I have been a gamer for as about as long as I can remember. Started on an Intelevision my father picked up for me and my sister at a garage sale. I played countless hours of Baseball(when I was playing with my sister) and Astromash by myself. I moved onto a Nes a little later than everyone else had to get by on a Atari 2600 but had started to collect a respectable amount of retro systems Atari 5600 and 7800, Magnavox Odyssey 2, and countless generic Pongs and countless games for all of them from a really cool swap meet. But Nes definitely holds a special place for me cause I wanted one for so long. As soon as I was able to buy my own stuff by mowing yards etc I have went overboard and really haven't slowed down yet.
I am an owner of all the consoles I like them all though I may occationally hate on particular console makers time to time when I feel they have lost there way or just did something stupid. I particularly do not like the hardcore fan-boys those that the truth means nothing to or are blind to it. People shouldn't dis great games just because of their platform.
I play just about every type of game out there with the exception of sports titles though I have been known to dabble with them from time to time more on the fantasy variety like Hotshots Golf or the Mario "insert sport here"(can't wait for Mario Marco Polo). My favorite Genre has to be rhythm games followed by action adventures and platformers but I also enjoy racing games(Interstate 76 is probably my all time favorite car game which is saying something I'm an indecisive person(Interstate 82 would probably be the biggest let down for a car game))and RPG's, Puzzlers etc.
I am also an anime fan really both have fueled each other. I really like comedy the best though serious titles do have there moments. I have weirded friends out with Sexy Commando Gokkudokun and corrupted people with Ebichu.
I found this video on youtube and it makes a certain conversation understandable from the end of the game and I will leave it at that. Do not watch this unless you have beat the game or dont care about spoilers.
A friend linked me to this earlier today so I have decided to share. I'm not sure if this has made its rounds on Dtoid and as a whole this would probably belong more on Japaninator but this episode definatly has a gaming theme so we should be good. And I appologize in advance if this has been posted before.
I had heard about Dragonforce well before I was strumming along to their "Through the fire and flames" in Guitar Hero III. I will not claim to be the hugest fan but I have enjoyed everything I have heard of theirs and do find it cool they have attributed some of there inspiration to video games, so it was a treat to play along to their song in GH3.
Well to my surprise and I feel the song deserves it has been betting getting some attention on at least one of the local radio station I listen to out of Oklahoma City, 100.5 the KATT. They had actually ran it on the Band to Band Combat against another song I unfortunately did not get to listen or phone in my vote, damn real life getting in the way. But I have heard it several times since a little later toward the evening hours when I'm normally driving/listening to the radio. In fact it was playing when I got out of my car at a friends house yesterday and then again 4 hours later when I started my car to go home(Yes I checked it wasn't on CD).
Now I know they are a British band and maybe they are getting some greater exposure out and about but I personally had not heard a lot from them on the radio. I just think its interesting as the DJ's here at least are definitely linking this to the Guitar Hero III. Many Bars now are doing Guitar Hero nights so maybe this is proof games will become a major gateway for exposure for new music, that or I just got lucky with an awesome DJ. So has anyone else see an increase in this song exposure out and about in your parts.
I had posted on my cblog a few weeks back about my headache with GameFly. So I felt it fair to post my status a little bit.
I never received the 3rd shipment of games so push come to shove I write them the not nice letter that stated to fix this, refund my downtime, or cancel my service immediatly. Well I get a response back that was vague we have listed you games missing we will send out again like they had not read the whole mail. I was really pissed cause I felt I was going to be stuck in a infinitely loop missing games. Well needless to say the games came to my house in 2 days.
It feels awful coincidental I give my ultimatum and I get the games. I will continue to see if I can be refunded for my month extended outage from gamefly. Really don't know if I will keep the service might use this time to clear my queue out and quit the service as this has been a pain in the ass. The service is awesome when it works an I like how it curves my spending on games a little but there are too many missing games for my liking.
I have had Gamefly for quite awhile now have the nice 10% discount and get my 5 dollar coupon every few months but I'm about to be at the end of my rope with them being game less since 11/27/07. I am about to the 10th day on my 3rd shipment of Raving Rabbids 2 and Geometry Wars Galaxies. They claim it to be shipped but it has never made it to me I never had a problem on any of my orders from them when I have bought games and they have shipped the box and manual which also come USPS unless its a large order got my games from the holiday sale today via FedEx. I have ordered countless things that are shipped 1st class USPS with no issues yet(and always get all my bills insurance cards etc)but when I inquired on the second issue with Gamefly they claimed it is probably my mail route and state I may have to provide another address if this persist. So I am in a position that either my mail carrier(or someone in between) has moved to a life of crime or Gamefly is full of crap and not actually sending the games(maybe the games will come in tomorrow to spite me, I can hope).
Ive thought maybe its a conspiracy I don't really rent older games I generally know when the games I want to rent are coming out and will often clear my queue so I get what I want and often buy games I like I'm probably at a 30% to 50% buy it rate. Maybe this is there way of weeding out the non profitable people though that is probably just crazy talk.
So really I just wanted to shout out to the Dtoid community and see if anyone else has seen similar issues with rentals from Gamefly are not coming.