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robcarroll93

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robcarroll93 is now one of two admins including myself, I plan to add new gaming bloggers to the site and help improve it by being more active

Thanks for the help!

Graphics – Then and Now

Have you ever noticed how the graphics of some games seem to age well in time (Mario Bros. anyone?) and others seem to painfully fossilize? 

What is the key to timeless game content that keeps its player base years after its release?

Probably the best examples of this are online MMORPG’s due to their active community and history online, they compete against other MMORPG’s and will usually update their graphics as time passes by.

A great example of a game that hasn’t needed much graphics update is Nexon’s Free MMO “Maple Story”. 

Maple Story has been able to keep its classic 2D scroller RPG style of play timeless since its release  in May of 2005 and 7 years later its still just as fun to destroy mushroom shaped monsters and enjoy its casual gameplay.

An example of a game that suffered from ageing graphics is one of my favorites, JaGeX’s Free MMO “RuneScape” 

It has since recovered due to its HD graphics and Full Screen option for members, however during its long period of terribly aged graphics (along with the removal of PvP and limited trading options) the game literately lost players buy the millions! 

This brings me to another point, updating a game frequently can be good for all games but if can cause problems when you mess with the delicate balance of innovation and comfort of what players are used to.

As another one of our posters (Rob Carroll) brought to our attention, some game developers *cough* SONY *cough* are trying to eliminate the possibility of  buying used games for a fraction of the price.

I was personally able to buy Modern Warfare 2 for $20 used a while back when it was still selling for $60 new, it worked fine as if it were new but it was about 66% cheaper.

The last thing a needs in order to survive the test of time is a strong community, those who support the game, those who make clans and guilds, those who make YouTube videos, and those who connect with the game developers to bring a stronger alliance of players are essential to keeping them alive and well.

As I end this post I would like to strongly thank Rob Carroll for keeping this gaming blog alive while I have been working on other projects, I am going to return to EnemyHQ but could not have kept it up and running without your support, thank you 🙂

Alienware – Is it worth it?

Love PC Gaming?

Since I got my Alienware Aurora 5 days ago I thought I would do a post about Alienware computers and talk about some of the pros and cons!

Price

When your talking about Alienwares the price is usually what shys people away from them like they’re an… alien!

Although they are usually very expensive there are cheaper ways of getting them such as looking for discounts and coupons, or using ebay.com and craigslist.org

For example my Aurora averages for a minimum of $2000 on the Alienware website, however by looking on craigslist I was able to get it for less than half the price ($900) and the guy threw in a free HD screen, Logitech G19 Keyboard, and Razor DeathAdder mouse!

Performance

Odds are if your thinking about getting an Alienware your getting it so you can play games on high settings for maximum domination!

Lucky for you Alienware is great with high specs such as RAM, Hard Drive Space, intel processor, Windows 7 (optional), ect.

Design

Except for the new X51 most Alienwares do take up some space as they are a little larger than most PCs (to handle what they can do) but do come with a few bonuses!

They are made to easily modify with better and newer parts as time passes, they do this by easily allowing you to remove the case (usually without screws at all!) and let you access the inside of the computer, also they feature their signature alien head logo and a series of lights around the computer which you can customize as you like from the alienFX app on the computer.

Overall

Although it may be cheaper to build a custom computer with similar specs, it is a wonderful machine that can handle what ever you throw at it!

I recommend getting one as long as you can find one for a great deal such as ebay or craigslist (maybe even amazon)

Happy gaming!

🙂

EHQ Mini Giveaway!

Since tomorrow, February 6 is my birthday I thought it would be fun to give you guys a little giveaway!

It’s just a small giveaway but its free and easy to win so hang in there!

We will be giving away 3 apps from the apple appstore for free!

We will “gift” you the app as a code you can redeem to download the app for free on your apple device.

3 different winners will be chosen to select any of the following apps:

Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Seasons, Fruit Ninja, Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots, Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump, Bejeweled, Run Roo Run

Code is a USA iTunes code only, does not work in other countries.

How to enter:

Send me an email to

Jp@enemyhq.com

 

For the email topic set it to “EHQ Birthday Giveaway”

and leave me a little birthday message and tell me what app you want to win from the list if you are chosen 🙂

If you are one of the 3 random winners we will reply and send you the code which you can redeem from your apple device to start downloading your app

Family Guy Online?

Is it going to be “friekin’ sweet” or an epic fail?

This is a very questionable move by fox, is it really such a good idea to take a perfectly good comedy and give it their own online game?

Leave your comments below and tell us what you think!

Bastion Game Review + On Sale!

Today I’d like to bring to your attention a hidden gem if you will, a fun game

that is not that well known… Bastion!

This game is available of different platforms including Xbox Live Market Place (On Sale this week for 600 MS Points) and FREE on Google Chrome Webstore

(Chrome version is not the full version of the game)

Sh!t Gamers Say to Their Girlfriends

Hint: use this video as a guide on what *not* to say to your girlfriends… if you have one

(we all know you don’t)

Can You Hear the Music?

What gives gamers the complete experience gamers have come to know and love?

Is it all in a good story? Great graphics? Great gameplay?

All of these are true but what most gamers don’t think about when playing games is how to music usually relates to the scenario of the moment during a game.

This is similar to how a movie will start playing slow, sad music after a character dies, or when fast and exiting music starts playing during a moment of action.

Aside from games like “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” players often don’t think of the music being added to the enjoyment of the game.

Next time you go to play your favorite games (especially games like Halo) be sure to take notice and experience the game by playing to the beat and really get into it!

You may find certain games to be more enjoyable when you play along with the rhythm of the music!

Leave your comments below, what are your favorite songs in gaming?

EnemyHQ Compatible with More Devices!

EHQ launches to more platforms!

Be sure to check out EHQ on all your apple devices including iPads, iPhones, and iTouches!

also works on most mobile phones and smart phones

EHQ now supports a wider variety of platforms!

Capcom Misspells Name of Game on the Box!

Capcom is now aware that they have made a typo error on the spine of the box for their new game “Resident Evil: Revelations”, however they misspelled the word “Revelations” on the box and instead wrote “Revelaitons”. Capcom has announced that they will be correcting this error for all future copies of the game and also that they are working hard to replace copies of the games that gamers purchased and replacing it with a correctly spelled copy.

Will these misspelled copies possibly become rare or collectible? Misspellings such as those found on USA coins can turn out to be worth hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars!

In other news please welcome the newest EHQ blogger, Rob Carroll from RobCarrollGaming.blogspot.com!

If you are interested in joining the EHQ Team then Contact Us on our “Contact Us” page.