Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My future PC gaming rig

I've been trying to get a hold of some money for a new PC for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I would come close to getting, but someone would always get in the way, like new PC parts would come up and I would have to do new research on it, or I would have to splurge from my PC fund to pay for more important things. Finally, though, I think I'm actually gonna get that god damn PC I've always wanted this summer!

My current budget for my dream PC is around $1000, and that doesn't include the essentials such as a monitor, keyboard & mouse, etc. The process I'm going with is one of the Intel core series. I've been bumping around a few sites on which Intel Core process I should get and I feel a bit torn between the i5 and the i7. Some people say to just go for the i5 and just overclock it instead of paying extra for the i7. It makes sense, but I'm still interested in getting the i7 simply because I want my PC to be future proof. I know that I'm not going to be making use of the i7's HyperThreading, but who knows. Hopefully I'll make up my mind soon...

I'm not very fixated on what ram and HDD I'm getting, but I am a bit concerned about the GPU. I've always trusted ATI more then Nvidia, but now there's these facts and figures around how Intel CPUs work better with Nvidia GPUs and AMD CPUs work better with ATI GPUs. I'm sure that they'll all work together just fine, but I'm looking for optimal efficiency, here. Again, I sure hope I make up my mind about my GPU. If I do stick with ATI, I'll be getting the Radeon HD 5770.

I already got a gaming case and motherboard ready for the parts (even though I plan to get another motherboard later on,) so my plans are going pretty smoothly.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Status update - 06/27/2010

It's that time, again! My plans for the week! I've been playing lots of new games in closed beta this weekend and whatnot. I got to try out Fists of Fu which is pretty neat (for a Chinese Elsword ripoff.) I've also been playing Genesis A.D., an online FPS title. It's SOOOO much fun! A real great throwback to twitch based shooting.

Anyway: I got a tour set for a new MMO called "Hero: 108 Online". It's based off a cartoon show on Cartoon Network with the same name. Honestly, it looks OK. Nothing amazing, but looks good enough to hold the attention of its target audience.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Status update - 06/20/2010

Oh look... It's another one of THESE posts...

Time for another update: I'm still playing Cosmic Break and I'm currently writing up a preview article for it. I mentioned that I wanted to do a review, but with the current state the game is in, giving it a review would be a bit unjust since cash shop items are available with in-game money and lots of mech parts aren't available yet. I figured I'll wait for the re-release in July before giving it a review.

Favorite Game - Magician's Quest

Let's get one thing straight: I'm a pretty big Animal Crossing fan. I've never been a fan of life sim games in general, but there's something about AC that's so relaxing and enjoyable. Maybe it's the idea of living on your own with no cares or responsibilities in the world that draws me into the game so much. As much as I like AC, the events and activities in the game get stale after awhile. The AC series hasn't had many significant changes since it started back on the Nintendo 64 in Japan as "Animal Forest". As an AC fan looking for a change of pace, I found Magician's Quest (MQ) about a year and a half ago. After playing this game for a good year, I can say that MQ is a good alternative...despite its glaring issues.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fun & Free - Transformice!

Here's a somewhat addictive little flash that I found recently: http://www.transformice.com/en/

Ever wonder what the game "Lemmings would be like if you could play it with others? Well here's your chance. Transformice is a multiplayer online flash game that plays similar to Lemmings. You're a mouse trying to get some cheese along with other mice while trying to get the fastest time back to the mouse hole. Players can also player as special shaman mice that can create objects to help other mice get the cheese.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Status update - 06/13/2010

Hello, everyone. I've been having way too much fun last week and it's actually been getting in the way of my writing! I'll be playing Cosmic Break made by CyberStep. It's a strangely addictive multiplayer online mech shooting game. The graphics are very retro, like an old N64 game. The battles are incredibly hectic and fun. My only grip I have with the game are the imbalance of players on each union. WIZ and DOS seem to outnumber BRD (my union) 3 to 1. Plus there are a lot of players on my union that don't know how to play very well. But no matter... Those players will get kicked into shape soon enough.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dungeon Fighter Online - Official Launch Interview

My first article for OnRPG.com got uploaded!

It's all pretty exciting for me. I feel like a real somebody now!
Looking at it a bit more, I think I could of asked some better questions here and there. And I'm actually kinda glad that different pictures were used (since the ones I included kinda sucked.)

All in all, I'm overall happy of how it came out.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Status update - 06/09/2010

Hey, everyone. If those haven't been looking at my twitter page for updates (it's right in the top right hand corner of this page, you know!), I thought I'd like to take a moment to post a little bit of what projects I have going for me this week OnRPG.com: