As you migth know, I’ve decided lately to shop for a new laptop so I can play some games while i’m on the road. I was not looking for some of the best one as my desktop will always be there for that, but it was interesting to take a sneack peak of what the laptop market looks and what are the best laptop. I was basically looking for those haswell chip and a medium decent GPU.
Those specs are required if you want to play games like minecraft, LoL, WOW, diablo and so on. My old laptop was kinda old so I was limited to older games like diablo 1-2, age of empires 2, stronghold, warcraft 3, ect. Acer tends to give a good series of laptop for the requirements I had, but Asus and Lenovo had quite a few good things to propose as well.
The acer aspire v3-772G-9653 was a logic choice for me to look at, since it got the haswell chip in there plus the GPU is not bad at all. I really like the design of the laptop which in my opinion, is something that makes the difference cuz it somewhat represents you. You dont want to use a bad lookign laptop, because you’ll look like a noob ahah.
After looking at the Lenovo series, I was finally hesitating between the Y500 and the Y510p. Althought the Y500 is cheaper, you can play some decent 2012-2013 games at low/medium and sometimes high setting. I finally made my choice on the Y510p, I think it looks more badass and the spec are a little better. Cant wait to start playing LoL while i’m on the road.
Speaking of that, if you’re looking for a cheaper kind of laptop, i’ve found a nice website comparing a nice list of the best laptop under 500. Let e know if it helps you
I’ve been a big fans of Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Skyrim. Those games redefined a lot of the open world RPG type of game. Especially witht he graphic and the enhanced gameplay of the last opus, it was kinda crazy. Now they want to leave the solo mode to attack the MMO. I’m still not sure about that, because the title might loses the magic touch that was so cool in the series.
What I mean with the magic touch is that everytime TES would launched a new game, they would do a small revoltuion of the open world RPG type of game Now witht he information that we have on the internet, it seems more and more that TES online will looks like some of those WOW or LOTRO type of game, with most probably better graphic. I knwo its probably too early to make any judgement, but my feeling on this game is not as high as it was for skyrim for example.
The evolution of your character seems pretty interesting and their fighting system seems to be different that what we’ve seen in other MMORPG, but I mean, is it going to du a big difference at the end ? That kind of cimmuntiy game where you want ot complete quest, travel from point A to poit B then come back to gain some exp, is that what the payer wants? Again, i’m still not sure. The cool thing about the game is that they are going to put the whole continent together in one game. This has never been done and i’m quite curious about the size of each territory. If its as big as skyrim for each territory, we might have something cool here !
The new batman game : Batman arkham origin is gonna be launched really soon. Today we’re the 20th and its going to eb launched in america in 5 tiny days on console. The thing that really sucks for us, PC gamer is that the launch date was pushed from october 25th to november 8th. However one question remains : what can we expect from such game? We all know that rockstar is nto developping the site anymore so its kind hard to know what’s going to happen. Warner Bros Montreal is now taking care of that license.
Go back in time
The story is happening a few years back before arkham asylium. We’re playing with a batman that is way less experienced . That Batman has way more trouble to control his emotion and we will see throughout the story that this lack of selfcontrol will makes him do some bad mistakes. At teh same time, we will also notice that the relationship between bruce and Alfred Pennyworth is not the same as in the last episode. In fact, the relationship will be more spicy, with a batman angryer than ever.
The gameplay is mostly based on the old episode made by rockstar games. We surely understand that, since it was a great gameplay, so its a cleevr decision to stick to the basis. Fights have a lot of similarities with the old episode arkham asylium. It’s just as dynamic and nervous as arkham asylium.
You will have to fight against quite a few vilain in this opus. The joker, double face, black mask and deathstroke are all ennemies that you’ll have to fight with. There will be calendarman as well and penguin to spice things up a bit.
Anyways, seems like Waner Bros Montreal are not taking much risk on this game by keeping the gameplay very similar to the old version. Can we blame them for that? I dont think so, as long as the game is fun.
I thougth I could write you a ncie post about some cool games I use to play and still play today. No matter how cool those games are becoming today, I still believe that there are some games that no matter how old they are, they are just as fun as the new GTA.
Age of empires II
This one is my favorite. I even still play it. For the new kids on the block, age of empires II is a strategy game, a little bit like halo wars, warcraft 3, civilisatio, ect. You have a choice of quite a few civilisation to pick, it could be either viking, celt, japs, persians or brits. Each civilisation ahs a special unit they can use. Keep in mind that it’s a real time strategy game. It’s not those type of turn/turn game where you need your ennemy to stops his turn prior to start yours. The best thing about age of empires is definitly the multiplayer mode. So much diffeernt type of game to play its crazy. The age of empries II community is probably one of the coolest i’ve ever played with.
I already talke about this game in another post, but minecraft is definitly one of my favorite game as well. it’s an open world game, you cna do whatever you feel like to. You can build mostly anything, crafting anythign you want, raising animals, serisouly its a very complete agme. Again, one of the best thing about this agme is definitly teh multiplayer. You can play with your friend and sharing you own world, that is kinda cool
Another oldie is roller coster. This game is a solo only game but so much fun. Basically you’re building you’re own playground park and you have to manage the finance of your institution. You have to set the right price for your tickets, ect.
Well, I was looking today at how many sales minecraft has since they launched it and its quite impressive. Indeed, they sold about 33 millions unit since day one. That is a lot of sales if you ask me. I decided to show you guys why they have made so many sales over time and why this game is so popular.
It is well known that Minecraft has one of a kind gameplay. You can basically create any type f building you want, as long as you get the ressources to build it. A few games offered soething similar in the past, but not with such gameplay structure. What I mean by gameplay structure is that even a 6 years old kid cna play the game and get the ball rolling to build a tiny house, without playing 10h to learn the basic of the game. The game is pretty intuitive, so everyon can play it.
You dont need a 2000$ laptop to play that game. In fact, if you’re more of a console player, you can even play it on xbox 360. Your low spec laptop can do the job as well. The only thing is that you’ll have to lower your game setting a bit, to prevent any lagging during the game. That being said, a I5 CPU will do the job, especially if you’re playting offline.
The price is crazy low, 19.99 euros. That price beats most of the popular games on the market right now. Thats why its so cool. Everybody can afford minecraft. On top of that, you can play ,much longer than your usual 20h rpg type of game. You will never get tired of minecraft !