Well, better late than never. How have you all been doing anyway? That good eh? Ah well…i’m sure it’ll clear with a course of antibiotics.
I’m sure, like me, you see gamers rambling on twitter, youtube and various gaming forums that they had a terrible game on “Game X” last night….the lobby was full of campers, nobody was playing the objective, blah blah yadda yadda. It’s one of the most frustrating things about gaming today. Buy your new game, jump into a lobby and everyone just runs around doing their own thing. No communication, no team work, people running past the objectives that you’re struggling to take….and that fucking idiot that jumps into a chopper and takes off without a belly-full of team mates. We’ve all been there. Well….this proposition may be your answer…
I was chatting on twitter the other day and postulated the idea of holding some open lobby games, where like minded gamers can jump in on an evening and be guaranteed of getting some gaming in with people that like to play the way that you do. I was essentially just throwing a few thoughts out there, not ever really expecting anyone over one person to answer me. Lo and behold I had quite a bit of interest.
So that’s what i’m going to do. AT LEAST once a week i’ll try my hand at getting some games organised. Even before I start I know that there will be some issues, namely people not having a certain game for one, time differences being another, and the time that we start to play. All these can be sorted out with a wee bit of planning. I’m hoping that for at least one day a week, maybe two, you can turn on your respective console knowing that you’ll be able to join in a game with a group of awesome people. It can’t be that hard to get underway……can it?
The online gaming world, being the competitive place that it is, of course lends itself to certain games. So i’ll be attempting to cover all bases. Keeping the games on a rota will ensure that things keep fresh, and of course giving a weekly heads up as to what game will be being played and when will give people the opportunity to kick the missus out for the night and get yourself prepared.
The games i’ll initially be chucking up onto the rota are as follows. In no particular order:
Battlefield 3, Modern warfare 3, Homefront, Ghost Recon future soldier, Black ops, Medal of Honour, Gears of War 3 and Max Payne 3.
Now, here’s the caveat. I’ll be running all of these nights on the Xbox 360. I know, I know….but i’ll be giving the PS3 some loving too. Killzone 3 and Uncharted 3 for starters. And of course if you’re a PS3 gamer you can feel free to use my Facebook page to organise your own games.There is also nothing to say that the games have to be of the 1st/3rd person variety. What’s wrong with getting some Forza games going? Or Need for Speed? Or Warhawk?
I’ll post details of ALL open games on my twitter feed, on this very blog, i’ll give a heads up via my youtube videos and i’ll also be posted details up on my Facebook page, which you can find by clicking right here.
It’s going to be a bit messy for the first couple of meet ups, but bear with me. I’m sure within a short time we will work out what night/nights are the bext for us….i’m thinking one game in the week and one each weekend. So you’ll almost be guaranteed to being able to make at least one of those games. And because this is a twitter/youtube community event, if any fellow youtubers out there want to record any of the matches that would be more than welcome. Wouldn’t it be awesome if after one game, the next day there were a dozen youtube videos of the same game, showing the exact same match from multiple points of view? It’s something I think that the Youtube community needs….something to bring them together and stop the fucking whining!
So then. I propose this as the first game. Let me know in the comments section if you’re interested.
Game – Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)
Date – Thursday 31st May
Time – UK 9pm. US 4pm EST. (please work out for yourselves what time this needs to be if you’re living in fucking Azerbaijan or wherever!)
My gamertag is Dr nottsville. Please feel free to jump in and add me.
(Depending on turnout i’ll repeat this game on Sunday)
So there. That’s the idea thrown out there. As I’ve said, if you’re interested get in touch with me via twitter or leave a comment down below.
BE WARNED: If you’re acting like an arsehole in the game, fucking about, trying to ruin it for anyone, playing music in the background, generally just being a twat, you’ll be booted out of all future games. I want laughs, communication, just general fun. You’re not expected to be a gaming god, you’re not expected to come out of each game with 84,000 kills and 1 death….having fun and playing the objective is what all these games will be about.
Let’s do this.