix statue. it is 9 inches wide at the base, 11 inches high and a weight of 3 3/4 Lbs.
a close up of the vary well detailed face.
left side of the statue.
now i thought this statue lit up with LEDs and on the box it certainly looks like it was lit up with LEDs
right? it looks like they are real working lights, but instead they opted with "glow in the dark"
now i wasn't able to capture the "glow in the dark" effect on my DSi so i had to use a black light and thats why its all purple and BRIGHT. the only things that "glow" are the immulsion on the base, the shoulder "lights" NOT the watches they only glow under the black light, and the back lights whichwere painted sloppy as you can see above.
OH after subjecting it to a VARY bright (just now) i found that the Lancer ALSO glows, its faint but its there, too bad the OMEN doesn't glow as well that would make it better.
and lastly the box comes with a background to make your statue look better.
Whew that was long, now im off to play more Horde 2.0. i hope this time i can get past wave 20.....oh who am i kidding people suck too much to get past wave 10. and you cant join or BE joined once the game starts.
EB games had Tony Hawk Ride on sale for $9.99, i went to get one in store but they were out. so i checked the website and they did and i got it for about $16 with tax and shipping. and i know some people think it sucks but for $16 for the board and game its not a bad price.
i went to walmart and i saw these and i just HAD to have them... Reboot Seasons 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 these were about $21 with tax. Reboot is one of the best CG animated shows of all time (but the series ended on a cliffhanger WTF you know).
i went to my comic shop and saw HE HAD A BIG DADDY
he was selling it for around $30, i thought it was a good price........UNTIL I WENT TO ZELLERS because they had at least 8 Big Daddys for (get this) $19.99. $19.99!!!!!!!! $10 less what i got mine for, and its not i can go back and get a refund.
anyway he is so Bad A$$ not only is he awesome to look at BUT he lights up
he is vary well detailed even on the metal rusting. my only problems with this is there is not much articulation (posability) because the joints are a bit tight, also he is VARY hard to get standing up. you cant have the arms at the side you have to pretty much pose him like the pic above, with both arms out or else he falls over.
DO NOT PASS HIM BY if you see him in a store get him, because he looks soooooo cool and bad a$$ anywhere you put him.
and i also got some new comics, the LONG awaited Halo Fall of Reach Covenant #2 it seems like forever since the first issue came out.
Gears of War #18
and lastly (for comics) Duke Nukem Glorious Bastard #1 (cover B)there are multiple covers i think i got the common one.
and i also got the Duke Nukem Figure for $20 (no mark up there) and you know for some strange reason i don't feel like opening it, i want to leave this in the package unopened.
and lastly i picked up Guitar Hero World Tour (new-ish) for $11 it wasn't sealed but it was the "show" box sooo, but it was cheaper than the used so thats good.
OH OH OH OH one last GREAT thing.. XBOX LIVE REWARDS ARE NOW IN CANADA!!!!!!!!
good thing too cause i need to renew a year so that will net me 200 free points.
yes after 12 years Duke Nukem is back, and he is real this time.
i was able to pick myself up the Balls of Steel edition and here it is...
the front of the box with Duke looking through the window.
the back of the box (yes back)
the side of the box which has the contents.
and the info side which is basically the back of a normal 360 box.
and the top of the box with Dukes logo.
and you open the top and this greets you.
beneath that are the MINI cards, Duke poker chips AND my favorite the dice with the Nukem logo, OR they can be used in Fallout New Vegas .
and now the Duke bust, i thought it would be some hollow cheap piece of crap but it has got some weight to it and is something to behold.
and the side of the bust.
and the back.
and the art book "History, Legacy and Legend Duke Nukem Forever Art From The Vaults" AND something you don't see in too many collectors editions a Certificate of Authenticity, and it looks good not some piece of paper. and its numbered i have #60,089 i don't know how many there are but the highest number i seen was over 100,000.
the comic and bumper sticker, the comic at the end has a promo for MORE Duke Nukem comics coming in july 2011 by IDW.
and the Duke papercraft, don't know what pepercraft is? google it and have fun.i don't think i will cut this up, instead i will scan it in and print out a copy.
the front boxart(nothing too special about that)
inside the case with the disc (real) and manual.......i don't know if you can call it a manual cause it is only 4 pages, Call of Duty Black Ops had a bigger manual than this.
and the art inside the case, you dont see too many games with that.
ah "Dukes Big Package" DLC, which gives you more health, big head mode and anexclusive multiplayer wardrobe. and this does not come in the box it is something you get from the cleark from EB Games.
as well as getting the game i also got the limited edition guide it was 30% off if you get the game so i don't feel bad about getting it. the logo there is reflective and i couldn't find a "out of" number since it is a limited edition.
and the back of the guide, 1996 History In The Making 2011.
and this isn't DNF related but the guy gave me some Tactics Ogre tarot cards.
and that's it, i paid about $111 for it a bit much but i feel it was worth it even though Gamespot gave the game a 3/10 (and i hope the reviewer gets Jeff Gerstmann-ed)
about a week ago i got the newest line of Halo reach figures, they have been out since april but somehow my region is the last to get them in. i got 6 in total (the complete set, not counting the exclusives), and here they are.
ODST JETPACK TROOPER
AKA the "Bullfrog" comes with 1 removable jetpack and a magnum also a removable leg pouch, i don't know if it is supposed to come off or if they didn't add glue (like they always do) but it comes off and can be put with other figures. the shoulders however do not come off as well as the chest. now i like this figure but it has some problems like the arms they only move up and down but doesn't rotate giving you the ability to have it hold a DMR AR or shotgun, so that's why he only comes with a magnum (a one handed weapon).
SPARTAN MILITARY POLICE CUSTOM (MALE) (TEAM BLUE)
he comes a DMR and one frag grenade, shoulders and chest are removable. i like this figure alot because his armor in the game is only available if you have Halo Waypoint, i also like him because his chest armor is unlike any other chest in the reach line. it is packed with pouches and gives it more dimensions to the other "flat" ones. his head comes with "attachments" (which don't come off ), i would like to see on these multiplayer figures to have wrist/forearm pieces cause it doesn't look that good bare.
ELITE SPEC OPS
now he comes with a new reach weapon the energy sword and one plasma grenade and a removable helmet. unlike the halo 3 elites the armor doesn't come off, if yours did you might need some super glue. this guy comes with a energy sword which is different from the Halo 3 swords because this one is more solid in color and not clear, and has some electric paint lines on it. i was hoping that under a black light it would glow but no. this figure is unlike the others because it has a butt pouch where the grenades go, and he has more weapon holes one on both legs on the top of his back AND one on the lower back (the "tramp stamp" area). its a great figure but like EVERY SINGLE ELITE EVER it cant stand well, the feet are still rounded. i might mod one and put the feet on a belt sander and make them flat, Oh and one last thing i don't know if its just mine but the sword doesn't fit well in the hands like past sword elites.
he comes with a mask, goggles, methane tank, plasma pistol and.....a plasma grenade, i don't know why the grunts come with a grenade since there is no peg for it to fit on to. but I found a way for the grunt to "store" it. this grunt has pointy elbows (you can see in the pic) and the point is small enough to hold the grenade. this is the same grunt from series 1 but only the face mask has changed, other than that its the same other than color. the pistol fits vary well in the hand and despite the HUGE tank on the back it can balance surprisingly well.
SPARTAN AIR ASSAULT (FEMALE) (ROSE)
she comes with an AR frag grenade and a whole lot of disappointment, but i will get to that later. this is the first Reach female spartan (if you don't count Kat), the only thing removable is the chest and that's it. there are no shoulder armor because THERE ARE NO HOLES, even the default noble 6 comes with armor holes. but they used the Kat sculpt which had pegs instead of holes cause the robotic arm was too small for the holes. another thing is wrong is the knees, if you look at the pics in the link the grey knee part between the pink are angled forward instead of straight up. this makes hard to balance and get in a "neutral" pose, and in order to get her to stand you have to have her in a bent position. along with that the toes are fused to the foot meaning they don't bend like the males, i don't know why they couldn't fix THAT. but the good thing i like and the best thing is this is the ONLY multiplayer figure to have a silver visor, all the others have a gold. so if you are collecting the figures in this series i would leave this one as the last to get as i did.
at last he is the final member of noble team to come out and it was worth the wait. he comes with a sniper rifle and a frag grenade. the shoulders are removable has the sniper clip and a knife (which is bent from being in the package and can be fixed) the chest might be removable but the head has to come off first cause he has a whole hyabusa thing going, the ghillie suit also comes with a little backpack thing on the back. its not as big as Jorges but is a fit flimsy its attached by 2 thin bits of plastic. now to the rifle its bigger than the halo 3 sniper by i think double and the bipod legs are folded up so there is a less chance of breaking them. the thing i LOVE about this gun is it has "strap" holes (i don't know the tec term for them) they are for if you don't want to have it pegged in on the back you can put some string through and have it slung over his back like a real rifle. i would suggest getting Jun first cause he is the coolest figure in series 3.
all of those cost about $100 with taxes and its totaly worth it.
in other news i beat Dead Space 2 on Zealot, it wasn't hard until i got th the "red rooms" after the spinning lasers of death. it was easy cause i did the node glitch and maxxed out all my weapons and had tons of credits and safe items horded.
and now i am FINALLY playing Call of Duty Black Ops and i have only played Zombies and training grounds and i am loving it. i just wish there were more Zombie maps though ( i DO have the WaW maps for it)
the other day i went to Kelowna (i dont go often) and when i do usually find some good hauls, but this time could have been better. i was hoping to get tons of new Halo Reach figures but i only could find these at Toys R Us.
HALO: REACH SERIES 2 2-PACKS
it comes with the Spartan Mark V [B] in gold and steel and Spartan HAZOP custom in cyan and white with 2 Assault Rifles and grenades AND 2 JETPACKS. this is the only pack in which the jetpacks come with the figures (Series 3 does have a ODST bullfrog with one). the gold spartan doesn't come with much armor no shoulders or leg or butt pack, only the wrist utility. the jetpack the thrusters are fixed they cant be moved in or out which looks like hes flying (kinda), they should have made it so you can put them back in but who knows maybe they will fix it for series 4........but i doubt itand there is no hole on the back of it.. like all the other Reach spartans he is vary well detailed even down to the "crotch plate" scratches.
now on to the cyan HAZOP, again vary well detailed (no "crotch plate" paint ) he has a JFO right shoulder pad and a CQC pad for the left and a TACTICAL/TRAUMA KIT on the left leg (i don't know if it is removable or not). i don't know if this is only my HAZOP but the jetpack was a little hard to put on, like the chest was molded more. that's my only problem with that one. and as for the Mark V [B] i have to put his leg back to get him to stand up straight, cause if the legs are together he wont balance unless hes slouched over.
other than that this is a must have pack, OH and the jetpacks are only for Reach figures and not Halo 3 series and they do work with Kat, Carter and Emile oh my GOD Emile looks so bad-a$$ with the jetpack and it blends to his back like it was molded to him.
SPARTAN CQC VS. ELITE MINOR
this comes with the Spartan CQC in green and Elite Minor in a metallic royal purple. it also comes with a DMR, Plasma Rifle, frag and plasma grenade. now as much as i like the spartan i kind of hate this one simply because the joints are insanely stiff, it feels like i might break the thing if i move the elbow, other than that i love itand it just might be mine.
and the Elite Minor well first of all its the better of the 2, it can stand easier than other elites AND the helmet lines up with the elites 4 mouth parts PERFECT other times they are a little warped and don't quite match. not this one it likes up 100%. the armor configuration is new unlike the halo 3 series elites the armor IS NOT removable and interchangeable, i guess that's because you can mix and match elite armor in halo 3 but in Reach its one full piece.
i got them both at toys r us for $67.18 with tax ($29.99 each) one wal mart had the jetpack pack for $5 less but i already got those before i found out. AND i was hoping toys r us would have TONS of halo stuff like new figures and those mini mates but all they had were the 2 2-packs and lots of Ghosts and Warthogs, and not even the exclusive mud splattered hogs just the normal ones.
anyway i went to eb games and found a game i wanted for forever, Lionel Trains On Track at $4.47 with tax i couldn't say no, but until i opened it up and saw THE FRENCH INSTRUCTIONS i might have said no i have no idea how to play it at all and its like a sim city type game.
and lastly i finally found a good priced 16GB flash drive, its the Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive it was $39.05 with tax ($34.87 before) and i needed a new one to store my 360's DLC and what not since the ultra speed one i got on boxing day was below recommendations and i did not trust it to keep my DLC safe.
DO NOT BUY THIS FLASH DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AT ALL!!!!!!!!!
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today i finally finished the Seriously 2.0 achievement in Gears of War 2, i started tring for this on the 22nd and i finished today.
i started out with about 10,000 killsand i got about 17,000 on the 22nd and 23rd and i hit 40,000 yesterday and finished tith 10,000 today. i could knock out 1000 in about 12 minutes and 5000 an hour, i found the Act 5-5 brumak waybest it gave about 75 kills (give or take) and was the fastest.
on tuesday i finally preordered Duke Nukem Forever BoS edition it will be about $111.99 with tax and everything. and i also got a code for the First Access Club which will give me early access to the demo before it comes out, sadly the demo is not out yet and the game being delayed till june 14 i wouldexcept it to come out early.
and while i preordered duke nukem i also preordered Gears of War 3 Epic edition (no idea whats in it) for $10 (it will cost over $167 i also got a GoW3 beta key (thats the UK version, the NA looks the same but no 18).
and lastly i picked the new issue of gears of war #16 they changes the price, its now $2.99. i think they are now covering the pendulum wars, its different it no longer has wildstorm on it and doesn't have that weird feel to it (it feels more like a normal comic).
anyway thats it...oh i do have one more thing.
i have a Dead Space Ignition download code (no pic ) i want to trade for another code like a halo reach banshee avatar item or a Call Of Duty Black Ops avatar flight suit. if you want to trade pm me and we will go from there.
yesterday my local comic shop got in the new Halo Reach series 2 figures, and i got them all (that i didn't have already).
the grunt comes with a needler and a plasma grenade along with methane tank and mask. he is not much different than the other grunts hes a little bigger than the halo 3 ones.for the life of me i couldn't get the needler in the handsbecause the gun is a bit flimsy and the hands are so tight you have to pry them apart to get it. another problem i found was the tank, i couldn't get it to fit all the way down so there is a gap between the shoulder straps and the figure itself, but that is no big deal it still looks great.
first off i want to say WOW, WOW, WOW. there is a ton of detail in this guy they took the time to put paint on the feathers on the mane and forearms, and even the armor looks good there is no battle damage like others. he comes with the needle rifle (new gun) and a plasma grenade, the grenade is pointless i think cause there are no butt pegs like the spartins and elites have. and furthermore he has no holes at all (giggity )so you cant store the weapon on his back. they added new things like rotating forearm and more articulation at the reverse knee (i hate those things). the only problem i had were the gun cant be held with 2 hands only one can hold it and it has to rest on the other, or it slides down and becomes a cane. and the other is he is hard as hell to get to stand up straight because of that damned reverse knee,i think mcfarlane should include stands for the figures that are hard to stand (like the elites and these guys.)other than that this is a way cool figure.
SPARTAN CQC CUSTOM (MALE) (WHITE)
this guy comes with a grenade and a$sault rifle, the chest and shoulder pads are removable and will fit with other figures. i love the detail on this guy, first he is not a pure white more a "old" white like aged and secondly the decals like the UNSC logo to the little yellow triangles EVEN dirt yes there is dirt painted on his boots. also there are "extras" as in for arm attachments (which aren't out yet) and.....and uh crotch hole for something like emiles grenade belt thing. finally the gun he can hold it in one hand great and in both hands vary easy you don't have to muss with it lots.
and now i save the best for last KAT. she comes with the pistol (new weapon) and grenade, her chest armor and shoulder pads are removable BUT due to her robotic arm mcfarlane changed the way they did the shoulders. the peg is on the are and the pads have a hole in them so they can only be used on KAT and no other figure unless you make a peg for them. love this figure it is the best one of series 2, i love it simply because she can hold the pistol in BOTH hands like she would in the game and pics. no other figures with the pistol could do that. just a few things bug me like the toes are fused to the foot so they don't move like the others i don't know why they did that. also for some weird reason the only way i could get her to stand was to get her in a weird pose, not like the other spartins where they stand straight. i guess that was because they wanted to to be more feminine, i guess it works. i would say if you had to could only get one figure from this series i would go with KAT she is just the best looking figure.........now there is just Jun left in noble team.
i also got the final book of Halo the fall of Reach Bootcamp- last one in the series but i think there might be a covenant series after this. anyway all figures plus this cost about $71
and finally i got the new reprint of Halo Contact Harvest it was on sale for $12.96 with tax ($16.99 reg) no other book store had this book so i went with this instead of The Fall Of Reach.
after months of waiting and hoping that someone will get the Mcfarlane halo reach warthog in i had finally found one.
this thing is huge its about 15 inches long, 8 inches wide and 6inches high (without turret, about 8 with). it is vary well detailed....in terms how it was cast, they could have added more decals/paint the whole interior is blank and the paint job is clean like it just rolled of the UNSC warthog line.
it fits the halo 3 figures vary well but the reach line not so well THEY fit they look a bit big for it.not too many problems but the ones i found on mine were the turret, i don't know if its supposed to snap in or pop off with a slight angle. and also on the turret the bottom pivot point was super loose, i didn't want to tighten the screw cause it might break so i instead used a twist tie that held it in the box to fix it. it seems to work. and the top pivot cant pivot much cause the ammo barrel pops off too.
i got it for $39.20 with tax ($35 without) and it is totally worth the money, and should be a must have for any halo fan.
along with the warthog i got 2 reach series 2 figures.
carter comes with a DMR and a grenade, which i don't know why because both his but pegs are taken up by a pack (i think its glued in place) other than that both shoulders are removable and chest which is decked out with all sorts of gear. this figure was perfect, i didn't find anything wrong except i couldn't figure out hot the arms went.
ah the elite officer, the first thing i want to say about him is that the shoulders and chest ARE NOT REMOVABLE!! i took of the shoulder only to realize that it was glued in, so don't try to take them off unless you have some super glue handy. he comes with a plasma grenade and a new weapon the Concussion Rifle, the gun is not a hard plastic but a soft rubbery materiel. when i put it in his hands it was pointed down it just doesn't look right, i might be able to get it to work if i fiddle with it but that will have to wait. other than that i love this figure so bulky and full of angles, OH and they added new articulation, the knees are now able to rotate. but they still made the feet round making it hell to get to stand right.
they both were $15 each so about $34 with tax.
and lastly i got the new halo cryptum novel it was on sale ($11 off) so i had to get it while it was on sale, and it was $21.
oh and one last thing i would like to have a moment of silence for my xbox 360 headset #7 or 8 (i lost count) for toady he died (broke)
R.I.P. #7...or 8.
yesterday the day i was waiting for for months arrived, the launch of Dead Space 2. although i wasn't able to go to a midnight launch i did pick it up about 12 hours later at noon.
so here are some pics of my Dead Space 2 Collectors Edition.
the front of the box sleeve and left side.
the back and right side.
the top of the box has the CEC logo.
once you get the vary tight sleve off the box folds open to show some amazing art of Isaac and The Sprawl.
on the reverse is more art showing Isaac in space "shooting" necromorphs.
to the left of that (on the other flap) shows some art of the cla$$ic plasma cutter.
and the game case itself.
now incase your wondering YES there are 2 discs, i don't know if they both have multiplayer but i will find out soon.
there is the instruction book and code for dragon age 2 "dead space 2 knight armor" (you have to use the website to convert the code like the DS ignition)
the soundtrack/rom video, i think it has some content for the pc or something.
the list of all the songs, not to bad.
the (stupid) EA online pass code and zealot suit and force gun.
the pre-order rivet gun.
the art litho(you will see why they included this at the start of the game)
and the box the replica plasma cutter comes in.
and there she is the plasma cutter.
no your not seeing things wrong, that's what it looks like in my hand. 2 fingers fit on the grip.
and heres a size comparison to the inflatable plasma cutter which looks more life size than the other one.
and there it is all lit up, and yes that white light is on the gun. at first seeing it i thought it wouldn't work and it was just some cheap bead but it wasn't.
and this is what the light looks like on a wall. it may not seem like the ingame plasma cutter BUT if you go around your house in the dark with it on it does give you a Dead Space horror.
so that's what the collectors edition contains, not bad for $89.
i also picked up the tie-in movie Dead Space Aftermath it was about $22 at walmart and clocks in at 78 minutes.
and lastly i picked up the 2011 Guinness book gamers edition at zellers for $13
AND got a rare halo odd pod the yellow EOD what makes him special is on his left foot (the one lifted up) there is a stamp saying 204 of 302. so there were only 302 of those made and i was able to find one.
and that was my day i just wish eb games had the limited DS2 guide but they only had the normal, oh well.
i don't know why (maybe it was i had some money) but i decided to get Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige Edition, it was the last one eb games had and i think THAT pushed me over the edge.
the box and its enticing RC-XD.
the case is made of metal which not too many game come with.
and the back of the case with the i guess Black Ops logo.
now here's something you don't see too often, inside case art.
the back, spine and front.
the DLC codes for avatar gear and CoD WaW zombie maps (must get WaW) and the instruction book, which is VARY minimal it doesn't have much info. i was hoping it would be thicker and have all this great art but no only 4-5 pages of black and white text.
and now thew medal in its box (sorry for the bad pic) on the back of the box is the logo and inside the medal case is placed in a velvet cutout.
and the medal itself it is in its case which flips open to double as a display stand.
and this is the RC-XD resting on its display stand, all 4 wheels have independent suspension. now the only bad thing about this AND the remote is that they take 6 AA batteries EACH, you would think they would come with an option for a rechargeable battery pack but i guess they didn't think that far ahead.
and this is the remote with the screen on top, the turn wheel and trigger. it also takes 6 AA's
i also got a DSi Xl screen protecter kit hopefully i can put it on right.
CoD BO PE cost me about $168 with tax ($149 without) so it hasnt really gon down in price since launch.
also i got 2 new comics Gears of War #15 and Halo Fall of Reach: Bootcamp 3/4 they were about $9.
and lastly i decided to get the reprint of Halo The Flood i wanted to get The Fall Of Reach but walmart didn't have it so i got this for $12.48 with tax and 30% discount.
OH and i want to add as of 4pm i beat the last level of Battlefield Bad Company on hard which wasn't that hard.
its about midnight on the 18th and that means that there is one more week left until Dead Space 2 comes out YAY!!
also today i gotC.O.R.E. for DS, i know it got a 3.5 and may be bad BUT but i got it for only $1 (and tax) so it wasn't that bad.
it was the best one left cause they only had hanna montanna and jonas bros and NOT even for $1 will i go for those.
boy was that a good boxing day, i have had better but this one was alright. here's whati got.
first i went to EB Games and stood in line for about an hour (yea the line was long) and when i went in i found.
mad world ($14.99)
and lost via domus, those 2 were 2 for $20 if they were $14.99 and under.
than i found,
Tekken 6 that was red tagged for $6.99 new, i also got the new GameInformer that was $5.99.
so that trip was $36.94 (with tax)
after that i shoped around and went back to EB and got,
Brutal Legend and,
Quake 4 (which didn't come with the second disc)
and 1400 microsoft points, i might get the halo reach maps.
that trip was $44.78 (with tax).
next i went to zellers and picked up,
the Action Replay DSi, now i can finally cheat using my XL.
that cost me $33.59, which was a better deal than walmart (at $35.99)
and finally i went to walmart and got,
Eagle Eye and Tropic Thunder, along with
an 8GB flash drive. i was going to go for the 16GB they had for $19 but they were sold out, i bet they were the first to go.
that cost me $23.44 (with tax)
so that day i spent $138.75, i was hoping to find more deals but i didn't find much i wanted.
hopefully i will find more when i go back tomorrow (tuesday).
Merry Christmas gamespotters i hope your having a great day, i am and i want to sharesome of the things i got today.
the mcfarlane halo reach ghost, it actually fits the spartins, elites and mabye grunts. i LOVE it, its just awesome sauce.
the Avatar special edition.
the completecollection of halo Odd Pods, Series 1- http://spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=454
Series 2- http://spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=462 (i already had the brute and arbiter) and man does that spartin laser look boss.
no christmas is complete without some hotwheels.
and some cyber clean, its like a goo that cleans electronics. i am HOPING that it will get all the screen scratching dust on my DSi XL (used for these pics ).
i also got the usual socks, underwear and other clothes. along with candy, DUD scratch tickets and a $30 burger king gift card.
all in all it was a good christmas, not the best but still good.
and i am looking forward for boxing day so i can get all the stuff i didnt get.
Clue 01: Van Nguyen
Clue 02: Jody Robinson
Clue 03: Guy Cocker
Clue 04: Matthew Gravish
Clue 05: Chris Watters
Clue 06: Kevin VanOrd
Clue 07: Aaron Sampson
Clue 08: Alex Sassoon Coby
Clue 09: Werner Goff
Clue 10: Jan Heir
Clue 11: Randolph Ramsay
Clue 12: Andrew Park
Clue 13: Mark Walton
Clue 14: Justin Covert
Clue 15: Sophia Tong
Clue 16: Kurtis Seid
Clue 17: Giancarlo Varanini
Clue 18: Justin Porter
Clue 19: Ryan MacDonald
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
yesterday i was able to go to town and i got a good haul.
first i got the Gears Of War comic #14
and Halo Fall of Reach: Boot Camp#2together they were about $10.
than i went to wal-mart and got leadercla$$ ROTFJetfire it was $28 even with tax ($25 without), they were on sale from $35. now i can finally combine it with Optimus Prime.
than i went to london drugs and i found the thing i have been looking for for months, aHalo 3Series 7 SPARTAN ROGUE (BLUE)
he comes with a sniper rifle and 2 plasma grenades (which are painted, unlike the halo reach plasma grenades). i think they used an older mold or something cause there is only one leg weapon hole, and the rifle is easy to put in the hands.
i dont know how long i have been waiting to get this figure, too long and i love it. it cost about $16.79 with tax ($14.99 without)
and lastly i preordered Dead Space 2 Collecters Edition it comes with (i believe) a 1:1 full scale Plasma Cutter, making this THE best collectors edition EVER. i put doen $20 on it and have about $65 left.
i also got a code to download Dead Space Ignition free for 360 or PS3, since i was a sucker and PAID for the game when it came out i dont really need the code. so i might put it on ebay or if someone wants to buy iy i will sell it for 200 MS points OR trade it for another game or DLC code.
yesterday i went to town and picked up my copy of Fallout New Vagas, i was lucky to even get this cause when i made my final payment the guy at eb told me that i was 3 people away from not being able to get the collectors edition. but after i went to wal-mart i didn't feel so lucky, i saw it for about $10 less than what i paid.
anyway here are the pics of it.
that is it with the cardboard sleeve on it.
and that's the back of the sleeve.
and that's the box itsself its kinda leather-ish.
you open the lid and you see the All Roads graphic novel which gives a little back story to the game, its vary well done. (the cover reminds me of wheres waldo).
and beneath the book is the good stuff, the coin, the chips and the game......which DOESNT have the shiny sleeve WHICH IT SHOULD HAVE since its a collectors edition.
and that's the game box contents, the manual, an ad the disc and added bonus clas$ic pack which gives you an armored vault 13 suit, a vault 13 canteen, a weathered 10mm pistol and 5 stimpacks. (for the price i paid you would think they would also give you 10,000 caps)
and here is the "platnimum" lucky 38 chip, its made of REAL metal not plastic and has a morse code on both sides. i translated it and it says on the 38 side-232077 and on the 200 side-112281. i believe they are dates cause there is a dot on the 38 side on the 10 making it 10-232077 and a 7 on the other side making it 7-112281. from what i heard its when the bombs fell, i may be wrong.
those are the 7 poker chips from all the casinos, i am not sure if they are made of clay or some really good plastic but they are vary well done.
under the game is the making of dvd (i wish they included those dice)
and under that are the playing cards, see that gold stripe they made it like a pack of smokes and how you open it too.
those are some of the pictures on the cards showing you who some of the characters are in the game.
and thats that the backs look like, they make it like they took the cards from all the casinos and made one deck out of it.
i want to play this soon but i want to wait to get the game guide.
and also i got Dead Space Martyr it cost me about $19.
a few days ago i was finally able to find the new Halo Reach figures, and i got em all (all but the exclusives).
and here they are.
this is the default noble six if you don't upgrade him, he comes with an assault rifle and a frag grenade. they did a good job on the detail on this series the armor looks battle worn and not fresh off the press like in halo 3. there are pegs built in on the back to stick the grenade on so no need for additional pegs. they did a lot of things right but the same thing keeps happening the forearm just below the elbow is molded wrong and it makes it hard to put the weapon in the hands, other than that its perfect.
SPARTAN HAZOP CUSTOM (MALE) (OLIVE/STEEL)
this too comes with the Assault Rifle and Frag Grenade along with shoulder pads and a leg satchel thing which doesn't remove. again vary nice detail comes with grenade pegs......and something new a belt hole andforearm holes. i guess its to add more armor to which i guess might be later in the series. this too suffers from the gun problem but not as bad, they also for the series changed the toe and head joints so the toe is on a ball joint and the head has a better range of motion.
he comes witha Shotgun, Kukri knife, Frag Grenade and 2 canisters that go on the belt peg like the grenade. this figure uses the belt hole for grenade launcher shells, i tried to remove them nothing worked so i think they might be glued in or really really stuck. it might come out butim not going to force it.the chest armor comes off as well as the shoulders, but not the leg pack or arm ammo thing. now the knife doesn't fit in the shoulder and if the gun is in the hands........ha ha ha well THAT wont happen cause the trigger is blocked by plastic and in order to fit right has to be cut off. anyway i stuck the knife in his armor to store it.
he comes with his machine gun Turret and backpack, i love this figure he is my favorite of this series. the backpack is removable and has a weapon hole on the back as well as the figures back, so you can put a weapon there if you want the backpack on or not. he has grenade pegs but no grenades, and no belt hole either. the shoulders come off i think, and the chest does not. i have not found any flaws with this figure except the pack on mine is a little loose and might fall off and it can be hard to get hm balanced. other than that i just LOVE him.
he comes with a Needler and Plasma Grenade yet the box pic shows a plasma rifle, he too has grenade pegs on the back which is a first since other elites in the past they had no grenade holes. now i do not like the plasma grenades there is no color detail its just a purple ball. but it can be painted no biggie. the armor is not interchangeable its just one piece except the helmet which can be removed.i don't like the helmet in this either, cause the 4 piece mouth armor comes off with the helmet and it looks lazy(you can see it in the pic above). they also fixed the knees now they rotate, but i just wish they would make the elites feet flat cause it is hard to make it stand when they are rounded.
this figure has a removable helmet, gas mask, and backpack and comes with Plasma Pistol and Plasma Grenades. 3 grenades and NOWHERE to put them, no grenade pegs on this figure at all. the backpack is heavy and you would think it wont stand but it does, vary well infact cause they had that in mind when they made it. the gas mask i guess it fits on the lower jaw, other grunts had it going in the mouth like a gag, and the helmet just fits over that. now the joints have made it WAY better than the other grunts because they are ball joints like the spartins heads not like the spartin shoulders and that makes it way better.
i got these at london drugs for $14.99 each and all cost about $100 not bad.
thats it for now.