091218 Mission Debriefing …

With Raw, Parts, Nadz and Tone kicking of unusually early for a change, 3 volunteer borgs from neighbouring tribes joined us, boosting numbers for an early skirmish in SOF2 Gold. The youngsters did well, holding their own against the more seasoned and perhaps slower reflexed veterans. The main map played was Hong Kong Hotel deathmatch with weapons pickup. Around 10pm, we sent them home and launched into the RTS AOE3. After spending an our or so gathering resources and building up an army, Raw made short work of destroying our efforts to build various civilisations around the forested map.

Biggest con of the year?HARVEY NORMAN … spruiking PC games in TV ads "up to 75% off! – 24 hrs only" On investigating this anticipated sale of the year at the Hobart store, I could only find one old Harry Potter game for 75% off, and one or two other game on sale at around 25% off. All the rest, including the entire top 10 line-up were still at full price, generally to be had cheaper elsewhere. HN used to have a great PC games section. Now it’s just a JOKE. You’ll have to do better than that to get my hard earned Gerry.

Today I also discovered Logitech’s G27 wheel, the replacement for the G25, launched back in August – yeah, I’m a bit slow. Pretty much the same, but 6 buttons on the wheel instead of just 2, and some pretty bling LED’s that tie into the software rev counter to visually aid gear changes when playing manual. Oh, and it costs a bit more too … expect around $600.

Have a good Christmas & New years gamers. Next mission would be January 1st … if I weren’t going camping … so it will likely be January 8, 2010 … thats ‘twenty-ten’ winners. Pencil it in & keep safe.

Debrief 091204

I bought a game too Raw. COD ModernWarfare2!
EB Games had a 24 hr sale, only online for $73. I printed out the page, JB Hi-fi wouldn’t match it, DickSmith didn’t have any in stock ($88) – apparently they will on Wednesday and indicated they’d pricematch it still … then after work I hit HardleyNormal, shelf price $99, asked a young newby girly and scored it for $72!
One word … AWESOME 🙂 Single player is easier than World at War, with not many areas slowing me down. There is one rather disturbing mission in an airport where you take part in mowing down civilians. Lots of civilians – see screenshot below. Visually stunning, first game to tax the 260OC!  Could be a problem sharing this game for trial though. Steam registration is requred for activation and it locks it – presumably the serial, to your Steam account, which you have to log into every time you launch the game. Perhaps there’s a work around? Happy hunting.
Looking forward to your newly acquired game too Raw, might hunt down a copy for myself .. perhaps.

DEBRIEFING – 091204: Wow, what a night of almost gameless mishaps and fun. Our first choice of RTS, Age of Empires 2, failed dismally, taking hours to load then refusing to let 3 people join the same game. Just as Nads gave up and left, Woodie arrived as Raw and I finished loading up the original Empire Earth. The game drew out till 1am, when Woodie finally finished off Raw and myself in unprovoked style. Though the stats said I almost doubled Woodies clicks and out populated his army, it’s clear I had no idea on strategy and my dimise came swift at the hands of Wood the executioner.

Next time: 18/12 … too close to Christmas? Who want’s to play?

Borrowed from HERE.