Archive for July, 2010
Alright, so you may be wondering to yourself, “omgwtf” is Bogeh talking about, this has nothing to do with games or the game industry. Well let me tell you, you’re absolutely right! You may or may not know that I produce hip-hop/rap beats as a little side hobby. I’m definitely not a professional producer by any means, but I know I how to drop a hot beat, yeeeaaahhh! If you want to hear some samples, feel free to hit me up!
Anyways, the program I use, FL Studio, made by Image-Line, is having a sale on all of their plugins. Now I’ll give you a brief rundown of what this means. Plugins are essentially external sounds, players, editors, etc. for the default program. If you have never produced music before, I highly recommend that you download the free demo of FL Studio 9. If you like it, purchase it and add some plugins!
Not only do I use this program, but I’ve convinced Elite Effect to use it as well, even though he’s still running the demo version. So if you’re looking for some good plugins, here are the ones I recommend:
- Edison WAV editor
- Soundfont Player
You can check out the full list here. This promotion runs until the end of August 2010!
If you are like myself and completely hyped up for the release of The Force Unleashed II, the ultimate choice is up to you. You must choose carefully my Padawans. Join the Dark Side you can, but only you can decide your fate.
Maulkiller Pack Pre-Order from Gamestop:
Two Challenge Levels Pre-Order from Amazon.com:
Halo fans, rejoice with me in celebrating all the awesomeness that Bungie released today!
First off, take a look at the unboxing of both the Limited Edition and Legendary Edition of Halo: Reach…followed by the unveiling of a Reach themed Xbox 360! Available September 14th for $399, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Reach Bundle includes:
- All features of the New Xbox 360 (250 GB HDD, built-in Wi-fi, etc.)
- Limited Edition Reach themed wireless controllers
- Standard Edition of Halo: Reach
If you want to check out some hi-res images of the Reach console, head over to Major Nelsons’s flickr account and check them out. Hawtness, for sure!
Now, me introduce to you Forge World. Remember when Bungie revealed Blood Gulch and “outside the canyon”? Well, you probably weren’t expecting to go this far out of the canyon. Forge 2.0 is without a doubt, the most badass feature that any developer has come up with for the 360.
And lastly, thirty-eight new screenshots of Firefight Versus and Forge World are hot off the press for you drool over. Take a look!
Yesterday, the first game of the Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade was released. You can purchase this game for 1200 Microsoft points ($15). I’m about 30% through and here are my thoughts.
After reading about this game on Xbox.com, I bought this thinking it would be some cute platformer where you ran around trying to find your sister. Man was i wrong! When I started the game, under the logo it said you can turn the gore filter on in the setting menu. When read that I was confused, I mean gore? In a game where the point is to rescue you sister?
When the game started all I saw was black and gray, and a dark figure with white eyes rise off the ground. There were no directions, nothing. All I knew was the only way was forward. I continued through the game, swinging on ropes. Then as I was running all of a sudden a trap snapped shut squashing my player. All I could do was watch the life drain from the kid as his eyes slowly shut.
I continued on, figuring out challenging puzzles while moving along. Then after slowly making it out alive after a spider tryed to stab me to death I saw and older man, just sitting there. I walked over hoping I would finally find another human to talk to or something. as I got closer the floor drop out from under him, and he was hung by his neck. On the corner of the screen I saw some guy running away, so I tried to catch him. Then after he tried killing me multiple times with traps, it became clear he didn’t want me to make it out alive.
With the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) convention right around the corner, there’s a special XP event going on for Gears of War 2. Here are the details for you to get the last of your multiplayer achievements:
If you were like Pogre or Scratch when 8x XP hit Gears of War 2 last week, you barely let your hands off your controller as you were frantically playing to get achievements. Well, now it’s up to you to help with how much XP you’ll be earning for the next event. Rob Fergusson, the Executive Producer of the Gears of War franchise and man in charge of XP, is bribing you on Twitter. Fergusson, @GearsViking, states:
Ok, here’s my bribe. The SDCC XP event will be # of my followers divided by 500. So 4000 followers means 8x XP.
Tell your friends, family, neighbors, your boss, anyone, to follow @GearsViking!
Wondering what sweet achievements you’ll be earning yourself once Halo: Reach drops in stores on September 14th? Bungie gave a preview into some of the acheivements that we all love to go for, some more than others, *cough* Scratch *cough*. Here’s a breakdown of the achievements:
- 49 total achievements are broken down into five groups:
- Campaign (23)
- Firefight (7)
- Multiplayer (4)
- Training (6)
- Player Experience (9)
- Six achievements and descriptions released:
- A Monument to All Your Sins – Complete each Campaign Mission on Legendary – alone
- Banshees, Fast and Low – Hijack a Banshee during the Reach Campaign
- Yes, Sensei – Earn a First Strike Medal in a Matchmaking game
- A New Challenger – Complete all of the Daily Challenges in a given day
- Make It Rain – Purchase an item from the Armory that requires the rank of Lt. Colonel
- If They Came to Hear Me Beg – Perform an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would’ve been fatal
- And lastly, all 49 achievement medal images:
Happy Bungie Day everyone! Let me just say OMFG, just watch the trailer below. BEST. NEWS. ABOUT. HALO. REACH. YET!
Now since you’ve had your dose of awesomeness, hop into Halo 3 today and receive the usually only Bungie-exclusive Flaming Armor. Slap on the chest piece for today only and get fire!
Have fun everyone and show your love for Bungie!
Blacklight Tango Down is one Xbox Live Arcade game that has really taken me by surprise. Its really kind of flew under my radar, but it recently started getting some good media coverage. Thus bringing it to my attention, and I have to say, for an Xbox Live Arcade game, it really knocked me back by how good it looks.
In the near-future, in a city ravaged by war, the Blacklight Tango Team has been sent to find recently missing Colonel Klein and his personal Blacklight team in the city of Balik. The rebel group “The Order”, is thought to have captured or killed the missing Blacklight team.
Tango Team prepares to attack The Order’s headquarters when Blacklight command informs them that civilians have been infected with an unknown virus, causing them to attack everyone they encounter. As they engage the Order in combat, both sides are attacked by crazed civilians. Because the circumstances have changed, Tango Team is ordered to stop The Order at all costs…
I don’t know about you guys, but I will definitely be purchasing this game. Blacklight Tango Down will be released on July 7th and will run you $15 (1,200 Microsoft Points.) It will be on Xbox 360 for the Xbox Live Arcade, PS3 for PSN, and the PC.
According to the in-game store in Bad Company 2, tomorrow, July 7th, Map Pack 4 will be available for download from the store via the main menu. The map pack containing Atacama Desert Rush and Port Valdez Conquest will be free to download to VIP members as usual. See on you on the battlefield!