Saturday, August 22, 2015

Video Card Working

I managed to get my video card working again. Turns out it just needed some new heatsink added to it. Me and my friend took the video card apart and put it back together. So I am playing video games again on the PC. So I can play games again on my PC.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Weekend Gamer 7/10/2015

Looking for something to play this weekend? I know what I'll be playing!

I might not be getting into very much gaming this weekend. On Saturday I'm heading over to Wisconsin to visit my brother and sister-in-law for the day. We are celebrating my mother's birthday that was on Wednesday. I know it's rather late, but they weren't available on that day. So we're celebrating on Saturday. I'll be busy Sunday working on getting the house back in order before another workweek. If I do game, these are the games I'll play:

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XB360)

My PC still hasn't been repaired yet, the video card is still faulty at times. This time around I'll be playing Oblivion. I was getting tired of dealing with random dragons on Skyrim so I thought I'd take a break and go back with a classic. I really enjoy Oblivion. My character on this game is a Nord that I named Wallus Winegrin. Not as cool of a name as my Orc in Skyrim - Maxwell Orgshire. But it works. So far I'm still at level one, but I'm slowly increasing my level.

Sim City 4 Deluxe (PC)

Sim City 4 still works just fine on my PC. So I've been building cities every so often. So far I'm enjoying it. When I'm not playing Oblivion or Skyrim, I'll be playing Sim City.

Game On!

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Nintendo PlayStation

At one point in gaming history, Nintendo and Sony had a brief partnership. The partnership began when Ken Kutaragi became interested in video games, he eventually signed a contract to developed hardware that would drive the audio subsystems of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The partnership would also give the console both cartridge and compact disc support.

There was some dispute over control of the licensing. Under the agreement, Sony would develop and retain control over the SNES-CD disc format. To counter this, Nintendo negotiated an agreement with Philips. During the E3 press conference of 1991, Nintendo announced it's partnership with Philips, outraging Sony and Ken Kutaragi. This spurred Sony into building the PlayStation to compete with Nintendo's system.

Recently, photos have been appearing on the internet from one of the sons of the executives of Sony. Essentially showing the prototype of the system that Sony and Nintendo were working on before the partnership collapsed. Images below are of the prototype that have been shown. I find this system to be very nerdgasmic, because this is perhaps the only prototype of the system.


Weekend Gamer 7/3/2015

Looking for something to play this weekend. I know what I'll be playing!

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (XB360)

I still haven't bought a new video card yet, so I'll be playing some more Skyrim. Do some more side quests with my character, Maxwell Orgshire! Isn't that just an awesome name for an Orc. Still at Level 13, I keep getting stuck because of stupid dragons. I got to Winterhold, and a dragon popped up and I didn't have any arrows and I couldn't find an armory in Winterhold. So I had to go back to a previous save to get unstuck!

Kingdom Hearts: Recoded (DS)

While looking around my house and cleaning, I found a DS game laying around in a drawer. I haven't played Kingdom Hearts before so I popped in the cartridge for Recoded, and played a little bit. I have to say it's pretty fun, so I'll be playing that this weekend as well.

Sim City 4 Deluxe (PC)

This classic Sim City game seems to be the only game that works on my computer. My faulty video card doesn't mind this awesome game. So I'll be building some mega-cities in the meantime while I save up money for a new video card.

Game On!

Games with Gold (July 2015)

Each month Xbox Live gives Gold Members two free games for the Xbox One and one free game for the Xbox 360. Here is the list of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members for the month of July 2015:

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XBONE)

It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. Developed by Ubisoft. (Description by Xbox Marketplace)

Massive Chalice (XBONE)

Massive Calice is a tactical strategy game set on an epic timeline. As the Immortal Ruler of the Nation, you'll take command of its heroes, forge marriages to strengthen your Bloodlines, and battle a mysterious enemy known as the Cadence in a war lasting hundreds of years. Developed by Double Fine Productions. (Description by Xbox Marketplace)

Plants vs. Zombies (XB360)

Dig into the fun-dead action hit that's won over 30 Game of the Year awards and counting! It started as a PC/Mac gane, and quickly became a huge hit for people of all ages, all around the planet. You'll need to think fast and plant faster to stem the zombie attack that's coming on pretty much every device and platform known throughout history. (Description by Plants vs. Zombie website)