Podcast #4

new podcast check it out here! Have a good Christmas Break everybody!


Command & Conquer Renegade X

There has been this mod floating around still in Beta form called Renegade-X:Black Dawn. Since being a C&C fan since Tiberium Sun up until C&C 4 (which sucked)this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time for old school remakes that I enjoy playing.

They made only slight graphical changes from this picture BUT this is only in beta form still. They used the Unreal Tournament Engine (UDK) to make this possible with a couple of old music and sound effects from the original Renegade. This mod is free and will be released completely on January 28th 2012. If you want to download the mod now click the link above.

Technology, games, false advertising, and all associated bullshit…

So, this last week, I started looking more into the technology behind, phones, game consoles, games, computers and a lot of other stuff. This resulted in me realizing how much money companies are spending on NOT getting sued. One example on the smart phone side of things is that apple recently released the newest iPhone with the new siri app which in multiple accounts, apple employees said it was the first app of its kinda to allow people to actually tell their phone what to do besides call people. The official commercial and internet sources will say it’s not the first, but is one of the best. In reality, it just shows how egotistic apple really is because the iPhone’s competitor, the Windows Phone 7, including models like the HTC Trophy, have had a similar and simpler version of the app for almost 2 years now.

On the gaming side of things, a lot of gamers believe anything developers tell them. DICE has by far created the best engine for making games with destructible environments, but right before they could release Bad Company 1 with the first installment of the Frostbite engine, Red Faction Geurilla was released with an unimaginable amount of destruction available to players.

false advertising is everywhere….. mostly in personal interviews, but inflated ego’s  will always prevail. Just the way I like it.

Back to League of Legends and mass amounts of research for my x-mas list….

plsmbld (XBL) @plasmaticblood (twitter)

NOTE: inbetween my last two posts,


Ok, so tonight, SPIKE TV gave us the awesomeness known as the VGA’s, and for those of our readers not quite sure what that means, it means we get tons of new game announcements, trailers, news and other shit that we very much care about :D!

so to end my bullshit in this post for now, here is a list of what all went on at the VGA’s.



Best action/adventure game: Batman: Arkahm City

Most anticipated game: Mass Effect 3

Best ps3/graphics: uncharted 3

Best wii/motion: LoZ: SS

Best fighting: mortal kombat

Best independent: Minecraft

Best handheld game: Super Mario 3d land

Best song ing game/downloadable/song in game and best original score: bastion

Best individual sports game: fight night champion

Portal 2: best PC, best multiplayer, best dlc, best performances by male and female humans(2      different awards btw)…. Valve obviously is having a party…..

Best driver: Forza 4

Best shooter: MW3(never saw it coming you fucking communists at activision) just so you all know, SPIKE DID have the guys from IW teabagged on stage for being over confident douche bags, they DID NOT mention BF3, but GoW3 instead…. Ignorant publicity whores….. that’s my take, just sayin…..

Studio of the year: Bethesda





trailers for every game you could imagine


New games in general:

Bioware with frostbite 2 engine: COMMAND AND CONQUER: GENERALS 2!!!!!!

Madden: Madden NFL 12 Blitz

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare



Video Game Hall of Fame Inductee: Legend of Zelda

Gamer God Award: Blizzard Entertainment! Not a surprise, but definitely appropriate


also, music was played during intermissions by Deadmau5 for the whole show.

O yeah….. and…. CHARLIE SHEEN!

Introductory cinematic for Diablo 3 was revealed!


Big 2 awards!

Character of the Year: The Joker

Game of the Year: Skyrim….. nominee’s: Zelda:SS, Uncharted 3, SKYRIM, Batman:AC, and      Portal 2


It was a GREAT show, and anyone that didn’t have the chance to watch, I’m posting this early in the night, It will be shown 2 more times and 9pm and 11pm mountain standard time. or for specifics only, go to vga.spike.com and watch all of the videos and reveals online!

and here is a little treat for you all, the MetalGearRising trailer!

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer
Spike Full Episodes Spike Video Clips Spike on Facebook

C&C Alliances?

BioWare’s mystery title may be a new Command and Conqueror game, Alliances.

Fusible.com spotted the Alliances filing, which includes the following domain names:


  Electronic Arts revealed that it created a new studio, Victory Games, to focus on making strategy games. Victory Games GM Jon Van Caneghem stated, “Our current focus is making a AAA Command & Conquer game, which I am very excited to be working on. I’ve always been a big Command & Conquer fan.”. Bioware said they would unveil the game at this year’s Spike VGAs on December 10th.

Thanks to GameSpy for the info.

-Sir_Francis ;x

BF3: Back to Karkand

So… PS3 players got this first, a week before everyone else, just saying.

Anyway, overall i like this expansion pack its fun and full of memories( if you played BF2) sadly i have not. 😦

Wake Island:

Conquest: Wake island conquest is, in my opinion, a little to big and also there aren’t enough vehicles. I got stuck many times at the spawn with no vehicle in sight and had to hoof it to one of the objectives. Another issue with this map is visibility, I played as a recon with a 12x scope and couldn’t see from C to B which if your looking at wake island B is in the center and C and A are at the top of each end of the island. I also kept having a jet pop in and out when we were attacking each other, obviously these are probably console issues and will only effect the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Rush: On rush, wake island is better and my only grief would be that both Mcoms are relatively close to each other. Vehicles are less of an issue and its not that far from your spawn to the Mcoms. Vehicles are very important especially tanks, they control the battle usually. I should also mention you don’t have a lot of room to flank, its pretty strait forward when your attacking.

Strike at Karkand:

Conquest:  Lol, realized i haven’t played it on conquest yet, i’ll update this later.

Rush: This map is very tight when playing rush. The attackers rush into a city street and the Mcoms are inside buildings or are really enclosed and hard to get to. There are many ways to flank, which is great, but the Lav and Tank can really make this fortress like area easy to take. The map does open up as it progresses but the Mcoms are still very hard to get to. Oh and the defensive tank can really be a pain without some good engineers on your team. Let me clarify, your running down narrow streets and the tank can shoot at all the flanking positions more or less, very annoying.

Gulf of Omen:

Conquest: A mix of the openness of Wake island and the narrow streets of Karkand. It has three open bases but getting to them can be either open or narrow and risky. Honestly i haven’t played it much and really we fought mostly over B which is a three story building open on three sides and the base is at the top. Its a pain to defend or take. I’ll edit this later after iv’e played it more.

Rush: Again haven’t played it yet, will update it later.

Keep in mind I obviously haven’t played the maps that much and this is just all my opinion. Also i will try to get some video of each map up on our YouTube channel. Pictures from YouTube vids…and PC game play, so its different.

-Sir_Francis :X