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10:02 PM on 10.24.2010

Killzone 3 Beta :3

I simply cannot wait for Killzone 3 next year. I absolutely loved Killzone 2 and it is one of my top 5 games of all time. I played in the beta for Killzone 2 and it hooked me right in even with just two maps (Radec Academy is where it's at). Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to Killzone 2 at all. I played the first one and thought it was decent but not amazing. I randomly got a beta invite to Killzone 2 around October (I think) and thought what the hell, it could be fun. I'm so glad I did. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning playing the multiplayer beta and the very next day I preordered the game. In the beta, I fully unlocked every single ribbon, badge, class, you name it, I had it. But I kept playing, it was so addicting! I even met some cool people whose clan I ended up joining and I still play with them to this day.


I can't wait for the new single player storyline, the new guns and vehicles and of course, the multiplayer. Let the ass kicking begin.

9:39 AM on 09.24.2010

Destructoid contests, are they real?

Who doesn't love contests? I know I do. I recently got really lucky and won the Castle Crashers contest:

I got an email saying I needed to respond within a week with my address in the US. I responded that same day. It's been nearly a month now and I haven't heard anything. I'm not trying to be an asshole and complain because I understand it is a privilege to win anything but I'm just confused. Maybe I did something wrong? I don't understand.   read

6:14 PM on 09.19.2010

Harassment in Modern Warfare 2

Look boys. We need to have a talk. I know this idea has probably never crossed your minds before but, there are people out there without dangling parts (I'm pretty sure the filters won't let me post the actual name -_-). That's right they have something else instead. This fabled creature is called a woman. And sometimes these girls like to play "boy" games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The kind people over at Infinity Ward know this and thus have included a few titles we, females, might enjoy such as:

Now not all girls use these. Some of us prefer the masculine titles and emblems for a variety of reasons. Maybe we like badass sharks or helicopters. Or maybe it's also because we would just rather pretend to be as straight male as possible just to avoid dealing with your insecurities of playing with a girl.

I, on the other hand, am proud to be girl. So much so that whenever I get an opportunity to I will gladly pick the female character over the guy or pick the really girly (but so cute) My Little Pwny title on Modern Warfare. Those new pink Dualshocks? Yeah I got one.

Apparently some of you seem to be threatened by this feminine influx into your exclusive boys club. So much so that you will go out of your way to harass us girls (or boys who like pink as well) by calling us names. So far I believe I have been called: f*g, f*ggot, queer, dyke, c*nt, retard, bitch, p*ssy, assh*le, fairy, motherf*cker. You get the idea. So I have taken in upon myself to mute all other players to avoid confrontations and to just enjoy my game.

Sometimes, I will make exceptions. If you're not playing obnoxious music, screaming like a twelve year old or mouthbreathing, I won't mute. Sometimes I even get lucky enough to get someone who actually wants to *GASP* play as a team and will call out enemy positions and the like. If you are one of these people, THANK YOU. Even if no one is responding to you, odds are there's someone on your team who's pretty psyched to have your information. So keep it up. I will also not mute if I hear French. This is because I am actually French Canadian and living in the US and I don't get to hear French very often. So this leads me to what I would describe as my worst Modern Warfare 2 experience.

I'm currently on my second prestige, hovering at around level 54. For some reason I have my heart set on getting a nuke. (For those who don't know, Modern Warfare allows you to select rewards for killing a certain number of enemies in a row. If you reach 25 kills without dying you can unlock a nuke which ends the game in your favor. I've been nuked once and have been on the winning nuke side three times. To put it into perspective, I have been playing the game for a total of 6 days, 9 hours and 2 minutes.) My best killstreak is 20 kills in a row. My current strategy is using the One Man Army Perk a whole lot and yes, doing a bit of camping. I know, camping sucks, whatever. I know I have pissed people off on the other team with this strategy. The stupid ones send me hate mail and the smart ones go out of their way to kill me. Good for them.

This brings me to my worst experience (so far). I was playing Sabotage on Terminal. I went through the motions of muting all the other players when I noticed two people on my team were speaking French. I didn't mute (Oh but I should have). The game starts and I immediately run to the Dreams shop near the plane and plop down some claymores and wait. I'm doing very well in this match and I quickly get a Harrier Strike with ease (For those who don't know, that's 6 kills in a row since I was using the Hardline perk). Immediately I hear the two Quebec boys saying my psn id in broken English and I vaguely pay attention to what they're saying. One keeps calling me a chriss de tapette which essentially means fucking fag. Now in all my 9 years of living in Quebec no one had ever called me a tapette so I didn't know what it meant at the time.

Apparently the fact that I was camping was such an insult to my two team members that they took it upon themselves to start repeatingly knifing and shooting my character. At first I ignored them and kept playing, I eventually got my Chopper Gunner (10 kills in a row). After my Chopper, I was up to 18 kills, I only needed 6 more. This is the moment I usually get nervous and do something stupid and die so I was pretty on edge. Dumb and Dumber have started to pelt me with smoke grenades to obscure my view, yelling that I needed to learn how to play properly. I shouldn't have to point out the irony in that statement.

Eventually I got up to 20 kills (my best ever) before a rocket took me out (along with one of my "teammates" who was too busy knifing me to notice). I was more shocked than angry. I expect childish behavior out of macho frat boys but I never would have thought it would be someone from my own country, let alone province. I guess there are assholes everywhere. I half-heartedly tried to win the game with my team but Dumb and Dumber followed me along knifing and insulting me the entire time and eventually I left the game and blocked them. I have since reported both of them to Sony but I know nothing will come of it. Sony, Infinity Ward, Activision all know there is rampant sexual harassment going on online and none give enough of a shit to do something about it. I shouldn't have to hide the fact that I'm a girl just to enjoy a simple game of Call of Duty. And if you're one of the people who throws the word faggit and pussy around just to make yourself feel better about your penis size, just stop. You're embarrassing yourself. I bet your mother would be proud.

I'm not saying we're all precious glass princesses but we are human beings and it'd be nice to be treated as such.

If anyone is interested, stuff6660666 and thenuggetskiller are the two lovely gentlemen in the story.   read

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