Ef You Treyarch...

21st Century Platonic Online Respect and Understanding

Russ and myself have always had a storied history of chatting in strange and mysterious ways. Nothing changed even if he’s 750 miles away.

Beer #0 – Short’s Kolsch 45

When it comes to beer criticism I don’t know the difference between A.S.T.M.O’s to S.R.M’s to E.F.Y.O.U’s. Best leave it to the pro’s if you ask me.

Michigan and it’s beer’verse is appearing to become a thing. With Grand Rapids sharing the national honor of  Beer City USA 2012 it’s suggested to know your shit about local beer around here. Sure it’s not all roses with the recent announcement of Michigan Brewing Company and it’s assets being sold at auction but there will remain plenty of good brewers.

This finally comes full circle to Short’s Kolsch 45. After a visit to the actual pub and leaving more then impressed I felt compelled to pick up a six pack and throw back a few after work this evening.

It’s easy to get Kolsch and Grolsch confused. After reading both Wikipedia entries they still have a semblance of being the same damned thing. Unlike the Grolsch thankfully Short’s Kolsch doesn’t come in a green bottle. The actual beer has a light apperance both in body and color. Taste has an element of hops along side a scent of grain. Clearly built to be consumed during a Michigan heat wave I drank a few of these in a competetors glass highly chilled and recommend all to do the same.

Short’s Kolsch 45 Debut Release
5.5% ABV

It Was a Good Month…

Whatever happened in February, it must have been awesome.

Call of Duty Black Ops Two

Battlefield 3 According to Burgetta

Field report request

By: Burgetta for burgetta.wordpress.com

I think the biggest problem I have with Battlefield 3 is that it was made well known this game was to “compete with Call of Duty.”  I played previous Battlefield entries, and they were good.  They weren’t great, but they were fun shooters (for the most part).  They were a change of pace from Call of Duty.  Since you claimed to want to “compete with Call of Duty,” I now have no choice but to judge your game against the Call of Duty series; before they were two separate franchises, each with their own bright spots and flaws, but separate franchises.  Your game is not as good as Call of Duty.  I understand you probably weren’t trying to make a CoD clone, but they definitely play much better.  They are fast, they are fun, and they are challenging. The controls are tight, and for the most part, this is key, everything works.  Your game is almost completely devoid of any action at all for long stretches.  Spawns often require you to run a ridiculous distance to an objective.  These are 2 things that do not add up to a “fast and fun” gaming experience.  As far as your game being challenging, I find the hardest part is to make it from point A to point B without being sniped from a rock or a window.  Nevermind getting kills, or capturing objectives, you can’t even get to them.  This is probably the number 1 biggest problem I have.  It is the exact opposite of fun.  Your game is being dragged down immeasurably by those who select the sniper class, then find a spot and sit there.  Why would they move?  There is absolutely no penalty at all for camping.  The killcams are a joke.  I have long held the belief that there should be much harsher penalties for play like a bitch in this manner, or AT LEAST a separate game type where camping is not an option.  If you do not move from where you are within a set amount of time, say 10 seconds tops, you die.  Good idea, right?  I’m sure you will fuck it up.  Battlefield’s controls are far less responsive than that of CoD, I would even say they are muddy.  CoD has it’s moments, but for the most part they work.  Your game was and is horribly broken.  You want to compete with Call of Duty you say.  You release an embarrassingly bad beta, and a game that requires a 2GB patch to play.  2GB?  2GB.  There is also another somewhat sizable patch I have not yet downloaded, and never will.  People paid you real actual money for your game, and you weighed down their hard drives with 3GB worth of patches, because you chose to release a game that didn’t fucking work.  Brilliant.  Fuck you.

“You have an opinion on Battlefield 3™. And we’re listening. Your feedback will help shape the future of the game. Take the Survey.”

The Google Drive Icon Looks like the Abstergo Industries Icon

Another new Google offering and a new icon that looks like it was ripped from a game. First it was Google Chrome now it’s Google Drive. One of their graphic designers at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway must be gamer

For people who haven’t played the games Abstergo Industries is evil.