Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just an update - 7/31/2011

2:13 AM.

Still up when I should be asleep, but here's an update on every little thing you could care less about in my daily life!

I just got invited to a roundtable discussion for the Pre-CBT of Brawl Busters.. Looks like the CBT date is going to be revealed this Thursday and there's going to be no embargo on any information I hear during the conference.

Want to give me some questions to ask the Rock Hippo Production guys regarding the game? If so, leave your questions here in the comment box.

This week is looking good for me, though. Along with the Brawl Busters roundtable, "Agents of Change" DLC for Brink is FINALLY coming out this Wednesday, so I'll have a reason to start playing it again. Really sucks that Brink didn't gain the success I was hoping for, and by the time they patch up and add new stuff, it will be too late. Oh well, I guess.

Other than that, I just started this two hours ago, but I'm already deep into my Rusty Hearts closed beta impressions. I would have started earlier, but a huge gale force storm hit my area only a few days ago. Shit was the heaviest storm I've ever seen, even though some people I know claim that there was an even worse storm that hit us before.

My procrastination powers seem to be growing! Whenever I'm too lazy to procrastinate myself, nature will do it for me!

Nah, but seriously, I hope to have it done before Monday.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CrimeCraft - Review

Guns, Drugs, Sex, Violence and Explosions! All of this and more can be found in the wonderfully grim and dreary world of CrimeCraft!

Back in 2009, CrimeCraft was released by Vogster Entertainment as a subscription based MMO third person shooter that received meager reception. Since then, the game has been updated, tweaked and reworked into a F2P MMO shooter; all while receiving its first major expansion called “The Bleedout”, which features a handful of new content. But with all this and more, does this one finally have enough street cred?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just an update - 7/22/2011

My PC seems to be coming down with something...! My poor baby!

It's been freezing, crashing and locking up recently. I'm currently asking for help over at to see if anyone can suggest some solutions, but so far nothing has worked...

I've tried scanning for viruses and malware using MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, scanned my HDD using WD's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic, rolled back my Nvidia GPU's driver from beta to latest non-beta and swapped out the my 8GB of memory (2x4GB) with my old 4GB sticks (2x2GB). Right now, I'm running this thing with only one 2GB stick and I'm looking for a good memory tester.

Maybe it could be this heat wave in my area that could be causing problems, too.
I'm willing to troubleshoot this as long as I need to, but I hope to god my problem doesn't involve me getting a new PSU, since I'm broke as a joke right now. Even worse, I might not be able to get to try out the revamped CrimeCraft this week.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just an update - 7/15/2011

Well I'm starting to lose interest in GetAmped II. Reasons behind this include lag, horrible updates, horrible service, a crappy community and more!

But not like it matters, since I've been playing a lot of Team Fortress 2 since it when free-to-play. (I've had TF2 sitting on my steam account along with the rest of the Orange Box package for well around two years.) Even with all the hat nonsense, TF2 is hella fun. Almost makes me wish that I had started playing this game sooner. I try to balance out my play time with all classes, but the scout is my favorite by far since he plays out as if I was enjoying a twitch based shooter.

If anyone wants to play TF2 with me, my steam ID is Mikedot. I don't have any favorite servers or anything like that, since I mostly play on valve official servers to pick on F2P users.

Besides from that, I also have a whole bunch of other games I've looking to play soon, like Brawl Busters (which is like TF2, but as a class-based beat 'em up). I also have Rusty Hearts closed beta and Dragon Nest open beta to look forward to near the end of this month.

Oh, and I got set up with a product tour to try out a revamped version of CrimeCraft sometime next week. Should be good.

I'm not looking to ditch GA2 again completely (around $400 wasted on this game, so I'm pretty much obligated to go down with this sinking ship), so I'm just going to treat it like fancy chatroom from now on.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pockie Ninja - Review

Note: This review was done before the "Foil Aizen's Plot" update.

If there’s one thing in this world that I have complete support over, it would definitely be crossover games like Marvel vs. Capcom, Kingdom Hearts, Super Smash Bros., FusionFall, Etc. These games generally introduce people to a series or franchise they would have never been interested in and mix them up to bring out the best of each collaborative world.

Pockie Ninja is sadly not one of those games.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dragon Nest - Closed Beta Impressions

It’s time for some more arcade style goodness with Nexon’s latest action MMO title: Dragon Nest. Developed by Eyedentity Games (awesome name, by the way…), Dragon Nest takes arcade and console style gameplay and mixed with old fashion MMORPG features.

With two successful MMO hack n’ slash titles already under Nexon’s belt (Vindictus and Dungeon Fighter Online), Dragon Nest attempts to set itself apart by mixing fast action with an exciting story, all brought together in a bright and colorful world for gamers of all ages to enjoy.

I managed to get into the recent closed beta test, so I’m here to give you all a little taste of my experience!