Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a pleasant Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Left 4 Dead pt. 3

Well a friend of mine graciously bought me a copy of Left 4 Dead in celebration of a job he landed. I think it was also because he wanted to be sure he had a buddy to play with :P
So, how does the full game compare to the demo? Let me just say the demo really did not prepare for the insanity that would ensue in the full version! This is quite possibly the funnest multi-player game I have ever played! Most likely this is due to the fact that Left 4 Dead was developed as a multi-player game first and a single player second. Most games are developed with that philosophy in reverse. Which is why many times multi-player can feel tacked on, like an after thought. In Left 4 Dead it feels as if the single player exists primarily to practice for the multi-play. Since Left 4 Dead is based on the Source engine, it will be interesting to see what the modding community creates.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Left 4 Dead pt.2

Okay, so the Left 4 Dead demo is now up on Steam. So I indulged myself a few rounds, and was blown away! I have always been a fan of horror/survival, and this encapsulates the genre perfectly! This game is like being dropped right into a George Romero movie. The demo doesn't allow you to play as the other side ( zombies ), but I didn't really mind. Playing as a survivor was thrilling enough! I'll probably post more about this, as I haven't been taken with a game for awhile now. Left 4 Dead is the real deal, every bit as awesome as the hype! And, no I don't work for any of the companies responsible for it's creation, I'm just a fan!

/Steve

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

I just wanted to take the opportunity to give my thanks to all the Vet's who have served our country with honor. It's because of your service and sacrifice that our country remains free. I'd like to extend the same gratitude to the veterans of our allies, your sacrifice is admirable, whether in service of your our country, or in the service of others. Happy Veterans Day!
/Steve

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hail to the chief!

Well America has elected Barak Obama, and McCain has just given a gracious concession speech. I guess I'm not too surprised; Obama had so much going for him, from the fact that he would set an historical precedent, to the more mundane reasons, such as the fact that he was propped up by the media, as are most democrats. It'll be interesting to see if Obabma is actually capable of doing the uniting he would have us believe. In the meantime, I don't see my life having any kind of immediate changes, I'll keep doin' what I do, whatever that is :P

Election '08

Alternatively, the duel of the dimwits. Now are the dimwits the two candidates, or is it the two collective political factions of America. I have pretty much lost total faith in this country that things could even get this bad. How two people like McCain and Obama could even get within striking distance of the White House. McCain is an old hat, career politician. He or his advisers stick their fingers in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, then they try to posture themselves as being the leaders of the trend. Essentially McCain is John Kerry pt.2. Obabma is a fresh face, but he is no less a career politician. He has not accomplished anything in his entire senate career. This guy sings "change and hope" as much as Karl Marx chanted "revolution". This is scary that so many people are hypnotized by a catch phrase. Does any school in America even teach critical thinking 101? How to question what you are told. How can so many people just accept, without scrutiny, anything they are told. We have truly become the land of the ignorant. I know the way I'm talking could be construed as elitist. I am simply talking as a man who has studied American history, and appreciates the sacrifice of those who have come before. The fact is, no one today knows what it's like to go without, to suffer for your beliefs and be persecuted to the point of death, for a love of liberty. And sometimes, those who don't appreciate what they have, don't deserve to keep it.