I've been playing video games since the late 90s- Starting with stuff like Pokemon Stadium and Twisted Metal. I'm a huge GameCube and Dreamcast fan. (GameCube is cool. Even had a handle!) I love the old muddy graphics of the past- Especially stuff like Pikmin. Cel-shading is even better too. I'm pretty much anti-Microsoft because of their business practices. (Even though I adore Halo. Not the new Halo- Just Bungie's Halo.)
I also like anime. Not too much- Just Cowboy Bebop. All praise the Bebop. I like DBZ, Naruto, and Inuyasha too- But those series are pretty inferior compared.
Steam: Hungarian Seagull King
(I'd rather not put my PSN and LIVE- I mostly don't use them anymore. Well- I mostly don't play multiplayer really. I still play single-player on consoles though.)
Did I mention I like Pikmin a lot? Because I do.
(I'd rather not write about all my fandoms- Too many to count.)
It features the song 'Started from the Bottom' by hip-hop artist Drake.
I'm not a fan of 'Drake'- (And I don't want to offend anyone who likes his stuff) But I'm so damn confused and bewildered by this commercial. I mean, they could've added a Black Flag song. (The band has the same name as the game!)
... I hope I haven't offended any Drake fans out there.
Now- I was a Xbox fan and didn't have a PS2. Missed out on a lot of PS2 gems and now I've decided to play some of the stuff I missed out on. Knowing the Playstation Store has a wide selection of PS2 and PS1 classics, I decided to pick one. I'd heard about Katamari Damacy and seen gameplay- Always wanted to try it out. So, I purchased it off the store.
The game is so fun and addictive. I love it! I think my favourite part is rolling up cats and dogs. The cutscenes are very strange- And I've yet to understand this game. Yet, it's genius and I enjoy it. The game has a very 'feel-good' atmosphere to it- And the soundtrack is so good too.
I've also purchased Fatal Frame 2- And plan on playing that as well. (I think I'll have to research for more games on my PS2 list...) Tell me what your favourite PS2 games are and I'll look em' up!
I've been watching a series of videos on YouTube from Chris Seavor's personal account- And it's commentary from him and two other devs who originally worked at Rare during the 90s and through it's transition from Nintendo to Microsoft. It's really cool- And I thought it would be great for the Destructoid community to see. It's still on-going and they haven't released a vid in a month. Perfect chance for anyone to catch up.
So... I purchased a SNES a couple of days ago. It's the 1997 model that's more of a mini version of the original. (Which probably are more inexpensive than the originals.) I purchased it from a nearby retro game shop- The prices are fantastic there too. I received the SNES for $40. Stuff like Banjo Kazooie for $20 and original Pokemon games for $5 each! I was in heaven! I literally sat there looking at the guy's stock for 30 minutes because his collection amazed me.
Anyway- Enough about the shop. I bought one SNES game, A Link to the Past, for $15. It's a really great game too. I'm having a lot of fun. (I'm still only at the beginning- Haven't gotten too far.) I'll probably come back and ask if the guy has Earthbound. Maybe even Harvest Moon or Super Metroid. (Oh- Maybe Super Mario RPG!)I'm so glad I don't have to submit to the crazy prices online now.
The new consoles are slowly coming upon us- And a lot of people are excited. But, the thing is, I'm more sad than excited. I know that the current gen consoles can't go on forever. I'm just kinda surprised. It feels like it was barely around the corner. (At least for me) Are you guys sad that we're starting another generation of gaming again? (Not disappointed. Just, a feeling of 'Wow, I feel old now'.)
I'll probably adapt to the new consoles anyway. It'll rub on me and I'll become comfortable with them. The memories of greats like MGS4 are coming back to me- And I'm going to miss when this generation was current. (Just like how I miss the days of the Dreamcast and GameCube.)
Well... My Xbox 360 has received the fabled 'Red Ring of Death' after three months of inactivity. It took me by surprise- Even though it was inevitable. It was a Xbox 360 Core model from 2007. I'm not even a huge fan of the thing- I was a big fan of the original. I have an entire library of original Xbox games. Except... I can't play any of them due to my original Xbox is now long gone. It's tragic indeed.
Now... I'm not a fan of the Xbox One's previous policies and history of controversy. I know it's changed policies and all- But they still tried and attempted to 'screw over the consumer'. With the eaves of the next generation upon us- I'm not sure if I should buy another 360. It would be better investing into a 3DS or a Wii-U. I know I'm not the only one out there who has had their 360 break. Has anyone else experienced a system failure recently though? I'm not in the position to blow cash on another 360 anyway. I hope I'm not the only one.