Halo till you drop

My only weakness… sleep
My only weakness… sleep

Whoops! Might have played a little too much Halo at the weekend, and with the aid of a few fizzy beers, fallen asleep at the wheel. Thanks to Vince for making me the victim of ridicule.

Since I moved home, my router has been resetting my connection to Plus.net every eight minutes. This means I’ve not been able to take part in Monday Night Halo for over a month. So when Vince suggested a Halo evening, I of course, jumped at the chance. 13 hours later, this was the state of me.

Hopefully my new router should arrive tomorrow and I’ll be up and running, ready again.

Everything about Halo

I found this handy website which lists every little detail about Halo2. Being a wiki, it means all the kids with nothing better to do can share all their tips and tricks. I found the Carney Holes and Headset Tricks very useful. Ever wondered how to master that Plasma Pistol that gets you every time?

I found this handy website which lists every little detail about Halo2. Being a wiki, it means all the kids with nothing better to do can share all their tips and tricks. I found the Carney Holes and Headset Tricks very useful. Ever wondered how to master that Plasma Pistol that gets you every time?

Live Halo2 level

Halo3 emblem

In my spare time, I have been known to play a spot of Halo2 on my massive brick of an Xbox. The wonders of Xbox Live mean I can play against my friends without having to smell them.
The Bungie website provides us with mountains of game data as well as a feed of recent games, but, unfortunately no live player ranking.

Now, thanks to the marvellous Vince, that exactly what we have. Now I can add this to my About page.

This live Halo2 level no longer works and the icon has been replaced with my live gamertag emblem.

Nintendo Revolution

Nintendo have announced their contribution to the next generation of consoles with the new Revolution. I’ve always had a soft spot for Nintendo. Maybe it’s their toy-like approach or the nostalgic memories. Maybe it’s Mario Kart and Goldeneye. The Revolution is surely the underdog here against the Xbox 360 and the PS3. I certainly think they’ve got the design and the size right though. Let’s hope it has some good games to back it up.

PlayStation 3 announced

Today Sony has announced the new PlayStation at E3. It’s only fair that I mention it. Nintendo are also set to announce their new Revolution console in about 5 hours time. I don’t like the look of it. I was hoping for a smaller unit like the second PlayStation 2. The controller looks awkward, like … Continue reading “PlayStation 3 announced”

Today Sony has announced the new PlayStation at E3. It’s only fair that I mention it. Nintendo are also set to announce their new Revolution console in about 5 hours time.
I don’t like the look of it. I was hoping for a smaller unit like the second PlayStation 2. The controller looks awkward, like it’s going to fall out of my hand too and when I get frustrated with it and launch the thing across the room – it’s gonna come straight back! I just watched the trailer for Killzone and that really is impressive.
Only time can tell what’s going to be the better of the two. Personally, I can’t wait!

New Xbox 360

Microsoft have announced their new console – the Xbox 360. Promising launch by Christmas this year backed by an affordable price of around £160. It’s certainly a lot smaller and nicer to look at. Rare are developing Perfect Dark Zero, which will be a highlight for me. The original and Goldeneye both on the Nintendo 64 were pioneers of the first person shooter genre.
And at last they’re introducing cordless controllers – how long has that taken!?

Halo2 Xbox Live

Halo 2 gamertag emblem
Halo 2 gamertag emblem

… is blinkin’ awesome! Will‘s been telling me to get a headset for my Xbox & get online with it for a while now, so last Thursday I eventually got myself a cheap one from Game, only to discover that I also needed the communicator pack which it plugs into. So Saturday & took it back & got the official headset & WAS THAT A GOOD MOVE OR WHAT?!

The only thing I’ve played online previous to this was the first Halo on my PC. That work fine. You log on, find a game that’s just started & join in. But I still believe that PCs are for working consoles are for games. Halo2 on my Xbox is seamless in connectivity, I was up & running in minutes. All I had to do was plug it into my router, enter my free 2 month subscription (& credit card details for when that expires) connect the headset & I was blastin’ gamer scum from all around the world!

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So many games, such little time

Not like many others out there, I’ve NOT been playing Halo 2 over the weekend. Because I haven’t got it yet. I do want to though… I do, I DO, I DOOOOO! For now then I’ve been playing GTA: San Andreas. Which is very very good. But what’s going on with all the good games … Continue reading “So many games, such little time”

Halo 2Not like many others out there, I’ve NOT been playing Halo 2 over the weekend. Because I haven’t got it yet. I do want to though… I do, I DO, I DOOOOO!

For now then I’ve been playing GTA: San Andreas. Which is very very good. But what’s going on with all the good games coming out at once. OK, maybe because Crimbo is just around the corner, but come on! Use simple gamers don’t have enough hours in the day to be playing all these games.

Other good games to play with mince pie in hand:

…hmmm.. they’re all sequels.