So it seems that the new thing to do around these parts is random thoughts blogs so I thought I might give it a shot. So I welcome you to my cosy mind, I know its quiet empty and lonely but trust me, some stuff will show up sooner or lately. A couch perhaps.
Now, I have been missing lately from Destructoid and it, itís sucked to be honest. With going back to school, getting back into the swing of things and actually waking up before 9 oíclock, itís been difficult. Being in Year 11 now, someone could have told me that shit gets real\. Especially at my school *shudder*. Which reminds me that for a certain subject, in this case TOK (Theory of Knowledge, I know, donít even get me started) where part of our assessment is to start a blog on edublogs and write one post per week. Essentially, it is a blog to give our thoughts on issues in the world today, in the news or thatís important to us that we would like to discuss. It is for some of us, especially myself to take 100% seriously but one must soldier on. Itís quite a different and demanding task and is a reason Iíve been missing lately. Also Valentineís Day!!
Anyone that has known me for more than 5 minutes knows I am a massive Lupe Fiasco fan. His music is what I believe to be real hip-hop/rap in a world where music about drugs, money and women is all the rage. For obvious reasons I am psyched but in some way worried about his new album Lasers dropping next month. His latest album has had a rough history trying to be released, from his recording company refusing to promote it because he wouldnít make more ďpopĒ records, him trying to get bought out of his contract, a petition and eventually a protest for this album. However from the singles that have been released thus far, it is apparent that the record company has changed his music and thatís something I hate to see. The whole situation is an eye opener for me about how the music industry works and itís disappointing to see it for what it really is. A business.
Anyway enough about that, on to the gaming am I right? I recently completed Arkham Asylum. Twice. And I have to say, it really is as good as everyone said it was and I cannot wait for the sequel. The combat, the voice acting, the sound effects, everything was top notch. I am now waiting for my copy of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 to show up to my door. Not too bad of a list of games to work through the next few months. Which reminds me, how many good games are going to come out this year? Like SHIIIII.... There is so many Iím interested in picking up, I may as well just throw in the towel on the whole education thing. Crysis 2, Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 and Homefront among many others? What to do, what to do? Also, super excited about Dead Island after seeing the trailer which has been circling the internet for the last few days. OHHH I also should be getting a mic sooner or later and am really looking forward to joining you guys in the ps3 FNF despite the fact it happens at about 10:00am on a Saturday here in Australia. Stupid time zone differences.
A topic I wanted to throw my 2 cents in about quickly is the whole argument about piracy that has been raging on lately. Now if you had of asked me a year or so ago about it, I would have said ďYeah sure whatever, I mean how much harm can it really do to any industry? Whether it be music, movies or video games.Ē But after opening my eyes, maturing and growing some form of facial hair, Iíve seen the amount of money it robs the industry of, the affect it has had on both the DS and PSP and to an extent, the PC and Iím going to have to stand on the side that is against all forms of it. No excuse in my book can justify pirating, whether it be testing or whatever. It is a problem that needs to be contained some way, but it is known that piracy will never be completely wiped out.
This has gone on long enough so itís time to finish up. This was fun to write so I may look into writing another one sometime. Hope to see you guys on a Friday night soon.