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Borderlands Box Art Released

It remains to be seen how the game itself will turn out, but if the recently-released box art for upcoming game Borderlands is any indication, it will be absolutely fantastic.

Because really, how can you resist a game like this? It’s dystopian mayhem that just begs me to play it. The game should drop in late October, if I recall correctly.

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August 13, 2009 Posted by | Gaming, PC gaming | , , | Leave a comment

In All Fairness: Games For Windows Live

First of all, let me start off by saying that I haven’t been too kind to Games For Windows Live in the past. Among other things, I’ve said that nobody is even aware of its existence, that it’s useless so far, and that it needs to be scrapped completely and replaced with something new.

Recently, I’ve made an honest attempt to put my own biases aside and look at the situation objectively. On the one hand, GFWL doesn’t approach the utility of Steam, not by a long shot. That being said, most Steam users have a rather short-term memory about these things – for the first several years of Steam’s existence, it was roundly mocked and derided as little more than Valve’s version of DRM. I’ve had some bad moments with Steam personally, most notably when my computer is temporarily without internet access – Steam throws a righteous fit. GFWL also has some challenges that Steam hasn’t faced, like trying to adequately interface PC gamers with console gamers. Continue reading

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Gaming, Tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Game Preview: Mirror’s Edge

If there is one game that I will almost certainly be buying when it comes to market, it is Mirror’s Edge, by Electronic Arts.

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge

Saying that this game looks slick is putting it lightly. From what I’ve seen so far, the graphics are gorgeous. The designers decided to forgo “realism” (which, when referring to videogames, is in and of itself an oxymoron), instead creating a stylized world with vibrant and vivid colors. Continue reading

October 7, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Far Cry 2 Release Date Announced

North America is getting Far Cry 2 on October 21st. It is being released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

I can’t wait.

*Update: all you hipsters are ending up here instead of at this post, which is newer and has more information regarding the game. check it out.*

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

September 6, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | , , , , , , | Leave a comment