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WTF Nasa tries to run Crysis?

Posted in General Gaming Talk with tags , , , , on March 24, 2008 by x2tap

I just got this months issue of Game Informer and In the Game Infarcer section of the mag there was this article… it made me ROFL.

Beware your tax dollars are being used for the greater good………… of gaming that is.

NASA Crysis article

For those who cant read it because of small font or w/e , what the article is talking about is that NASA built a super computer in order to run EA’s FPS Crysis (which is known for its crysis engine 2 graphics) on max graphical settings which is almost impossible unless you have hard earned tax payers money? lol.

Well they accomplished it but it lasted 10 minutes then they had a system failure… owned? I found this ridiculous but very very funny at the same time. Has EA set a new benchmark for the future? or is Crysis FUTURE PROOF lol?

(this is most likely fake, I believe it is so do not take any of it too seriously)

BRAWL…Brawl…brawl… *yawn*

Posted in General Gaming Talk with tags , , , , on March 22, 2008 by x2tap

Well today my buddies came over and we gave Super Smash Brothers Brawl one of our own test runs. Our style of playing smash is usually a 99 stock match with 1.0 damage ratio and items on low. We played about 8 hours straight (nothing compared to what we usually did with melee), I myself was testing out all the characters in order to see if I would use one of the new guys. Well I came to a conclusion that instead of trying to play a new character I’m just going to drop the game as a whole. Now you guys out there might be like “WHAT! your a noob, brawl owns” well I just happen to disagree with all the nerfs and speed changes done to the game.

I personally love the new features, new stages, new items, and new characters added to the game and the cut scenes are hilarious, but I can’t accept the gameplay speed change. They made the gameplay slower, the wave dashing is gone (even though that was originally not intended in melee either it was discovered “GLITCH”) and a couple of the BEST characters from Melee have been nerfed. Here are 2 of my favorite characters and what I’ve seen nerfed SO FAR.

  • Cpt Falcon: His electric knee attack does not do as much damage nor does it have as much of an impact, and his reaction time is not as fast.
  • Fox: major strength nerfs in the jumping up smash attack, and also his up special attack.

Well this is open for discussion and for flaming but please if you have not played Super Smash Brothers Melee AND Brawl then do not post any comments. How do you guys feel about brawl? O yea and one last thing DO NOT even think about using the online feature….. Lag much?

P.S: For the first time ever I actually got bored playing Smash Bros game

To game or not to game?

Posted in General Gaming Talk with tags , , , on March 14, 2008 by x2tap

I have put myself in a certain situation, I think alot of people might have experienced themselves. I recently stopped playing Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox360 for the lack of upadtes and features that the PC version does have. Ever since I stopped playing I have had trouble going back to the Xbox360 as a whole. I jumped back into PC gaming for a bit and now I do not want to stop.

Have I purchased an Xbox360 for no reason? or are the games for the 360 just slacking at this point in time? (aside from Devil May Cry 4 and Army Of Two). I have done some in depth analysis and its as simple as the 360 games at this point do not have any replay value. The only thing keeping some of these games interesting are the “ACHIEVEMENTS” they have, another reason they have no replay value is the lack of updates which MICROSOFT themselves have to evaluate before release.

I am still a Xbox360 fan but in my opinion there is something about the games that keeps making me go back to my PC. This post was just something that was nagging at me which had to be said, and was not intended to demoralize the Xbox360 community.