Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Need to Finish This Game

"Skyllian Verge," my brain whispered today. What? Then it went away. "Skyllian Verge," it just said again. Are you kidding me? Was that from Mass Effect 2? Are you trying to tell me that I'm taking too long? Shut up. It's not my fault this month has been ridiculously busy and my save from the first game was stuck on my brother's Xbox for two years. Here, occupy yourself with this...

Lovely concept art to tide me over until I can finally start Mass Effect 3. Interesting that at 0:54 the picture and music combine to make me think of Goldeneye.

Concept artist talking about Mass Effect 2. I'm addicted to behind-the-scenes stuff in games, movies, and TV. I always wish I went into one of those fields.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wish I Had Time to Revisit Arkham City

X-Play Blair ~ "If you haven't picked up Batman: Arkham City, I'm gonna be honest with you. You're dead to me, completely and utterly dead to me, 'cause that game is amazing and you have no excuse not to play it. But you can correct this horrible mistake, the worst one you've ever made in your entire life, by grabbing a copy of Arkham City Game of the Year Edition..." (Blair Herter, X-Play)

So, PLAY IT! It's about damn time. Of course, I really have no room to talk. I'm behind on so many games. I'm just now getting near the end of Mass Effect 2. Never had the chance until recently even though I had the game. I refused to start it without my Mass Effect game save which was on my brother's Xbox, but there was a long period of time I didn't visit his home much. We got together, but it was more movies, dinner, and then go our separate ways again.

Just a little side note, because it's the first thing that I think of when someone mentions this game. I play every game I can on the hardest difficulty available. I love a challenge. But I almost threw the controller in frustration trying to fly Bats into a cage on the water. It inspired the words, "Oh, so much fuck you, man, I can't even begin to fuck you enough," which I swear I tweeted. This guy says it took him a minute to get this trophy. I remember it taking me many, many...many..........many minutes to give up and try again another day. It seems he did it the exact same way I did, but I just couldn't get a handle on not dive bombing like a penguin or overcorrecting into the cliff. Maybe it was the controller, but I don't think that was half broken until a bit later.

Why not help another gamer out? Please buy Arkham City at DeepDiscount. They would be Amazon links, but they don't do business in my state anymore.

Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360)
Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition (PS3)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops II Trailer Music

It doesn't happen often that a trailer gives me goosebumps. The music is a big factor along with perfectly chosen and edited clips, like with The Dark Knight and Inception. Even if the game turns out terrible, I will remember it for introducing me to a new artist, Cliff Linn from Riptide Music.

Found with the always useful AdTunes.

Here's the whole song and it's not just trailer-length!

While searching for that, I also came across Mt. Eden.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Goodbye Sess

Holy shit! Have I really been gone since December? Wow. Well, I didn't move on to Forza. Instead I decided on Mass Effect 2. (Yes, I'm far behind and should be on the third game, but that's a story for another day.) I don't know when I started, but Raptr says I've played for 72 hours. But for the last month I've had to take it easy because I hurt the outermost knuckle on my left hand, really hurt. Then I messed up my right hand compensating for the left. Ridiculous. I've also been working on a post about Fringe since January, which is now more of a rant/love letter type of thing.

Wait, why did I come here? Oh, yeah. So, everyone now knows about Adam Sessler leaving X-Play last week. This is very sad, because he was the reason I watched Extended Play in the first place, before G4 gutted TechTV. I will still watch the show, because I love Morgan and Blair. But Sessler always made me laugh and will be missed. He was a true 5 out of 5. Follow Adam on Twitter to find out where he goes from here.