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My Offline Experience with PS3

By: iorilamia May 5, 2011 | 20 Comments

Playstation Network has been offline for about 2 weeks and that simply sucks. See how it has affected my play-styles and view of offline gaming. What have you been doing with your PS3 the last two weeks?

Oh How I should have traded it in for a PRAYstation while I had the chance; joking.  PSN has been down a while as all of you may know, and it sucks. Right before PSN went down, I bought PS cards to download ArcanaHeart 3, MoonDiver dlc pack 1, and Steel Rain Map Pack for Killzone3. What has really bummed me out was the ArcanaHeart part , no rhyme intended. Could have been learning a new game while PSN was offline. Whch leads me too the off-line gaming I've been doing ever since.

Been buying Odin's Beer offline in Marvel Vs.Capcom 3. For the first time, I've been using training mode as a vs. match (taking away health regenerations and treating it like a real match). Most people I know have been busy with finals week, so not being able to get together to play and not have the option to play online is a double whammy. Playing certain CPU teams on highest difficulty over and over again has made me realize a few things. Fist, I am impatient and screw up pretty badly when people have great defense ; do some unsafe stuff. Second, I don't push block physical attacks at the right situation too often and last, CPU's have the stupidest (and by stupid I mean amazingly beastly) hit-confirms ever. But why does this matter? CPUs aren't as good as high level people that i for sure, but it has definitely stepped up by game. Knowing one mistake leads into a ridiculous combo that won't be missed and will most likely be maximized, knowing as soon as I press a button the game reads it and reacts ridiculously fast to what I do has definitely made me improve. 

Bulletstorm....hooooooooly sh*t I put you in my PS3 again?! Yea, even though MVC3 has taken up most of my offline time, I played a little Echo Mode. Echo was the "multiplayer" game mode where you play parts of the single player and post your highscore on leaderboards. So basically it is only part of a full level, and no cutscenes ; lame. But I didn't care to go through the story again and this was actually fun. Just nonsense violence and remembering how fun it was when i first got the game, messing around with Skillshots. I just had to take a break from the game after how disappointed it made me, and come back to it realizing how much i enjoyed it ; like a bad spouse. The best part was the ultimate eyegazm of the game. When i first bought it, and played on my supr old half-assed TV, I was blown away by the graphics. Last week I got my first HDMI tv with the HD cables... Breathetaking.

Even though I've been obsessed with MVC3 on/offline, I still love SSF4. But the CPU in ssf4 isn't nearly as annoying in Marvel, or good. This lead to me being incredibly bummed out, because the SSF4 players I know work when I am off work, good stuff. Luckily for me, Arcade Edition recently game to Maui (FINALLY!!!!) It was incredibly fun; not really. Was nice seeing first hand how my characters changed and how the new ones felt, but I am a pad player for ssf4. And the only stick I can kind of play on it is the mvc3 from gouki.com ;) 

(Which is constantly used for mvc3, thanks again guys <3)                        

But the arcade parts we received are complete ass. Instead of a ball-type stick, it's the long joystick type and the buttons are old-crappy re-used ones from the old SF4 machine (or so it seems). In all AE was cool, got to play with a friend who was beasting with E.Ryu but I don't like paying $1 a game on a uncomfortable layout.

I was so bored at one point, I played with one character at a time on Moon Diver, slowly leveling them up (so much faster online). Luckily for me, one night some friends weren't busy, and  we hardcore grinded out some Moon Diving. Been a while since we had the chance and simply was loads of fun. Lots of yelling "OH DUDE" and" shi....NOOOOOO" . Plenty of hype over hack n slash craziness. but even with all the levels we gained, still couldn't beat that stupid Firebird boss....

Last but not least...AMMMMMERRRRRIIIICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Red Dead Redemption was another game whos graphics blew me away on my old crap TV. That being said you already know I had a second eyegazm on my new one. Besides that, I went back to Undead Nightmare and tried to make it a bit more challenging. The first time I played through it it felt way too easy after the first few towns are cleared. So this time I only used the first pistol and a shotgun, and walked into the largest hordes of zombies I can find, seeing how long I can last with carefully aimed shots and barrel rolls. It didn't keep my interest for long but was pretty fun anyway. 

For the most part, that concludes my adventures as I get deeper into my finals in school . Also http://blog.us.playstation.com/ said some services will be up this week, seeing that it's Thursday I really hope that PSN will be up before Saturday. I am big on online gaming ever since I got my PS3. I used to play gamecube, and when I got a Wii I rarely went online because of how bad it was. So I used to appreciate off-line gaming then, but when I got a PS3 that changed. I can see how I've been spoiled by always wanting to play other people, and how that is a needed experience for me. PSN being down does suck, but it allowed me to enjoy some simplicities of offline that I've been ignoring. Hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences, have anything similar? Share your downed network experience and leave a comment/ write a story. Don't be a jimmy.

Whether it's from Amazon or Newegg you can save a nice chunk off the top of the retail price Jimmy!

So here's the deal Jimmy. If you buy Red Dead Redemption from Amazon. $10 bucks off and free shipping and a $5 mp3 credit. I know that if you didn't buy this game on day one, then you can chill out and use the free shipping. Stolen!

On Newegg you can get both Red Dead Redemption and Split/Second for $49.99.

Or save $13 $3 bucks on Split/Second $56.99 and a $10 credit at Amazon.

Roping enemies you shoot in the foot to take them back for the bounty is cool. Horse muscles Jimmy!

In this new video Rockstar shows off exactly what Red Dead Redemption is going to be about. If this video doesn't get you excited then you are on the wrong website. 

I said it last time that just the scenery alone in this game is incredible. You get a good look at some of the shooting which looks fun. Be ready though, this game is a GTA in the wild wild west. That's why I'm excited about, GTA4 bored me after a while and I never finished it. Fuck it ... check out this video Jimmy!

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John Marston bangs out a mine cart

By: goukijones May 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Something about this is funny to me.

I love Red Dead Redemption. This is only the first in many things I want to show you about RDR.

One mission you have to push a mine cart out of the mine. I tried to pull the mine cart backwards first. I came to a small hill in the mine and this happened ... watch the video.

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Red Dead ... GTA clone or Fallout wannabe

By: goukijones May 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

I've been patrolling the wild wild west now for about 24 hours, here are my thoughts.

Does anyone else think the main character sounds like My Name is Earl guy trying to act tough? His voice it no big deal to me, but I keep thinking Marston is going to pull out a list every time he kills or helps someone and crosses something off of a list. Ms. Macfarlane will not shut up. She is the first character you meet up with and she teaches you about riding. The first couple of rides on the horse or carriage she is just talking her ass off. I guess with no cell phone and no internet, when you got a chance to talk to somebody in the wild wild west, you had a lot to say. The voice acting overall is great, there are no complaints here. Mannerisms and character accents and movements add a very deep element to the gameplay. I enjoyed watching and listening to most characters talk, except Ms. Macfarlane. Shut up!

Check out the Rockstar Social Club and link your gamertag ala Halo Bungie.net link. You get special items, gameplay invites with Rockstar staff, and special challenges. Friend me on Rockstar yo. This is happening right now.

So yeah actually pwnn the game. The hud and controls look and feel like GTA. I'm sure you've heard the GTA on horses comparison. What I've experienced with the world is more of a Fallout feeling. In Fallout you were always getting attacked randomly when you were away from the towns. You need to survive off of the land, hunting animals and looting dead Jimmy bandits you've pwnd out in the canyons. For that reason I'm excited about getting in and getting rich. Trying to make that money and buy that fast ass horse the Jimmy has for sale in town for $500 bucks. That shotgun sounds like fun too.

The graphics are incredible there is absolutely no doubt this is one of the best looking video games I've seen in years. The detail, just sitting at the poker tables is amazing. By the way I've probably spent more time gambling in the game than anything else. I'm trying to get rich quick Jimmy! There's poker, black jack, liars dice(which I've never heard of) and Five Finger Fillet when is the hand and knife game from ... Remember Alien when Bishop was stabbing the table while the other solider held his hand still on the table.

Without a doubt I am loving GTwildwest errrrr Red Dead Redemption. Another full session awaits me this afternoon, can't wait.

 

Giddy up Jimmy!

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Co-op DLC for Red Dead Redemtion announced!

By: hoho23 May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Red Dead Redemption gets Co-op DLC.... For Free!

Rockstar games has announced they will be giving Free DLC which include a 6 mission co-op. Can't wait for this game and DLC is always welcome especially when its free! Good to see some big game getting Free DLC first Splintercell now Red Dead! Keep the trend going! More news on this and the game as it arrives!

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Latest videos for Red Dead Redemption

By: goukijones Mar 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

So this is seriously turning into a GTA western. These videos are done with so much style. Watch them and tell me you are not interested in this game.

Red Dead Redemption will be released on May 18th 2010. Watch any of the videos below. They are all great. Weapons and Death is my favorite because it shows you pure raiping. The last video is pure gameplay; travel, trade, combat. The horses are like the cars in GTA I think. The first video has a lot of high quality voice acting and hints at what looks like a fun story. Keep your pants on during the women's video. The women are scary.

 

The Law. The Agent is the sheeeit!

 

Referendum Outfits. If you pre-order through EBgames.com you will receive one of these special outfits Jimmy!

 

The women of Red Dead Redemption "Sinners, Saints and Survivors."

 

Weapons and Death. Jimmy? Enough said.

 

And finally Life in the West the newest video for Red Dead Redemption. Gives me goose bumps Jimmy! *Warning: Animals railed! Not for animal lovers.

Red Dead Redemption on sale now

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3 Red Dead Redemption DLC's Announced

By: iorilamia Apr 10, 2011 | 5 Comments

Not so new DLC coming to PSN and XBL for a low low price.

Remember the pre-order deals that were voted on for RDR? Golden Gun Pack, Assisin Outfit and War Horse will be available starting Tuesday April 12th for the awesome price of $0.99 / 80 MSP each! 

 

The Deadly Assassin Outfit
John Marston's Deadly Assassin outfit causes your Dead Eye meter to regenerate at twice the speed.  With more Dead Eye, you have more time to place each shot with total accuracy, making you the deadliest gunslinger in any fight.

 

 

The Golden Guns Weapon Pack
Available for use in the Red Dead Redemption Single Player story, the player who wields the Golden Guns receives more Fame for each kill.  The more Fame you get, the more in-game side missions become available.  So there will be more opportunities to duel, more kidnapped townsfolk to rescue and you can bribe lawmen for less.

 

The War Horse

There are countless horses to be found in the massive world of Red Dead Redemption, but none is stronger, faster or tougher than the War Horse. Whether storming gang hideouts, exploring the wilderness for hidden treasure, or outrunning the law, the War Horse gives gunslingers an advantage in nearly every situation.

  Any now you see why they are so cheap. This DLC is badass nice for someone who just started the game and wants some low priced bonuses, but for people who have been playing, this is easy to pass up. I'm not purchasing any of these, but some of you are. What do you think of it? Atleast they are still updating Red Dead Redemption. Leave a comment on what you think below.

  Side Note: These were part of possible pre-order deals for RDR. Rockstar confirmed they will do the same for L.A Noire. But look how long RDR has been out until they made it DLC >_>

 

SOURCE: http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption/

$25 Gift cards are almost 1/2 off at this point. Check out this week's deals, some are today only. Don't be a Jimmy!

Red Dead Redemption DEAL OF THE WEEK.  @toysrus between 10am-2pm with your rewards card(which is free) will get you a $25 gift card.

Kmart also has a great deal for Red Dead get a $15 gaming coupon with purchase.

Best Buy has 500 point bonus($10 bucks) and free DLC.

Order online from newegg.com for $57 bucks and free shipping. Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 Game ROCKSTAR

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Red Dead Redemption Video Review with me

By: fnjimmy Mar 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

My name is FnJimmy, but you already know that. Finally I got to play Red Dead Redemption. Here is my only review.

For the first time in any historics, I play and review Red Dead for 360. As usual I'm pretty drunk and extremely "tired" at the same time of making this video. Gouki and Ratbastered are asking me questions. The normal review stuff.

FnJimmy Golden Video Review Red Dead Redemption

ps. I'm still killing you on MvC3. Challenge me if you dare.

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Downloadable Content Letdowns

By: iorilamia Jan 27, 2011 | 14 Comments

DLC's that where ...bleh

I've been hooked on buying DLC for a couple of years now. But not everything is perfect. The only DLC from several games that have let me down was the second one from Red Dead Redemption. The second DLC; Legends and Killers. I bought it as soon as it was released! This DLC brought us Tomahawks, new characters and new pvp maps. But this DLC has simple reasons as to why it was a dissapointment, but it being $10 was alright.

TOMAHAWKS-

  • They are basically a heavier and further traveling throwing knife. The appealing part is that they where big and rugged looking. Seeing a huge tomahawk sticking out of someones face and back is pretty win. A long with jimmy-ass achievments for this weapon and realizing its a updated/harder to use version of a throwing knife with less amo really looses how special it is after a bit.

CHARACTERS-

  • We got 10 new characters. They where 10 of the main characters/ favorites from Red Dead Revolver. This was awesome for nostalgia, but people who never played the original game loved not only the looks of them, but the awesome one liners they spout out. Buffalo Soldier yellin at fools to man up and stop being pussies while Red Harlow backs him is for the win. Characters where the only part of the DLC i don't regret.

NEW MAPS-

  • Not all of these are "new". Some of the maps where ones we already had in multiplayer but it would be a level that did not have TDM before, or it only had TDM, now in the DLC it has grab the bag. Besides that the DLC brings many of awesome stages that where fun to pvp in. The downside, the major downside is the lack of specifics you get when you want to play a game. You can only select legends and killers FFA or Team games. You have no idea what your going to get. Hey I really want to play these new maps in a team death match, OH, the last 6 games I got where all free for all capture the bag followed by free for all deathmatch. This became very agrivating and got many of people to just go back to their original maps while waiting for the next epic dlc's. Heres a vid from IGN promoting it.

Too bad you can't rent DLC, this rant turned into a type of review. FLUSH IT! aka...dont buy it. (the other DLC are very worth it though)

DLC that seemed like a complete waste that wasn't even considered was KOF12's background music. It was the sexy jazzy music from kof 98 but for $5 for a song or two? How about I just play it on youtube while i play?

I want to know what DLC really let you guys down or just pissed you off. Or any that where just not appealing at all/pointless? Leave a comment below about your experiences.yes (Maybe it will give us some insight before we purchase some)

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Red Dead Redemption Movie

By: iorilamia Dec 9, 2010 | 6 Comments

John Hillcoat created a short RDR movie using cutscenes

About 5-6 months ago John Hillcoat created a RDR movie by using cutscenes and some gameplay, it runs smoothly through the first part of the game. Apparently it appared on Fox as a special, but I had no idea this ever happened. Red Dead series fans enjoy, and maybe non-fans.

Side note: There was some talk a while back for a live action Red Dead Redemption movie starring Brad Pitt as John Martson, not sure if it has been halted or just dropped)

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