Adam Sessler, one of the last few respectable people left on G4 (next to his on-stage partner, Horseface) has gotten a bit of criticism for his review of Resident Evil 5. And knowing gamers and the o-so-wondrous people of the internet, he had gone ahead and created a video that was recorded before the review was released to help explain to people why he said what he said about the game.
I've always been a fan of the man's Soapbox videos, and this one is something that everyone should check out. Coming from a very well-spoken person, Sessler is able to point out some of the things that he feels are flaws in the game and then thoroughly explain himself. I seriously thought was I was alone on the whole controls issue until watching the vid. I'll definitely still be picking up this game, since I was a huge fan of RE4, don't get me wrong. But Capcom really needs to learn when to move on and leave the whole "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" mentality that it seems to keep with several of its games.
Also, the video and written review can be watched herez.
The free XBLA game has just been announced. The 800 points ($10) game, Undertow, will be free from this upcoming Wednesday to Sunday. I don't know about you [nubs], but this is pretty nice. I was expecting to get some crap game like Frogger (My opinion... which is everyones) that has already been handed out to practically everyone for free already.
During this past holiday season you helped us break a number of Xbox LIVE records. This included our largest sign-up of new members to Xbox LIVE in our 5 year history and just yesterday you broke the record for the single biggest day of concurrent members ever on the service.
As a result of this massive increase in usage we know that some of you experienced intermittent Xbox LIVE issues over the holiday break. While the service was not completely offline at any given time, we are disappointed in our performance. I would like to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for your patience and understanding as our team has worked around the clock to return the service to a stable state.
At the same time we would like to offer a token of our appreciation to all of you in celebration of record success for the service. And as a thank you for your loyalty during this holiday period, we will be offering all of our Xbox LIVE members around the world access to a full Xbox LIVE Arcade game that will be available to download free of charge. In the coming weeks we will be sharing the specific details of this offer with you. Thank you again for helping make Xbox LIVE everything that it is today!
Marc Whitten General Manager, Xbox LIVE Gamertag: Notwen
Updated January 18, 2008
We’re pleased to announce that from 2:00 a.m. PST Wednesday, January 23, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, January 27, 2008 you can download the full version of the recent Xbox LIVE Arcade game, Undertow free of charge.
So, what are you thoughts or feelings on the just announced, free arcade game? Happy? Still pissed? RROD'd? Couldn't really give a shit? Penis?
Edit: Here'z be a few reviews of this game just in case you're think that this just a crappy way for M$ to pay us back for the bad XBL connection ... which it isn't (I still wanted free handjobs from Trixie... but what evz)
I'm sorry if this blog belongs in the forums, but I just had to tell everyone. Best Buy is running a huge deal on a few of their games. For a limited time, you can buy Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed, or Madden 08 (...) for $37 each. HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!? So if you STILL need to buy yourself or someone you know a present for Christmas (yeah, i don't know what that is either), might as well take advantage of this deal and buy it. Hell, buy me one just for telling you about this. This here'z be fo' realz.
i don't really understand why people are beating on the kids who were banned because they played H3 early AND signed on to XBL.. at the same time... I just DL the torrent of this game last night and have been playing it nonstop. To prove that i couldn't give a rats 4ss about stealing the game, here is a vid i posted on Youtube of me playing it. just skip to :45.