For years, I have been a loyal Halo fan on my Xbox and Xbox 360. To me, it is the best shooter on the market in terms of being a gratifying single player experience and competitive and fun multiplayer to waste hours on until two in the morning.
I played Call of Duty for the longest time and recently fell out of favor with it, yet I still can’t figure out something that should be completely fundamental. Why is it that Call of Duty games continue to dominate the Xbox sales charts and Xbox Live charts? It makes almost as much sense to me as the ending of Prometheus, and that quite simply is not at all.
Well ladies and gentleman, I have recently dug in deep and done an independent study into the phenomenon known as “Call of Duty” and have come back from the abyss to give you now three reasons why Call of Duty is without question, the best shooter on the market today and of all time for ever and ever. Read More…
This is another part in the collaborative effort of the GTS writers to bring you the most anticipated games of the upcoming year.
Yeah, I know Chris already did NBA 2K12, but give me my turn with it.
NBA 2k11 was the absolute pinnacle of sports gaming that it’s almost difficult to describe. It was an easy game to learn if you were picking up a controller for the first time, but one of the most difficult games to master. I was still learning things about the game in January of 2011, and the game came out in October 2010. It keep the game fresh and interesting.
One of the biggest video game related news items over the past week came from Valve games. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Half Life 3 (damn you Valve), but for those that don’t own one of the best multiplayer shooters of the past five years, it was the next best news. Team Fortress 2 recently became “Free to play”.
First of all some background. If you have never played Team Fortress 2, you have no idea what you are missing. It is one of the last few “classic” shooters out there. Everything about the game is “easy to learn, hard to master”. There are a couple of different game types, a couple of different (official) maps and only nine character classes. In this day and age of Battlefield and Call of Duty and insane customization, it seems underwhelming.
It would be one of those boring random nights during the week. I would come back to my room from my classes, maybe make frozen mac and cheese dinner (I’m a college kid, give me a break) and pop in a video game to relax. Often times, one of my roommates would come wandering out of their corner of the apartment with something along the lines of “Yo duuddeee! Let’s play some Madden (or NHL) dawg!” Usually I like to take them up on their offers because they think that they can beat me the games. After another 5-1 victory by the Providence Bruins over the Vancouver Canucks (yes, you read that correctly), they would go back to their rooms to do things that I would probably not care to find out.
It’s at this time I like to put in the reason I did sit my ass in front of the TV in the first place. To play my favorite shooter over Xbox Live.