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2009/08/01

PC Gamers Not Getting Any Modern Warfare Special Editions

First I read that it was just the Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that would not be available for PC, only consoles (PS3 and 360).

Now it's been revealed that PC gamers won't get to play with the Hardened Edition either.

So, now a lot of console fanboys are laughing, and a lot of PC fanboys are crying because of this console-exclusive move. It's gotten to the point where some gaming blogs have come up with ways to create your own Prestige Edition for the game.

Well, I can say that I'm looking forward to playing the game itself, and I don't really care one bit about all that other stuff.

As for the NVGs (night vision goggles), my father was in the navy, and so he likely knows somebody who can get them for free, and I won't have to pay the ridiculous $100 extra for all that extra cr@p. In fact, I think either he or my brother might have something like that anyway.

So there. razz

Source:

Sorry PC players: No Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 2 for you either
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2009/07/31

F.E.A.R. 2 DLC on the way; Play as a Replica Soldier

As if someone read my mind, there's a new F.E.A.R. 2 DLC on the way. This time it puts the player in the role of one of the replica soldiers, which are usually the fleshbags that you use for target practice. This character's name is "Foxtrot 813". Better than "Pointman" I suppose. razz

A while back, I remember posting about how cool it would be if you could play a campaign or a spin-off series just like this, so I'm excited about it.

The mini-campaign, called Reborn, will be about four missions long.

There's still debate whether it will come to PC though. The other multi-player focused DLCs did eventually, and they were free patches too, and at the end of the video on VG247 it says it will, so here's to hoping.

Sources:

Single player F.E.A.R. 2 DLC coming in August
Single-player F.E.A.R. 2 DLC landing next month
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/100/1008718p1.html

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Apocalypse Then- Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines


Developer: Pyro Studios
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Series: Commandos series
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Sega Mega Drive (unlicensed)
Original Release date: 31 July 1998
Genre: Real-time strategy; RTS
Modes:Single player, Multiplayer

On this day in gaming, in 1998, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines was released.

It was an WWII RTS game developed by Spanish company, Pyro Studios, and made the player use small-unit tactics to achieve objectives.

The player controls six commandos, the green beret, driver, marine, spy, sniper, and the sapper. Each of these men has unique skills and equipment to serve in accomplishing the mission goals, which usually include sabotage, infiltration, espionage, and the wiping out of enemy bases.

Going in with all guns blazing is usually a recipe for disaster as your men can only take a few shots before being killed, and this means that more deceptive, cunning methods are required in order to succeed.

I played this game to bits years ago,and some of the missions are easy, while others required the use of some of the game's interesting cheats.

The game was followed by Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty, an addon, and sequels in Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin, and Commandos: Strike Force.

You can pick up Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines here if you want to play a classic. Otherwise you can also try Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty.




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2009/07/30

Bill Gates Says "Leave Me Alone!"

Bill Gates was on Facebook, but was apparently forced to give it up because there were too many people friending him.

Now this is news to me- people actually wanting to be friends with Bill Gates? I thought since the first Windows came out, they wanted to kill the guy?

And this notion might be confirmed by the amount of Microsoft "hatred" going around, which is nothing totally new, I'm sure.

Anyhow, Billy is only working part-time now, so he wants to be left alone so he can "read books" and count his money, no doubt. And no, friending him will not make him pop a generous donation into your bank account.


Sources:

Microsoft hatred is a disease
Gates forced to give up Facebook

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Pre-order Halo 3: ODST and Get a $10 Video Games Amazon Credit





Pre-order Halo 3: ODST, Get a $10 Video Games Amazon Credit
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2009/07/29

John Romero says "Leave me Alone!"

Last month, John Romero tweeted some stuff about id Software selling out, and other such stuff. Of course gaming journos ate it up, and gamers the world over hated on John.

Now he's caught on after reading through a lot of these reports, and has said the following,

"I was wrong about Fallout 3 buying Doom. Zenimax bought both from their $300m coffers. Acquire!"

Followed by:

"Was reading comments about my id/zenimax tweets a month ago. Should not be a news story, lol."

But John, a little bird (it was John Carmack! lol) told us that you like the spotlight. Well, hint taken, I won't say any more...until next time!
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Buy an Xbox 360 Arcade, Choose A Free Game



Buy an Xbox 360 Arcade from Amazon before August 2 and get one of these games free:

Terminator Salvation
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Fuel
Prince of Persia
Sonic Unleashed
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
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2009/07/28

New Dark Mod Update

The guys over at http://www.thedarkmod.com/ have been working some more, and still believe that a beta release of The Dark Mod should make it by the end of this year, with no set date yet.

There's also a new video showing off a combat demo with some Hammerites(copyrighted)...whoops, I mean "Builders" razz.
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2009/07/27

Actor's Ring Name in TV Show Borrowed from Fallout 3



See a resemblance?

I saw something interesting the other night. It was on ECW, the wrestling show. Yes, I do watch it from time to time in the background while I'm busy blogging or doing something else online.
In fact, I have a blog about WWE and all the crazy things that go on.

They had this guy come into the ring and host a interview show sort of like Oprah or something. He looked so ridiculous because his head was shining all over- maybe it was the grease or whatever this guy dunks his head in, and his hairline looked as though it had been drawn with a pencil and filled in with some spray or something.

Anyway, that wasn't the funniest bit. In an attempt to make his dorky looking (and sounding) character have more personality, they gave him a name- Abraham Washington. Not only is this made up of two of America's most famous presidents- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but it's also the name of a character from Fallout 3.

If you've played the game, and you travelled to Rivet City, chances are you would have bumped into an old white guy, the curator of the museum aboard that aircraft carrier. His name is the same- Abraham Washington.

I wonder if it's just coincidence, or if one of their writers is a big fan of the game? Maybe he's a fan of the game. It says that he's going for a presidential-like character. In any case, I prefer the old Abraham Washington guy from F3 to this tw@t.

At least it's not as bad as some of his other ring names, like Abraham Obama Washington, or
Abraham Saddam Washington!eek

The guy's real name is Brian Jossie.
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Video Games Coming out This Week in July 2009: 7/26 - 8/1





360 Wii PSP PS3 PS2 DS PC

Not much out this week. Bionic Commando is coming to PC which is good news, although from what I've read, it has gotten mixed reviews. Some maintain that Wii Sports Resort is the big release this week.

Bionic Commando:
PC ($36.99)

East India Company:
PC ($36.99)

Memento Mori:
PC ($29.99)

Watchmen: The End is Nigh - Part 2 (Digital Download):
PC ($14.99) - PS3

The King of Fighters XII:
PS3 - 360 (both $56.99)

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Xbox Live Arcade):

360

Wii Sports Resort with Wii MotionPlus:
Wii ($46.99) - Wii MotionPlus ($19.99)

Rockin' Pretty:
DS ($29.99)

Space Bust A Move:
DS ($18.99)

Sources:

The Game Release List of 7/26 - 8/1: Wii Sports Resort

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2009/07/26

Latest Gaming Trends: Calling all Gamers

Speaking of ridiculous, there was an ad recently on Craigslist calling for bald naked, thin guys to come and do some acting for a video game or something.

In the same vein, there was an ad on ttlg.com calling for people to do some voice acting. I thought this was hilarious, since ttlg.com, or on any gaming forum for that matter, is full of middle-aged men whose b@lls haven't dropped yet! lol

Gamers do put a lot of effort into their cosplay outfits though.

When you check out the pics, just remember that Gordon has more hair than that, and Ezio is too short in this picture. lol

Sources:

Are You In LA? Are You Male? Bald? Naked? - Culture - Kotaku
http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthrea...31#post1888031
Comic-Con 2009: Gordon Freeman and Ezio cosplay
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Rockstar says no GTA Film: Thank you

Movie games are all the rage, with a number of major titles having films made, or at least a lot of talk about the "possibilities".

Rockstar says it won't pimp out GTA and make a film out of it. It wouldn't work anyway. Think about it- you'd probably wind up with another Crank with Jason Statham in it. I hated that film the first time I watched it, but then the other times I just laughed when I saw it.

Recently I saw that film Meet the Spartans, which had a scene with a guy running around hijacking people and picking up guns and things to kill people. That film was ridiculous.

Sources:

Rockstar: No plans to make movies based on Grand Theft Auto
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Weekly Video Game Pictures& Videos Collection- 07/19-07/25

Wolfenstein: 1
Mafia II: 1
Command& Conquer 4: 1 - 2
Call Of Duty World At War Map Pack 3: 1
Shattered Horizon: 1
Order Of War: 1
Star Wars: Old Republic: 1
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising: 1
Left 4 Dead 2: 1
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta: 1
Dead Space Extraction: 1
Darksiders: Wrath of War: 1
Iron Man 2: 1
The Saboteur: 1
They're Alive: 1
Borderlands: 1
Singularity: 1
Mechwarrior 5: 1
Splinter Cell Conviction: 1
Darkest of Days: 1 - 2
Rage: 1
Assassin's Creed 2: 1
Star Wars: The Force Unleased Ultimate Sith Edition: 1 - 2
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