Ok, so this is clearly an extremely thinly veiled attempt at getting free shit. It's how I roll. As you can see in the picture above, I have some ridiculous hair. That pic was a while ago so its even more out of control now.
So why am I making this blog? The title pretty much gives it all away. But where did I get this crazy idea? Well, I actually saw it on Joystiq (sorry) and I don't even know if Dtoid got one from Bungie but they have been sending out these cool little kits that have a copy of ODST as well as a full on hair clipper with some Halo: Reach stuff on it.
So, what am I asking for? If Dtoid actually got one of these kits in the mail, I want to make a video with it for Dtoid. Basically, I want to use the super awesome Halo: Reach hair clippers so shave my head and make a video for all the internet to see. It woul be glorious.
Is this begging and/or pleading for free shit? Absolutely it is. But, it will be glorious and amazing. So Dtoid staffers, you should totally send me a pair of those clippers if Bungie sent you one of their boxes. Trust me, you won't regret it.
Hey everybody. Long time no see. So, I am having a bit of a get together this Saturday (April 24th, 2010) to play a little game called Super Street Fighter IV. It isn't a big thing or whatever. I am just inviting friends over and whatnot to play the game and have some beers and whatnot. It sounds like a couple SRK guys from the area might be coming. I totally suck at the game but it should be fun anyways.
I just figured I would put up a very short notice here on the Cblogs. If anybody lives in the Phoenix, AZ area and you don't have any plans you are more than welcome to come on by on Saturday around 7-8ish pm to join in. If you are interested go ahead and leave a comment or send me a message and I can give you details on how to get here.
Most of you are probably in the same boat as me and are stuck at home while all the fun stuff is happening at E3 including the awesome party that Destructoid through the other night. None of us really know what happened that night but I have heard it was a lot of fun and I have been shown some pictures of what went down.
That new destructoid helmet is fucking sick, I have to say. Though trying to smoke a cigarette with it on is pretty difficult from what I can tell. I also saw a couple pictures with peoples like Kokomo, coonskin, and Burling.
There are more pictures too. If you want to see the full gallery check it out HERE.
Alright, I am going to try to keep this simple and not go into all of the details that you will most likely find boring. By now I am sure that everybody knows that the Xbox 360 Arcade is going to be dropping to $200 with the Premium at $300 and nobody cares about the Elite.
What this does is finally push an entry level Xbox 360 down to a price that is cheaper that a Wii. You might argue that you shouldn’t get the Arcade because of the lack of hard drive but I will disagree with you. Let me break it down for everybody. Assuming that the actual Arcade SKU remains the same (there are rumors of motion control and all that) you will get all of these things:
1. Xbox 360
2. 256MB Memory Card
3. Wireless Controller
4. 5 Free XBLA games ($50 value right there)
What these four things enable you to do is play every single Xbox 360 game on the market and be able to save. You will also be able to purchase Xbox Live Gold and play online. What you will not be able to do is download game demos or any of the other DLC for that matter.
Consider this as well. If you bought the Arcade SKU you can pick up a used 20 GB hard drive at your local GameStop for $60 and you will have all the functionality of the Premium SKU for about $40 less and you will have 5 games on top of that. Sure you won’t have the 60GB storage that the Premium’s are coming with now but who cares, it is really easy to delete game demos that you are never going to play again. So if any of you don’t have an Xbox 360 yet and are looking to buy one, I would suggest going with the Arcade and picking up the used hard drive to go with it.
On top of all that, the Arcade SKU will be cheaper than the Wii, as mentioned previously. This is a big deal. Nintendo claims that they are in their own market and aren’t competing with Xbox 360 or PS3 but we all know that isn’t true. Nintendo has been able to make mad profits selling the Wii at $250 for almost two years now. Where MS and Sony take losses on hardware and make up for it in software sales, Nintendo is making profit on both ends.
What Microsoft has done will now put pressure on Nintendo to drop the price of the Wii, especially if the rumors about the motion controller for the 360 are true. The holiday season is coming up and Microsoft knows how to advertise. Microsoft also has the whole new dashboard update coming with those avatars and you know they are going to push those like crazy.
If Microsoft can pit their Arcade SKU against the Wii properly they are going to have a great holiday season. I just wonder how long it is going to take Nintendo to drop the price of the Wii down to $200 to match the 360. All I know is that the next 4 months are going to be very interesting.
For cereal. Who the fuck is this guy. I mean, I know that I haven't been very active as of late but nobody in vent knows who the fuck this guy is either. This shit confuses the hell out of me. Random dude comes out of fuck left field and start blopping posts around everywhere and nobody knows what to do. He has like 60 fucking front page posts in the last couple of weeks and he came out of nowhere.
I really have nothing else to complain about right now. This was just a random thought that I had sitting in vent tonight and nobody had any idea who he is so I figured I would my a stupid fuck spam cblog.
Well, I just finished MGS4 clocking in a bit over 13 hours. For something that only took 13 hours to complete, it felt like one of the longest games I have ever played, and that is not a good thing. Anyways, I know some of you may already know my general opinion on the game but I just wanted to through this blog up now that I have finished the game. This isn't a full on review, just my overall thoughts; I may be putting up a review later next week sometime, we shall see.
I need to start by asking if anybody was as unimpressed by this game as I was. Anybody? Am I the only one on Earth that didn't find this game to be an amazing, bonerific, ejaculatory, orgasmic video game? Seriously, I need to know. Because for me, MGS4 was actually a pretty pathetic game.
Thinking back on the game, Act 4 was the only segment where I actually had a lot of fun.
**SPOILERS** The whole bit where you were in a dream and you were playing MGS, fucking tits. And then being dropped down in a huge snow storm with the Gekko walking around, sweet. And the entire feel of going down into the Shadow Moses facility was amazing. And let us not forget about the showdown with Vamp. That was spectacular. You controlling Snake on the left half of the screen taking out Gekko with a gigantic railgun while Raiden dukes it out with Vamp up on top of Rex all the while Otakon is trying to get Rex to start working. All this mayhem going on and finally Vamp goes down and yadda yadda yadda, useless story, ZOMG Naomi is a whore, yadda yadda yadda. Oh snap, I get to control Rex. now THAT is what I am talking about. Lets do some kicks, and some guns, and some fracking lasers. THAT is what I am talking about. Is there some way to play as Rex during the entirety of the game? I want that.
So yeah, to me, that was the only really good part of the game. The rest of the game was just "meh".
So let my try to explain this quickly and understandably. MGS4 is like the movie that you go see in the theater and its awesome, so you go buy the game that is based on the movie and it sucks. The only difference is that with MGS4, they give you 40 minutes of movie, and then 40 minutes of gameplay just to make you get to the next part of the movie. And the movie parts of the "game" are really good. I think it got a little too drawn out at parts, but overall a very enjoyable movie.
But this is the problem with the game. And yes, I have had people tell me that "MGS just isn't for you then". I understand that what I don't like about the game is what makes the game unique, I am saying that you all suck for being sucked into the trap that they have set for you. They come up with this very interesting story with all these characters and nothing makes sense so you want to keep watching to figure out what the shit is going on. But what you fail to realize, is that the gameplay that they force upon you in between episodes is crap for a game. I rate the shooter controls are almost as bad as Army of Two, and that game was horse shit.
Now, I know all of you are going to disagree, but I really think that for all of you that have played the game, just think about it again. Really analyze and compare the games controls to other similar games. Compare the sneaking parts to something like Splinter Cell and ask yourself if it is as good as that game. Look at the shooting controls and ask yourself if they are as good as something like Gears of War. Look at the CQC and ask yourself if they are as good as... hmmm... is there any game that is even decent at CQC? fighting games don't count. Anyways, to me, the controls just aren't there. And THAT is what matters to me.
The game could have one of the most incredible narratives ever, but if the actually gameplay sucks dick, then the game sucks dick. If you guys have a PS3, then you have already bought MGS4, as you should have. I definitely recommend the game to any PS3 owner as there is nothing else out to play right now, but if you would have to buy a PS3 just to play MGS4, do not do it.