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4:05 PM on 09.24.2010

Vindictus - A great little Diablo Fix

So I have been playing this new game (well new to America), called Vindictus. Its a nexon MMO, but its geared towards the western front. Its built on the Half Life 2 engine so it looks as good as it plays.

Basically its a game where you are in town, pick up missions, then go on these "boats" that take you to dungeons. You can redo dungeons on harder difficulty, or just to do bonus quests you did not do your first time through. There is armor crafting and a marketplace to buy/sell. A neat little story and lots of hack n slashing.

Diablo fix are you in need of? Well this is for you. As of the moment its BETA to us Americans, so there is only two classes with a third being released soon. The classes in this game are heroes, so no creating races, sex, can only alter look slightly. there is no tanking/healing, its just like Diablo everyone can deal damage and fend for themselves to some degree. It has a neat intro to the story, and if you like to read you can read all the story or just click through to get the mission and hack away.

If you are looking for some fun and a fix till Diablo 3, then this is a fun game you should check out.

P.S.If you need a code hit me i have one available, then you get two for signing up so I would just request one back to continue giving them out to everyone.   read

7:33 PM on 12.26.2008

Future is uncertain for some, bright for others!

I am talking about Contests!!! That is right people! To everyone who reads, my blog and Dtoid are all invited to participate in contests i will be hosting this week. Prizes are Nintendo Ds Games. Castlevania order of Ecclesia, the all new game from SNK Metal Slug 7, and grand prize Final Fantasy 4!

So post here some ideas for contest. I will pick one for one of the prizes, the other two are already decided. So check back Monday for official details.   read

7:16 PM on 12.26.2008

Mickey Rourke is Awesome!

If you know me, you know I love movies. I go to the movies every week to watch at least one movie in the theater. This movie that I am looking forward to is a sleeper. Mickey Rourke. I love this guy. You have to too. If you do not there must be something wrong in your head. Anways here is a trailer for his new movie The Wrestler.   read

3:03 PM on 12.17.2008

Who say I have an Addiction?

Well to help not play WoW, cause even though I kinda play it again I have only logged on twice for good amount of time. So I went and bought a Nintendo DS....again! Take that WoW! This is my 6th one. I have owned multiple but at some point when games, where not around that I wanted to play I would sell it for money. No more though. I am gonna keep this one and actually play it more. I just bought the newer Blue and Black one. Lucky me last one they had at Best Buy. I also picked up a few of the games I wanted. Metal Slug 7 which is really fun. Alot like Mega Man 9 how it is old school looking but completely new game. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. cause I love Castlevania. And last but not least the game I am diving into to play first is Final Fantasty 4. I will post more depth about the games I picked up after I play them A bit more.   read

3:06 PM on 12.16.2008

Never say Never

So why is it all of the sudden a few weeks after getting rid of my WoW accounts I have a sudden urge, small, but still an urge to play again. What is so great this time around that I have to play?
I still have trouble seeing how this game is so addictive, and I am not saying that like I hate it. Cause if anyone knows me they know I loved that game for the last 3 1/2 years, give or take. So what makes it great enough that I cannot just drop it like any other game in the world?

I play other games all the time now even if I am not quite in the mood just to be playing something other than WoW. I know it sounds like if you took WoW and added Meth or something that would make alot more sense. Drugs have things in them that make you come back. What does WoW have because I played Wrath for a bit, and was not compelety satisfied. But as a videogame lover, I think games like WoW hold some certain feature that like of lets say Rockstar, that keeps you pumped and energetic to play. It is possible the fact it is an MMO, and playing with friends you know in real life, and in game taht you meet is really fun sometimes. Hell all the time. Who likes to play by themselves all the time? Not me. I of course do not mind playing solo games here and there, but all the time, with no interaction with real poeple I could not do.

Maybe it is not a bad thing to play it, just probably healthier to play alot less than what I use to. Still not saying I am playing, but if I did you would not really know cause I would be consumed but it.

Yeah I gave in, so what. Big deal. Whooptie do. Wanna fight about? I did not think so.

I guess I can never truly get away from WoW. I also think it is in large part to well all my friends do, so what am I gonna play? There was some Guild Wars which I still kinda play, that game is great. In between leveling I still play alot of Team Fortress 2. I love that game. From that bit of information I hope you can tell even though I am playing again for once I can moderate my own fun. By not being tied to one game and not wanting to do anything else. All in all I suppose it is good to be back to the norm per se without having urges to do things you do nt want. Instead give in to them, just moderate them. That is the key

Cool Story.   read

1:22 PM on 12.16.2008

Cords Free, Everywhere Here I Come.

So I recently bought myself a MSI Wind u100. It is a netbook. Most people are aware now that they are great for the net, some entertainment, email, and such simple stuff. But fewer know it can be a full laptop replacement. I use it to game and everything in between. Gaming is a post for another day, so here is more on wh I got this and what I got.

I went and bought the cheapest model so I could upgrade it myself for the price of the best but making it even better than the highest costing one. This is the main reason most people love the Wind over all other netbooks, it is fully customizable.

By doing so I got this for specs:

-Overclocked to 2.0ghz Intel Atom (comes underclocked at 1.4)
-2gigs of ram (comes with 1gig ram)
-320gig 7200rpm HDD (comes with 120gig 5400rpm)
-Intel Wifi N card (comes with b/g)
-9cell battery (comes with 3cell)

all those upgrades you must be thinking I spent more than $500. But I did not. In fact the spent just that. which is $70 more than the highest priced model on Mwave. So I got twice the computer for a fraction of the cost in upgrades. And now have spare parts lying around like I usually do when I am messing with computers.

So after is all said and done I got one hella of a deal on something that I can do everything on.   read

2:11 PM on 04.18.2008

Where in the World is flaakmonkey?

Simple. My friend got his own WoW account and of course before he did I sent him an invite so I could get a free month. I know after three weeks of no WoW I have been playing a little here and there. Mostly just raids and a little PvP. Not an everyday thing so not that bad as you might think. But still I guess just cannot quit the beast that is WoW completely. Especially when all my friends play so like what am I to do?!?! If they were on different server sure, but we all the same. So flaakmonkey is in Azeoroth, shame shame, lol. Well it is only for another week or two cause I really am not gonna fork my own money for it I dont think. Just dont see that happening at the moment.   read

6:19 PM on 04.09.2008

Death to Diablo!

So I have been playing Diablo 2 like I said and its much more fun since I rerolled a Sorceress. That is by far my favorite class, Some people say its just a easy mode class, but its fun, running and gunning in a sense. But whatever its fun and thats all that matters, since I gots no WoW anymore.

I am on the third act with some friends that come over and we lan it. So it makes it even more fun. Just something to do since non of us really play WoW, I mean their accounts are active but they only log on like once a week or something. So I hope in the next day to PWN Diablo's face. Only thing I must say that sucks about frost though is on Hell mode everything is immune to it. So it is like they knew frost was hax and then they would just dick you in the end if you wanted to play ICE in Hell mode. GG Blizzard.

But it is not like it is hard to make another char like in WoW. So I will just make a hardcore Lighting mage then lol. Lighting is so gay, gems that are like 1-40 damage, what is that crap?
Anyways I will post epic pics to bring back memories when I PWN Diablo and Baal!   read

5:00 PM on 04.08.2008


This pic says more than meets the eye. Wait no it does not. It just says what EA intros should say that most of us already know. EA is gay and will continue delivering disappointments for generations to come. I mean only those companies like Nexxon I believe it is called make games like this that are free in nature but to be the best you have to fork out real dough for best items. This model is truly only intended for people with money, aka rich little brats. So they ask their parent for money to get upgrades which shuts the kid up and does not require spending time with the runt. I myself cannot remember the last time I played or bought an EA game, because quite frankly they do not release anything of interest to me.

Why am I ranting then? Simple. This game "did" appeal to me at one point. Being smart readers as you are I am sure you know when that point was.

So anyways aside from long delayed Spore, this game made me think for a breif second thay EA was finally coming around a little bit back to reality of what a good game is. Bottom line I and so many of you were wrong. Oh well, guess that is why God allowed for compaines like id software, Blizzard and Valve to thrive. Am I wrong?   read

2:36 AM on 04.08.2008

Gamerscore Milestone, lulz

Well I got my Gamerscore to over 1,000 finally. I know its like nothing now but it is something for someone who rarely plays. But since no WoW, what else is there to do? So like now I guess I hit it big and go for 5,000 before cheering again then maybe that is not even much these days who knows. But little key note Halo is easiest GS like ever.

I guess the funniest thing about it is, that it is not my Xbox 360. I tell you the story real quick.

I bought a Xbox 360 when I should have not but I had the actual money but not the actual money to spend, if you know what I am saying. Anyways like about little after a month of having it, I of course as you guessed needed money. So I sold it on Craigslist locally and some dude who I did not know at the time bought it. At the time I say cause later through a friend I already knew was friends with this guy. So he ends up staying over for a week and leaving his Xbox 360 here cause he still coming over almost everyday to the pad and I used y old account to play on it and achive this mildly awesome feat.

Thanks Anders Buddy!!   read

10:28 PM on 04.07.2008

Vista Ahoy!

To fully utilize my PC I have to run Vista. As much as I dislike for no particular reason other than I just have never truly used it. So that aside after a backup and fresh install of Vista Business, I have to install a few drivers. What else is new. After that I give Aero a spin. I must say it was already done and not that intriguing to me cause I have used Linux and a distribution that could run Beryl. But I am glad that caught on to that idea. Widgets are alright I suppose, never really used them but the sticky one is great. I use sticky s on my comp monitor all the time for things, now I can remove the clutter.

After A full days use or so I can really tell you if it bugs, me pleases me or what not. But I can already tell I am gonna like the performance cause XP could not utilize a Quad core, 10 gigs of ram computer.

So check back for an official review of Windows Vista Business.   read

7:26 PM on 04.06.2008

WOW (literally)

One whole week without World of Warcraft. My goodness it feels pretty good too. I get more stuff done and seem o have more fun possibly. I know it sounds crazy being "sober" from a video game, but if you have played WoW you know what I am talking about. Let me tell you I have played Guild Wars before WoW for two whole years and felt lie I was playing an MMO where it hindered me from daily activities or made me want to ignore people and/or just have the urgency to always play that one and only game as if no other games were ever made.

I will say the last year has not been that bad as it was the first to years but its still WoW. And it still has a little control of you. I guess all of the Blizzard game have a little of that as well as any good game sux you in for a month tops. But not WoW. Like I said I played Guild Wars to the extent of "24/7" as I could. But I never stopped wanting to do anything outside of it just to play it.

Since then lots of reading up on some Java programming and studying for MCSA and MCSE certs. Benn playing some Xbox 360 which I cannot remember the last time I did cause its been a very long while though. Mass Effect is great!

Either way if I do play again I am thinking like when the expansion comes out. I doubt any sooner at this point. We will all just have to wait and see.

My name is Mike and I am a recovering WoW addict!! Lulz.   read

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