I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I hadn't heard about "Toradora!" before NIS America announced that it would be localizing the series for a North American audience. A bit of reading on wikipedia explains that a little. Though based on a manga series, "Toradora!" is new enough that it hasn't had much time to develop a proper following outside of Japan and production seems to have been limited to 25 episodes. Of those, 13 are featured in the "Volume 1 Premium Edition" collection that made its way to my lowly apartment. The remaining 12 episodes will be released later this month, as well. Or so I hear.
You're a great neighbor, you don't suck at hockey and you're almost always cooler than we are... if only because it's so freaking cold up north! Enjoy the day of celebration!
Kotaku is reporting that Fable III is going episodic. You can read the article here:
The phrase "Fable III is going episodic" had me a bit concerned when I started reading, because to me that implied self-contained chapters that break up the story a bit much. However, it seems to me after reading further that the term is misleading. "Episodic" means that the game's distribution will be handled in that manner--on an optional basis--which I actually find pretty cool.
I've been thinking a lot lately about retro game coverage and how much I like it. Current games are great. I really believe that. There's exciting new stuff nearly every week, and certainly I can't remember the last time that a month passed and I didn't see two or three titles that seemed like they'd make a nice addition to my growing collection of games. Yet for all of the strengths that gaming currently has, there's a part of me that can't forget retro gaming.
I was having an AIM conversation with someone today and I finally figured out a way to put into words just what it is that I hate so much about the d-pad on the Xbox 360 controller: it's too sensitive.
Now, I know that such a comment leaves some people scratching their heads. Isn't sensitivity on a controller supposed to be a good thing? The theory is that you can press the button slightly and your plane will bank only slightly left or right. You can nudge the controller at 93 degrees and it'll go at 93 degrees, not 91 and not 92 or 94 or 95. That's good, right?
I continue to be baffled (and a little amused, I'll admit) by Sony's support for 1080P. On the one hand you have Blu-Ray, which is pretty terrific. I really enjoy the format. I also like that the PlayStation 3 supports it and has made it such a success. It's great that the PS3 has 1080P support. You just hook up an HDMI cable and go, a real blessing for me now that I have an HD television that I've been enjoying for... almost a year. Wow, has it really been that long?
In my efforts to pretend that VideoCritics.net is a game in development, I am now announcing that the site is in 'beta' mode. Users can register, post on the forums, contribute content and browse the site, while staff members can approve content and moderate on the forums as necessary. There aren't many listings in the database and there likely won't be for awhile, but I encourage you all to head over to the site and to use it as you normally would. There's a forum where you can report any errors you encounter and the like. Activity will be minimal at this point because, although Google somehow picked up the site and has spidered pages, for the most part no one but this community knows that the site even exists. I'm hoping that you all can help me catch any of the biggest issues befor