Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Top 3 Games of 2014

I have played many games over 2014 and I have selected my personally favorites. Here in no particular order are the best games of 2014.  ( also, not all of these came out, in  2014 but they still made the list because I played them in 2014)
This is by far my favorite Multiplayer game on Xbox One. Noting got my blood  pumping as much when I heard the bass drop, of  the titan falling . The movement style in this game was fast and probably the most fluid in any game I have ever played . The idea of everyone having the same kill streaks adds a extra level of depth. The NPCS running around adds more kaos. Burn Cards, what are abilities what last on only one life and make the game more stressful and intense. I spent over two days in land of Titanfall and I cant wait to see  Respawn's next project.

This game had a rough start, the tutorial is god awful but once you get over that, the game hits it out of park, with throwback gameplay and a fully fleshed out setting and world. You B.J must defeat the Nazis what have taken over,  after they won world war 2. I am a totally a history nut, so I was in love with idea of a world envisioned as if the Nazis had won the war. You also had really interesting characters through out the game such as the old war buddy , B.J's love interest and my personally favorite scumbag General Deathshead. I really think Wolfstein The New Order should not be missed.

This game  kicked my but over 1,000 times but I came back smiling and slightly enraged. Hotline Miami is one of those games , what make me,  happy to be a  gamer. I was sitting in bliss while my character who  wore a Tiger mask was beating some poor guy with a pipe.The music pushed this game over the edge for me. The Music kicks ass in this game.This game also has a  Delorean what a mazing .Its also worth noting that the pixel art style is a nice throw back.
Honorable mentions
Ryse: Son of Rome 
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Mario Kart 8
Spec Ops: the Line 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Cart Racers

     I have, what you would say a renaissance with cart racers.

   I got a Wii U for Christmas and immediately got Mario Kart 8. (ALSO THANKS MOM FOR THE WII U. I LOVE IT!) I have also been playing Sonic All-Stars on my Xbox 360.

    Its just been bringing a lot of awesome memories of my youth. When I was younger, I would duke it out with my sister on Crash Bandicoot Racing. We also had Mario Kart 64 but it had the B.S Yoshi Level where I immediately got Lost. (It didn't help that I was like 5-8 years old, attempting that specific level). I personally  was more of a Crash guy, but my house burnt down and my cart racers were lost with the ship. That was end of my cart racing career until almost a decade later. The tail end of the 2014, I have gotten back into cart racing.

    I think more than anything, I think this shows how we associate video games with memories, events in our lives. It makes me happy when I think of hours,  me and my sister played Crash Bandicoot racing and at some point we are going to have a cart racing party.

Now I need to back to the track.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Observant Part 1

Or the lack of. I went to McDonalds about 17 miles away at noon.Noon is when the masses go to McDonalds. I saw some the most interesting people watching I have ever done. I think I have better understanding for 21st century people and the McDonald employes. Now when driving the closer I got to civilization the crazier things were 

Then I got to McDonalds. there were probaly a 75-100 people were at McDonalds between the drive thru and inside.Well I swore to myself that I would never work at McDonalds after seeing that many people . This also made me thankful for my job. I have what you would call a highschool job as a cashier and it would never get that busy in a hundred years. So I know a lot of us think we have it rough as students or teachers but just because you think they don't deserve to be over the poverty line because you don't think you make enough is rigged. I dont think the minmum wage should be raised but it should be for a massive corporation such as McDonald's what had a 4.9 billion dollar profit. Now one of the bigger arguements is that are troops in Iraq only get paid approximately excluding benefits 19,000 dollars. Now I think instead of telling the McDonalds people to suck it up. I think the McDonalds could cut there profit magin by a smige and the goverment could raise the soldier salarys a little just saying that f###### ridiculous that soldier only get paid 19,000 as a private. I aint gettin shot for minimum wage. The U.S miltary budget is bigger than the next 10 countries combined. So stop spending all of the money on your Black Projects and start spending it on your troops.

 Time to get back to McDonalds and I walked through the front door and a long behold another McDonald customer had spilled there orange pop in front of the front door. I got in line that was basically a less dangerous version of the Hunger Games. That's were thing got interesting. At first I saw a manager and a troubled kid try to clean it  but he grabbed the wrong mop so he was told to go get a different more effective mop. The manager had to back to the front line ( cash register). So then some elderly people walked in and didn't notice the spot and proceeded to walk right into the spot. They were utterly disgusted and they saw the Chaos, So they left. There two sides to this scenario on the one side you this old people who were disgusted by the spill and then you had the poor manager with troubled kid who got the wrong mop. No one was really at fault but they both had completely different perspectives on stain. it was a chore for one and a disgusting thing for the other one.  The next people who walked were a dad and son there were possibly the most oblivious people I had ever seem they walked right through the mess without a care in the world and then proceeded to track filth throughout the whole McDonald's.  

  Its funny that I could've just been ignorant to whole situation and then proceed with my day but I chose to access the situation what is a skill what is disappearing by every  generation o .

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

VGXS/VGAS are they even worth it

The VGAs or VGXS are a yearly gaming award show what takes place in December. This has been a hot topic in the gaming industry either for its ridiculous show what is at some points cringe worthy or its awesome reveals such as No Mans Sky what looks like the next big thing.

So who runs the show,Geoff Keighley. He is the heart and soul of the VGAS. He has made some poor choices in the past such as hiring Joel Mchale who during the 2013 show and Joel completely ripped him a new a##hole. You could even tell he was getting upset with Joel. He has a tainted history such as when Geoff was pictured with Doritos and Mountain Dew (pictured left: for people that dont know that is a bad sign in gaming industry that you have been bought out by the big guys).

So why do I still support Geoff because I think he is a genuine gamer who has been in the industry since his childhood and I think his corporate overlords Cough (Spike TV) mainstream his show for the YOLO generation. I have watched him on Gametraliers and on previous VGAS and I truly think hes a good guy .

So if you have time and your mildly interested in video games. I think you should give the VGAS a shot. They have gotten away from there Spike TV overlords and they do have some good content on their show such as mini Documentaries , interviews and of course game reveals.