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So I understand that is a very presumptuous and possibly inflammatory headline. Before you start sending me angry messages, please note that it is simply my pessimistic belief that Valve have moved on from the Half-Life franchise. Not only did Gabe Newell come right out and say that they are "probably done making single player focused games", but I believe, for various reasons that Valve no longer has any desire to create Half-Life 3.
Some people remember times of their life by the music they were listening to at the time. While I love music and hearing Limp Bizkit always takes me back to my high school days and prompts me to quickly change the station. However, replaying a game from my youth always has a more powerful effect on me. I could go through and list the games I was playing at pivotal times in my life. So that's what I'm going to do.
UPDATE: Seriously, I know most people on GIO aren't interested in sports games but just read this anyway. I promise you will at least chuckle once. You might even laugh out loud, or chuckle twice. It's a quick read and it has funny captions under the pictures....
In the GIO Comedy blogs I will be presenting a humorous twist on a topic in the industry. This week, I will be taking on Dead Space 2, a game I've been trying to muster up enough interest in to finish. EA and Visceral have always tried to expand the Dead Space universe beyond just the games; whether it's animated movies, comics, spin offs or action figures. But I propose there are several untapped resources for them that they may want to consider before the eventual release of Dead Space 3.
So the GIO community is putting out a call for some new, exciting content since the (retirement?) of one of the more prolific members of our community. I thought about this for a while, and I love this community but admittedly don't have a ton of time between working 60 hours a week, spending time with my girlfriend, and actually playing games. (I know, what a crazy concept) So one night at my job, I was pondering this quandry and an exclamation mark popped up above my head Metal Gear style, when suddenly it came to me: Debating!
Let me make one thing clear: I am not a big multiplayer gamer. I am only level 14 (not prestige) on Black Ops, never got past level 12 on Bad Company 2 or Modern Warfare 2 and Halo multiplayer just doesn't appeal to me at all. However, I just had to peel myself away from my couch to stop playing Homefront's awesome multiplayer because I had this blog burning a hole in my mind. So right off the bat, I will tell you I am already addicted to Homefront's multiplayer and I am very glad I plopped down my $63.59 (damn taxes!) for the game.
Disclaimer: This is an intensely personal blog about myself. It isn't extremely game related so if you aren't interested in hearing my thoughts on society in the digital age then skip this blog. Also, if you are easily offended, skip this blog. Matter of fact, just skip this blog. It's not my best...no don't really!
This is the first entry in a series of blogs that will follow my quest to attend E3 2011 June 7-9th at the L.A. Convention Center. I have been thinking about this for a while, even writing a screenplay (yea I'm that guy) about a bunch of friends on a road trip to attend E3. Well, there comes a point in a man's life when he realizes that doing is better than dreaming. So here we go, this is me doing something rather than just dreaming about it. We have all wanted to go to E3 since we first discovered this Utopian world of the best and brightest minds, and the most beautiful women dressed to please. (Re-reading that sentence makes E3 sound awfully similar to Rapture, maybe Bobby Kotick would be Fontaine)
So back in May President Obama said that he thinks that video games and other forms of media are a distraction to today's youth. After this news broke (cuz that's news?) countless gamers cried foul at the Master Chief (that's what he's called right?). Seriously? Can anyone really disagree? Here is the quote:
Ok, so I know the year is hardly over. But since I am about two hundred percent certain I wont be buying any more games this year, I thought I could get a head start on my end of the year lists. 2010 has had some excellent games come out, and it started almost immediately with Bayonetta, and Mass Effect 2. The best thing about this year (or the worst for my wallet) is that there was never a shortage of great games to play. The holiday season is no longer the only time of year to get blockbuster titles, and that's awesome. But full disclosure: I still haven't played some big games from this year including Heavy Rain or Red Dead Redemption.