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7:04 PM on 01.17.2009

Xbox I Hardley Knew You

Yeah that's right my xbox finally gave out. I got the dreaded old red ring of death. In case you are wondering this is my second xbox, so I guess I will be getting my third soon enough. I got my first xbox two christmas's ago so I have owned a xbox for a little over two years. My first one gave out ten months in and I had to send it in. I got it back a few weeks later just to have tons of DLC problems and it will probably happen again this time. My xbox has really made me think, what is the point? I have a Playstation 3 and Wii as well and I don't see the point to playing a system that breaks JUST FROM PLAYING IT. I really should play my PS3 more often I mean I haven't had a single problem. Also before it died it scratched my GTA IV disc just to make sure I couldn't play that at all either. So what do you guys think?

Have you got the red ring of death before?

Have any of you given up on your xbox because of it?


12:51 PM on 07.10.2008

Bioshock Trophies

It has been confirmed by Andrew Rudson of 2K Games that Bioshock will be one of the first PS3 games to feature trophies. In an article written by Rudson it stated

"While working on BioShock PS3, I had the opportunity to be one of the first developers to make use of the new PSN Trophy system."

So Bioshock will have these things called trophies were you unlock them when you do a certain action. Hmmmmm sounds similar to something I have heard before. I don't know about you but it doesn't surprise me at all considering it was on the Xbox 360, that system that has achievements those things that Sony completely copied with this whole trophy thing. Hopefully Sony can fix the problems people have been having with the new update in time for Bioshock so everyone can get these trophies. Hmmmm I wonder if these trophies are going to be anything like the achievements in Bioshock? So what do you think of Bioshock having trophies. Do you think future PS3 games will feature them? I have doubts because Sony isn't forcing developers in making trophies for their games.   read

5:06 PM on 06.06.2008

The Start of an Affair and My First Blog

I would like to start this off with saying this is my first C-Blog I have ever written on Destructoid so just like to say hi everyone. But I am not really here to talk about that I am here to talk about how I got into gaming. It really all started with the Playstaion One era, I am a younger gamer so the whole NES era was before my time. I did have a Sega Genesis but I didn’t really play that. My first game that I not only got for the PS1 but the first game I ever really played was Spyro the Dragon.

I instantly fell in love with it, its fun gameplay, cool levels and witty humor. When the sequel came out I was in heaven I owned all three of the original Spyro the Dragons. However that is not where my passion really started. The game that first made me realize this is more than just some hobby I enjoy doing was defiantly Final Fantasy 9. When my dad bought it he mostly bought it for himself being a gamer as well, which is really the reason I game today. If it wasn’t for him being a gamer I never would have started. I decided to try Final Fantasy 9 I was about 8 years old and I was instantly blown away by the amazing cut scene graphics. I was really intrigued by the whole turn based gameplay. I loved it I couldn’t stop playing it. It was the first game I ever beat played right through to the end. Of course my dad did help me. During boss battles he would occasionally say “Heal that guy now” or “Next turn hit him with fire” but I still beat it ‘till the end and I was so happy.

My favorite era though was defiantly the Playstation Two era. My dad bought me one about a year after launch and our first game was none other than Final Fantasy 10. I loved it just as much as FF 9 is was so good. However that was not the only game I loved on PS2, it was my favorite system I played Ratchet & Clank my then Spyro the Dragon, Grand Theft Auto, God of War and many of the other classics. I really enjoyed Ratchet & Clank how you got huge weapons and went to unique planets and it had you laughing it really did remind me of Spyro.

If I was to say I ever had a downtime I would actually say it is right now. I have a Xbox 360 and PS3 I do love them and play quite a bit I don’t as much as a PS2 and the passion isn’t as there as much I hope I find one game to bring it back. I do enjoy reading about games on sites like Destructoid and Penny Arcade.

I listen to video game podcast as well like Podtoid and RetroForceGO! And they do keep me gaming but I don’t as much as I did. So I thank Destructoid for that. I guess I will wrap my article up now and just say I am glad to finally write a blog I hope people will read and enjoy and welcome me with open arms.   read

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