Archive for September, 2011

Dust off your Blasters, SWTOR has a Launch date!

Posted in Games, MMO, SWTOR with tags , , , on 24/09/2011 by arthur1977

Well it finally happened, BioWare and LucasArts announced a launch date for SWTOR of December 20th 2011 in North America and December 22nd 2011 in Europe.  They were also kind enough to finalize the subscription fees: 1 month for $14.99, 3 for $41.97 and 6 for 77.94.  This is very happy news for everyone who has been following this game for years!  It’s a great date for me because it gives me time to finish my to do list and still have a month to play Uncharted 3 or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

All that is left now is to sit back and wait,


Dealing with Depression

Posted in Life with tags , on 15/09/2011 by arthur1977

Michael Landsberg put out a very personal article talking about his depression and what happened to his friend Wade Belak.  It is an amazing piece that I think everyone should read as it deals with a problem that is rarely talked about that affects more people than we realize.  It also brings up another issue that our generation has to battle with and that is how the advancement of telecommunications is replacing personal contact and our ability to really see how are friends are doing.

I know in the darker times of my life it was always helpful taking to friends, and I have been luck to meet some amazing people.  Thanks Michael for offering people a place to go to seek guidance for this very serious matter.

SWTOR Pre-Order… Check!

Posted in SWTOR with tags , , on 11/09/2011 by arthur1977

Well my financial situation won over my inner Geek and I pre-ordered Star Wars: The Old Republic Standard edition Friday night on my way to a friend’s house.  There are lots of great items attached to the CE but I could not commit the cash, I think the extra money would be better spent on subscription fees.

Now all that is left  to hear is when I can log on and create my Scoundrel.  See you online soon Guardians!

Resistance 3 Multi Player

Posted in PS3 with tags , , on 07/09/2011 by arthur1977

 I bet by the end of the first week I will have a horrible kill to death ratio. 😛

Look me up if you are playing and want some easy kills!


Arthur’s top 10 PS3 games

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , , , , on 05/09/2011 by arthur1977

After listening to the recent Podcast Beyond (#204) where the crew discusses the list of IGN’s top 25 PS3 games I was inspired to write my own top 10 list.

I obviously have played a lot less games then the Beyond crew so I based my list on the 30 to 35 PS3 games I have played.

Arthur’s PS3 list:

1. Uncharted 2
2. Dragon Age 2
3. Resistance: Fall of Man
4. Transformers: War for Cybertron
5. Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow
6. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
7. Fallout 3
8. Infamous
9. Just Cause 2
10. Final Fantasy XIII

I expect this list to evolve over the next few months depending on how much time I actually have to game. With the releases of Resistance 3, Deus Ex, Skyrim, and Uncharted 3 my list might be vastly different in just a short few months.

Let me know what you think. I am always open to suggestions about other games to play.

Vive le Resistance…..3!

Posted in Games, PS3 with tags , , on 01/09/2011 by arthur1977

I have to admit I am really looking forward to picking up my copy of Resistance 3 on Tuesday.  The main reason for me looking forward to the release of R3 is the fact that they went back to having split screen multi player functionality again.  I enjoyed beating the first Resistance a lot more then the second release because I did it hanging out with a few friends playing split screen. 

The fact that R3 has that option again is AWASOME!  I already plan to head over to a friend’s house next Friday night and donate some trophies to his PSN account (he really needs them).  The online Co-op is another good selling point for me, one of my oldest friends now lives in Brussels and it gives us the chance to game again together as we get caught up.

Thank you Insomniac!  I plan to enjoy many hours of killing Chimera 🙂