Since I have joined ROI Media a few months ago, I have started to return to my pc roots by getting back into gaming. What gaming you may ask? Pc gaming my friend – and seriously at that.
At ROI Media we play Counter-Strike during lunch most days as well as very often after work while we wait for the traffic to die down. This has always been my favourite game and playing it so often again has lead me to reignite my passion for gaming and it really has got me burning to get back into things with a bang.
After having a LAN with a few mates I was hooked again. There was something missing however. I couldn’t work it out, but it didn’t quite feel like the old days. It turns out that I couldn’t satisfy my desire with the same old games.
I was missing something to match my new found vigour for gaming. I wanted to try new games, I wanted to play online and I wanted to play all types of games. Obviously this isn’t something that just anyone can do by going out and buying a load of games online, but then something truly majestic and beautiful happened.
When the guys over at Exclusives got hold of me I was a little confused. I thought that they were a book store, how could they help me with getting back into gaming? Well apparently, it turns out the book giant also has an online game store, and they were prepared to offer me some games. Dream. Come. True.
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce the latest sponsor of Captain Awesome – Exclusive Games
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Call of Duty: Black Ops
It is finally here! Released today, Call of Duty: Black Ops is the latest release in the Call of Duty line of games. Oh how I have been waiting for you my sweet Call of Duty! I was a huge fan of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, but this is the one that I am most excited about for some reason!
What do you mean you didn’t pre-order it! Go buy it now from Exclusive games! Read More
“To celebrate our upcoming gaming service: WAGE, we are inviting passionate Cape Town gamers to wage some real life paintball combat against Web African and Organised Chaos employees. [...]
The Paintball event will take place onSaturday the 12th of December from 9:30am till 19:00pm and will be completely free of charge – just like our gaming service. Combatants can also look forward to a braai with drinks and a prize giving after the games.
Entries are limited to the first 60 gamers, so be quick to sign up if you are over 18. Full details will be given out along with the event invitation that will be sent to participants email addresses. If you have any questions about the event please post them on our forum.
See you on the battle field…”
Sounds absolutely awesome! I think this is a really clever idea from the guys over at Webafrica, and it was extremely smart to link it to OC! Smart bunch of marketing guys. I wish I could go, but I am in Plett still! This reminds me of some Xtreme Sports! Read More
I picked this up from engadget the other day, and found it quite interesting. I thought that they had already done this, but obviously not. I wonder how it will impact things, and if it will allow AMD to kick on and try and take the market by storm.
“It looks like the final step in AMD totally subsuming ATI has been taken. The company announced a reorganization around four specific pillars: products, future techology, marketing, and customer relations. The restructuring also marks the end of Randy Allen’s tenure, as the SVP of the Computing Solutions Group has decided to leave for unspecified reasons. ATI holdover Rick Bergman, who had also be head of the subsidiary known internally as the Graphics Product Group, will head up the products division with the goal of unifying the GPU and CPU teams (not necessarily the products). We highly doubt this means ATI branding is going anywhere — it’s far too valuable for AMD.” Read More
So Rock band and Guitar Hero are really taking the world be storm, and in these tough economic times, another title is being pushed out to maximize the green.
The Beatles: Rock Band
The game is set to be released on 09.09.09, and EA have finally dropped some details regarding the game. The game will include the usual microphone and stand, but this time there is some added bonus content. Ooo. The real ‘kicker’ is “a Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums, complete with a classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head.” Excuse the pun, but that actually caught my attention with me being a drummer myself. Funnily enough, I have never played on one of the Rock Bands. Any one know if there is a big difference or if they are any good?
Anyway, those in the US will have to pay $249, Europeans paying €199 and Britons paying £179. If you pre-order the game, and are in North America or Europe, then you will accepted into a special club which will “receive breaking news and access to exclusive game elements including art and behind-the-scenes footage directly from MTV Games and Harmonix.”
Will this version continue to be such a success or are they starting to milk the franchise dry? Only time will tell.
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