here are some factoids about me:
I have a PS3 and an NES.
Raphael is my favorite ninja turtle
I live around the DC area
I'm fluent in one language
Music and video games are my main obsessions.
Final Fantasy IX
currently obsessing over:
games i have no money for
I dont think I've seen this video posted on D-Toid so I decided to up it. Pretty cool video game game inspired video I spotted by Dutch artist by the name of Hayzee. Haven't really heard his stuff before but he has an instrumental EP, Next Level with more beats like this this.
The past four years I've been paying less attention to sports in general. I think my waning interest is largely due to this asshole.
I've been a Pacers fan since the 3rd grade, back when everyone was a bandwagon Bulls fan I latched on to Reggie Miller's Pacers. Watching Reggie make the Knicks suffer back on the NBA on NBC was a great past time. When the Pacers picked Ron Artest up in a trade with Bulls I was worried about his erratic behavior and rightfully so. Numerous incidents and suspensions later, in 2004 Artest single handedly crippled Miller's best chance at a Finals appearance since 2000. The Pacers limped to the playoffs with an exhausted team and lost to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference 4-2. Since picking up Artest the Indiana Pacers have turned into the Eastern Conference's Portland Trailblazers(of old) and have been plagued by character issues. Its 2008 and rather than improve the Pacers are drafting a lottery pick for the first time in 11 years. I havent been keeping up with the team as much since the brawl, Pacers aren't televised much to begin with. But the brawl created a growing apathy thats spread across all sports.
The NBA Finals are probably as exciting as they've been in years but I have no interest in checking it out.
Thinking back to the shit I loved, makes me think of sports video games.
Still my favorite basketball game of all time, I played the hell out of NBA Live 96 for the Genesis. The introduction of create a player and create a team in the game were invaluable. The arcade style action ensured hi scores and while the graphics were still primitive, the gameplay was pretty nice at the time.
I've never been much of a tennis fan. But Mario Tennis for the Gameboy Advance was probably one of my favorite sports games ever. I liked the merger of sports action and a story(however marginal). Taking the role of a tennis prodigy in the land of Mario was pretty unique, I wish more of the Mario sports titles were like this.
Tecmo Superbowl and countless other 2d football games back in the day were the best. I havent played Madden since 2004 and not sure if I will in the near future. How is it possible you still cant hurdle in goal line situations yet? I miss the excitement and chance of the older games even though the 2K and Madden series' have brought video game football a long way.
Mutant League Hockey. 'Nuff said.
With the exception of maybe golf, baseball is a sport that is rarer for me to watch than a lunar eclipse. Base Wars for the NES is the only baseball game I've ever bought. I remember robots and fighting and a little baseball thrown in for good measure.
World Cup Soccer. I'd really like to see an updated version of this game. Definitely a sports classic, no rules soccer with special shots that really made each team unique. Super Dodgeball has been resurrected, I wish someone would do the same for this.
Deposed the aging Tony Hawk franchise as the best thing to play. First "sports" game I've bough since 04. skate was pretty entertaining and yet fairly true to life, I'm really looking forward to whatever improvements they're adding to the sequel.
Not sure if I'll be rid of my apathy anytime soon...
New screenshots & first multiplayer details emerge
The latest issue of PSM Spain has a new article on Grand Theft Auto IV, with 20 new screenshots and the first details on GTA IV's multiplayer system. Here is a list of the new information, which is being updated constantly:
* There are 15 multiplayer game modes in GTA IV. PSM had an opportunity to play 7 of them. The rules of each game are determined by the host.
* Multiplayer supports upto 16 players.
* Your online character is fully customizable. You can alter his race, sex, hair, clothing etc.
PSM Spain has all the first details on GTA IV's multiplayer system.
* The game modes featured are as follows:
1. Hangman's NOOSE
2. Car Jack City
3. Bomb da Base
4. Bomb da Base II
5. Mafia Work
6. Team Mafia Work
8. Team Deathmatch
9. Turf War
10. Cops n Crooks
12. GTA Race
13. Deal Breaker
14. Free Mode
15. (some other mode?)
* In Race and GTA Race, the host gets to decide which vehicles are involved, and the number of laps to be played. You can shoot and throw molotovs from the window, and even steal your rivals' car.
* In Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, the host gets to decide whether the police can intervene or not. The host also gets to decide the number of pedestrians, the amount of traffic, and the type of weapons.
* In Cops n Crooks, one team play as cops and the other play as criminals. The cops must stop the criminals from escaping. They can monitor the locations of the criminals on their GPS systems, while the criminals have no idea where the cops are.
* In Mafia Work and Team Mafia Work, you play as one of Kenny Petrovic's mafia henchmen. You must complete hits ordered by the boss (via the cellphone) before your rivals are able to do so.
* A single-player mission called "Hangman's NOOSE" features co-op. You and your friends will be able to escort a mobster, while being pursused by a SWAT team.
* The map used in multiplayer is the same map that is used for single player.