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Alright, it’s been a while.

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve played, beaten, and wanted to sit down and write a bunch of different reviews for the games that I got. But due to the lack of views, comments, etc. that I have received it became indifferent to me. However, I feel like I should write more reviews to give those who may stumble across this later on down the road a chance to read up on some stuff. So expect some new stuff soon.

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Categories: Uncategorized

Planetside 2 announcement and Battlefield 3 Specs (better have a super computer)

Apparently I missed out on the first Planetside, but the second one has been announced and it sounds like a great idea. If you don’t want to (or don’t have to, for that matter) leave the house. However, on further inspection of the 2003 title for PC it seems like an original idea that, for whatever reason, never got picked up by other developers. The new one looks awesome, look at the video in this link:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/07/08/planetside-2-mashes-up-mmo-and-fps-once-again/

All the more reason to get an awesome new computer. Just need more money first…

In other news, the people at DICE studios recently released the specifications their PC customers will need to be playing on (at minimum/recommended). Since “DICE’s focus on making Battlefield 3 a PC powerhouse” is paramount to their successful forumla, they make this game really powerful. Check it out.

http://www.shacknews.com/article/69210/battlefield-3-pc-specs-revealed

Minimum

  • Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
  • Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card

Recommended

  • Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850\

 

Two more reasons to get a new, super powerful computer. Still need money.

Categories: Uncategorized

Outrage over Team Bondi and their management

So for the past week or so, there has been increased heat over the way that game developer Team Bondi has been treated by their boss (Brendan McNamara) and why Rockstar didn’t step in and halt this process. Here is a link to another story furthering the depth of the problem within the company.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-07-05-la-noire-the-team-bondi-emails-article

This article pretty much goes over what the management did incorrectly, and how the staff was expected to work 70 or more hours a week without overtime compensation. It’s honestly a shame how poorly that both Team Bondi and Rockstar handled their development teams, and why this is bad is because of the precedent that it sets. If the standard for a 43k salary in the video game world is acceptable for that amount of work, major publishers who own several companies (EA, EA Sports, Activision) will strive to create this type of work environment.

But many of you may be asking, “Why do I care? I’d kill for a spot working at a video game company, it’s a labor of love!” Well, while it may seem to be a job to kill for, if this standard is pushed for it will overall limit the creativity for video games. Companies like Bungie thrive on unique working environments and excellent working conditions, even if they have to work massive amounts of time all at once. It’s expected for some aspects of the game, especially before it’s released, but you know Bungie, creator of Halo, has the resources to create a suitable working environment for 70 hours a week, if need be. If anything, a standard like this needs to be held in high regard rather than what Team Bondi has let happen. Even though Rockstar has been active about saying that they will not deal with Bondi again, I fear the company may start a new IP because of the insane success of L.A. Noire.

Don’t let quality fall to the wayside in short term views of money, developers. It’s only going to hurt you in the long run.

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Working on the Mortal Kombat review

Quick update to everyone, I am in the process of writing and finalizing my review of Mortal Kombat, should be done by tomorrow. Also, there’s a rumor flying around that the PS4 is in the works already.

Source: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/118/1180451p1.html

However, the article is skeptical, and for good reason:

“We’re not remotely convinced by this, partly because it flies right in the face of Sony’s much-publicised ten-year strategy for the PlayStation 3, and partly because Sony execs like Jack Tretton have been so very vocal about how un-bothered they are by Kinect and Wii U. A 2012 PS3 successor would be more than a little premature”

My thoughts exactly, IGN. Why in the world would anybody want to go out and buy a new PS3? They have only been around for a couple of years, and the highly publicized views of Sony executive Jack Tretton would make this an obvious contradiction.

Or it could be a new marketing maneuver. Whichever it is, I hope they don’t create a new console for at least three or four more years. I need to save when they cost over a thousand dollars.

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“New” Infinity Ward-esque games in the future?

Following litigation and lawsuits from the two ex-heads of Infinity Ward and Activision, the two that departed (Jason West and Vince Zampella) have created a new studio entitled Respawn Entertainment.

This website popped up sometime yesterday, and it’s pretty mysterious. But since these two founded the Call of Duty series, I expect some kind of new, innovative game that the industry truly needs.

http://www.respawn.com/games/

I have NO idea what the blurred out picture is, but hopefully it’s something awesome. These guys really know how to create buzz.

God I hated Bridesmaids.

I’m new to blogging, this doesn’t make too much sense.

I hate how cats wait until you sit down, or lay down, or generally fucking relax then they want you to open doors for them.

When I graduated High School, it was stupid. My friend’s brother is graduating tomorrow and I can’t help but feel he must think the same. The best part about high school for me was when I got to leave.

Saw Bridesmaids. I hated that movie. I love to go out and watch well made movies, and my girlfriend and I were going to have a great time watching a romantic comedy for her and something silly and light-hearted  for me. But the horrendous atrocity to film making we witnessed made me want to carve my eyes out with a butter knife. Bad acting, good potential, bad delivery, good potential, bad plot, good potential, bad everything. Maybe if I vomit in my mouth then swallow that, then drink a pint of rubbing alcohol everything will be better.

I need more music, people need to recommend me more stuff.

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