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The Future of FPS games

It is incredible to think how far first-person shooter gaming has evolved over the years. It all started with Battlezone in 1980, but the big game changer was Doom released in 1993. To play it now you would question the dodgy controls and questionable graphics but back then it really put FPS on the map.

We’ve gone a long way since then with Duke Nukem, Half-Life, Quake, Halo and Call of Duty bringing use into the 21st century with amazing weaponry. But, with the number out there at the minute, how can the genre evolve positively? The key is creativity. Maybe you prefer strategy pc games where outcomes change and it isn’t a generic storyline that you can predict.

Bungie Reveal Possible Halo Reach DLC

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Oops! Looks like someone at Bungie will be getting a slapped *insert body part here*.

Whilst discussing Halo Reach on the official Bungie blog, screenshots were posted up in an attempt to assist players in the task of installing Halo Reach to their Xbox 360 hard drives. Those screenshots happened to show the achievement points tab on Bungie’s own dashboard and those points don’t add up to the same Gamerscore points tally that comes with the retail game alone. This has led many to predict the release of downladable content for Reach in the near future.

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Halo Reach leaked almost a month before launch


The highly anticipated Halo Reach is set to be released September 14th. That hasn’t stopped pirates from leaking the game earlier. Someone was able to acquire the game from the Microsoft servers and has shared it across the web, for others to download.

The game, distributed by Microsoft Game Studios was developed by Bungie Studies, like the previous games in the Halo franchise. As of yet, Bungie haven’t commented on the leak however, Microsoft have said they are “aggressively pursuing the violators”. They want to combat piracy and warn that, modding your console will void the warranty, as well as having the console banned from Xbox Live. This remains a top priority for Microsoft, who also want to make Xbox Live, more secure and safer for the 25 million Xbox Live users there are.

The annoyances of being a ‘Girl Gamer’

 

Since joining up here and interacting with several other girl gamers, I have learnt that I’m not the only female who can sit and play a game for hours on end and enjoy that feeling of accomplishment when you finally finish a game.  It’s common knowledge that the gaming industry and all things game related is a mans world.  But what I’m writing about today is how being a girl gamer can sometimes cause problems when playing online.  I’ll also be sharing afew of my experiences of being a girl gamer. 

Halo 3

Okay, so last weekend I FINALLY got up to major grade 2.

Moments later

I jumped with joy and humped the air like some horny teenaged loser. I called my husband and told him I finally did it, and then played for 5 hours straight after that.

Two days later

I downloaded the new patch with the new achievements and was totally excited. I then got online and noticed that my rank was gone, I looked at my service record and saw that it was still there before I started pulling my hair out.