Monday, November 17, 2014

So I Got A New Neopet


Remember way back when neopets first came out and you'd go adopt a pet and play games until you forgot to do your homework and were on the borderline of never sleeping? I was there too. After a year of trying to quit, I couldn't stand it anymore, and I decided to return to a sleepless scheduel where I'd spend my days at work and my nights staying up feeding my pets and chatting on the forums. The results were fairly positive. Within the first five minutes after recreating the account, I got a 'something has happened' which gave me 10,000 neopoints, and they've released a new pet I've really taken a liking too. The design of the website is still sleek, though the entire site has changed slightly from it's original set-up, which they had years ago. Personally, I don't mind having too many buttons to click (isn't that the point of the website?), and the folders holding the links seems organized enough. They still have a lot of old games, though I can tell they must be starved for money, as the first game advertised is one where you must spend the currency you buy, neocash. I can't even buy neocash because my account isn't old enough yet. In the mean time, I can always invest my time training my pet for the battledome, and after I'm all settled in, design it's webpage from a free blank slate. The community has always been friendly to me, and there are still thousands of mini-games to keep you occupied. Still there are a few things I don't like, such as neocash only being spendable on regular items, and neopoints not being able to be spent on neocash. Despite that, the site is still as fun and probably more time consuming than any other game on the market. I highly suggest it to people who like playing collection games, like pokemon, or anyone who likes any given genre of phone game. To sign up, just visit www.neopets.com, and have fun getting lost again like I did.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Steams Free Playable Games

Today starts Steams first Free Weekend, which features ten games, all free to play from today until the 19th at 1pm, which happens to be this Sunday. The games will be available for purchase, and discounted, until Monday the 20th at 10am.

The list of playable games is as follows: Payday 2, Company of Heroes 2, Awesomenauts, Trine 2, Blade Symphony XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Don't Starve, Grid 2, Killing Floor, and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Also, avaliable for pre-purchace is Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault, which continues the original story in World War II. Don't miss this offer and more at store.steampowered.com.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MMORPG: EVE Online

While most MMORPG's take place on land, EVE Online is an MMO that takes place in the vast expanse of space, letting you pilot a starship while you struggle to keep war or peace between you and the four empires from New Eden. After choosing one of four races to start with, each with different in-game goals, you are led to limitless character creation. You start the game in a ship hangar, with a beginner ship and a tutorial to follow. After a while, you will learn to take missions, which are based around space exploration, resource gathering, military advancements, and other things. The fact that you have a captains quarters inside the ship makes for easy access to managing inventory and class, even when in the middle of a mission. The game runs from 15$ to 20$ a month, with a 21 day free trial, and can only be purchased from http://www.eveonline.com/, with the help of an account.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pre-Advanced Warfare


With the upcoming release of Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare, at the beginning of November, there is news abound of all the pre-release specials and beta gameplay out there. The awesome new multiplayer introduces a ton of new weapons, perks, technology, customization and other new features. It is said to have an almost Halo-like feel to it, with sharp new graphics and the old Call of Duty feel.

Steam has announced a special, where is you pre-purchace the game, you will get the Day Zero Edition, 24 hours prior to purchace. What this does is allow early access to the game on November 3rd, along with two bonus weapons, advanced arsenal, and extra experience on the pre-release date. I highly recommended that you order the Day Zero Edition before the release of the game, through steam, to get a headstart on all that multiplayer action.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Destiny Beta Release

Announced for July 17th through July 27rd, is the beta for the upcoming shooter called Destiny. It is considered a sci-fi 'shared-world shooter', and will be hosting their beta release on the PlayStation3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The game itself is considered a 'portal to another universe', and comes with two expansion packs which are included in the several limited editions of the game. The new beta will start at the beginning of the game, and will include a handful of missions and a few PvP crucible maps to start off. On July 16th, IGN will be livestreaming gameplay before the release of the beta. You can preoreder the game now online, and choose from three different versions, with several bonuses, or wait for it's release and order it then at gametimezone.com.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Games with Gold for July

With mid summer approaching, Steam sales are drawing to a close and a new Fable release is on the horizon. Puzzle gamers everywhere are preparing for a game that goes by the name Valiant Hearts, and with a new months approaching, Xbox is releasing a few new Games with Gold for July.

Guacamelee! will be available July second as a two dimensional based platformer with a sense of charm and humor. As it sounds, Guacamelee is based on it's melee combat, though it's maps and it's puzzle concepts, based on flipping between the world of the living, and the world of the dead, also play a huge part in the game. With it's colorful art style and amazing character design, along with a few RPG elements, its no surprise it's been rated a 9.0 on ign, and is a highly recommended play.

The other two new games on Games with Gold are Gotham City Impostors, a shooter available July first through the 15th, and BattleBlock Theater, a game by Behemoth games which takes a humorous two dimensional platformer and throws it's own twist on it. The game starts when your ship full of friends crashes on an island filled with cat guards. It's your job to play through the 80 plus levels to free yourself from them. While the game looks cute, it's hard to fall in love with, and other platformers, like Guacamelee!, are more highly recommended.

To get Games with Gold, one must have an Xbox live subscription, which is free to obtain. If one wants to buy something with Xbox points, however, it is possible to purchase the points at gametimezone.com.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A New Halo: Confirmed

With the introduction of new consoles, comes the introduction of new games. Franchises everywhere have been sorting out which series to bring along with the new consoles, and which ones to leave behind. Of course, Microsoft's Xbox has been planning on carrying along the Halo series since E3 of last year, when they released a trailer featuring the main character of Halo, The Chief. While there isn't much information about the actual game released until E3 itself, the release of Halo 5: Guardians, has been confirmed. Rumors say that the game will be ODST related, or be tied in with the story-line. We do, however, know that there will be a massive improvement on the graphics, as a new gaming system means a  new, more powerful engine, which can run games at sixty frames per second, as opposed to the original thirty. The worlds generated are said to be worthy of the new generation consoles, and the General Manager of 343, Bonnie Ross himself, has said this Journey that is the Halo franchise will be making a Giant Leap this year, rather than small steps, as previous games have done. As I said earlier, there isn't much to reveal yet, until E3, but in that time, I'm sure Halo fans everywhere will be celebrating the next release of this Legendary game. If you want more information, check this blog entry.