Archive for September, 2008

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

September 17th, 2008 | Category: Gaming News,Star Wars

The sound of a plastic bag is heard as  a copy of  Star Wars The force Unleashed is taken out of  a bag and then opened. A shiny new game, one that was expected for many months as fans  all around waited for Gamestop to sell the game right as the clock hit midnight. For months people have seen the clips on the famus site Youtube. Watching as the game was taken to new heights sense the hits of Knights of the Old repbublic.



As the game starts there is the classic three paragraph synopsis that has forevr been etched into memory for those who love the  Star Wars saga. Right off, the start of the game starts off with a bang. Playing as Darth Vader you take control and head to the wookie homeworld where you confront one of the last few remaining Jedi. It’s there were the story turns and the futrue starts. The start of the beggining of the end.





Now I won’t blow the whole game. That would be unfair for those who have yet to start playing it. It’s not a  very long game with a play time of about nine hours. Yet the player has the option to go lightside or darkside, giving the player two seperat endings. Going lightside is the actual ending that leads up to the orginal movies made in the sevinties and eighties. In actuality, you have a total of 18 hours of play. Yet who can tire themselves flinging stormtroopers off catwalks or slamming them into the floor and bulkheads?


 The game itself has a very good storyline overall.  There are secrets to match and puzzle sections. It has a god of war feeling  when the player kills the enemy as the  lifeforce comes back to the player and keeps them from dying.  One of the few things that are difficult as I found out is jumping across  broken bridges and other falls that lead to death.


All in all the game is worth buying. The graphics are beyond what I had expected. If you play it with the xbox 360 I recomend that. The Wii version  is a bit difrent as you have the whole experience difrent with using the other controllers.  Force Unleashed is really what the title is. I highly recommend this game to everyone. If only to try it once.  Those that don’t have this game and have thre Xbox 360 and have Live; You can download the free demo and check it out. The power of the Force is truly Unleashed with this game…..

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*Pictures taken from  Google Images*

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Hurricane Season 2008

September 14th, 2008 | Category: News

As well all have heard, this years hurricane season has been a very active one.  The three names for this year that strike out in memory the most are Hanna, Ike, Gustav and Fay.  The most recent, Ike, has been said to be the more dangerous sense Hurricane Katrina three years ago that bashed Lousiania and Mississippi.

 Hurricane Ike entering the Gulf (Hurricane Ike Entering the gulf)


 Now we all hear from experts on how dangerous these storms are. The stories from those are plastered onto newspapers, the internet and the news. I can tell you from my own experience that these are not something to mess with.  I am one of the many survivor’s from Hurricane Katrina here on the mississippi coast.  After it hit  you hardly ever heard anything abuot us. It was all about new orleans. Yes, the levies failed. But from lack of taking the proper routs to prevent such a disastor.  These monsters effect everyone.  Gas prices having gone up in the past week from Ike are insane.


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These disastors are not something to be “oh well, it dosen’t matter.”  I have heard from many people that arn’t directly effected that they don’t care because it’s not them. It’s silly to think like that when it could be them.  Gas prices effect these monsters just like troop deployments effect the circulation of the american Dollar as well as gas.  It’s on the news everyday. These seasons are no more diffrent, especially when the hurricanes hit land and effect other states. As is Ike right now effecting The Great Lakes region. As is, this is only a perspective form one person. I have been there. Evacuated twice now and came cllose to loosing everything three years ago. Hopefully the rest of this year will be quit for storms. In the end, you can only hope mother nature takes a breather. In the end, you can only hope your ready.



* Pictures are from Google Images*


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Astral Guard

September 12th, 2008 | Category: Interviews,News

Recently, I was looking at the roster and I clicked on VEEC just to look at who all was in it. I was looking at it when I noticed something called the Astral Guard. I was curious about it so I asked around and found out that the best person to ask would be Riel Fury.

Hunter: What exactly is the Astral Guard?

Riel Fury: It was a small group of privateers in the pay of the VE that performed things that the VE couldn’t be linked with like piracy, sabotage, etc.

Hunter: Who formed it?

Riel Fury: Me primarily. I got assistance from Fury and Tal on some of the planning stages and a little help from Darkhawk as well.

Hunter: When and why was it formed?

Riel Fury: Ummm…. don’t remember when exactly. The why was we were bored and we thought it’d be cool. It was a handpicked group of members that were going to really focus on good storytelling.

Hunter: Why is it not active?

Riel Fury: Well… RL and laziness got in the way.

Hunter: What plans are in store for it?

Riel Fury: Ummm… none really. I was toying around with bringing it back, but decided against it.

Hunter: Why?

Riel Fury: Mainly because I don’t think the type of person who would excel in that situation are numerous enough in the VE right now.

Hunter: Who would excel in that? And by that, I mean why would they excel? Would they need certain skills?

Riel Fury: Most people need to be browbeaten into posting, or think that their posting is for a certain reason (a la getting promoted, or winning a comp, etc.) and, frankly, not enough people have the writing skill necessary. You have to want to write a good story just to write a good story and while those members are to be found, most of them have so much on their plate that it’s not feasible to get them to do it.

Alright. Now that we know about the Astral Guard, we can hope that it will reopen sometime in the future.

Until next time everybody. Goodnight.

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