Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta First Impressions
Whenever we have a new MMO on the horizon, everyone piles there hopes and dreams on what ultimately becomes a letdown next to industry leader World of Warcraft. It is pretty much expected that any game on the horizon is going to pale in comparison, until one day some mythical developer from some mythical land releases the next big thing.
Will Star Wars the Old Republic push the MMO genre forward? No, probably not, but with very few successful MMOs on the market, if anyone can step in and hold their ground, it will be Bioware (with some help from ...
Game Review: Is id’s Rage all the Rage?
They were wrong. The end of the world was August 23, 2029, when the asteroid hit. The brilliant minds of our time came up with the Ark, vessels buried deep underground. It was supposed to be our salvation. It was our salvation, but not as it was intended.
In id Software’s new first-person shooter Rage, you take on the role of an Ark survivor that awakens in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by humans, mutants, and a lot of devastation. Much to every fanboi’s dismay, Rage is a cross between Fallout 3 and Borderlands with id Software’s own twist and brilliant ...
MMOs Amongst the ComicCon
I'm a few months late with this update, and promise my one reader that it won't happen again! In order to make sure this blog remains the one-stop-shop for my written work, here is the coverage I did for this year's San Diego ComicCon.
While a haven for geeks, ComicCon as the name suggests doesn’t typically cater to gamers as much as some of the other conventions. Of course, it is hard to talk entertainment without mentioning some games, and as such, a few of the big boys had MMO games on display at this year’s convention in San Diego.
Sony Online ...
Apple’s iPad 2: A Really Expensive Toy
Everyone is passionate one way or another about Apple products these days. You either love them or hate them and there seems to be no avoiding them. The iPhone continues to grow in popularity, and with over a 3 week wait for the iPad 2, there is no denying the demand for the latest version of Apple’s tablet computer. I recently got my hands on the newest model, and despite being a huge fan of the iPhone, I struggle to justify the purchase of the iPad.
Besides the obvious size difference, everything that I can do with the iPhone, I ...
Sprawl Reviews Dead Space 2 for The Examiner
Sprawl's Scrawl and The Examiner team up to bring you our latest Game Review of Dead Space 2! I will occasionally be doing gaming reviews for the site, so be sure to click around over there to make our advertisers happy!
Last month, Electronic Arts released Dead Space 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the sci-fi first-person shooter survival horror, which continues the media franchise in its tenth installment that spans two movies, three comic books, and now five video games. Much like our hero precariously stalking down a dark and dank corridor, it can be rather daunting for a new ...
First-Look Review of DC Universe Online
You would be doing yourself a huge disservice to quickly write off DC Universe Online (DCUO) as another spandex superhero game. Sure, it is that at the basis, but there are some key distinctions that set DCUO apart, making it the next evolution (or mutation) in superhero online games.
One can’t even begin to review DCUO without immediately comparing it to the other two superhero MMO games: City of Heroes and Champions Online, so let’s take a quick look at some history.
Another Beckett Magazine Cover Story!
This month's Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine has a Feature Cover Story from yours truly on the record-breaking award-winning release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. I bring you the play by play, everything from the early portions of the pre-expansion event, right up and through the actual launch.
Unfortunately, since it is an official magazine and all that jazz, I can't publish my writings here on this site. But all you need to do is run on down to your local newsstand and pickup a copy. You can't miss the huge Worgen on the cover...
Building an Energy Efficient Home Server
While gaming and being a computer geek doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, I’m going to guess that my three regular readers are all interested in computer hardware and technology in general. If you typically visit Sprawl’s Scrawl for the usual gaming previews, reviews, and beta coverage, then perhaps you’ll want to skip this article, but if you are like me, your monthly power bill is a bit shameful.
Did you know that you can still have multiple computers and be conscious of your power bill? This starts simply by shutting down your machines at night, or at the very least, having ...
VE3D Exclusive: First Look at Vindictus
I've recently been playing Nexon's upcoming MMORPG, Vindictus. This game was released last January in Korea under the name Mabinogi Heroes, and is currently in closed beta testing for the United States. The game was heavily showcased at E3 earlier this year, where I first got to try it out. It was obvious from the get go that a lot of work has been done since then as they prepare for launch later this year, followed by a launch in China most likely in early 2011.
Vindictus is actually a prequel to the Korean game Mabinogi Fantasy Life, and features some ...
Trip to Irvine California for Cataclysm
I got the honor of being asked by Beckett MOG to visit Blizzard's Headquarters in Irvine California for an all day presentation and hands-on for World of Warcraft's latest upcoming expansion Cataclysm a few weeks ago (I couldn't tell you at the time due to an NDA). I begged my boss to take the day off from work, drove up to Irvine, and spent 2-hours in a private Q&A with 20 other guys and gals from the press and seven of WoW's most influential minds. After that was over, we spent an hour eating lunch with the PR guys in ...