Sunday, April 24, 2011

Issue #3 The Continuation of the Startening

So maintaining a blog isn't one of my strong suits. I have infrequent posts and I have trouble knowing what to write about. But I am still here, and I still want to write. Maybe I will just talk about some of the things I have enjoying of late.

The Game of Thrones series is even better than I expected it would be. It stays very true to the books thus far and there is very little that is censored from the original series. I guess that is why HBO took it up. The first episode had four sexual scenes, two of which were incestuous. And, of course, the episode was rife with murder. I can only imagine the reactions to this series were it on a more household channel. But for all of my ranting on the mature content, it is still just a by-product of the realistic fantasy that I know will have some great plot further into this season. Even for someone who hasn't read the books, I strongly recommend this show.


On the video game front, I have little to report of late. I have been indulging myself of my library's older games due to a lack of funds. But that didn't stop me from finding a way to play Portal 2. Not an illegal way, mind you. This title has had a great amount of confidence, from advertisements and promises, to the way the game is built. The first time around, it was a small title that ended up being a giant success. This time around, the development team had money to throw around. This ended allowing them to have a greatly expanded campaign, much more in depth level design, and even a cooperative mode. And while all of this is fine and good, the level of confidence Valve has put into their product let slip one bad touch: The store for aesthetic changes to the cooperative mode models. This isn't just a point buy system that you earn up during level, Valve is accepting payment of actual money for in-game hats and "gestures." Now, I am the kind of guy that thinks that its okay to do this because some people will want to pay for it and the others can just skip it. But another part of me thinks about how this "extra" content was made at the same time as the game and how this is the exact same scheme that has ruined Team Fortress 2. But besides the bad points, the game is still very fun and deserving for whatever praise you hear about in the advertisements.

Now, here at the end of my post, I want to ask the readers some questions if they want to answer:

1. What would you like to see more of in these posts? Is there a certain thing you don't like about them?
2. What Video game releases are you looking forward to?

39 comments:

  1. I would love to play portal 2 but my computer is just not good enough.
    In fact I have paid for a whole bunch of games (Arkham Asylum, FEAR, amnesia, etc) and am not able to play any of them.

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  2. The game of thrones series is very awesome indeed.

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  3. Game content should not cost extra unless it's a large expansion pack or a whole new sequel.

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  4. portal 2 sounds fun, but i stopped playing games a while ago, just kinda lost interest. =/

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  5. I'm looking forward to CoD MW3

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  6. Many people has recommended me that game of thrones, and I'm really willing to watch it

    I can't wait for Blizzard developing Diablo III

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  7. content should not have to be purchased. it is understandable for xbl fees and mmos fees though.

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  8. Maintaining a blog is difficult. 0_0

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  9. i dont know what to recommend, try reporting on the older stuff you're messing with and just anything new. there are a lot of people out here and everyone likes something

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  10. Its alright man, you will soon get into the swing of things and find your groove with keeping your blog updated. :D

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  11. What you're doing is great! Supported and following. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  12. Game of Thrones is definitely more than I expected as well. Have a feeling it's going to be an excellent series.

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  13. I've never been a fan of buying extra stuff in-game.

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  14. I've never been a fan of that stuff, but you make me want to try it out. :)

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  15. im waiting for ocarina of time 3d and la noire

    cant wait

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  16. gears 3 im looking forward too a lot

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  17. Wasnt really into portal one, and Im not really liking the look of portal 2

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  18. Game of Thrones sounds interesting, never heard of it.

    1) Write more about games and movies. Nobody can get enough of both.

    2) DIABLO III. NOW. And TeS V: Skyrym.

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  19. I want to watch this Game of Thrones you speak of.

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  20. I like the post, man ^^

    wat game im looking for...uhm..well i'd surelly love some Persona 5, i mean srslly

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  21. I read blogs to get peoples opinions on stuff - news I can get from news sites. Just do your thing, man, and write your honest opinion on things.
    Do some game reviews, tell us about the games you play and tell us why you like them, stuff like that.

    Also, I'm looking forward to Arkham City. I just ordered portal 2 from amazon though, and I hope it will be worth the 35 quid.

    Have fun mate, +following your blog

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  22. Nice blog i don't think that you should change anything. I'am really looking forward to Diabolo III and DeusX: 3 ! ... Blizzard has announced that Diabolo won't come out this year that annoys almost every consumer .

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  23. good point on portal 2...started out a small game with portal 1 and now look at it!

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  24. just talk about whatever you feel like. dont appeal to the audience; let the audience find you as a niche :)

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  25. Well on looking forward to games: I'm looking for to Elder Scrolls V and the next Roller Coaster Tycoon 4.

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  26. Nice post! Keep up the good blogging!

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  27. Watched the Pilot episode for Game of Thrones last night - Was stunned at it's quality. I expected it to be just as bad as Camelot. Boy was I put in my place there.

    What title release am I looking forward to?

    Skyrim
    Skyrim
    Skyrim

    I think you will know to what I refer.

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  28. I'm not looking forward to a certain game as much as I'm looking forward to the new Nintendo system being presented at this years E3!!!

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  29. a new warcraft would be amazing

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  30. I just found your blog but looking at it it looks really good! Keep up what you are doing!

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  31. I found The Game of Thrones show really good as well, can never have too much sex and gore in a tv show ;)

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  32. I know nothing about this Game of Thrones but I do know a little about GlaDOS's reappearance, I love all the hype that's surrounding this game and you're right, it's all thanks to the increased budget and additional help from Valve :D Valve ftw :D

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  33. I just got HBO free for 2 months. I'll try that Game of Thrones you speak of!

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