Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bull Shit Diaries, Entry 6: Sales bragging




Dear Bull Shit Diary,


So Today EA announced that they sold 8 million copies of Battlefield 3 and Activision announced that they sold somewhere like a bazillion (or some number like that) copies of Modern Warfare 3. My question is; why would I as a gamer give two flying fucks how many copies were sold?!

All of these publishers keep releasing their totals of games sold like it fucking matters to us, the gamers. I’m only buying one copy of the game ever, so I don’t care how many they sell. The only people who should give a shit how many get sold are the people working on the game, the publishers and the shareholders. Not US the gamers! If these numbers tell me anything, is that they should make the fucking games cheaper if they are going to sell 20 fucking million copies!

 I don’t know when it became such big a competition to sell more copies then the other guys, as it was to make a good game with lots of replayability. There are so many good games out there that only sell maybe one million over a year or two, and are just as good if not better then these “Mega Games.”

It’s not just publishers that are bragging about their numbers. Microsoft announced yesterday that they sold nearly one million Xbox 360’s over the week of Black Friday.  That’s all fine and fucking dandy but again, it means absolutely jack shit to gamers how many consoles were sold. You don’t see Microsoft counting how many Xbox’s fucking broke in the last 7 years.

Hopefully one day consumers and producers alike won’t worry about how many they can sell and rather worry whether or not their game is just good enough to play, or one of the best games in the history or gaming.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fan made custom Battlefield 3 games



There are some Battlefield fans that just aren't completely satisfied with the multiplayer playlists given to them by Dice. A few guys have made a game mode they like to call "Death Rail" and it consists of a jet running upside down along two pipes and players have to jump over the wings! Yeah, fucking crazy right. Check out the video below to see rules and how to even set this shit up.

Oh, and did you ever want to see what 1000 mines look like going off together in Battlefield 3? Yeah, I do too! The second video shows exactly what happens when people put their heads I mean mines together!






Monday, November 28, 2011

PS Vita memory card prices revealed



Its looking like Sony is taking a page from the Microsoft book by over pricing their fucking memory cards. If you have been following news on the PlayStation Vita, you will know that they have absolutely no built in memory, forcing users to buy memory cards.

Recently GameStop posted prices for these memory cards, starting at $29.99 you can get a 4 GB card, $44.95 for an 8GB, $69.99 for a 16GB and $119.99 for a 32GB. Compared to $5 for a standard 4GB SD card you buy for you cameras and I know what you are saying "But that's an SD card for pictures/videos, Vita is more complex." And I get that, but come the fuck on! This is just raping the consumer because Sony knows we HAVE to buy a memory card for a hand held that costs more then and Xbox 360!

source: CVG

Friday, November 25, 2011

EA giving Battlefield 1943 to Battlefield 3 PS3 owners


EA decided that they will be giving out download vouchers to all PS3 owners that bought Battlefield 3. The reason is, EA had a class action lawsuit filed against them because during E3 last June, they promised Battlefield 1943 would come with Battlefield 3 exclusively for PlayStation 3. And all of you who own BF3 for the PS3 know that shit didn't happen. Instead PS3 owners were told they get DLC a week before everyone else. Pretty shitty exclusive if you as me.So instead of paying out millions of bucks on this lawsuit, EA has decided to go through with their E3 promise.

For those of you interested in getting your free download of Battlefield 1943 check after the break to get all the details of how and when.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

FREE! Gears of War 3 “Versus Booster Map Pack” for Thanksgiving


Epic Games really wants to thank all of you who bought Gears of War 3 because tomorrow, November 24, on Thanksgiving they are releasing the "Versus Booster Map Pack" for free!

 It is five maps added to matchmaking, Bulletmarsh and Clocktower from Gears 1. As well as Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive from the “Horde Command Pack.”

So you should go out and show how thankful you are for these maps by ripping through some fuckers with your lancers tomorrow.

source: Epic Games

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spec-Ops:The Line trailer


Don't be confused by the title, because this isn't the DLC for Modern Warfare 3. This is new third person military shooter from 2K Games. As Explained, Spec-Ops: The Line that's takes place in a war torn Dubai and is squad based with the player leading three other characters with their own set of skills. As you will see in the trailer, this is a bit darker then those other shooters that came out a few weeks back.

Let's hope this game is a lot better then that shitty Homefront game.







source: 2K Games

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bull Shit Diaries, Entry 5, Cheaters/Glitchers



Dear Bull Shit Diary,


Why do people cheat at video games? Is it because they suck at the game? Do they do it out of boredom? Fuck if I know why they cheat but it sure pisses me and thousands if not millions of other gamers off.  These cheater/glitchers make games suck for the rest of us. Most of the cheaters are found in games like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Halo. Well, maybe not most of the cheaters but these are the kind of games that cheating pisses off normal gamers off a lot!

See, it seems that people who have to find “loop holes” in games to get an advantage over other players just means these people suck or are below average players. When someone is hiding under the map or hiding on a roof that no one is supposed to be on, just frustrates and pisses off the regular gamers. Cheaters ruin games for everyone else and if not kept in check, can ruin a franchise for gaming publishers.

If you take the Gears of War franchise for instance, Gears I was an awesome game. But when Gears II came out and without beta testing mind you, the game’s multiplayer was fucking horrible and horrible all the way up till Gears III came out. Players could run at roodie speed and shoot at the same time, jump out of maps, and chainsaw with any weapon and many, many others. Those glitches made Gears II multiplayer UNPLAYABLE.  And all of those glitches pushed fans of the franchise away from purchasing Gears III. Now, I know what you are saying, “but Gears III sold so many fucking copies. How can you say that?” Gears III could have pushed the franchise to a Halo like level for Microsoft, but Gears II made fans skip Gears III it because they were so pissed off.

There are also XP boosters out there. But the only person they are fucking over is themselves. So to all you XP boosters out there, have fun shortening the enjoyment of the game for yourselves. But you, you fucking little cheating pieces of shit. Get a fucking life already! Stop ruining the games for the rest of us. The regular gamers in the world are tired of rage quitting because you fucks suck at these games! The only good that can come out of cheaters/glitchers is if they start working for these game studios to help them fix the glitches that their little testers aren’t finding.   

There does seem to be a glimmer of hope for us honest gamers out there though.  With the latest release of MW3 and Battlefield 3, both studios have been using their ban hammers early after their releases. Battlefield 3 has started banning and wiping stats of those who are cheating and MW3 has started banning those little fucks as well.

Infinity Ward banning cheaters.


It seems that Infinity Ward isn't fucking around with cheaters. Just like EA, IW has started banning players using exploits or glitches inside Modern Warfare 3. They are also working on a title update to resolve those issues.

Tweeted by Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling, they have only banned a bit over 1,600 people, which isn't a lot of people seeing as they have sold millions of copies already. But these 1,600 plus people are the example of what happens when you cheat.



source: @fourzerotwo

Minecraft is offically out!


You know that little game called Minecraft that has been in "open alpha and open beta testings" for a while now? The folks over at Mojang finally launched the finished game at MineCon (yeah a game that wasn't officially out already has a Convention) that's going on in Vegas right now.

If you aren't one of the few million people who already have it, you can pick it up on PC or Mac for $26.95 over at the Minecraft Store.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Max Payne 3 Trailer and details


Rockstar Games released this new Max Payne 3 trailer that shows off some of the cool new action add to the franchise and also explains some of the games features and new technology used. From what I saw, this game just might be a good fucking game! Check it out below.



source: Rockstar Games

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PSN down for maintenance Thursday, November 17



Heads up all you PlayStation 3 guys/girls. PSN will be down for scheduled maintenance tomorrow for a really, really long time! 8am-10pm PST!

During the maintenance, the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PSP won't work. PlayStation Network Account Management and PlayStation Network Account Registration will also be offline. There will be a slight chance that some people will be able to play online. That means all of you COD players out there should be crossing your fingers that you are some of the lucky few.

See, this is one of the many reasons as to why everyone should have and Xbox 360 and a PlayStation 3!

source: PlayStation Blog

Star Wars the Old Republic logged over a million hours last weekend


If you have a tendency of buying video games that are hugely popular and have multiplayer, then you know that those games usually have lots of server issues (*coughs* Battlefield 3 and COD Elite). It seems that BioWare is trying to avoid that same mistake with its hugely anticipated MMO, Star Wars the Old Republic. BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka confirmed that last weekend alone, SWTOR recorded over 1 million hours logged. That is a fuck load of hours for a beta!

Another way they plan on making sure SWTOR launches smoothly, the game will be limited at first. Greg also noted that they will only be selling copies to a certain amount that won't overload servers. And once they think the servers as stable enough, they will release more copies carefully. That means this game will sell out on the first day at some point, so make sure you have that game pre-ordered!


source: Eurogamer

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jurassic Park: The Game hits PSN today!


Ready to run from a T-Rex or try and out wit a Velociraptor? I sure a fuck hope so! Jurassic Park: The Game hit virtual shelves today on PSN and if any of you purchased a one year subscription to PlayStation Plus between November 1-8, you get the game for free!

Check out the video from the developers, where they show off the game and it's features.



source: PlayStation Blog

Monday, November 14, 2011

Assassin's Creed: Revelations launch trailer


I know you are busy playing MW3 and or Battlefield 3. But there is another video game that comes out tomorrow that you might want to break up the monotony of those first person shooters that you just shoot the shit out of everything.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations hits shelves tomorrow and so now you can sneak around and kill all those bad guys and if you get caught, you can just run across the rooftop till your enemies fall on their faces.


EA banning Battlefield 3 boosters and are just getting warmed up


EA has informed the Twitter world that they have started banning players in Battlefield 3 that are exploiting the game. Most of the bitches cheating are boosting their XP using methods like the one below. Now, I am showing you this, but I'm suggesting that you DO NOT do this or anything like it because you will probably get banned.





EA has banned hundreds of players and that number is sure to grow into the thousands. They are banning players and wiping their stats completely! So think twice before trying this or other exploits like the one above. They are however, also working on a fix that won't allow this to happen at all.

source: Twitter @Battlefield

Friday, November 11, 2011

Xbox Live auto renewal now an option



Have you ever forgot when your Xbox Live yearly subscription is supposed to renew and  you don't have the cash in your account? Yeah, I have had that problem too.

Well, now you can turn off that pesky fucking auto renewal! no more over draft fees from the back!

Just go to Xbox.com, sign in, My account and then click where it says "Change" were you see auto renewal.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Call of Duty Elite extended for an extra month

Modern Warfare 3 Status: Services are not funny operational



So you bought that Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 3 or you threw the extra $50 in to get Call of Duty Elite. I'm going to guess that a lot of you aren't getting into the site due to the fact that EVERYONE is trying to get into the site. Activision apparently knows your sorrows because they are extending the 12 month subscription to 13 months to anyone who has bought it or is buying it by the end of November.

And with that. Please be patient and wait till the craziness boils down.

source: Elite Status Page

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Launch Trailer



Hey everyone! Did you know that Modern Warfare 3 came out yesterday? Oh, you did. Well with that huge release everyone did forget thatt Metal Gear Solid HD Collection came out on the same day. Yep, it sure did. I'm not bullshitting you, just look below.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Ledgend of Zelda: Skyward Sword TV spot



I know Modern Warfare 3 is coming out in a few short hours. But you need to remember that there is a video game coming out from a franchise that pretty much made most of us fall in love with gaming in the first place.

Yeah, Yeah, you might have guessed it from the title of the post. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming out at the end of this crazy ass November. I know all of you non-Wii owners (AKA real gamers) want to play Zelda and just don't want to waste money on a non-HD console for Zelda and Mario. Suck it up and make the sacrifice!

Anyway, here is the their commercial.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Vet and The Noob


Well, I knew there would be at least one more video coming before the release of Modern Warfare 3. But I had no clue it would be in the form of semi-live action with the likes of Sam Worthington and Jonah Hill running around blowing shit up! And is that NBA star Dwight Howard at the end? Lots of free time during the lock out I guess.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 for $1,725?

So Kmart accidentally released copies of MW3 a bit too early. Like with in the last week early. The number released is still a mystery, so don't go running out to Kmart to see if you can score one.

But some of those early copies have been put up on eBay. Some have been pulled down by the eBay watch dogs but one that we know of made it through the cracks. The winning bid was $1,725! Yeah, that's not a typo. Just look below.



I understand that someone might love Call of Duty so much that they would pay a few extra bucks to get it early. But $1,725 is fucking ludicrous! The worst part is this poor sap has to pay the $4 shipping fee! And if you look really close, the auction ended yesterday(Thursday) and the estimated delivery is 3-4 business days. So this guy is going to get the game at the earliest, MONDAY. The game comes out on Tuesday! So that means this dip shit just paid about $1,664 extra to get the game ONE DAY early. What a fucking moron!


source:Joystiq

Thursday, November 3, 2011

PAX East 2012 Registration now open



Registration for Penny Arcade Expo Boston 2012, or for those of us who don't live under a rock, PAX East 2012, is NOW open! The craziness will be April 6-8 instead of March this time. I know, I know, its Easter weekend for all you Christians out there. But, remember PAX East is in Boston, so there won't be any shortage of churches to hit up if you don't want to miss out.

Also, if you are planning on attending PAX East this year, I highly suggest you register sooner rather than later. This fucker has sold out every year so far. Oh, yeah daily passes are $35 and $65 for a three day pass. Hotels around the convention hall are going fast as well. So don't bullshit around!

You can register at the PAX Site.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer is here!



Today Rockstar pulled the curtain off of their latest GTA game and they didn't disappoint anyone! Back to Los Angeles and it's not the 90's anymore either! Only thing I wish it would have showed is if they used that awesome facial caption technology that they used in LA Noire. Which they should right?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 Modes and Customization



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These guys just keep throwing videos at us! This latest Modern Warfare 3 video shows off and goes into some detail about the new modes and making custom matches (unranked of course).

So what are the odds that we get atleast one more MW3 video before it comes out next Tuesday?