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Sequels…those dirty little liars.

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Monday Aug 29, 2011.
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Have you ever played a game and loved the living jeep out of it? The whole thing just seemed to come together and it made you respect the company that created the game to the point that you could name everyone on the staff and followed their twitter? And then in their twitter feed one day, you notice that they are creating a new game! AND IT'S A SEQUEL TO THAT GAME THAT YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH!!!  SO, you watched the development process like a hawk, absorbing every screenshot and gameplay teaser until you filled up to the brim with excitement like Spongebob cooking a Krabby Patty in Goofy Goober Land with Patrick blowing bubbles in his ear and talking about friendship. You thus wait in line for it's release, buy it first in the entire world, and take it home to plug this sucker in!!! The title screen looks cool, but then nothing else does. 

 

When this happens to me I honestly feel a sense of overwhelming betrayal from the developers. I just want to cry in a corner and think about how terrible it is that  the stupid game was ever created. Oh wait, I forgot the Monopoly guy just reminded me, everyone is greedy in the world. Thanks Money Bags I totally forgot that. 

 

Totally not cool developers, not at all. But hey, who wants to be cool when they could bathe themselves in coinage everyday (BETHESDA COUGH COUGH)? Well here is something I think every developer should think about….how much money will you make off of angry fans? And with that I say good day and good night!

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Game Fuel

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Monday Aug 22, 2011.
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What keeps us gamers alive and well? What substances do we ingest to continue our pwnage of the lowly noob? Are you thinking Cheetos and Mountain Dew? Well that is not always correct.


My personal arsenal of energy is actually very different from the stereotypical game chow, but gives me the energy without the comedown. My gamer fuel consists of planters mixed nuts and green tea. Usually I get a gallon jug of my tea and drink it straight from the bottle; additionally, my mixed nuts come in a two pound bucket. The large quantities guarantee me my snacks pretty much whenever I feel the need, and, with a large desk space and mini-fridge, my extra boost is just an arm length away (if that).


Also, this is actually fairly healthy in comparison to the classic cheeto-dew and really I would suggest it to anyone. 


All of this said, I would love to know what you gamerDNA-ers like to snack on whilst you game. Leave a comment!

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Looks Like We’ll Have to Settle this...

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Thursday Aug 18, 2011.
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Or rather the fun way. As we are all very aware, Bethesda is being a bit of a bully to Mojang (the creators of Minecraft) because Mojang's new game Scrolls directly violates the trademarked name of Bethesda's Elder Scroll series. Totally stupid and unneeded,  and almost seems like a joke right? Well to Markus "Notch" Persson it is.

 

He has challenged the chaps at Bethesda to a Quake 3 battle to the death. The contest rules were as follows: each company would pick their best three warriors and one map to be pitted against each other at random in twenty minute matches with the team with the most frags at the end being the winner. If Mojang wins they will be allowed to keep the name "Scrolls" for their soon to be released  game title,  and if Bethesda wins, they will be allowed to give permission to any of the new proposed names that Mojangwould have to think of.  Read More…

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Mortal Kombat Stage/Babality/Secret...

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Friday Aug 12, 2011.
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Over the past month I have been playing a lot of Mortal Kombat, and I have  A LOT of things unlocked. That being said I noticed that there were a lot of holes in my fatalities lists. I went on an internet search to find out how to unlock these fatalities and was forced to do multiple searches to find them all. I decided to compile my findings for your searching pleasure. THIS IS GAMERDNA'S FATAL GUIDE TO KOMBAT!!! Read More…

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StarCraft II Mouse Giveaway version 2

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Friday Aug 12, 2011.
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There have been a few rule changes regarding the StarCraft II Razer Spectre Mouse Giveaway to make things easier on you users. The new rules are as follows:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. You must build a gamerDNA helix in game and take a screenshot of it (see title for gamerDNA helix example, or click anywhere you see “helix” in this post.)

2. You then must upload that screenshot to the StarCraft II gamepage on gamerDNA

3. Get people to vote for your screenshot

4. The screenshot with the most noms (votes) wins.

5. Contest ends Saturday, September 10th, 2011 @ midnight PST

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Put down your gun son.

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Wednesday Aug 10, 2011.
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So recently I did a lot of "soul searching" while thinking about video games, and I realized that I honestly am not a huge fan of shooters (with the exception of TF2 of course). I like the option of gun usage in a game, but aren't we all getting at least a little tired of FPSs'? Haven't we shot enough aliens, nazis, and commies? I have played my share of FPS titles since Golden Eye and although they have improved this or that they just seem to be the same. 

 

Maybe this is because I am a raving fan of customization and options. I like having gear, weapons, and playstyle that are completely my own. Even in the more modern shooters that allow customization you really aren't doing that much. Read More…

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Diablo III…..I think we all need it.

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Wednesday Aug 10, 2011.
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This game has no official release date as of yet, but open beta is starting soon…..WHAT A TEASE!! The shape of the final game will be greatly influenced by beta user feedback, and although it isn't the full game it promises to be fun stuff. The game is already appealing due to it's pretty graphics and interesting playstyle, but what really sold me were the diverse and interesting classes available. For once I actually wanted to try all of them with the exception of the Wizard ( I have never liked using magic, it feels kind of cheap.). The classes are as follows: Read More…

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Daily Game: Breath of Death VII

Posted by Colton "CAPTAIN PLANET!" Travers on Tuesday Aug 9, 2011.
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If you've ever played a classic RPG, you will love this game. It is pretty much every single RPG you have ever played, rolled up into one sarcastically funny game. It is a turn based fighting game (of course) and has some kind of silly things you need to look for. One thing is if you are trying to just skip through leveling up, you'll actually find yourself at a little bit more of a disadvantage than if you paid attention. For example, when you level up you are given two options of what skills you want to raise or ability learn, BUT a lot of the time they will say something like 12×5 hits for -10 mana or 14×4 for -10 mana and if you aren't paying attention you will probably go with with the one that seems to do more damage. If you think about it though, you'll notice that the first option does 60 damage and the second 56. 

 

This game is a parody RPG, so obviously it pokes fun at the genre. It is actually a pretty funny game, and well worth the 3 dollars combined with Chutlu Saves the World (another fun game.) on Steam.

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