Archive for February, 2012

GameBlips is on XBL (FINALLY!)

Posted: February 27, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Xbox 360

We are needy and clingy. Come and befriend us on XBox Live, please?

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Asura’s Wrath (Demo) – Capcom

Posted: February 27, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Review
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Where to start on this visual assault? It seems that this game isn’t original by any means. While you play this you have to keep thinking back about what you have played before that Asura’s Wrath keeps pulling from? Omega Boost? Shenmue? Panzer Dragoon? God of War? It doesn’t matter. The developers didn’t care and why should we? THE GAME IS AMAZING, AND IT’S ONLY A DEMO!

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Minecraft Monster Mobs

Posted: February 26, 2012 by karaski in PC, Review, Video Games
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As promised I want to share with you a quick look at the monster mobs in Minecraft. There are actually more hostile mobs in the game than I have encountered (some are more common than others) so I will talk more extensively and personally about those I have encountered.

Blaze – This is a yellow monster that appears only in the nether. It’s shape is similar to a zombie. This monster flys and shoots fire at you. In one of my worlds I have successfully built a portal to the nether but I can’t seem to survive long enough to encounter all the mobs there so I have not personally encountered a blaze.

Cave Spider – these little devils make the unmistakable hissing sound and look almost identical to the regular spiders but are only found in abandoned mine shafts. I have encountered these recently and they act similar to the regular spider but can poison the player. Spiders drop string and spider eyes when killed.

Creeper – The creeper seems to be the face of Minecraft and for good reason… they’re everywhere! These are one of the more common mobs in the game and appear at nightfall or in dark areas and caves. They don’t always disappear in the daylight so watch out! The creeper follows you around until you stop and then it will explode wrecking the world around you and doing damage to your health. A word of advice… when encountering a creeper run AWAY from  your buildings and shelter otherwise his explosion will destroy what you have built. They provide gunpowder if killed by the player.

Ghast – These monsters kind of look like a ghost mixed with a jellyfish haha but they are floating around everywhere in the nether and the reason I have not been able to explore that area extensively. They are dangerous and can shoot at you from above.

Magma Cube – another mob found in the nether, I have never encountered them. They drop magma cream, which can be collected by the player.

Silverfish – This is a new one to me… I had to research this one in order to talk about it. It seems these are fish that appear from blocks in the world. They can come from cobblestone, stone bricks, or regular stone and they can cause damage to the player.

Skeleton – this is another common monster in the game. Along with creepers and zombies, skeletons appear at nightfall and in dark areas. Unlike other monsters the skeletons carry bows and arrows and will shoot at you doing quite a bit of damage until they are killed. Luckily they start on fire when the sun begins to rise. Skeletons are useful to obtain bones which can be used to befriend wolves (a passive mob) in the game.

Slime – I have only recently encountered this monster really deep in a cave. I believe they only appear at the deepest levels of your world. They are small green cubes that look like jello and can cause damage to the player. They produce slimeballs when killed.

Spider – During the day the spiders don’t seem to care that you’re around but at night they become hostile and will hiss and attack you. They area common encounter in the game both at the surface level and in dark areas. They drop string and spider eyes when killed.

Zombie – Another very common mob that appears at night and burns in the sunlight. The zombie looks a lot like a regular person but is green in skin color. They can do damage by just running into you… they don’t have any weapons. They produce zombie flesh, which can be eaten in a pinch but it can give you food poisoning.

So there you go… I can never be brief when discussing this game 🙂

Legend of Zelda PC Case Mod

Posted: February 25, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Video
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Time lapsed PC case mod/build of Link from Legend of Zelda.  Do you have any video game themed case mods?  PC, consoles, handhelds?  Post them up!

TM87

Posted: February 22, 2012 by karaski in Pokemon, Video Games

I had to share this 🙂

(Real) Prince of Persia

Posted: February 20, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Video, Video Games
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Want some IRL nostalgia?  Check out what these guys did with some hilarious 8-bit cut outs and some free time.

Lego Minecraft is coming…

Posted: February 19, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in PC, Toys, Video Games
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If you’ve been hiding under a block (see what I did there?) then you should know what Minecraft is by now.  The next logical evolution of the block building adventure game is to make it IRL!

According to the video, all of your teeth busting goodness will be available this summer!  It will be a good gift giving time for the gamer in your life.

(Now all we need is the Lego Minecraft game.  LOL!)

Original front man of Interplay (from the 80s), Brian Fargo, tells IGN that he is going to get a sequel to Wasteland going.  In the wake of DoubleFine’s success at getting their start up for their return to point and click adventure, he is trying to get it crowdsourced via Kickstarter as well.  Brian is promising that the new game will be “100 percent faithful to its roots.”  This is an amazing statement as most title returns are usually tainted with trying to appease wheat the current flavor of pop gaming wants and not what the production really needs.

Fans on the boards are worried that the project will start out looking like a hardcore, old-school Wasteland title, but eventually turn into something more “mainstream.” Fargo says that they don’t have to worry about “will [the audience] get this or get that,” they can just be “more like the old days…totally creative.”

Promises can be made, let’s hope that he delivers.

As a kid in the 80s, this and a few select other games have burned their images deep into my brain.  I would rush home from school, stay up late and make sure that I covered every square of the nested maps till I was done.  Even then, the game just went on.  (spoiler alert?)   Even with other sequels (including Fountain of Dreams) nothing quite filled the void of Wasteland as technology progressed.  True fans, like myself, need to help make this happen.

As of this writing, no Kickstarter project has been started yet.

Read more via GamePolitics via IGN

The Hours Are Racking UP!

Posted: February 16, 2012 by karaski in Uncategorized

5 Games I have racked the most hours into. There is a reason I won’t share exact numbers… it’s because it scares me to add them up :/

1. Sims 3 (MAC)

2.Pokemon Sapphire (GBA)

3. Minecraft (PC)

4. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)

5. Mario Party 2 (N64)

I want to know what games you’ve racked some serious hours into!

Mario Warfare

Posted: February 15, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Video
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Mario is coming for the Princess…  WITH GUNS!

I'mmmmm DA BEST!

The guys over at Beat Down Boogie are starting a new series.  Check them out at their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/beatdownboogie) and on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/beatdownboogie) for all the great sneak previews as it develops!