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Saints Row DLC “The Unkut Pack” Free

Looks like your favorite hoodlums are feeling the pinch in “these tough economic times”, heck they even put it in their PRESS RELEASE. No kidding. Go look. This will be the third and final DLC for Saints Row and FREE. No lies y’all. And no, you dont have to return a favor (see first born) for getting it for free. Lots of new Tatoo’s and Clothing choices. I dont see tim’s in there..nor do I see Wimberlands either. Boom. This is the most silly picture i’ve ever seen.

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , | Comments Off on Saints Row DLC “The Unkut Pack” Free

World of Warcraft Riding Cost Lowered

Below is from blizzard and list’s the full changes. I’ll do a quick review of it though.

Nonepic riding skill available at 20, down from 30 which was down from 40 when it first came out.
Epic Riding skill is available at 40, down from 60. Cost is reduced to >50< gold, down from 600. !!!!!
Nonepic flying is available at LEVEL 60!!!!!!!!!!!! Speed is increased to 150%, up from 60%. Ground is still 60% though. Faction discounts apply now. (This is a major buff to this skill)
Epic Flying has not changed but the faction discounts now apply. At exhalted you'll pay 4k for the skill.

Quote from: Zarhym (Source)
In the next major content patch, we intend to adjust mount requirements to further improve the leveling experience in World of Warcraft. In addition, cast times for summoning all mounts will be reduced to 1.5 seconds, down from 3 seconds. The following is a breakdown of the upcoming cost and level requirement changes we are making for each riding skill.

Apprentice Riding (Skill 75)

* 60% land mount speed
* Requires level 20
* Cost: 4 gold
* Mount cost: 1 gold
* Mail will be sent to players at level 20 guiding them to the riding trainer

Journeyman Riding (Skill 150)

* 100% land mount speed
* Requires level 40
* Cost: 50 gold
* Mount cost: 10 gold
* Mail will be sent to players at level 40 guiding them back to the riding trainer

Expert Riding (Skill 225)

* 150% flying mount speed; 60% land mount speed
* Requires level 60
* Cost: 600 gold (faction discounts now apply)
* Mount Cost: 50 gold
* Can now be learned in Honor Hold (Alliance) or Thrallmar (Horde)

Artisan Riding (Skill 300)

* 280% flying mount speed; 100% land mount speed
* Requires level 70
* Cost: 5,000 gold (faction discounts now apply)
* Mount Cost: 100 gold

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GBU review for Condemned 2

Ok so Condemned 2 comes along and I LOVED the first one so much I ran out and got this one as soon as stores opened. I have to say I was annoyed with this game more than anything and it killed me to see such a great story crippled by game play. So without further ado…… Condemned 2 Bloodshot GOOD BAD and UGLY

GOOD: the strong story from the first Condemned fizzles a bit in this second installment. It’s a year later and a dejected, homeless and broken Ethan Thomas is called back to duty to help investigate a distressed call from his old mentor. The storyline itself isn’t too bad and actually kept me entertained. Also this new game allows for the one thing the last game didn’t. MULTIPLAYER! who doesn’t love multiplayer, zombies LOVE multiplayer so I LOVE MULTIPLAYER! Did I say it enough, I think so. Multiplayer was the greatest thing that could have been added to this game. This brought the game a whole new level of awesome, an awesome which allowed me to bludgeon my friends with bats and boards. Oh and as a side note the graphics are pretty dang good too. I didn’t want to forget the graphics since the first one was kind of like playing a movie.

BAD: Playing this game and the first one you learn things about Ethan Thomas. Players learn that Ethan is something of an Adept, at first minimal instinctual skills and a few spidey senses. The second installment would have you believe that suddenly Ethan can deal massive amounts of violence to his foes using his voice. I’m sorry but Muad’Dib Ethan is not. I just think that that’s as far fetched as it can get. Along the same lines the weapons in this game are far more fragile than the last. Hardly a fight goes by that your weapon don’t break and force you to melee fight with four or five bad guys. More on melee later, right now I would like to talk about alcohol. That’s right alcohol, Apparently Ethan is an alcoholic and needs enough booze to fuel a three day kegger to aim straight. If your not constantly getting alcohol you might as well drop the gun and resort to good old hand to hand.

UGLY: The fighting on this game was atrocious. If it wasn’t for the absolute mindless fury I was dealing with at the time I would have ditched this game. The controls for punching are a lot like fight night 2 and include a few surprises. The combos are far from simple and don’t start of very basic. It took me two controllers three nights and an entire bottle of jack daniels (for me not Ethan) to get past the first level. Although that being said once you get the hang of everything, things start to go smoother. Another thing to bother me about this game was the violence. The second installment of condemned lost a bit of its fear and suspense and develed a bit too deeply into a manhunt type bloodbath. Instead of traveling through extremely dark abandoned department stores and wondering when the bovine manure was going to strike the proverbial oscillating device, you’re now just charging through waves and waves of bloodthirsty drug zombies. Now charging through endless waves of zombies with nothing but a machete and a flashlight is indeed my own little version of heaven, but nevertheless the game suffers. The ending of the game allows for a third installment and good lord I hope it’s a good one.

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World War Z and Star Wars?

I read a book recently called World War Z. It’s about every gamers true dream, a zombie apocalypse. (preferably if I am armed with an endless supply of shotgun bullets amirite?) I found it to be enjoyable and one that was quite hard to put down. The cutting up of the stories at first were too short but just enough of a bread crumb trail for me to continue on. I wont blow anything but once I finished it made sense. The invasion started slow then blew up into a full on war. So, the later stories really started to hit home. I highly recommend it for any zombie fiction fan. There are rumors the movie is in Pre-Production , linked to Brad Pitt’s Production Company, but that fate has been layed upon many movie, known as Development Hell. I’m wayyy off my point right now but the reason for writing this was that I stumbled upon Mark Hamil’s (I dont even need to mention who that is) wikipedia entry. As well as playing the Joker in the Animated Batman series (yes I watched this), “Hamill voiced the character of Todd Wanio in World War Z, a critically acclaimed audiobook based on Max Brooks’ successful imitation of Studs Terkel’s “The Good War”, relating the stories of survivors from the first global zombie war.”

Wild! GoGo Mark Hamil.

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