Friday, December 19, 2008

the holiday story: santa vs the zombie army!


it was christmas eve and Santa was at his work shop getting ready to take off in his sleigh when he ordered an elf to get his sack out of the tool shed. The elf walked outside only to find a person lying on the ground moaning. The elf did what was natural and went to help the person, " sir are you all right", he squeaked. The man jumped up and bit a chunk of flesh from the elf . the elf yelped and ran back into the factory. "Frost zombies,.....They are attacking, RUUUUUUN." Santa immediately reached into his slay and pulled out an AK 47, but he was too late the elf had already transformed and bit several other helpers. the helpers did all they could but soon the workshop would inevitably be a workshop of hell. Santa whipped out his cell to call for backup, he called the one person who could get there fast enough, "sonic get over here and bring back up" Santa demanded. "Sure thing, speeds my game." seconds later sonic, shadow, knuckles and tails dashed onto the snow covered streets of New York City. Santa dashed out of the shop into his panic room and loaded himself up with weapons. he threw on his ammo and grenade belts and cocked his shot gun. "time to kick some holly jolly butt" Santa yelled while kicking his door down. sonic and the crew ran to London to get Allard and Lara croft, to Tokyo to get neku, to a secret military base to get snake, to hyrule to get link, to mushroom kingdom to get Mario, peach and Luigi, to Italy to get the hit man reborn, and to many other lands to gather up an army of video game/ cartoon characters. Santa held of the zombies as long as he could. "ARGHHH!" he yelled as he threw his last grenade. he collapsed on the ground covered in blood and completely out of artillery. He had only one thing left to defend himself, his bare fists. as the zombie elves started to move in towards him, he finally realized how vast the army was, there were thousands of them. He pulled himself up and took a last stand as he used the kung-fu techniques he learned from the Easter bunny to fend off the zombie elves. as the army of gaming idols approached Alaska, they were all thinking the same thing, "just a little more time Santa, were almost there." Santa was running out of steam, he was just about to give up when he saw something fall from the sky, several other flaming objects followed. When the falling objects hit the earth Santa saw smoke rise from an area that was now covered in metal and zombie guts. from the wreckage five smoky figures emerged. Master chief emerged as the first figure plowing through the zombies with his battle rifle. he was followed by an enraged gears of war character, marcus fenix. following marcus was the arbiter slashing through zombie skulls with his beam sword. the two other characters emerged in mid attack, slashing there swords around like mad men. they were the devil may cry character Dante and Nero. "Woooo hooo, lets get this party STARTED!" Dante taunted. "Stop running your mouth and fight already." nero barked. "AHHH! CAN IT WIMP" Dante yelled. they fought there way through the crowd to Santa just in time to save his sorry butt. " Theres no way we can take all of these zombies!" master chief yelled. just then off in the distance spartan drop ships approached the stranded Santa and his friends. The ships brought back up, leading the incoming army was sonic. The army of gaming characters jumped out of the drop ships. The battle had begun. all of the characters grouped up into pairs of two. The warriors that fought that day made a valiant effort. How ever not all could end well. pikachu and bugs bunny were a team that fought long and hard, but there efforts were futile. Pikachu jumped up and tryed to fend of the 50 or so zombies that were surrounding them. "CHUUUU" he screeched as he used almost all of his power to knock out about half of the zombies that were trying to eat his brains. he fell to the ground after using the last of his energy but the zombies he shocked were only paralyzed. bugs bunny ought him and started throwing carrots made out of razor blades at the zombies but the zombies just kept getting back up. the zombies closed in on pikachu and bugs bunny and the pair could not defend themselves. the zombies ate them alive. another pair that fought to kill, but were not strong enough were princess peach and the arbeter. princess peached beat the crap out of a lot of zombies with her umbrella. eventually her umbrella broke though and she was hopeles. arbeter tryed to save her but he had no one to watch his back and a zombie snuck up on him from behind and ate him and peach. meanwhile snake was setting up an emergeny infirmary tent. santa was brought in for immediate treatment of his wounds. He needed to deliver presents but the take off strip for his sleigh was covered with zombies. he called alucard and said "allucard my dear friend, we need you to use your mighty vampire strength to team up with nero and dante to clear the run strip, one it is cleared, gather up all the game character and move them into the bomb shelter, im going to drop a sleigh nuke."
allucard accepted his orders and met up with dante and nero on the run strip. dnte pulled out his pistols and shot 2 bullets, the 2 bullets ripped through the skulls of 50 zombies each. compared to the estimated 20,000 that were atacking them this was a miniscule amount. allucard in a blood lust turned into his dracla from and started literally ripping apart hundreds of zombies at once. nero started up his sword, the red queen ripped through hundreds of zombies and set fire to many others. After about twenty minuites the run strip was cleared of the twenty thousand zombies and santa stated up the sleigh. allucard then shouted to all the suriviors, " INTO THE BOMB SHELTERS BEFORE IM TEMPTED TO DRINK YOUR BLOOD TO!" the army of game charachter bloodied and bruised ran into the shelter and locked it shut. the only people left outside of the shelter were alucard and snake. " The only chance of survival we have is if we go into the bomb shelter" snake said. "but there is only one space left" alucard pointed out. snake just looked up into the sky and sighed, "the sky is beautiful up here at the north pole, it warms my war hardened heart." allucard looked at snake. "go inside the shelter, this old man doesent have much longer to live anyway, ill see you in the next life." allucard retreated into the shelter and, but he turned around one last time and simply exclaimed "thanks old friend."

snake stood on the ground as the remaining zombies surrounded him. he saw santa up in the sky. santa yelled down to the zombies "merry christmas, now go to hell!" The ground shook under snakes foot as the gray missle fell to the earth, a flash ripped through the sky and a boom echoed out in the night. snake stood still with his gray eyes twinkling as a single tear rolled down his cheek. right then he was engullfed in the explosion. thanks to the video game army, santa delivered presents to boys and girls all around the world

Top 8 games of 08 based on my opinion!


I have experienced an array of great games this year, and here they are in order of 8-1. All of these games are of MY opinion, not gamespots. how ever i will include a gamespot rating for each game.

8. Spore and mario kart make an 8th place tie, Both are fun, but have just the right difficulty
Gamespot gave spore an 8.o and mario kart an 8.5

7. The long awaited WoW expanison Wrath of The Lich King
gamespot gave it a 9.0

6. Super Smash Bros Brawl, who doesent want to play a game where you can punch peach?
gamespot gave it a 9.5

5. Okami, the wii controls were a bit whack but you know, it is invetive and unique
gamespot gave it a 9.0

4. the world ends with you, wow, i must say, this is one of the most uniqe games ever.
gamespot gave it a 9.0

3. fable 2
gamespot gave it an 8.5, quite a spectacular game

2. FF vii crisis core , it is one of the most amazing games of all time.
gamespot gave it a 9.0

1. Metal gear solid 4, we will miss you snake, you remain in my heart for ever...
gamespot gave it a 10.0, one of the 2 games to receive it this year.

I honor the end of MGS with the #1 spot and the link to koonami's website.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008



Recently kingdom hearts chain of memories was brought to the ps2. All i can say is, Why didn't square enix package it with the kingdom hearts 2 final mix+ game. Players in japan were treated to a remade version of kingdom hearts 2, north Americans get a remake of the crappy chain of memories card system on the ps2! OH JOY -_-.....

Now i am going to insult square for the first time in my life. What kind of people are you, do you have no respect for your fans you ignorant bantha's! Did you not see all the fans that would be pissed because you favor you Japanese gamers more than Americans. For the first time in my life i and gamespot are disappointed with a square enix game. Gamespot said the game was "solid fan service, but recycled content and disjointed exploration limit its appeal." All i have to say is, square enix, stop being a bunch of idiots and release KH2 final mix+

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

new halo, PREQUEL?!



For years gamers have been trying to bridge the gap between bungie games , Marathon and Halo. Marathon was a computer game played online with other player. It was one of the first of its kind. Bungie does not deny or confirm this rumor. How ever the similarities between the two game intrigues me to this very day so cant help but wonder, Will this new halo prequel called halo3:ODST do anything to prove or disprove this myth or reality. I hope that halo is not part of marathon because halo is one of the more inspiring parts of my life. I have been playing it since the dawn of the game.


So also another halo title is about to hit shelves this February with Halo Wars. The firs ever halo RTS and also one of the first RTS games for the xbox360. Halo wars will have you using your headset to give commands and use new mechanics to enhance the over all realism of the game. It is a pretty big leap for halo. Especially since it is being designed by the genius creators of Age of empires. just like the other new halo title, it is a prequel where gamespot says "Controlling your troops is straightforward using the Xbox 360 controller, with face buttons used to select and issue commands, cancel orders, or deploy special attacks. Each unit has a more powerful secondary attack that can be used and reused after a recharge period. The warthog can ram enemy troops, UNSC soldiers can throw grenades, and scorpions can unleash some heavy cannon fire, which decimates structures, vehicles, or hunters within a small area." all i have to say is hurry up and get here February, we want more halo!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The world ends with you......


Wow, one of the greatest game i have ever seen popped in this week, even more shocking, ITS A HANDHELD!, i guess big things come in little packages. The game is called the world ends with you for the Nintendo DS. as expected game spot exclaims "The World Ends With You is a compelling and immaculately presented RPG from start to finish, and is a great way for Square Enix to kick off a new franchise." A big fat 9.0 was slapped on the game and that earned it the editors choice awards. once again square enix made my life a happy one. quotting gameinformer "never has a company been so tied in with a specific genre." Square has been making the best rpg games scince the NES era with their home hitting franchise final fantasy, which just happens to have some of my favorite games of all time included in it.

Now lets get down to the gameplay elements, not only is the story line highly unique, it offer up charachtes that we can all easily relate to, its amazing what kind of experience games can offer. The tight controls make the game at just the right difficulty. The added fact you can switch difficulty modes in the middle of the game make battles that are just to hard to complete, managable if you need a bit of a boost. Also the attack system with the touch screen is fairly simple how ever it makes stringing combo together just the rigt difficulty. Plus the pin system (pins are the main mode of attack in the game, each pin is unique) basically alows you to carry a certain number of pins around in battle that you use to attack with, how ever each pin has a reboot time so once you use it you cant use it again for a few seconds depending on the pins reboot time. aside from battle, moving is simple just touch where you want to go on the touch screen. Once you pick it up you cant put it down, One thing is for sure, The World Ends With You is a compelling adventure that all NDS owners should pick up now.

So go pick it up, what're you waiting for, :)

Theworldendswithyou.com check it out!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sony slashes 16,000 jobs out of the company


Sony has officially confirmed that 8000 full time jobs and 8000 part time jobs in an effort to save 1 billion dollars. Along with the job cut sony is cutting back investments in non core departments. This is all due as a result of the xbox 360 out selling the ps3. In my opinion the xbox360 owns the ps3 anyway. So sony is also closing 10 percent of there factories around the world. Gamespot declared "the Xbox 360 outsold the PlayStation 3 three-to-one during Black Friday sales in the United States." If ken kutagari was still working for sony would all this happen?

On a more cheery note there is one question that all gamers are asking, are price cuts in the near future? i hope so, not owning a ps3 is bugging me and a lot of gamers, paying a lot for a game system is not an option in our economic crisis. job cuts are something the us cant deal with at the moment. Sony needs to cancel the cut backs NOW! the cut back on the ps3 is not worth the lives sony will ruin.

For more sony info go to sony.com

other blogs you may want to check out are gamingrover.com, theweeklyblend.com, scorcerers.net/forums

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

castelvania dawn of sorrow


Wow. I got a new game yesterday and already I'm shocked at how amazing it is. Castlevania is one of my favorite series and when they come out with a new game i hop right on it. I was how ever shocked to discover there was a sequel to era of sorrow that i had not played so i jumped out of my seat and went to my father so he could get it for me. i was browsing the gamespot review and blam it got an 8.0/10 that scored it a "great" on the gamespot title scale.

When i got the game i sat down and shoved it in my ds and i could immediately hear the familiar music. The new features like item synthesis sent me on a grand quest to upgrade weapons while unlocking more and more parts of my map. The fact that you from now on have a map constantly on the top screen of your ds is amazing. Its especially helpful for exploring. The only thing that agitates me is the price of items in the shop and the fact you constantly are in a cycle of drinking/buying health potions. Before i quest i always fill up my stock and you probably should just in case. Basically through out the game you track down a cult through the castle of Dracula and try to stop some nut jobs from becoming the prince of darkness. The control scheme is great, the story lines good and the over all gameplay is amazing. I love the game and gamespot declares " you can't go wrong with Dawn of Sorrow."

you can score it for yourself and experience castlevania at konami.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

G4 a games best friend


G4 is a gamers best friend, its a tv channel devoted entirely to the needs of gamers. Any devoted gamer or even people who like watching insane comedy while being fed news about the hottest gaming titles in the world should watch this. They have origianal programming such as Code monkeys or x-play. My personal favorite tv show is aired on G4, its called code monkeys, "its a comedy of 8 bit proportions says show creator Adam De lepena."

G4 also has shows devoted entirely to walk throughs and cheats for games. Its like having a team of little people that live in your TV that tell you how to kick but when playing games. They have content that cimes from "the land of the rsing sun." So the general point of this article is check out G4 and Code monkeys and i promise you wont be dissapointed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Secret achievment on the xbox 360 and why they make me SO ANGRY!



OK this is going to sound more like a rant and less like a blog post but at least its about gaming. Recently i have been playing some of my older xbox 360 games and i dug up part of my past i had hoped to bury. I was looking through the achievements on beautiful katamari when i came upon an achievement, A SECRET ACHIEVEMENT! They make the achievements so exiting by calling them secrets and not telling you what they are, IT'S NOT CLEVER! they make me so angry i fiddle around with the games for ever trying to find them out but nooooooo the game has to be almighty and deny me the gamer score i deserve!

Not only do they bug me, they bug a lot of people. Lion head studios, the creators of fable 2 recently were debating weather or not to have secret achievements in fable 2 but thank god they decided against it. So the question i would like to pose to the entire gaming industry is, Why the hell do you still have secret achievements in games?! Do u have no common sense, we don't want them and you don't care so GET RID OF THEM! But to quote Fran├žois-Marie Arouet "commmon sense is not so common."

Mortal Kombat V.s DC Universe




a game That has snagged my attention in the past few weeks, is a game that not only have i not played yet, but it contains two of my favorite games in a classic beat em up featuring characters like Batman, or scorpion from mortal kombat. According to gamespot in their review they state " In a way, it feels as if many fighting game characters have stepped right out of the pages of a comic book. They wear bizarre costumes, spend a lot of time punching and kicking other people, and possess inexplicable powers. Pitting fighting game characters against comic book heroes and villains has been done before, and in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, the meshing of Raiden's crew and Superman's posse makes for some pretty exciting action--especially online." Gamespot has given it average ratings and is starting to pick up attention from fans and newcomers alike. Gamespot gave it a rating of a mere 7.5, although this sounds disappointing it also got awards for outstanding game play and awards for causing people to jump to conclusions but then it threw in a shocker at the last second.

Considering my background knowledge on Mortal Kombat, if the game has the classic controls like in the origional games (not armageddon or shaolin monks, even though those titles are great, lets face it, The gameplay sucks compared to the tight controls games like mortal kombat for the n64 offered) it should be pretty good with the exception of a few mods for the new age controller designs. Over all i think any fan of either of these 2 mashed up franchise's or new comers to fighting games, shoul pick this up with the recent sale prices of 49.99.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Prince Of Persia

You know if you played the ps2 classic Prince Of Persia, That the experience is ever lasting and you have long waited for a next gen clean up of the muddy textures, so-so graphics, and amazing gameplay. According to sites such as www.gamespot.com, And ign.com As well as gameinformer.com prince of persia is A refreshing remake of a great game. With the reviews coming in with high scores from all over prince of persia is quickly making a huge impact on the gaming community.


According to http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=202705 "Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot believes will be praised by critics". This statement is true an extent, by some critics the remake is well respected, and most gamers also agree with Guillemot, But there are nay sayers who think prince of persia should not have benn re made. To me even though i have not played the remake myself, the game looks amazing and most people are surprised with the new tight controls. So to all you nay sayers i say, Thank you ubisoft for re inventing an old classic.