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My consoles are: Game Boy, Game Boy Advance(and gba sp), DS Lite, Nintendo 64, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, NES, SNES, and Gamecube. Here is my video game collection: -------------------------------------------------------------------------www.lazyhoboguy.webs.com psn: lazyhoboguy
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I also am active in playing PS2 games through LAN tunneling programs. I play games that have had their online servers taken down. A program called Xlink Kai allows PS2 games with a LAN option to be played online still. Timesplitters:Future Perfect is the game I play the most through this method.
Another long time PS2 online enthusiast and I have created a website to plan PS2 online and LAN tunneling (Xlink Kai) matches. It is:
My youtube channel: youtube.com/user/Lazyhoboguy
So I got Rage and a bunch of other games for cheap during a cyber monday deal from toysrus.com. I paid 9 bucks for rage. Some of my friends were b*tching and moaning at me for getting it because they really disliked it. I knew it had problems, but I was too curious to try it since ID made it.
After playing it about 3 or 4 hours, it feels like Rage could have been a great game, but was rushed out and the games length was padded out with boring pointless things.
The game tries to do many things imo. It has typical linear first person shooting level which are a lot of fun. The weapons are fun to use, the enemies ai is pretty smart as they will jump around, use cover well, and will often rush at you. The problem with the game is that these shooting levels are so infrequent in the game. Rage consists of lots of pointless driving in a vehicle from town to town. You leave one town, drive for a few minutes to another, talk to a guy, drive back to the other town, drive to a quick fetch mission, drive back to a town, drive to the other town..... After about 30 minutes of doing that boring crap you finally might get lucky and get to do a linear style first person shooter level for about 15 minutes. The vehicle sections are so pointless. You drive straight back and forth between towns and there is no real open world. You pretty much drive in a straight line. There are random enemies you encounter, but there is no point to fight them, as your vehicle's ammo is depletable and you will have rebuy it. It makes more sense just to drive fast and avoid the enemies. So you just drive pointlessly between every mission in a straight line for no good reason.
The pointless driving back and forth between towns might be more bearable if the game wasnt riddled with frequent very long loading screens. Every time you leave a town there is a loading screen, once you reach another town there is a loading screen. If you enter any other area in the game there is another loading screen. It really gets annoying after awhile. The game feels as if you spend about half the time driving pointelssly between areas or waiting on loading screens.
Another problem is that the textures in this game never ever fully load. It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen in a game. The textures take 10 seconds to load in front of you, but they never stay loaded forever. The textures only load in your direct field of view, but have to reload every time you turn away and turn back. Its like you have tunnel vision and textures only load where you can see, but it's only temporary. You can even see the textures loading every time when you look down the sights of your gun. It's really really distracting. I guess though it better that they did this than making the frame rate really crappy. The game does run pretty smoothly, and enemy animations looks really good.
I was haing fun with Rage at first since it started off with typical first person shooting action, but then the majority of the time in the game turned into fetch quests, and pointless traveling back and forth every few minutes. I think the game would have been a lot better if they simly made it linear first person shooter. They should have just scrapped the driving sections and the little towns where you can talk to people. ID is know for making linear shooters and I think they should have just stuck with that formula.
I guess one good thing about the game is that John Goodman does some voiceacting in it. After about a hour or so of gameplay though you don't hear from him anymore. Also, there is a doom style space marine bobblehead on the dashboard of John Goodman's characters car in the opening cut scene which was cool heh. Another stupid cool thing about the game is when you crash on an atv into a wall or something. Your body launches into the air while you hear a hilarious scream and watch the ragdoll physics as your body bounces around the environment.
Been a long ass time since I wrote a blog. Part of the reason is that I just haven't felt like it, another reason is that I've been a bit busier as I've been developing more of a social life ha, and another reason is that I use gamespot less because of all the problems it has.
I feel like most of the bloggers that I knew for years and that had me eagerly checking the site for new blogs have moved on from gamespot and it's kind of sad. Some of them check in from time to time but its not the same . There are some other bloggers I follow that I dont know as well, but sometimes make some good blogs too luckily.
Even though I've been blogging less I still have been gaming a good amount. I recently got Lord of the Rings: War in the North on the PS3 and wow this game really surprised me with how fun it was. I couldn't put the game down for a few days until I beat it. It has its share of problems, mostly in the form of semi-unforgivable bugs because it was rushed by its publisher WB Games probably. There are a few bugs that are game-breaking, forcing you to have to restart your game due to you being unable to progress in the game. I didn't have it happen to me, but my friend did, and so have lots of other people when you search about it online. Also, It is marketed as a 3 player co-op experience for online play, however the game seems to handle lag terribly and is pretty unplayable online. That saddened me as I looked forward to playing this online with 2 other guys, but playing it in singleplayer was really fun even still.The computer controls the 2 other co-op partners in the game, but they have an acceptable level of intelligence for video game AI and you can order them around a bit and make them act slightly less dumb.
I am a fan of the Lord of the Rings world. I found the movies to be so-so after re-watching them for the 2nd time recently. I read the book The Hobbit when I was in the 6th grade but dont know how I would feel about it now and I never read the rest of the books because the movies came out and ruined the story for me anyways. My opinions about the movies and books doesn't matter though since I am just a big fan of the setting of the series. I like the whole middle age era with crazy magical sh*t going on thing the series has ha. The enemies and villains in the Lord of the Rings are just so awesome too.
The above paragraph, although a bit of a tangent, does relate to how I feel about the game. The game does a great job of making you feel like it's part of the Lord of the Rings universe. It feels like the quality of a movie almost in the story and voice acting. It tells a tale of a dwarf, sorcerer, and ranger that is supposed to happen at the same time as the main story of the Lord of the Rings. It was cool to go through a new adventure rather than the same one from the books and movies again.
I am a big fan of the Two Towers and Return of the King games on the Playstation 2 and Xbox. They had great combat systems, cool level design, and nailed down the feeling of the Lord of the Ring movies. Lord of the Rings War in the North surpasses those games even imo. The combat doesn't use button combination style combo's like those older games, but feels actually more like a beat-em-up. You mash light attacks on enemies until and indicator pops up that lets you do critical hits. I've been told that the combat system is similar to the newer Batman games, even though I haven't played those myself. This combat system has healthy amounts of gore in the style of awesome beheadings and limb severing though ha. You also can shoot projectiles with your crossbow, and as you level up your character you unlock lots of special attacks that you can do easily by pushing two buttons together. The pacing in this game is really good too. The environments and enemies you fight change right at the best moments, right when you feel like you are almost getting bored of things. One other thing that keeps the game interesting is that you find tons of new weapons and armor throughout the game. You are rewarded for exploring the less obvious areas in levels with treasure chests and other goodies that help you a lot in the game. There are tons of different weapons to choose from and they alter your play style quite a bit which is nice since it gives the game a lot of replayability.
I wasn't expecting much from this game as it had fairly low reviews and I knew it would be a bit buggy. Despite the bugs though I had a huge amount of fun playing it as a singleplayer game. I'd rate the singleplayer a 8.5/10, but think the game overall is like a 7.5 because of the bugs and crappy online problems. I would highly recommend this game to play offline either alone or in split screen. YEP, this game actually has at least 2 player split screen and seems like it would be a great local co-op experience. If you are looking to buy this game to play online, I'd not bother as its online mode seems to not have been tested enough and cannot handle the slightest bit of lag before things get unplayable. It is a shame since the core game is really well- made.
I've always disliked anime. The way that animations were so choppy on purpose always annoyed me. I disliked how most characters in anime look identical except for their haircuts. I never enjoyed the over the top voice acting I'd seen on the few animes I'd looked at.
However, I'd realized I hadn't seen to many animes, so maybe the ones I had looked at were just garbage and not representative of the entire genre. I also was told that in general English dubs are terrible, and yea the voice acting was a huge thing that annoyed me before.
My friend suggested I watch Cowboy Bebop and I had downloaded it and had it sitting on my hard drive for months. Finally started it a couple weeks ago and wow I really really like it. The story, dialogue, and voice acting are all really good. It could pretty much not be an anime, all the stereotypical anime things that normally bother me are missing in this show or are toned down to the point where they don't bother me. I really enjoy the setting as well. Watching space bounty hunters is always cool. Show has a good sense of humor too.
I also watched the movie Spirited Away. I liked it, but at the same time it annoyed me because it had a lot of the typical anime things that bothered me. Thought the voice acting was decent, but annoying sometimes, especially the main character. As beautiful as the art style was in that movie, the animations were really choppy and it bothered me. I know that is supposedly the style of Anime, but just seems lazy to me to have such choppy animations. But overall, I liked the movie for its weirdness and cool visuals. It was targeted at younger audiences too, so I probably enjoy Cowboy Bebop much more since its for adults.
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Some more of my Worms Armageddon online replays.
This is what online play is like for this game. This is called wall to wall and is one of many different game types played online.If you want me to post more vids of other game types played online leave me a comment.
Me killing lots of worms in cool ways in Worms Armageddon on the pc
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