Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AMD versus Intel? Not anymore...


Apparantly AMD wants to stop working in the PC segment and focus more on mobile phones...
This pretty much means Intel will get a market monopoly on computer processors and can raise the price how much they want.

I've got a bad feeling about this...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Star Wars The Old Republic Review (kinda)

Well yeah, I was invited for the closed Beta last weekend and here are some of my impressions.

After downloading around 20 GB's for 5 days, I was finally able to play the game on friday. After starting the game, you get a really awesome cinematic, which shows some Jedis fighting and then escaping a spaceship. Then you can choose your server, if there is one available, that isn't already full and has a queue waiting time of 4 hours.
The next thing to do, is to create your character. You can choose between 4 classes and races and can then customize your appearance.
After hitting the "play" button, you get a nice introduction to your character, again with a cinematic. This is specified for each class.
The next thing you'll notice, is the incredible lag, because of so many players, which are all in the same area, doing the same quests. Every quest starts with a conversation and ends the same too. While this is nice and the voice acting (atleast in german) is pretty good, The Old Republic shows its first weakness, its graphics.

Even though the character you're talking with might be crying or screaming, you can't really see it in the persons face. The graphics all around aren't too nice either, even though they're not awful.
Gameplaywise everything's still the same, if you played other MMO's. You got your hotbar, with skills on it, you can interact with other players via chat or invite them to groups, and ofcourse the fetchquests are back, which aren't that bad, because of the introductions to it.
I've only been playing a Sith Knight and a Republican Soldier and I must say, I've been enjoying the Soldier more than the Sith. I don't know really why, but it was just more entertaining.

All in all I must say, The Old Republic is pretty entertaining. I don't know if it can kill World of Warcraft, but can you kill, what's already dead?

Peace out, Alucard

Monday, November 28, 2011

I finally played Modern Warfare 3

Yes, I got my hands on MW3 finally and was able to play atleast the Singeplayer Campaign. I don't like the Multiplayer, so I didn't even bother with it. There was one thing that really stood out against Battlefield 3:
The Graphics

Now you'll propably ask yourself "What the graphics? But BF3's graphics are so much better, are you crazy?".
Well, I think I have to specify it a bit. For those 5 years or so, all Call of Duty games ran really well on my Laptop, while Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 ran horrible or not at all. And that's what I like about the Call of Duty games. They are totally backwards compatibile to older PC's or other computers, which Battlefield 3 e.g. isn't.
While praising MW3, I still have to say BF3 is the better game, points told in my older post, even though MW3 is quite enjoyable. I liked the campaign and it was fun to play through, but I think I wouldn't do it twice, just like BF3's campaign.

So what it comes down to, would be the Multiplayer, which is I think a subjective thing, noone can really rate. People enjoy different things and everyone should get their piece of cake.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guess what I won!

I can't believe I actually won something. And it's even something I can actually use.
The one on the bottom is my old one, which I used for 6 years. Finally now I got a Smartphone, which I didn't even have to pay for haha.

Friday, November 25, 2011

What I did to play Battlefield 3 early...

I'm kinda ashamed for waiting almost 5 hours to play the game early. This was at Gamescom 2011 and is kinda old, but I wanted to share it. Also, that's my Youtubechannel, if you want to subscribe it.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Steam Autumn Sale

Are your wallets ready?

Todays deals are for example: Portal 2, Black Ops, Mass Effect Franchise, Duke Nukem Forever, ...

I already lost around 20 bucks for the Sam & Max Collection and Terraria...WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME GABE???

Anyway, have fun spending your money!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Can you run that game?

Just a quick post, because I'm in a hurry.

You want to know, if your Computer can run that one game you've been waiting for, but you don't want to check it yourself? Here's the solution:

This site analyzes your Computerspecs and tells you, if you achieve the Minimum or Recommended Requirements. I took a Screenshot with Diablo 3, so you can see what it looks like:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever (Dead?)

Recently Gearbox released a new Mappack for Duke Nukem Forever. After not playing the game for a while and getting the Pack for free, since I preordered it, I thought I should give the Multiplayer another try.
No Servers, No Players....NOTHING!
I thought to myself: "Well that's it for Duke Nukem. Maybe I should have sold that code and the game a long time ago."

Could this be the end for the Duke Nukem franchise? I mean, the game itself wasn't that bad, if you didn't have too high expectations.
What's your opinion on Duke Nukem Forever? Did it live up to your expectations? And how do you see Dukes future.
Leave a comment below.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Steamgifts, or: Getting Games on Steam for Free

Getting Games for Free? Yes, there is such a thing!

People on this site create Giveaways for other people who then can enter it. If you're lucky, you'll be picked out at Random and the Creator of the Giveaway will send you the key, which you can enter on Steam. Of course there are also Scammers on the site, who open Giveaways and don't send the key to the Winner, but they will mostly be called out in the comments and then banned. The site itself is totally legit. You won't get you're Accounts hacked ;).
To register on the site you have to have 50€/$ worth of games on Steam.

There's a FAQ also, if you got any questions, or just write a comment and I'll answer it.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Super Meat Boy Anniversary Bundle

A sweet deal on Steam this weekend if you're into these games! Plus if you haven't played Half Life 2 yet, it's in the Bundle too! It includes e.g. Super Meat Boy (of course), Bit.Trip Beat, Braid and VVVVVV.
Check it out!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?

The great war of our time! Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?

While BF3 has the superior graphics and has its focus on Teamplay, MW3 still seems to have the larger fanbase and therefore more buying customers.

I for one prefer Battlefield 3.

Why? Simple.

The Call of Duty games haven't changed since Modern Warfare 1. Neat little graphic and Multiplayer tweaks, but nothing like Battlefield 3 has delivered.
While console players never had the ability to fly jets, they now have, instead of calling in Airstrikes or only flying Helicopters in Bad Company. 64 players on PC is a huge advantage also, while 24 on consoles are still fun. Huge maps, destructible enviroments and much more, which MW3 just can't deliver.

Share your opinions in the comments and which game you prefer.


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