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9:34 PM on 09.05.2007

[Non-gaming relater] Stupid Jesus Phone...

I bought one online, hours ago after reading about the $200 price drop. Yeah, I bought into the hype. I own a phone that is actually more technologically advanced, minus the multi-touch, but it is a better phone. However, I'm tired of the damn thing and I want something new to play with. I'm already with AT&T (nee Cingular) so everything should work just fine after I jailbreak that thing. Any and all comments are welcome...   read


11:07 PM on 08.27.2007

Metroid Prime 3

So, who has it and if you have it a)where do you live and b)where did you get it from? I've been getting conflicting reports from everyone as to the actual release date; AFAIK today was the ship date so it should be on shelves tomorrow, but I'm being told by retail outlets that it'll be available Wednesday. Additionally, GameFly has it listed for the 29th. So, what's the deal?   read


11:45 PM on 08.21.2007

GameFly

Okay, this was originally a lot longer and sounded like it was a canned confessional about how great this service is. Whatever... If any of you guys use Netflix or a similar service then you know how good it is. In any event, if you're interested, follow this link and sign up. If you do, it helps me out and I get kickbacks when/if enough of you sign up stay on as paying members for at least two months or if you're thinking "fuck this guy and his bullshit, I'm not helping him out," you could just sign up normally...   read


12:11 AM on 08.17.2007

"Awesome" Guitar Hero Rip-Off PnP TV Game

So, in lieu of the recent discovery of the knock-off Wiimote LCD games, I thought I should share this with everyone:

Sweet! Now there's a crappy plug-and-play GH knockoff! I could only imagine how much this sucks.

So I found this "gem" in my local Target and decided to snap some pics of it since I was completely unaware that it even existed. Check out the other pics for all the awesome propaganda on the box. As crappy as it probably is, I was tempted to buy it just to mess around with it. Thank God common sense kicked in and prevented that from happening.

EDIT: I apologize for some of the pics having bad quality. I was trying to do this as fast as possible because I've heard that stores frown upon picture taking of this manner.   read


11:24 PM on 08.13.2007

Bioshock, ad nauseam

Yeah, i know this is like the bazillionth post about this game, but it's that good. The prospect of setting people on fire and then shocking them to death in a pool of water whilst they try to extinguish the flames brings a sadistic smile to my face. I will definitely be investing a good chunk of time into this game.   read


10:02 PM on 08.10.2007

XBOX 360

Is anybody else dissatisfied with this thing? At first, I was fine with the it, but as I got my Wii and PS3, I've become more and more apathetic towards the machine. I mean, for all the bad press that the PS3 has gotten, at least the launch models (for NA and J at least) has full backward compatibility. Yeah, I know, it has the actual PS2 hardware in there, but at least I can disconnect my PS2 and not have to worry about digging the thing out to play all of my old PS2 titles. Additionally, the Wii is just a OC'd GameCube; it's not a knock against the system since the GC could produce some beautiful games. The reason that I'm asking is because I have this copy of BG&E for Xbox, but it's not on the 360 BC list and probably will never be on that list despite the fact that POP:SOT is on the list and runs on a modified version of the JADE engine from BG&E. Then I figured, well, I have a computer, I'll just get the PC version. So I download a demo and the thing doesn't even run properly on my system despite/in spite of/due to the fact that my current rig more than fits the hardware requirements for the game. Frustrating, but I ended up finding a brand new copy of the game for PS2 for under $10 so, it's not a total loss.   read


2:41 AM on 06.05.2007

Me + gaming + wife = ?

Being that I'm married to a non gamer, it's a little hard to get my video game fix on a regular basis. When we moved into our new place, it was my plan to use the spare bedroom as my dedicated gaming room where I could play uninterrupted for hours on end, but that didn't work out for a number of reasons which include, but are not limited to: a need for a nursery, my vanity and wanting to show off my video game "man bling," etc. So, it all sits out in the living room and we divide the TV time between me gaming, and her watching reality TV.

I play a wide variety of games that I consider to be interesting but for the most part, when my wife watches me play, she's completely uninterested. What's odd is that it's not because the game is "weird" or quirky like Katamari; she's actually in to that game; it's games like Ninja Gaiden or Crackdown. I know what you're thinking, she probably doesn't like them because they're overly confusing or too difficult. No, in fact those thoughts rarely cross her mind. It's the fact that the premise of the game doesn't make any sense to her.

For example, in Ninja Gaiden, you're a typical ninja as far as video games are concerned. You wear a black jumpsuit, you have a sword and other melee weapons, you run up and across walls, cut limbs off, throw ninja stars and shit like that. She gets that. Everybody gets that. What completely baffles her is that the character ends up fighting against people in body armor with sub machine guns and rocket launchers in a place that looks like Europe.


This shit makes sense to me...

Being that the wife isn't a total dork like I am, the aforementioned Crackdown makes even less sense to her. The whole jumping-from-rooftop-to-roof-top-while-jumpkicking-people-and-shooting-them-with-rockets really blows her mind. Well, yeah, I guess that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it's fun. Kinda. For like an hour. Maybe a half hour. Whatever... It's fun to pretend to be a badass.


I think this is badass!

She's obviously not opposed to video games; she doesn't bitch at me while I'm playing or anything. She's especially fond of the Wii, and she's been begging me for Mario Party 8 and Big Brain Academy, and likes to kick my ass in Wii Sport. Do I thinks she's off base about games making little to no sense? Nah, but I'm guessing she'll eventually understand and used to the weirdness... Thoughts, questions, comments? 'Til next time, Godspeed.   read


9:56 PM on 06.03.2007

Blu-ray

Long story short: Bought my first wo blu-ray titles and I'm pretty impressed, but I'm not blown away. Could be for a number of different reason, but for any other people out there that have blu-ray movies and HDTVs, do you feel the same way? I look forwad to the discussion that stems from this...   read


5:59 PM on 06.03.2007

Asian Stereotypetoid?

Um, not really... Yeah, I look it for the most part, but I'm white on the inside, yellow on the outside, like a Twinkie. I don't drive a rice rocket, don't speak the language (any of them), don't have an accent, generally don't associate with my "own kind," etc. etc. I do enjoy the food, the cultures (all of them) and appreciate the craftsmanship of the vehicles. It's not that I'm ashamed of my heritage, it's just that I'm an American and I don't mind being a Twinkie... Anybody else feel the same?   read


3:57 PM on 06.03.2007

Introducing myself

I think the title of this post is self-explanatory...

I fit the profile of a modern day gamer fairly well; grew up in the '80s, like all of that "retro" crap and had my first major gaming experience with the NES back in '86. I could get all sentimental and go into a detailed account of exactly how that went down, but I'll save that for my memoirs. Fast forward about 20 or so years, add a wife, a kid on the way and a military career and I'm still gaming to this day. Of course, it's not nearly as much as it was when I was a kid, but I still get in as much as I can and try to catch all of the major game releases.

I Currently own all major consoles and handhelds from the sixth and seventh generations of gaming. I'm ashamed to admit that yes, I owned not one but two N-Gages; an original and a QD. I swear that it was because they we decently priced smart phones and not because of their touted gaming features. I'll also admit that I sat outside of a Wal*Mart for about 12 hours waiting to buy a Wii. Was it worth it? Hell, I think so and if I would have known that they were going to be in such short supply, I would have bought two of them.

I look forward to posting actual articles about games and the industry. Til then, Godspeed.

Currently Playing: Ninja Gaiden Black, God of War 2, Resistance, MotorStorm, Crushed, Riddick: EFBB, Animal Crossing: Wild World and a couple of others that I can't seem to recall...   read


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