Posts tagged xbox 360

HALO: Spartan Assault [Xbox360]

:: I know it’s been out on tablets for like, 8 months. And you Xboners have already played, conquered, and uploaded ‘lets play’ videos. AND I was away when it was finally released for the 360. But…the day…has finally…come.
haha that seems a bit dramatic. But for real, I get equally excited for every Halo release. I just can’t wait to see how this ties the series together! I work tonight, and don’t have plans tomorrow (that I can remember) so this is my Vday present to myself *muah*

PS: Consider this my review ;P

2013: TOP5 VideoGames

:: To be fair, these are the only new games I actually checked out this year (haha) so it was just a matter of figuring out which was “better”. It came down to which one I became most attached to.
To see the individual ratings/writeups just click on the pics!

Honorable Mention…
Gears of War: Judgement 

30,000 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS!

:: Yesterday morning, before work, I thought I’d try and get 10mins of gameplay in during breakfast. All of a sudden I’m hitting a nerdy milestone, thanks Batman Arkham Asylum.
(and if you’re wondering; I have signed up for those Microsoft rewards…but they just keep sending me emails saying I haven’t reached the goal…which I have 5000 points ago)

ADD ME ON XBL “ihebb” and I’ll see YOU there! 

Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity…it’s called the Xbox360.
Don Mattick via Microsoft - on the issue of having to keep the XboxOne online. 

TODAY ON THE INTERNET://24 

I’m still not excited about switching to new consoles…I’m still playing Halo4! I loved the upgrade from the original Xbox, so this is a bit more reminiscent of when Nintendo announced the Wii - lots of us were just fine playing the Gamecube…

What are your feels on the upgrade?

This game just help me hit 28,000 achievement points!!!
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This game just help me hit 28,000 achievement points!!!

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GEARS OF WAR: JUDGEMENT [review]
*possible spoiler alert - curby look away*So, I didn’t even know I needed a new GoW game until I played this. The Grub War had ended, closure had come to Marcus and his friends…now they had the long journey of rebuilding ahead.If I’m being totally honest, I don’t even LIKE Baird - I think he’s annoying!However, I tried to keep in mind what the developers at Epic originally stated with the teaser of this game; “We weren’t ready to move on to a new franchise, the universe of GoW is too much fun!” LIKES: Having a new set of (quite interesting) characters to fight Locust with is great. You can tell they have to delve into their backgrounds fairly quickly, but it’s more refreshing than rushed. I especially like Paduk…he adds so much flavor to the overarching UIR/COG civil war that’s been going on since before Eday. You get to learn why so many of the Stranded hate the COG, whereas in the original 3 you were just left to your own conclusions. And then there’s the obvious; the weapons are much better, and the scenery is gorgeous. So far I think the Markza is my fav weapon. I also really liked the leveling system - adding ‘stars’ as currency pushed me to play better, take more risks, and play through with more of a go-big-or-go-home mentality! Then of course there’s the unlockable campaign that lets you play as Baird parallel to Fenix’s final mission in GoW3.DISKLIKES: Going back to the guns…I hate it when games do PREquels that display better tech than the originals, for me it takes away from the story. Also, did anyone else notice that there were no epic levels where you had to pilot something huge? Total buzzkill! I also couldn’t stand the controls; no heads-up to choose your weapons (not to mention you only got two guns instead of 3) and placing grenades took a while to get used to. Overall the game felt a little lacking, like they either ran out of time or just didn’t care about the finer details. Having two campaigns is nice, but having a richer single campaign would’ve been better. Overall if you’re into Gears you should pick this up. And if you’ve been thinking about getting into it, obviously you have to start with this now. Try borrowing it from a friend though, you can finish the main chunk of it in one evening.

GEARS OF WAR: JUDGEMENT [review]

*possible spoiler alert - curby look away*
So, I didn’t even know I needed a new GoW game until I played this. The Grub War had ended, closure had come to Marcus and his friends…now they had the long journey of rebuilding ahead.
If I’m being totally honest, I don’t even LIKE Baird - I think he’s annoying!
However, I tried to keep in mind what the developers at Epic originally stated with the teaser of this game; “We weren’t ready to move on to a new franchise, the universe of GoW is too much fun!”
LIKES: Having a new set of (quite interesting) characters to fight Locust with is great. You can tell they have to delve into their backgrounds fairly quickly, but it’s more refreshing than rushed. I especially like Paduk…he adds so much flavor to the overarching UIR/COG civil war that’s been going on since before Eday. You get to learn why so many of the Stranded hate the COG, whereas in the original 3 you were just left to your own conclusions. And then there’s the obvious; the weapons are much better, and the scenery is gorgeous. So far I think the Markza is my fav weapon. I also really liked the leveling system - adding ‘stars’ as currency pushed me to play better, take more risks, and play through with more of a go-big-or-go-home mentality! Then of course there’s the unlockable campaign that lets you play as Baird parallel to Fenix’s final mission in GoW3.
DISKLIKES: Going back to the guns…I hate it when games do PREquels that display better tech than the originals, for me it takes away from the story. Also, did anyone else notice that there were no epic levels where you had to pilot something huge? Total buzzkill! I also couldn’t stand the controls; no heads-up to choose your weapons (not to mention you only got two guns instead of 3) and placing grenades took a while to get used to. Overall the game felt a little lacking, like they either ran out of time or just didn’t care about the finer details. Having two campaigns is nice, but having a richer single campaign would’ve been better.

Overall if you’re into Gears you should pick this up. And if you’ve been thinking about getting into it, obviously you have to start with this now. Try borrowing it from a friend though, you can finish the main chunk of it in one evening.

IGN’s History Of: Gears Of War 

- Trying so hard to get geared up for tomorrow’s release. I’m friggin stoked, there’s just so many other things happening in life right now it’s hard to remember things like this *shudders at the thought of getting old*

2013: Day 15

Today was my “I’m not making any plans so I can spend the whole day getting these creative ideas out of my head” day…

Worked on bringing together details on some events (I find editing posters to be a calming process). And got to spend the afternoon making/eating taco’s with some amazing students!

Came home, popped on Xfiles, finished a few chapters in one of my books, got back into finishing MassEffect3, and started a new painting (again, something I find calming and invigorating!) Felt nice to continue some hobbies that I haven’t touched since before the Holiday rush.

Did I mention I got a parcel in the mail today? Containing a pack of ‘bacon candy’ and a shirt with a piece of bacon on it?! Thanks again Bre :) 

Today was a mix of a bit of the old with a bit of the new!