Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First E3 for me.

Now, some news, I watched the E3 2010 Ubisoft Press Conference... I didn't feel like watching them all and I'm actually waiting for some word from Bethesda Softworks, but eh... time will tell.

Anywho, I saw a number of good new games coming out around September/October/November. So I suggest going to check the press conference out, it's around an hour and half long, but eh... I don't regret watching it.

To give a little word about it... I'm surprised they are launching a new AC, well not about that, but about the fact that it's gonna have a multiplayer... so now you can go and stab people online. It's probably going to be on the Uplay platform, so I can only suspect that AC: The Brotherhood will also need a constant internet connection.
Also I reeeeaaaaallllllly want the new GRAW. It was... well... it looked... godlike.

So... if you haven't yet, then I suggest checking E3 out and see the awesome yourself
E3 2010 Ubisoft Press Conference

Good luck and have fun

*salutes*

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Reviewish Opinion - League of Legends

Well then... League of Legends or should I say DotA remade. League of Legends was created by the original creators of- *falls asleep*
... mhahhh? Oh right League of Legends. It's a game where you are a "summoner" who's in controll of a Champion. You can choose from a quite wide variety of champions. The game is an online game. So all the action is mainly against other players, just like DotA. Basically, this is the point where the DotA players stop reading this and go check it out, if you haven't already. While all you others who haven't heard anything about DotA or something similar to it, keep reading.
League of Legends or LoL *chuckles* is a team-based MMOPvPG (that's my classification for it at least) , in other words. If you are not a good team player and you have no desire to find out how to work as a team, then this game isn't for you.
Ok, the basics, you... hmm.... I've got an idea...ah... much better. Anywho... This is pretty much how the game looks like... you have 4 champion skills and 2 world skills, plus the recall which is free and without a cooldown, it's used to return to your base, which has a health/mana regen shrine for a quick recovery.
Now, the orange bar under your character stats on the left side is the experience bar, during every game you start off from lvl 1 and can level to 18, with each lvl you gain a stat bonus, plus a skill point per lvl. Now the 6 slot window above the gold amount is your inventory, that contains your purchased items, whether they are potions, gear, or some other magical items.
Now the skill bar, which is in the middle of the screen.
First we have the champion passive which is like a racial to him containing a buff specific to that champion.
Then we have the Q,W,E skills what are the 3 basic champion skills, what again are different on every champion.
The next would be the R skill, like the QWE, this is also different depending on your champ, but this here is the champions ultimate skill.
Next are the D and F skills. These are the world skills you can assign during champion selection and you can unlock these by leveling your Summoner lvl, which comes from the experience you gain from either winning or losing a game, winning obviously grants more exp. There are also the usual donor items, like exp boost and whatnot.
The last would be the B skill, also known as the recall I mentioned earlier.
Btw, the R skills icon was bugged when I made this screen. So that smiley, sadly, ain't normally there. ^^

Ok basically the main idea of the game is to destroy your enemy nexus, which lies in the enemy base, obviously. To reach the nexus you need to use your combat skills, teamwork and the constant waves of minions your nexus spawns to push through the turrets and your enemy champions into the base.
Now, if you are interested in this game and want to know more, then sign up and play the tutorial.
If the tutorial is not enough to explain it all, then I'm always open for questions.

AvL, over and out!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

...and they say games are useless.

For my own surprise, The architectural content in Assassin's Creed 2 actually helped me get a B on Art history, mainly the questions I got right thanks to AC 2 were:

A: Describe a palazo(I think I spelled it right)
This one was easy because in AC 2 I have been inside of a palazo(let's go with this). I've seen how it looks like through game so I thought, I'd try to describe what I saw and bam... it was correct... made me chuckle.

B: What was Leonardo Da Vinci like?
Now some of you may be wondering... how did I get this from AC 2, well Leonardo Da Vinci is one of your best friends in the game, he invents new stuff for you and deciphers Codex pages. You've got to give him credit, he gave you silent blade dual-wield *angelic music*
So in other words, I guess Ubisoft made Da Vincis personality in-game as accurate as it was in history.

C: This one was a picture question... a picture of a church in Firenze... now... I didn't remember it's name, but I did remember that I had scaled it many times and that it was in Firenze... 1 out of 2 points is better than nothing.


So, as this was said. Games ARE good for developing your mind and educating you on the fine art of architecture for example. You just have to play the right games.

AvL *salutes*