I just wanted to make a quick note that I've been talking with Steve Fawkner, CEO of Infinite Interactive, and he apologized for not crediting me in Puzzle Quest for XBLA. No harm, no foul. He also let me know that I'll also be credited in the PC version which will use the buttons if you plug in a 360 controller. Sweet!
I love Puzzle Quest. I already owned it for my PSP and yesterday when it was released on XBLA temptation got the better of me and I purchased it almost immediately... even at the painful price of 1200 MS points (which, as was widely covered yesterday, is like a million dollars up here in Canada).
Later in the evening I was watching my better half play the game when she suddenly decided that she didn't like the Druid class and wanted to roll a new character.
DO YOU WANT TO QUIT THE GAME [A] YES ----- [B] NO
Sitting there innocently representing the A and B buttons were the graphics that I created to help out the XNA community. After this my eyes were wide open and searched every screen... all the button graphics throughout the entire game were my own little creations.
And while I never expect any monetary gain for doing any community work (I volunteer my time to MS for the comic), I kinda feel like a game in the top tier of pricing on XBOX Live should probably have paid a professional to make their graphics for them and not used free stuff from the web.
Of course... compared to my awesome set, they probably would have been ass anyway.
I know that there isnít a lot of love for Halo here on Destructoid but I have to admit that I am a fan. I was there at midnight, lined up in the cold darkness, for Halo 2 and Iíd be doing the same thing this year if I hadnít landed myself a sweet gig for MS where I get first party games for free (yay!).
So weíre 14 days away and Iím thinking itís getting close to the time where I shut down the olí RSS reader and jump off the grid. I know that there is some asshole out there who is going to spoil the end of the story for me just like they did for Harry Potter, Bioshock and countless other stories that I was anticipating. You see, I am very much a gamer who enjoys wrapping the fictional world around myself. Iím always happy to be enveloped in a great plot, and therefore a great ending. I donít think I really need to say more, do I? I mean, there are people on the interweb dedicated to ruining my experience!
You know who you are, and if youíre reading thisÖ youíre an asshole. I hate you as much as I hate the term eSports (and if youíve read my other blog you know thatís A LOT).
/ end rant /
In other news I started playing the Call of Duty 4 beta yesterday. Holy crap is it ever well done. I played for just over three hours and managed to level myself to 12 which Iím assuming isnít too bad. I was never a big fan of the other COD games, as WWII never really appealed to me but this new modern warfare is fantastic. The aforementioned Halo 3 has a lot to live up to.
Hi, I'm Jeff. I'm the artist for a comic called 360 Prophecy which is published on XBOX.ca (the Canadian version of XBOX.com). I don't actually work for Microsoft, I'm more like an independent gamer who, through a bizarre series of events and sheer luck, managed to find themselves in a unique position.
I decided to create a sub-home here after I received a really nice email from Faith, whom I saw (although did not meet) at X07 Canada.