Archive for the ‘video games’ Category

Bioshock Xbox 360

September 17, 2007

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I am not going to remotely waste everyone’s time with a review of this game. You all know it’s damn good. I must admit I never heard of it before I bought the 360. The demo totally sold it for me and I got it the day it was released. Nintendo, please do demos or something with your online. I have never criticized Nintendo before, but Xbox Live has made a believer out of me about online gaming. While Bioshock is single player, I am finding it fun watching the progress of people on my friends list. I know they are much better gamers than I am and will blow through it quickly, but it’s still fun to track them.

On an unrelated note, Mark Knopfler’s new album will be released tomorrow, and I will post my thoughts on it. Don’t expect it too quickly though, as I like to hear it 2-3 times on my home system before writing anything formal.

-C

Brothers in Arms

July 15, 2007

Brothers in arms DS

Not only is Brothers in Arms one of my favorite albums, it’s swiftly becoming one of my favorite DS games. I am not a huge fan of first person shooters (FPS), but I am having a blast (pun intended) with this quick, and fun little war game. Graphics are really impressive (for a DS) and I am surprised how many sound effects and voice recordings they used. I highly recommend this for times when you get that itchy trigger finger on the go.

In other news, I finally got around to watching Nintendo’s E3 2007 press conference. While it didn’t have me on the edge of my seat like 2006 did, I am quite excited about several things coming. I know Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass, will eat up most of my spare time soon. I find myself curious about Wii Fit, and think the pad can really be used for a mind boggling array of things. Next month’s release of Metroid Prime Corruption has me chomping at the bits also. If you don’t have a Wii yet, get on it! I don’t think they will be easy to come by this Christmas, and this summer lull might be your only shot.

Entry for December 12, 2006

December 12, 2006

Notice how all blog entires stopped abruptly after the launch of the Wii? Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Entry for November 19, 2006 Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!

November 19, 2006

Was it worth over 12 hours in line? Yes I think so.  Watching a friend of mine who plays NO video games, instantly pick it up and start playing tennis, was worth the cost alone.

Entry for September 20, 2006

September 20, 2006

ds

Wooo Hooo! LOVE my new DS Lite- Black Edition!!! Once you go black….. well you know the rest.

Entry for August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006

Trash

PSP Dead? Click here for a good article on it.

Anyone think I have a slight grudge against Sony at the moment? Image

Entry for August 19, 2006 Sony woes

August 19, 2006

 pspI should warn everyone to please don’t waste time and money on a PSP. Take my word, I have owned one since launch day and it was the most expensive paper weight I have ever owned. The games are all half baked, overpriced snoozefests, and Sony is crazy if they think people will buy movies they all ready own on there hackneyed UMD format! Not to mention if you want to download a movie after buying there proprietary memory stick for over 100 bucks, the videos won’t even play full resolution on your screen! Once again Sony’s greed screws the pooch with there hardware. Beta, ATRAC and now SACD’s are all examples. On the SACD side, it is a shame because it is/was a truly promising format which I still enjoy. If you are looking for some handheld goodness, try the Nintendo DS. As usual, Nintendo comes through with the fun, and reasonable price! Image

Entry for August 05, 2006

August 5, 2006

Collosus

Well, here it is. My second attempt at a blog. Not many interesting things to say right now, but if I get any new toys or gadgets look for my opinion here. I would like to take a moment to say, if you have not played Shadow of the Colossus for the PS2 yet, you need to log off and go do that NOW!!!!!!!!!