Bobby Whiskey
My opinion, and Gaming news.

Happy 25th birthday to Metal Gear!! This stealth/action game franchise defined and re-defined what a good game should be for me for as long as i can remember. Created by Hideo Kojima back in the 80's the first Metal Gear hit shelves of Japanese retailers on July 7th 1987 for the MSX. Since then Metal Gear has been without a doubt my favorite game series of ALL TIME!!! Kojima takes us from a glorious victory off the coast of Alaska to a brutal melancholy in flowered fields. They fight with swords, guns, stealth, fists, giant robots, biologically altered armies, and lots and lots of kool high-tech suits!! What more do you want!? 

Check out this cool tribute video and the trailer for the next Metal Gear Rising.

This Metal Gear is going over the top! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

écrit le dimanche 8 juillet 2012 - Personal

Now I don't believe in baby Jesus and I don't believe in the holy spirit. But I do believe in life. having a good time, with people you care about. drinking, eating, laughing and yeah OK a little bit of gifts is fun :-) So have fun! Play video-games! Go and see your friends and family.

Here is a guy who made a Christmas tree in his minecraft city. It's big, it's glorious, and it looks complicated as hell... but hey! he did it!!

écrit le samedi 24 décembre 2011 - Personal

It is important for me to mention that this is simply my opinion as a gamer and not a mathematical thing. My top 5 might not be the best games as far as production value and hell, they might not even have came out in 2011!! It is simply the games I have enjoyed most this year. So give 'em a shot, these games are awe-inspiring and have raised my standards towards my purchases and in turn the games I talk about on this blog.

No.5 Mass effect 2 (XB360)

The first time I heard of mass effect, I dismissed it almost right away. Back in 2009 I was playing Fallout3 like a second life, I had no care for anything different or new. But then in January 2011 my boss traded in his copy of Mass effect2 CE and he said something like ''WHAAAAT!? You never played any of the two mass effect games!? You GOTTA buy this one!!'' and so i got the ME2CE for 27.99 :-) I played about 50hrs in two months. It took me away from Fallout and into a new universe and story of the likes that I truly enjoy.(I'm always comparing to star-wars)

No.4 Portal 2 (PS3)

I had never played the first portal before the second came out, and still have yet to play it.I know, I know. But when Portal 2 two came out, I told myself I'd give it a shot. I was not disappointed! Just in the first hour you can see that the guys at valve really poured a lot of love into Portal 2. It is totally different from anything I've ever played except the fact that it IS a first person shooter. But you don't really shoot anyone, just portals! The game teaches you to think before you act and look at all the clues before you think. Once you think you got something, the game throws you something new and unexpected to make you change the order of the think before you act. If your a puzzle fan, this game is for you. If your a shooter fan, this game is for you. Kids wanna watch you play? No violence! Buy Portal 2!!

No.3 Bastion (XBLA)

This is one of the games in 2011 that raised the bar as far as visual quality goes. (Special mention to Rayman:origins, great visuals as well) It's simple but effective game-play brought me back to the type of game I enjoyed my entire life before first-person shooters. The visual art of this game is the best I've ever seen. 3D or not this game is a true thing of beauty. Look it up. It also has the best soundtrack I've heard in a game since FF7. (They did win best soundtrack at the VGA2011.) The acoustic yet heavy beat of the game's music is just perfect for the look of this game. Challenging, a visual treat, best sound (voice and music) this game is a MUST.

No.2 Gears of War 3

Gears started way back when I didn't own current-gen consoles yet. I was knee deep in counterstrike. Gears of war was the extra special story of the guys who tried to prevent our world from ending. Their noble combat, epic weapons, and immeasurable courage, were that thing I'd have to travel far to my bro's place to Co-op with him. We lived and breathed Gears during those hours. When Gears of War 3 came out this year, I bought the Epic Edition. They deserved every penny of my 149.99.

For Gears of war 3 I had my own console, playing with my Turtle Beach headset I got the highest-quality experience. In the end, only made it to no.2 of my favourite games of 2011.


In 2011 if there were a counter for every game I played, the most hours would be clocked on Halo: reach. Every time I played I would have my little ritual. I would start up my T.V. Plug in my Turtle beach head set. Turn on my X-box360, and watch the X-box start-up. When I'd hit the button to start my Halo: Reach I would sit there and be defenceless to the amazing intro with choir vocals and space view of Reach itself. The power of the deep and low drums. Immediately, I hop into some fire-fight, blow some shit up!! I've beaten the game on Heroic but I don't have the time with all these other games flirting me away from my truly beloved to harness the true power of my Halo skills. Halo: reach came out in Fall 2010 but I played most of 2011 as well.

écrit le mardi 13 décembre 2011 - Personal

Final fantasy is a long-running franchise that with every new instalment has brought either something new or re-enforced something that we love. In some cases wrote the book on RPG style games. In every game since the first one I played (FF2 America) on snes, we either got the best graphics in the gaming world or the best story or the best music. Now before you haters attack, know that this is just an opinion!

The hype before a new Final Fantasy game was unbearable. I still remember when we got FF8 my brother bought it but couldn't play until the next day.(He has one of those 'social' lives....pffft...) I got the special privilege to play on the big TV, in the living room with his PS one. It was back in the day when the games were still unique enough that not too many people knew about it but it was getting popular enough so that you could chat with a friend at school about It. Now ALL the kids are playing Call of Duty and telling the grown-ups what to do...eew ...

In Final Fantasy 7 we had the honour of playing a true, dedicated Japanese RPG on the new and very powerful Sony Play station. It was a very magical time for me as for the first time we had games in 3d with true grandeur.

The games usually were racing and platforming. But even before the dual joysticks (which changed the world) we were blessed with what i think is still to date the best game of all time. Final fantasy7 came out and blew my mind to bits. Of course back then i did not have the means to stay up to date as much, so i didn't get it until my super awesome brother bought it. An oversized sword, dim lighting, and three simple words on the screen... New Game and Continue. It was the earliest game, in my memory to have such beautiful three dimensional animation. The polygons were many, the sound was the most advanced and the colours and themes were not-so-distant future gritty... Usually i remember films and video games set in the future to have bright colours or perfect edges, beautiful landscape and architecture. This was dirty, the trash was piled up, people were sick, machines were fixed but often breaking down so this new vision of the future was very cool to me (having not seen blade runner yet).

Nobuo Uematsu wrote songs for this game that are now forever engraved in my repertoire. The main theme that you hear on the world map is an absolutely epic piece of music, in my opinion, worthy of the classics of old. The battle theme, boss, aerith, and all the way to Sephiroth were perfect for the theme that the story-writer wanted to portray.

Let's admit it, the visuals of FF7 are primitive to say it politely. But the splendour of the world itself, the environments, Midgar seen from the top of slum walls, the vast mountains as seen from the eyes of a 9-year-old kid in '97 was simply amazing. The hands were cubes, the hair was a triangle and so was the torso. There were no textures only overlapped colours, but the game world, not the characters, was visually stunning. I was used to Snes graphics and on the N64 we had only little 3d platforming games or racers. It was a visual enhancement of what we had before, cool but not phenomenal. When we got FF7, it was an epic augmentation to an already epic franchise.

An all new 'Materia' system for magic and abilities was also new this time around. Meaning you could not only chose what you wanted, but your weapons had a direct effect on how your characters worked. If you equip the new and more powerful sword, you have to sacrifice one or more of your magic skills. Also, the materia was an intergral part to the development of the storyline. It was motive for the Shinra corp.s struggle for ultimate dominance. The means for Sephiroth to destroy all living things on the earth. In the end, the source of all materia, The Lifestream, is what saves the world.

For the impact on me, for the way it revolutionized the world's gaming, i must give Final Fantasy 7 a 10/10.

écrit le mercredi 30 novembre 2011 - Personal

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Check out this awsome Halo-art trailer!

écrit le vendredi 25 novembre 2011 - Personal