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So... I Managed to Ninja APB Beta Access
2010/06/10 at 12:44 PM
This game is nothing at all what I thought it would be. It plays like GTA, but progresses like BF, CoD, etc. This is just the first part, I'm still piecing together part two and waiting for open beta to be released to monitor any changes to gameplay (something about a free-for-all server?).
Anyways, here's what I got so far.. lots and lots of ridiculously over-the-top customization..
For those that were in beta, what do you guys think of it's classification as an MMOFPS? Are we too used to the genre standard being a lobby based social area with instanced arena combat (Huxley, Global Agenda, Etc) to allow wiggle room for a game like this?
BFF Report Episode 29: Guide to Cataclysm Pre-Launch Events
2010/06/03 at 1:19 AM
By now many of you have seen the BFF Report, but did any of you know that before I got sucked into this never ending cycle of reviewing craptastic games, I was an
? Sure, I may not have started out by playing the game as it was intended, but I did eventually manage to make it to the (LOL)end. And it's a good thing too, because now, this bald, creepy, pale white gnome is going to be
beta... assuming I can get my hands on a key that is.
Unfortunately, for now all I can offer is a spoiler laden walkthrough of the two pre-launch events that are currently on the available on the PTR... and some RUN DMC.
The Weekly Marmot - Raiding With a Life
2010/06/01 at 5:34 PM
Hello, Wowhead! I'm devomorph, also known as
. I make the Weekly Marmot, a weekly video show in which I give tips and tricks, talk about current issues, and otherwise discuss the World of Warcraft. Thanks to the magic of the internet and our new friends at Wowhead, I'll be bringing it to you here as well!
So, you've got a busy schedule. Work, family, friends, whatever it is, you've just got too much on your hands to possibly have any time to get into raiding. That's just for the guys who can afford to spend 40 hours a week in front of their PC, right?
Well, maybe not. This week I take a look at the actual time commitments necessary to participate in a successful raiding guild, and what you can do to get started and fit it into your busy life. Check it out, you might be surprised!
Our Real Life "Adventures" Spotlighted in Avatar Days
2010/06/01 at 3:08 PM
So a particularly unique World of Warcraft machinima video was linked to me this morning, and I believe that it stands out so much from the typical game-themed videos that I wanted to share it with you guys.
is a short film completed by a small group of talented Dublin residents, several of which are World of Warcraft players just like you and I. The video follows short "day in the life of" sequences which are each narrated by a different player, with his avatar performing the various, mundane tasks of the daily lives which many of us follow. This film was completed in an astonishing four days in entry for Ireland's
Darklight Film Festival
. Check it out for yourselves - it's interesting to stop, think and realize just how many World of Warcraft players are out there in that "real world."
BFF Report Episode 28: Heroes of Newerth vs League of Legends
2010/05/27 at 2:48 PM
Is anyone shocked that developers are trying to cash in on the massive success of the Warcraft 3 mod/map, DotA? I suppose there is that sweet spot in time where you can offer a game that is pretty much a straight copy with updated graphics, a dash of new features, a pinch of support, and still be accepted as something
(I'm looking at you, BeatHazard).
In this episode of the BFF Report, I got to checkout the two newest heavy hitter entries into the MOBA genre,
League of Legends
Heroes of Newerth
($30 retail). Is either one worthy of being crowned the unofficial successor of DotA? Are you gonna pass and wait for the SC2 mod? Bloodline Champions? Do you like cookies?
BFF Report Rummages Through Steam's Indie Bin
2010/05/13 at 5:25 PM
After months of heated debate and seventeen riveting
Hungry Hungry Hippos
has finally granted access for yours truly to post BFF Report episodes here on the lovely Wowhead Blog. And, while it may have cost me twenty big-toe massage sessions and my dignity, I'm proud to have finally made it to this stage in my life. Now to the meat and healthy carbohydrates portion of this week's post...
Last week I took it upon myself to dig through the dollar(ish) bin in the XBOX Live market and left all you PC gamers mildly unsatisfied. As a result, I've turned my focus to Steam in hopes to find something indie, cheap and worthy of my precious in-between-MMOs time... which I apparently have had ample amounts of these past few weeks!
btw shoutouts to the homiez.. StephX2, Sinjn, Nanu, Sopheak, Facundo the Small, Mel, JB, br0, (Atax) and biym Math...#1
BFF Report Episode 26: XBox Live Indie Games!
2010/05/06 at 5:41 PM
So, since we're very pointedly NOT talking here on the blog about all the leaked
, we'd better come up with something else to keep you occupied, eh?
Mike B. AKA Fony
is here to save the day! In this week's episode of the
, Fony examines some of the worst Xbox Live Indie titles to ever grace the gaming world.
BFF Report Episode 24: Farmville?
2010/04/15 at 7:27 PM
A little while ago,
held a showdown for game developers called
. Those of you who participated may have noticed that our beloved
made it precisely as far in the standings as...
Mike B aka Fony
takes us into the deep, dark depths of Facebook gaming to teach us what this whole
thing is all about!
BFF Report Episode 23: StarCraft 2!
2010/04/08 at 2:43 AM
In all the excitement about
, we nearly forgot about
Mike B aka Fony
hasn't—he's been busily crunching away at the SC2 Beta, and he has the 1 - 14 win/loss record to show for it!
Interested in seeing it for yourself? Check out this week's BFF Report!
Gaming Can Make a Better World
2010/03/22 at 8:22 PM
Seeing that you have found this blog post, you have probably seen our last one as well -
Wowhead Interview on the Rawrcast
. I would like to bring to your attention a video that was posted on the
. It's a video published by
, which is a non-profit dedicated to spreading ideas that can change the world. Here is the direct link to the video on TED:
Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World
Catchy title, isn't it? Feel free to watch it there on the TED site, or you can view it here after the break.
More STO Coverage on BFF Report
2010/02/01 at 8:02 PM
For those of you have been following the
Star Trek Online
beta, or those of you who have been following the
, you may be interested in episode 16—where MikeB (aka Fony) takes us back onto the STO servers...as long as they stay up.
You've Seen CES Coverage—Now See the OTHER Convention Footage
2010/01/27 at 4:52 PM
So ZAM has been posting coverage of the
convention this yeah, but those who have attended (and some who haven't) know that on that particular weekend in Las Vegas, there are
conventions—CES, and the
Adult Entertainment Expo
. So basically the whole weekend is a celebration of the two things that 18-34 year old males like best.
So of course,
Mike B aka Fony
couldn't resist the temptation to pay the AEE a little visit. For those of you who are interested (which I suspect is more of you than would otherwise let on), you can find the video here:
Please note: While the video is strictly PG, it's still probably not the kind of thing you want to be watching at work.
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