Long-awaited return imminent!
- K7

Sunday, November 21, 2010

K7's Guides - Building a Sniper in New Vegas - Part 2

Here we have the continuation of the How-To Guide in creating a Sniper in Fallout: New Vegas! After covering the basic Stats and Skills, this part will cover not only the useful Perks for any aspiring Sniper, but also suggestions on how to select the perfect Followers and Weapons to keep yourself out of harm's way! Be forewarned though, this one is a longer one than Part 1!

Disclaimer: The guide I will be providing is but one way to effectively build up a Sniper. Given the nature of New Vegas, and the playstyles of different people, I’m sure there are additional ways at creating one of these. Also, note that this guide is using the stats and attributes of a potential Max Level character. How you get to this point is up to your own discretion, as this is merely the guide for a final product. I will also do my best in this guide to bring you an effective sniper build while also allowing as much freedom as possible.

So, for all you aspiring Snipers out there, click "Read More" to proceed!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

K7's Guides - Building a Sniper in New Vegas - Part 1

Well, after looking through some of the stats on the site, I noticed a bit of a trend with the searches that navigate here. It seems that many of them are searches looking for guides or how-to descriptions on how to be a sniper in a few games. I can’t really say I am too surprised at this given the site’s name, my name, and how I play many games. So, I figure that I could share some tips on how to be effective at sniping in a variety of different games! In all honesty, I was planning on doing something like this for a while now, but kept having to push it back due to a review of a game, or an MLB playoff match. But, I digress; let’s get into the first edition of K7’s “How-To” guide for sniping!

Disclaimer: The guide I will be providing is but one way to effectively build up a Sniper. Given the nature of New Vegas, and the playstyles of different people, I’m sure there are additional ways at creating one of these. Also, note that this guide is using the stats and attributes of a potential Max Level character. How you get to this point is up to your own discretion, as this is merely the guide for a final product. I will also do my best in this guide to bring you an effective sniper build while also allowing as much freedom as possible.

Not that that is out of the way, let’s dig in to creating and maintaining an effective Sniper for Fallout: New Vegas! Click the “Read More” link to proceed!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops

The Call of Duty games, as a whole, have been massively popular amongst the populace, as they tend to offer a very enjoyable war experience and require with a more tactical mindset in order to succeed. From their beginnings with a seemingly endless source of Nazi combat during World War II, the CoD games have taken on a more modern approach to war in recent years, as the fighting has moved to the Middle East. This edition brings about a lesser utilized fighting theater as it takes place during the Vietnam War. So, get your combat boots, camouflage coat, and do your best to avoid open areas as we drop in to analyze Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Title: Call of Duty: Black Ops
Publisher: Treyarch
Developer: Activision
Genre: FPS
Rating: M
Systems: PC, PS3, 360, Wii, DS

ANNOUNCEMENT - Rating System Change

Well, as many have noticed in my previous news, my scoring system is a tad lenient, with the "Average" rating for anything ends up falling around a 7 to an 8, which is more along the lines to a system of grading found in most schools. I feel that this is becoming fundamentally flawed in terms of delivering the best review possible.

Therefore, I feel that I should revamp my system to have the "Average" for a rating fall somewhere around a 5 to a 6 for any given category. This way, Those games that are truly good can stand out a lot more, while those that are bad will show that they should be avoided purely due to the grading number alone.

So from this post on, expect the ratings of games to appear a tad lower than before, with most games falling into the 60s and 70s rather than the 80s and 90s as they have been. I will also slowly dig back through my old reviews and update the scores to be more along the lines of this system, though that will happen slowly over time, and some of the really good ones may even remain close to the same. For the most part, though, expect the game ratings to go down by at least 10 points on average.

I'll probably post an official listing of the grading system somewhere eventually.

~K7 out.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Goldeneye 007

There have been few games that have reached the plateau of fame as the N64's Goldeneye 007. Not only was it the best console shooter of it's time, it also completely revolutionized how console FPS games will be played in the future. All of the popular FPS games such as Halo and Call of Duty follow the format of Goldeneye in terms of UI and playstyle. Now, after over a decade of waiting, and now with the development of Eurocom, Goldeneye 007 has gotten it's own modern facelift and has been re-released on the Wii. So, grab your slick suit, your sidearm, and a shaken, not stirred martini and come along to see this new version of Goldeneye 007!

Title: Goldeneye 007
Publisher: Eurocom
Developer: Activision
Genre: FPS
Rating: T
Systems: Wii, DS

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game

Well, in accordance with the release of the movie, I figured that I would delve into the Video Game adaptation of the popular Scott Pilgrim comic series. With it's nostalgic style and gameplay, this game looks to not only appeal to the older gamers who grew up with this style, but also deliver a taste of the older style of games to a whole new generation of gamers. With an established storyline in the comics, the art direction of Paul Robertson, and a killer soundtrack from Anamanaguchi, can this game live up to the hype? Well, grab your coat, gather up your guitar, and remember to bring your Loonies as we delve into Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game!

Title: Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Genre: Beat ‘em Up
Rating: T
Systems: PS3, 360

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rock Band 3

After a couple years of waiting, and a few smaller individual band releases, we finally have the latest main edition of the Rock Band series! With the addition of a new instrument, as well as the introduction of the pro mode, Harmonix attempts to continue it's streak of excellence as they attempt to bridge the transition between playing a game, and playing a real instrument. So, grab your mic, tune that guitar, and beat that drum as we try to become superstars in Rock Band 3!

Title: Rock Band 3
Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix
Genre: Music
Rating: T
Systems: PS3, 360, Wii

Monday, November 1, 2010

Left 4 Dead 2

In honor of the Halloween holiday, I figured that I would do a more horror-themed game review rather than the scheduled Rock Band 3 release, so you can expect that one later this week. So, for today, I bring you one of the more enjoyable zombie survival games out there as I delve into the apocalyptic story of Left 4 Dead 2!

Title: Left 4 Dead 2
Publisher: Valve Software
Developer: Valve Software
Genre: FPS
Rating: M
Systems: PC, 360

Friday, October 29, 2010

Final Fantasy XIII

After the ordeal that was Final Fantasy XII, the folks down at Square Enix bring to the populace the Thirteenth installment of the Final Fantasy series. With a brand new story, a new cast of characters, a fantastic soundtrack, beautiful graphics, and a new twist on the battle system, the game looks to bring some of the luster back to a series that has withstood the test of time. So, grab a potion or two, equip your sword, and charge up some teenage angst; here we venture off into Final Fantasy XIII! Be forewarned, like the game itself, this is a long one!

Title: Final Fantasy XIII
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Genre: RPG
Rating: T
Systems: 360, PS3

Monday, October 25, 2010

MLB Playoffs - World Series

Well, it seems that both undercards won in the ALCS and NLCS, and as such, the Texas Rangers will be facing the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 World Series. Both teams were facing difficult odds if they were to advance, as the Rangers faced off against the defending World Series Champions in the New York Yankees, while the Giants were heading off to face the team with the best record of 2010 in the Philadelphia Phillies. Both the Phillies and the Yankees were slated to win and face each other in a World Series rematch, however, it seems the Rangers and Giants went out and defied the odds to pull off two tough upsets. So, let's see how these two teams got to this point, and see if the World Series prediction will turn out to be a bit more accurate!

- Matchup for the 2010 World Series -
Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas

Here we have the latest installment of the critically acclaimed Fallout series. With the creators of the first couple of Fallout games back behind the developing helm, and the Fallout 3 creators publishing the game, this one brings the storyline back out west to the desert wasteland of New Vegas! With the combination of the Bethesda gameplay mechanics and the established storyline and creativity of Obsidian, can this game live up to the formula that made the Fallout series so popular? We shall see. Gather your equipment, call any companions, and watch your back as we delve into the illuminated wastelands of Fallout: New Vegas!

Title: Fallout: New Vegas
Publisher: Obsidian Entertainment
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Rating: M
Systems: 360, PS3, PC

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Resonance of Fate

Here we have one of the latest JRPGs brought to you by the creators of Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile! Will this game achieve the same success as the other games by Tri Ace? We shall see as we follow the team of Vashyron, Zephyr, and Leanne as they attempt to make a living on the steampunk world of Basel. Here is Resonance of Fate!

Title: Resonance of Fate
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Tri-Ace
Genre: RPG
Rating: T
Systems: 360, PS3

Monday, October 18, 2010

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Intro

Another cinematic cutscene gem from Blizzard. Here we have the Cataclysm Intro Cinematic!

Share your thoughts!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MLB Playoffs - Championship Series

The first round of the MLB Playoffs are in the book, and boy do we have some good matchups on the way. There were two sweeps so far, where the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies took out the Minnesota Twins and the Cincinnati Reds respectively with little trouble. The Tampa Bay Rays made an early exit in five games at the hands of the surging Texas Rangers as the Rangers achieved a postseason series victory for the first time in the club's history. The San Francisco Giants pulled out an absolutely incredible pitching performance by their staff as they took down the Atlanta Braves in four games and effectively ended the storied career of one of the managerial greats of the game, Bobby Cox. Overall, the predictions I had were mediocre at best. I was correct in predicting the Phillies and the Yankees would advance, though not by the actual game margin. I said the Rays and Rangers would go 5 games and could go either way, but predicted that the Rays would come out on top, so I was incorrect there. I also was incorrect on the Giants and Braves result, where I said the Braves would advance in 5 games. Turns out, I didn't expect the Giant's pitching staff to absolutely silence the Braves lineup, and was very much wrong about all aspects of that result. So, 2 for 4 in advances, with none being the correct number of games. Anywho, let's get into the Championship Series of matchups where the best of each league go at it to earn a spot in the World Series.

- Here is the Breakdown of the matchups -
San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies
New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halo: Reach

I apologize for the delay. Been playing the hell out of this game to find out as much as I possibly can about it. But, I have taken a break from the gaming and MLB Playoffs to bring you all Bungies final release in the massively popular and polarizing Halo series before they hand the Halo reigns off to Microsoft's in-house developing studio! I bring you, Halo: Reach! 

Title: Halo: Reach
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bungie Software
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: M
Systems: 360

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MLB Playoffs - Divisional Analysis

In celebration for the MLB Playoffs, I figured that I would take a break from the usual video game discussion and reviews and go into some analysis of the 2010 Playoff picture! 162 games have come and gone for all teams in the 2010 Season, and the field has been whittled down to the final eight squads.

Here is the breakdown of the Divisional Series’ for the MLB Playoffs.
NL East – Philadelphia Phillies
NL Central – Cincinnati Reds
NL West – San Francisco Giants
NL Wild Card – Atlanta Braves
Reds vs Phillies
Braves vs Giants

AL East – Tampa Bay Rays
AL Central – Minnesota Twins
AL West – Texas Rangers
AL WildCard – New York Yankees
Rangers vs Rays
Yankees vs Twins

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Worms: Reloaded

It took Team 17 a decade to get out of their 3D/Console phase in regards to Worms, but we finally have a return to the Golden Days with Worms: Reloaded! Can the English developers reclaim the former glory of Worms 2 and Armageddon? We shall find out in today's review!


Title: Worms: Reloaded
Publisher: Team 17
Developer: Team 17
Genre: Strategy
Rating: E (10+)
Systems: PC

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Assassin's Creed II

Here is another one of my older reviews to help bridge the gap until I get enough of a review buffer to hold me over for a couple weeks. I will be aiming to get a new review up either on Wednesdays or over the Weekends.

Anyway, enjoy Assassin's Creed II!


Title: Assassin's Creed II
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genre: Action Adventure
Rating: M
Systems: 360, PS3, PC

Borderlands - First Impressions

For my first posted review, I figure I will post one that I made sometime last year while I gather up a few more reviews to build up a buffer. So, I bring you my first impressions into the FPS RPG known as Borderlands!


Title: Borderlands
Creator: GearBox Software
Publisher: 2k Publishing
Genre: FPS RPG
System: 360, PS3, PC