Jul 12 2011

Just my luck

Mr Stuff

So I got my PS3 back from the repair company and turned it on, seemed fine. I then noticed that some of my data was showing as corrupt so I deleted it, which then caused the YLOD to re-appear. Apparently the console had gone through quality control, but I’m not convinced since I broke it within 2 mins. Maybe they just look at the outside of it.

So it’s been sent back and we’ll see what happens this time.


Mar 5 2011

I am hardcore. Bang, bang, pew, pew

Mr Stuff

The last few days have included some of the most stressful gaming moments I’ve ever had, but it was worth it.

I’ve been playing through Dead Space 2 and unlocked Hardcore mode where you only get 3 saves for the entire game and no checkpoints, if you die you go back to your previous save, so no room for error. So I gave it a go and after my first death about 20 minutes in when Pepper jumped onto me I started pausing the game when she entered the room. The game is 15 chapters long and I saved at 3, 7 and 11 which worked fine for me although I did die in Chapter 10 and have to replay 2 hours worth of gameplay to catch up, and during that catch up I nearly died twice, but all OK in the end.

So earlier today I finished it and unlocked probably one of the best unlocks I’ve seen in gaming, the awesome hand cannon. Don’t just take my word for it check it out.


Mar 19 2010

Too much choice

Mr Stuff

KratosToday is the release day of God of War III so I wandered out to get a copy since I played the first one years ago and really liked it. But when I got back home there was a package on the floor, which was my copy of the God of War Collection, which has GOWI and GOWII on it, so now I have all 3 and don’t know whether to start with the first one (which I played years ago) and work my way through them or start at 3 then play the other 2.

Bah the decisions I have to make


Feb 25 2010

Might as well face it I’m addicted to Borderlands

Mr Stuff

BorderlandsOne of the last games I got for my 360 was Borderlands, a Mad Max style FPS RPG type thing, and I can’t stop playing it. When I got my PS3 I got a copy and it is the first game I have a platinum trophy for, the PS3 trophy system gives you a platinum trophy for getting all the other trophies, similar to getting all 1000 points on a 360 game.

The thing that keeps me coming back is that the game generates the stats for all the guns as it goes, with apparently millions of different combinations, so there is always something new to play for. The developers are also keeping the DLC (downloadable content) going with the third being released today.

So if you like Mad Max style FPS RPG type things then I would definitely recommend this


Nov 20 2009

Games n Stuff

Mr Stuff

It’s been a while since I last updated on my increasing gamerscore and current games so here you go.

My gamerscore is now up to just over 39,000 and should break the 40,000 barrier by the end of the month due to the achievements I have to get on my current games, which is nice.

As for games I have been through a few in the last few months but have been trading like the wind and am currently down to just 3 games but they are good ones. I have Ghostbusters, written by and starring the original cast, and it is awesome as I get to play with a proton pack and blow shit up.

Next we have Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which is probably one of if not the best first person shooters about at the mo, and I love it. There was some controversy when it was released due to one level where you go to an airport with a few terrorist mates and kill a lot of innocent civilians. It’s all part of the story as you are undercover with the terrorist organisation, but it is a little unsettling to kill all the innocents, but they gave the game an update so you can skip the mission if you want to.

Lastly we have the sequel to one of my favourite games of the last few years, Assassin’s Creed. I’ve only just started playing it, it only came out this morning, but so far it is looking good.


Sep 22 2009

Now that impressed me

Mr Stuff

Shadow ComplexThe other day I was looking for a new game to play and came across the demo of Shadow Complex, an Xbox Live Arcade title and kinda liked it so I thought I’d get myself some MS points and give it a go. It costs 1200 points (about £10 or so) and have to say I’m well impressed.

It’s a side scrolling platformer very much inspired by Super Metroid and Castlevania, 2 games that I love. My initial playthrough took me about 8 hours or so as I wanted to get 100% of the items which is more time that I have spent on some full price retail games. If it was about twice the size then I could see it as a proper retail release and I would buy it.

So if you have 1200 MS points burning a hole in your virtual wallet then I would definitely recommend this if you like platformers.


Aug 29 2009

Der+15Ner=

Mr Stuff

BATMAN :)

So I got me a copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum and so far it is living up to the hype very well. The combat is just awesome when you get a combo flowing, jumping form bad guy to bad guy taking them down with ease. So I heartily recommend it to anyone with a 360 or PS3.

The game plot involves the Joker being caught by Batman and taken to Arkham, which by coincidence is filled with Joker’s goons transferred from another prison after a fire, which it turns out was a deliberate plan by the Joker to take over Arkham. The Joker has apparently planted bombs all around Gotham which he will detonate if anyone tries to get to the island, but you later find out that the bombs are filled with marzipan and kittens (no really), and that made me laugh. So you wander about trying your best to put the bad guys back where they belong while dealing with scores of goons. There are gadgets aplenty and a big area to wander about in, all in all a great game.

I’m only about 33% through the game so far as I’m taking my time to find some of the 240 ‘riddles’ that the Riddler has placed around the island. Some of the riddles are actual riddles that you need to solve by finding an object, while others are Riddler trophies, interviews with the enemies, maps and Arkham memories. So lots to find, and some of the interviews are awesome.

So well worth the wait and here is a pic I took after dealing with a rather nasty little sniper, he got what he deserved however painful it looks

Dealing with a sniper Batman style


Jul 16 2009

It puts the lotion on its skin

Mr Stuff

I was pottering about on one of my gaming sites the other day when I saw something that made me go oooh. There is a new CoD game coming out in November, Modern Warfare 2, and there are 3 different options for buying the game (in the US at least). The normal game, a steel-book edition and a prestige edition and it’s the prestige one that made me go oooh.

It will apparently cost around $150 or so but comes with night vision goggles and a head to put them on, how cool is that. I’ve wanted a pair of night vision goggles for some time now, not so that I can kidnap people, keep them in the dark basement I don’t have and make a suit out of them (now the title makes sense) but I want some so that I can play cards in the dark. Don’t ask me why because I can’t answer that question.

Anyway here is the link to the unboxing, enjoy it


Jul 10 2009

Ew-Y-ew-Y-ew…Wah wah wah

Mr Stuff

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Time for another new game update. I’m currently playing Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and it’s quite top.

It’s a first person shooter set in the Wicca-Wah-Wah West and you take the roll of 2 brothers who are searching for some gold that is said to be cursed, isn’t it always. There are loads of bad guys to kill and you can choose which of the 2 brothers you want to play as for most of the game, Ray (the one on the left) being the best one since he can dual wield his guns.

I’m not going to go into great detail on the game since I can’t be arsed right now, but if you like FPS’s and you like pretending you’re a cowboy then get it. And sorry about the title but it was the best way I could think of writing the song :)


Jun 13 2009

It’s nearly my perfect game

Mr Stuff

Alex Mercer - PrototypeA little while ago I was looking about for which games were being released in the next few months and came across Prototype which sounded like it was kinda fun. So I picked up a copy yesterday and have to say it’s almost my perfect game and I shall now explain why.

You play as Alex Mercer who has been infected with some kind of virus, not far enough into the story to know much more than that, but has lost his memory. He wakes up on a morgue table and goes about trying to find out what happened to him. As a result of his infection Alex has some shape-shifting abilities (which is where all the fun lies) and uses these to help him find out what is going on. The first ability you use is how to consume people  during which you take on their appearance as well as their memories and abilities, later you consume a tank driver and from then on know how to drive a tank. This is really useful since if you consume a soldier you can then wander about in their bases without anyone taking any notice of you.

But just being able to look like someone else isn’t that much fun so we’ll moe onto the better abilities. Alex can turn his hands into claws, turn one of his hands into a whip, turn his hands to stone, turn one of his hands into a blade, run up the side of buildings and glide for a limited time to name but a few, and since all of this takes place in an open world slice of New York the possibilities are endless. There are always lots of civilians and infected for you to play with whether you carry them to the top of the highest building and throw them off or run through the streets knocking them all flying with your shield (which I did for about 20 minutes after getting the shield and it was great fun).

I really liked Crackdown but thought you really needed more powers and this game delivers on that in spades. There is just too much stuff you can do for me to go through it all so here is a vid I found with 10 reasons why you need to have this game. But beware if you have small children this game may not be for them, there is a lot of violence, slicing people into pieces and bad language (I’m mainly thinking you you there Ferg because you would love this game)