Archive for September, 2007

30
Sep
07

YAY!

Its Here!

PGR3 at least. Meeeeh.
Its great. It will keep me occupied as long as I can play it on a microwave. At least it means I’ll get the box tomorrow, I hope.
Other than that, I want a MacBook. Please.
By the way, watch for the Shadow(I’ll tell you more about it in a couple days)

Peace.
-Thunderinst1nct

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28
Sep
07

Pfft.

My Firefox extensions! With Links!
Anyone who knows me knows i love the Fox+Extensions, check out my list.

Fox Extensions
I know I don’t have Fission or location bar, Traded them in for WellRounded.

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Well today wasn’t very exciting at all.

The box didn’t come, my 360 is dead(Im going to mention this every blog until I get it back)and…

Traded in my copy of Halo 3 to go and see my friends and family for the first time since I bought it(lol)

-Thunder

27
Sep
07

DEAD!

My 360s dead and this is day one.

Check back for updates to this thread.

So the timeline:

September 26-360 gives three red lights for the second time, I surrender all hope of any fixes and call Microsoft. I’m getting a new 360, and one free copy of PGR 3. Sweet.(Fake Enthusiasm)

September 27-The box better get here tomorrow, or I might have to wait till Monday or even Tuesday to get my coffin. Ugh.

September 29-My copy of PGR3 gets here. I’ll use it to keep me occupied by playing it on a toaster.

October 3-Box Arrives for the 360.

October 4-Box is sent to Microsoft, The long wait begins.

October 15-360 Arrives!

26
Sep
07

One picture to sum up a million nasty things i want to say to Microsoft right now.

Nooooo…

Thanks for my 400$ paperweights.

25
Sep
07

Blawg..

Nothing better suck today.

All i wanna do is get out of school and go home to play Halo 3.

I hope school ends quick..

-Thunder

24
Sep
07

ThundeReview: BioShock

Bioshock was released as the successor to System Shock 2 a PC shooter that is considered by some to be on of the best games for the PC ever. Now 2k games brings us Bioshock.

Pros: Amazing graphical detail, The setting is portrayed very well, The voice acting sells the story very well, Plasmid and weapons work very well together, The little sister rescue or harvest feature offers morale challenging gameplay.

Cons: The lack of a death system makes the game too easy, It is also lacking multiplayer, which shortens its lasting power to the life of the single player which will last 8-12 hours at best, and after playing for a while it will start to lag a bit.

The game starts with you playing as a character named Jack, inside of a plane. For motives you will figure late in the game, He hijacks the plane and it crashes into the middle of the Atlantic. You swim to a near island with a large structure in the middle go inside and enter a bathysphere. It takes you to the underwater city of Rapture, which has been plagued by crime, death, and a controlling leader in the form of Andrew Ryan. When you first get underwater you pick up a short wave radio and begin talking to Atlas, who tells you that Andrew Ryan has his family. Soon after he instructs you about how to kill Splicers, the crazed citizens of Rapture.

You will find your key to survival in Rapture are Plasmids, a genetic code rewriting injection that will give you powers, like the power to freeze someone, or electrocute them. Plasmids are powered by ADAM and EVE. EVE powers your plasmids and as you use your plasmids, your EVE meter will go down. You refill this meter by using EVE hypos, which you will inject to refill the meter. ADAM is carried by the little sisters, which is used to purchase plasmid and tonic slots, as well as plasmids and tonics themselves. Tonics are small boosts to you divided into groups like Hacking Tonics, Engineering, and Physical, they will make you stronger, faster, hack faster, have more wrench power, and things like that. The Little Sisters who carry the ADAM are protected by the Big Daddies. There are two big daddy types, Rosies(Rivet Guns and Proximity Mines) and Bouncers(Drills), both are equally fun to battle. Although fun the battles difficulty is decreased since you immediately respawn at a vita-chamber and you can basically just keep going at them until they die.
Once you kill a Big Daddy you can either harvest the little sister, taking all of her ADAM(normally about 200+), but she will not survive. Or you can do the good thing and save the girl, but only receive some ADAM. If you rescue the whole game you will periodically receive gifts from Little Sisters and get a 100 point achievement at the end of the game.

As you continue and you run into different splicers, bots you can hack to work for you, and their are new weapons, which you can upgrade. The story is well developed and the voice acting is some of the best, selling the story 100%. In the end you will get a good ending for rescuing, bad if you harvested. Although the game ends all storylines, it leaves you wanting more, which it doesnt have much more to offer.

Graphics-9.6

Story-9.9

Sound-9.8
Gameplay-9.0
Value(Worth)-8.0

Multiplayer-0.0

Total(Not an Average)-9.4

Worth the buy?
Deffanitly worth playing through once or twice but after that there is nothing left.

 

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Upcoming Reviews: Halo 3, skate.

I know the review is late but still its worth a look..

Also I will post a journal tomorrow, sorry about the shortage of posts lately.
Now Playing: Call of Duty 2(Halo 3 TOMMOROW!!!!)

-Thunder, signing off.

 

13
Sep
07

Power down..

Power went out at school Tuesday, pitch black. Just a few emergency lights lit the hallways, it was cool. It was in the last period right before school let out, things got hectic, but everything went well, we all got out. The cause was thunder and lightning, and heavy rain. The power at my house was fine tho..

Also on Wednesday, I went on gamespot and picked up beta code for Call of Duty 4, which has consumed the last 48 hours of my life..
Overall the game has alot of AAA potential, the first true AAA game for the Call of Duty franchise, which is big, considering 2 was excellent in my opinion..
Although it’s a beta, here are my pros and cons:

Pros:
Excellent Graphics
Perks and Weapon Customization work very well
The Challenges within the barracks are cool
The ability to add clan tags is good
The leveling system seems to work well
The level design is good
The Helicopter and Air strike abilities, make the game feel like a true war

Cons:
You cant see your feet(rawr pet peeves..)
This is something I can’t see carrying over to the final release, there doesn’t seem to be any kind matchmaking using the ranks, 1’s end up playing with rank 16’s..
Too much stuff that the level 16(as of today)restricts you from doing, there are weapons unlocked at level 20 something, and I can’t use them because I can’t get to that level..
Search and Destroy and Capture the flag shouldn’t be combined but instead changed into two different searches.

So yeah.

-Thunder

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Now playing: Taking Back Sunday – What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
via FoxyTunes