It's all in the plug

The skinny on the lowdown

Saturday, October 25, 2003 | 12:51 PM | by
Alright, here's the deal. For those of you wondering, CAD GameDay is still on for today. Unfortunately at the moment I'm dealing with some unavoidable issues that require my attention, so I am currently unable to solidify a schedule. I can tell you that today's GameDay will consist of three short sessions of America's Army, the Halo PC Demo, and some Savage retail. Exactly in what order, or what time they will start I probably won't know for another hour or two. But rest assured, I want to play some games with you guys.

On the bright side, an all night drink-and-game-a-thon, that started at 11pm last night, ended with an empty bottle of vodka and the completion of Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes at around 10am this morning. All in all I'd have to say the game gave us a good 30-40 hours of gameplay, and we only got 15 out of the 20 soul shards. For a co-op game, I have to say that's money's worth.

The skinny on the lowdown

Saturday, October 25, 2003 | 12:52 PM | by
CAD GameDay

Currently Not Playing






Alright, here's the deal. For those of you wondering, CAD GameDay is still on for today. Unfortunately at the moment I'm dealing with some unavoidable issues that require my attention, so I am currently unable to solidify a schedule. I can tell you that today's GameDay will consist of three short sessions of America's Army, the Halo PC Demo, and some Savage retail. Exactly in what order, or what time they will start I probably won't know for another hour or two. But rest assured, I want to play some games with you guys.

On the bright side, an all night drink-and-game-a-thon, that started at 11pm last night, ended with an empty bottle of vodka and the completion of Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes at around 10am this morning. All in all I think the game gave us a good 30-40 hours of gameplay, and we only got 15 out of the 20 soul shards. For a co-op game, I have to say that's money's worth.

Almost forgot...

Saturday, October 25, 2003 | 01:25 PM | by
Take a look at the CAD Exclusives! page. It provides you with all the information you need to know about donating, as well as what spiffy stuff you'll get in return!

Wow...

Saturday, October 25, 2003 | 02:28 PM | by
So I just fired up the Halo PC demo for the first time, getting prepared for GameDay. I went ahead and played a few games, and I never thought I'd say this about Halo, but it sucked. A lot.

It is now my personal opinion that moving Halo to the PC and putting it on the internet was a dumb, dumb idea.

I always felt the game moved a little slowly on the XBox, but it just feels like molasses on the PC. I'm not sure why I notice it more. Master Chief runs like my grandmother.

Perhaps it's just the change going from playing a game that I know and love, and am entirely used to playing in a room full of people that I know, shouting and joking at eachother, to playing online against a bunch of idiots who get pissy everytime you kill them, and who gloat like four-year-olds when they kill you.

For all of the stuff that they added for the PC version, I feel something is definitely missing.

So the fact that I don't want to be playing that game any more if I don't have to, and the fact that it only supports ten people per game, doesn't make it a good GameDay game. Consider it scratched.

However, at around 3pm EST I will log on to an Americas Army server and play for a few hours, then later on tonite I'll play some Savage for a bit.