Halo 2 Vista Review

So obviously it’s 2014 and supposedly Microsoft said that the servers would shut down in summer of 2013 for Halo 2 Vista.  I had the good fortune of being able to purchase the game, play online, and beat the campaign. Again… It does not run as good as I want on my PC. However, it’s still very fun to play. I found Easter Egg, Scarab Gun and blew up everything in my path. It was amazing to finally be able to use such a weapon.  Aside from that, I found multiplayer was difficult to do anything in. There were less than 50 players, and sometimes I couldn’t even connect to the damn server. I honestly really good at Halo, but Halo 2? I couldn’t beat the other players, they were always about 6 kills ahead of me. It’s usually the other way around, but that’s in Halo; Reach, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Anyway, the online experience was “meh” as in like above 5 out of 10. The game itself must be around 8 to 10.  A weird thing though is that the achievements were a little off. Complete the campaign on Normal Difficulty, worth 100g. There rest are 10, 20, 30, and 50 gamer score for any other in-game achievement. Other than that, the game is fun, multiplayer is a bit different, and I frankly can’t stop playing in the past with this great game.

343 owned and it's affiliates. I do not own this image.

343 owned and it’s affiliates. I do not own this image.

 

I do not own this image, it belongs to rightful and respected owners: 343industries and Microsoft.

I do not own this image, it belongs to rightful and respected owners: 343industries and Microsoft.

Taking a Step Back

I’ve probably pondered this for a long time with out actually saying or doing anything at all. What is this “thing”? Well back in 2012, February 22nd, the PS Vita was released. Now, this isn’t the first mobile device we’ve seen. There was Game boy Color, Game boy Advance, Nintendo Ds and all those Nintendo products. There are also iPhones and other small mobile devices. PS Vita however, brought the intense magnitude of a gaming console. PS Vita was a huge success and inspired Nvidia to create their “Shield” mobile device. Look at where they’re at with that thing?!?!?

Now, my question is, where is Microsoft’s Mobile Device? I once cared for kinect, but when it had little of use, I decided to no longer care for it. Which is another reason why I still refuse to purchase an Xbox One. Anyway, PC Laptops are cool, but the real question is Microsoft capable and willing to actually create a Mobile gaming device with the same strength of the Xbox One? I mean it’s been quite some time, and it seems as if Microsoft is only concerned with their new modeled Xbox One and their little camera. Great games should be mobile and not only on Console. Examples: Halo. Halo use to be able to be on Xbox and PC. Now since the release of Halo 3, there is no PC version available. So do what you will with this info, just know that Microsoft is behind in the race of Entertainment and currently losing the console war.

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! Week 1

I’ve noticed something really wrong with my gameplay and capture card! The audio does not match with the video. For example, I shoot a gun at someone and announcer says “One Kill to Win”. Except, the gun shoots 10-15 seconds later after I fired and the announcer is also really off. This means one of two things! My PC needs a fix up. Or I just buy/make a new PC. This problem usually only occur when the PC itself is handling to much or the video was recorded to long. For these reasons I have to postpone major projects and I have to use a friends computer. Other than that I will still be working and I hope you guys stick around.

***AWESOME UPDATE***

2k Australia is developing the next Borderlands! Here’s what they’ve released as of now. ***PLEASE note: These can change at any time! As the players we can choose from “Athena”, a character introduced in the DLC “General KNOXX’s Secret Armory” of the first Borderlands.  We also have “Winhelm”, a cyborg-terminator acting dude from Borderlands 2. ****SPOILER AHEAD***, he try’s to kill you in the story of the second game. Next, is a mystery character that we don’t know to much about and if you try going on the borderland wiki, her/his name doesn’t appear in anything, the character is “Nisha”. AND finally our loveable WUB Master…. “CLAP-TRAP”. Yes we can finally play as the little f***er and have some fun with the gang. On another note, don’t attempt to go up stairs in the game…

We’ve also been told(We, as in the gaming community) that the game is a prequel and set after the events of the first borderlands and before borderlands 2. Another note is that the title of is called “Borderlands The Prequel”. YAY! World scenario, the players are set at what appears to be the moon of Pandora and other little substations. Basically, when Jack and Hyperion are rising to power and the giant “H” station of death is under construction. One more thing, the next borderlands will not be available to Xbox One and PS4. The game is for Xbox 360, PC(maybe, I don’t know for sure), and Playstation 3.That’s it for now, happy gaming and blogging.

March Games! MARCH!

Here is the scenario, it’s March 14th, 2014. You have all the new systems and their memberships, but what games to buy between now and till the end of march? Here is the list of games that will be coming out now to end of march along with their corresponding systems!

  1. Yoshi’s New Island(Nintendo 3DS)

March 18th:

  1. Deus Ex: The Fall(Windows;PC)
  2. Final Fantasy X HD Remastered(PS3, PS Vita)
  3. Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered(PS3, PS Vita)
  4. Metal Gear V: Ground Zeroes(PS4, PS3, X360, XBO)
  5. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z(Windows, PS3,X360)

21st:

  1. Infamous: Second Son

25th:

  1. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma(PS3)
  2. Deception IV: Blood Ties(PS3, PS Vita)
  3. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls(Windows, Mac)
  4. Mercenary Kings(Windows)
  5. Smite(Windows)
  6. The Witch and the Hundred Knight(PS3)
  7. TitanFall(X360)

31st:

  1. Age wonders III(Windows, Mac)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_in_video_gaming

Wow big list huh? Well these are the games that aren’t afraid to be released sooner rather than later. The other games include Destiny, Halo, and others. Keep in mind I do not own any of the games or it’s affiliates. All rights reserved to their respected owners!

http://nintendoeverything.com/yoshis-new-island-boxart/(I do not own this image or the games affiliates)

http://nintendoeverything.com/yoshis-new-island-boxart/(I do not own this image or the games affiliates)

http://gamingbolt.com/infamous-second-son(I do not own this image or the games affiliates)

http://gamingbolt.com/infamous-second-son(I do not own this image or the games affiliates)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deus-ex-the-fall/id633443676?mt=8(I do not own this image or the games affiliates)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deus-ex-the-fall/id633443676?mt=8(I do not own this image or the games affiliates)