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Finally, finished Halo 2 and I am quite pleased with myself! Been waiting long for this game, cause Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided not to release the xbox here in sunny SA. We had to wait for the xbox 360 or cough up some serious dough to import the  xbox and the games. But now that the 360 is available locally and someone was nice enough to lend us the sequel to Halo. So here are my thoughts on a game that everyone else already reviewed to death. I do not have the usual complaints like most other folks, like the pistol sucks, the ending was a let down, etc.

I liked the game because the gameplay was more or less the same to the original. The bad guys moved when I shot at them and shot back! Lots of fun that! No time to worry about why my pistol was knocking them dead after 1 shot. I mean the game had so much other weapons to choose from. The needler in Halo 2 is so cool and when dual wielded you just point shoot and run away.

Playing as the Arbiter is really cool too, cause now we get to understand why the covenant are so hell bent on getting themselves and everyone killed! Talk about a bunch of zealot nutcases! So now we wait for Halo 3 to finish the fight but will the fight really be over cause once the master chief stops the prophet, there’s still the flood to be dealt with and I doubt the flood can be bargained with. So now peace deal and the fight continues!

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March 2, 2007 Posted by | Games | Leave a comment

Xbox Live Stinks

I know what you thinking: This guy must be high or retarded. Or both, because Xbox Live definitely does not stink. And ya, you’re probably right.But at least allow me to explain.

If you are reading this from the States or the UK or one of any number countries Xbox Live is really sweet. If however you are South African like me, Xbox Live is like that really hot teacher you had in high school. She’d wear low cut tops and tight skirts and bend over alot. And man you’d stare and you just knew you were missing something really hot. Plus, she recently graduated from University, so she wasn’t way older than you and you’re thinking: I may just have a shot here. As soon as you try and sign up, though, it’s sorry you’re not my type.

What i’m getting at with this crappy analogy is that South Africans know how awesome Live is. We read about it. We hear you guys yuk it up on the forums and we want some of that to.

So we try to sign up. And bam!! Sorry not available to South African.

But its cool. We tweak our settings, pretend we’re from the UK, give a fake address so we can sign up and then enjoy our free monthly trial of Xbox Live.

And. It. Is. AWESOME.

Until the trial expires. So we decide we’ll pay up, ’cause man that Xbox Live is so worth it. But ’cause we pretended we were Brits we have to pay in pounds sterling. The exchange rate is not favourable.But there are a few rich schmucks who can pony up that coinage. I, however, am not one of them.

Simply put: Xbox Live stinks, ’cause i cant have it.

February 22, 2007 Posted by | Games | 1 Comment