Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Please Note: Final production of the Ovo 360 may not go ahead. There is still much in terms of development to be done.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Lets just hope that music isn't in the final build.
Monday, April 23, 2007
For once, mainstream media is actually defending video games! MSNBC has a well-written piece about how people like Jack Thompson jumped the gun and put the blame for the Virginia Tech shootings on video games.
The article even talks about how Thompson blames every school shooting (and some non-school shootings) on video games but the University of Texas shootings took place in 1966.
Even more crazily, MSNBC points out that games like Counter-Strike promote communication and team work.
From my personal opinion, a game like Counter-Strike would not train someone how to massacre innocents. It's been a while since I played it, but it's more like buying gear, planting bombs, defusing bombs, etc. (Or in my case, running around and getting shot in the head.)
Sunday, April 22, 2007
The movies are not the newest releases, but they're not super out of date either. There are movies and TV shows available. The video controls are a little too simplistic in my opinion. There's only volume controls, play and pause. You can jump ahead and back by dragging on the progress bar, but you can't jump too far ahead because all the videos are streaming. You can also make the videos full screen.
Overall, though, I give it a thumbs up. This feature should definitely help Netflix keep the lead in the mailed movie rental business.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I'll download the packs tonight and see how they play. I'm hoping the old clan will do the same and we can play tonight. Yes? No? Eric? Also this is our 100th post. Boo yaka.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
My impressions so far:
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
What does that mean Wii owners will see from Take-Two? Well Manhunt 2 is coming out on the Wii, but will GTAIV or BioShock show up in their line up? Doubtful. It would be cool if they released GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas. Maybe mash it up like Resident Evil is doing with Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
There is also a new docuvideo that apparently shows what the x-button does. I'll post an edit to this once I see it. Enjoy.
Edit: I watched the video and it appears that the X-button will either activate the bubble shield, which by the way looks too big for the MC to be carrying, or a new exploding device called the trip mind. Basically you drop a bomb on the ground that if someone walks or drives on it goes boom. They demonstrated it as a way to prevent people from running players over. No Elite skins were used at all in the video.
Oh, by the way, Charlie's birthday is like May 15th or 16th, so keep that in mind when you're thinking of the Halo 3 beta date.
Monday, April 9, 2007
You could get a USB keyboard to do this as well, but who doesn't like typing with their thumbs. Users with Blackberry experience will have the upper hand on these things. I think I will get one so when Halo 3 comes out and Eric comes over to play I can hear him bitch about how stupid the Xbox controllers are. This time I'll agree with him.
Other features coming to the update:
Sunday, April 8, 2007
0:00 - Slammin Intro Music
0:10 - Introductions
0:38 - Games We're Currently Playing (Santana thought I said, games we're looking forward to)
1:51 - Turtle Talk
5:18 - Andy Confesses to Listening to Another Podcast
6:15 - Gaming News
17:03 - Children of Men News and We Go Offtopic for a While
24:15 - Roundtable About the 360 Elite
36:10 - Xbox Live Vision Camera (cock and balls)
41:51 - Rock Band and Guitar Hero
50:31 - Games We're Looking Forward To
52:29 - We Go Into Some Wii News
1:01:50 - Shoutouts and Thanks to Santana
1:02:05 - Outro Music While We Talk
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Anyway, there's been an uproar on the internet because some people feel that all the songs should be available from the start since they paid for the game. (Does this mean other games in the future will have an auto-win option as well?)
Well, designer Chris Canfield has heard their cries. Here are the codes to unlock all songs on the game, if you don't feel like earning them: (There's a US version and a PAL version)
BYOROYRYRYRYRYRY - US / NTSC Unlock All
BYOROYBYBYBYBYBY - Pal Unlock All
Now you can rock out to whatever song it is crybabies rock out to.
(And as a note of what we talked about in the podcast, on the link I have already posted, you can buy an extra guitar controller, priced at $60, from RedOctane. Or you can start out with the multiplayer bundle(2 guitars) for $150. The price on PS2 is $40 for an extra guitar, $80 for original game with 1 guitar. )
Simply go here and click on "Join the World Tour!" It is almost a 4 GB download, not to mention the time to install and then update it after installing it so it will take you a little bit to get, but I downloaded it today and it's pretty fun.
I'm playing a Dwarf Champion, almost level 5 now. The open beta is mostly a server stress test since all major bugs have mostly been worked out. Also, it's a bit of marketing because if you like the game and pre-order it before it is released, you can keep your beta character in the official game.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Hopefully a lot of the glitches are fixed and new ones aren't introduced. See you in the Gears on Monday Eric.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
I did find a deal to make the price more palpable, though. Over at Circuit City, they have a Guitar Hero II bundle. It still costs $90, but it comes with 1600 Microsoft Points, which is a $20 value. You can order it online and pick it up at most stores to avoid shipping charges.
Personally, I've never played the game, but I hear it's very fun.
Monday, April 2, 2007
The Dreamcast originally launched on November 27th, 1998 in Japan and September 9th, 1999 in North America. Console production ended in March of 2001. Third-party games are still being made for the console.
The title is Rock Band, which leaves me to believe that you can't have any other band, but one that rocks. Sounds like fun. Should you hold off on getting Guitar Hero then? No because chicks dig a room full of guitars. Just get a guitar stand to hold all your gear now.