Iron Grip Warlord

Heard of this game? Don’t worry I didn’t either if it weren’t for the miraculous steam, and bloody good thing I did because this game, namely Iron Grip Warlord is fantastic. Too bad I’m just about 2 years late =/.

I’ve just purchased it now, yea a bit late but I’ve been having a blast and looking forward to trying out new strategies every match. I’d highly reccomend this to someone who wants something unique, and fun to play. The indie developer Isotx of the MCE mod fame has done a great job.

With a price of $9.99 on steam (also available on Stardock and D2D) this game is worth every penny.

The game promise is simple, RTS and FPS combined into a sublime package.

I’ll probably do a review pretty soon but I gotta spend some more time with the game to get acquainted, if you want to play a multiplayer match with me my steam ID is

Crisis_j0k3r or Persona (on steam community)

Additional game information as follows >>>

games official website http://igwarlord.isotx.com/

games official forums are here http://www.isotx.com/hiveforums/ if you want to delve in and find out more.

Pictures courtesy of the games official website. I do not own the game or have helped develop it. I am just a fan supporting a indie game

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Short Story.

Written for English Assesment task, inspirtaion is mainly from Roadside Picnic a novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and it’s video game adaption S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow Of Chernobyl and the games following prequel and sequel Clear Sky and Call Of Pripiyat.  Well that was a mouthful, anyway here’s the story :D,

This is the first half.

The great buildings of Melbourne city looked pretty bleak now, windows smashed, broken lights, furniture littered all over the place, and most of all.. they were abandoned. I was used to city life, buildings bustling with activity, people walking the streets hurrying to do whatever they had to but I guess that was about 3 years ago.. Now the streets were empty, cars left behind in the parking lot as the people tried to flee.. When the first anomaly hit federation square, the people thought it was a work of art, a illusion, a advance in 3d technology (it was the rage all those years ago, ah 2010 a year of disappointment to the elderly) but rather, it zapped everyone in a 1km radius, the ear splitting noise shattering windows as people fled, some managed to drive away whilst others dived for cover, but not many people made it. Soon enough the city was barricaded with no one allowed inside and even till today 3 years later the only way in was by infiltration and not many can achieve such a feat… And that’s why I’m so special.

Ah I was wasting time, so I quickly hurried my pace down the bleak streets looking for what I came for and that definitely was not sightseeing.

I ran up the steep hill, many of the signs were defaced after the anomalies hit. Funny if you think about it, buildings would only have eroded walls, broken windows (the furniture was the product of the fleeing people) yet all signs, traffic lights and parking metres were smashed into oblivion. Ironic isn’t it? Machines trafficking law were the ones to get hit the most.

There were low chances that I would find arteyfacts (as I call them, mainly because a majority of them resemble gems of great beauty) within the buildings, but rather in large open spaces, I was sure to have a lot of competition but the rewards outweigh the risks by a whole lot, you see arteyfacts are usually objects that are shaped in the most bizarre way and usually have a effect on people such as giving more muscular strength but there was always a catch, sometimes your eyesight would become worse, or maybe you cannot hear or even becoming colour blind was a common trait shared by the arteyfacts.  However scientists all over the country and even internationally have been paying large amounts of money, seems to me that someone is trying to strike gold and enter history by learning more about these objects of curious identity. No one really knows how they formed but theories exist of the arteyfacts being formed from decomposed material, namely corpses of human beings and other living things.  This could be true because some of them do feel all mushy and can be shaped… why don’t any artists don’t want this stuff? I’ve been thinking too much, I continued my hunt by scanning the horizon, I was near Botanic Gardens, the sight of twisted brown shapes and trees with their leaves stripped were enough. Or it could just be the fact how I read the massive sign on the front gate. Go figure.

I entered cautiously, obviously there was always the persistent threat of lesser anomalies that could fling me into the nearby trees, or maybe shocking me too death or even burning me alive. But the biggest threat was man itself (line was NOT stolen from cheesy movie I assure you). I wasn’t the only one who knows who to sneak past lazy authorities, there’s tons of different routes one could take to enter the abandoned city, guess they should make a big sign saying “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” or to make it more striking ,put flames, or maybe a giant mutant dog, or or.. GORJILLA (GODZILLA). The possibilities were limitless, but such ideas could only be produced by a genius like me, please no need for applause, but unlike me (who is so courteous and kind) these men were usually criminals risking life and limb to make a mark on this world. A dirty, brown stain mind you.

the untitled story. Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 : Misleading Thoughts

Vance stood there in sheer disbelief. Tears rolled down his cheeks and dropped onto the carpet floor. The news was like a drug, paralyzing his body as it made its way through his ears down to the bottom of his toes… The death of his pet hamster was like losing a part of him. A bit of him was torn away like.

Vance wished he could actually cry about a dead gerbil, rat, or whatever it was, Vance was definitely no expert at small furry things. So he scooped his hand into the cage and picked up the limp corpse of the gerbil/rat/hamster and sneaked outside where he threw it over the fence where his neighbors dog would have a small treat waiting for him. He sneaked back into the house and casually shouted out “Whoops their goes my hamster” before heading back upstairs to his room, before he got to the door the reply came “oh okay”. Vance had presumably “lost” every single hamster his uncle Bob gave him every Christmas. This year he was even hoping for at least a shirt or something. But what he didn’t expect was when his father burst through the front door screaming, “GILBERT WAS MURDERED”. Now THAT was not what Vance Expected.

Chapter 2 is W.I.P

2010 – Australia gets R18+.

So many things are coming in 2010.. namely games.

Australia might be getting a R18+ rating and that is probably one of the biggest events of the new year mainly because it lets games come in uncensored, unedited and how they were intended to be this means we Aussies might be getting games like, this might make games harder to get for us younger looking teenagers that haven’t seemed to look any more different than we did 10 years ago we can still fool uncles, grannies and any relative into getting them FOR us 😀

  • Alien Versus Predator (Rebellion Developments), and most likely Aliens:Colonial Marines
GAME OVER MAN

Thanks To IGN for this GLORIOUS Picture. GAME OVER MAN

  • Possible uncensored copies of Left 4 Dead 2? Or fallout 3 GOTY edition, hell anything censored here

last but definitely not least..

  • SEXY POKER! (Wiiware) what can be said? Definitely looks interesting to me :D.
The Flop!

Look at all those people watching. Guess this is the main 'event'

Anyway

So 2010 is definately a year to be remembered as to some might say

THE YEAR AUSTRALIA GREW UP!

Truth Of Tiberium (SPOOF ARTICLE)

I could not help but think about tiberium. Is is a money giving green crystal (or blue in some cases..) that has a huge fanbase (NOD) and purple alien cos-players (Scirin). A really nasty side effect of Tiberium

But after typing that heres the questions..

MONEY GIVING?

HUGE FANBASE?

Could it be…

TIBERIUM is actually..  A DRUG! A future daughter of Crystal meth to be precise. The Facts are all leading to the one fact. In fact observe the effects of overdosing

Okay let us list the similarities.

Exhibit 1 – Shows extensive limb loss and lower body mutation, note the disconfigured face and the distinctive green of the Tiberium almost everywhere over his/hers body, Highly Disturbing.

Exhibit 2 – Extreme facial injury most likely self inflicted. White bulge.. Oh wait just a Band Aid.. Still weird. BUT IT IS IN THE SAME PLACE OF A WHITE PATCH ON EXHIBIT 1! The ressemblance is uncanny and most likely linked.  You can’t see it but her arms and legs have probibly fallen off but was more gory than Exhibit 1.

Well okay the similarities may not be so extensive in number but certainly do share some disturbing traits :O. So maybe the fans (Nod) and the cos-players have their minds twisted and turned to the addiction of this evil material. The Busters (GDI) are striving to rid of this evil stuff.

Now onto the actual material..

Exhibit 3

Exhibit 3

Exhibit 4

Exhibit 4

Obviously the similarities are SO SHOCKING SIMILAR.. Well for one.. THEY ARE BOTH CRYSTAL-TRANSPARENT-PRETTY-SHINT-NICE looking but are both -LIFE-ENDANGERING-NOT-SO-NICE. Again the sames and the differents.

Exhibit 3 – green, big, clunky and above all very dangerious when stood upon as told to us by Command and Conquer 3, just try send a Riflemen squad there and watch them suffer T.T. (may the poor testers rest in piece.)

Exhibit 4 – white, marble like, damn its white, pale, bad for you kids. Really what can be said about this god awful stuff apart from IT SHOULD DISSEPEAR FOREVEAHHHH. Word.

Notice how both share the extensive similar physical appearence only colour differences and size. Maybe over years the crystal developed due to human study or even worse.. GROWING FROM HUMANS OH MY GOD. So many theories can be established from this but are too many to list here. Tiberium can be addicting, Crystal Meth can be addicting. If one was to be hooked then the results would be catastrophic so luckily this dastardly material has not spread throughout the world.

Now onto the prospect of money giving, true if harvested this evil substance can provide a steady income of money that pulls up to highly disturbing numbers.. Now exactly how much can be earned by selling even just a gram of this substance? The question brings another, “Who is buying it” and then another “what is done with it?” then things start to become more clearer.

Substance harvested by harvesters then taken to refinery to make it a useable to the local populace

Substance sold to intrested buyers who in turn sell too the populace

People buy, people start losing limbs and minds start breaking down

Chaos erupts.

This weapon may not be as damaging as a nuclear bomb, or as deadly as a zombie virus but it sure as hell can do more damage than the swine flu. So luckily the goverment has no such knowledge of the power possesed by this substance..

SOO

As proven by the exhibits and points written the similarities are countless and are so painstakenly obvious. If we don’t stop Crystal Meth now then god knows what will happen.. Maybe the kind folks at EA were trying to relay a message to us with C&C..

So kind folks heed to this message and do not go near that stuff cos who knows.. You might find yourself looking down on a huge chunk of Green Rock realising it is your nose..

Aion, Pre-Order Pack.

Now Of course being a semi mmorpg fan, Aion was like a OMFG A POSSIBLE WOW KILLER. I just had to get it.  So I did. The Preorder pack come out like a week ago but I forgot to pick it up so I finally did so I uhh.. Got it. Took some pics with my webcam after staring at it for like 30 mins.. No really =). ALso my cap is busted big time.. SO the current download speed for the Beta is like 6kb so.. I won’t be ingame for a bit.. When I do I promise to take a shitload of pictures for you readers to enjoy! For now look at the awesome case of this preorder pack.

So a bit about Aion.. Well think a simple but effective game like WoW (of course better) with flying and being powered by one of the most powerful game engines, ze german CRYengine. I have snooped around forums, sites, places to read about it and so far people have been saying how awesome it is. Forgot to quote D’oh. This game surfaced around 2007 or 2006 I think, I was on Tabula Rasa when it was still Alive (INSERT PORTAL SONG HERE) and NCsoft was like saying how good it was so it was technically begging me to see the site, screenshots and in the end I was massively impressed.. unfortunately I uhh.. Forgot about this game because 2008 and a bit of 09 was full of awesome games.. UNTIL EB HAD PRE ORDERS the hidden memory woke and took wing to the sky! So yea that is a small story in it’s own right of how Aion came to my eye..

ONTO THE GALLERY MY FRIENDS!!!!! Don’t forget you can get one of these yourself as well. Just pre-order =).

SORRY FOR THE QUALITY, WEBCAMS ARE EVIL DEVICES THAT ARE SO FINNICKY YOU CAN NEVER GET THE EXACT FOCUS RIGHT! But In captions I wrote what the words did say in case. So enjoy 😀

SO I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO PRE ORDER YOURS TODAY ( if you are into Pay-TO-Play mmorpg’s ) BECAUSE YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON ALL THESE GREAT BONUSES! Note If you happen to be in Australia Like me, then go to EB Games to secure one. JB, Game are uncertain sorry.

HAPPY READING!

-Alan