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Some shots of a raging wildfire going on in my area. Dubbed the Holy Fire. It started two days ago in Trabuco Canyon, Orange County, CA which is less than 10 miles from me. It's the first time I've lived close to an active wildfire. This is just one of many wildfires currently burning California. It seems to be the new normal around here.
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Greetings, I'm still doing my #rgotrilogy theme off and on where I look at gaming trios and today's pick goes to Metal Gear Solid. Published by Konami, Metal Gear Solid is a highly acclaimed stealth action series by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima that first began on the MSX home computer and then moved onto the Nintendo Entertainment System way back in 1987. He then graced us with the first Metal Gear Solid on the original PlayStation in 1998. The first MGS was ahead of its time in terms of graphics, storytelling and gameplay. The series is well known for its stealth gameplay where you must traverse the stage without being seen and not enter an enemies' field of vision. Plot revelations are usually given via long speeches by NPCs and through your Codec radio a commanding officer. The series is also well known for its memorable and often comical bosses. You primarily play as protagonist Solid Snake, an agent for FOXHOUND. Metal Gear Solid 2 was released on the PlayStation 2 in early 2001 and was controversial for only having Snake be playable in the opening segment and playing as new character Raiden through the main game. Reception of his character was mixed by fans. Finally there's Metal Gear Solid 3, a prequel to the entire series and takes place during the Cold War in the 1960s, where you play as the original Snake who would go on to become Big Boss. I love this series, so much, especially the first 3. Believe it or not I haven't played too much of MGS 4 of 5. In my opinion, Metal Gear Solid 3 is on the shortlist of best game ever made, it's a work of art. The storytelling, the graphics and gameplay are all top notch, especially for the PlayStation 2. Check these games out if for some reason you haven't played these. which probably isn't a lot of you.
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Hello everyone, I'm here for a quick post and I'm still keeping my #rgotrilogy theme of posting various game trilogies and this time I'm looking at the Uncharted trilogy. Developed by Naughty Dog as PlayStation exclusives between 2007 and 2011, this action adventure platformer seeing the adventures of Nathan Drake, a young wise cracking treasure hunter who travels the world to find various ancient treasures.The game is an action shooter with lots of puzzle solving and platforming elements. While a majority of the time Nathan is alone on his adventures, he also has a rag tag group of friends who often go along in his adventures, mostly his mentor Sully, reporter and love interest Elena Fisher and femme fatale Chloe Frazier. As far as the game's basic premise and storyline is concerned it's really nothing more than a modern day Indiana Jones adventure story but when it comes to game design, shooting mechanics and platforming this game was ahead of the curve and changed the genre with many other games imitating it's formula (example being the Tomb Raider reboot games). One last aspect this series was known for was pushing the graphics to the absolute limits of the hardware. While it may look dated today the original game on PlayStation 3 was graphically impressive and they only got better and better with each installment when the devs had a better understanding of the PS3 hardware. This trilogy would eventually get an updated rerelease on PlayStation 4 along with a main fourth installment and one spin-off game. If you haven't played these I highly recommend checking them out. You'll have tons of fun.
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Okay guys, my Retro Corner is finally up and running!! I got 9 consoles hooked up to this one TV. How? Well first off the TV itself has multiple A/V composite inputs and from there I have two composite switch boxes that allows me to have 4 consoles going into this box which then feeds into the TV. The first channel I have are all the Nintendo consoles, starting with the NES, Super NES, N64 and GameCube, and the second channel I have all the Sega consoles; Master System, Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast. There's also a third A/V input which I have my PS2 hooked into, so that covers PS1 and PS2. So happy to finally get this going!! I feel at home again!!
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(Also, ignore the background noise on the first video, I had The Orville on as background while hooking these up!)
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My new retro corner, coming along nicely. Bought a new Sterilite three drawer chest from Target which can store all my controllers and light guns! However, I still have yet to do the hard part, which is hooking all these up! Its currently only setup for display only. Just like at my old place, I got my A/V switch boxes which will allow me to hook up nine consoles onto one TV all at once.
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Game collection and DVD/BluRay collection almost done. Just have to rearrange the PlayStation 2 section then put up the Xbox games. Then for DVD, I just gotta put up the J-Z titles!! It's getting there folks, pretty soon I'll have a complete home again. By the way... MOVING SUCKS!!!
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Hello everyone, I know it's been a long while since I posted but those of you who follow me know I just recently moved. So I haven't had a lot of time to write game reviews. But I'm back for now with another #rgotrilogy post, where I look at a series of games with at least 3 entries in a series making a trilogy. This time I picked a trilogy of compilations. It's the Midway Arcade Treasures series. Released between 2002 and 2004, this set features numerous classic arcade games by the now defunct Midway Games. The first entry consists of classic 80s Midway Arcade hits such as Joust, Paperboy, Spy Hunter and Rampage just to name a few. They all feature in depth histories on most games, cabinet artwork and developer interviews. Treasures 2 features most of Midway's fighting games and other hits of the early to mid 1990s like Primal Rage, Mortal Kombat 2 and 3, Rampage World Tour and Xenophobe. It's the only entry to receive an M rating from the ESRB due to the ultra violence of Mortal Kombat and NARC. Lastly the third entry consists of racing games. With hits like San Francisco Rush: The Rock, Hard Drivin', SF Rush 2049 and Hydro Thunder. It's an awesome little series to own if you still have a PS2 or original Xbox laying around. They're lots of fun and they translated and ported the games almost perfectly with some glitches here and there and some mismatched sound effects and music that Otherwise doesn't detract from the experience. Otherwise I say get your hands on these gems.
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Greetings everyone, sorry for not posting in a while, been busy packing and meanwhile my company makes me work late with after hours deliveries. Anyways, I'm back with my next post in my #rgotrilogy coverage where I look at game trilogies and we last left off with the original Call of Duty trilogy, so I thought I'd cover the Modern Warfare trilogy. Even though the first Modern Warfare is technically Call of Duty 4, it kicked off it's own series of stories about an all out war with Russia and an invasion of the Eastern United States. The first Modern Warfare was a breakthrough in the military FPS genre as it broke away from the traditional World War II setting, putting itself leaps ahead in terms of popularity and profitability against its competing series' like Medal of Honor and Battlefield 1942. From then on all military FPS games seemed to jump onto the modern war bandwagon, with varying degrees of success. Overtime however the modern warfare setting has gotten so saturated by COD and also by Battlefield that only recently have they begun to go back to the World War II setting to keep the series fresh (which I honestly find hilarious). Anyways, these games are well produced and the campaigns are well told and fun, but of course the main draw of these games are the multiplayer modes. I never played much of the multiplayer modes for these games back when they were relevant but I know the COD games are probably the most popular multiplayer shooter ever, besides maybe Halo. Anyways, I like the campaign modes of this trilogy and that's all I really care about. .
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Hello Instagram, it's time for another #rgotrilogy where I look at various gaming trilogies and today I've chosen the original 3 Call of Duty games. Long before the days of Modern Warfare, before the days of Black Ops and Infinite warfare, Call of Duty was just yet another World War II shooter that had to compete head to head with the Medal of Honor series, which in 2003 was the WWII shooter juggernaut. The first game released in 2003 by Activision and Infinity Ward for PC, was a great success with a good campaign and of course multiplayer. What Call of Duty did to separate itself as a Medal of Honor clone was that the campaign's story is told from multiple viewpoints. You play as a British, American and even a Soviet soldier. Call of Duty 2 expanded upon this when it was released in 2005 and was also a launch title for the then brand new Xbox 360 which helped set the standard for online multiplayer shooters making online console gaming finally be on par with PCs. For you young kids who're playing Infinite Warfare or WWII, but were too young to remember the series' roots, you should check these out.
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Good evening everyone, I might've packed all the games but this doesn't mean I can't continue my #rgotrilogy coverage of games with three or more games in their series. This time I'm taking a look at the Sonic the Hedgehog games on the Sega Genesis. The Sonic games as of late haven been up to what they used to be and what's left of the series that's good is mostly thanks to the huge nostalgia factor and that nostalgia is due to these three games. As we all know Sonic is the face of the Sega brand and was meant to be the direct competition to Nintendo and Mario. But while Mario became Nintendo's mascot through natural progression, Sonic was created specifically to become a mascot character. But how are the games? These first 3 games are extremely well made platformers and despite what Sega's marketing department might've tried to shove down out throats back in the day, it isn't the blast processing and fast paced action that make these games create. It's the level design, the characters, the memorable music, the gameplay and the graphics that made Sonic the icon his is today.
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*breathing intensifies* HOLYFUCKINGSHITI'MSOEXCITEDOHMYFUCKINGGAWWWWDDD! A NEW WOLF GAME AND A NEW DOOM!!! YAS!! Oh yea, and of course honorable mention to Rage 2. God bless you Bethesda! Single players matter!
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It begins! I've started packing up my collection. Girlfriend and I are moving to a new place at the end of this month. Lots of boxes to pack up my 700 games. I love having a huge game collection but it's a bitch to move. Can't wait to see what's in store at my new place and what my game setup is gonna be like!
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