Friday, January 29, 2010

It’s the season for Gaming and fighting…

OK, Dreamation is just around the corner and I’m 90% ready with construction and rules and I can’t wait to get my game on. I’m also thinking about going back to the SCA for heavy list fighting, it’s been about 10 years since I picked up a sword or glaive to do battle in the field, for my gamer readers S.C.A. stands for the society of creative anachronism a medieval reenactment group. I was very good at Pole arm and sword and shield, but I dropped out many years ago and I’m sure I’ve very rusty.

Going back into fighting is something I’ve been thinking about for some time now. I want to loose some weight and increase my life span a bit, and I’ve been walking and doing fitness videos for the last few months. These are pretty boring ways to get fit and I want to do something that will keep my interest.

I’ve just email some old friends who have some of my old armor and weapons and they have agreed to give them back to me so I can start with minimal cost. Back in the day I was with a few groups included House Three Skulls and I.C.O.D., but I have lost contact with most of these friends (Except for you Turk!). I’m hoping to get stuck in, fight for money and glory and lose some weight while doing this.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Borderlands and “modded” guns

OK, I love borderlands, let me state this first, it’s a great shooter, RPG, and coop game. I love to play with people, I love to help other players who are just starting out, and it’s a great game to just play and relax with. My major rant with the game is modding of guns and equipment to such an extreme that it’s basically cheating. Here’s the scenario, you can duel other players if you engage in close combat. Most of the time it’s a fair battle with two players who at the same level can duke it out and the best man wins. What I am seeing is another story, I get challenge to a duel by a player how is 6 levels lower then me, now in game terms any monster or person three levels lower would be crushed by me. Its how the game works, but this “player” has a modded gun.
So when the duel commences he shoots me with 1000 rockets doing 10,000 points of damage per hit. I’m stunned, and the player walks off chuckling… Now I don’t mind losing, and I love a fair game where my butt is kicked, but come on! It is getting so bad that I turned off the duel mode and ignore these cheating idiots with their super weapons. Most online games have an anti cheat program that can find these types of exploits and fine the player for cheating, I think borderlands needs to start such an update to keep these cheaters from ruining the Coop and RPG experience.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Game I'm Playing NOW

Brütal Legend (stylised with a metal umlaut) is an action-adventure game created by Double Fine Productions and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released during October 2009 in North America and Europe. Though Brütal Legend was originally to be published by Vivendi Games prior to its merger with Activision, Activision had dropped the game from its portfolio after the merger. It was later picked up by Electronic Arts, though Activision and Double Fine brought counter-lawsuits against each other over publishing issues. The issues have since been settled out of court.

Tim Schafer, the game's creative director, was inspired to create the game by his own past musical experiences. The game features the character of Eddie Riggs, voiced by and modeled after Jack Black, a roadie who is transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers. Eddie becomes the world's savior, leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords using a battle axe, his Flying V guitar that can tap into the magical powers of the world, and a customizable hot rod. The game, a hybrid of the action-adventure and real-time strategy genres, includes Stage Battles in both the single-player and multiplayer mode, where the player must command troops to defeat their foes while defending their own stage. In addition to Black, the game features voices of heavy metal musicians including Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and other celebrities such as Tim Curry, as well as more than one hundred metal songs selected by Schafer for inclusion in the game.

Brütal Legend was generally well-received by game reviewers, praising Schafer's vision and writing of the heavy metal-inspired world, and the performances of the voice cast, particularly of Black and Osbourne. Many found the hybrid gameplay of action and real-time strategy games did not mix well, however, blaming console control limitations and missing features normally found in games of either genre.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More table shots...and beta test

Not really much of a battle report, more a test of my new Fallout table and some play testing of the new Space wolf codex.
My Son's forces
1500 points
(HQ)Njal Stormcaller
(HQ)Bjorn The Fell Handed
(10)Grey Hunters
(5)Skyclaws jumpers
(6)Long Fangs
(Lascanon – multimelta – Heavy Bolter – Missle launcher x2
power weapon, melta bombs plasma pistol)
Predator with (Lascannon sidesponsons, Storm bolter, Hunter killer missle.)
My Forces (1498 points)
(HQ)Unclean One
(HQ)Keeper of Secrets
(10)Plaguebearers (Icon)
(12)Daemonettes (Icon)
(15)Pink Horrors
(5)Flamers (Elites)
(1)Demon Prince (Nurgle)(Mark of NURGLE, Aura of Decay)
(1)Demon Prince (TZ)(Mark of Tz, Bolt of Tz,Soul Devourer)
The battle was six rounds, Njal Stormcaller's powers are just crazy, but I did finally kill him with my Keeper of Secrets. The new Space wolves are tons of fun to play with, but my son and I need a bit more practice…

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

OK, I’m hibernating in my Tardis staying away from the cold and snow.

I’m working from home about 80% of the time helping my customers with my technical expertise and working on my hobby at the same time. I’m on a scenery and gluing campaign getting ready for the next convention and also working on some future science fiction projects. I just spent the last few gluing sessions putting together some Arachnid Warriors from Starship Troopers, I do like these models, and I know I’m slow on the uptake, but hey I have a ton of games that I play. (Thanks Mike!) I’m also still building wasteland scenery; I will be posting more pictures of those.

Off the subject, my new game obsession is Borderlands! WOW! It has everything I love about gaming, role playing, a dangerous wasteland, mutants, maniacs, aliens, coop play, and lots and lots of guns! If you don’t have this game and you own an X-Box 360, shame on you! Go out and get this game! Back to the table top, my next scenery for my Fallout game is going to be nuclear hotspot markers, Vault locations, and some settlements.

I’m also planning on doing some play testing of the rules this weekend; I might post a battle report with pictures.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Good bye David I will miss you...

Just finished watching the last Episode of the 10th and greatest Doctor.... I'm a little sad...
Here's the ,preview of the new Doctor Who...
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