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Top 10 Best Games I've ever played

Top 10 Best Games I've ever played

1. StarCraft + Brood War (PC, 1998 )
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, 2007)
3. Team Fortress 2 (PC, 2007)
4. Counter-Strike (PC, 2000)
5. Halo (Xbox/PC, 2001/2003)
6. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC, 2005)
7. Tyrian (PC, 1995)
8. Super Smash Bros. Melee (NGC, 2001)
9. Pokémon Red/Blue (GBC, 1998 )
10. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (PC, 2009)

The big 3 E3 conferences in small blurbs

Microsoft Conference (4/10):

I thought the Microsoft conference was pretty bad. Most of the games they showed were not even exclusives (RE5, Fallout 3, FFXIII). But the new Live/Arcade stuff looks pretty cool (Portal, South Park, Geometry Wars 2) Also much of the stuff is "copied" from Nintendo, and Sony, like the avatars, but Microsoft is the king of copy, and the copies are usually better than the originals (cough...Windows, Zune cough...). The Gears of War 2 stuff was pretty cool, but that was about it.

Nintendo Conference (6/10):

Nintendo's press conference was pretty good, especially if you are the casual gamer. Casual gamers rejoice with Wii Sports Resort, Wii Music and Animal Crossing. Very smart move by Nintendo. If you are a hardcore Nintendo gamer, you would probably be extremely pissed right now. No new Zelda, Mario, Metroid, and Star Fox game announced yet. But the Wii, in my opinion, is not a hardcore console, it is a casual gaming console. Also not much DS stuff, other than GTA. I'm sure Nintendo's got something for us hardcore gamers soon.

Sony's Conference (8/10):

Sony's press conference, in my opinion, was the best of the big three in E3. There were games that appealed to the casual gamer (LittleBigPlanet), and many games that appealed to hardcore gamers (God of War III, MAG, Resistance 2). I pretty excited about MAG, a 256-player multiplayer shooter. Also, there were a few PSP new games announced including Resistance, Midnight Club, Loco Roco, and Patapon. I think Sony is about to make a comeback.

OMFG!! StarCraft II announced!

My dream came true. The sequel to my favourite game ever has been announced. More than 9 years since the release of the original StarCraft. I thought the Blizzard's first trailer was kinda long for what it is, but I really liked Tychus Findlay's (the marine) last line, "Hell. It's about damn time." I haven't seen the gameplay videos yet, but I saw the images. Look almost identical to the original UI, and units. It just has a graphical boost. Blizzard is only featuring the Protoss. There are several new units for the Protoss, including

1. the Immortal (able to activate a shield, seems very effective against siege tanks)
2. the Stalker (quick unit, that could "lunge" forward very quickly)
3. the Phase Prism (warps units from Gateway/Warp Gate to the Phase Prism, also could replace the Pylon power)
4. the War Prey (big air unit that increases in damages the longer it attacks)
5. the Mothership (build one only at a time, could create black holes, could shoot a timebomb, that surrounds the ships stoping missiles from attacking it, an ability to destroy anything under it)
6. the Colossus (fires 2 lasers, 2 of them obliterated ~50 zerglings in the video)
7. the Phoenix (fires lasers, ability to overcharge (similar to the stim pack) to fire multiple lasers, but makes it immobile for a few seconds).

The Terran have only 1 new unit, the Reaper, that have jetpacks to jump around uneven surfaces on the battlefield. The Zerg doesn't any new units, but the Zerglings could transform into suicide bombs that could obliterate an army.

The graphics look awesome. It's very colourful, and flashy, unlike the original. The game might incorporate DirectX 10. According to Blizzard, is going to have a revamp. They aren't getting into details yet. I really like the UI. I looks just like the original. You could also select an infinite amount of units of a time, making huge rushes easier. I just hope the game comes with their signature campaign editor. The game was also in development since the release of Warcraft III in 2003.

StarCraft II looks very good, and it is from Blizzard, so it will be good. Blizzard hasen't dissapointed me yet. Blizzard might take some time to release a game, but that time will turn into quality. Blizzard promises that it will be fun, balanced, polished, and true to the original before they will release the game. May 19th, 2007 will go down as one of the greatest days in gaming history.

Guild Wars 2 announced!

Just got my PC Gamer and there is a huge cover story about Guild Wars 2 and Guild Wars: Eye of the North (Guild Wars Expansion). It says that Eye of the North will be the bridge between Guild Wars 1 and Guild Wars 2. According to PC Gamer, Guild Wars 2 will be a pretty different game. There will be a fully persistent world, new character control, high or no level cap, and a "world" vs. "world" PvP. The environment would also be graphically better. Also the world will include small events, like a dragon flying over. You could kill the dragon or let it cause havoc upon a town. Obviously, you will be rewarded for every event you complete. "World" vs. "world" PvP will be the normal large-scale PvP. You could read more in the May 2007 issue of PC Gamer.

Tried out tons of DS games

My friend got a job at EB Games a few months ago. His boss lets him try out a few games at a time. He just tried out S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and Custom Robo Arena. The best part about his job is that he get discounts. He is the most hardcore player I know. He uses almost all his money on games. I usually give him information about games, since he rather play games than research about them. I made a deal with him that if I give him the latest game information, he would let me play the games he gets to try out and the games he buys. So I spent my spring break studying and playing DS. I got to try out many games, and bought some too. I bought Elite Beat Agents, New Super Mario Bros., and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. So I put up a list of the top 10 best games I've played/tried out on the DS.

Top 10 Best games I've played or tried out on the DS
1. Mario Kart DS
2. Meteos
3. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Elite Beat Agents
6. Kirby: Canvas Curse
7. Metroid Prime Hunters
8. Clubhouse Games
9. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
10. Trauma Center: Under the Knife

Battle of the RTS'

Clear Winner for me: Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Supreme Commander is too complicated, and hard to play. Also, the game requires a pretty damn good PC. Tibberium Wars on the other hand, is easy to play, and has a lower system requirement.

My list!

Top 10: Most Anticipated
1. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty/Heart of the Swarm/Legacy of the Void (PC)
2. Modern Warfare 2 (PC)
3. Diablo III (PC)
4. Battlefield 3 (PC)
5. Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams (PC)
6. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
7. Natural Selection 2 (PC)
8. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PC)
9. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 (PC)
10. APB (PC)