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E3 – Microsoft Conference – The things I liked

Hello everyone and welcome back to the old me that actually watch E3 news and blog about it! Just watched the whole Microsoft Conference live, and that means XBOX 360 and Kinect. Following is the list of things that gets the thumb up from me.

1. Tomb Raider
I just love the look of this. Me and my brother was watching it and we bought nodded to his comment: This feels like Resident Evil 4 did when it came out at first. He hit the nail on the head, it really does feel like a new beginning for Tomb Raider, and in a great way! The in game presentation we just saw started with Lara being captured and trapped in a cave. Plenty of action, new look and feel and a style that will redefine how see Tomb Raider. I love you new Lara, if the game is as good as your new style, this will be a huge hit.

2. Minecraft On xbox 360!
It’s true! Notch you little bugger! Getting deals with huge companies like Microsoft without telling us before hand. You sneaky man. I love Minecraft, don’t play it much but I love it, and the fact that this will make the game even bigger. I don’t mind it, don’t mind it at all. As it is now, Minecraft on console will be exclusive for Xbox 360. Oh and also, you will be able to control the game with kinect… don’t know why that would matter…

3. Modern Warfare 3
I love the game series so I have to mention it, but really, honestly? It was one of the less exciting Call Of Duty game presentations. Still want the game though.

Let us continue with the less interesting moments and parts…

1. RYSE
Have you heard of it before? You know what it is? Didn’t think so. Go go games about Rome!

2. Kinect
So much Kinect!? It feelt like any movie trailer right now ending with the words NOW IN 3D! Either they’re having problem selling the damn thing or they are just very happy about having it. Don’t know what it is. But most games showed was about the whole Kinect business. Don’t care for it.

3. Halo 4
This is the start of a trilogy apparently that will keep the Halo series going. I’m sorry, great looking trailer. But… I’m just not interested

20 Reasons not to buy a 3DS

Just read on FZ.se, the 20 reasons to why the Japanese wont buy a 3DS. Let’s go through the list shall we, follwed by some thoughts.

1. Price is high/waiting for a price drop
Well this is a big hurdidur for any new handheld. The prices are crazy, you may as well invest in new computer parts or a console.

2. Satisfied by DS/DSi
Meh, I like a lot of upcoming 3Ds titles, and I want them! Sadly the point number ones still makes this a no sale for me…

3. Worried about eye strain
If I was worried about eye strain, I wouldn’t play as much as I do. 😀

4. Worried about getting sick from the screen
You may as well look at the answer for point three.

5. Few launch titles
Agreed, but there seems to a lot of cool titles coming up like Resident Evil titles, Blazblue, Zelda titles and so on.

6. Will buy once a game I want is released
And once they release 3DS 2.0.

7. Satisfied by cell phone and smartphone game
8. Satisfied by PSP

Don’t have any of the above but hell I would love to have it all really…

9. The battery is weak
3DS 2.0

10. It’s heavy and I don’t feel like carrying it with me
3DS 2.0

11. Can’t play Game Boy Advance games
12. The colour I want isn’t available
13. Can’t play Game Boy games

You serious? If you have game boy/advance games, I bet you have something to play them on already.

14. I’ll save my money for NGP, thank you very much
15. Waiting for a version with a larger screen
16. Because you can’t move your DSi Points over
17. The buttons layout looks hard to use
18. No Famicom/NES in the Virtual Console
19. The zoom view for DS games is hard on the eyes
20. Waiting until my friend buys it

Im just gonna end up saying 3DS 2.0 on these to sum it up. That’s really what I’m waiting for, a 3DS that fixes the current issues they are having, cause I KNOW FOR SURE that they will do what they always do. Release 2 or 3 versions before they are happy with the thing. It’s too bad that they just can’t release a handheld that they feel is finished to begin with, or at least give it some proper fan testing or something so they know about them before hand… oh well.

3DS 2.0 where are you!? And… how long before your price drop below that of a PS3? Or PSP? …

Yea…

Soon: Bad Company 2

I know, I know, the game was released today and I should sit here writing a review. But I’ve been at my girlfriends for a week and im coming home tomorrow, the review should be popping up soon enough. 🙂

So stay tuned. 😉

/Nurgle
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March 2010 – Best Game Month in a long time

March is intense this year. Many great releases, dlc’s and expansions to look forward too. These are just a few of the ones that Im looking to get.

XBOX 360:
March 2nd: Resident Evil 5 – Desperate Escape
March 4th: Bad Company 2
March 9th: Final Fantasy XIII
March 19th: BlazBlue – Calamity Trigger
March 19th: Metro 2033 – The Last Refuge

PC:
March 12th: Dawn Of War 2 – Chaos Rising
March 18th: Command & Conquer 4

DS:
March 29th: Pokemon Heart Gold

/Nurgle
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Top 10 games of 2009!

So the top 10 games of 2009 in my book, and what I’ve played. Can’t speak for the ones I didn’t try sorry. So lets start on the bottom shall we. On spot number 10…

10: Battlefield 1943
The real reason this game is on this list. It’s not only because it’s a sweet multiplayer game, but also with the fact that it was released is an arcade game, or stand alone multiplayer game if you so wish. That fact just blows me away, cause it really feels as a part of something bigger, I am glad that everyone can get to enjoy some battlefield!

9: Guitar Hero Metallica
Metallica is my favorite band. I can now rock out to their music without concert tickets or real instruments. I think that settles it?

8: Fallout 3
What I love about Fallout 3 is that it appealed to so many people. The action gamers enjoyed the action part of the game, the RPG players enjoyed the depth of the interaction in the game. It also brings more stories to the fallout universe, a universe I hope will never die. If you didn’t enjoy this new Fallout game, but still like good RPs’ I suggest you try Fallout 2, the best game in the series. It’s a great game. One of the best games. PLAY IT.

7: Dawn Of War II
Been a bit slow on RTS games lately, and I love RTS games. Star Craft 2 is not in stores yet and I can’t wait for that, so this will have to do. Dawn Of War 2 based on the Warhammer universe. In the distant future there is only war and you will lead the space marines against a horrible enemy. Good game, great multiplayer (lacking in variety but great non the less).

6: Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Sorry, again, I’m a huge fan of the game series and a new game was released, and it was good. So I have to put it on here, I wrote a semi-review on it just awhile ago so look it up.

5: Heroes Of Newerth
Another game I recently wrote about. What can I say, read it and see what I think. It’s a “copy” of DoTA but a much better game in general. Got a code for it, played it, loved it, can’t get enough of it.

4: Braid
Released ages ago but man, is this a great game or what! Imagine Super Mario with time puzzles! Yes that will give you Braid. A wonderful game to play and look at, and if you can stop playing this without completing it, well than I guess you’re not a big game fan.

3: Mirror’s Edge
I’m from Sweden, the game is Swedish, my favorite colors are red, black and white in a mix, this game gives me that, I love solving puzzles and… well this game kind of gives you that in a “hello-lets hurry-up-they-are-shooting-at-you-and-you-need-to-flee-in-cool-and-awesom-action kind of way.

2: Resident Evil 5
Yes. I love zombies, always been fanatic of them, love old zombie movies. Love Romero’s work and I love Resident Evil. The fifth game never really exploded like the fourth game in the series, yet it’s still a great game that adds on to the Resident Evil story line. With the new co-op mode, this game was the best “friend” game out there this year. Many would say that Left 4 Dead 2 would take that away from Resident Evil, but there is a big difference in game play. Resident Evil 5 fits well with teamwork. Incredible game and should not be missed, especially if you have somebody to play with!

1: Modern Warfare 2
Bought it. Level in it. Nuke in it. Shoot in it. Stab in it. Multiplayer is the deal. Single player is okay but with a bit to many “oh no I’m going to die scenes”.

Love it!
Play it if you like FPS games.
You wont regret it!

/Nurgleprobe
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What to call, YouTube channel

So im going to start a new YouTube channel for all my gaming related videos, that will be linked on here and my completle new connection with the outside world! But… what should I call it? Start/Select is already a “show” that is on there at times. So stealing that would feel a bit odd.

Example of tips I’ve had so far:
Nurgles gaming Corner
The Swedish Videogame Nerd
The Swedish Game Nerd

I really need some good ideas for the name before I can start.

/Nurgleprobe
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Happy New Year!

Another year passed and we’re all happy that we survived that one as well! Well most of us are… the rest of you just need a better therapist! *ka-pa-dish* Hope you had a good year and tomorrow or the day after that, girlfriends here and not really sure when I can write something proper down next to my boyfriend duties. Like beeing sweet and cute and nice and loving! 😀

The top 10 of 2009 is coming up! All game related! And probably a bottom 10 of 2009 aswell. Not sure I can find that by myself though.

Until next time, happy surfing!

/Nurgleprobe
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Bang bang bang bang! Vamanos vamanos!

Hello everyone!

Ever heard a great song in a game trailer? Not really wanting to look for it yourself. Well here ya go. 😉
A short list of my favourites. (That I acctualy ended up hearing or looking for).
Thanks to miss \m/ for sharing the song “Still Alive” a while back. ^^

Trailer: Left 4 Dead 2
Song: Electric Worry
Band: Clutch

Trailer: Army Of Two
Song: Runnin’ Wild
Band: Airbourne

Trailer: Gear Of War
Song: Mad World
Artist: Gary Jules

Trailer: Mirrors Edge
Song: Still Alive
Artist: Lisa Miskovsky

Hope you liked it!

/Nurgleprobe
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The Truth About Marika.

When I first found this. I was a bit suprised. Not only by the wow factor of the whole idea, but rather: That I MISSED IT! The biggest interactive “event” I’ve ever heard about and… I had to find it by chance? This should be brought to light, mentioned in every Media class out there. Game developers should be drooling over this project. Creative designer should be looking at this and try to understand how to evolve this to a new type of entertainment.

Yes. I fell in love with this whole concept. And again… cant believe I missed it.

/Alex
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Super Mario Tatuering/Tattoo

Här sitter man och försöker hitta insperation till en ny tatuering. Vad hittar man då. Jo. Super Mario sleeve tatuering. ❤ Kärlek på den.

/Alex
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