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The Future of The Swamp

First off, I’ve got to say, my personal laptop has bit the dust, and now I’m stuck using a shitty computer at school or the library. So my posts will probably become less frequent as the weeks go on. Things will be back to normal as soon as I get a new computer.

So, it’s a new year, and that means new content.

I have been meaning to make this post since the first of the year, but never got around to it until now. This year I’m planning some pretty awesome stuff for the Swamp. In short; Youtube. I’ve recently gotten some new recording software and I’m anticipating the new recordings I can do with it.

We all know I had only one gameplay video posted here, and it was pretty sub-par. But with my new computer AND new recording software, the quality will be much better. I’ve also been practicing talking to myself (as strange as it sounds) to help with my recording jitters. I was always nervous going into a recording session because I was afraid I’d have nothing to talk about, but by talking to myself randomly, I’ve almost remedied that problem.

So needless to say, this Youtube thing is a pretty big deal to me. I really like gaming and have always wanted to share my shenanigans with the world, so what better outlet than Youtube?!


Pokemon X & Y Announcement Trailer Released

The official announcement trailer for Pokemon X & Y has been released. This is going to be the first handheld Pokemon game to feature 3D graphics.

Instead of going on a long rant about how I feel about this game, I want to here what you have to say, so I’ll conduct a little experiment; leave a one word comment about how you feel about this game, and I’ll tell you how I feel about it.

Star Trek: Into Darkness Trailer Opinion

First off, I’ve got to say, I’m no Star Trek buff, so I’m just going to be basing this off personal opinion and previous knowledge.

So in this trailer, we see the return of the crew of the Enterprise from the previous film. It starts off with a pretty cool narrative from Benedict Cumberbatch (who is rumored to play Khan). He is pretty much saying that the universe isn’t as safe as Star Fleet would like to think it is. The tone then switches to all out badassery. We see shit blow up, people fighting, more shit blowing up, and a slew of other things. We see an enormous ship rising out of the water, and what looks to me like the Enterprise crashing into another body of water (There’s going to be a good amount of water in this movie).

In my opinion, this teaser trailer is awesome. They hint just enough of the story to make it cool, and have the perfect amount of badass action in it.  I was in love with the first Star Trek movie by J.J Abrams, so my expectations are already set pretty high for this movie. Only time will tell how it will be, but for now, I’m looking forward to this.

Street Fighter x Megaman

From a brilliant fan comes Street Fighter x Megaman.

This glorious creation is a completely fan-made project created by Singaporean Seow Zong Hui (aka Sonic) and it looks phenomenal. A brilliant 2d side-scrolling adventure game reminiscent of the classic Megaman games, Street Fighter x Megaman has you going through levels (also reminiscent of classic Megaman) where you will eventually fight iconic bosses from the Street Fighter series.

This is a strictly PC game and will be completely  free-to-play. It’s launch date is December 17th.

To sum it all up, I’m madly in love with this project. If this lives up to all my expectations, you probably won’t be hearing from me for months, as I’ll be continuously be playing. Not to mention it’s free. ;D

New Details of Bungie’s Project Destiny Surface

So we finally have some details on the mysterious Project Destiny. In a leaked document sent out on November 27th, 2012, many concept photos and story-line details were leaked onto the internet.

The story is set 700 years in the future in humanity’s last city, in a solar system covered with the ruins of the golden age of humans. A massive alien ship known only as “the Traveler” hangs over earth like a second moon, know one knows what it’s purpose is. In the meantime, alien creatures swarm from the outer reaches of space, determined only to steal earth and the last city from the humans. We are described as  “Young Knights” defending humanity from the alien threat.

The game was then went to be described as “Fun and accessible” and Bungie is hoping to have it be as in-depth as the Star Wars Universe. According to IGN, the game seems to be less mature than the previous Halo games created by Bungie. “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure” Is what Bungie stated the game as being.

Here is the link to IGN’s post about this news:

As an extra bonus for you all, here’s some of the concept art provided in the story.

Update Time!

I’m back! After a week (give-or-take) long break, I’m making a triumphant return!

So the main reason why I’ve been away is because I got a “real job.” That’s right, I’ve be consumed by the Dark Side. I’m now “proudly” employed by Old Navy and have been working there for the past two weeks. I can now firmly state that working retail sucks.

Going from having a YouTube “job” to having an actual one was quite a jump. This means I actually have to do something to get my money ( ;D ) and that I actually have superiors. I’m not in charge of my own income anymore. And it is strange!

The only nice thing I can really think about is having a fixed income. That means that I’ll always have the same amount of money be payed to me on a regular basis. My one complaint about YouTube was that the money was completely unreliable. I didn’t know when my next paycheck would be or how much it would be. Now I’m making a solid, unwavering amount of money.

Anyways, another reason (albeit somewhat personal) is that I have developed an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. I don’t want to go too far into detail, but I’ll say I’ve had numerous head injuries and it has started to make an effect. I’ve been spending as much time with family as possible making memories that I know won’t last.

At that I’d like to apologize to all my friends ( yes I consider my readers to be friends) for my absence.

What the Hell is the Ouya?!

So there’s this new console in development, but what exactly is it?

“OUYA is a powerful, beautifully-designed game console for the tv. It’s priced at $99 and all the games are free-to-play” is what the official website states. So what we can gather from this is that it is a cheap and affordable console, that has completely free games. Am I hearing this right?

The site the goes on to explain that the Ouya is powered by android, which in itself makes the machine seem powerful, but they then go on to state that the Ouya will be compatible with a 1080p tv. The developers have partnered with NVIDIA, which is typical responsible for creating the internal graphics for laptops and desktops.  With that kind of graphical power, games will look beautiful. I couldn’t find any info on the actual processing power of the system, but it can be assumed that it will be top-of-the-line awesomeness.

Lastly, and in my opinion, best of all, this console is completely open-source. That means fully open resources and games. Best of all, you can modify the console to your heart’s content. The Ouya is built using standard screws, which makes access to the internal components easier than ever. They designed the console to be altered and hack. How awesome is that?!

UPDATE: I just found the specs for the console.

-Tegra3 quad-core processor

-1gb ram

-8gb of internal flash storage

-HDMI compatible

-WiFi 802.11 b/g/n


-USB 2.o

-Wireless controller with touchpad

-Android jelly bean

-Ethernet capabilities


For the first time in Banned Game of the Week, we leave China! HOORAY!

This time, our banned game leaves up in Denmark. You see, Denmark has some strict policies against the distribution of energy drinks. And if you’ve played EA Sports MMA, you’ll know that their is some energy drink product plugs. So what does Denmark do? Bans the whole freaking game. Seriously? Why not just censor out the energy drink ads? That would have made a hell of a lot more sense than banning the whole game!


Once again, we are brought back to China…For the THIRD time! And once again, it’s for portraying Tibet as an independent country. Damn China, just leave the video game industry alone!

But anyways, Hearts of Iron is another real-time strategy game, this one taking place in WWII (In which Tibet was a free nation mind you). Now, I’ve never actually played this game, so I can’t really talk much about gameplay, but I’d imagine it’s the standard rts game style.

So once again, we see the crazyness of China’s censorship laws. Be sure to tune in next week for another banned game of the week!!!

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune: A Game Opinion

The Uncharted series has become viewed as a modern day beauty. It all began with Drake’s Fortune.

Uncharted is an interesting mixture of a game. It combines interesting platforming level with intense 3rd-person shooting. It takes a really good developer to pull that off, and Naughty Dog was just the developer to do it.

The graphics are beautiful, even for an early 2007 console release. With amazing flowing water textures, living plant life, and near life-like character animations, Uncharted still holds it’s beauty in 2012. After making Jak 3, Naughty Dog assembled their greatest art designers and programmers for Uncharted, and it definitely shows.

Overall, Uncharted is one of my favorite games on the ps3. I sadly have yet to play the other games in the series, but I know they must be even more spectacular that the first, which is an amazing feat.