2008 was filled with hope. Coming in, everyone was waiting for Grand Theft Auto 4, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Metal Gear Solid 4, and tons of other games. Meanwhile, 2009 really has barely any exciting games we all are waiting to see, so I'm actually more excited. I'll be making decisions based on what looks good, not what's expected to be good. Leave some comments letting me know what your most anticipated game of 09 is. Ok?
Well, Cyber Monday was a pretty huge bust for me. I was hoping to find one of the video cards I was looking at for less then $100, but none of them went on sale. Turns out, most video cards on sale were the crappy ones, but I'd like to get a new one sometime. I'm currently looking at the ATI 4830. It's looking pretty good, getting like 30 FPS on Crysis isn't really easy. It's comparable to the 9800 GT, and with a little overclocking, can match the 4850, at just a 15% overclock. Which is there if I need it. So, yeah, Cyber Monday, a huge bust for me.
In other news, I'm pissed at Steam and my computer for *bleep*ing up on me yesterday. Won't let me reinstall Counter Strike: Source on a disk, I have to download it through Steam. The only thing worse would've been if I would've had to pay for it again.
Also, the first day of December everyone. Those of you who read this should leave a list of what you want for Christmas, that way I can have something interested to read too. Be sure to include the graphic novel, Watchmen on that list. Great book.
I've already noticed a trend in the blogs that have been posted. They've mostly all been about games, or the holidays. Well, I wrote one a couple days ago about the holidays, I guess I'll talk about video games. This will more or less be a weekly feature about games I've been playing or awaiting.
I've been playing tons of Counter Strike Source lately, over 30 hours in two weeks. So, Counter Strike is an extremely fun game that I'd urge all of you to try. It's a multiplayer game, first person shooter. You can play with anyone online, and it's amazing, granted you have fast enough internet, so just get it already. You don't need an amazing computer to run it, since it runs off of the source engine, so it's pretty good. Other games to run off of the source engine are: Half Life 2, Day of Defeat, and the recent release, Left 4 Dead. These games aren't really graphics hogs, so you shouldn't expect to need an amazing video card to play, just decent.
Also, I've eagerly been anticipating the release of Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC. I won't be able to get it on launch, more closer to Christmas time. It'll be a sweet Christmas this year, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, Call of Duty 5, and Dead Space are all coming my way, and I'll have $170 to buy some games myself. I'll probably be buying The Orange Box, Grand Theft Auto 4, and some other games will probably catch my eye by then too.
That's right, it's holiday time. The hustle and bustle of shoppers starting to get ready for Christmas. The sound of buttons popping of your favorite pants from eating too much. Two big holidays are here for the Americans, and gamers alike. Christmas is a time of giving, and receiving! I know a lot of people have some big games on there Christmas lists, as do I. Most of them are hot new releases within the past couple of months on the PC. They are: Fallout 3, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, and Call of Duty: World at War. All of these games should definitely be exciting and fun for me to play for awhile.
Also, I recently got a couple of books as early Christmas presents of sorts. Most notably, though, was the graphic novel Watchmen. I'd really say that you all should read that, and see the movie when it comes on March 6, 2009. [03.06.09]
This has been my first blog of hopefully many to come. I hope you enjoyed reading it, the future ones will be a lot longer. I love all of the new features Neoseeker has been creating lately, and it's making Neoseeker into a better site overall.