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This had been one of the worst days in EVE Online I had ever had. I had done a couple of missions in the morning, purely to gain some money and standing with some agents. Pretty regular work with my Cruiser, standard encounters, nothing unusual going wrong or anything. I decided it was time to get to Low Sec Space, getting some more income that I’ve desperately been needing as of late. Boy, was that the wrong move.

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I’ve played a lot of The Old Republic since I first got my early access. I’ve managed to reach level 35 and am now part-way through Chapter 2 of the Sith Warrior storyline. I’ve been granted the title of Sith Lord, have my own starship and 5 different companions. I’ve loved every minute  of it, and it’s been great really digging into an MMO like this again. Though I did enjoy my time with EVE and APB (and I will continue to play this, to some capacity) I just haven’t been sunk in to this extent since World of Warcraft. I’ve done lots of bonus missions, daily Space Combat missions and generally as much of the side planet quests as I want to. I’ve still got a lot that I’ve not experienced on certain planets (I’ve not managed to find many Holocrons or Datacrons as of yet..) but I can’t wait to go back and explore these when I decide to give the story a break.

Though that is becoming increasingly hard to do, as this is one of the best story lines in a game I’ve experienced in a long time, and it’s in an MMO.

WARNING: Here be Spoilers! I talk about events in the Sith Warrior Storyline.

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The final, and probably most loved personally, of the games I’m blogging about in this series has lore that has been set up since the 80’s. It gave birth to a lot of games in both table top and video game variety. It’s still popular to this day, and I personally am still a collector. The game itself was something I had waited for, I had followed it since it’s announcement and I was eager to play it for the first time. After doing so, it wasn’t just my favourite game of that universe, but one of my favourite games of the entire year and one of my favourite Third-Person Action titles. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

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For my second blog about the Underrated games of this year, I’ve decided to go for one that generally did well, but not as well as I believe it should have. It didn’t have as much success as it’s predecessor and I feel that this isn’t warranted. It improved over the original in many ways, the marketing campaign was large and fairly good. (Aside from the movie that came with it, which was frankly a disappointment.) However, even with favourable reviews and a general feeling that it was a great game, it’s fallen into the shadow of other games this year. The game I’m talking about, is Dead Space 2.

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As I’ve mentioned before in this blog, it’s around the time of year that everyone picks their Games of the Year. Surely these are all deserved of the title and personally, I feel there have been a great deal of amazing games this year. There are also, however, games that will go past underrated and ignored, as there usually are. So I’m starting a series of blogs that will cover some of the games I felt should have had more success and more attention this year.

Today, I’ll talk about Shadows of the Damned, a third-person action game from Suda-51’s Grasshopper Productions and some other “horror” game names helping with the project.

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Although I didn’t spend as much time as I would have liked during the weekend Beta event that Bioware ran for Star Wars: The Old Republic, I did manage to have an extremely good time playing what I did. This is just a blog to round-up my experiences during that time and generally give across my impressions on what I think, is the most fun I’ve had in an MMO for a very long time.

Update 18/12/2011: After playing the full retail version of the game for a couple of days now, I’m actually loving the Sith Juggernaut class and I am right now, focusing solely on that character. I have no others at the moment and for the time being, I’m keeping it that way. I can see myself, in the future, trying out the other classes as well, but my main will be my Juggernaut. I’m already level 21 and having a blast, so you can look forward to hearing more about my exploits in The Old Republic soon enough.

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It’s that time again. The last month of the year is about to being and we have a chance to look back and see what this year has brought unto all of us. There has been a lot of amazing things these year, as well as some not so great moments. It’s the time of Game of the Year awards, Oscar nominees and general discussion about what the future may bring (if we even get past next year, silly end of the world.)

For entertainment in particular, the end of the year has boomed (especially in video games) with a lot of the major and better received releases coming in just this past month, let alone the latter half of the year itself. Some of these have come so late that they aren’t being considered for their awards for this year, and it’s a shame. Thinking about that after talking at the Square Go AGM, it was actually really surprising to hear what games actually still came out this year, such as Dead Space 2. It was one of my favourite games of the year, yet it almost missed a vote from me purely because I forgot about it, being so early on this year.

Even Portal 2 almost didn’t manage to get a mention, if it hadn’t been so commonplace in the media ever since it came out. It really is shocking to look back at all the fantastic games that have been released. The quality, especially since they’re all mostly sequels or threequels is outstanding to the most part.  (Though there has been a common share of disappointment.)

It has definitely made me excited to see what the coming year will bring. There’s a load of games I’m looking forward to not only at the end of this year (Especially after playing the beta of Star Wars: The Old Republic) but early and later in 2012 as well. Not only in games, but movies as well, with the release of The Avengers in the Summer and The Hobbit at Christmas time.

I definitely think next year will be better than this year has been.

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Now, that title may bring all sorts of thoughts into your head, but it’s true. I look at reviews of Triple-A games and it doesn’t swing my opinion back or forth on whether I’m going to buy the game or not. It has no effect on me whatsoever. Especially if it’s a game I’ve followed for a long time. There are many reasons why I still decide to read them, though. Sometimes it’s because of who’s doing the writing, such as Giant Bomb‘s review of Uncharted 3. Other times it’s purely out of curiosity to see what a harsh critic thinks of these games. These are completely irrelevant to my purchasing decisions and they haven’t for some time.

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Earlier in the year, I bought EVE Online on Steam, after finally letting myself try out the free trial. After a couple of days I knew that this was something I wanted to get into. I bought it on Steam and extended my trial play time with the free 30 days that was rewarded with my new purchase. This wasn’t the very first time I had played, as I had tried it out many years ago. Little did I know just how much I’d enjoy this game, as much as it does resemble “spreadsheets in space.”

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10 Years of Halo

Like many others, I remember the day I first played Halo. I had gone to a friends house, still in my mind that I wanted a PS2 for my birthday, and just thinking about all the awesome games that came on it. There were a bunch of people playing this shooter that I hadn’t seen before, and it was on a console. (All previous shooters I had seen had been exclusively for the PC). It looked like fun, and everyone was having a laugh, so I joined in. Turns out they were playing Halo, for the Xbox. I didn’t play for very long, but I had a hell of a lot of fun. It even changed my mind completely from that moment. I wanted an Xbox with Halo. Continue reading

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