Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
So last week, Geometry Wars 2 was released and I was pretty excited since I was a big fan of the original. Little did I know that the sequel was going to totally take over my life for the next couple of days. Wow. I mean, just check out that video on top. It's like getting hit in the face with a rainbow mallet after taking speed and pounding a case of Redline. Yeah, it's intense to say the least and it really gets addicting. It's the simple gameplay mixed with the high definition, yet vastly simple graphics: a truly excellent experience and anyone who was a fan of classic early 80's video gaming must give this game a spin. Feel free to drop me an email and let me know what time you wanna come over...well, maybe. Only if you bring the Redline!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Good to see E3 bring out rage in people....even if it is staged! Probably the biggest news (for me) to come out of this thus far somewhat lame E3 came yesterday when the once PS3 exclusive Final Fantasy XIII was announced to be released on the rival Xbox 360 (in America & Europe only; the game remains a Sony exclusive in Japan). I'm not going to say I'm a hardcore Final Fantasy fan mainly because I've only ever beaten FF7 when I was in college and although I've purchased just about every single iteration since then, I have yet to have the follow through to beat the games. Something about spending 80+ hours seems a bit daunting. But regardless, I will buy XIII when it comes out. But a lot of fanboys are pissed (as would I be) that Square-Enix, the developer of the Final Fantasy series, has apparently sold their souls to the higher bidder and decided to cross their dedicated fan base. Hence this NSFW (language) video embedded up there from Kevin Bowen. Pure gold. Just sit back, hit play and witness a fanboy scorned....don't worry, it's more than likely fake but I'm sure there are some people out there that truly feel this way.
Monday, July 14, 2008
And it happened. As if I needed any more reason to stay in and watch movies, having them instantly available to watch via my Xbox 360 is only going to further hurt my "going out" streak. True, streaming films from Netflix isn't anything new but the ability to use my 360 instead of shelling out $100 for the stand alone set top is cool with me. Oh yeah and by "free" they mean you have to be a Netflix subscriber PLUS you have to have an Xbox Live Gold account, which will run you $50 a year. Still, not too bad. Sure the content won't be HD but they're hinting at it going that way in the near future. Life is good. The service is tentatively on schedule to go live this fall along with a redesigned Dashboard. Check out Engadget here for more info. I love E3 time....
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Another year, another video game movie. This time we got Len Wiseman ( AKA the punk that snatched Kate Beckinsale away from me) taking the reigns of the Xbox smash Gears Of War. The game was pretty awesome but the character development in the film wasn't something that stood out (it's pretty sad when a commercial for your game has more emotional impact than your entire game) and I know the writers have there work cut out for them to try to pry something outta what they got so far. So we'll wait and see if we end up with another Hitman or a.....a Silent Hill, I guess. Check out the full story on Gears Of War over at Slash Film here.
Friday, May 9, 2008
The playas over at 1Up.com have the world exclusive first video of actual game play from what will undoubtedly be the Xbox 360's biggest winter game release, Gears Of War 2. So why am I still talking? I don't know, go up there and hit play, dammit!