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So after playing some epic battles of Fifa tonight, and with the promise of going back to CT to play more, I have decided to scour (google/youtube) the internet to find you some cool hints for fifa. Well, actually, here’s a video showing you how to do the various celebrations:

Check out a text doc here

Lastly, heres a video with some sweet moves. Check out YouTube for more, as usual.

That’s it for now, 3 cheers for a short day tomorrow and then mmmm…turkey.

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Take that ps3! Xbox and Windows users are getting treated to a slew of Fallout add-ons available in early 2009. Included is the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (G.E.C.K, haha!) and three new chapters for Xbox and Windows. Official Press release here. The editor is, understandably, only available for PC users, but the extra chapters seem to be for both Xbox and Windows. So…PS3 users can suck it (although this tease from the creator of God of War and Twisted Metal is pretty encouraging for PS3 owners, more on this in a hot second.) Back to Fallout; this gives me a pretty short deadline for finishing the game, which is increasingly more difficult with a broken Xbox (finally sent that for repairs today…) but it also makes me wish I bought it for the PC and I might have to give that a whirl. Being able to mod Fallout is a mix between a wetdream and a dream job, so I’ll definately check that out when it happens and let you know whats good.

For my PS3 phanboyz, I have a little scoop regarding God of War 3 (!!!!) I might just go out and buy the system for this game (and resistance 2, but shhh). If you clicked on David Jaffe’s blog before, you see its littered with F-bombs and a ton of other crap, although his points are great and you have to have utter respect for the man. To read a more approiate post about this, I will of course redirect you back to Loot-Ninja or Tawkn (new discovery, will report back on this guy later For now, I’m going to dust off the old PS2 and get to smiting deities.

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100 large for Halo Winners

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Who says you can’t make a living playing video games? Ok, so maybe out of the millions of gamers out there, the top 4 Halo teams (of four people) can make a living playing halo. Str8 Rippin won the 2008 MLG World Championship for Halo 3 this past weekend, and recieved a cool 100,000 for their troubles. Thanks to Loot-Ninja (obviously) for the scoop. I really like this site, but I’m always one or two steps behind it and its annoying to be second fiddle, but I’ll give credit where its due. Kudos Loot-Ninja, you are an inspiration. Either way, congratulations to the 16 dude-bros who took down the cash prizes in Vegas this weekend, I am uber-jealous.

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slight improvements

quick update on some slight changes…fixed the timestamp so its not 5 hours ahead, for all those who thought i did all my blogging in the middle of the night, I was actually just timestamping everything as if I lived in England. Oops. Also fixed the comments so you no longer have to register with wordpress to comment…so…get commentating. Also if anyone wants to write an entry, either let me know IRL or leave a comment and I will get back to you, I’ve got some planz for this blahg that should get the juices flowing for all involved…until then, congrats on getting through this strange monday and I’ll see all the gentledudes and schweet ladiez later.

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Happy Monday and I hope you are gearing up for a great Thanksgiving…I think there will be 5 turkeys at my celebration this year, my intestines are quivering in nervous anticipation.

Got some disturbing news about the US Army earmarking $50 million for game developement. This is a double-edged sword, in my opinion. On one hand, its great to get more funding for developing come cutting-edge shooters, and you can assume that anything coming from the US government should be pretty authentic. But I played America’s Army before we invaded Iraq and it really was a thinly veiled interactive recruiting video. My main beef with AA was not the poor multiplayer gameplay (especially dated when compared with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) or the annoying training missions, it was how glorious the game made the army look. From the beginnings of Boot Camp to the Ranger School expansion, America’s Army even got me to think “hey, this wouldn’t be so bad.” Of course a few months later the bombs starting falling on Bagdad and I couldn’t trust anything coming from our government. Call me a little paranoid (its true) but I’d rather spend the 60 bucks, get a quality shooter, and pretend that I’m not being recruited on purpose.

Venture Beat has a scoop about a THQ’s new deal with Microsoft’s in game ad network, Massive. What I didn’t realize was that President-Elect Obama purchased in game advertising for EA’s Burnout, which I think is pretty cool and forward thinking for one of the most succesful and well-run campaigns of all time, in my personal opinion. But even that gets to me a little. I realize some of the bigger publishers are struggling and need more revenue streams, but the consumer in me feels that if I’m paying 60 bucks for a game, I don’t want to be bombarded with commercials. Especially subliminal ones, because if I all of a sudden get a craving for hot pockets after a four hour session, I’m going to blame Marcus. I’m torn though, because I want to see the industry succeed, but I think rather then looking for a few extra bucks profit per game, spend some of the marketing money on improving developement to release some more genuine inventive titles, rather then recycling the same war games (COD: World at War) or the same “save the world from unspeakable evil/aliens/mutants (Gears of War, Halo, Resistance.) Alas, this seems to be an unstoppable force, so just keep your eye out for it and don’t buy Bawls just cause the Man tells you too, but it because its delicious.

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Wii Games suck…Suprised?

Happy Saturday everyone. Woke up to this little story about how quickly Wii games are ending up in the discount bins. I like how they call it price protection. Thats a business word for “crap we can’t see this piece of shit, sell it for 10 bucks and see what happens.” However, I’m sure once these games drop to the bargain bins people might actually buy them. Thats just terrible. Almost as bad as how my internet just slowed to a crawl and I don’t know if I’m going to be able to post any more then this. So I apologize for linking one crappy article about a bunch of crappy games.

Have a good weekend, I’ll check in later if I can fix the internet.

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Well, today seems to be a pretty slow newsday…I could rehash some of the stuff from yesterday but I won’t. Instead, I’m linking you to my Boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s Vineyard. Why am I linking here? Well, for all my complaining about my job, the frindge benefits can be pretty cool. Specifically, in about 90 minutes I will be enjoying a wine tasting of this vintage produced by none other then our fearless founder and past consultant of the year winner, Jim Bailey. The story goes as this: A few years ago he used our massive profit margins to buy a vineyard in Sonoma, and today he is testing out the first wine produced on his fearless employees. Or he is rewarding us for a long summer with a little wine party before thanksgiving. It depends on how cynical you want to be. Regardless, I know very little about wine but will be pretending to be well versed pretty soon. At 4pm my only responsiblity is deciding between Red and White. Sweet.

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