Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Steamworks: The Secret Stash and First Impressions of Halo 4

Hey gang,

So I realize it's been a little while since I last posted; real life's been really busy. Work's been crazy because I work in retail and the holidays are coming up, which means a lot of money and working hours but not a lot of blogging and social media time. Along with that, many new awesome games are coming out (such as Halo 4) that I've been dying to play, so that's been eating up my time as well. So today I'd basically like to update you on  an epic story of a journey to Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash and lastly a first impressions review of Halo 4 (I believe Chazz is cranking out an actual Halo 4 review, so mine will be a bit shorter and will not necessarily cover everything that needs to be covered).

So over the past weekend (last Saturday, to be precise), the whole Project: Better Dolphin team (minus JD) traveled on an epic journey to visit a comic book shop in Redbank, New Jersey called Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. So what's so special about this specific comic book shop? Well, simply to start off, the owner of this comic shopn just so happens to be Kevin Smith, famous for his portrayal as the famous Silent Bob, as well as writing his own Batman comic book story, and having a show on AMC known as Comic Book Men which actually takes place in the store itself. In total, the trip took about 3 or 4 hours, and we only stayed up there for about 15 minutes. However, it was totally worth it; I got to pick up the first issue of Kevin Smith's Batman comic that's signed by both himself and his artist. It was also really cool (as a Jay and Silent Bob fan) to see all the different props and costumes from his movies that were hanging around the shop. I am really happy that we were able to make this trip, as much good came from it. Check out some of the pictures we took!:









Moving right along, let's talk about Halo 4!Now the graphics of this game are simply beautiful! I love how they basically remade all the old guns, added a good amount of new guns, and added a few new vehicles. Making personalized loadouts is just a goddamn brilliant idea all around, and I think they did a pretty decent job making the multiplayer maps look so detailed and varied (although I wish there were more of them; can't wait for the map packs to come out). The campaign is brilliant, the story keeps its pace, and so many feels are felt, even by not-so-hardcore fans of the franchise! Way to go, 343! This game is legit! Expect to hear more about it from Chazz in a later post.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. As I mentioned, sorry if we're posting a bit slowly; this tends to be a busy time of year. Take care!

Peter, the Steamworks


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