Waiting for PC versions of Games Sucks


I hate frakkin’ waiting to get my hands on good video games. It sucks more when console people get to play it months ahead of me.

Red Dead Redemption has had a lot of good press coming out since it’s launch. I really like this game. I got to play it back in March at PAX, before even all the 360 nerds got their greedy little hands on it. At first I thought that I would have it soon enough. I have waited to hear about it coming to the PC, but so far they haven’t even announced it yet. I am fairly certain that it will come to the PC, since Rockstar usually does bring their games over EVENTUALLY. If this one doesn’t come to the PC, I will fight with people.

To make it worse, I just read that Darksiders won’t be coming out on PC until this fall.

And don’t even bloody talk to me about Halo 3…

Keep on gaming people!

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What’s Hot this week?! Assassin’s Creed II


Console gamers rejoice! Assassin’s Creed II is available for your sneaky, backstabbing pleasure. I have heard a lot of good things about this game and I’m looking forward to playing it.

When it launches for PC next year of course.

Is it acceptable for game companies to hold off releasing a game for a certain platform? Sometimes development can take longer for it to be optimized for PC. The controls need to be reworked, menus redesigned for mouse and keyboard use, and sometimes if we’re lucky the graphics will get a boost (GTA4 and Mass Effect). The last thing we want is a game on the PC that feels like it was made for consoles. Lost Planet is a hopeless example of this. I own the game and wanted to like it, but every time it asks me to hit the x button my insides cringe. It may take longer to get a version of the game ready, but release should be held back until all versions are ready.

The console version of Assassin’s Creed II was probably launched to get some holiday sales. Ubisoft was having some financial problems last I heard and a boost in sales will help the end of year reports look better.

Wait until next year to game people!

Dragon Age > Modern Warfare 2


I didn’t think this would happen actually. I thought I was in a minority of gamers that would rather play an RPG then “the most anticipated game of the year”. Apparently PC gamers are all like me, which is a rather scary thought since world domination is on my list of life goals.

Dragon Age: Origins beat out Modern Warfare 2 in sales this week for the PC.  MW2 was of course the top-selling game for consoles, but DAO was number 2 for the 360, and it came in third on PS3. Now this means one of two things. Either all the bad changes to MW2 caused it to lose a significant amount of sales, or DAO is an awesome enough game to beat out MW2 no matter what. I think it’s a combination of the 2 myself.

Dragon age is truly a great game and it’s sales are showing it. I think it will take awhile for it to gain momentum and popularity since it’s new IP. I see this one staying strong with sales for bit.

Infinity Ward really frakked up this one for PC gamers. I’m actually surprised that it’s came in second and not worse. I’m sure they expected higher sales and are scratching their heads in bewilderment. Hopefully they might fix some of these issues to try and regain some lost sales. I’ll buy it if they make the multiplayer suited to the PC.

Keep on gaming people!

 

 

Modern Warfare 2: Is it Worth getting for the PC?


The release of Infinity Ward’s newest game is coming up soon and there have been a few announcements that have rattled PC gamers.

The first of these scary bits of news is that MW2 will not support dedicated servers. This means that you won’t be able to host custom maps or run a server for you and your friends on game nights. This is not a problem if you don’t have friends or don’t like creative user made content.

Speaking of not having friends, you can only play with 17 other people at a time. Matches are limited to 9v9. That’s 9 people on a team. 18 people online at once. Not 24, 32, 64 or even 128, just 18. That sucks. This will not be a problem if you don’t have friends and have no intentions on getting any before your first bingo match at the nursing home.

You will have to connect to some match making service in order to play a game online. That blows in my book.

I have no doubt that the game will have a great single player experience, but it has fallen of my radar completely for multiplayer.

Keep on gaming people!

Welcome to the project!


Hello everyone and welcome to my new project. I am Josh Derocher, self-proclaimed Internet guru.

The goal of this blog is to post 7 days a week with one blog post that’s about 180 words long. The content will be centered around gaming mostly but I’ll throw in some other nerd related things that interest me. I am strictly a PC gamer so that will be reflected in what I choose to write about. Currently I’m playing Bioshock and Oblivion, two older games I missed because my laptop at the time couldn’t handle them. I built a new machine last year so now I can keep up on all the great new games coming out.

I am putting this blog up to get into the habit of writing everyday, to refine my style, and to see if I can generate any response from people. There has to be someone in the world who wants to read something like this.

So brace yourselves for the coming excitement. Tell your friends how awesome this is. Spay or neuter you pet.

Keep on gaming people!