Video games I have played: Hahahahaha! Seriously? A TON! I've been playing video games for over 20 years. I'll narrow it down for you. Here is a comprehensive list of games I HAVEN'T played:
Any Pokemon game ever made. I haven't played it, nor will I ever.
Video games I am currently playing: Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Darksiders 2 (wiiU)
I'm big into SNES emulators, so A LOT of classic RPGs (Breath of Fire II, Final Fantasy VI, Dragon Warrior V, Phantasy Star II, etc.)
Video games I have recently destroyed Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Papo & Yo (PS3)
Torchlight II (PC)
inFamous 2 (PS3)
Sleeping Dogs (PC)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)
The Walking Dead (PS3)
Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
The Simpsons Arcade (PSN)
The Binding of Isaac (PC)
Alice: Madness Returns (PS3)
Uncharted 3 (PS3)
Plants Vs. Zombies (PSN)
Metroid: Other M (Wii)
Sam & Max Episode 102: Situation Comedy (PC)
Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time (PS3)
Sam & Max Episode 101: Culture Shock (PC)
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5 (PC)
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4 (PC)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3)
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3 (PC)
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers (PSN)
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2 (PC)
L.A. Noire (PS3)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (3DS)
Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)
-Warden's Keep (DLC)
-The Stone Prisoner (DLC)
-Return to Ostagar (DLC)
Dragon Age II (PS3)
-The Exiled Prince (DLC)
-Mark of the Assassin (DLC)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (PS3)
Dead Space 2 (PS3)
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1 (PC)
Costume Quest (PS3)
-Costume Quest: Briggins on Ice (DLC)
-Pigsy's Perfect 10 (DLC)
Rock Band 3 (PS3)
Fallout 3 (PS3)
-Broken Steel (DLC)
Mass Effect 2 (PC)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
God of War III (PS3)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
-Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned (DLC)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)
Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty (PSN)
Uncharted 2 (PS3)
God of War II (PS2)
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
God of war (PS2)
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS)
Dragon Quest IV (DS)
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Earthbound (I know, I'm late to the party, and everyone's already drunk) (SNES)
Viking: Battle for Asgard (PS3)
Dead Space (PS3)
Guitar Hero III (Wii, PS3)
MGS 4 (PS3)
Super Paper Mario (Wii)
Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Video games I like to play: I'll pretty much play anything that will hold my interest. But primarily I am into action/adventure and RPG's. I am a SUCKER for a classic RPG.
I did some searching around the c-blogs and didn't see this subject posted anywhere, but a friend of mine sent me a link to the below video showing footage of how the 3DS gameplay *should* work. Not sure how legit this is, but hell, it looked awesome to me!
You read that right, ladies and gentlemen. Final Fantasy XIII will be blatantly better on the PS3 than it will be on the 360. Sorry to crush your dreams fanboys and girls, but it had to be said. I compiled a highly scientific and highly significant list of reasons why you should believe what I am writing.
1. PS3 has teh blu-rays. - The PS3 release will have one disc. One beautiful, glorious disc just bursting at the seams with uncompressed goodness. The 360 will have three discs. Three discs jam packed with compressed garbage. Jesus, how am I supposed to keep track of all them dvds? What is this, the 2000's?? It was hard enough to keep track of my Final Fantasy VIII's four cds for christ's sake.
2. 720p vs. 576p - I don't even know what that means, but there is one thing I do know and that is bigger numbers = better. Period.
3. No Japanese Voice Acting on the 360 version - Are you f*cking kidding me!? If I owned a 360 and heard this news, I would have chucked it out of the nearest window post-haste. I know I am not fluent in Japanese. But goddammit, don't tell me what I can't do!! Besides, I love me some moonspeak.
4. The 360 can red-ring, the PS3 can't - Does this even need explanation? The PS3 doesn't even have any rings at all. It is virtually indestructible. I would know because I use mine as a cornerstone for my house's foundation. That's rock-f*cking solid right there. How would you like to be 30 hours into the game and suddenly your 360 red-rings for the 10th time? I bet you wouldn't like that very much, would you?
5. The 360's US cover art is basically porn. - Dear sweet baby jesus. I wouldn't show the 360's US cover art to my grandmother with all the leg that's exposed. At least with the PS3's cover art, there's a little more tact with using the teen rating box to cover the bare thigh.
Well there you have it. Undeniable proof that Final Fantasy XIII will be blatantly better on the PS3 and how it will be barely even playable on the 360, probably. But hey, worst case scenario, you can always go over to your rich friend Joey's house and watch him play it on his ungodly, immensely expensive PS3 and silently think to yourself, "man, I could club him over the head right now and take his stupid PS3 and play this game the way it's supposed to be played. Then I can blame it all on Square-Enix!".
6. The 360 version will cause you to murder your friend Joey for his PS3 so that you could play it the way it's supposed to be played. - Enough said.
I would have to be some kind of Nazi to not love Destructoid. Seriously. If you are any form of gamer, and you don't find something you like with Destructoid, then you might need to get your head checked.
What's to love? Well, for starters, everything. That simple. I leave a browser window open at work, and literally hit the refresh button (F5 is my best friend) about 500+ times a day. It's the only thing that keeps me sane. And I'm not kidding.
What else is there to love you say? Here comes the breakdown (now with 50% moar bullet-points!):
* Insanely awesome articles (or posts, whatever). If you want to read about gaming related news without[edited] any bullshit, then you will definitely love this place.
* Great contests. I've never been to a gaming site that had contests like Destructoid. Honestly some of the most interesting (read bat-shit crazy) contest entries can be found only @Destructoid.
* Original videos. Some hilarious, some fucking hilarious. Basically, if Jim Sterling makes a video, I pee myself a little in anticipation whilst it buffers.
* Podcasts. Well, apparently only one remains for the next couple weeks. But I love them all. Teh Podcastle (RIP), RetroforceGO! (AMMMMAAAAAAZZZIIING!) and of course, the Podtoid (And for the record, I like Mr. Burch's eeyore-esque attitude. If he wasn't all smarmy and shit, I believe the universe would actually implode on itself).
* THE COMMUNITY - Good lord there is no place like Destructoid when it comes to you guys. Fanboys, casual gamer, hardcore gamer, retro gamer, grrl gamer, gamer, gamer, GAMER! Deep down, we are all gamers, and it shows. Some posts get so fucking heated, it's just amazing to be part of such debates and getting to see what other gamers think. Love it.
* Last but not least, the STAFF! Destructoid has the greatest staff of writers around. Each and everyone of them has something unique (and amazing) to offer on a daily basis, and without them, we'd all be a lot worse off. Thanks to Jim Sterling, we can have uproarious debates, Samit keeps us in the loop with the sports games *shudders*. Topher let's us all know what's hot with Shmups and fighting games (I'd love that large Slurpee with the bee now please!). Colette and Chad are the Queen and King, respectively, of Retro games and/or news, and me being a fellow "80's" gamer, I instantly fell in love.
Hamza and his banhammer and something about sharks. Holmes and his fanboy love for the Wii and discounts, Brad (Chet) and his pecks of doom. Dale and all things Persona. Burch and his rants, Davis and her amazing drawerings, Dyson and PANCAKES!! etc, etc. See what I mean?
* But of course. None, and I mean NONE of this would be possible, or as awesome, without our Robot-in-Chief. Niero, you are the man, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have never felt more part of a community as I do at Destructoid, and how awesome is it to have the founder of Destructoid as active as the community itself? That's like fishing with Obama! Here's to 3 more years and beyond.
Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this game. I just got it last week, but holy shit, this game is seriously amazing in every way. The battle system is so much fun, and the fact that you can customize your pins to suit your unique style of fighting is enough to keep me grinding the hours away.
I'll admit, when I first fired this game up, I was suddenly disheartened when I thought the game was going to be timed. Since the DS system time was displayed on the screen, I thought for sure that I had 60 minutes to complete the first day. I was literally panicking going through the first few cut scenes and dialog. Oh you could only imagine my huge sigh of relief when I found out that it was timed based on real life time. But they sure had me going for a while.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
I originally got this game for my wife since i was sure that she would get into it. I was jealous as hell. I wanted to play this game so bad, it hurt. But I would have to wait until she beat it. Or would I?
Turns out, I wouldn't actually have to wait that long. I think after the 2nd trip to the Temple of the Ocean King, she got so frustrated with being timed, that she gave up. I told her to keep at it, that it would get better. Not having played it myself, I really was just hoping that was a true statement. But alas, she talked to her sister and her mother who had both played it, and they told her you went back over and over and it got harder and harder.
That was the end of my wife's relationship with Phantom Hourglass.
I started playing the next day, and I didn't touch another game until I beat it. It was such an amazing experience after having played Wind Waker years ago, and finally getting to jump back into the water world I missed so dearly. Unlike a lot of other people that had issues with Wind Waker's boating aspect, I freaking fell in love with it in the Wind Waker, and the fact that I would get to do it again was exhilarating, to say the least. Needless to say, I spent a majority of my time in Phantom Hourglass fishing and treasure hunting.
It's my motherfucking birthday bitches! I know with all the hullabaloo of Destructoid turning 3 that my birthday may seem insignificant, but let me assure you, it is significant. For starters, both Niero and I turned 31 this year (old gamers FTW!). And for finishers, we are both totally awesome.
So for the next 24 hours, I will pretty much get to do and say whatever the hell I want. Work? Suck it! Wife? Suck it (seriously, down on your knees)!
All gifts will gladly be accepted. I own a PS3, Wii and DS ;-)