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The BFF Report Welcomes You to the Future...?
2010/07/22 at 12:59 AM
When I first walked in the door at E3, there was this super attractive young lady (shocker, right?) who took my hand and escorted me over to this giant, baby food orange booth. She likely picked me because of my incredible aura of masculinity, and not because Dolby was standing right behind me sporting a super giant news camera, amirite? She dropped a funky PS3'esque controller into my, now sweaty, palm and introduced me to the future of gaming. Sort of..
You guys ever heard of this fancy "cloud computing" technology that allows you to access documents from virtually any computer terminal? Well, replace those silly DPS calculators with games and you have OnLive. The game I was playing was not hosted by any console or gaming PC anywhere in the vicinity, but rather being streamed, live, over the interwebs, to the giant LCD TV in front of me. The first thing that came to mind was "LOLOLLOLatency," but after ninja tapping the controller a few times...
btw, I got her number.
The BFF Report Pretends to have Never Played WoW...
2010/07/12 at 1:38 PM
Remember back when all of you claim to have started playing WoW? You know, the pre-beta days when the game was nothing but conceptual drawings and quest ideas jotted on a notepad. That's when the game was hardcore, unlike today, where these n00bs benefit from Blizzard's "casual friendly" experience. Back then, we used to have to grind through countless sheets of college rule and RNG was only a dice roll away.
Well, I decided to pretend that none of that ever happened and that I was just another casual in today's gaming industry trying to mooch a G. Let's see how I did..
Aion 1.9 Is Out, and I Know You Guys Care
2010/07/01 at 5:28 PM
I told someone that I would hook it up with a quick BFF Report for Aion 1.9, and I thought there would be enough stuff to go over... Wow, was I wrong. I mean, the patchnotes are lengthy, but outside of my incredibly butch gladiator toon, there wasn't much to look at. In the end, I somehow managed to squeeze out a few minutes of coverage and even had enough time to highlight some E3 footage that's hosted on our new
BTW, I have some plans for an upcoming BFFR and need your input...
Tell me 3 things that you despised about leveling 1-20 in
BFF Report - All Points O'Brien
2010/06/24 at 12:12 PM
I went to E3 last week to pretty much just hit on booth babes, but I partied a little too hard and now I have this "Malgayne pwnz" tribal henna tattoo on my left rump-cheek (near the crease). I vaguely remember getting the chance to
interview tons of developers
making games that somehow will all be the next "WoW killer," and even went toe-to-toe with EJ "
" Moreland, lead designer for APB! Speaking of...
This week's BFF Report is all about gameplay in All Points Bulletin... and man what a controversial subject that is amirite!?? Seriously, talk about panties->bunched when they announced that they embargoed reviews until after release (now down to July 2nd, UK release date). Then there are all the lone-wolf types who try and play this massive MULTIPLAYER game all by their lonesome and then QQ about how boring it is (they are right, btw). Truth be told, the game has it's flaws, but the good news is that the
developers are aware
of the community's concern... now let's see if they actually do anything about it.
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.
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
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