The One Wherein I Grovel Some More

28 04 2009

 

This (for about 15 minutes tops, at a time) has been consuming nearly all my gaming time.

This (for about 15 minutes tops, at a time) has been consuming nearly all my "gaming time".

Hey all… I apologize sincerely for not updating in a very very long while.

 

The truth is, I haven’t played a lot of games. Or rather, I’ve had only about 5-10 minutes to game in any given time, so I’ve not been able to play anything substantial. Just some browser games (nothing AMAZING, but some good), and a little time with the 360 playing (and failing often with) Mega Man 9. (Which I love and hate simultaneously. Perhaps a story about why you should buy that game, if you haven’t, is in order in the near future.)

That, and what else… once I played “Worms” on the 360 (a series of which I’ve loved since the PSOne), and a little Geometry Wars 2. Other than that, nothing special.

I’ve got Left 4 Dead, and I’ll probably play that this week, if I can, and write about the new Survival mode soon. I’ve also gotten a beta key to Battlefield: Heroes, which I’ll have to check, but I’m pretty sure I can talk about the things they’ve publicly talked about on the blog. I’ve also gotten a beta for Sony’s FreeRealms, but it hasn’t been working so hot for me lately. I’ll let you know about that if it works. So plenty to talk about, once I can get a chance to actually play some stuff for any substantial period of time.

To those of you who’ve stuck it out and checked regularly to a couple times, since my last real article…I first of all thank you, and secondly, apologize. Please forgive the tardiness, and while I can’t say when to expect something, definitely DO expect something. 🙂

I hope to blow you all away with my next post. (No pressure there, self…just put that on out there…that’s cool.)

Thanks for paying attention, and I’ll catch up with y’all soon!

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Amazon.com Black Friday Gaming Deals!!

28 11 2008

 

Black Friday.

Black Friday.

Black friday special, peeps.  Today only, Amazon.com is selling Left 4 Dead on PC for $19.95.  That’s a flippin’ steal, people.  If this game interests you (see my review) then most definitely pick it up here for the cheapest you will EVER see it for at least a year.

 

Also, for Wii

Boom Blox – $19.95 (Reg. $39.99)

Cooking Mama: Cook Off – $14.95 (Reg. $29.99)

Resident Evil 4 – $9.95 (Reg. $19.99)

Animal Crossing City Folk and Wii Speak Microphone Bundle – $39.95 (Reg. $69.99)

 

For Xbox 360:

Dead Space – $29.95 (Reg. $59.95)

Fallout 3 – $39.95 (Reg. $59.99)

Left 4 Dead – $39.95 (Reg. $59.99)

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller – $29.95 (Reg. $49.99)

 

There’s plenty more deals on gaming there, but these were the ones that I thought were most interesting.  Good luck, gamers, and I hope you score that deal for yourself or better yet, for the gamer in your life.  (Or that guy who writes stuff and plays games and is a dad.  And an otaku.  You know…)





RE5 Demo Drops Next Week…In Japan. (Sigh.)

27 11 2008

 

Chris Redfield just found out.  Hes a little angry.

Chris Redfield just found out. He's a little angry.

If you’re a fan of scary games, then you are certainly awaiting with baited breath (Which, actually sounds pretty gross when you think about it.  Baited breath?  Do you smell like worms and minnows? But I digress…) the release of Capcom’s newest in its perennial survival-horror series, Resident Evil 5.  However, those in the U.S. looking to get their hands on a demo will have to wait longer than thought previously, as the demo hitting the Xbox 360 next week is for Japan-only, says Earnest Cavalli, of Game|Life, over at WIRED.com:

“‘You wish!’ wrote Chris Kramer, Capcom’s senior director of communications, in response to an e-mail I sent him this morning asking if we’d be granted the same demo promised to Japanese gamers in the latest issue of Famitsu.”

However, while we may have to wait longer than hoped for the demo, the game is still on target for the intended release date of Friday the 13th, in March of 2009.  As soon as a demo hits, however, keep your eyes here as this is a title I definitely plan on previewing and reviewing later on.





Mirror’s Edge’s (literally) Dizzying Gameplay

17 11 2008

mirrors-edge-faith

While I don’t own a 360, one of the games I’m most excited to play (hopefully soon) is Mirror’s Edge. The frenetic parkour-style evasion game really seems to deliver on a lot of the truly “next-gen” experiences that we’ve been promised since… well, since Kameo. 🙂

But, one of the issues that’s been discussed quite a bit since the game’s first previews, is the fact that when playing, you are going to be prone to bouts of nausea. Clive Thompson of WIRED.com takes a swing (and I think hits something important) at why this may be the case, and why Mirror’s Edge is truly a milestone in the first-person genre.

Read Clive’s story HERE





Mirror's Edge's (literally) Dizzying Gameplay

17 11 2008

mirrors-edge-faith

While I don’t own a 360, one of the games I’m most excited to play (hopefully soon) is Mirror’s Edge. The frenetic parkour-style evasion game really seems to deliver on a lot of the truly “next-gen” experiences that we’ve been promised since… well, since Kameo. 🙂

But, one of the issues that’s been discussed quite a bit since the game’s first previews, is the fact that when playing, you are going to be prone to bouts of nausea. Clive Thompson of WIRED.com takes a swing (and I think hits something important) at why this may be the case, and why Mirror’s Edge is truly a milestone in the first-person genre.

Read Clive’s story HERE