Thursday, April 27, 2006

Nintendo Wii?

Nintendo's highly anticipated next generation console has finally gotten an official name.


The first thought that flew into my mind was

"What the Fuck?"

The earlier codename (Revolution) sounds so much better than "Wii". From the looks of it, I'm not the only one in the gaming community that thinks this either. I don't understand Nintendo's reason for changing the name even after their explanation which you can find Here.

The name isn't going to deter me from getting one but it will be strange to walk into my local Gamestop and say "I'd like a Wii please." Or "I'll take a Wii."

Well, I guess Nintendo thinks it'll catch on but I don't. I'm already fixed on the Revolution name which, as I've stated before, is a much more catchy and "next-gen" sounding name.

I'll post more updates as I hear more about it.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Fight Night Round 3 Review

After numerous delays, my review of Fight Night Round 3 is finally up. Check the "My Reviews" link on the side of the page if you want to read it.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Game Updates

Recently I recieved The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion (X360) as a gift and I've been playing it for quite a while. This game is simply massive. I've been playing for hours and I've barely scratched the surface. It's that huge. The graphics have to be seen in motion to be believed. It's amazing. ALthough off in the distance, the textures are completely washed out and it looks like an N64 game. It's not really a bad thing when you consider how good the game looks close up but it would've been nice to see this addressed. As for the combat, it's a little off and gets finicky in a heated battle. with no lock on command, there's going to be a lot of times where you'll just be flailing your sword at thin air. This can be quite frustrating in an intense battle situation.

All in all, it's a great game and I'll have more information (and possibly a full review) as I get some more play time in.

I also picked up Final Fantasy XI. For those who don't know what that is, It's a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG (MMORPG) My friend has been an active player of this game since it released on the PC three years ago. I have wanted to play it but before I got DSL, couldn't. The beta version has been available on the Xbox 360 since mid January and I played a little bit to see what it was like (and it was free. Always a good thing.) and I liked it. So I went out and bought the retail version when the beta ended.

Well, after dealing with PlayOnline (Sony's online service), I've almost been driven to take the damn game back. First off, when the beta concluded, beta players were allowed to carry their beta characters to the retail version of the game. I signed up to be carried over. When i did the entire registration process on the retail version, it said I needed my PlayOnline ID. I couldn't remember it. I went to the site and tried to find a way to retrieve it. No luck.

All that work in the beta, gone.

To be fair, that was my fault, but there should be some way of retrieving your ID if you can't remember it. I knew everything else but that. Then there was this whole thing about needing a credit or debit card to play (requires a monthly fee) and my debit card was declined. It's not like I can walk up to someone on the street and say "can I borrow your credit card?" So until I find some other card, I can't even play it. Even for the 30 day free trial. That's bull****.

I'll have more news to come later, right now, I have to finish up some homework, (just a 6 page paper and a take home exam, no biggie) and then I'll try to get FFXI working again (by that i mean scream at it and yell curse words until i get too frustrated and play something else).

Friday, April 14, 2006


Recently I have been totally overloaded with work. My reviews are going to be late. Let's get that out of the way now. I've been hit with 3 papers, a take home exam, and a lot more work. I've been trying to write (reviews, short stories) but it's becoming harder and harder to do as of late. Gaming is on hold until all of this stuff is done as well. Yeah, it sucks but it's just another distraction that I don't need right now.

I've just recently joined a friend in developing an RPG with a program called RPG Maker XP. At the moment we're in the planning stages, getting a concrete storyline down, characters, and all the other stuff we need. Due to all the work I've got I only have a little bit of time each day (if any at all) to dedicate to development. This is a very complex program and it's gonna take us a long (I mean really long) time to really learn what we can do with it. I'll post updates as they come in, and possibly a downloadable demo.

Well, that's it for now. I'll post more later after I've made a dent in this stack of work I've got.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The lateness

Well, I was supposed to have my Fight Night Round 3 review up a couple days ago but it's taking a bit longer than I expected. I wanted to put in a little more review time before I settled on a final score.

The same thing applies for GRAW. I already have a score in mind but I'm gonna put in a little more time playing the multiplayer and finish off the singleplayer campaign before I finish the review.

Both reviews will be up sometime this week for sure. Keep checking back.


This is the teaser trailer for the Simpsons Movie coming in July 2007