I am proud to announce that Gaming Bed 2.0 is complete!
It started as a dream... a dream where I was able to play all of my video games from bed in both comfort and style.
As you can see, there are only input and output devices at the desk. I wanted to avoid a bunch of noisy computers/consoles near my bed. All of the toys are in an opposite corner, with all wires running through a conduit under my window.
Everything is running analog audio into a mixer at my desk. This allows me to control the volume of each channel individually. The audio all runs into a Bose speaker system with simulated surround sound, with the speakers built into my bed. There is also a master audio control on the ledge of my bed.
Oh and yes, that second monitor is on a 3 foot swing arm and moves over my bed (and tilts down) for easy viewing. The swing arm does not need to be tightened when it is moved. I simply position the 22" Samsung LCD where I want it and it stays there. In case you were wondering, the other monitor is a 19" Westinghouse.
Here are where the toys are. I have a PS3 and 360 hooked up in the shelving unit, with my PC (Windows 7) off to the side. I ran a CAT 6 cable through my ceiling and wall and into a compartment under my PS3 where it meets my router. Proudly, my entire network is gigabit. No visible wires! :)
These next pictures didn't turn out well, but it gives you an idea of how it looks from the bed. The LCD is a little crooked in this picture, but that's easy enough to fix by grabbing the LCD on each side and rotating it.
The light can be turned off via remote control. I think I'm going to go lay in bed and do some gaming. Goodnight!!!
The release of Metal Gear Solid 4 has spawned a lot of questions, such as whether MGS4 will be GOTY, or whether or not MGS4 is a reason to buy a PS3. I decided to do some digging, so I jumped over to Metacritic to read up on MGS4. I found that MGS4 had been given a LOT of perfect scores, and has grabbed a lot of reviewers by the nuts. Then I wondered how many perfect scores GTA4 got. Then Halo 3. Pretty soon, I had collected muchos stats about perfect scores given this generation, and I thought it was worth a cblog.
I compiled a list of all PS3 and 360 games on Metacritic which received five or more perfect scores. Here is that list...
I know what you are wondering. Where are some of the PS3 games like Orange Box, Oblivion, Rock Band and Uncharted? They all failed to produce five or more perfect scores. Orange Box (PS3) had 3 perfect scores, Oblivion (PS3) had 3 perfect scores, Rock Band (PS3) had 3 perfect scores, and Uncharted (PS3) had 2 perfect scores. All this does is help show that, so far, multiplatform games (for the most part) are getting better scores on the 360.
So how does that break down per console?
360 GTA4 - 46
Bioshock - 33
Halo 3 - 20
Gears of War - 19
Orange Box - 18
Oblivion - 18
COD4 - 14
Mass Effect - 11
Rock Band - 10
Guitar Hero 2 - 9
GRAW - 6
TOTAL = 204
I think it is safe to say that MGS4 is the "Gears of War" of the PS3. Both games received around 20 perfect scores and both games were 3rd party titles that went exclusive (at least for now). Since MGS4 was published by Konami, a 3rd party publisher, it seems very reasonable to think that we may see MGS4 on the 360 in the future. However, since Gears of War is published by Microsoft Game Studios, I wouldn't go holding your breath for a Gears PS3 release.
What do you all think? Is this proof that games are better on the 360? Do you think MGS4 should have more perfect scores? Is CTZ the sexiest man alive? What does this all mean?