Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Arts’

mohpaI’ve told you before how Gaming is a pretty cheap hobby! Between all the excellent sales and bundles, it costs almost nothing, and if you really wanted to, you could grab only freebies and would literally cost you nothing! Let’s be honest, free is always good! Which is why I thought I would let you all know about this fantastic freebie offer! It’s only for a limited time, so be sure and grab it while it’s available.

The game is the classic WWII FPS “Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault” from EA games. and it can be yours for absolutely nothing! No tricks and no gimmicks…As long as you claim it before they remove it as a freebie, it’s yours! Now the game DOES require Origin, which is basically like EAs version of steam.

Instructions on Claiming: First go here! Once there,  click the orange ‘Download Now Free’ button located on the right hand side of the screen. At this point you will need to log into your Origin account (or create an Origin account if you don’t already have one). Then just follow the on-screen instructions and the game is yours to keep(Even after the limited time freebie giveaway ends).

This giveaway could be available for days, weeks or even a few months. You never can tell with EA, so grab it as quickly as possible. It was available free at the time of this writing however.

In my opinion Medal of Honor and Battlefield are the two best wartime FPS franchises on the market, with Call of Duty a distant third, so it REALLY is worth grabbing! Anyway, happy gaming!

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Star Wars: The Old Republic has now officially gone free to play! If you are a previous subscriber, you are urged to hop back into your account and enjoy the epic gameplay again, with all new content and a new companion. Also, new players should definitely check it out! Especially if you are a fan of Star Wars, or of Bioware game in general! This is now officially the best f2p MMORPG on the market.

Now, the game is f2p, however like all f2p games, there is a marketplace, that allows you to buy access to some things, but overall the game is completely enjoyable even without the purchases, but I would strongly urge everyone, to subscribe if they really like what they see. The cost is well worth it, and the benefits are many.

There really is no downside to the game going F2P, I was worried about it at first, but they handled the transition like champs, and everything’s balanced out quite well. If I was playing f2p, I would be able to enjoy myself, and as a paying subscriber, I don’t feel like I am being ripped off. It’s really a win/win situation.
The only issue I can see with it, is that there aren’t very many servers, and with so many new and returning players, the servers are getting bogged down, and slightly laggy. I am not a huge fan of heavy population servers, but as of right now, those are the only servers there are.

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It’s been awhile since my last blog post, and by awhile I mean a few months. Rest assured though, that Iam not dead. In fact, I am not even slightly ill, though I did have a rough day with a BBQ pit, but that’s a story for another time.

So, where have I been, I like to imagine that you are asking your monitor right now, and in response I will answer.

You see, that last few months have been a gamers wet dream come true. Games have been popping up left and right, trying to get on the shelves, so that they can make it under your tree.

These aren’t small games either. These are big name titles! We are talking about powerhouses here! Games like Uncharted 3, Modern Warfare 3, payday, Battlefield 3 and Infamous: Festival of blood. Huge titles, that I have been looking forward to, and thus had to play.

The biggest release though has got to be Star Wars: The Old Republic! Chances are you have heard of this, even if you aren’t into Online gaming. It’s a highly anticipated chapter of the old republic game series, and if you aren’t familiar with that aspect of the star wars era, I strongly urge you to pick up Knights of the Old republic.

The game is made by Bioware, which also made the popular Knights of the Old Republic games, as well as Dragons Age and Mass Effect, and as such is similar in some aspects to all of them! The game has moral choices that Bioware is famous for, as well as easy to navigate conversation trees.

Bottom line: Is the game good? This is a dificult thing to answer. Do you like Star Wars? Do you like Bioware games? Do you like MMORPGs? If you answered yes, to any of those questions, then the answer is: Yes! The game rocks on so many levels!

However, like in all MMORPGs you get Trolls and basically childish dumbasses who come onto the general chat and become an annoyance. They tend to type in all caps, about how the game sucks and how much better the last game they played was.  They like to belittle anyone who plays the game differently from them. Not leveling fast enough? You are a N00B who doesn’t know how to play the game. Level too fast? You are a cheat or a haxx0r. Best case scenario, is you are rushing too fast through the game. They want to control your playtime! You don’t PvP, then you suck. You RP, then you suck. Luckily though, the game has an ignore feature, that doesn’t seem to have a limit to the ammount of names it can hold.

The trolls are a common occurance in any MMORPG though, and shouldn’t push you away from an exceptional game though!

Another thing I should mention is, that the game is very story driven, which for me is great! since I play a game to experience a story, not to rush through and see how fast I can level up and gather phat lewtz.

The game is also fully voice acted. Meaning, that every NPC you talk to will speak to you! Some don’t speak galactic english though, so you will need to read subtitles. However, this full on voice acting helps imerse you into the star wars universe like never before.

Personally, I think this is the best MMORPG on the market currently. Sure, there are other good ones, but this title has made me forget all about them. The player base leaves a lot to be desired though, however the server I ended up playing on, might have just attracted more dicks and douches than other servers. Maybe, that’s what I get for choosing a server simply because it had Darth in the name.

Am I surprised that I liked it? Honestly, I am! I thought I would detest this game! Simply because of my past experiences with Star Wars: Galaxies, which has got to be one of the worst games of all time! I was afraid The Old Republic was going to be similar to that. Thankfully, it wasn’t.

This is NOT a review, simply an endorsement. If this had been a review, I would have discussed the companions, the fact that you get your own ship, and I would have went on about how you can fly to iconic planets, Like Hoth and Tatooine. I however did not, because this is not a review. It’s just me, saying you really should try this game out. Even if you have a crappy older computer. One of the most amazing things about this game, is the fact that it will run on most machines. If you have a semi-modern computer, odds are you can run it. Maybe not at the highest setting, but you should still be able to run, and run it smoothly at the lowest setting.

Yes! Today, I got my grubby little hands on Mass Effect 2 on the Xbox 360! I haven’t played much into it, but so far I am incredibly impressed.That game is incredible, which has a really nifty import feature, that lets you import your character any completed mass effect 1 campaign save games. So, I naturally imported my character, which was a level 45 Soldier. However, just beause you import your old guy, don’t think you are going to be super buff. You aren’t. You get bonus credits and your level increased from level 1 to level 2, but thats about it. So, it’s not a big deal if you don’t import.

Now, my “Sheppard” is the default male sheppard, the reason for this was because when i first started playing the original Mass Effect, I didn’t read the manual, because I am a dude. So, at first I didn’t realise I could customise the character. Then by the time I found out, I was a good ways into the game, and didn’t want to start over. It turned out to be a good thing, because when I went to play the game again, i found the other presets to suck, and couldn’t make a sheppard that looked appealing to me. Although I did make a character that looked an awful lot like Dennis Leary.

After you play a bit through Mass effect 2, you arrive at a point where you can re-customise your character. However, I had grown used to Default Sheppard, and that’s what I decided to stick with. The look fits the voice PERFECTLY, and on top of that, it’s the model that I am used to.

If you haven’t gotten this game yet? You totally need to. Seriously.