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HitmanTV Podcast: “I’m Racist… Against Stupid People”

HitmanTV Podcast

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In the following show I bring my expertise from over 22 years of gaming and authoring over 3,000 living online documents detailing the international video games industry to the table and touch on some risky topics. I speak about my opinions and divulge many pieces of information that a lot of reporters in this industry might be scared to release, and a lot of gamers might be too stubborn to believe.

Some of the topics I’ll touch on in this show include the industry’s push for DRM, and why it exists in the first place. While many gamers believe that DRM exists to rob them of their rights, the facts are plain to see. Game companies are closing down all around us, and while no game company can successfully prove that used games or piracy are causing this (because they are not the only factor) blocking these actions to some extent is meant to be a temporary band-aid fix to the suffering the industry is going through which can only be blamed on a huge list of many factors, not one single factor such as used games.

The trend of gamers taking their experiences in military shooters to unrealistic levels by enlisting based on their skills in a video game is also discussed, with much thanks and respect given to our real life troops and veterans. Reality and fantasy should never be mixed in this way. The importance of Dedicated Servers in First Person Shooters and the foolishness of turning your back on a brand because of a mainstream agenda are highlighted while marketing campaigns from some of the top First Person Shooters in the video games industry are analyzed. I look forward to the feedback of my fans, peers, and critics, and thank you in advance for the time you spent reading and watching this piece.

“I’m Racist… Against Stupid People” featuring Jon Ireson AKA Hitman0769 – Gamer for over 22 years and author of over 3,000 living online documents detailing the international video games industry.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • #1 – Battlefield 4’s Marketing Campaign Is A Complete Joke; DICE is Laughing At You
  • #2 – Call Of Duty Fans That Buy PS4 Are Foolish
  • #3 – FPS Games Are Not Realistic And Have Nothing To Do With Real Life Army Experience
  • #4 – You Supported Piracy Instead Of Gaming By Protesting Next-Gen DRM

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***Editor’s NOTE: Jon’s views are his own and may or may not represent those of RealGamerNewz and the rest of their staff. This article will not be taken down for any reason(s) citing the 1st Amendment of the United States of America. Thanks, -RGN Staff

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Madden NFL 25 Review

Madden 25 Review RealGamerNewz

Madden NFL 25 is an NFL Football game where you hold down the trigger button to run after catching the ball, and—haha, just kidding. The fact of the matter is Madden NFL 25 is at the top of it’s game, showcasing 25 years of innovation from the dedicated team at EA Sports who works closely with their community to remove exploits, enhance gameplay experience, and maintain realism which has never been matched in the industry. You could probably use this game to predict a lot, as EA Sports has worked very closely with NFL players to create the game by monitoring their body’s performance and their behavioral tendencies as well as implementing state of the art motion capture technology.

With the Madden Ultimate Team system you’ll grab a bunch of characters like a pack of trading cards after selecting a Captain and then go from there. As you form your starter team you’ll be thinking about the re-introduced Chemistry ranking that each player (and your team overall) will be rated on, doing things like forming a good Blitz defense or a tight running game will help you with getting rewards such as a first round bye while competing in the new Head-to-Head Seasons Mode in Madden NFL 25. If you form a team that isn’t cohesive but just randomly selecting players, well then obviously there’s not going to be lots of chemistry between them. The game also features long-term goals beyond the gameplay experience including leaving behind a legacy with trophies ranging from Legacy Score 2+, to 500+, to 1,250+, 9,000+, 13,950+, and more. This helps to really cement the game’s longevity in addition to the couch co-op potential which has long been a draw for sports games on console. Who ever said couch co-op is dead though? It’s certainly alive and well in Madden NFL 25 which supports up to 6 players at once on one PS3. Tell your buddies to bring their controllers, it’s going to be a serious gaming session this time around.

Madden’s Career Mode eventually became Connected Careers Mode in recent Madden history, and Madden NFL 25 basically evolves that to another level with Connected Franchise Mode bringing back what was good about Madden before this new vision while implementing what they learned from it as well. You can now also be a Franchise Owner and on top of everything else, you get to worry about the bottom line (dollars that is). In Connected Franchise (Owner Mode) you’ll be in control of “everything from personnel to merchandising”. You’ll get to pick everything from the team’s logo, name, uniforms, to even the city, stadium (which vary in cost and size), and still call all of the shots playing the Coach and Owner roles simultaneously.

Gameplay / Controls: As far as picking plays is concerned, you can rock with ‘Gameflow’ which was introduced in Madden 11 or you can go into Conventional play-books which default to “Ask Madden” selections in case you don’t want to spend lots of time picking plays. For me, Conventional gameplay (choosing what play you want based on looking at their drawings and/or picking them by name) is extremely fluid in Madden NFL 25. There’s no reason to complain about how long it takes now, it doesn’t take long at all. You can clearly tell passing plays from running plays and even though I’m no football expert I’ve always enjoyed picking my own plays through the years because at least I can understand what’s going on, switch it up when things aren’t working, and figure out what plays my particular play-style is compatible with. In the past I used to just Hail Mary everything, but Madden NFL 25 brings a difficulty associated with its realism which will require you to think a lot harder about what you’re doing.

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Some other improvements to the Madden Ultimate Team system include throwing in players from the reserves much easier. Now you won’t have to leave the Best Lineup button to grab inactive players whose chemistry score and/or skill-set is exactly what your team needs at any given moment. There are 351 new plays in Madden NFL 25, 20 new formations, 2 new play-books (Pistol and Run and Shoot), and 2 new Legend Coach Play-books (Mike Ditka and Jimmy Johnson). Without boring you all with an exhaustive list of every single changed made to the game (you can probably bug EA Sports for one of those), let me just say that blocking, running the ball, and blitzing feel in some cases a lot more fluid, and in all situations things feel at least slightly more accurate to what your intent was when pressing the buttons.

Input lag is virtually non-existent, and predictive patterns at EA Sports are really getting to an overly impressive level that easily makes the Action / Adventure genre’s sometimes frustrating lack of accurate responsiveness to your input just look absolutely silly. Playing Madden NFL 25 is as graceful as us old timers remember the old Madden games being on Super Nintendo and later the original PlayStation, although something tells me decades from now people will look back on this and laugh. With things this smooth on current generation consoles though, I’m very interested to see what the next-generation version of the game has in store for players.

Featured Player and Coach Legends in Connected Franchise:

  • Barry Sanders
  • Cris Carter
  • Curtis Martin
  • Dan Marino
  • Dave Casper
  • Deacon Jones
  • Deion Sanders
  • Derrick Brooks
  • Derrick Thomas
  • Night Train Lane
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Franco Harris (Unlockable)
  • Fred Biletnikoff (Unlockable)
  • George Blanda
  • Isaac Bruce
  • Jack Ham
  • Jerry Rice (Unlockable)
  • Mean Joe Greene
  • Joe Montana (Unlockable)
  • John Elway
  • John Mackey
  • John Randle
  • Kellen Winslow
  • Kurt Warner (Unlockable)
  • Lawrence Taylor
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Michael Irvin
  • Mike Ditka
  • Otto Graham
  • Randall Cunningham
  • Ray Lewis
  • Reggie White
  • Rod Woodson (Unlockable)
  • Ronnie Lot
  • Sammy Baugh
  • Sean Taylor
  • Shannon Sharpe
  • Steve Largent
  • Steve Young (Unlockable)
  • Troy Aikman (Unlockable)
  • Walter Payton
  • Warren Moon (Unlockable)
  • Warren Sapp
  • William Perry (DT-Unlockable)
  • William Perry (FB)
  • Coach: Bill Walsh (Unlockable)
  • Coach: Dick Vermeil
  • Coach: Jimmy Johnson (Unlockable)
  • Coach: Joe Gibbs
  • Coach: John Madden (Unlockable)
  • Coach: Mike Ditka (Unlockable)
  • Coach: Tom Flores (Unlockable)
  • Coach: Tom Landry
  • Coach: Vince Lombardi

Offline 32 Character Control, Offline Fantasy Draft, Create-A-Player, and a lot more features are also present in the game thanks to EA Sports listening to fan feedback, honestly there’s just too many to even list. If you’re a hardcore member of the community you probably already know what I’m talking about, but you by no means need to be a hardcore Madden community member to enjoy this game. Pop it in and start playing just like you used to before things started to get confusing. This game plays fluid and smooth and is fun the entire time.

Graphics / Art Direction: The graphics in Madden NFL 25 are the best this generation has to offer. The visual theme is all about realism, so it’s obvious what Art Direction you should expect out of Madden NFL 25. Gameplay everything looks great, and you really get immersed in what’s going on, you never have to guess or look passed pixel problems. The replays are surreal and make things look even better.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: In Madden NFL 25, the commentary feels real, I honestly don’t know how they’ve done it. Instead of just hearing what may have sounded like automated code in the past, it actually feels like the commentators are really watching the match live. EA Sports has always had advanced methods to make this type of audio illusion of realism but there were always subtle hints that gave it away, now they’ll basically tell you how to win. In Madden NFL 25 the commentary is indistinguishable from a real live football match on television’s commentary. You’ll even catch them making long term observations and criticisms about the way the NFL has changed over the 25 years since Madden has been bringing the sport to life for those of us who aren’t good enough to play this sport for a living.

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Multiplayer Aspect: Online Matches are matched depending on how close somebody is to Skill Level with you. If you don’t want to wait for this to happen, you can go to Quick Match which will automatically find somebody further and further from your skill level just to get you in the game that much faster but still get the most balanced game out there. You can also hop in lobbies and chat while waiting for somebody to join. For the first time you can Download and Upload Player Sliders, CPU Sliders, Defensive Play-books, Rosters, Offensive Play-books, and more using the Madden Share system on PS3 and Xbox 360’s EA Sports Network. “Warning: The contents of this file may contain offensive language”; bring it on baby! The Main Menu has been redesigned and feels like Windows 8 / PlayStation Store the way it’s got tiles that are easy to navigate and identify.

Replay Ability- Very High

Engine Performance: The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are using the Infinity Engine 2 while the upcoming Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 versions will use the new Ignite game engine. We reviewed this game on PS3 and experienced no glitches during our play-through.

Final Verdict: There are some people out there who say “I don’t like sports games”, there are even some who complain that sports games are released yearly. To those people I challenge you to actually pick up this game either as a rental or purchase and find out how Madden NFL 25 is bringing back the classic feel of football video games being as much about the video game experience and gameplay as they were about football. You don’t need to have a favorite team or care who throws the ball the best where you come from to enjoy Madden NFL 25, and if you are a sports buff there’s no doubt that the massive roster, new innovations in Connected Franchise Mode, the Madden Ultimate Team system, and improvements all around in terms of realism; you’ll be satisfied with this title.

The only reason this game is not a 10/10 Platinum Game is because the current generation hardware is feeling outdated and at some points might be having trouble pushing the boundaries and keeping up with the innovations EA Sports has in store for Madden NFL 25. Overall, RealGamerNewz scores this game a solid 9/10 and it has earned itself an RGN Rating of Gold. This game is being advertised by EA Sports as a return to the nostalgia of Madden but with the most evolved gameplay experience seen in NFL video games thus far, and we are happy to report that is exactly what Madden NFL 25 is.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developers: EA Tiburon

Publisher: EA Sports

Available On: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Worldwide on August 27, 2013

Played On: PlayStation 3

Next-Gen Version on Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 Available November 2013

Review Copy Info- A physical copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Gameplay Teaser [HD 1080P]

Diablo III PlayStation 3

The Gameplay Teaser of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is here thanks to Activision / Blizzard which will see the game released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as this Expansion becoming available on the Mac OS X and Windows PC versions of the game. As always, view this in Full 1080P HD below thanks to RealGamerNewz.com working hard to bring  you the best quality content on the planet. To watch this one in HD, just press play, it’s that simple.

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Gamescom 2013: Fable Legends – Announcement Trailer [HD]

Fable Legends Xbox ONE

Fable Legends has been announced at the Gamescom 2013 event by Microsoft Game Studios who will publish the title exclusively on Xbox ONE and will reboot the series changing many things to bring the series in line with what fans of the franchise have been giving for feedback since the game’s third released first debuted to mixed reception on Xbox 360. The long-standing franchise originally envisioned by Peter Molyneux will have its sixth iteration developed by Lionhead Studios and can be seen for the first time  below in this High Definition video via RealGamerNewz.com :

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Gamescom 2013: Command & Conquer – Campaign Missions Reveal Trailer [HD 1080P]

Command & Conquer - Gamescom 2013

Gamescom 2013 gave way to EA’s reveal of more Command & Conquer. In the following 1080P HD trailer you’ll see the episodic content and PvP Gameplay they have planned for it. Let us know in the comments section what you think about this and what your favorite C&C game was? For me it’s Red Alert 2, and by the looks of things that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

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World of Tanks Beta 360 Invites Incoming, GAMEPLAY VID HERE

World of Tanks X360 Edition

Xbox 360’s World of Tanks Beta Invites are still being pushed out weekly, and now that Gamescom 2013 is here developer Wargaming has decided to use the platform to let everybody know that they will be doing a large, more public push for the beta at this time. You can check out our own Deputy Editor playing the Beta in the following RGN Gameplay Video w/ Commentary HERE and if you want to sign up for a chance of getting in on the action visit the official developer’s sign up page HERE.

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The State of the Modern Gamer (An Open Letter)

GDC Protest

It’s been quite a remarkable year for gamers but not all things has been pretty. Of all the topics discussed, I believe gamers should be under the microscope this time. This is a letter to the gamer; an observation. A small one indeed, but one that I feel should be spoken. Gamers don’t realize how much their voices effect the industry and how it changes the landscape of it. While I do agree that we should voice our opinions, it’s how we do it that falls under great scrutiny with me and it should with the community.

For instance, comments concerning what console should be bought by a “real” gamer. This is such nonsense!! Whatever the gamer chooses, it is entertainment fitting to their tastes. However the gamer games, he / she is a gamer. Yes, a gamer can want to watch television through their console and game, or play an app on his phone and be a gamer. It is quite possible, you know. How can one say what is for “real” gamers and what is not? To hear gamers describe fellow gamers as “hardcore” or “casual”, with a completely negative opinion towards the mobile market is quite absurd. I would say it’s blowing some subject matters out of proportion.

A good example of a proportion being blown out to the high heavens was the Aliens: Colonial Marines fiasco. Hey let’s just get down to the nitty gritty. It wasn’t what we hoped for. We were promised a definitive, graphically beautiful piece of software. What we got was, of course, different. Gamers responded unkindly to them. A class action lawsuit was later filed. Aliens: CM, bottom line, was not that bad of a game. The graphics were dialed back, some of the atmosphere was just a little lost, but overall the game did alright for an Aliens game. It was more or less, more of the same stuff we’ve seen before, I mean really; what Aliens game ever did kick major azz? Tell me… I’ll wait. Yet, I enjoyed my time playing it. Saying that in a forum and you’re guaranteed to get stones thrown your way. So because of some graphic changes, you weren’t able to enjoy the game for what it was? You couldn’t find fun in three buddies fighting aliens alongside with you in dark corridors? You said they lied to you? Well in that case, every developer has lied to you when they presented their game at an exposition. Even your beloved BioShock Infinite is guilty of exaggerating graphics in its marketing.

R U Bout Dat Forum Jockey Life

The latest prime example really needs no introduction, you might have guessed it. The situation surrounding Xbox One, their former policies, pricing, and mandatory Kinect accessory. Now this subject alone is worth its own article discussion. In fact, many bloggers and journalists have done that for you, so I won’t go into a long talk about it. Or maybe I will. First of all, I have to say that it was rather silly to complain about the always online feature. Simply because I don’t know one gamer that unhooks their console from the network. Ever. My PS3 at home connects daily, every morning, to upload cloud saves to the PSN. The only time you can consider it “unhooking” from the net would be when I turn it off. Gamers already keep their consoles connected to the internet so what was really the problem with the policy? Like Neo discovered in the second installment of The Matrix, the problem is choice. But truly, was that something worth looking to crucify MS for? How about the dormant Kinect? In a camera-filled world, you now worry about the Kinect spying on you? Don’t be ridiculous.

Then gamers took to the forums again with negative energy spewing from their keyboards like volcanoes when a reviewer spoke out against The Last of Us. And why would the Sony president, Shuhei Yoshida even react negatively towards the difference of opinion? I read the review and it didn’t seem to be a nitpick. It was a subjective viewpoint of TLOU, experienced by an individual. Still, gamers bashed the reviewer relentlessly and praised Yoshida for tweeting about his disapproval of the review. The outcry was so harsh that the reviewer later retracted his review and in so many words offered a apology to the community, which was completely unnecessary in my opinion. Gamers can dish criticism about developers and publishers but they can’t take criticism on their beloved developers and publishers? Ah, can you say double standard?

It is ironic that gamers who once stood as a symbolism for individuality shared through the love of gaming have gotten to the point of having a class structure within a fixed social ecosystem. Now you either roll with the punches or “get punched” for being different or for having different tastes. We complain about the continuity of franchised games such as Assassin’s Creed and that other military game that we always bring up in a topic of that kind. But of course with our hands we support that because no matter what our mouths say, secretly we don’t like change. Just make our games look graphically good and we’ll forgive you. That’s where it seems to be, that line that is always drawn. If it looks good, we’ll take it. If it’s developed by a beloved developer, we’ll support and worship. If it’s the bandwagon, by all means don’t be a pink elephant and hop on it.

As we move forward gamers, we must realize the weight of our words with the industry, developers, publishers, and fellow gamers. Support your developers but constructively give opinions on their software. Understand and know that what you might declare as a fantastic game will be utter trash to another gamer. Digest information and judge objectively before you seek to crucify. Read the fine print. Understand that the industry is a business first and foremost. If the game beats you, find a way to get off your butt and master it instead of crying foul. We can do better than what we’ve been doing, gamers.

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Battlefield 4 – I Stabbed Him in the Water [HD]

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Check out the I Stabbed Him in the Water trailer for the upcoming Battlefield 4 releasing from DICE and EA Games on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox ONE, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC later this year.

 

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Battlefield 4 – Taking Out Tanks Left and Right [HD]

BF4 DICE RealGamerNewz Presents

Check out the Taking Out Tanks Left and Right trailer for the upcoming Battlefield 4 releasing from DICE and EA Games on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox ONE, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC later this year.

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Battlefield 4 – Ride Off Into the Sunset [HD]

Battlefield 4 PlayStation 4 1

Check out the Ride Off Into the Sunset trailer for the upcoming Battlefield 4 releasing from DICE and EA Games on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox ONE, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC later this year.

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