So with all the stuff going on in my life right now, it's kind of wacky that I'm leading this post with Monday Night Combat, but... I'm hopelessly addicted to it right now. I know that whole "Halo" thing is going on and I plan on jumping on that bandwagon soon, but for $10 MNC is just PEACHY.
There's enough depth there with the classes and the Blitz/Crossfire modes to keep meoccupied, despite the limited number of maps (Com'on DLC!). I'm just a sucker for shooters that have any ounce of strategy or team play involved. I now officially loathe CoD just because it's so much of a twitch shooter and there's little, if any, strategy there except for "use this gun and this gun with this perk" and "go this path and take out the guys running around that one corner."
MNC offers the whole money system element. Do I spend my Banana Bucks on upgrades for myself? Turrets for the base (oh how I love turrets)? Or maybe just spawn some bots to ravage the enemy base? If the other team is using a lot of one class, you can counter with another, attack their defenses with long shots or suicide juice runs... it's just a lot easier to adapt to the other team's play style and counter. I would kill for a full retail game with more maps, classes, customization.
ON TO OTHER NON-GAMING BUT KIND OF EXCITING NEWS...
My video/writing group and I are leaving for LA in 6 DAYS
to meet with Jim Carrey/Will Ferrell's manager, talk to Paramount Pictures and tour G4TV's studios, the past 2 months waiting for this have been agonizing. I haven't taken up a new job since getting fired/quitting from Best Buy
simply because in the off chance that they just hand us stacks of cash to make a movie/tv show/web show I won't have to abandon a new job. Been doing freelance work to pay the bills in the meantime.
We've come up with, what we think are, three good ideas to present to them. We'll see if anyone else finds us funny besides ourselves, soon.
We also have forged a deal with Ustream.tv to live-stream our 30 hour drivefrom Kansas City to LA as well as the rest of the week-long trip as a "featured broadcaster," which should make the drive more fun, we'll see how it goes. We did some testing and it actually works pretty good over 3G cards with a 2-3 camera setup, but this rental car is going to be WIRED to the brim, with 3 laptops, 3 cameras, lights (oh God) and of course, games/DVD's. I might want to live in this car after we get done with it.
Dtoid, if you're bored, feel free to follow along at ustream.tv/tinywatch
. I would love you for at least, but not limited to, 8 years. If nothing else, you might see us get drunk and kicked out of the state for being too midwestern.
Also might be going to NYC randomly for a day, they're showing our video at a Comedy Film Fest and have offered to fly me there FO FREE. I can't turn down a free anything. read