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Game 18: City of Heroes/Villians

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by chachisays

So, You want to be a super hero? You honestly think you have what it takes to strap on the boots and the tights(in my case, lack of tights) and get out there and use your powers to defeat evil? Wait, what? you don’t have powers? Well, what the hell are you doing here? Go roll around in some nuclear waste, get caught in a science experiment gone awry or something.

Well, I hate to break it to you but you cant be a super hero in that sense. You can out and make the world a better place, but it doesn’t involve costumes and incredible powers. Lets face it this is the real world and if you rolled around in nuclear waste you’d probably die or something.

BUT through the power of Video games, you too can be a super hero or villain depending on your real life alignment.

This is My Super hero: Captain Awesome No Pants. The name was too long for the game so they shortened it to Captain Awesome NP. Still kind of catchy.

So City of Heroes/Villians is exactly that. The story goes as such:

Paragon City is a fictitious city located in Rhode Island in the United States. The city itself is divided into several smaller neighborhoods that have varying villains and progressively higher levels of villains within them. The arbitrary divisions between zones are explained by the presence of “War Walls”, powerful forcefields derived from alien technology which are used to defend various areas of the city. Heroes set out by dealing with low-powered street gangs in the initial zones, working their way up to fighting increasingly dangerous threats—such as organised crime, corrupt corporations, hostile aliens and supernatural terrors—even eventually entering other dimensions to fight supremely powerful villains.

Like many other games before it, it has won a ton of awards but nothing incredibly awesome that deserves mention. Except a most improved award. The game was released in April 27, 2004. It continues to have expansions and increase the level cap and exploreable areas.

In my experience it took just as long to install as World of Warcraft did. the only differences what so ever is the theme and difficulty. Heroes is a tougher game than wow. I spent 30 mins or so leveling so that I could complete the first real mission. Getting gang banged by radicals is not fun yo. Everything about this game is more in depth. Character creation is like woah. it took a good 20 mins to create the character and that’s not counting the costume design. Picking powers, background move set. extensive. Here is my super hero id though.

Chachi Says: When all said and done, I kind of want to be an already established super hero. It made me feel like a cheap male knock off of storm when I was done, and trust me it didn’t have the same effect.

Game 17: Ultima Online

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by chachisays

Game 17: Ultima Online

To say that this game was the first MMORPG would technically be a lie. There have been other mmo’s. This was the biggest and first recognized MMO. Released in 1997. Holds 8 Guinness World records included: First MMO to reach 100,000. Longest running MMO. And i havent verified this yet however im pretty sure that it’s the mmo to have a player set a world record. “First and Only Person to Kill Lord British”, which was done by a player named Rainz during a server reset which turned off his invulnerability.

King British is an NPC he is an in game Persona of the series Creator.  There are a lot of story lines that evolve around or start with this character so he normally is not one that any character can out right kill. According to wiki though there are ways to set up a death of King British in every expansion. Some you can rig a plaque to fall on him, you can poison his bread etc etc etc.

So i started playing this game.

first off, it installed a lot quicker than most mmo which threw me off, Until i started playing.

The graphics in this game are right where they started. In 1997.

It wasnt what i expected but i played on.

I played for 2 hours. and for 2 hours i did escort missions. if you know me or if you are a nerd, then you know, NERDS HATE ESCORT MISSIONS!!!!!!!!!!

After two hours of learning the unorthodox commands and escorting people all over the area i stopped playing.

The game however has to be given respect. It got there first. #1. The other games had to prove themselves in comparison to this game.

They have since released countless expansions and have updated the graphics in the newer versions. its still a top down but they have been cleaned up and sharper.

You can try a free 14 day free trial of the original or the new one over here at http://www.uoherald.com/ . Give it a shot. cant hurt to visit the past.

Chachi Says: That game is responsible for where we are in the world of mmo. No matter how good or how bad that world turns out to be, this game led the way! Give it a shot!

Disclaimer: UO is not sponsoring this post nor probably knows im doing it. But if they want too that would be awesome!

Game 13: Quadradius and Game 14: Desktop Tower defense.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by chachisays

Game 13: Quadradius and Game 14: Desktop Tower defense.

Hello again! I know it seems as if we are just chugging along through this journey, but I assure you they wont always be up this quick, its just easy to get a quick assessment on the last 14 games because of the types of games they are.

Game 13: Quadradius

This game is available over at http://www.quadradius.com. Two man team and they’ve gotten some pretty good reviews from some big sites in the 5 years they’ve been around.

Now, I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of an accurate description to tell you all what this game could be compared too or what it is. The only thing that I could think of for it was Futuristic Space Checkers!

Each player starts with 20 “checkers” on an 8 by 10 board. The object? Capture all of your opponents pieces. However, there is no diagonal moving, you can move forward backwards and side to side one square at a time. They also drop “powers” or power ups around the board to well obviously to give you powers to use to destroy your opponents pieces. There are no kings or anything equal to that so move where ever you have to, in order to straight pwn your opponents n00b a$$ and all that jazz. Now the game lets you play as a guest which lets you experience the full game, however you can also sign up for a subscription which takes away the name length limit and the GUEST it adds to whatever you type in. Just like all competitive web games you will have to deal with players that take their sweet ass time in hopes of boosting their stats with an easy win. Enjoyable for a while but I wouldnt pay for a subscription. However, I am only one person. Give it a shot.

Game 14: Desktop Tower Defense.

This game was launched in March of 07, and surprising made 100k off of 40 m loads in the first year. Makes me wish I was a game coder…. The game is so simple yet so addicting. You can get lost for a few hours.

Anyhow, The game goes as such, Desktop TD is a fun flash based puzzle / strategy game where you have to protect your desktop from invaders by spending money on attacking pieces and building a maze for them to follow. Strangely addictive yet stress relieving… how many levels can you survive?

Weapon placement and upgrading is key to longevity. This game was a huge influence on tower defense games to come. A game in which graphics really dont matter because people will play. This game still gets a pretty decent amount of hits on a per hour basis. You can go to http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/News.asp and view the up to date stats for each hour.

Statastic Stats for the last hour Current Number of Players: 191 Games Played: 1071Scores Submited: 42 Towers built: 0.05 MillionCreeps killed: 0.9 Million, this is from the hour I was writing this. Noon, on 3-4-11.

Chachi Says: sometimes the simplest game can suck you in. You’ll keep trying and trying until you run out of time. Then you may come back, you may not. either way, these games served their purposes.

Game 8 and the end of the text adventure!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by chachisays

So here it is, the game 8. the ocho if you will. The finale of the text adventure section of this journey!

Game 8: Eamon

Now this game, this game was epic for its time. This was the social media of Text adventures. Dont follow me? Dont worry, ill explain soon enough.

Here is the story:

Eamon casts the player in the role of a free-wheeling fantasy adventurer who undertakes dangerous quests against numerous enemies in order to earn riches and experience. Home base is the Guild of Free Adventurers, an association of heroes on the mystical world of Eamon, a vaguely Medieval place awash in magic and populated with strange creatures. Most adventures take place in the dungeons, castles and forests of Eamon, though some occur on other worlds or in different eras.

Though influenced by such fantasy environments as The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons, Eamon generally avoids stories, situations or other game elements that are particularly serious or complex, instead seeking to create an engaging, genial mood through quick play and in-jokes. Individual adventures, created by a wide range of authors, vary from the artful to the campy.

So this story gave you the settings. Place environment. etc. You gave it a character. Created by you customized by you. it was yours. To put it simply this game was the computer version of D&D. If your character died, gone. there were tools to ressurect it but you couldnt always count on that. there were general storys on the main disk called the  “Main Hall” used to manage your characters and play preloaded stories. Here is where the social media part came in. Others could give you adventures to run with your character. there are over 260 documented authors for these adventures and probably more that werent public. Innovation at its greatest. Released in 1980 forthe Apple II and atari.  Developed by Donald Brown and is and always was Free Domain.

This game was redone in 1999 for windows and is available on the iphone through ibasic.

Chachi Says: Thus endeth the Text adventures part of this journey. You ahve to know where youve been before you can figure out where we are going. Great fun. and the next section will be Online games. Which will be games 9-20! stay tuned! Tell me what you think so far! im interested in your thoughts and experiences with these games!

Daddys got a brand new bag….Er phone… or something.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by chachisays

New CHACHI SAYS THE VIDCAST! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

In this weeks episode i talk about my new G2 and show it off a bit.


everybody loves new toys! and every body loves Fun and Games!

On thursday if you recall people on twitter started guessing as to what im up too and then just started making up rumors. With the hash tag #chachirumors

I egged them on and well i ended up trending in pittsburgh for a short time.

Here are some of the good ones.

Here are some of the good ones.

Jenana37 The city of Pittsburgh will ask @chachisays to implode the Mellon Arena with the buttons on his Nintendo belt buckle. #chachirumors

chilla @ChachiSays wrote the code behind BOTH Facebook and Twitter along with the MP3 compression algorithm #Chachirumors #FatherOfTechnology

RizzIUP It was @chachisays who beat up those Sheetz paper towel dispensers, Jeff Reed just had to take a piss #chachirumors

 

MadMike4883 @chachisays doesn’t have to do-ooh-ooh a damn thing for a Klondike Bar #chachirumors

RT redacted @chachisays was Doink The Clown in WWF. #chachirumors

 

RT redacted The French word for “Chachi” is the same as the Aramaic word for “Atomic Elbow off of the third rope” #chachirumors @chachisays

 

daboftech_pub I heard @chachisays has the entire internet downloaded onto a floppy. #chachiRumors

Chachi Says: if you missed it, go back and search the hash tag and prepare to pee yourself laughing. Great Fun. Thanks everyone for an awesome game. Pew Pew Pew *finger guns*  Go be Awesome. and Tune in Monday. You dont want to miss it.

Public apology 2.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by chachisays

So last time I did this it was too a fictional character in a joking manner.

This time it’s a real person who I’ve held an unnecessary  grudge against, and really for no reason other than the methods in which he accomplished his goal. The worse part is I did not even say it to his face. and if I did he didn’t see or acknowledge further fueling a ridiculous battle that wasn’t worth fighting. Further Kudos to you.

The way he uses twitter is the same any one else does. Sends out links that make him laugh, entertain him or helps causes that he and others care about. So……….

Dear Ashton Kutcher,

I apologize for the relentless bashing I did of you and your use of twitter. For a while I was bashing you because of the way you gained the followers which you would’ve most likely gotten anyhow. I then stopped and realized that your use of twitter is the same as myself and others that I follow.

it was mean and irrational for me to behave in this manner.

Once again I Apologize.

Sincerely,

Chachi Says.

Chachi says:  Sometimes we do things and we don’t stop to thing about why we do these things. Give it rational thought and you may surprise yourself.