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OMG PAX!

Sorry for the lack of updating. I have been geeking it up at PAX EAST!! So far it has been an amazing past two days. But the fun ain’t over yet. There’s still one more day of this epic gaming get together.

Stay tuned for a recap of the awesomeness this week!!

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2010 in PAX

 

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GameCrush: A step in the wrong direction for Female gamers

Earlier this week ign.com released an article introducing the new website GameCrush.com.

March 22, 2010 – If you’re an avid online gamer chances are you sign onto, say, Xbox Live most nights and jump into a game of Modern Warfare or Gears of War with either your friends or some random players. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say the majority of gamers you encounter are dudes, and probably immature dudes at that. What if you could pay a bit of cash to play Modern Warfare with an attractive girl? Or maybe relax with a casual game of checkers while you video chat with said female? A new social service launching tomorrow, March 23, called GameCrush (www.GameCrush.com) is hoping there are gamers out there willing to pay for the opportunity to play with girls

As an avid online FEMALE gamer I am disgusted with the fact that this website exists. Yes, most of the time when I jump into a game of Modern Warfare 2 or Battlefield the majority of player are men. But the female gamer is not some obscure being that you only encounter in games like UNO or Viva Piñata.

Groups like the Gamerchix and the PMS clan exist and are strong in numbers. One reason why we are hard to find is because quite frankly many of the men we encounter are pigs (some not all). Female gamers tend to stick together away from people who only want to spam us with messages that are nasty and offensive.

As for the site itself, my guess is that the women on there are only trying to pass off as gamers to make a quick buck (no offence). As for the men who go there, you need to get a life. Chances are you can’t get a woman to play with you for free because you are offensive and annoying. Therefore you must pay for a woman to endure you gross innuendoes and requests to see breasts.

To the women out there signing up for this site, think about how far female gamers have come in the past few years. This site is going backwards for women gamers. As for you men who can’t wait to check out the “hotties” you can play with, know this… you are no better than a men who goes out looking for a hooker on a street corner. My opinion of course.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2010 in Xbox

 

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Modern Warfare 2: Xbox 360, “Stimulus Package” Spring 2010

Just in time for Spring break, the makers of Modern Warfare 2 have come out with new a “Stimulus Package” DLC for the Xbox 360. Cheer! Modern Warfare 2 also go the GAME Award of 2009 at this year’s BAFTA, and I am hoping that the new maps will continue this games course into being one of the best made.

So then new DLC coming out 3-30-10, has three new maps, and two from the first Modern Warfare game. Here is a little something I found from “http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3178349” about the maps:

“The returning maps are Crash (you know, the one clearly inspired by Black Hawk Down), and Overgrown — no doubt two of the most popular maps from the first game. The new maps, according to the description of the map-pack, include Bailout, “a multi-level apartment complex;” Storm, “an open industrial park littered with heavy machinery;” and Salvage, “a snowy junkyard fortified by stacked debris and crushed cars.”

I am really excited for the new content. I can’t wait. I’m going to find myself a nice little corner, with some marshmallows and a campfire. Pew pew pew.

-Tiger, out.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2010 in call of duty

 

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XBL Game Room

Looking for a blast from the video game past? Check out the Xbox Live Game Room which opened today. Classic games from the 80’s are here with no quarters required (just Microsoft points).

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At launch, Game Room brings you a library of 30 original arcade and console classics from Activision, Atari, Intellivision, Konami, and others, including Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe, and Super Cobra shown in their original cabinets.

For the older players who were actually around for the releases of these classics, the game room is a good way to remember the “good old days”. As for the younger gamers check out what games were like before HD T.V. and high resolution graphics. It might just make you appreciate what we have now.

The actual Game Room download is free but the games within are not. After your time limit has run out on playing a game’s demo you must shell out some MP to keep playing. A one time play cost 40MP and 240MP to own the game. For the older set, it’s a price worth paying for a game you grew up on.

Don’t want to pay? Just play the demos. There are plenty of games and plenty of time to spend on the demos. Check out how things were in the “old days” of gaming.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Uncategorized, Xbox

 

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