A few things for today:
Some Gears of War thoughts:
Please check with people before you just invite them to play co-op, If you are further along then I am in the game please send a message, I do not want to see spoilers,
“I am on chapter 4, wanna play?”
I will be sure to do the same.
What this really leads up to is the fact that we need to have written rules of Xbox Live and maybe soon enough all online console gaming etiquette.
1. With rule number one being it is always ok to decline an invitation without feeling the need to give reason, it doesn’t mean you don’t like the person inviting you, it just means you are happy playing alone.
2. If you see that someone is playing co-op with someone else, don’t invite them to play co-op with you, that’s like going in to restaurant seeing someone on a date and then asking them to go to dinner.
3. And the last one for now if you are invited to a game, don’t start inviting all your friends to that game without asking the host first, he/she may have some invites out and its just polite.
With that being said let me say that I really like the GOW online multiplayer, the maps are small and with teams of no more than 4 it really does heighten the tension. It also keeps the games surprisingly unpredictable until the match is over; the idea of one player taking out four others isn’t shocking or uncommon, so in GOW multiplayer, rounds really aren’t over until they are over. Just watching your last surviving teammate on the spectator cam hiding like Rambo in First Blood can be thrill to watch.
Ok now the CAGcast promised Wombat’s Burrow segment.
Why are achievement badges so much nicer than gamer pics? And why I can’t they be used as gamer pics. Now I am not saying that all badges should be usable as free gamer pics, but how about some of the more ridiculous ones for the real crazy achievements that are out there like:
Earn 1,000,000 points without dying from Geometry Wars.
Let us show them off to everyone. Is it so much to ask that every game have at least one free gamer pic included, complete the game get to use that achievement badge as a pic. Personally I think it would sell more games and last time I looked 60 bucks was more than 80 gamer points.
60 bucks is still more than 80 gamer points…right?
(please forgive any bad grammar