First Insight into the Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Game Metro: Last Light

Today I was on YouTube and I just happened to stumble across the short film Metro: Last Light. It was actually an add on a video, and for the first time in history I did not choose to skip it after 5 seconds. In fact, I sat through the whole 4 minutes in a complete awe. Now, I am sure many of you know a lot about the game Metro 2033 which is based off of the Russian Novel with the same name. Metro 2033 is a post-apocalyptic style survival/first person shooter game, reminiscent of games such as Fall Out. The game takes place mostly underground in the Metro below Moscow, hence the name. Well, a first look into the sequel to this game has just been released in the form of this live action film. Here it is!

If you were not completely blown away by this film then I don’t know what is wrong with you! This is truly one of the best short films I have ever seen and it just makes me all that more excited for the release of Metro: Last Light. I’ll admit that I actually have never had the opportunity to play Metro 2033, but I am sure I will be picking up a copy of this game when it comes out early next year!

Let me know in a comment what you guys think of this short film and if you plan on buying Metro: Last Light in 2013!


What Would Make Black Ops 2 a Million times Better

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Now this point will greatly determine how much I enjoy Black Ops two. Whether or not it includes a zombies portion of the game. I am a person who thoroughly enjoys the zombie mode on Call of Duty. And I really don’t know whether to expect or a zombie mode or not. There are reasons why they would and wouldn’t. The Easter egg on the moon map seemed to be the finale of the zombie story line, I’m not exactly sure where they could go. But on the other hand it would seem strange for Treyarch to just drop the zombie mode, especially since the original Black Ops had a zombies mode. I think it would just be a tad strange if Black Ops 2 did not have zombies. And I mean come on, Call of Duty is a huge franchise so they really should put the extra effort into the game. And if Zombies isn’t in the new Black Ops, I am afraid it would be replaced with Infinity Ward’s inferior counterpart, Spec Ops or whatever. I also just think that the Zombie mode of call of duty has taken on a life of its own. Call me a bit of a fanatic, but I would totally buy a game that was solely zombie mode from Call of Duty. So yeah I’m losing sight of my point, Black Ops 2 should absotivily have a Zombie mode. for real.

What do you think about Zombies, Cod, or FPS’s in general? Let me know in a comment!

What I Think About the Next Cod Game

Call of Duty games are famous (or infamous) for really bad campaigns and extremely addicting Multi-player. I’m sure the next instalment of the series will be no exception, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Despite my negative disposition to the Call of Duty franchise, I must admit I was excited when I saw the trailer for the coming game. Partly because it’s being made by Treyarch, which, in my opinion, is far more superior than Infinity Ward.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not excited for the campaign one bit, even thought that was all the trailer was about. I’m excited for the Multi-player. Even though I know it will just be the same recycled gameplay, it will entertain me in a slightly cheap way, but entertain me none the less. Also since this is the first Cod game to take place in the future, I am curios to see if they make up a few guns, which could give some very much needed diversity to gun choice.

So what do you think of Black Ops 2, Cod, or FPS’s in general? Let me know in a comment!

Top 5 Zombie Killing Devices

Your in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, what kind of heat should you be packing? This list will let you know!

Number 5:

A hand grenade can be a very effective weapon (with tons of splash damage) in taking out a group of zombies at a distance. I repeat, at a distance! The obvios drawback is if your dealing with one of those more agile zombies in an up-close and personal manner, a grenade will not help in the slightest. So in conclusion, a grenade is a good weapon to have for certain situations, but not as a primary weapon.

Number 4: Flamethrower

Setting a zombie on fire is a sure fire way to kill it, and you can easily set many zombies on fire at once. The only problem is, flaming zombies. Being set on fire hardly stops a zombie in their tracks, they still run towards you while still on fire. Granted wielding a flamethrower during a zombie onslaught is probably the most manly and badass thing you could ever do, but you need some distance between you and your brain-hungry enemies.

Number 3: Chainsaw

Chainsaws are one of the more classic zombie killing machines. Being torn apart by a chainsaw definitely stops zombies in their tracks. Chainsaws also dont run out of ammo, but a chainsaw isn’t good at killing mass hordes of zombies. With only a chainsaw You would easily get overran by a mass amount of zombies.

Number 2: Shotgun

When you think of killing zombies, you think of a shotgun, and for good reasons. Shotguns tear apart zombies enough to usually kill them in one shot each. The biggest problem is the reloading aspect of a shotgun. Under the pressure of zombies attempting to eat your brains, I dont believe you will be able to reload a shotgun very quickly.

Number 1: Wunderwaffe

The Wunderwaffe is the ultimate zombie killing device. By hitting one zombie with the chain lighting, mass groups of zombies and instantaneously killed. Reload time is a little lengthy, but after gaining a little breathing room with the Wunderwaffe reloading is a very doable task. 

So those are the best zombie killing weapons of all time. What weapons would you bring into undead combat? let me know in a comment!

Lets Play: Nazi Zombies, Call of the Dead

Wednesdays are Lets Play days, this week I’m playing Nazi Zombies, Call of the Dead.

I don’t like Call of Duty games all that much, but Nazi Zombies is a whole different story. To me, Nazi Zombies is a perfect combination of simplicity, strategy, skill, luck, and fun. One thing I find interesting about Nazi Zombies is how Treyarch was able to quickly and seamlessly add an interesting story to it. If you look at the first original Nazi Zombie map, it is clear that it was just intended to be a fun little extra in the call of duty universe, but when Treyarch started to make more maps, they also added an intriguing story to the Nazi Zombie universe. And I am a person who enjoys a game with an interesting story. Also, an interesting story was desperately needed among the Call of Duty games. Anyway time to talk about my specific play through.

I played solo on Call of the Dead, my favorite Nazi Zombie map. The game started out simple enough, shoot stab, shoot stab, shoot stab. As soon as I had enough points I opened the two doors that separated me from the ak-74. I stayed by the lighthouse, but I struggled a bit on levels 3-7, because those are awkward levels where not all the zombies are running, making it harder to circle.

But by level 8 all the zombies were going at consistent speeds making it easier to rack up points.

I got extremely lucky, because two death machines dropped at the end of different rounds. I used these death machines on George, and because he has low health when you are playing solo, these two death machines brought him to the brink of death.

By the end of level 10 I had bought all of my 4 perks. As you can see I chose juggernog, quick revive (on solo you can revive yourself), double tap, and the one I am drinking is stamina up. Most people don’t like double tap because it burns through your ammo much to fast, and it does. But when I am using the ak74, and I am constantly at a place where I can get more ammo, it is a very useful perk. And as for stamina up, that perk makes it much easier to run circles around the zombies. as for the other useful perks, such as speed reload and mule kick I rely on killing george to acquire them.

As I said, George was very weak after taking all the damage from two death machines, so it only took a couple sticky grenades and some pistol rounds to kill him.

From George I got speed cola, and a Wunderwaffe. Just a cool little side note, Treyarch got the name for the Wunderwaffe from history. Near the end of WWII the Germans attempted to develop a super weapon that would change the war, which they were calling the Wunderwaffe. Now it probably wasn’t a rifle that shot chain lighting, but it’s still cool that Treyarch connected Nazi Zombies to history in that way. I didn’t always like the Wunderwaffe, actually I didn’t appreciate its greatness until black ops came out and it wasn’t in that game very much at all. Lobbies would be amazed and confused as I let the Wunderwaffe slip back into that cruel and mysterious mystery box. But now I love this weapon, It is now my favorite zombie killing weapon of all time.

I only made it to round 17, in hindsight I probably should have upgraded my ak74. It is definitely possible I will document another one of my zombie play throughs, hopefully that one will be more successful.

So, what do you think about Nazi Zombies, Call of Duty, or just video games in general? Let me know by leaving a comment!

My Russian Alter Ego

As my about me page will testify, I was born and raised in Santa Barbara California. So why does my Xbox live avatar look like a Russian war veteran? and why does my info say I live in moscow Russia? And most importantly why is my avatar saying Russian profanity?

My about me page will also tell you that I enjoy acting, and actors must have an array of accents in their arsenal. So to perfect my accents I practice them over Xbox live, just to make it a little more fun. One day while I was playing Nazi Zombies (and practicing my Russian accent), I found myself in a group with a kid who believed I actually was Russian. Normally when people believed I was of another country it would end there, but this kid invited me to a party with some of his friends. I expected to enter a lobby full of “squeakers” marveling over my Russianness, instead I entered a lobby full of chill mature gamers. They all quickly accepted me and had no doubts about my Russian claims.

There have been some close calls though, since they think I’m so awesome, they are always inviting me to parties. And if I’m already in a party, they will join the one I’m in, so I will quickly have to switch to a Russian accent and hope the other people in the party won’t say anything. Another problem is I have to pretend I know how to speak Russian every time they ask me how to say this or that in Russian. I got by by saying things that sounded Russian, but I needed a better solution. When I saw the book Dirty Russian I knew I found gold.

Now, every time they ask me to say something in russian I randomly flip through the book and say a couple phrases. Not only does the book tell me how to speak Russian, it also tells me what it’s like in Russia. So when they ask me about Russia I can actually tell them some truth.

I will undoubtably post more about my Russian alter ego (who unfortunately needs to be named Ryan due to my gamertag) in the future. If anything major happens concerning him and his friends I will post an update as soon as possible.

What do you think of my Russian alter ego? have you ever fooled anyone on Xbox Live in any way? Let me know!