Archive for April, 2008

Xbox 360 vs PS3 Pros and Cons

 

Since a lot of people have been asking me lately, here is my personal breakdown of Xbox 360 vs PS3

Xbox 360 – Upsides
– Better controller
– Xbox Live
– Better Western RPGs
– Downloadable Movies and TV Show
– More Demos
– Less Online Errors and or problems
– Achievements

Xbox 360 – Downsides
– Have to buy wireless adaptor if you want wireless
– RRoD (supposed to be gone on newer models)
– Smaller hard drive
– Xbox Live $

PS3 – Upsides
– Wireless included
– Playstation Network Free
– Blu-Ray player
– Nice Upconverting DVD player
– New PSStore has a nice new interface
– Final Fantasy (if you like it, which I dont)

PS3 – Downsides
– A lot of developers have trouble with the netcode for PSN
– Controller, feels cheap and the motion sensor sucks

 

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Grand Theft has landed…

Update 1:

We are now at the point in the game where it is apparently necessary to scream and grunt at the television.

Awesome. 

 

My Return to Instant Gratification

So a little background on the last 3ish years of my life; World of Warcraft, I guess there isn’t much more to say. It has consumed almost every second of my “gaming life.” I abandoned consoles all together and become what Rup would call “The Hater of Fun.” I have a PS2 sitting on my desk but the newest game I have for it is Final Fantasy XII circa 2006 and I haven’t played but maybe 6-7 hours of it since I bought it. So yes my world has been World of Warcraft if I may be so bold as to make that pun. I lived it, breathed it, let it control me for awhile, hell I even run a Guild that is flirting with being in the top 500 guilds in the U.S. (Out of 17,793 that have downed at least one boss in the 10 man instance)

Rup left the addiction a few months ago (he was my co-Guild Master) due to personal reasons and lack of time but he always found time to go out and buy the latest game (his own personal addiction; buying new things). So I decided my first step back towards the world of console gaming would be to get a PSP. Mainly because I travel a lot and it has a lot of extra features besides gaming that I find useful when I leave my monolithic computer at home.

Off to the store I go to get my PSP, I usually don’t mess around when I buy a new system so I already had an 8GB memory stick on the way, I picked up the PSP, GTA: Liberty City Stories and Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lion Throne. Upon getting home I realized that I needed a progressive scan TV to hook the damn thing into in order to play games, it would do music, movies and pictures but not fucking games… worthless composite cable. (On the box for the cable it explicitly says “can’t play games,” stupid small print) So I am content with playing GTA: LCS for a bit to check the system out, I was impressed with the graphics of the little guy but not blown away, it was about what I expected. Several days go by, memory stick arrives.

Now it is time to go get God of War: Chains of Olympus. Now keep in mind, I haven’t played the first couple for the PS2 because I lived in a cave in the world of Azeroth. I was reading the manual for a second or two to get the general gist of the controls and saw “combos” thinking to myself, “awe shit.” I have not used a console controller for anything but select magic spell, in sometime, I am going to suck at this game. This was however not the case.

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Re:”I am weak” You are Dork

perfect man

Jealous?

I Am Weak

Ever since I quit playing WoW there has been a sort of void in my chest. Gretchen says its because now I have time to realize I am hungry, but thats not it. I tried to fill the void with EQ2, but something was missing, the game just doesn’t do it for me. So now I broke down and am downloading Lord of the Rings Online.

I played it in beta and wasn’t impressed, the leveling was slow, the combat not that good, and a lot of lag. Since I played there have been quite a few patches, added Monster PvP or PvMP and they are even getting ready for their first expansion. LotRO has been out for a while now I guess it is time for another go. That means there will be a review coming in the next few days.

WTF: Image(s) of the Day

-> op·por·tun·ist (ŏp’ər-tōō’nĭst, -tyōō’-) n. One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.

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cow rape 1

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-Van

A Big Long List…

Here is a list of all the games being released in Q2 for 2008. As most of you I am pretty excited about GTA4, and I am a huge sucker for comic games, even though they have a losing record. There have been a few gems, like Ultimate Spider-Man, which is one of my all time favorite games. I am unable to comment on *** at this time. Also, I think Iron Chef deserves an honorable mention, maybe Gretchen will get to review that.

I will start with my personal list, and you can find the full thing after the break.

4/30
Grand Theft Auto IV – PS3, 360

5/2
Iron Man – PC, Wii, PS3, 360, DS, PSP, PS2

5/21
Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures – PC ***
Haze – PS3, PC

6/4
Incredible Hulk – DS, PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PC

6/25
Hellboy: The Science of Evil – PSP, PS3, 360

6/29
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith – PS3, 360, PS2, Wii

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