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Kerbal Space Program | Ep.1 | Setting up the International Sweet Tea Station

{ Posted on Mar 06 2013 by }
Categories : Gaming, Videos

After many failed attempts, I manage to launch a small space station into orbit.

Minecraft Shake

{ Posted on Feb 13 2013 by }
Categories : Gaming, Videos

Sweettea14 and Mebibyte do the Harlem Shake in Minecraft.

Scribblenauts Ep.1

{ Posted on Jan 31 2013 by }
Categories : Gaming

Tyler plays through the restaurant level.

Team Fortress 2 Episode 1

{ Posted on Jul 22 2012 by }
Categories : Gaming

Tyler, Zach, and Jacob of the Drink This Show team play TF2.

Civilization Let’s Play Episode 1

{ Posted on Jul 18 2012 by }
Categories : Gaming, Videos

The Future of Rock Bands

{ Posted on Aug 30 2010 by }
Categories : Gaming, Videos

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTS16klgqMU

Rock Band has become a very popular video game for the adolescents of today. But what does this mean for the future of bands? Perhaps this video may shed some light on the subject!

The Beatles: Rockband

{ Posted on Nov 17 2009 by }
Categories : Gaming, Tech

“Shake it up baby!”

We howl as we sing along to the new Beatles Rockband. The story mode of the game starts out in the Cavern Club with Twist and Shout. With each new venue, the music slowly progresses just as it did in real life. When you finish a song you earn pictures. There is a picture for getting three stars on a song and one for five stars, as well as one for finishing the entire venue. Once several pictures are earned, a rare video is unlocked of The Beatles doing whatever they do.

Instruments

The game includes Paul’s Hofner base, Ringo’s Ludwig drums, mic, and mic stand. The base is one of the most realistic video game controllers I have held. It has the length, the look, and the curves of a real Hofner base. When I started banging on the drums, they felt a little different, quieter, but different. After the first awkward song , I was getting the feel of the new drums and I was loving it. Unlike the first Rockband game, the base pedal in this one feels a lot sturdier. You might be saying, “What is so special about the microphone in this game?”. Well if you are just that far out of the loop, I’ll tell you. YOU CAN HAVE THREE PEOPLE SING AT THE SAME TIME! No! I did not stutter, you heard me right. It allows you to plug in three mics, all used with one controller. Anybody can sing any part they want. That way, certain people can be designated to sing different songs. The great thing about having the mic stand is that if you only have three people but want the have a full band, that one special person can sing and play an instrument at the same time!

Rating

I give it a 4 out of 5. It is a great game and The Beatles are amazing, but it won’t let you play other songs that you have downloaded for other Rockband games. You also can’t play songs you download on Beatles Rockband on other Rockband games.

Other than that, it is a definite buy.

The Future of Motion Control in Gaming

{ Posted on Jun 03 2009 by }
Categories : Gaming, Tech

This year at E3, the Big Three all announced some form of motion control in the near future. I think they all have their pros and cons.

Microsoft:
Project Natal looked very nice at E3, but it did appear to have it’s problems. The facial recognition seemed to work well, and the breakout type game did too. But the avatar movement seemed like it broke at times.

Nintendo:
Nintendo has talked about the Wii Motion Plus for awhile now, and it does seem like it may be worth it, especially if they package it with a good game like Wii Play. The fact that it’s not backwards compatible is a bit stupid, but it is about time they improved the control.

Sony:
I loved the original Eye Toy, and this seems just as amazing. The 1:1 movement worked well, and the many demonstrations of it all looked great! There weren’t many things that seemed broken with it, but they could go the wrong way.

Overall:
Every company seems to be bringing their all with this technology, so it will be very interesting to see which succeeds and which doesn’t do as well. Seeing as I have already invested in the Wii, I think the Motion Plus will add a lot to the immersion of the game. However, I like where Microsoft is heading, and a lot of my friends have 360’s, and I wouldn’t mind whooping them at a game of breakout!

Which company do you think is bringing the best motion control technology to the gamers? Leave a comment below with you thoughts!

Halo 3: ODST E3 2009 Trailer [HQ]

{ Posted on Jun 03 2009 by }
Categories : Gaming, Videos

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHk6znWyHPw

Assassins Creed 2 E3 2009 Trailer [HQ]

{ Posted on Jun 03 2009 by }
Categories : Gaming, Videos

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX3O1O5gLQw