Sunday, July 29, 2012

Madden 12 Shenanigans

Here's a video of some kind gentlemen from the Dallas Cowboys escorting an old man across the field.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Madden physics at work

Just something I recorded at 3am this morning. I'm not saying that it's not physically possible for this to happen. Just that it's 99.9% likely that it would never happen in real life.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Possible new YouTube series

I may possibly start a new video series on my sadly underused account, CatalystKing23. I got the idea to just play games and record funny and random glitches when I see them. I warn you that I record these on my phone, but here's a couple videos as a sample.

Let me know what you guys think in the comments section below. Don't bother me about the video quality though, there's nothing I can do about it at the moment.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Could Medal of Honor: Warfighter set the bar for modern shooters?

The resurrection of Medal of Honor began when Danger Close brought the series to modern day. Simply dubbed "Medal of Honor", it was criticized quite a bit, though you'll hear no complaints from me. I rented the game from Gamefly once and loved it so much, I held on to it for months. Then last week, I bought the game used from Gamestop, and my passion for the game was reignited. The game stands apart from other shooters in nearly every aspect, from campaign to co-op to multiplayer. I'll be honest, I don't see why everyone hates on this game so much. Danger Close revived the series and gave it a much need change of scenery (World War 2 got boring after 12 games of it). Sure, most shooters are now set in modern times, but Medal of Honor was different in the fact that it is set in 2002, during the still ongoing War in Afghanistan, and that you play a Tier 1 Special Forces Operative. The game was also unique in that the characters, locations, and events were based off real people, locations and events. Medal of Honor just had everything I look for in a shooter.

Now, the sequel is just on the horizon.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is scheduled for release in October. And I can't wait.

The game supposedly features even more characters, locations, and events based off real life. The multiplayer is said to be even better as well, with Danger Close taking the reins from DICE. After seeing trailers and gameplay at E3, I can honestly say I will be keeping a close eye on this game, and odds are at some point, I will go buy it. Probably not immediately - remember my love for cheaper, used games? - but I will buy, play, and review it when I can.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

For those of you in the States, Happy 4th of July! Today we celebrate the birth of this great nation. Time to get patriotic!

 I'll probably put something up tomorrow, but I have decreed today to be my day off. So enjoy the fireworks and hamburgers, and see you soon!

Twitter and Google +

Just a reminder that you can follow me on Twitter and Google +. I try to post the less important things, or stuff that doesn't take an entire blog post to explain. I'm trying to start Tweeting more than anything, so don't miss out on anything just because you only come to the blog!


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Duty Calls: A Call of Duty parody

Just a gem I found on Youtube a while back. It's a funny, but sadly true, parody of Call of Duty, and was used as a marketing campaign for Bulletstorm (which also flopped)/ I thought it was pretty good, so here it is.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Rome 2: Total War Announced

I'm a huge fan of the Total War series, particularly Rome. And now that Sega has announced Rome 2: Total War, I now have a reason to hope the world doesn't end in December. That is, assuming The Creative Assembly doesn't screw it up. But I have yet to see a "bad" Total War game, and so I have high hopes for Rome 2.

Here's the live action trailer:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

How to save money on games

Alright, let's be honest. Times are tough. The economy's not the best, and you may be looking to save money. As we all know, buying games and consoles can get expensive. $60 for a new game is outrageous to me. But lately, I've begun looking for new ways to save money on gaming. Of course, buying used games is a given. But before you do, you should look for more opportunities to save.

I walked into GameStop yesterday with $30, looking to pick up a used game. I walked out with $5 left and 3 games. This may not be new, but it was somewhat of a revelation to me. First off, I had previously acquired a GameStop PowerUp Rewards card a few months prior. That meant I got 10% all used games. Then as I walked in, I noticed the sign saying "buy 2 used games, get 1 free". That was when I knew I wouldn't be walking out with just 1 game. I grabbed Gears of War 2 and Medal of Honor and took Halo 3: ODST as my free game. So I ended up spending $25.69 on 3 games instead of $30 for 1.

I'm not by any means the type that has to buy new games and the latest games all the time. Sometimes when I get bored, I like to look through history and see what gems I haven't touched yet. Perhaps not everyone shares my attitude for one reason or another, but this way of thinking has saved me money without giving up any of the entertainment value.