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Your journey to the dark side is now complete.
Updated the top photo to give it more of a magazine appearance. That screenie just screamed "cover story".
I'd never thought I'd say this, but...rejoice! SR4 approaches!
As you can see, it is going to have more of a sci-f approach - space aliens, a Matrix-like Steelport, and other wackiness. Good call.
Later that night, I get a contract to take out a leader of the rival Luchadores gang. Guns, bloodshed...and a final fistfight?!? Hell, yeah! My man can dish it out despite the arthritis!
This was not a scripted move, I chose to do this
Do yourself a favor and stay down!
Boy, I left a mess after this hit!
And then this happened:
But that is a story for another time....
BTW: The DX11-fired graphics in this game are sweet. What a difference from Rockstar's awful port that even lacked anti-aliasing.
Sorry for the missing images; I was re-organizing my photos and moved some stuff around, breaking the above links. Fixed!
Wow...up to almost 2300 hits! Looks like people like to read about Far Cry 3.
I have posted a brief Day 4 update on my other blog: http://burkesjoystick.blogspot.com/2...-stay-for.html
Wow, almost 1300 hits in 48 hours! I wonder if this post will beat my MW3 blog entry that topped over 3000 hits?
BTW: love the humor in this game:
I could post a bunch of these.
And who can forget those thoroughly unique and thoroughly hilarious trailers?
Wow, after four years I just re-read this. Boy was I right. Unfortunately, though, while I expected the excesses of Obama to have galvanized the GOP, it has instead made them more like Braveheart's Scottish nobles. They are completely routed and begging for mercy.
Erik Kain, from Forbes, hits upon the same criticism I had vis-a-vis the tension between the story and the gameplay:
Not so with Call of Duty. There are too many moments where control is taken away from me, where all I can do is walk and follow somebody, for instance, with no ability to raise my gun or jump. Or I’m confronted in one scene with a choice but in another I simply have to do what the game dictates. Or I have a tool that can eavesdrop from long distances but I only learn about this tool for this one mission and then never use it again.
I would like to see this, too:
With stable rules and a choice of tools and weapons at your disposal throughout the game, multiple approaches to each mission, and no gimmicks, a Call of Duty game could be a lot more fun to play.
Thanks! I missed you guys too!
Good to see you back. I hope everything goes well with your Father's recovery. We haz missed you in the PC games forum.
Here we go again:
CALL OF DUTY Past It’s Peak? Analysts Predict Decline
"It’s not like its the end of the earth for Activision, while they aren’t selling 25 million copies anymore, they’re still pushing over 20 million. It’s not time to ring the death knell yet as they still have this huge user base, something not before seen in mainstream console gaming."
Again, it's not that something is really wrong with CoD, it's that the naysayers want something to be wrong with CoD. Not only that, but have you seen just how the competitors are trying to beat CoD? They are blatantly copying it! Check out Medal of Honor: Warfighter:
Special Forces? Killstreak rewards? They might as well call it Medal of Duty: Call of Honor!
Now, don't misunderstand: I am not saying that EA, or someone else, might not improve on the formula, but just that the very gameplay that is being decried as "more of the same" from Activision is being copied into a different engine from a different publisher...and being cheered for doing so! Huh?
Last vid: this wasn't such a good game, but I was trying out my new weapon:
I really like this one, too. In fact, I like how all the weapons in CoD feel sufficient different.
I also did seem to get an unusual number of kills with sticky grenades:
Eh. Nothing special. Just my usual awful best.
BTW: I think the MW3 maps are really cool. I have purchased the last two content collections and was surprised just how high quality they were.
So, if CoD is this much fun, polished, and gets lots of quality DLC...why does something like this happen:
The five franchises with the most votes for “Getting Worse” were Call of Duty/Modern Warfare, Dragon Age, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and Mass Effect.
Or, for that matter, how do you reconcile the above with this:
“With Call of Duty Elite, we’ve had historic successes combined with some important learnings,” he continues. Moving on to Elite numbers, Hirshberg states that “at least 2.3 million premium members and over 12 million registered users are remarkable achievements. When taken in combination with the record engagement of the Call of Duty franchise overall, there is strong evidence of tremendous continued engagement with the franchise. That said, we still feel we have a long way to go.”
Those numbers are nearly double EA's new Battlefield Premium service, by the way.
I think what is going on is the old "familiarity breeds contempt" syndrome. The truth of the matter is that Call of Duty is the world's first video game celebrity in the ultimate sense: a game that has transcended its hobby status and has come to represent a cultural milestone (i.e., the "Call of Duty Generation"). As such, like any other celebrity, it has become popular to mock and hold in contempt, even by gamers themselves. And even as they (sometime secretly) play it!
[Heard an interesting story the other day: somebody was eagerly watching the latest trailer for CoD: Black Ops 2 when their brother walked in on them. What did they do? Switched to porn instead because it was less embarrassing! LOL!]
In short, CoD has become the Brittany Spears of video games.
Nonetheless: money doesn't lie. While CoD might be fun to hate in public, it clearly is still a franchise highly valued by gamers, otherwise Activision wouldn't be raking in billions of dollars with the launch of every title (a strange phenomenon considering it was just voted as getting worse with each iteration!).
However, while "haters will hate", I am concerned that all this largely baseless negativity about CoD will eventually kill a great franchise. Why do gamers like to look a gift horse in the mouth? We complain about shoddy products and about about the lack of dev/pub support, but when we finally get a high quality, high support franchise, what do we do? Try to kill it because it is too popular! Sheesh!
Whatever happens with the future of CoD, I think I finally understand Cpt. Willard's predicament:
When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission... getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around the walls moved in a little tighter.
Yeah, sounds like CoD addiction.
Soon after I enjoyed an even better performance, this time with a newly unlocked light MG (I always seem to do better with light MGs, both in CoD and BF):
I really like this weapon as it sounds really cool and seems much more accurate than the MG36, despite what the stats might say:
I love Predator missiles. And you might not have been able to see, but I still managed to zap a bad guy despite being blinded by a flash/bang.
That was a good match for me: 11:6 - but I still placed near the bottom.
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I am also finding CoD to be a great way to relax when you are dog tired and just want to get some unthinking, effortless twitch gaming in before going to bed. Strangely, I seem to perform much better when tired than awake! Like the other night, where I noticed a strange uptick in my dreadful play. I mean, I didn't get good, but I did start to perform better than usual. Take, for example, this session where I unlocked more than my usual amount of killstreaks and kill confirmed rewards:
For that performance, I was using this:
I know I am probably doing it wrong, but I like to spread my usage of weapons around just to keep things fresh and challenging (as if I needed more of a challenge!).
While I still went a lousy 7:11 K/D, it did represent an improvement...ugh.
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I had no idea that New Egg had a non-electronics section. Looks like they are trying to get in on Amazon's territory.