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WWE Elimination Chamber 2012 Results

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

 

WWE PPV

Elimination Chamber 2012

19th February

Results

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Match 1 – C.M Punk vs Chris Jericho vs Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz vs Kofi Kingston vs R-Truth (RAW Chamber match for WWE Title)

R-Truth eliminated by Punk

Ziggler eliminated by Jericho

Kingston eliminated by Jericho

Jericho unable to continue after being kicked at the back of the head by Punk

Miz eliminated by Punk

Winner – C.M Punk

Match 2 – Beth Phoenix vs Tamina Snuka (Divas Title)

Winner – Beth Phoenix

Match 3 – Daniel Bryan vs Big Show vs Great Khali vs Cody Rhodes vs Wade Barrett vs Santino (World Title Chamber Match)

Khali eliminated by Big Show

Big Show eliminated by Cody Rhodes

Rhodes eliminated by Santino

Wade Barrett eliminated by Santino

Santino eliminated by Bryan

Winner – Daniel Bryan

Match 4 – Jack Swagger vs Justin Gabriel (US Title)

Winner – Jack Swagger

Match 5 – John Cena vs Kane (Ambulance match)

Winner – John Cena

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Overall – The two chamber matches were the best matches of the PPV, the Divas match was actually decent for a change but the other matches was just shambles, the Cena/Kane match didn’t really do much for me and fell flat, same for the US title match, if it weren’t for the chamber matches, this PPV would be just poor!

 

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Konami announces Metal Gear Online termination

February 15, 2012 1 comment

Konami have announced today on their Facebook page that the Metal Gear Online game, after 4 years since it started, is to be terminated during the summer this year, here is what Konami said in their recent post on Facebook:

“To start off, we would like to first thank anyone who participated in Metal Gear Online for their four years of dedicated loyalty and support. It was because of your support that this project was extended an additional year longer than initially planned.

We are going to be rolling out a series of small closures starting March 21st and ending with theshutdown of the central servers June 12th on the 4th anniversary of the game’s release.

On March 21st the MGO Online Shop will be closed.

The following month, on April 24th, the Expansion Packs, Preset Codec Message Appeal Packs and Reward Shop Equipment will become available for download for free. New character registration will be unavailable after this date.

Finally, on June 12th at 11:59PM JST (4:59AM PST, 7:59AM EST), the servers will be shut down. 

You’ve snuck, shot, CQC’d, won, and lost against fellow operatives all around the world creating friendships and rivalries we hope you’ll cherish long after the servers end, and from the entire staff at Konami and Kojima Productions, we thank you, and hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Taken from the official transcript at the MGO website: http://www.konami.jp/mgo/us/hd/event/information.html

“METAL GEAR ONLINE” was included with “METAL GEAR SOLID 4” and launched on June 12th 2008.However, we regret to announce that online service will draw to a close on June 12th 2012 after four years of service.

Thank you to everyone for your loyal support of METAL GEAR ONLINE.”

It is sad to hear about that, many people loved Meat Gear Online almost as much as the actual Metal Gear Solid 4 game but after 4 years.

I am surprised it lasted this long, Konami even said that the game was extended by a year and now they are slowly closing the curtains on this game, so if you are still playing the game, try to make the most of it as come summer time it will be closed down for good!

Assassin’s Creed III release date already confirmed!

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

 

I was just looking through some gaming websites, just for some usual intel and I found this interesting piece of evidence for the upcoming UbiSoft game, Assassin’s Creed III.

I found this information just today on the vg247’s website and it says about the release date of the game and the scenario for a possible story plot, below is what is said on the website:

“Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed III will be released on October 30.

The date was given in a financial call to investors today. Details regarding the game are minute at this point, but it will star a new protagonist. Various locations have been rumored over recent months, with Egypt, China, and America during the Revolutionary period the running favorites. The French Revolution has also been mentioned.”

The information on the game’s release (Alongside Far Cry 3) is actually supposed to be released tomorrow in Europe but this was leaked sooner than Ubisoft expected.

So far from what I’ve read up, Assassin’s Creed III is set for release on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and possibly PS Vita, so everyone will get a chance to play this, I’m very curious on what it will actually be about….

TNA Against All Odds 2012 Results

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

TNA PPV

Against All Odds 2012

12th February

Results

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Match 1 – Zema Ion vs Jesse Sorensen (#1 contender for X Division title)

Winner – Zema Ion via count-out

Match 2 – Robbie E vs Shannon Moore (TV Title)

Winner – Robbie E

Match 3 – Gail Kim vs Tara (Knockouts Title)

Winner – Gail Kim

Match 4 – Matt Morgan & Crimson vs Samoa Joe & Magnus (Tag Titles)

Winner – Samoa Joe & Magnus

Match 5 – Austin Aries vs Alex Shelley (X Division Title)

Winner – Austin Aries

Match 6 – A.J Styles vs Kazarian

Winner – Kazarian

Match 7 – Garett Bischoff vs Gunner

Winner – Gunner

Match 8 – Bobby Roode vs Jeff Hardy vs James Storm vs Bully Ray (TNA World Title)

Winner – Bobby Roode

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Overall – The first half was a mess and if you are curious on the condition of Jesse Sorensen, since he took a really nasty bump to the neck, he is in the hospital with a fractured C1 vertebrae in his spinal cord, which sounds very painful but he is regaining feeling in his arms and legs so thats something, poor kid though, he is only young and had to suffer like this.

The best match of the night was easily the X Division title match by a long way but the PPV as a whole wasn’t exactly great

Mass Effect 3 Single Player Demo First Impressions

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Having managed to redeem the Mass Effect 3 demo early, I thought I’d just share my views on the single player demo since multiplayer isn’t really my strong suit, I’ll try not to spoil the story itself if I can but there isn’t exactly alot to say about the story since it almost jumps right into the action with the tutorial bit of the game but first the demo itself….

If you are one of the lucky ones to redeem the demo early, I dunno if it’s just me but apparently connecting to EA servers is not online yet which could be the reason why I couldn’t access multiplayer feature but this is about the single player mode so lets move on shall we!

Now at the main menu, you pretty much have limited choice anyway, it’s just single player and options menus you can pick, once you choose to get started, you have a choice to become the male or female Shepard so after you picked your sex of the character, you will be taken to a menu with 3 ways to play Mass Effect 3….

THE ACTION EXPERIENCE 

Option 1 is the Action Experience in which conversation options are thrown out of the window and become part of the cut-scene rather than you making a choice which I think is the best way to play this demo, get thrown right into it without having to worry about the choices you make.

Although, this means that the story is only a “One-Way Road”, with the game making all the choices for you, you might not end up doing what you may think is necessary, switching between good and evil choices, at least thats what I may think to believe, the difficulty and such are all auto-set to default standards (Even if you set the difficulty before playing this option!) but it can be adjusted from the options menu

 

THE ROLE-PLAYING EXPERIENCE 

 

The role-player experience is, basically, for the average Mass Effect player who is more used to how the game normally plays, this is the best option for new players or veterans of the series due to it’s originality and keeping to how Mass Effect should be played, the difficulty and options are set to what they were before you started this choice so if you had this on casual for example, this option of play won’t change it

The RP option gives the best of both worlds without being too aggressive with the fighting and you choose which path you wish to take, passive or aggressive type, like I said, this is probably the best option overall if you want a bit of everything…. Which I am sure most ME fans are these days!

 

THE STORY EXPERIENCE

 

The story experience is mainly for those who love a good story telling, if the action option is for “Less brain and more brawn”, then story option is the reverse, more focused on the choices you make during cut-scenes rather than the fighting, although you will still fight the majority of the battles regardless, the difficulty and such in this choice from what I played in the demo seemed to be set to an easy difficulty so you won’t have to worry much about being in a tight squeeze

This experience option is mainly for beginners if I’m honest, if your a soldier type or similar in this option, you are pretty much a tank, you can charge senseless and it will take alot for the enemy to take down your shields so you can focus and what choices you should make next during the next cut-scene, etc.

 

The gameplay itself has changed a bit since the second game, graphically, it’s the best looking of all 3 games but this demo isn’t without a few bugs and glitches, such as enemies getting jammed into walls and ornaments when killed or blown into a rag doll. The health part of the gameplay has changed a bit also, you have five health bars, as you take damage beyond the shield strength, if your health goes beyond a bar, that bar won’t be able to recover unless you use a first aid kit so if you take too much damage, your health won’t regenerate much at all which can make the game a little tricky in harder difficulties.

The controls in this demo are a little chunky and hopefully should be resolved in the full game about a month from now, aiming is a little clunky too but again hopefully resolved in the full game of Mass Effect 3. They have added some new powers, the ability to use grenades, new weapons to use and a new type of melee, you have you bog-standard quick melee strike but there is now a new, harder hitting, close combat attack, holding on to the melee button releases this heavy hitting attack.

If your a soldier type or similar, you will unleash this awesome plasma hand blade like weapon which springs up and impales the enemy, it’s surprisingly satisfying to finally see it in action from all those trailers about it, if your a so called “Mage” or magic type or similar, your character just releases a powerful close range shockwave which is pretty deadly I must say, useful for when you need some breathing space.

The action of the single player demo consists of two areas of play, first one is pretty much the tutorial and beginning of the game, doesn’t take long until you are jumped right into the thick of it, but most of you will learn this part pretty quickly. The second part is in a slarian home planet where you have to help good old Wrex obtain something, this is the “Action” part of the demo, you will experience most of the fighting here and fight a mini boss but I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to spoil it all now!

Overall, the demo’s main goal is to offer you a bit of everything without spoiling too much and if you can see past some of the clunky controls and a few bugs in it, the demo does show how amazing Mass Effect 3 can be and it’s barely a taste of what’s to come, I’m very VERY looking forward to this game, sadly it might be the last of the series which is a shame indeed but it will be going with a very load BANG!

The demo is officially released on Tuesday the 14th February on Xbox 360 with it possibly out the next day for Playstation owners on PSN (Or SEN as it’s going to be called from now on) with the full game of Mass Effect 3 being released on March 6th in the US and 9th of March in Europe so there is still chance to pre-order the Collector’s Edition (Which I have pre-ordered!)

Oh! On a side note, if you have downloaded or thinking of downloading the demo to Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, having a quick play on it will unlock a special armour to use in the full game of Mass Effect 3, free armour is always good armour!

Ziedrich’s Diary – The day draws near

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Less than three weeks from now, it will be my wedding day and as some of you can imagine, it can be stressful times running round in circles telling the church, reception, etc all the details of what’s going on and such.

Recently we just had our bands read out at church which was very relieving for my fiancee, got another two more lots of those before the wedding can actually begin

Preparations are almost done but it doesn’t help my nerves, for such a special day it always puts you on edge as you don’t want anything to go wrong, especially being so close to the day

A week before our wedding is my parents silver anniversary which is nice, off to theirs for the weekend for a party and then a day after our wedding is our tenth anniversary so it will be a double special weekend for us!

In terms of honeymoon is to go by, haven’t come up with anything solid yet although a week as the seaside resort is a nice idea so we are looking up hotels nearby at the moment, should be able to find a place before the big day!

I’m going to stop it at that for the moment, I’ll write another diary blog post when I get chance!

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