Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recent Updates - Portal 2, L.A. Noire, and more.

Wow, it's been weeks since I made a post! This month has been a little hectic for me. I finished up my semester in school, moved out, and moved back at home. So unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to make a quality post on my blog. But now being that it's summer for me, I will have a lot more time to do so.

Anyway, as far as my gaming goes... I managed to find time to play through and beat the Portal 2 campaign and the co-op campaign. I wanted to make a blog post about Portal 2, but I really just didn't have time for it. And now I feel like it's old news, hahaha.

Why is it old news? Because L.A. Noire is the new news. Yes, I went to the midnight release of L.A. Noire last week with my boyfriend, and we immediately started playing it. If you haven't heard the crazy hype about this game already, then you must be living under a rock. The game definitely deserves the hype that it's been getting. Everyone has not stopped talking about it because it is a game unlike any of the other games that have been coming out lately.
Once I get a little bit further ahead in the game, I will post more of my reactions to it. Spoilers and all.

So, my readers, here is a recap of what you all should be aware of. June is only a few days away, and it is a very important month.
  • Pick up L.A. Noire, you won't regret it.
  • MLG Columbus is in 2 weeks. The Starcraft 2 pools looks sick.
    MLG Columbus Pools from TLO's website.


  • Duke Nukem Forever is slowly creeping up on us. June 14th. Yes, for real this time. The game is actually finished.
  • E3 is in 12 days. HECK yeah Nintendo is showing off their next console!
  • New WoW patch means it's time to go back to playing WoW for a little bit!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gears of War 3

While all of you PSN users were dealing with your massive offline issues, this is what I have been doing.


THIS BETA. Oh man, I can't even describe it. Just sheer. Awesome. Fun. Gears has always had such great multiplayer in my opinion.
The beta incorporates a lot of interactivity, where doing certain things earn you unlockable characters, skins, etc. Not every beta has that. But Gears 3 makes it awesome.

The game does have a lot of the same weapons, gameplay, and...color scheme (grey, brown, black and occasional red are the only colors in the game...hah). HOWEVER, there is also some new stuff! There is a lot of really cool customization in the beta, which is never been around before in the Gears games. Also,  the retro lancer is a pretty awesome weapon. I haven't really utilized it multiplayer too much, but I bet it's going to be awesome in single player.
But in regard to which weapons are the best, obviously it all comes down to personal taste. I could sit here saying how much I love certain weapons in the game, but then someone might disagree with me. I hear some say that the retro lancer is "OP", and others beg to differ. What I suggest, if you're not smart and haven't figured this out for yourself, is to try out all of the weapons and get a really good feel of them all. That's what the beta is for. Derpaderp.
ANYWAY, what is the purpose of this post? Gears of War 3 is awesome. I THINK I'M GOING TO GO PLAY IT RIGHT NOW. ;D

(BTW: this is not my actual gameplay. But I figured I'd post a short bit of gameplay to show the Retro Lancer.)

Tracie AKA Gears fan 4 lyfe xOxO