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A pointless rant.

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Now, I wasn't going to do this, that is why I have held it off. However, I realized I've been having the same thoughts circle in my head for the last week or so. It hit me, I have a blog mother fucker! There is a chance someone will see this, and actually care. Altough I believe chances are rather low, but whatever. Anyways, the point, I don't need to keep video game related thoughts to myself.

So here it is, my thoughts on E3, or at least the big wigs(Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony), press conferences.

I'm gonna start with the lovely Xbox360, a console which I gladly own. I found their conference rather lackluster, not because I hate Kinect, but because the only thing I find slightly interesting on it is a game involving dangerous baby animals that would eat you if given the chance. I personally, believe the Kinect is full of awesome potential, but really no more then Nintendo's potential that started back oh so many years ago. All it is is controlerless motion control, which seemed awesome at first, but then I thought about it.

I believe no controler takes away the possible appeal it could have to the rest of us gamers. The ones who don't find silly mini-game collections appealing 24-7. I mean, they can be fun, but not all the time. It brings up the odd idea of, weilding a sword, driving a car, using a gun, with nothing. Simply pretending I'm holding it, nothing is actually there. And what about driving a car, how the hell do I use the gas and break?! Now I believe this makes it easier for people who aren't into video games, to get into them. You know, those people who buy an Xbox as a media center and plays no games on it(yeah fucking right -.-).
They can now easily get into video games, cause they will buy Kinect so they can yell at it to play their music and movies. Which, don't get me wrong, sounds fucking cool. Anyways, Kinect removes the intimadating things know as a controller. I do believe this is true, that some people simply won't play games becuase of the controller. Having to press certain buttons to make a character on screen do certain things can seem challenging and scary. I'm not being sarcastic.

I'm honestly not sure how Microsoft plans on selling these. Because I don't believe people just own an Xbox360 as a media center, I believe Xbox owners use it mostly for video games. I believe those owners won't find much appeal in Kinect. Since it has no huge, non-minigame, title on it. Gamers who are all for motion control and only play Wii Sports and those other related titles, own a Wii. They are not gonna pay out for a 360 and the rather high price point Kinect. I'm sure there are 360 owners who are already on the boat and ready to pre-order there Kinect. I would too, if it wasn't 150 bucks. But how they plan on selling beyond that, I'm not really sure. I'm asuming it won't sell much, cause I don't understand how it would sell a lot.

So I found little to nothing impressive with the games they showed. No doubt I'm looking forward to the new Call of Duty, and Gears of War 3, but they didn't blow my mind away, and I've already played them. Give me something new, or at least, a twist on something old. You know, like Nintendo is good at.

What I did find impressive, was the new slimmer and sexier 360. Oh, I want one, I want it bad. It has a bad ass hard drive, nice and quite, and as pretty as a PS3. It is a mans machine, so how they plan on selling it to any family is beyond me. Microsoft is trying hard to be family friendly, and thier trying to get their system out there. And I believe it'll fail, cause we already have the godamn Wii!

And I'll talk about Intendo's conference tomorrow so I can keep these blogs short and don't bore your fucking pants off.
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About RetroSoldierone of us since 4:05 PM on 12.21.2009

How'd I get into gaming. Go figure I was only three years old. It was past the NES era and even the SNES had been out for sometime now. But my family was poor and I knew little about anything games. I was only freakin' three years old afterall.

My dad could finally afford an NES so he bought one from a pawn shop one day. He got SUper MArio Bros. 1 ,2 and 3, Duck Hunt, the first Lolo, and Kirby's Adventure. My dad wanted to play SMB3 first, so he showed my brother how to do it. I was blown away watching my dad teach my brother how to play. All I could say after that was gimme, gimme, gimme, I want a turn. I will never forget how amazing SMB3 seemed to me. So I played and played. After that I went on to our other games and beat those ones up too.

I started out with an NES, but thats not where it stopped. My dad later bought an SNES. By then me and my two brothers were heavy into games and begged our mother to buy us an N64. I will never forget how awesome Super MArio 64 was and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. After that we begged my mother for a gamecube. By now I was playing video games the most and could beat my brothers hands down at anything.

I got a job. I started to buy my own games and systems from there. My brothers had fallen out of the video game scene and I was the kid no one wanted to play video games with. I bought myself a Wii and soon after an XBox360, future plans are with a PS3 as well. On top of th I haved owned every Nintendo portable system... besides a Virtual Boy.

I don't do online multiplayer, nor do I play games for Multiplayer. I play them for the one player experiences. But if you wanted to come to my house and play some Left4Dead, I wouldn't turn you down. I just much prefer the face to face method of playing multiplayer. I ain't a competitive person so your gamer score doesn't mean a dime to me.

But here is my gamer tag widget anyways, cause I think its really cute!

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