Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
www.bigpoint.com has a bunch- you register for free with them, and can play any of the ones they have. They're all free, with paid options.
The Wrestling Game - what it says. It's a wrestling game.
Monday, August 03, 2009
So, it turns out that there's some pretty decent commercial games that have been released as freeware. The three I downloaded were pretty good games, though I don't think I'd have ever actually bought them. But free, they're definitely worth a download. I got them all from Gamershell.com
Full Spectrum Warrior
Saturday, July 18, 2009
For most players, the game is played as an FPS/ Action RPG game. You choose a side (humans or beasts), and do your best to take out the enemy command center. Melee fighting is done in an over-the-shoulder view, and comprises of the main portion of the gameplay. You attack by clicking, block with middle mouse button, and charge/dodge with RMB. Pretty standard, except when blocking, you have a block bar that is knocked down with each hit, and can be broken with a strong attack. It's different, and takes some getting used to in order to get the most out of it, but you can circle strafe until you do.
Ranged weaponry plays like a pretty standard FPS, and is mainly used to snipe at enemies, and take down low-health ones. As the humans, you get medieval weapons (just as crossbows and longbows) as well as steampunk weaponry (such as "The Ravisher", a steam-powered chain gun). Beasts get magical attacks such as lightning.
Each team also has one player who is their commander. They see the game as an RTS, and with all the characters being the other players (with exception of a builder type NPC). The commander is in charge of building structures and gold mines, as well as giving orders to the players. I haven't had the chance to play as commander yet, but it seems like a challenging-but rewarding- job.
There are some issues in the game, though in my short time playing I haven't found many. But hey, for free, they can easily be overlooked.
There is also an option for a premium account, which is a $10 one-time payment, which gives you 2 extra inventory slots, access to player's lifetime stats, the ability to play as the special "Hellbourne" units an unlimited amount of times (free players can only spawn as them once per match), and the ability to watch a replay of every Savage 2 match ever played.
Oh, and if you run into MasterWaldo, you'll know it was me. Probably you'll have killed me- the game does have a bit of a learning curve. It's still a blast to play even if you aren't sure what you're doing though :)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Oh well. It's kind of exciting.
I'm not even really sure why I'm posting it here. Just needed a new post I guess. Been more than a week, and I want this to be updated at least once a week.
I should have something fun to go up next time.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
"I dreamt of her again last night,
standing in the soft moonlight,
in the forest of glass and steel.
She looked at me with eyes wide, bright,
and I knew the time was right,
to tell her what I feel.
I turn towards her, standing there,
wind flowing through her hair,
lovely auburn strands,
We step together, we are so near,
I want to tell her that I care,
and reach out for her hands.
Our lips draw close, about to kiss,
when I sense something amiss,
all is not well here;
Behind my back I hear a hiss,
turn around, did not want this,
a laser, coming from a bear.
Flash of steel beside my face,
something flies into the space,
between me and my love;
Katana swings, frighting pace,
Ninja team is now in place,
Leaping from the sky above.
Great white shark, up from the ground,
chasing Optimus Prime around,
demanding it gets some respect;
As robots march into the fray,
zombies rise up from the grave,
looking for brains to feast;
I run with her, we hope and pray,
just to last one more day,
or be alone again at least.
But it will not be so, I am afraid,
for across the path a shadow played,
and a pale cloaked man appeared.
We fled the path, to search for aid,
but followed we where by this horrible shade,
a vampire, as we feared.
She stumble on a fallen root,
and so he finished his pursuit,
and feasted on her blood;
He turned to me, I stood mute,
I found a gun, but could not shoot,
As I looked down at my love.
He bared his fangs, and moved to me,
I tore a branch off from a tree,
and through his heart drove the stake;
As I look back I now can see,
a piece of wisdom for you, free,
That pizza before bed, I should not have ate."
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Been playing a lot of Hearts of Iron 2 lately. If you aren't familiar with it, its a WWII grand strategy game, where you are in charge of a nation (most of the nations of WWII are playable, and there's tons that can be spawned. For example, as the UK you can release and create India, Pakistan, create the "Eastern African Union" from a bunch of African territories, Scotland can be created if your people revolt, all sorts of things). Anyway, you're in charge of the nation's production, research, and to a slight degree, politics (and intelligence services in the Doomsday expansion). It's really fun, if you're into those type of games. If you don't like strategy games, this is not for you.
I've also become a really huge fan of the TV show Firefly, and am angry at FOX for canceling it. I mean, they didn't even let them finish the season! Oh well, I'm a few years too late to really complain. I've seen about 1/2 the season, been watching it on Hulu, and really want to get the series on DVD. I've also rented the movie Serenity, though I've been told it's not quite as good as the series. We'll see I guess.
I also just bought Railroad Tycoon 3. I played 2 all the time when I was younger, then it mysteriously went missing when we remodeled our house. I played the demo for 3 a while ago, and even though it's sort of a little kids game (not little little kids, but it really is more for pre 12-year olds) it's still great fun.
Well then, I'm going to finish this post and go have a brownie. Later.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
You know, come to think of it, I'm not really even sure why I posted this. People who read this on a semi-regular basis will notice it easily, and those who don't or haven't read my blog yet probably don't really care. I must just be lonely. :(
Up next is a picture telling the story of a turtle that is sick and tired of going slow. He wants to go fast. Blazing fast. Really super duper blazing fast. Like that fast that you know you should slow down, but want to keep going faster. Like that fast. But even faster. So, how did he solve this dilemma? Like any well educated reptile would: by strapping a rocket to his back.
So, with out further ado, I present Rocket Turtle.
OK, so on further review, it's more of a jet than a rocket. But he's a turtle, how is he supposed to know the difference? I mean, its not like he went to college or anything. He couldn't exactly fill out the applications considering he hasn't got any thumbs! But know, you all expect him to have a rocket, and he's got a jet instead, and that just isn't good enough for you. Well, at least he's trying. Can't you at least give him that? I mean, come one! Have you ever strapped a jet to your back? I didn't think so.
That's it for now. We're getting close to the end here, so I probably need to try and come up with some new stuff. Adios.
Monday, May 25, 2009
and 1 Polish.
That is pretty awesome. And that's only in the past 100 views- no idea if there were any before that. I'll try and find a good activity map to put up so you all don't think I'm just blowing smoke. Of course, if smoke were coming out of my lungs, I probably wouldn't be healthy enough to type this...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I’m bored at the moment, waiting for Visual C++ 2008 to finish downloading, so I guess I’ll make a post.
Got my new laptop Wednesday. It’s beautiful. Truly it is. More powerful than either of my other 3 combined. I guess that’s not really saying much though- my other 3 are a 9 yr. old desktop, an 11 yr. old laptop, and a bargain bin PC my friend gave away for free. Nonetheless, a dual-core 2.66GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 256MB HD graphics card feels wonderful. Especially on the 17” widescreen Hi-Res screen, and with a 320GB HDD running at 7200 RPM as my main disk (planning on getting a portable at some point). I doubt anyone this is addressed to will read this, but thanks to all my friends and family that helped pay for it with the graduation money they gave me.
It really is an awesome laptop (Dell Studio 17). I tend to multitask a computer to death, but this should be able to handle me. For now. One day I want something with Intel’s Core i7 at its heart, but that will be a ways off.
While I didn’t get it with these specs in order to game, it is pretty excellent at gaming. I was actually able to play Company of Heroes on it at full settings w/o a hiccup. And it was jaw-dropping. That is a great game.
Been reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Its good, though I get the feeling I’d be getting more out of it had I actually read Jane Austen’s book. Oh well, it’s a good zombie book in its own rights.
On the subject of zombies- well, more connecting zombies to scary stories/movies- I watched Repo: The Genetic Opera a few days ago. For those who aren’t familiar with it, its a play turned film directed by the guy who directed several of the Saw films. It’s pretty good, though definitely do not let little kids watch it- lots of gore and sexuality, some swearing, and a bit of nudity.
So then. Yea. Like I said, I’m bored at the moment, but I do plan on continuing this and returning to updating semi-regularly.
Monday, May 11, 2009
So then, what's been going on recently. I've been nuked (CyberNations :) ), hardly anyone came to my graduation party (mostly due to the large number of parties already going on- oh well, more food for me), went to a few parties, ogled a friends new MacBook Pro, looking forward to getting my own laptop before long. That's about it.
Oh yea, finally beat BioShock. Got the "good" ending. Got Fallout 1 and 2, and Tactics (GREAT fun, by the way. They've been put out as a trilogy pack for $20!). And just got Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Look forward to reading it, will do some sort of review on it afterwords.
That is all. Peace out.
Friday, May 01, 2009
Here's some sneak peek bits of our trebuchet. A video *should* be coming, as well as more pics.
It used an ~ 4.5 kg cinder block as its counter-weight, and could hurl a baseball 30-50 feet (averaged around 45 ft) at around 30 mph. The whole thing (arm attached) is about 7 ft tall. The axle is a steel bar going through a pair of bearings on either side supporting beam.
It is pretty darn sweet :)
Hopefully more to come later.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Now, if you'll excuse me, I really want to go take a nap.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Oh, and Woo! Go Pens! 4-1!
You'll know what I'm talking about if you know what I'm talking about ;)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Here it is: Heaven 'n Hell. Just the first name that popped into my mind.
This is the real reason Lucifer became the Devil. He and Jesus were in a garage band together, and they got into an argument over who got to play the awesome guitar solo in their new song. Unfortunately, they were unable to decide, and Satan left the band, and tried to start his own, more awesome band. When no one would join, he tried to usurp Jesus' spot, and got kicked out of Heaven. True story.
No idea who the drummer would be, just thought that he needed an afro.