VPH: Hey Bethesda, Thanks for Not Telling Me About Dishonored feat. Impervious Rex

How did ANOTHER game that is getting great reviews sneak under my radar? Clearly the marketing attempts of the various video games companies are not reaching me. IGN has got my hook up though, giving Dishonored an AMAZING 9.2 review score.  Maybe this will take the place of the Skyim DLC issues that the PS3 has been having, which based on the latest Twitter update from Bethesda, isn’t coming anytime soon. Bethesda’s even said “It’s our issue to solve, not the PS3’s or Sony’s“.

Now I’m following Bethesda on Twitter to find out what new games they’re releasing. Not going to let another gem slip through my net (ed. note: mixed metaphors much?)! I just don’t know how I can fit Dishonored into my rigorous schedule of FIFA13 and Borderlands 2. I may have to take an extended sabbatical…from life.

Damn you Bethesda and your open world, incredibly addicting, life sucking games.

IMPERVIOUS REX TAGS IN!

*A-hem* I really do want this game.  After Borderlands 2, it’s the game I am most looking forward to this Fall.  My previous M.O. has always been to try and track down a street-date breaking early release (which is actually fairly easy here in NYC) and just play a game ’til the wheels fall off.  However, this runs into direct conflict with my other video game M.O.: No New Games Until You’ve Finished The Current One.  I admit it: I can’t multitask my entertainment. I can’t play two games at the same time, I can’t read two books at the same time, I can’t date two girls at the same time (such a problem, believe me). So how do I reconcile my freakish, OCD-esque level of need to buy a game early with the fact it’s just going to sit on my shelf for an indeterminate amount of time until finishing whatever the current game of the moment is? Intense Therapy.

But it also helps when its a Bethesda game. Look , I love Bethesda. Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. But that shit was broken. Fallout: New Vegas was broken. Skyrim was broken. How could Dishonored be any different? I want it to be, I need it to be. I just don’t think it will be. So until I can gather a consensus that the game is playable for more than 15 minutes without it locking up, I’ll be content ranging across Pandora, picking up bazillions of guns.

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Check Out These Kills from the Upcoming Bethesda Game, Dishonored

I’ve got high hopes for this game and I’m expecting that it’ll be more than just a Victorian-era Bioshock clone.  It comes out on October 9th, which ensures that either I will not play it until 2013 sometime or I’m just going to have to blaze through Borderlands 2. On the other hands, I AM looking forward to exploding people with rats.

After the jump, you can watch the official trailer as well as some other play through clips. Continue reading

Weekend Links: I May Not Excel at Sports, but Posting Fantastic Links? That’s Where I’m a Viking.

– I’m not sure what your deal is, but I loved both Fallout 3 & Fallout: New Vegas (crippling bugs aside). The only reason I know Olney even exists is because I know it was lousy with Deathclaws in FO3. Well now you can get out your blue books and get ready to compare & contrast, because some mad genius traveled around to various spots taking pictures of places that appear in the Fallout games.  Brave man; hope he had a Power Fist with him.

– Fill ‘er up!  The 10 Best Board Games Available on the iPad. I keep meaning to buy Ticket to Ride but then I keep getting distracted by Magic: The Gathering 2013.

– Remember the other week when I raved about Batman Incorporated #2 Well much like the GENIUS LEVEL Watchmen annotation site (which is a must read, regardless of your familiarity with the series) Comics Alliance is annotating Batman Incorporated.

– You would think Superman would excel at the Interplanetary Olympics.  Turns out, not so much.

– Can I even begin to tell you how badly I want this:

It is I, Victor! the problem is, these comics are only available on a non-mobile platform. What good does that do me?  If it was available via iPad I’d be all over this. It would, in fact, be on like Donkey Kong. But no. Sads.

– Have an awesome weekend! I’m heading to the moon to play tennis with Don Cornelius.

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