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Thu, 11 Oct 2007 04:55:00 +0000A while back I had a chance to beta test Archlord and listed its pros and cons, mentioning that if it went with a monthly fee, it would stay on the shelves more then in the homes. Well Archlord now is free to play and with that has grown enough to gain a new server. They do have some payment options (for extra items in the game store called the Chantra store) but the game can easily be played without the extras. I'm glad codemasters decided to go with the free play, it's back on my what to do in my spare time game list!
Tue, 25 Sep 2007 03:08:00 +0000Well Halo 3 hit the store shelves at midnight last night to its many fans awaiting anxiously for the doors to open at various local stores. Bill Gates was on hand to personally sign the first copy out the door. Today's games are fast builiding extreme fan bases, last nights anticipations was just one more example of that. Alot of Game developers have taken note, game quality is definitely on the side of the gamer these days.
Mon, 06 Aug 2007 02:54:00 +0000Recently I was given the opportunity to try out Everquest2, sony's offshoot from their original Everquest. When the game first came out was a quick fizzler as far as games go, and lost alot of its fan base fairly fast, competing against some great new game concepts. However, after Sony recovered from its punches, they dusted themselves off, slimmed down their servers conciderably and then came out with a great expansion idea that was delivered in June. Their next expansion, which is due in November is promising to breathe even more life into this ol dog.
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 04:50:00 +0000Recently I took at tour of one of the free webbased gaming sites and find a couple little gems including Gladiatus. Although it is limited in what you can do, it's free and something you can pop a few minutes in here and there and still build a rather buff virtual gladiator.
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 03:10:00 +0000Recently I had an encounter while playing my favorite online MMORP. While I was on I got booted to the signin and, thinking it was my ISP, I re-entered the game only to be booted once more and finding that I could not log in as my password was changed. I happened to be on a voice chat program with friends during this and learned that my characters were coming on even though I was not in control of them. systematically within five minutes, all the characters from the server were completely stripped of all that thye could. My friends were frantically placing petitions and sending tells to my characters telling them to leave them alone. As this was the first time I had ever had this sort of thing happen, I was pretty upset and began the customer service circle with Blizzard.
Tue, 22 May 2007 06:18:00 +0000For those of you that have experienced online gaming, you may have noticed that there is alot of downtime that goes on. Some choose a dailly (or nightly) aprroach, others weekly, but at some regular occurring schedule, you will find your favorite game down for maintenance. As frustrating an inconvenience this may seem, it is a neccessity. Otherwise, you would find your favorite place getting slower and slower in responding time as data heaps through their servers, piled up and bogging down.
Tue, 08 May 2007 03:24:00 +0000My husband has recently been teleported into a free online webbased game called ogame that takes a spin at science fiction genre in a java based environment. Soem people may find these types of games rather slow but one benefit to them is you can do a little walk away come back and continue. Wash rinse repeat bascially. So I had my handsome explorer be brave and tell me about his new found frontier:
Tue, 01 May 2007 02:03:00 +0000Well we bought the Vanguard game about a month ago now, and I have had a chance to try out all their little gaming features. Some of the pros about the game, right away, was their aggressive stance on ingame farming. They are seeking to nip this issue right off.
Tue, 27 Mar 2007 02:45:00 +0000The great thing about the new generation of games that are up and coming, is that they use the latest technology. The problem with them is the latest technology requires the most up to date computer systems. Take Vanguard The latest game from Sony station. While the graphics and game content are outstanding; including travel, player housing, outstanding combat, and of course vast world content, if you don't have fast internet, lots of memory and at least 20 gig free space, you may want to wait. As with most games these days, you will want to look at their recommended specs versus their minimum, minimum only allows you to load it and play and not at all in the same league as those that have the recommended. Kind of like telegraph versus telephone.
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:52:00 +0000With the holiday season, we had alot of new games unfortunately because the focus was on the new consoles, there really wasn't anything for the computer games. I was a bit disheartened, but I will get over that. There were some great ideas for more active interactions with gaming systems, including more exercise induced games that have the virtual world and the real world interaction living in harmony. As I understand it, that is the premise behind the Nintendo wii, to coherce more interaction via the player with the console, not a terrible combination, I may have to add that to my list of wants. Luckily there are a few new MMO's coming over the horizon.
Fri, 08 Dec 2006 03:23:00 +0000It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since microsoft unvieled their very first flight simulator. I remember being awestruck with my first experience, Windows had just come out and it opened a whole new world of graphic capabilities in games. I remember the awkward joystick I purchased to get more of a realism feel to the game. And all the while thinking this game is the bomb!
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 02:28:00 +0000On October 17th, we got the call that our preordered copy (Hubby's birthday present) of Battlefield 2142 (BF2142) was out and ready to be picked up to play. Now neither one of us has had the opportunity to check out the original game, but it is an EA game, and for the most part I love EA Games. If you haven't played Battlefield before, you won't have to go searching the back shelves of your nearest gaming store for an old copy of it to play the new version. Battlefield 2142 is a stand alone first person shooter. It has all the military feel for battling, including infantry troops, vehicles and assault weapons. I'd venture to say even a few weapons of mass destruction.
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 03:31:00 +0000On Friday night the makers of Archlords announced that they will be doing away with the premium pay idea (where you would pay real money for items in game) and go with a more traditional monthly subscription of approximately $15 per month when the game hits release. Unfortunately the game, for me, doesn't hold my interest enough to pay a monthly fee.
Tue, 26 Sep 2006 05:41:00 +0000I recently got invited to beta the Archlords game produced by codemasters. Earlier I posted a blog on this company and its up and coming archlords concept. It's feel is very much like silkroad online (a free mmo)with a few differences. Although they haven't posted whether there will be a monthly cost for the game, they have implemented a new playplus system that has selected items for sale using real currency. The graphics in the game are great, I love the anime feel to it. The class selection is not one I personally like, you have selected classes for males and females.
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 02:33:00 +0000September 12, 2006 marked an important day for all lego starwars land. LEGO Star wars II: The original trilogy game was released. Of course this is rated E for everyone and I am sure there are several young children that will enjoy the game, but I also happen to know a few adults that will probably be checking it out as well. And who could blame them combining one of America's favorite pass times with such an awe inspiring series, well that's pure genius. This version is the sequal to the original LEGO Starwars with improved and new fighting techniques (who knew bricks and video games could be so fun)