Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I don't have much news, so this will be a quick one. PSN is back up, but the PSN Store is not. Xbox 360 flirting with the next-gen Xbox, supposedly in the hands of EA as of this moment. E3 is almost here and the Wii 2/Project Cafe/Nintendo FEEL is gaining momentum, and (strangely) so is the 3DS. With the release of Zelda:Ocarina of Time 3DS next month, a slew of games will also be on the spotlight, including a (new?) Pokemon game.
Okay so that wasn't much news but they are very heavy indeed. On the mobile front, these new smartphones touting dual-core 1Ghz processors are making my G2 feel very outdated. As for apps, I...have nothing.
Oh and a new addition to my list to talk about: Disney Games and Superhero Games. Also FPS, but as an avid FPS gamer, I doubt I would be missing news about that. I just mean that Disney and superheroes games might get a more lengthier...mention...than others.
Oh did anyone see the MW3 trailer during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals? Looking pretty nice!
Monday, May 16, 2011
I know I missed my update this weekend. I have two good reasons: I was hibernating, and I wanted to be sure the PSN was back up. So on to the news!
The Playstation Network is back up, and Sony is planning multitudes of updates throughout the coming weeks, and the Playstation Store is still down. Upon your sign in you WILL have to change your password, so have one in mind. As for me, I took another step and deleted my billing account from the PSN, just a precaution. I wonder how Sony will come back from this, because no doubt this will hurt their sales. No problem fro me though, since all I'm waiting for is Uncharted 3.
For the Xbox 360, the Gears of War 3 beta is about the end. I chose NOT to participate because I want my first time playing it though the campaign, and my wife didn't buy it. I'm also trying to finish my Portal 2 achievements, so if there are any Portal 2 players out there, get online!
There is no Wii news, unless you want to hear it again, Zelda Skyward Sword will be out sometime this year. That's all I have. The Wii 2/Project Cafe/Nintendo FEEL is making quite a fuss. Unveiling itself at this year's E3, its carries graphical powers far beyond the PS3's Cell Processor Technology, and also use Blu Ray as its medium. It will have online capabilities rumored to be like the PS3 (which isn't looking good right above now), and HDMI output, AND a controller with dual analog sticks with a small touchscreen (I'm assuming between 4 to 7 inches) which will be very important to gameplay. I just want to see Link in HD....that's it.
Android released news of its new OS for smartphones and tablets alike, codenamed ICE CREAM SANDWICH, following its use of desserts for previous OS...es...ehem. Plants VS Zombies FINALLY coming to Android, and Netflix 4G streaming is available as of now (no more buffering!). PTD just released 2.5 but the APK isn't out yet, just wait. I can't believe how many people are so ungrateful for the creators of this game. It's un-freakin-believable...
Now for some Apple love, the IPHONE 5, rumored to be released this September, seems like its been pushed back, because of OVERWHELMING(???) sales of the White Iphone 4, and will push to sell more of these angelic beauties. there will be a new phone, just as the Iphone 3G had the 3GS, the Iphone 4 will come out with an Iphone 4S..? But as rumors go, please take this with a grain of salt.
Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be re-released for the 3DS next month, and I CANNOT wait. it will contain the Master Quest, and a slew of other goodies within. So I will be pre-ordering this sometime soon. I mean, it IS the only GREATEST game to have been EVER made.....EVER...
So I do believe I've covered everything I wanted to say, and I WILL try my super hardest to do a game review of a past or current game this week due to my hibernation allowing me to catch up with my sleep.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Nothing going on in this front. PSN Network for the PS3 is still down, as a result from the cyber attack it endured about a week ago, from a group called "Anonymous". These are the same group that launched the DDOS Attacks about a month ago on the PSN Network and its affiliates for suing George Hotz, the infamous hacker who found the PS3 root key. Now this most recent attack affected more than 10 million people, but Sony vows to guarantee a 1 million dollar insurance for those that have had their identities stolen. Hopefully this is true, and other companies can learn from this, because if this attack can happen to Sony, a worldwide leader in technology of sorts, is anything safe in the cyber world?
On a lighter note, I just got Crysis 2 for the PS3, and as far as the campaign goes, the gameplay area is massive, sort of sandbox type gameplay, but still have boundaries. Its the same FPS that you have played before, but with the ingenuity of the armor and the type of gameplay, the subtle differences lets you know that you are playing Crysis, not a WWII war game.
Also, I just got Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360. Yes, the Xbox 360. Yes, Mass Effect 2 that came out more than a year ago. I heard reviews before but I was too worried preparing for Halo: Reach, so this one just passed me by. Now I just played the demo on my 360, and so many options and the way the story unfolds based on the choices I make, I thought I was playing Dragon Age or something! To be honest, if the demo didn't let me transfer the saved data, I probably wouldn't have gotten it, but since it did, and since I made my guy look AWESOME, and the story WAS intriguing, AND it was on sale online for 11 US Dollars....well with these many reasons, I couldn't pass it up!
I also got Portal 2 for my 360, and it IS AWESOME! I didn't think that they can improve on Portal, but they did! The single player is awesome! and the CO-OP is flawless! I haven't gotten this excited over a game since original Pokemon (Red Version is the best, just in case you're wondering). The gameplay, physics, and just seamless story and connection between single to co-op multi-player has been unheard of! I've never seen a game contain physics and dialogue that actually MAKE the game worth turning up the volume for. I've finished both modes, and gotten 46 out of the 50 Achievements, so I'm almost there. I'm not an Achievement whore, but I do try to complete the list for the games on my top list. So far, I have Plants versus Zombies and Halo Reach.
My Mx11 gaming has been on hold due to me being stuck on Dragon Age 2, and LOTRO wasn't working the other day, it wouldn't allow me to connect, so maybe there's maintenance going on. It will be used for updating my blogger though, just so it doesn't feel neglected.
On the mobile situation, no updates to be made. That doesn't mean there isn't anything new, it just means I don't think there are any apps or mobile-related news I feel important enough.
White Iphone 4? Does that mean no Iphone 5 this summer?
When is Honeycomb coming to handheld for Android? Better yet, When is Gingerbread coming?
Oh just a shout out, there is a game developer that I have been following because of a game they made. I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK OF THE GAME, but you can check them out if you want.
They make the future of gaming look brighter for me. I want to review their games, but I need permission, or rather, I'd like to ask them first.
Oh the Lakers lost. Just thought I'd add that.
Monday, May 2, 2011
I've been contemplating on how to work this blogger, whether to just do random blogs when I see fit, or actually have an organized system. I have a facebook for the former, so I went with the latter. I've decided that I will do a bi-weekly update, once on a weekday and another on a weekend. The weekday will consist of a game review, but not necessarily a new game. I want everyone to know my thoughts about every game I've played, bad or good. It will be in no particular order, and can range from the PS3 all the way back to the SNES. The second update will be the more "gadget-like" update, ranging from apps for android and iphones, to computers, new games and anything I think worth mentioning. Bare with me because I've never done this, so hyperlinks and embedding stuff is so new to me I don't even know what they mean. If there is anything tech-like u want me to also add to the list, feel free to drop a word, and if it's in my niche, I'll gladly write about it. Just don't get mad if what I say about it isn't good.
I go by the name of Kos, Gamertag: Koshekbot, PSN ID: Koshekbot.
I'm an avid gamer, own all three consoles and an M11xR2 Alienware laptop, and they all have a place in my life. I can't say that one system is better than the others, because I'm a fan of all video games (well most of them). I fancy RPG types more than others, but a good FPS, TPS, even RTS doesn't stray far from my hands. I also have a Nintendo 3DS, which I am hooked on with my Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.My XBOX 360 S, Halo Editon, 250 GB has treated me tremendously well, and gives my Halo needs whenever I want. Yes, I'm a Halo Guy. It also teaches me to dance with Kinect and Dance Central. My PS3 is my central hub for my movies and Uncharted 2 (currently waiting for 3). My Wii is where I get my Mario on, but I bought this system just for Zelda, my favorite series of games of all time. My laptop has my Steam games that I missed out on when they came out, so they are relatively cheap, and hooked with an xbox controllor and an xbox joypad modifier, I basically play all my games with a controller.
I'm an android guy, but I respect apple and all that it's done. I'm hooked on PTD app (seriously). I'm also a car freak. I used to own a mustang, then went with a 3000 GT, but since the recession, went with a corolla. I have my eye on that new lancer evo MR.
This blog will be about games mostly, but it will be filled with tech stuff, or rather, anything I find interesting, since it is my blog and all. I will be more detailed about each game system and anything else above about my passions in the coming posts, as I'm typing on my Tmobile G2, which isn't meant for long essays.