Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Hey guys, you've probably heard of a game called "Amnesia". It is a PC Horror Game which involves around the journey of Daniel, in his quest to kill Alexander of Brennenburg. Daniel wakes up in the castle of Brennenburg in Prussia, with now knowledge of himself, besides his name, where he's from, and that something is hunting him. He later finds a note from his former self, which says that he erased his own memory, and that he needs to descent into the Inner Sanctum and kill Alexander. While the reason for this is not clear, after finding notes and diary entries, it is revealed that while Daniel was on an exploration trip in Africa, he came across a mysterious orb that seems to change shape. But because of the orb, he is plagued by nightmares and pursued bye a shadow. Alexander of Brennenburg, a Prussian Baron, promises Daniel that he can help him and invites him to his castle. But Daniel's hope is crushed when what he has to supposedly do to escape from the shadow is revealed. Alexander is actually on the hunt for a mysterious "vitae". Vitae is collected from inside human beings. Alexander is actually an other-worldly being who wants vitae and the orb that Daniel has found to return to his world. When he finds Daniel, he thinks he can kill two birds with one stone by making him perform torture and kill people to collect vitae, and he can take the orb from Daniel. Once Daniel understands that his only hope of salvation is a lie, he drinks the potion and erases his memory, and the game begins.

The main objective of the game is to complete various tasks and puzzles to find his way to the Inner Sanctum and kill Alexander. But this does not come without challenges. The Gatherers are a group of deformed humanoid creatures, which were created when Alexander poisoned his subjects, and they were disfigured and tasked with patrolling Brennenburg Castle. They go around and try to find you, and kill you in 1 or 2 hits if they get close enough. Daniel cannot use any weapons, even though there are saw, brooms, and other objects that could be used as weapons. Your only choice is to hide or run from them. You go around collecting oil for your lantern, and tinderboxes to light up torches, candles, etc. If you are exposed to scary things, such as the monsters, or you stay in the dark too long, you lose your sanity, which distorts your view, and makes your character harder to control. When you light something up or use your lantern, you regain some of your sanity, but when you finish puzzles, you regain most of it. You go in many rooms, with many challenges, some using speed, intelligence, patience, and perseverance. There are multiple endings, but I'll leave that for you to figure out.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Hey, I'd like to talk about one of my favorite games, MINECRAFT! I haven't been able to play Minecraft, due to my laptop blowing up (I actually broke the screen pretty badly in a funny way). But as you may know from one of my older posts, I am going to buy a new computer soon, and I will finally be able to play Minecraft again! YAY! Secretly, I just downloaded an updatable torrent. I feel bad, and it kind of sucks, because Minecraft is much more fun with friends. I will buy it when I get my new PC, as it is only €14.95 or $22. I really like this game, I understand why people might not, but I don't understand why someone would hate it. Playing by yourself, you might get bored, once you do everything and you don't want to no life it up to create a huge castle or a replica of the 7 star hotel in Dubai or something. But playing with your friends is a great experience, as you will be able to build, mine, explore, or just mess around with your friends.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Uncharted 3 Beta Thoughts

I played the first two Uncharteds and really enjoyed them. I downloaded the UC3 Beta a couple of weeks ago, and I got to be honest, but it doesn't seem like it would have a long lasting appeal. IT had a couple of game modes, one standard TDM and some mixed co op mode, where you take treasures and kill people and defend some objective. It was fun, don't get me wrong, but it didn't seem like it would be fun for a long time. Anybody else tried it and thoughts?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs steps down?

Steve Jobs, the well known CEO of Google has resigned his head status. 
"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know," he wrote. "Unfortunately, that day has come."

But don't worry Apple fanboys, he is still going to work at Apple as chairman of the board of directors. As Steve's requests, Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook became CEO. Steve has led Apple through the years with various jobs, giving the idea and helping develop the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, as well as their line of Mac computers. Although I really liked their iPod touches, mine is a really poopy 2nd Gen which crashes every 10 minutes. It has a crack on the screen, and is extremely slow. I somehow bought it a week before the 3rd Gens came out, but I didn't figure this out until after my return time was long over, so this has created a huge bias to Apple. If I could afford another one, I'd wait until the end of September and buy the 5th gen, but that is probably not going to happen. But I think Jobs has done an amazing job as CEO, and even though I despise their computers for the lack of playing games, I like it overall.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zombie Games

The first zombie game I played was the Zombies mode of CoD WaW. It was an amazing game mode designed to kill the filthy Zombies from over the world. Mainly it was Nazi Zombies, but in Shi no Numa, you fought against Japanese Zombies. Then came Black Ops, with new maps. Ascension had Russian Cosmonaut Zombies, Five had American Zombies, Call of the Dead had Russian Diver Zombies, Shangri La had Himalayan Zombies, and Moon has astronaut. I like zombie games because of the fact that even though you are usually so much stronger than them, but they outnumber you. I am also fascinated by Dead Space, with a very special kind of alien zombies or something. I am also excited for the upcoming game Dead Island, where your daughter turns into a zombie and tries to eat you.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Good Monitor for less than $100?

I need a decent sized (20" is fine) monitor for the computer I want to buy, if we can't get a bigger TV. If we do get a bigger TV soon, I will use my current TV (a pretty small 24" I think) for a monitor. I don't really know much about monitors, but I want one that I can play games and watch HD videos on. Please leave a suggestion in the comments below. Thanks :).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The cheap Computer set up I'm planning to buy

Hey guys, I found decent gaming parts which come to a total of $400 with tax and shipping. I'm going to build it myself, maybe get some help from friends, it will be the first one I'm ever going to build. Here it is.

AMD Phenom II x2 (unlocked to x4) 555 BE 3.2 gHz
4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws RAM
500 GB 6Gb/s 7200 RPM Western Digital Hard Drive
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 1 GB GDDR5
Biostar A880G+ Motherboard
Cooler Master 500w PSU
Sony 24x SATA Optical Drive
HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Case
1x Rosewill White LED Fan

The processor is basically a 955 (quad core 3.2gHz) but with two cores disable, but you can easily unlock the disable cores, geting you a $120 processor for $90.

Friday, August 19, 2011

New BF3 Trailer

This looks INSANE! It just looks amazing. Watching this in 1080p with headphones will make you very excited.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How do you guys sleep?

It usually takes me at least an hour to fall asleep. I roll around, shift, pull my blankets tighter, blabity blabity bla. Apparently the average time to fall asleep is 7 MINUTES! No. No. Not me. I don't know how other people do it, I just have way too many things on my mind to fall asleep. I tried counting sheep, but that doesn't work. Leave me some tips on how to fall asleep. Please I really need it.

Game Console War

Hey guys, I want to list the pros and cons of different game consoles to give you my opinion about them.
PS Thanks for all your comments about TV shows on my last post.

Playstation 3
Free online
More exclusive games
More processors
Low failure rate
Bigger and replacable HDD

Not as well designed online network
No cross game chat

Xbox 360
Better online network
More players
Cross Game voice chat

High Failure Rate (RRoD)
Proprietary Hard Drive
Power Supply not in unit

Can play games at a higher FPS than consoles
Can do much more things than play games
Higher Resolution
Dedicated Servers

Much more expensive
More problems with games (unupdated drivers, incompatible specs, etc)
Bad gameplay for those without good computers

These are the facts, not opinions so don't disagree. I have only played XBOX 360 a couple of times, I don't own one, so most of those were taken from different websites. I like PS3, but if I had the money to buy an MLG gaming computer that can run Crysis 2 max settings at 960985938903 FPS or something, I would definitely pick that over a console. Leave your opinions in the comments section.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TV Shows

My favorite TV Shows are in no order: The Office, House, Man vs Wild, that other survival show with those two guys. I don't watch TV, but please recommend some good shows to me. Sorry for short post today, I didn't have much to write about and I had homework to do.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 vs Battlefield 3

Hello everybody

As both these games are coming out in a couple of months, I decided to tell you my thoughts on them.


To be honest, I have not played Battlefield games besides at friend's houses and a demo of Battlefield 1943 on my Playstation. I played Black Ops, and returned it to get Modern Warfare 2. Setting aside the UMP45, the noob tubes, and the Commando, it is an awesome game, but I'm not going to go more in depth as this has been said millions of times before. 

Modern Warfare 3 First Impressions
The gameplay makes it look like a better version of Modern Warfare 2. I know it has the same engine as the previous MW's, but hopefully Infinity Ward have learned their lesson. I will most likely not buy it unless I have $60 to spare, but I will probably play it at friend's houses. 

Battlefield 3 First Impressions
AMAZING looking. The graphics look amazing. Just beautiful. My favorite thing about the BF series the Frostbite Engine. You can DESTROY WALLS? Camping is over! Well probably nobody would camp anyway given the huge maps, but whatever. My BF absence is showing. I will preorder this game as soon as I   have enough money.

As you can see, I mostly favor Battlefield 3, but only time will tell.

Hope you enjoyed my first real post,

PS Sorry for my nooby writing, I've never done this before.

Please post comments if you have any suggestions.

Hello World!

Hi everyone, this is my new blog. I will be mostly talking about video games and video game related things, TV, just entertainment pretty much. I hope you enjoy. Let me tell you a bit about myself.

I was born in Turkey, but I moved to California when I was 6. The first console I got was a Gamecube, then a DS, a Wii, and I am currently using a PS3 for most of my gaming. I most play CoD but I'm not very good at it. I'm not a super MLG Pro, my KDR is around 1. Other than that, I only have 1 game, LittleBigPlanet 2, which I play with my little sister and create amazing levels, I highly recommend this game, even though it looks like a little kid's game.

Well that was more about my video gaming history, but whatever.

Hope you guys enjoy my next post, which will, hopefully, be more entertaining. I've never blogged before so bear with me.