E3 Wish List

E3 is coming up incredibly fast, and I (along with the whole gaming community) can’t wait to see what games are going to be on display. Today I figured I’d make a list of the top 10 Xbox games that I’d like to see more of, or for the first time if that’s the case. Enjoy!

1. Assassin’s creed III
2. Halo 4
3. GTA V
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
5. Resident Evil 6
6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
7. Skyrim DLC
8. Mass Effect DLC (new ending?)
9. Diablo III for Xbox
10. A Kinect game that will actually make me want to buy a Kinect

I also figured I’d throw in a couple games that, although they most likely won’t be talked about at E3 (or anywhere for that matter), I’d LOVE to see them. However, if they did happen to be there, I would be quite happy (and by quite happy, I mean I would go pretty much go insane).

1. Mirror’s Edge 2
2. Half-Life 3
3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3
4. Bioshock: Infinite (This one just won’t be at E3. I’d still love to see it though…)
5. A Kinect game that will actually make me want to buy a Kinect

Do you have any games you’d like to see at E3? If so, post them in the comments section below! Also, make sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. for updates on my latest posts as well as posts on what I see at E3 next week! Just search for “xboxopinions” or click the symbols at the top right of this page!

BLaK xEntertainmentx: MW3 Infection Spots

Do you play MW3 infection? If you do, then you should check out my cousin’s latest post on his youtube channel, BLaK xEntertainmentx. He’s going over the best and latest infections spots that have, as of right now, not been patched yet. This video will definitely help you survive longer, so I highly recommend watching it!!!

BLaK xEntertainmentx youtube channel

On a side note, if anyone would like me to review a game I’ve played, check out my profile (BLaK xASSAULTx) on Xbox Live to see what I’ve played (I’ve played a lot). I’d be more than happy to let you know if a certain game is worth playing or not!

New Addition To The Site!!!

Hey everyone! I’m proud to announce a new addition to my posts on XboxOpinions.com. I’m in a clan (the BLaK clan) on Xbox Live, and my cousin, one of the members, just started up a youtube channel for Xbox. It’s called BLaK xEntertainmentx, and he’s going to be posting up, tips, tricks, how-to’s and more. It’s mainly going to be about Call of Duty and Battlefield, but he’s going to have some other stuff up on there as well. Although he’s not actually a part of XboxOpinions, I will be sharing his videos on here for discussions, as well as helpful sources of information for those of you who would like to learn some tips & tricks in various games. So please check out this video, because it’s his first one, and I hope you like it!!!

Oh, and if you’re curious, his gamertag is BLaK xLaVenDeRx. Also, I never posted my gamertag, so mine is BLaK xASSAULTx. If you want, you can check my profile and see what games I’ve played, and if you want me to review any of the games on my list of played games, just contact me and let me know!

BLaK xEntertainmentx’s channel

Imperfection At Its Finest

I’ve been thinking about all of the games I’ve played throughout the years. I’ve played so many great games on Xbox that it’s really hard to pick a favorite, but I think I’ve got it pinned down. My favorite game on Xbox was Halo 2 (not series, but just a single game). I know that it’s pretty old now, and I know it had flaws, but I think that’s what made it so great. It was completely raw. There was no “special abilities” or “perks” of any kind. It was simply kill, or be killed. I remember all of the hilarious glitches that the game had. It had so many exploits that I couldn’t help but laugh every time I played it (None of the maps were built with impenetrable borders, so if you tried hard enough, you could basically get out of any of them). This is what really got me into playing Xbox. No matter how much the game was flawed, I could always get online and have a great time with my friends. I think that this is the problem with today’s average game. Companies are trying to make them way too complicated. I understand patching them so they don’t have inherent flaws, but I think they go a little overboard sometimes. There’s just too many abilities, classes, and perks to truly enjoy the game. Instead of enjoying the gameplay, we’re always worried if our weapon layout is the best it can be. I think it would be much better if our modern games were simplified. Now that I’ve given my opinion on the matter, my question to anyone who reads this is as follows: What is your favorite Xbox game of all time and why? I would love to hear some opinions if you’ve got ’em!

What Does A Game Rating Even Mean Anymore?

I’m sure most people who play online can agree that FPS games are breeding grounds for obscenity-shouting 10 year olds. We’ve all seen/heard it. Some kid is always in the lobby shouting the most horrid things straight into your ear until the whole lobby mutes him. The problem is that we often blame these games for turning these kids this way, when I personally believe that the games have little to do with it. Yes, I agree that they might have taught the kids these words (Or the other people online that are playing the game), but it’s not the video game industry’s fault. I know this is a touchy subject to a lot of people, but you have to understand that these are just my opinions (Obviously seen right in the title). I believe that the video game industry often gets a bad rap for what the players (specifically kids) do. After all, we rarely hear of an adult doing something horrid and having the media blame it on video games (Even though the average age for gamers is anywhere from 20-30 from the different sources I’ve read). I believe that Continue reading

Halo Anyone?

Well if you haven’t heard the news yet, Halo 4 is coming and it’s being released a lot sooner than you’d think. I would have thought that it possibly could have been a release title on the next Xbox console, but I guess not. It is currently scheduled to be released toward the end of this year. I usually wouldn’t be very excited for a Halo game anymore, because I’ve been getting bored of them, but I’m actually quite intrigued by this one. I just watched a video that 343 Industries made (The new company behind Halo, since Bungie isn’t working on it anymore), and they described the difference between this Halo and the older ones. The one factor that really caught my attention was the fact that they are focusing more on Master Chief as a character, rather than just saving the world. They are going into his back story , because the only sources that have done this as of right now are the novels and comics based on the franchise. I have personally read many of the Halo novels, and Master Chief’s story is actually quite fantastic. So if you’re interested at all about Halo, I would watch the news feed of any and all gaming sources you may follow. I’m sure a lot of news will be released in the near future (with the most probably being announced during E3 in the summer). OXM has also interviewed Frank O’Connor of 343 Industries about Halo 4’s multiplayer, and I highly recommend you check it out. Well that’s all I have right now. If anyone else has an opinion on the latest Halo news, feel free to comment below!

Also, if you’re not interested in Halo, Mass Effect 3 is also coming out tomorrow! As I’ve stated before, I highly recommend that everyone check it out, because it really is a fantastic series.

When Good Things Grow Old

I am a huge Call of Duty fan. Always have been, and I’m sure I always will be. However, I’ve found myself playing COD less and less. There’s something about it that isn’t catching my attention like it used to. I used to play it all the time, and I’m still even in a clan (not a very serious one, but a clan nonetheless). I feel as if there isn’t anything new in the games that has caught my attention, even though they’ve added plenty of new content in every installment of the COD franchise. It reminds me of what Halo used to be for me. I used to play Halo 2 all the time. It was my favorite game on Xbox and it will still be one of my favorite games of all time. However, as the new Halo games came out, I began to lose interest. It’s not that the games were getting much worse, but it was simply because of the fact that they didn’t have the same vibe that Halo 2 had. The same is happening for COD. I just don’t get the same gratifying experience when I play anymore. One reason might be because of the fact that the community is getting worse and worse after every new release. It’s nearly impossible to get into a lobby where I don’t have to immediately mute half of the players. I just don’t see the fun in that. Anyways, I just wonder if anyone else feels the same way I do. If you have any comments, just post them below!

New Mass Effect 3 Demo

There’s a brand new demo out on Xbox Live, and I’m sure a lot of people are going to be talking about it. The third installment of the Mass Effect series is coming out soon, and to prep everyone for it, they have released a demo. I’d like to tell you what the demo includes besides the fact that it’s a third-person, open-world RPG, but I’m actually not sure if I’m going to play it. Usually I love a good demo, but I can’t quite get myself to download this one. I love Mass Effect, so you’d think I would want to play it, but the opposite has occurred. I don’t want anything spoiling the story for me before I get the whole game, and even if it doesn’t spoil anything, it’ll only tease me into wanting the full game even more! I have the same opinion towards large previews in gaming magazines (or spoiled news on the internet) regarding games that I’m really looking forward to. I just can’t have anyone spoil huge sections of the game for me. I guess if someone is curious about picking up ME3 without playing the first two, then the demo (and previews) would make sense, but usually one would think that they would want to play the first two before they wanted to play the third, because they’re not going to know what the story is about. Also, in Mass Effect, a lot of the things you do in the first two games actually carry over into the third through your saved games, so starting on the third game won’t have the same impact as playing the whole series. So if anyone plays it, feel free to express your opinion about it in the comment section. If you haven’t played any of the Mass Effect games, I would definitely recommend picking up the first and second game (they’re probably incredibly cheap now), or if you don’t want to play them, go ahead and try the demo! It’ll still give you a pretty good idea about whether or not you’ll like the full game.

Bioshock 2 Review

I finally got around to playing Bioshock 2 the other day, and I was kind of disappointed. It just didn’t have the same eeriness that the first one did. I guess it could be because of the fact that in this one, you play as a big daddy, and so you don’t have that same vulnerable feeling when you’re in a giant metal suit. I just never felt like I was fully immersed in the story, like I was with the first one. I felt as if this one was too “go here, shoot this. Then go here and shoot this,” whereas the first was more of a “go here, but take your time, enjoy yourself, and walk through the city to get there” kind of gameplay. I remember catching myself multiple times just admiring the environment in the first game. I rarely did that in this one. I did however, still appreciate the story. It was very compelling and I think being a big daddy within the game threw a huge twist in the story, but I just didn’t feel the same about it. I just can’t wrap my head around what the problem was. I also tried the online mode, and it was pretty fun, but it didn’t have much instruction, so I had to learn as I went, which was a little annoying. Don’t think that this review is mostly negative though. It still had great qualities. The graphics were nice, the story was great, and it even had a few little RPG elements in it, where your choices affected the game’s ending sequence. I just didn’t get involved in it as I wished I could have. However, even through all of the negative aspects in the game, I would still recommend this game to others. It’s a pretty quick play through, and you can pick it up for around 11 dollars at GameStop (or probably any other retailer for that matter). Can’t do much better than that!

Neversoft Makes A Comeback!

Remember the OLD Tony Hawk games? The only real good ones, in my opinion. They lost me after Underground 1. How about the original Spiderman game? Or Guitar Hero? These were all games made by Neversoft. Now I know that they’ve made a lot more games than that, but these ones in particular were my favorite. I’ve stopped following them for a while because they’ve basically just dedicated themselves to Guitar Hero for the past couple years (until it shut down), and I stopped buying those games a long time ago (5 GH releases over the course of 2 years was ridiculous). But I follow Dan Amrich, the man behind One Of Swords (Go to his site for more info. He has a great podcast too), and he recently mentioned the fact that Neversoft is coming back with an all new game plan. They created a brand new Facebook page (Like the page to follow them, if you wish to do so), and they’re trying to gather their fan base for an all new project they’re working on. I actually commented on their wall post, and they said it was going to be an FPS, but that was all they could say. Personally, I’m extremely excited to see what they have in store, because I used to love their work. So I figured I’d spread the word in case anybody else was interested in checking it out as well.