You know what sucks? Having to hack into your own computer because the other people who use it don't want you on it. I'm typing this in safe mode with networking, While I very well could delete the password keeping me from full featured everything I'm just biding my time until I get a sweet Asus Laptop I found at Best Buy.
So I think it's safe to say E3 started out on a MEH note. EA showed off some cool games and announced MMA which is sure to be very interesting. Ubisoft had James Cameron spoil avatar for everyone. which I didn't watch because Raw was on. (Taped it) Red Steel 2 is now trying to be Rising Zan and no Beyond Good and Evil 2 made for a boring several hours, some of which I was watching Raw (which was MEH last night too save for the Flair/Orton fight) When are we going to see another Rayman game anyway? I'd LOVE to see a lush colorful nextgen Rayman. Those rabbids need to die in a fire.
Microsoft showed off Natal (which I mistakenly called Nextal) and new features for the 360 which excited me more than the games. (If you MEH me being excited about Facebook on 360 then you don't know me at all. If I could be on Facebook 24/7 I would be.) Last FM is great but...can we listen to that in game? I like the Sky deal for the Uk but will we get something like this for the US?
I wish Bungie would stop making Halo games. Halo is getting really old, ODST looks awesome but Reach...I don't know it's over kill. The thing is can Microsoft get something people will drool over as much as Halo? Gears of War doesn't out sell Halo so that's not it. I think after Halo Reach Bungie should work on a game that isn't Halo and show everyone they aren't one trick ponys. Even that fanboy hack Kojima takes a break from Metal Gear every now and then (Speaking of which I will remove hack before his name is Snatcher and Policenaughts are ported to XBLA and PSN)
Epic's XBLA game looks pretty sweet too. I forget it's name but as a fan of old school I appreciate Epic making this as it shows they love the old school and aren't afraid to make something besides an FPS every now and then.
Based on yesterday's events I have preorders for Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed II placed at Amazon. I need to see more of how Splinter Cell Conviction plays before I'm totally sold on it.
I gotta take a shower I'll be back later to post my (Probably Bias) thoughts on Nintendo and Sony's Press events.
Dear G4 Next year DO NOT show Ubisoft's Press Conference.
UBISoft Soup gave us:
Assassin's Creed II...FUCK YEAH
Q? and Ubisoft working on a Game together? YES
MEH at everything else Ubisoft was showing.
Red Steel 2- No Blood? PFFT and it's a western now... MEH
Tween Games SUPER MEH
I'm keeping an open mind with Splinter Cell Conviction now though. The older games really bored me and were FUCKING HARD AS FUCKING FUCK FUCK
No More Heroes 2- the 3rd reason of 4 to get a wii
hmm Brutal Legend is going to.. Ahem ROCK!
EA Sports MMA....... I'm not a huge fan of what EA's done, NBA Street was the only sports game of theirs I had
But I'm curious as to how they'll handle this since THQ already has UFC. THERE ARE OTHER MMA Groups so we'll see... I'm not an MMA Fan but I respect MMA Fighters and if it turns out decent I might just check it out.
Crysis 2 on consoles...count me in.....plus I THINK My soon to be new Lappy might beable to run Crysis
APB might be an MMO I can get into, looked great
I'm not fangasaming over Old Republic. Fuckin Nerds
So we get motion controls with the 360 now, granted this isn't new, The 360 Vision Camera did it. Sony's Eyetoy, the Mocap games. Even the DSI, However voice recognition real time scanning and such...that's new. I'm impressed.
Gamewise DISAPPOINTED. I'm not an MGS fan it's nice the 360 is getting the whole series. I can stop calling Kojima a Fanboy now...I can still call him a hack though. Raiden? Uh isn't Radien WHY MGS2 was the only XBOX installment?
Crackdown 2, MEH
Halo ODST and Reach, MEH
Splinter Cell Conviction, MEH
Modern Warfare 2, MEH
Forza 3, MEH STILL doesn't look like a Gran Turismo killer to me and that's really what it needs to be.
Left 4 Dead 2, I still don't have 1 dammit
Beatles Rock Band, Nice choices on the setlist They included I am the Walrus. Hopefully While my guitar gently weeps makes the game. Omitting that song from the game is almost as unforgivable as no Mai in KOF XII.
Facebook on XBOX live to me was HUGE news mostly because I fuckin live on Facebook. I'm pumped about that. Granted Wii and PS3 have Facebook already which brings me to my next complaint...
I'm disappointed that we STILL do no have a web browser for the 360 EVERY other console even the Wii and DS have one so why aren't the Maker's of IE putting one on 360?
Oh right......I'll crash too much and infest the 360 with more viruses than Firefox would...
The Next step for the 360 needs to be web browsing they NEED to do that now. the 360 is as of now (We'll see tomorrow) the most feature packed system on the market so it remains to be seen what Nintendo and Sony have up their sleeves.
So a new addon that out wii's the wii and Facebook connectivity are the big ones which again......the other consoles and handhelds are Already facebook ready....Myspace too and GULP even Friendster....remember Friendster?
Which are serious, which are jokes? Read on to find out?
-Microsoft announces they've stolen yet ANOTHER game from Sony, Sony Shows off God of War 3.... which is some how announced hours later for the 360...
-Ubi Soft Shows off Killing day...for 360
-Nintendo has another shitty press conference that does NOTHING to appease it's hardcore fanbase. Reggie goes missing and is found weeks later somehow floating down the Mississippi river.
-More fighting game comebacks will be announced. But nobody will care that Zero Divide is coming back. The Previously announced Wii return of Toshinden is met with laughter. The new Darkstalkers HD Remix collection will be met will fangasams worldwide.
-Tatsunoko VS Capcom is multi Platform in the US and adds US exclusive characters.
-PC games will be getting no love this year.
-The PSP Go will be met with MEH's that will be heard all throughout the LA Convention center.
-DOA 5 is announced with a new feature...Wardrobe malfuctions AND for the first time in the history of the series...it will have a coherent story line, No more fighting over vegetables...
-Nintendo's new Wii Suck will be the surprise hit of the show.
-BlazBlue Supra % will be announced as well as it's next upgrade Blazblue Double# both games are just mild gameplay tweeks with Boss Ragina playable, they still will retail full price.
-1500 FPS games for 360 will be unveiled....nobody gives a shit cuz all anyone plays on 360 is Call of Duty and Halo anyway.
-Inspite of the controversy and uproar RAPElay is coming to XBLA and PSN.
-Somehow someway the gaming gods allow Deathsmiles to come the US...Konami are still dicks and Deny the west Otomedius.
-Digdug CE is the next Namco classic to come XBLA
-Somehow someway Sony will unveil something will make PSN equal with XBLA...and the crowd goes mild.
-Capcom's 2nd mystery game will be a new Strider.
-The biggest RPG of the show...will be for PS2
-Sega shows off 20 new sonic games nobody gives a shit about...none of them are a Mega Man 9 styled Sonic 4
-Lara Croft will be in western Versions of Final Fantasy XIII this will be shown during Microsoft's press event.
-Chronos Me (not me but somebody named me) and that other douche will leave a comment about how fail this is...I ignore them.
-Square also annouces they're shutting down production of a Final Fantasy VI Remake they have sent out cease and desist letters......and it's THEIR OWN DS REMAKE they're shutting down, only because Fans of VI are making it.
-Oprah has a game annouced for Wii.......her zombies will make it the best selling game ever.
-then the dark lord rises and the world ends.
-Hardcore game of show will be Bayonetta or Assassin's Creed 2
-Game of show for the mainstream drones will either be Halo 3 ODST or some causal Wii game nobody gives a shit about.
Been awhile since I did one of these so...here's what I got on tap from AB.
An Odd Choice since it only exists to write fan fics for... I happen to like it. Plus one of my 2 best friends loves Weiss.....
then again she's a Yaoi fan girl...
If Boogie Pop Phantom and Blade runner had a baby...this is it's retarded offspring.
Ergo Proxy may as well be called "What the fuck is going on here"
It does have a few things going for it Re-L is HOT but without her make up she's generic.
And the end theme is Paranoid Android. But over all I kept hearing about how Unique and unlike other anime it is..... I have yet to see it other than...It uses a Radiohead song for it's ending.
Ryuhei Kitamura Is the Japanese Uwe Boll. Azumi and it's sequel were made for Weeaboo's and Weeaboo;s only.
This Movie has a cameo by the most overrated game producer of all time....The shitastic Hideo Kojima.
The movie is just flat out cheesy and horrible........
and that's why it's so awesome that and the ending. Plus nobody has a name so it's easy to follow.
This is the ultimate edition so it's pack with extras and shit.
This isn't a classic But Central Park Media is a good company to turn to for those obscure yet interesting
OVAS and Series. Baki has it's followers and it's a good way to cap off any marathon. It's short, has great action but isn't overwhelming.
NOW we're Talking......... Afro Samurai is the new Ninja Scroll. It does for today what Ninja Scroll did in the 90s.
Anime made for the west has been...for the most part a Miss. You can't really say Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust was amazing......it was well animated but the voice acting ON BOTH FRONTS left alot to be desired and the ending was just WTF?
AFRO doesn't do this. First off.......Samuel "English mother fucker do you speak it" L Jackson.......That's already win. THEN Music by RZA.....OH SHIT...........GONZO WHAT GONZO MADE THIS....Fuck I'm in.
When It aired on Spike I wasn't overly impressed but seeing the DVDs of it and it's even better superior sequel....... BUY IT Just fucking buy it......NOW I DEMAND YOU. If you love Ninja Scroll. You'll Love Afro even more.
Speaking of Anime made for the West...here's another one of the Greats. Sentimental Favorite here and one where the Dub is the only way to go.
Unique Anime too.....in both look and story. They don't make em like this anymore.
OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT........ that was me when I found this was out in the states as a GOOD DVD.
well.....besides the dips in picture quality at random times........AND the fact that the ENDING SUCKED.......
FUCK it's Hokuto no Ken and it's a US Release BUY IT so we can show Toei there's a Market for ken and his skull busting ways.
BTW Heart's death in this one was BAD ASS!
Haven't even started yet.... I like the designs and it's Gonzo....and VAMPIRES...
Yeah Ithis should be good
HERE is a Unique Anime. Just a good slice of life story.... Probably watch this last.
Lastly.......my awesome find of the day........A Ghibli art book