Hello, I am Mark but you can call me Steve Phoenix as that is what I go by pretty much everywhere. I generally play games on the seXbox 360, i'm a little bit of a fanboy, I also have a Wii but generally I can't be arsed playing it as it's mostly just full of games like imagine:babies and horse riding, although i did buy House of the Dead Overkill and that's very good fun. I now own a PSTRIPLE as yet i am still waiting for games to arrive, Little Big Planet and MGS4 are the first on the list.
Currently Playing: Halo: ODST
God of War 2
Beatles Rock Band
This deal will see existing sky customers the chance to have another way of viewing content on their television, and judging from the picture it seems quite interactive, I'd like to think that this means if a friend has access too you can join a party and watch a game together for example.
Vikki Blows could sell me a cock shaped shit covered lolly. I'd take it, no questions asked.
Anyway as you will see in this video from kotaku, she's shaking her wabs and holding some bacon for some racing game sequel that is coming out in september, i dont know really, i kinda lost interest after she went off the screen.
Note to game developers: Make me more interested in your games, advertise or include Vikki Blows in it.
On the topic of Dirt 2, i don;t think i've played an off road racer since the first Colin McCrae game on the PS2, so i may give it a go, we'll see nearer the time i guess.
All of the usual sites (game, gamestation amazon etc..) seem to have the DSi up for pre-order now, available April 3rd for £149.99, clearly we're being ripped off.
For those who don't realise how much £149.99 is in dollars it's $215.84, now when you consider that America gets the DSi for $169.99 which is £118.16 we're clearly paying the price for living on an island which refuses to co-operate with the rest of europe. Yet for some reason we get a bumped release date. I suppose it's an extra two days of idiots paying over the odds for it.
Personally I couln't care less about this, i enjoy playing the DS I have and see no need to update to this. i have a phone which can do all the extra new features the DSi offers, and the fact that you can download games means nothing unless i can put my virtual console games which i've already bought on my wii onto here for free, other than that i dislike the wii shop channel and how it works so the less i deal with it the better.
The only thing that does appeal to me is the fact that both screens are now touch screens, which i honestly didnt pick up on until i saw the above picture from GAME UK.
...well the promotion for it did anyway. via Kotaku, I came across the following:
This is just odd. a man. dressed like chun-li. and Miss Kreuk knees him in the balls. Well it sells it to me, i'll watch the movie on the day it comes out. Now if only Dragonball did something like this, then it may spark some enthusiasm from me.
Hit the link to see the other pics as Kotaku embed their galleries and dont let me take their photos for hilarious desktop use. the bastards.
I found the below article, which you can see here on Game Uk's site.
"A failure of certain titles from the THQ range to meet their sales expectations could lead to the publisher failing to break even for the second half of its financial year, it has been stated. Analysts Cowen and Company has made the prediction of faltering sales in titles including WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 and Saints Row 2. Doug Creutz of the analysts stated that US sales of the wrestling title were particularly damaging because older titles of the franchise have sold well in the past.He said: "The WWE decline is particularly concerning since that franchise had been one of THQ's last bastions of strength". Mr Creutz added that it had been expected that Saints Row 2 would surpass one million sales in the US following its dual-platform release, but the figure is likely to be nearer 900,000. WWE fans may also be interested to know that the Royal Rumble is fast approaching on January 25th, with the winner headlining the main event at Wrestlemania"
To be honest if THQ actually made some good games i'd buy more and i'm sure this goes the same with everyone else. I usually buy the WWE titles but to be honest the last few were disappointing even for a fan. The roster for one was at least 6 months out of date, compare this with other sports games which are released after the start of a new season, for example fifa09 is up to date with what has happened in the real world just weeks before its release. So it can;t be too difficult to keep up. Also the fact the THQ don't even promote titles they have which are actually awesome. I've been enjoying Lock's Quest for example which i heard about by word of mouth, i didnt even know it had been released.
I work for a company who distribute all of THQ's products and the amount of crap that comes through here is ridiculous. To be honest we also do disney games and that's way worse. But still I see numourous amounts of new titles come through and I think, how are they going to sell all of them?
We've recently got in the Dawn of War II titles and i have a friend playing the beta who is enjoying it very much, butas good as this game may be for someone who enjoys this genre of game I really can't see it being something to get THQ back on the ladder. Also Deadly Creatures is gettin gmy attention as a game worth playing on the Wii.
If they don't mess up Red Faction 3 in some way i will be very very shocked as it's the only upcoming THQ game i'm really looking forward to. They did such a good job with the previous in the series and i loved it clearly.
Without a big multi-platform game to bolster it's sales and rake in the cash will THQ survive or will it be forced to sell off and close more studios. Will we see more of the gaming industry owned by EA?