Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Skryim PC Framerate Boost

It seems that one of the latest hit games, developed and released by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, has been reported for certain minor glitches, some are even invisible. This is due to the fact that a game, of such high standards, only runs at 2 GB of RAM, which causes a block for higher end machines such as Alien ware computers for example. This is because these higher end machines can run this game at a much higher rate, which would increase graphics and game play. So as an addition for better game running machines, Bethesda released a download which is available to all PC gamers, which increased the framerate of your Skyrim game, as well as fixes all those minor glitches. 

Download Available Here ---> Skyrim Framerate Boost!

This is a zero risk procedure, and is very easy to download and put to use. The download contains only one .DLL file which is placed in your Skyrim directory. If something DOES happen to go wrong, the file can simply be deleted, but so far no problems have been reported and all users that have completed this download have noticed a skyrocket in performance.

Stay Wett.

Xbox Dashboard Update

As all of you Xbox players may have noticed, there's finally a new Dashboard update! It looks 
complicated at first, but after a quick run through it, you'll get used to the new look, and its a 
good one. The new Dashboard brings a more high tech, futuristic, and organized feeling to the Xbox. Some new features include:

  • New personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile
  • Beacons and Facebook Sharing
  • Enhanced Family Settings
  • Integrated voice and gesture controls across the dashboard and in apps
  • Bing voice search (Available this year in the US, UK and CA)

The new Cloud Storage device (Available to Gold members only) will increase usability of the console over the years, while the Voice and Motion Search capabilities have been greatly enhanced, and are much more smooth. They also do not require a Kinnect system, which is still needed for certain games. Without it, Voice controls can still be acted on through the use of the Xbox 360 Headset. A guaranteed pleaser for all users, this update is the start to the next steps for Xbox 360 technology.

Stay Wett.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

What is Rocksmith? A Milky game review

Sup everyone, been a while since my last post but I've been trying to scrounge up some money to buy a new game to review for you all. So for those who don't know I work in the video games section at a futursehop, one day while doing the facing I saw a game called Rocksmith. To be honest I had never heard of it before, so I picked up the box and got to reading. Super cool concept for a video game not gonna lie, and since then I've been trying to save some money to buy it.

Now for those of all who don't know what Rocksmith is I'll give a little description. Rocksmith is a video game made by Ubisoft, it's essentially guitar hero... But wait, there's more. What makes Rocksmith differ from Guitar Hero, is that you play an ACTUAL guitar. WTH right?

So last night I picked this game up and to be honest, at first, I almost planned on staying home and playing all night rather than going out with some buddies. The game is actually super fun and it puts a whole new twist on playing guitar. The game comes equipped with a cable to plug in any electric guitar through USB into your xbox or ps3. The game features over 50 tracks, most of which are pretty unheard of but that's usually the way  it goes for new games, I'm hoping for some good DLC in the future. Don't get me wrong, the game still offers some sick track by Queens of the Stone Age, The Rolling Stones, Muse, Chili Peppers, and even one of my personal favorites, Nirvana, just to name a few. To me, learning how to play these songs on real guitar, while trying to hit a high score, is just a super cool concept. Even if you've never played guitar too much, and you've got one gathering dust in your room, this game is definitely worth checking out.

Amazingly, playing songs isn't the only thing you can do with this game. It has a couple other cool features. One feature being mini-games, sounds childish but surprisingly these video games actual help to strongly improve your guitar skills including palm-muting, sliding, and many more. And lastly one of the coolest things you can do with this game, turn any T.V of yours into a fully functional, fully customized guitar amplifier. Think of the money you save on effects pedals... What's also cool is you can choose which guitar to use, it basically takes your guitars input sounds and virtually makes them the guitar that you chose. I personally find this a fucking awesome tool for any guitar player, the ability to create your own sounds and just jam out.

Now with all that being said, the game obviously has its downsides. For starters, it's not a simple pick up and play game, like Guitar Hero. Remember the first time you played Guitar Hero? Overwhelmed by 5 colored buttons, imagine 21 frets, multiplied by 6 strings... For anyone who's never played guitar this just sounds absurd. I've been playing guitar for quite some time now, I'll be honest I'm not great, but I'm not bad. It definitely gets confusing and takes some getting used to at first, but it doesn't take away from the overall fun. One more thing I didn't like too much about this was the virtual guitars you have to choose from. As I said before this is actually a sick idea, but the only guitars you can choose from are Epiphone. Now I'm not hating on Epiphone, I learned how to jam on an Epiphone and that's actually what I use to play this game :P But I mean if you're gonna put in a feature like that, you should put some sick sounding guitars that people normally wouldn't have in real life, some examples being Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, Flying V's, Schecter, anything but Epiphones. Then again, we have to realize no big company was gonna put money into this game just yet, it is still new and has to prove itself first to the gaming community.

So in conclusion, if you have a guitar and have either lost the passion to play it, or just wanna try out a new sick game idea, and not to mention you've got 90 bones to blow, Milky highly recommends you check this game out. 90 bucks may sound like a lot but you gotta think of the money you're saving on effects pedals and well, you can't put a price on enjoyment, can you?

And lastly, the Milky quote "I used to say 'sex, drugs and rock and roll.' As long as there's sex and drugs, I can do without rock and roll." -Mick Shrimpton, Spinal Tap

Stay Wett

Friday, 25 November 2011

Soul Calibur 5: Trailer

Probably my favorite fighting genre series of all time, Namco and Project Soul release their fifth installment of the Soul Calibur series! The series comes with great graphics, great gameplay, an amazing story, and truly amazing characters! Although I am just a little bit disappointed in the overall characters in Soul Calibur 5, the game is still a must play! By the way NOT all the characters have been released yet. So if your interested or haven't played any games from the SC series, I strongly recommend you do. 

Here's the SC5 trailer:

I will be releasing character reviews and a final game review for SC5 in the future. The game comes out January 31st, 2012!
In the mean time, 
stay Wett.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

"The Knowing" - The Weeknd (Official Music Video)

Hey guys, check out the The Weeknd's newly released music video (Just released today actually) for "The Knowing". Directed by Mikael Columbu who flew out from Paris to Toronto in early June to meet up with The Weeknd.