This weekend I was all ready to avoid the Mass Effect demo. I didn’t want any spoilers at all, I wanted to walk into the opening of the game fresh so I could fully experience it as it was intended. I was doing a good job of avoiding the demo too, until news came out that the PC version was available for download and my resolve disappeared. Less than an hour later I was playing the PC demo...[Read More]
I LOVE STAR TREK. I love Star Wars, but I LOVE STAR TREK. I love Firefly, but I LOVE STAR TREK. I love Stargate, but I LOVE STAR TREK. When I discovered that the Paramount appointment my darling wife Lindsey had on her schedule for last year’s E3 was primarily for a new Star Trek game, I traded her any of my appointments that she wanted to get my ass in that chair. I can’t recall which...[Read More]
I remember sitting in the crowded aisle of the Microsoft press conference at E3, watching the presentations with mixed reactions. Some I just could not care less about if I were paid to care less about them, while some filled me with childlike glee and anticipation. When Tim Schafer of Doublefine took the stage to present Once Upon A Monster, the Kinect based Sesame Street co-op game, I remembered...[Read More]
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s chief weapon is fun…fun and creativity. Its two weapons are fun and creativity…and excellent graphics. Its three weapons are fun, creativity, and excellent graphics…and wonderful sound. Its four…no… Amongst its weapons… Amongst its weaponry are such elements as fun, creativity, excellent graphics, and wonderful sound. …I...[Read More]
At E3 this year, BioWare Executive Producer Casey Hudson narrated a roughly 30 minute demonstration of Mass Effect 3, which is due out in March 2012, to groups of journalists and retailers. While I will go on at length about the demo let me just say that I was floored by the presentation. The theater looked like the shuttle interior from the previous game, they were running the game on a 72̸...[Read More]
During E3 I stood for a long time waiting to play a single game: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine. I am a huge Warhammer nerd and have been playing for a quite a few years now, so getting the chance to try the game hands on was a real treat for me and something I could rub into the faces of my friends. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Warhammer 40k started out as a miniatures table-top war game w...[Read More]
If you’re a longtime reader of Marooners’ Rock, you know that I’m not a fan of MMOs. If this is your first time reading Marooners’ Rock, hello. My name is Lindsey and I am anti-MMO. Now, I’m sure that, based on this current admission, you’re wondering why I am writing an article about an upcoming MMO. The answer is simple: TERA kicks ass.
I’m going to go a bit hipster on you right now. Before it was mainstream and popular, I read comics. Before it was mainstream and popular, I ran around on the playground pretending Rogue was my girlfriend and adamantium claws were popping out of my fists. Before it was mainstream and popular, I was collecting and trading Fleer Ultra cards with my like-minded friends. I am a X-Nerd, and I can...[Read More]
Before I rant on BioShock Infinite I would like to thank 2K for the pie and hospitality. I would also like to add that the food was a reasonable substitute for the Playboy bunnies you had last year. If you read this, I would like the name of your caterer. Anyway, enough about the pie and on to Infinite.
Nintendo pulled a slightly expected fast one on the crowds of people at 2011 E3. In the chaotic mess of E3, through the thousands of people swarming around, and the hundreds of games being presented, there was new hardware being presented, only one year later after Nintendo announced their new handheld, the 3DS. The Wii U, the next generation unit from Nintendo, was announced this year to the publ...[Read More]
Call of Duty has never really been my forte. I like the single player, but the multiplayer is brutal for me. I get my ass handed to me every time I log on, and the only way to get better is to, well, get my ass handed to me some more. This doesn’t mean I don’t respect Call of Duty. I loved almost every entry, but I do think the series is going stale for me. We aren’t here to talk about CoD as a wh...[Read More]
At first glance at the specs of the Admiral series of NOX headphones, you’ll wonder what audio source it can’t output. Truth is, there isn’t much it won’t play. With an optional NOX-custom Android OS on board, it’s upgradeable and customizable in a way that’s unique for headphones.