January 3, 2008
First Post! Meet New Gaming Steve Contributer, Clayton Ashley
Hello denizens of gamingsteve.com, it is I, Clayton Ashley, yet another one of the content providers Steve has hired for the website. I'm a new face in the industry, I have followed the gaming scene quite extensively for many years. I'll be contributing news stories as often as possible and game reviews/impressions when I get the chance.
I try to keep my gaming tastes as diverse and open as possible. I play every genre in gamerdom, from hardcore RPGs, to casual webgames, and even a German style board game or two. While I don't often stray into sports games, I'm always willing to try out new innovations (such as the surprisingly fun Skate). In that vein, I'm always trying those genre busting games (A Monopoly style Collectible Card game? Count me in!) and I'll attempt to cover those as often as possible.
I'll play on any console, handheld, or PC platform (so long as I can afford it). And despite what Ebert says, I believe and will staunchly defend video games as works of art so you'll be seeing that aspect of my gaming tastes in future posts.
So hit me up for a game if you want to play a game or two – my forum name, gamertag, and Steam ID is "Rax Dakkar". See you out there.
Posted by Clayton Ashley at 8:30 AM
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Mr. Ashley A.K.A Mr. Drakken, your first post contains a picture of TF2. You therefore win.
Do you play "Gears Of War" or how about Call of Duty 4??? Looking out for you xx
Thank you for mentioning skate ;)
I don't get the craze about TF2, but I have also only played the 360 version and I know that the PC version is not only the definitive, but the only "real" version, but I'm a Mac snob. Sue me.
Skate ! Woohoo ! I'm just gonna finish this paper and hit the streets of San Vanelona for a bit after that.
Every genre? Come play flight sims then =)
I do currently play Call of Duty 4 (and Gears of War when I can get a group together) on the 360.
Second, Sturek, I too found the Xbox version of Teamfortress 2 to be a pretty terrible experience, so when Valve put the Orange Box on sale, I couldn't help but get the so called "real" version, as well as Portal so I could play some user created maps. Also, I happen to play all my PC games on a Mac Book Pro in boot camp. It's the newest version (Santa Rosa) and runs all modern Half-Life 2 based games really well, Company of Heroes looks great, and so does Command and Conquer 3!
I was looking at buying the Steam version, but I only have a MacBook sans Pro and won't be able to afford a Pro or iMac soon, so there is not a lot I can do. I got HL2 running in CrossOver, but it is kind of laggy.
Besides RTSs (most of which I don't care about) what PC games should have me going to install BootCamp anyways ? I know TF2 is kinda tempting, but the only thing that really bugs me is that there is no 360 version of Trackmania (but I think it is rumored to come a a Live Arcade title). Besides that, there is no experience I absolutely cannot get on my 360 that tempts me to install Windows again. If anyone has a few games I have to try (no MMOs please, I just got off EVE ;) ), I'd be really interested.
Sorry if I'm a bit bitter. I was a hardcore PC gamer, but a few years back I realized how uninnovative most PC games had become and that all the interesting stuff was happening on the consoles. It all reached its pinnacle for me with Far Cry which I was really looking forward to, but when I bought it and brought it home, I only played it for 30 mins and was already bored. So, I slowly drifted away from PC gaming. But maybe there is something worth going back for, even if it's just in Bootcamp.
Welcome! Consider yourself added on Live when I get home (if you have space of course). My name on here is the same on Live. I'm looking forward to what you have to contribute. Take care!
Greetings! Glad to have you on board and I hope you stop by the forum!
Welcome, Clayton! Look forward to your work. :)
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