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games, games and more games...and me

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wireless Guitar Hero

Rock on. This enterpising do-it-yourself-er (i'm don't know if it's the dude in this picture or not) modded the Guitar Hero geetar controller to basically make it wireless. Now I can stand in the window and let the world witness my guitar rockdom. That and when my 5 yr old beats the pants off me...umm...come to think of it, maybe I won't stand near the window...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ubisoft caught with deceptive ad

Oh schnap. Ubisoft is so busted on this one. This is the ad.

Notice the quote, "One of the Best Games on PSP.". Looks fine right? Pretty much you're standard boiler plate "this is the best game ever!" ad right? Well, apparently not. The quote is attributed to GameSpy but GameSpy's review trashed the game. Ubisoft apprently took the positive quote from the GameSpy's preview of the game in which the previewer (the same person who gave the game a bad review actually) got to play a demo of a certain level and described the game at that point as "one of the best games (we've played) on the PSP" . You can't really fault Ubisoft for wanting to use any kind of positive quote they could so they could move some product but still, it's pretty shady.

A Gamespy editor responed to 1up's story on this little edbacle of sorts and basically stated that the preview made cast the game in a promising light but the final product was actual poo.

Shady Ubisoft, shady.

Some Silent Hill movie clips

I'm digging the creative direction on this one so to show the Silent Hill movie some love, I figured I'd throw some clips at you. By way of Kotaku.

Return of the Guitar Hero

My daughter recently got to play this one at a local Best Buy and it was a flippin blast. Hearing my daughter bang out some Metallica gave me a kind of warm fuzzy I didn't think I'd ever have. For those 5 minutes, she was a rockstar, then I made her let me play. I was rocking out. I was almost tempted to go grab a hair band wig and bandana and some leather chaps but I don't think I would get the full respect I would have deserved from the Best Buy staff. Something tells me that hardcore rockers like us just wouldn't be appreciated by the khaki pants army that is best buy. Oh well, at least I'll get to show the world how hard I rock when Guitar Hero II comes out this fall (November actually) from RedOctane. Although the actual song list isn't released (and probably won't be for a while), there's supposed to be around 40 songs covering the many rock-able generes and even different some co-op multiplayer play.

Monday, April 17, 2006

More Huxley details emerge

I've been looking forward to getting some more information about the PC/Xbox 360 MMO/FPS mashup Huxley. 1up says it's one of the most ambitious games they've seen in a while, and usually ambitious means "maybe a little hard to explain but it will rock!". In this case, that kind of applies. I'll take a whack:

Huxley will eventually be available for the Xbox 360 and the PC and they will be cross-compatible. Meaning that on your Xbox 360 version you will be able to play with/against players on the PC version and vice versa. Both versions won't be available at the same time. Since the PC version will apparently be MMO-only, it will come out first, with the Xbox 360 coming out later due to the Xbox 360 version of the game having a full blown single player campaign to play through. Finishing the single player campaign will give you some extras that the PC players won't be privy too but I wouldn't expect them to be all that earth shattering.

How was that? I didn' think it was too bad. Another aspect of Huxley that I was(am) looking forward to, was their implementation of the Unreal 3 engine. It looks like it's coming together pretty well. The PC and Xbox 360 versions are supposed to be pretty close graphically and the screenshots they have are keeping me satisfied. Hopefully, we'll get some more info at E3. Well, not "at" E3 since no one is getting me into E3 but "from" E3 rather.

Is there a chance of the Playstation 3 being delayed?

Even though the inquirer's credibility isn't the best, they do bring up some interesting details in regards to the Playstation 3 and why there's still a chance it may not even make it's fall launch date. For starters, the device as it stands may still be too big to fit entirely inside the PS3 case Sony has been using since announcing the device itself (pictured).

Being too big isn't too bad of a problem since Sony could either come up with smaller components or figure out some way to shoehorn all the needed pieces into the planned space. What's more concerning is "the fact" that Playstation 3 dev kits are relatively scarce. If this "fact" is true, then that gives even more backbone to the argument that the final Playstation 3 specs and details aren't even finalized yet. Now, granted, being 7 months from release, this may not be all that big of an issue but it could be. Especially if Sony's E3 presence is as disaapointing as some are expecting it to be. Either way, these next few months are going to be vital for Sony in making sure they're able to defend their throne from the coming Xbox 360 onslaught. Every day that passes with no Playstion online hub, is a day lost to Xbox Live.

Super Princess Peach ain't half bad

Apparently, it's actually pretty good. Refreshing even. To quote the reviewer from 4cr,

I love Super Princess Peach. There, I said it.

The game is a refreshing entry into the Mario series and every time I play it, I love it more and more.

And this is a 21-yr, red blooded male gamer talking. apparently if you're looking for some good, old fashion Mario style gameplay, Super Princess Peach could be more than what you're looking for. In a good way. Beware though, if you're a male gamer, be sure to buy some "manly" titles as well as an exotic car mag or gun to further mask the fact you just bought a Super Princess Peach game. The pink box may give unknowing observers the wrong impression. That wrong impression being you like to dress up in skirts, wear wigs and play princess game in your spare time. Not the impression you want to project to others. Trust me.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Playstation 3 OS details emerge

Nothing all that new from what was revealed about the OS at GDC, just more specifics in regards to the underlying Playstaion 3 operating system. Apparently, the PS3 will have one of the seven SPEs readily available for the PS3's operating system which will be accessible at any time during gameplay. Similar to how the Xbox 360's blade interface works. I guess Sony liked how the Xbox 360's blade interface because the PS3 OS interface is being desccribed as blade-like. That's all well and good since the blade interface works pretty good for the Xbo 360. What's cool to note though is that it seems you'll be able to voice or video chat at the drop of a hat, at any time during gameplay. It'll be interesting to see how seamless this would be. Here's the alledged specs:

- Multi-User Voice Chat across all games, even outside of the games own UI
- Multi-User Video Chat across all games, even outside of the games own UI
- Notifications and messaging to be sent between users regardless of the games they are playing

Like the Xbox 360, these come at a cost and our sources have told us that these features use approximately:
- 64mb of the 256mb of available XDR memory off the Cell CPU
- 32mb of the 256mb of available GDDR3 memory off the RSX chip
- 1 SPE of 7 constantly reserved
- 1 SPE of 7 able to be "taken" by the OS at a moments notice (games have to give it up if requested)

I doubt that taking away these resources from the games themselves will have any kind of serious adverse affect but I know jack-all about game development. Anyone working on this want to anonymously spill some beans on how developemnt is going?

The next Bone episode is now available

Episode 2, dubbed Bone: The Great cow race, is available for the attractive price of $17.99. That's good to hear that the first episode sold at least enough to warrant an episode 2. Does anyone know how long these episodes last though? Are they somewhat satisfying?

Microsoft to sponsor the World Cyber Games

Microsoft will be be the WCG's (World Cyber Games for those who don't like to read article titles) official sponsor through 2008, providing hardware and software support to the cause. This deal also locks the PC and Xbox 360 as the gaming platforms for their gaming events. Sneaky Microsoft.

"Over the years, we have admired the incredible growth of cybersports and WCG's role in expanding the reach of these worldwide tournaments," said Peter Moore, corporate vice president, Interactive Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft. "Because of WCG's history as a truly global gaming competition, it was a logical choice to team up with them and extend the reach of these events even further."

Microsoft's sponsorship will cover all WCG events including three pan-regional championships, the Korean Championship, the USA Championship and the Grand Finals, which will be held from October 18-22 in Monza, Italy.

Finsal Fantasy III for the Nintendo DS screenshots

I ran across some tiny screenshots for Final Fantasy III on the Nintendo DS. Looks like they basically remade it, updating the graphics and making it more new. Will the story be the same? I assuming so, or at least most of it. Either way, I just want to know if or when it's coming stateside.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Blogger set to live-blog a World of Warcraft raid

This blogger by the name of Zach (Sergeant Brockstar in-game) will be taking on the Blackwing Lair this Saturday and he's going to live-blogging his raid for the benefit of all of us. I don't know much about the World of Warcraft but it's has the kids all a buzz these days and from what I've read about Blackwing Lair, this isn't going to be any kind of cakewalk.

Blackwing Lair is one of toughest dungeons in WoW, and features some of the most intense and strategic fights in the entire game. It should only be attempted by guilds that have already mastered Molten Core.

Once your guild has mastered Blackwing Lair, you are encouraged to attempt the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.

You had me at Ahn'Qiraj.

New Bad Day LA trailer

Bad Day LA looks like it could fun to play. There really hasn't been too much in terms of gameplay shown but the cel shaded style looks purty slick (if a little bright). I'm just intrigued to see what kind of situations you'll be put in. Being backed by American McGee has me hoping it'll something not average. "Earthquake mutha fu_ka!"

Yay! More war games!!!

There's a new Brother's in Arms game coming you war-game-deprived way for next-gen consoles. Well, really just the Playstation 3 and the PC (i lied, it's coming to the Xbox 360 too...if i would only actally read the articles i post about). It's been dubbed, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway. I bet it would be so much better on the PS3 than the PC, I wonder how much though. Hmmm, $3,000 for a new pc or $600 for a new Playstation 3? Hmmmmm. Anyway, here's the official description:

Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway brings the critically acclaimed squad-based WWII shooter into the next generation of gaming with amazing graphics and sound, new cutting-edge gameplay features and a completely redesigned online component. Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II. Lead Matt Baker, Joe Hartsock and the rest of the 101st Airborne Division as they fight to open "Hell's Highway" in a daring bid for a quick end to the war.

"With Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway, Gearbox is investing everything to take next-generation gaming to an entirely new level," said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. "For Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway, the Unreal Engine 3 powers real next-generation graphics and the most intense, action-oriented recreation of true history ever offered as interactive entertainment."

"Since the series was introduced last year, Brothers In Arms has consistently excelled at delivering a new style of tactical shooter wrapped up in an authentic WWII setting," said Francesca Reyes, editor-in-chief at Official Xbox Magazine (OXM). "As fans of the Brothers In Arms series, OXM is incredibly excited to be the first to reveal to readers the world-exclusive first-look at Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway." The issue is available on newsstands since April 11, 2006.

Blah, blah, blah. All I heard was WWII, shoot, PS3 and $60.00. Weird.

Alone in the Dark 5 images

I thought this was fitting since the Alone in the Dark movie is coming out soon and I think I'm ok saying that it doesn't look half bad. Inm fact, it almost looks downright good. So, to be in the spirit, here are some Alone in the Dark 5 images...

The dark side of Second Life

Who knew Second Life could get was so...odd? You probably know if you're a Second Life'er but apparently it's not too unusual for (although it's hard to find someone who's actually seen this happening in person avatar(?)) for adults in game to partake in what's being called age play. It's basically one adult doing...ummm....things with another adult with one of the participants "made to look like a child". Yeah, umm, ick?

Playstation 2 to get a price drop?

Maybe even down to $99.00-129.00 apparently according to some US analysts. The price cut would mostly be because the console is nearing the end of it's generational life. That's all well and good but since I already have a Playstation 2, what I'm really looking forward to is cheaper games. That always means good times at the bargin bins.

Japanese Gansta

Kotaku got wind of a slew of screenshots from Sega's upcoming Yakuza game. Apparently, Sega will be releasing these weekly to the sites who matter (i.e. not game-hawg....yet). Here's the official rundown of the game:

In a society where respect and honor holds great importance, there is an even higher regard for these traits within the one organization that is most feared by all: the Yakuza. Experience Tokyo’s underworld in SEGA’s upcoming game, Yakuza, exclusively on the PS2. The game authentically re-creates the city streets and illicit haunts of Tokyo’s nightlife district, with memorable characters, cinematic style, free-roaming adventure, a gripping story, beautiful but deadly fighting, and deep gameplay.

Free Xbox Live...

...during E3 (like that headline don't cha)! Looks like Microsoft is liking this whole idea of free Xbox Live events. They just had a free weekend not too long ago and apparently that went well enough for them to do it again. The free Xbox Live is said to begin on May 8th 8:01 GMT and end on May 15th. It would be awsome and just downright swell of Microsoft to use this free Xbox Live time to push out whatever coolness is shown at e3, like trailers, demos and the like.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Burger King to make Xbox 360 games?

Looks like Burger King is planning on sticking The Burger King in a variety of quick hit one-off games for the Xbox 360. Each game will be cover a different genere, using The Burger King as the main character in each. From the concept photos that were leaked to kotaku, it looks like a racing game, a third-person action game and a fighting game(?) seems to be what they're thinking so far. The good news is these little quick games will be relatively inexpensive, around $4 a pop. I'd pick one up if it lasted for more than a few minutes.

At first you would think that this would be just a rumor but apparently Burger King has threatened legal action in an attempt to get kotaku to take it down. That in itself gives this story some serious street cred.

Grow your own 1up 'shrooms?

ThinkGeek had a Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom Kit as an April Fools joke but now they're apparently trying to get the ok from Nintendo to actually sell real ones. If they did, people would be all over this. I wouldn't be surprised if people actually tried to eat the things though.

Will Halo 3 be "Forerunner"?

In Game Informer's April issue, they had a spread on how Bungie's next game will not be Halo 3 per se, but Forerunner. Now does this mean that Halo 3 will be a prequel of sorts since Halo 1 a & 2 are supposed to be taking place way after Forerunner's time or does this signal a new direction of sorts for the franchise? No one knwos for sure but I would say it's about time we start getting some information about whatever they're working on. I We are starved for information and if we have to wait for too long, we'll be moving on. Ok...not really. No matter if the next HAlo didn't come out until 2010, I'd still be the first in line. There's also a rumor that Bungie is working on a Halo-based MMO. True, false? Who knows. But I would dig an MMO set in that universe. Hopefully we'll be getting some new information at E3. At least I hope so. PleasePleasePleasePleasePlease.

more Xbox 360s coming very soon

Microsoft is stepping up their Xbox 360 production by doubling their order for Xbox 360 chips from their Taiwan suppliers. Looks like they're hoping to ship 3 million Xbox 30 units by the end of the second quater which is way more (double?) than what they shipped in the first quarter. They are no doubt hoping to take advantage of this lead time they have over the Playstation 3 so that when November rolls around, they will be plently of Xbox 360s for consumers.

Ninety Nine Nights Famitsu scans

Just because this game looks pretty enough to make me want to play it, here are some more Ninety Nine Nights magazine scans with some more in-game screenshots. Enjoy.

PSP Lite?

Is Sony going to be releasing a smaller, thinner version of it's PSP device, dubbed the PSi? According to NewTechSpy they are. Apparently, it will have a neary unscratchable 3 inch LCD touch-screen amongst other nicities.

Sony is set to rock the gaming world once again with a new play platform entry. The PSi (interactive) is just 4.5” wide and carries a 3” LCD with 16 million colors. Other familiar features include a tightly squeezed UMD and memory stick duo. Amazingly the PSi has the same pixel resolution as PSP, with 480 x 272, so gaming titles will not have to be reformatted.New Tech Spy has learned through well placed sources that Sony is apparently hedging its bets against the possible death of UMD and positioning itself against Nintendo’s DS lite, which sold an impressive 380,000 in Japan in March.


Second Life documentary

Documentary film company Robo Studios is going to be crafting a documentary about how real life money collides with Second Life's virtual economy. Seems like they want the perspective of the people who are making the big bucks in this blossoming virtual economy. So if you're all about Second Life give them a shout...

Brothers in Arms Hell’s highway sceenshots (well not anymore)

There were some Brothers in Arms Hell’s highway screeshots here but apparent UBISoft wanted them to take'em down...I think. My high school French is just that...high school French.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Xbox 360 game rates a 10, gamers freak the f__ck out

Official Xbox magazine's editor caught some heat recently when the mag (note how it's called the Official Xbox Magazine so keep in mind, a bias of sorts will probably be there conscious or not) gave Fight Night Round 3 a perfect 10. Apparently this irked people because their favorite games didn't garner a perfect score from the mag when they were debuted. I think some of this flack that OXM is getting could be attributed to what seems like a general backlash against reviews in general. EGM's Dan Hsu ranted a while back on how he hates the mags he knows give favorable marks based on financial incentives given to them by certain publishers. Then someone over at Kotaku posted on how they're going to be starting a "preview Ho" column, outsing previews or reviews that are so obviously fake. Hmmm, they haven't really mentioned any reviews since...hmmm.

That being said, I'd like to take a minute to speak to my fellow gamers...Reviews are not the end all be all and they don't dictate what games you are definitely going to buy. Seriously, chill the hell out. I look at it this way (and yes, you should aim to be me), if a magazine or someone gives a game high marks that might make me more inclined to take a look at a certain game but if I'm not into the general gist of the gameplay, I don't buy it. The pendulum swings the other way too, if I'm in a game shop and I see something that piques my interest, I may pursue it no matter what any mag says. I picked up a Spongebob game because it looked like a good time for the kids and I. I don't know how it may have been review because I didn't really care. Game reviews are like movie reviews, a dime a dozen. They come and go. Don't like a review, get over it.


Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers...lego style

In the festive E3 spirit, professional Lego artist Nathan Sawaya built an Xbox 360 controller and Playstation 3 controller out of nothing but lego's and tears. I wonder if he'll sell them on e-bay? hmmmm....

RPG thirsty gamers eat up Oblivion

The ever increasing Xbox 360 owner population loves them so Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion apparently. Take-Two has shipped (different than sold but they wouldn't ship it if it wasn't needed!) 1.7 million copies of their next-generation RPG so far.

Bullett Witch screens

Looks like the upcoming Xbox 360 title Bullet Witch is going to be released in Japan in June. Too bad it isn't coming stateside (yet, i don't think) because these sreenshots definitely piqued my interest, with the faces all half-hangin on and stuff. Cool.

Superman box art

Here's the official Superman Returns box art for the Xbox 360 game. Sweet.

G4 to be all over E3

Looks like the the gamer-tech tv channel G4 will be doing 5 days of full blown E3 coverage with three hours of live E3 coverage daily. My thoughts: they still cover games on that channel?

New girl gaming community site soon to be overflowing with male gamer geeks

GirlsofCS is a not-yet-launched girl gamer community site with an interesting twist...

What is GirlsofCS?

GirlsofCS is an online gaming community and nude pinup gallery. We are out to empower female gamers by eliminating the negative online stereotypes towards them.

uh wha!?! That took a couple of looks to make sure what I thought I read was really there and apparently it was. These girls hope to combat negative female sterotypes armed with nothing but their pc rigs, various game consoles and blemish free skin. Man, fanboys are going to be all over this site. Not me man...I love my wife lol :)

[via aiw..in the nuddy hee hee]

Bioware + Pandemic = Bioemic?

That's a totally made up name and has nothing to do with the pre-E3 interview firing squad landed with co CEOs Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk. You'll get some details on how the merging (of Bioware and Pandemic) went, how Mass Effect is shaping up (not like they would say anthing but awsome) and even some tidbits on their upcoming projects like their unannounced MMO game. Here's a Mass Effect tidbit:

Mass Effect’s combat is quite unique and innovative for a story-based action-RPG; it is real-time squad-based combat played in a third person format. You’ll be in command of a squad of three (your main character included) and each character will have a choice of specialty-class skills that will offer different and compelling tactical advantages in combat. Combat is very tactical, as you can allow your squad to use their own AI or give detailed commands that allow your team to coordinate their actions on the battlefield. Each character on the battlefield can bring unique skill-sets to the table and it will be up to the player to both cultivate those powers and also to think tactically to survive. You’ll be able to draw from a wide range of aggressive combat feats, including both dangerous tech-based attacks and also powerful Biotic powers which manipulate mysterious physics forces to unleash tremendous energies on the enemy.

[pic from gamespy (duh)]

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

I finally got a chance to play Ubisoft's latest on the Xbox 360 and I wanted to post my impressions I left with aftere a few hours of gameplay.

First of all, it looks slick. It looks real slick on an HDTV. All of the UI elements on the screen add some pop and sizzle. The enemy highlighting is especially cool. IT doesn't seem to work as quickly or exactly the same for every enemy but it was pretty nice none the less.

The audio is nice too, it was cool to see the mission be aborted everytime you died (which is a lot). Your interaction with your AI buddies is nice too. You can easily give them commands via the D-Pad while you watch them do exactly what you say, even if you send them directly into harm's way.

Overall, it felt like a $60 game. Everything was nice and sharp and just pretty fun to interact with. The few things that dig bug me were the often confusing (who reads the manual, honestly!) menu screens. I just want to state that there should be no loading EVER for navigating the menu screens. That's just a pain. Another thing that irked me was co-op. It took us a mintue to figure out how to play the co-op Campaign but when we did, we were disappointed to find that once you or your teammate dies, that's it. There's no respawning until you're both dead, you only get one shot. They probably went with this choice to make it "more real" or whatever but if i'm playing a co-op game, how fun is it if my partner sucks and gets killed within a few minutes? They have to sit and wait until I die so when I do die, we can start all over again. Ugh. Not fun.

Those are my likes and dislikes so far. I'll play it some more and post if my feelings change.

Friday, April 07, 2006

SiN episodes coming to a store near you...

Ritual Entertainment and Valve are releasing their follow-up episodes to their 1998 shooter SiN to a retail outlet near you. That's all well and good but I'm interested in how well this would work for episodic content like this. Will consumers be more willing to purchase the episodes from a retail outlet or would it eventually end up costing Ritual and Valve more than what it's worth? It was initially thought that these episodes would be released thru Vavle's Steam content delivery system but apparently they weren't too confident in only that one channel for distribution. I think it makes sense being that this is the first of many episodes to come but for future episodes, I think it would make more sense for Ritual and Valve to use Vavle's Steam but eh, what do i know.

Some info on Xbox 360 Gundam game...

...and by info I mean screenshots. I know I bashed Chromehounds earlier for having uncool mechs but compare the mechs in this upcoming Gundam game for the Xbox 360 to the Chromehound mechs, which would you want to play first? I'd play both probably but I would honestly go for the Gundam mechs first.

Screenshots of some Ninety Nine Nights levels

These screenshots of these N3 levels look pretty nice. A good variety and pretty detailed. Good to kind of know what to look forward to when this game comes stateside.

New Chromehounds trailer

Via Xboxyde comes this new trailer for the upcoming Xbox 360 game, Chromehounds. The mechs lack a sort of coolness for me but it still look slike it could be fun, especially for online play.

World of Warcrafters are talented

I came across the Blizzard fan art section today via the offical WoW blog and I just had to say these are some awsome pieces. Virtually all of them look supa sweet. Blizzard should put up some kind of store where you could buy prints of these from the artists themselves.

That's so not hi-def

There's a contest going on over at Xbox 360 fanboy where you submit your "pathetic" Xbox 360 setup in hopes of winning a Turtle Beach Ear Force X2 set of headphones. Can't wait to see pictures of the submissions.

80 Xbox 360 titles in Japan by years end

Microsoft is really pulling out all stops in order to stake a good claim for the Xbox 360 in Japan. They've recently announced that the Xbox 360 will have around 80 games available by the years end, covering multiple genres. Microsoft will even release a limited edition "Xbox 360 Blue" Xbox that comes with the 2006 Fifa World Cup logo. That's all well and good but I want to see some pictures of this Blue Edition Xbox, anyone have any? I wonder if there are any limited edition Xboxes being released stateside anytime soon. hmmm.

Playstation 2 emulator for your PC

Looks like there's a free Playstation 2 emulator available for your PC. What business does a Playstation 2 game have being on your PC you ask? Well...umm...you do back up all of your PS2 games on your PC don't you? That's the only way I would think you'd be able to get a PS2 game on your PC. Honest. By the look of the posts on the forums and the screenshots, looks like it works pretty swell...for you backups that is.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

next-gen Rainbox Six pictures

Being the sucker for nice graphics that I am, I gotta say that these next-gen pictures of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 compatible Rainbox Six game look supa sweet. Nothing else to say really...just...cool.

(i would have posted a picture but Blogger is out to get me for the moment)

real-life Lara Croft model pics

Not really all the groundbreaking or hard hitting as far as gmae industry news goes but damn she sure is purty...speaking of, i believe I read somewhere today that the team behind the next Croft game (Eidos still right?) had to go back and made some changes once some in-game character models that were "accidentally" showing some skin. You bet Eidos jumped on that real quick, let's just say they don't like their coffee too..hot..you think (get it! haw haw haw hot coffee!! ahhhh...man, i crack myself up).

Molyneux works for Bill Gates

Peter Molyneux's independant game development company, Lionhead Studios, was recently (like today) picked up by Microsoft. Hopefully making easier for the somewhat progressive company more freedom and confidence to make the kind of games they're known for, quirky, challenging and atypical games that acutally end up being pretty good. Good for them.

Pre order your PS3

The only way I would pre-order a console that I know is going to be expensive would be if I knew how stong the launch lineup was going to be or if I knew for sure that I'd be able to sell that sucker for beaucoup d'argent via ebay. As far as the Playstation 3 is concerned, I'd say I'm halfway to pre-ordering one.

Only in Japan...

Oh Nintendogs, what have you done...there must be some kind of pet sim phenomenon going on in Japan right now. How else would you explain the success of all these animals games being released over there? Adding fuel to the pet madness flame (that doesn't quite sound right) comes this inventful arcade game in which you walk a dog. The site I found this on says this game is found in the girl's section of the arcade. If it is, just don't tell the guy playing it.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

More Oblivion goodies coming your way...

I know there was a big hub bub with Bethesda released their "gotta pay a buck 99 ($1.99 for all who don't know)" mods via the Xbox Live Marketplace but that somewhat useless horse armor was just the beginning. Check out what's coming up here. Worth it? Sure, if the $$$ is burning a hole in your pocket.