0verhyped

Less than amusing ramblings from a jaded former gamer.

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pointless Achievements: Party at Your Place


Another achievement with the word party in it?
And it’s also a picture of a balloon? Fuck.

So, another “party” achievement. Wonderful. This one comes to us from Rock Band Blitz, which was basically a watered down version of the traditional Rock Band game because Harmonix has fallen on hard times and can’t really afford to release full retail games unless it’s a part of Microsoft’s portfolio of copy cat nonsense.

Anyways, here’s another annoying aspect of achievements I haven’t really touched on yet, which is using them as a hook to sell more shit. A lot of gamers are fairly compulsive people. If they weren’t, achievements never would have caught on in the first place. So how can companies make money off that? Simple, sell add-ons, then create achievements for playing said add-ons!

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Jaded X Gamer’s Mini-Guides for New Vegas and the Mojave Wasteland Part 1: Getting Started & Character Creation

Are you now or have you ever been a super mutant?

A.K.A. THE REALLY BASIC STUFF

I really like New Vegas and would like for other people to try it (hence why I’m giving away a copy of it), so over the next couple of weeks I’m going to write some mini-guides on the subject. My goal is to give anyone interested in Fallout: New Vegas a better idea of what to expect as they travel the Mojave, while also highlighting some of more interesting aspects of the game.

Today’s guide covers basic aspects of playing New Vegas, character creation, and explanations of the game’s skill and stat systems for anyone unfamiliar with them.

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Øverhyped New Vegas Giveaway

I usually write something funny here, but I’ve been on break so long I kinda forgot how to do that…

CONTEST ENDED DEC. 16TH 2012. THIS POST LEFT FOR POSTERITY. RESULTS HERE.

A.K.A. ANOTHER CONTEST PROBABLY ONLY ONE PERSON WILL ENTER

Well it’s been three months since I posted anything here at 0verhyped, so I guess I should probably get off my lazy ass and write something. By which I mean stay on my lazy ass but actually open my word processor for a few minutes in-between looking for porn and re-watching the trailer for Bateman Begins.

So things have died down at where I work (thankfully I’m in one of the industries where Christmas isn’t a busy time), my country’s noisy as hell election is over and Thanksgiving is behind us. Since I don’t really celebrate Christmas, I’ve got plenty of free time to kill during the next few months, so why not waste some of it writing on my silly blog? (Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question.)

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