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Title: Rumor of new Nintendo hardware?
Posted: February 13, 2010 (09:28 PM)
the Nintendo Summit is at the end of this month. Historically, it seems just about the right time for one company to reveal a new project announcement or something every 4 years after the current system. Microsoft should have announced something last year if that was the case. X360 is approaching its fifth year. Personally, I don't think we need new hardware so soon. Its great that none of the big three have jumped the gun yet. 2012 is the ideal date for new hardware.
Title: was going to put this as my opener for NMH2 review
Posted: February 13, 2010 (10:26 AM)
but like my last review i started going off on a tangent before i scrapped it and started over. here are my unrefined thoughts.
These days video games tend to forget their identity as games. "Interactive Cinema" is the term they call it. Uncharted 2, and Heavy Rain are paving the way forward with more engaging storytelling, life-like characters and real emotion. Yet I find these type of games to be banal, but also sometimes boring. If this is the direction the medium is heading towards, then the future is indeed frightening. While I am not against progression, developers don't need to prove to cultural snobs that games are sophisticated enough to be called art. Video games are much of an art form as the first caveman who painted on cave walls.
Perhaps this is why I've come to love Suda 51 and No More Heroes. The game embodies everything that its rebelling against -- the bloated nature of the gaming industry. No More Heroes deconstructs the action genre to its essential elements.
Posted: February 07, 2010 (12:04 AM)
bah! hopefully thats the last time i reedit my no more heroes review.
Posted: February 05, 2010 (12:49 AM)
wow, i'm surprised my Modern Warfare 2 review has crept from last place to become my most popular review..and i don't consider it as one of my best ones. i don't know why, maybe its the only review up for the PS3 version. i can see no other explanation.
Title: The Great Teacher Onizuka
Posted: February 04, 2010 (02:59 PM)
seems like i haven't seen the 1st episode in ages...actually since the end of summer. great anime!
Title: beat NMH2, finally
Posted: February 03, 2010 (07:50 PM)
2nd ranked battle: wow.
1st ranked battle: lame. anti-climatic and not epic
the ending: wtf?
the verdict: still like the game, like the style. i liked the 1st one better.
so i'm guessing everything that happened in Desperate Struggles was just a recollection from Sylvia's memory? that whole 120 years thing threw me off.
on the otherhand, the ripped audio for this game is pretty awesome. some of those tracks happen to have Akira Yamaoka's name on it...i was thinking he was just doing freelancing...but its official he's working for Grasshopper now. yipee!
Posted: February 01, 2010 (09:44 PM)
well, i finally put out my long overdue No More Heroes review. going to continue re-editing and revising throughout the week. sprinkle some pictures on there too while i'm at it.
Title: haven't bought two wii games in one day since.....
Posted: January 26, 2010 (10:26 PM)
launch day. picked up No More Heroes 2 and Capcom vs Tatsunoko today. got those trading cards that came with preordering. surprised they were lenticular cards. they change from Tatsunoko character to Capcom character. i'll probably be spending more time with the Wii than i ever had in a long time, well until March anyway when God of War 3 or FF13 comes out. time to get crackin' on No MOre Heroes 2!
Title: 2 more weeks, can't wait..
Posted: January 14, 2010 (12:59 PM)
Title: a little input is helpful.
Posted: January 13, 2010 (03:48 PM)
this is the intro for my next review. is it too long. coould it be rephrased in another way. your input is appreciated. thanks.
Several years ago, I had complained rather incessantly about three things that were going wrong with the gaming industry. One was its reliance on making too many sequels and not enough original releases. Two, its obsession with mimicking the movie industry, thus ballooning production costs. Games are now $60 because of this. Three -- its emphasize over HD graphics instead of refined gameplay. This was the direction next-gen games were going and better technology exacerbated the dilemma even further.
As a result, promising titles like Assassin's Creed were marred by uninspired, half-assed ideas and quality assurance issues. It was supposed to help usher in a new era of next-gen action games, but the storytelling was shoddy, the combat was stiff, and it had game-freezing bugs aplenty. Ubisoft's Prince of Persia trilogy fared much better, yet those were last-gen games. So what good original action games are there for next-gen consoles to call their own? Well, there is Crackdown, Dead Rising or perhaps maybe Heavenly Sword. You could count the number on one hand.