Thursday, August 30, 2012

NFL Sunday Ticket!

Looks like the NFL is set to return on the PlayStation, and a little cheaper this year at $299 for every Sunday game the entire season.

Well as a big football fan here in the underground basement, I am pretty sure I am going to give the NFL Sunday ticket a go around this year. The idea of being able to watch my favorite teams, and watch games my fantasy players are playing really appeals to me.

If you watch a a lot, and I mean, a lot of football I feel its really worth the price, plus they break it into 4 easy payments of $75 so your not hit with a $300 credit card bill all at once.

I at first thought, hey just head down to Buffalo Wild Wings, get food, and watch the games. Then I quickly realized, like I am going to spend every Sunday down there? Just about all day too? Plus I am sure I would order food and it's not like you can hear the broadcast very well on the games, since they have all the games going, and people talking. So this Sunday ticket on the PlayStation is just right for me!

"PS3 owners without access to DIRECTV will also be able to receive NFL Sunday Ticket and live stream every out-of-market NFL football game this season for $299.95."

Confirmed over at the official PlayStation blog.

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Team Draft Results

Meet The Bounty Hunters!

Well I got the QB I wanted Aaron Rodgers. Missed out on the Wide Receiver I wanted though. I really wanted to pick up Calvin Johnson aka Megatron. But Ole Tom Brady, I am sure he will hit Wes Welker just enough too.

My Running Backs, I got two decent ones, nothing I'm to excited about.

I also got 2 Quarterback's on the bench that I need to let go of one. Probably gonna drop Flacco.

On my Defense i got the mighty Baltimore team. I know Ray Lewis is getting older, but they still have a stud defense in Baltimore.

I'm ready for week one!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Fantasy Football Upcoming Draft

Today we have a topic a little different than video games, but hey its still a game. Its that time of year, were talking about some Football! Fantasy Football that is!

For the last few years I been heading up a Fantasy Football League as commissioner. We started about 3 years ago on yahoo fantasy sports. It's been a blast, it really gets you into to football, following players and stats and your favorite teams.

This year things are a little different. Since our newbs are now seasoned vets, I can finally talk them into playing for some cold hard cash! Well were not talking huge money here, only $20 a team. But we have a 12 man league, up from a 8 man league from last year. So that will make a pretty good pot for the winners to take home. Everyone is pretty excited and ready to step up their game since money is on the line this year.

So tonight is our big night, in our league, tonight is DRAFT NIGHT! Tonight some of us from the league have decided to meet up, at a local restaurant and the others, who our out of towners, will be draft from the comfort of their home. This year we are trying out a new drafty system, were doing a auction style draft, where each team gets a budget of $200 to bid on players. We did a mock draft and everyone loved it, no one want to go back to the old way.

Well hopefully I get some good players in tonight's draft and I will be sure to post my roster when I have it set!

Good luck out there other Fantasy Football players! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grand Theft Auto V: Looks gooooooood!

Exhibit Sexiness A

Grant Theft Auto V, is looking better and better each time we get a little tiny morsel to drool over!

I have always been a fan of this series ever since the old days when the game was just an overhead top down version. I really enjoyed GTAIV story, and I look forward to see where the guys from Rockstar take us next. From the looks at these new screen shots, we will enjoy the ride!

A new rumor has also popped up that these screen shots look too good for current generation consoles, and maybe this will be out for next generation. Which would put the game way off another year or so. To me that seems to far away. I don't think they would be leaking screenshots and showing that trailer if it wasnt remotely close to coming out.

My guess is, I look for GTAV to be hitting shelves and consoles next spring, maybe around March/April at worst May of 2013.

Until then enjoy the sexiness!

Exhibit Sexiness B

Monday, August 20, 2012

DAYZ: DON'T get to the choppa!

This is one of the things that I love about DayZ. Your battling zombies, on the run... and whats that,  oh my, yes! We're saved! Air support has arrived.... so you think!

Don't get into chopper 1524, manned by two guys in  ghillie suits. As this poor soul find out, he is then trasnported to "Schadenfreude Island." I quite little place, just one catch,  its 14 kilometers off shore, and NO re-spwan buttons! 

The video is pretty funny, and serves as a good warning to others playing the game, don't always be so quick to trust strangers.

Just one of the many reasons here in the underground basement as to why we love DayZ.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

NEWS POST: Counter Strike:GO beta is live... GO GO GO!

All you Counter Strike lovers out there, CS:GO is a go! 

As you know Like the previous games in the series, Global Offensive is an objective based multiplayer first person shooter. Each player joins either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team and attempts to complete objectives or eliminate the enemy team. The game operates in short rounds that end when all players on one side are dead or an objective is completed. Once a player dies they must wait until the round ends to respawn in most game modes. Players purchase weapons and equipment at the beginning of every round with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives or killing enemies earns the player money while negative actions, like killing a teammate or hostage, takes money away from the player. In addition, when a round ends all players receive some amount of money, with players on the winning team receiving substantially more.

So what are you waiting for... get in the beta, cause Trapper will be looking for you through his cross hairs from the Underground Basement!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My first 3DS game purchase.

Well looks like it's an ole Mario game gets to be my first 3DS purchase. Been a long time since I played any Mario game at all. I had good many suggestions on what games to get, but one that keep coming up, for 3DS tittle was Super Mario Land 3D. Plus since New Super Mario Bros 2 isn't out yet and as you can see I got it for decent, not great, used price, but still better than full price!

Super Mario Bros 3 & Super Mario World were probably my all time favorite Super Mario titles. Loved chasing Bowser and those crazy Koopa Kids. Since then I'm pretty sure that was the last Mario Bros game I have played! 

I will have some off time tomorrow to try it out, hence the new game purchase right away. So after I log a couple hours I'll be sure to share what its like to revisit Mario and Luigi.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A shrine to the Underground Collection

Well here is a little shot of my corner of the Underground basement, just got this installed last night. Finally a place to hold my games, and some of m collectibles.

First up, the game section! Top row we have PS3 Games. With notable favorites Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted, and Grand Truismo 5!

The shelf below holds the Xbox 360 games. With notable favorites such as, the Mass Effect Trilogy, Alan Wake, Batman Arkham City, and Red Dead Redemption.

Up top here we have some minor collectibles. First you see my statue of Darth Malgus from Star Wars: The Old Republic. In front of him we see a Luke Skywalker, A New Hope replica Light Saber.

Above that The Batpod! From the collectors edition of The Dark Knight. Behind that  you can see a replica Bat-rang from the collector's edition of Batman Arkham Asylum. 

Then on the very top, my collectors edition box from Star Wars The Old Republic.

A full view of all the glory! And I'm sure much more to add later!

My New/slightly used 3DS!

Its new to me!

Well fellow gamers here is the new handheld gaming device I snatched up! My fellow co-worker says hes gonna trade in his son's 3DS at gamestop. Hoping he would at least get $50 bucks for it! I told him, for $50 bucks I may take it off his hands at the price. Then I said maybe you shouldn't tempt me. To make things worse he has it with him and brings it to me to check out. I keep thinking ehhhhh for $50 bucks why not! So I figure leave it to fate to decide. If i have $50 in my wallet sold if not, pass. Well of course me who never has cash, looks in my wallet and boom $50 exactly! So i tell my co-worker I guess you just sold it!

Plus I figure if I get sick of it i'll just trade it in. The trade in value on these I believe is about $75-100 so I can't complain about the deal!

Now I just need to find something to play on my new 3DS, enjoy the video its kind of quick and dirty but I wanted everyone to see my latest score!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back Catalog Gaming Action: Mirror's Edge

Well fellow gamers, I have taken a break from Hunting those Metal Gear Solid 4 trophies, and turned my attention to an older game that I over looked, Mirror's Edge.

Friday I had a Dentist appointment, oh boy! Luckily it was just a teeth cleaning no cavities! So then it was on to my lunch, hopped over to Subway grabbed a foot long. With time to spare and Gamestop right next door, I figured well I better stop in! Sometimes games that interest me I purposely wait to play them. Some reasoning is, other high profile games are out at the moment, or I know this certain game will eventually be cheaper, or I'll need something to play during the lulls of a good higher profile release.

So there on the shelf in the used section, waiting for me to play like an old friend. I notice Mirror's Edge. I am recently reminded that EA finally announced a sequel will be made to this game. Well what better time than now to pick it up! Oh and best part is, its only $13.00! 

So most of my weekend was spent playing this gem of a game off and on. Had a blast, the free running is awesome! Plus just a warning though playing this on a big screen is fun, but if you get motion sickness, the no on screen HUD can really mess with you! haha But I enjoyed it. Jumping up walls, running on ledges, evading "Blues" aka cops.

A game like this needs support and to grow a fanbase, if your sick of the same old same, give this a try! Plus its way cheap right now!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Metal Gear Solid 4 - Trophy Patch is Now LIVE!

"Old" Snake sets his sights on that platinum trophy!

After all these years, finally. Sing it from the heavens, the Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy patch is here!

I know what I am doing when I get home. This is one of my all time favorite games and I can't wait to revisit the modern classic.

I am at a loss for words, I just began to think it would never happen. From my previous posts you know how I feel what makes this game great. But here it is, thank you Kojima! 

I am excited to hear what Kojima has planned for us in the future. Old Snake was supposed to rest for good after his last outing. But with the rumors of Metal Gear Solid 5, I wonder does Old Snake make a return? Or do we find a new hero to take the mantle. I find it hard to play a Metal Gear game without Snake. So even though some want him to rest, I'm all for one more adventure with Solid Snake!

Take that! Platinum Trophy!

Now I got some work to do tonight, and so do you! Go get that Platinum Trophy, Snake would, why wont you?


Friday, August 3, 2012

UPDATE: Metal Gear Solid 4 - Trophy LIST!

Well bringing you more of the latest info on the Metal Gear Solid 4 incoming Trophy Patch. Today we have the Trophy List! Well... Most of it anyways. Clearly this is not a complete list, and the ones we are missing we fill are story related.

I love Trophies, and this is a good reason as I stated earlier, to go back and revisit a great game!

It must be getting close cause the latest news is the patch goes LIVE in Japan on August 6th!

Feast Your Eyes on the Glory, and Sneak out!

Bronze Trophies:
  • Divine Wind - Caused a “divine wind” using the Tanegashima.
  • Drum Can Addict - Knocked an enemy soldier flying using a Drum Can.
  • Emotion Control - Controlled an enemy soldier’s emotions using an Emotive Magazine.
  • Hand Up! - Held an enemy soldier at gunpoint and performed a body check.
  • Hurt Me More! - Shocked an enemy soldier using the Mk. II/III.
  • Overhead View, Just Like Old Times… - Used overhead view on Shadow Moses Island.
  • That Tune Is His Mind Control Music - Played Oishii Two-han Seikatsu and made one of the BB Corps dance.
  • You Enjoy All The Killing, That’s Why - Killed many enemies in one area, and vomited.
Silver Trophies:
  • Are You an Otaku, too? - Viewed all model posters.
  • Can You Feel My Power Now!!!? - Took control of an enemy soldier’s body using the Mantis Doll or Sorrow Doll.
  • FaceCamo Addict - Obtained 10 or more types of FaceCamo (excluding types obtained via password).
  • Ghost Photography Addict - Snapped at least 5 shots of ghosts on Shadow Moses Island.
  • I Just Don’t Fear Death - Caused ALERT status while wearing the Corpse Camo.
  • SUNLIGHT! - Obtained the Solar Gun.
  • Where I can See Ya - Located enemy soldiers using the Scanning Plug.
  • You’re Pretty Good - Got kissed by Ocelot during the final battle.
Gold Trophies:
  • Flashback Mania - Viewed all flashbacks.
  • I am THE Expert on Weapons, Equipment and Cutting-Edge Technology - Obtained all weapons (excluding weapons obtained via password).
  • Sounds of the Battlefield - Obtained all iPod tracks (excluding tracks obtained via password).
Platinum Trophy:
  • The Legendary Hero - Obtained all trophies.
Who Will be the first to be "Legendary Hero!"

As always GAME ON!