Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I'm still around.

Wow, my last post was over 3 months ago. Funny thing is, the only people that will see this is:

1. Spambots.
2. People I force to come here.
3. Me.

Oh well, who cares?

So, with the revealed price, back at E3, of $499 and $599, I'm not getting a PS3. At least, not until after the first price drop. With my great hate of M$, I won't get a X-box 360.

That leaves me with my definite choice: The Wii. Nintendo Wii. I already have a few games preordered and now all I wait for is the preordering of the actual console to become available. As soon as that happens, I'll be quite happy.

There's really not any interesting news on gaming as of recent, so I won't speak of anything there.

Til next time, adios.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

So, What's New?

So, rumors. Yes, it's the official week of rumors. The week before E3 always has been like that.

A few rumors have caught my eye. I'll tell you the cool ones that might kick ass. Also, know, some of these rumors may have been proven wrong or right. If this is the case, please tell me.

First rumor: The PS3, which comes with a 60 GB HDD, will cost $399. Now, even if the Xbox 360 is already priced at $399, that's still a pretty hefty price (as opposed to the normally expected price of $299 for new consoles). The only thing I hope with this rumor, if it's true, is that Sony DOES NOT offer more then one version of their console. I don't want game companies to be limited because some gamers don't have a HDD in their PS3.

The rumor was actually offered by Playstation Magazine, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Besides, we're suppose to here the official price on the 8th. That's 4 days away.

As for news, We're going to see the DS Lite here on the 11th of June for $129.99, Bethesda's game Oblivion has be rerated M instead of T because of some nude skins in it, EA claims it'll have a playable demo of Madden for the Wii and PS3(I'm interested in seeing what the Wii one's like), Of course no Diablo 3 at E3, nor will we see anything about Fallout 3 (currently being made by Bethesda), and the rumor of Nintendo not having a patent on 'Wii' is false.

Also, as always, Peter Moore is an idiot. He's quoted in Newsweek saying: "If the controller is different and innovative; fine. But I would say that Xbox Live is the bigger innovation. It depends on your definition of innovative. If having a DVD style controller defines innovation; great. I would argue that talking millions of gamers and connecting them with friends and strangers around the world... I'd call that pretty innovative."

Sorry to break it to you, buddy, but people were gaming on the PC with systems like Gamespy and Battle.net (as well as many others) long before Xbox Live came around. And, they were/are doing it for free.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Game Series For Everyone, Katamari Damancy

ZOMG! Lego style.

So far, to my knowledge, there are 3 Katamari games. Two for the PS2 and one for the PSP. Most of you that don't fail at life probably already know what the game is about. Rolling around and picking up stuff. Yes, that's it. As you pick up stuff, you get bigger and can pick up bigger stuff. It's quite awesome. Wait, before I go on, a real screen shot!

Yes, the objects are all blocky on purpose. It's so that they're more basic thus allowing for more items on screen. Never-the-less, you'll soon take a liking to the graphics. It has a nice distinct style.

Before I lie too much, know that almost everyone either loves or hates this game. No matter what, everyone should try it out. Now then, bow to the king, dangit.

If this isn't manly and sexy, I don't want to know what is.

Oh, and, since I'm a nice guy, here's a pretty wicked desktop for it I found somewhere on the internet. Actually, that somewhere was http://www.projectarcanum.com/ which is a pretty awesome site as well.

Anyways, until next time, play some good games. Also, comment, damn you.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Video Game Movies

Uwe Boll bites back
games journalists, Boll argues, should be pleased that videogame-based movies are getting made at all. "It's tough to convince someone from the studio system to believe in a videogame-based movie. It's way easier to have a great book or to have a comic book [as your source material], because these studio guys, they know Spider-Man, Batman, that kind of stuff."

Lets get right into this by me simply stating, I hate Uwe Boll. I don't want video game movies. Here's a good slogan for your next movie, Uwe, "Why play it when you can watch it?"

Yes, that's my thought on it. Movies based on video games are on the same level as books based on movies. They're not needed, and often not wanted. Just like books based on movies, movies based on games are quick cash-ins. They're just 'give the consumer some shit that they'll pay us for!' schemes.

Boll argues that people are watching his movies. This is true, but why are they watching them? Is it because they're good? Hell no.

Fans of House of the Dead will watch a movie based on it. Same with Alone in the Dark and BloodRayne. People like those games. Fans of certain products with buy things under the same name. How else do you think Nintendo ever sold any Virtual Boys?

Ouch, my eyes!
I have a headache just thinking about it. How I was ever
actually able to play on this thing, I'll never know.

Point is, if I want to experience a game, I'll play the game. I don't want to watch a movie about it.

Uwe Boll, please stop making video game movies. You can make any sort of movie you want, just leave my beloved gaming industry alone.

Hey, folks, Here's a little avatar I made that conveys my feelings quite well.
I'm an Idiot

Sunday, April 02, 2006

RPGs of the Old Days

A clip from the 8-bit Theater comic
Do you remember back in the day when RPGs were cool? Before all the main characters had to be teen-boppers? I'm talking about before famous game series like Breath of Fire and Final Fantasy became 3D. Now, of course, their 3D entries are utter-crap but that doesn't mean they're good.

I'll admit that the first time I play a 3D RPG, my first being Final Fantasy VII, the graphics amazed me. It was my first experience with a game that wasn't sprite-based and my mind was sent reeling at the display and such geometric shapes.

After the nostalgia wore off, though, I realized it wasn't that great of a game. Yes, I know, you want to burn me at the stake right now or, a more civilized approach, ignore me, but I'd prefer if you didn't do either. Please hear me out, I want your comments. It doesn't matter if you post 'You're gay for hating FF7!' or maybe some helpful feedback, I still want it. I want to know what you think.

Back on topic, though, I'll get to my point. Just as I said in my last post, I don't care for graphics. I don't care that these 3D characters look better then sprites. I care how the characters are defined. That's what I want and would prefer.

So, yes, I like handheld gaming, especially the kind found on the DS and GBA because they lack in graphics and must instead define themselves through another path. For the good games, that path is making itself a good game.

Where Final Fantasy failed was when it abandoned his D&D style of character development. I know it never was based on D&D and really isn't related to it, but the original characters from the first game gave the sort of feeling. Around the 6th entry they completely lost that concept and instead replaced it with characters that are all clones of each other plus a few small differences between each other. That is, in my opinion, what final fantasy is crap recently.

A small note on a totally different subject: I want to offer you guys some great video game tunes in some of my future posts so, if anyone knows a good MP3 hosting site that will host that MP3 for me forever without any set erase date, please tell me. Oh, and it has to be free. I'm too poor for anything requiring cash.
Lost and Confused

I'm sorry, Sony and mostly Microsoft are taking gaming the wrong direction. I don't care about the graphics. I just don't. I'm still playing games like Starcraft, Fallout, Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, and Final Fantasy 4. Why? Because, they're still good games and better then many of the newer games that have 'teh grafix!'.

Storyline and Gameplay are two amazing words. Offer both at a good amound and quality, I'll probably fall for it. Offer me great graphics with nothing underneath, you can kiss my ass. I won't buy your game.

With the Revolution the gameplay possiblities will be expanded. Many people say it will lose the methods of gameplay because of the lack of being like the GameCube's controller(as the Xbox 360's controller is like the Xbox's and the PS3's, I assume, will be like the PS2's). Which has better controls, the DS or the PSP? If you answer the latter, you're a dipshit and I demand you stop spending money on games since you're obviously supporting the wrong products for the wrong reasons.

Anyways, I see no reason to think the Revolution will no kick complete ass I can only wait with excitement and hope that it will conquer the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Viva la Revolution!