Monthly Archives: March 2013

2 Days with “Bioshock Infinite”

I obtained my copy of “Bioshock Infinite” on March 26th but didn’t have an opportunity to play it till early afternoon on March 27th.

I stopped playing today (March 29th 00:58AM EST) at “Emporia

I’m currently playing the game on medium and planning to do a run through on hard and the 1999 mode.

In this run-through I’ve sparingly used firearms and mostly have Sky-Hooked the frak out of enemies including the Zealot of the Lady, The Fireman, Beast, and Motorized Patriot without too much difficulty. The Handyman has proved to be more of an effort via melee only.

The weapons I’ve been using exclusively are the Founder Triple R Machine Gun and Barnstormer RPG and I haven’t even used anything else.

One of the first things I upgraded with infusions were the shield followed by health and salts.

Of all the Vigors I’ve been mostly using Murder of Crows and have upgraded that one to the max. Upon obtaining Charge and Undertow I’ve used those in unison. Looking forward to Return to Sender.

I’ve had the following Gear equipped most of the time (when available): Electric Punch, Ammo Advantage, Brittle-Skinned, and Vampire’s Embrace.

I’m taking my time as well. Picking up lockpicks, voxophones, looking through telescopes and taking the optional side quests too.

The game is gorgeous even playing on the Xbox 360. I hope I have an opportunity to play this on a PC (whenever I can rig/buy one to play this at least on high:)

I like everything about this game. I think once I crank the game up in difficulty I’ll get more usage out of the weapons. If you’re thinking, ” is it worth getting…?” …yes, it is.

The story’s pace is excellent–just right. The dialogue is top notch and load times are minimal.

I’m highly pleased and looking forward to the DLCs.

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Bioshock Infinite

Missed the midnight release but getting my copy here in a little bit. I watched some livestreams on Twitch but I’ve been awaiting for theRadBrad to upload his walkthrough. He’s a stupendous walkthrough creator with hilarious comments:

111 Days of Xbox 360

I’ve been an extremely late adopter to the Xbox 360 and 111 days later I can tell you I’m impressed.

I got my Xbox on a whim on eBay for a whopping $40 with literally nothing–no hard drive,  no power cords, no a/v cables et cetera. It took me a couple days to find the 12.1amps power adapter to fit the “Jasper” Xbox I had obtained.

I went to an electronic parts store, bought the power adapter and picked up the original composite cables. I looked up the serial # and found it had a warranty till January 2013 and wasn’t banned. I was overjoyed. I had originally planned to purchase an Xbox at the time of the release of  “Splinter Cell: Conviction” and the bundle it came with back in April 2010.

 

Then I decided to wait to see if  Ubisoft ported it to the PS3 at a later date. However they didn’t and I argued one game for one console…eh… –but for $40 why not?

I already had “Splinter Cell: Conviction” Collector’s Edition.

 

 

I was fortunate though I had purchased the game via OnLive and had been playing it for a year on the service having logged 137 hours on Splinter Cell. The quality for OnLive games varies on one’s bandwidth and other variables as well however the picture displayed is surprisingly very good. I am not to fond of the keyboard controls–at least for this game and opted to buy a wired Xbox 360 controller to play via OnLive. (I think Microsoft should acquire OnLive and implement it’s infrastructure to the console. They can afterwards polish it up. The subscription playpack would be paid for by Xbox live and the on demand games would truly be on-demand playable within seconds.)

So when I obtained the Xbox 360 I had a controller and one game.

After acquiring it I decided I would play solely the exclusives on the System and that I did. Previously I had desired to Play Fable II and Fable III  having seen the adverts to it…same thing for the Gears of War trilogy–soon to be four.

I have played the Xbox more in 3 months than I have the PS3 in a whole year.

Games I’ve Recently Played:

The multiplayer match-ups, the xbox party features and UI aesthetics have  left me repentant as to why I had not purchased one sooner.

My only gripes would be load times are longer (at least you don’t have the mandatory install thing like PS3)–the pop up/in graphics, the occasional hiccup freezes and how loud the Xbox is in general.

Although these things I have easily accustomed at the beginning were annoying.

Also the achievements make playing video games, games in and of themselves. Yes, PS3 has trophies but they are not as evident or spotlighted.

I am happy to say that in these few short months the Xbox has become my console of choice and I’m looking forward to playing some of the upcoming titles:

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