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Gears of War Anvil GateWith the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts’ stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll—but it’s nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can’t handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they’d left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege—Anvil Gate. 

via Gears of War: Anvil Gate by Karen Traviss – Trade Paperback – Random House.


Well I played some games I had sitting around yesterday. I played Borderlands for a bit. I finally made it to level 15. I tend to switch between games very often which usually causes me to take a while to finish them. The games in rotation currently are Mass Effect 2, BorderLands and Assassins Creed. The latter being I need to finish it before I can start Assassins Creed 2. All of these games are very enjoyable and the stories are very compelling. I sent a twitter message to RockStar Games hoping they send me a copy of Red Dead Redemption so that I can review it and well essentially play it. As the case with everyone, the cash is pretty tight and usually tied up in other ventures like… bills. Now I would forgo paying them but I have a feeling my wife would have a few choice words for me if the phone got cut off but I had a shiny new game. But anyway, maybe they will send me a copy but chances are with the thousands of requests they get, my chances are slim to none. I have heard great things about Red Dead and I like westerns so eventually I will get this game (one way or another) and I am sure I will enjoy it.

I am trying to work on my achievements since I haven’t broken the 10k mark yet. not really sure why this matters to me but it is a challenge and I love to tackle a challenge. I will probably squeeze in some more gaming this weekend as it is supposed to rain off and on. I just got FIOS installed so I am looking forward to see how the online multiplayer is when playing Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3.

I am also getting ready for Comic Con next week in Philly. So like I said check back and I will try to have some pics or video up from my trip there.

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 This is complete BullShit!  The game companies are making a boat load of cash off of initial sales. If a game is sold used, it WAS once sold new.  This is how every industry works. Honda does not get a cut from used Honda sales at a Ford dealership.  Dreamworks does not get a cut when blockbuster sells the movie used. If game companies want a piece of the used game sales then they need to open up their own stores that will buy and sell their used games. They are trying to double dip. When you sell a game you are selling all the rights to that game back to gamestop. Which means that the rights get passed on to the next purchaser and so on. EA is basically saying that instead of getting an online pass for all their sports titles you have to pay an extra $10 for each title. they have the right to do this but charging extra for online is absolutely wrong. We pay for internet, Xbox Live service and now we have to purchase rights to EA’s servers? I think not. I can see Microsoft and Sony both pushing back on this as it will affect their numbers. If you can’t play Madden etc online then what is the point in getting Live or the soon to be Premium PSN Network? If EA puts Gamestop out of business then they will also affect their own sales numbers. They shouldn’t mess with what is not broken.
If EA wants people to stop buying used games then they should shut down the servers to the old games, forcing users to play on the new game servers. I am all for giving freebies when buying new but don’t charge a price for online play access when we are already paying for it through Microsoft/Sony (eventually).
If everyone starts charging for online play then we the players will find other means to play together online for free and will forgo paying for Xbox live and PSN. Individuals will create their own servers and host peer to peer matches through system link. Or hack the consoles to bypass xbox live and PSN. the closer the consoles get to being PC’s the easier it is to play without paying. Remember it hasn’t been that long since we were all playing Halo together without xbox live multiplayer. The game industry needs to remember that as well.