hi all. we’ve been busy working on a site move, so watch this space for news. in the meantime, you can enjoy all the regular updates you have come to know and love. also, just FYI telus has a promotion on for a free xbox 360 if you
sell your soul join with them for a 2 year contract. totally worth it – i have rogers and it’s probably been the worst consumer experience of my life. we won’t get into it today, but i think it’s safe to say that we are all looking forward to a time where canadians have a choice, not an ‘either/or’ situation.
anyway, for all my readers out in the prairies, check out telus’ promotions.
atomicgamer.com has a great story about ps3 hacks and specifically the technology behind it. it’s kind of an older story, but it highlights exactly the reasons why sony is kind of in shit over this whole hacking business. this is a summary, but please read the full story for the juicy details.
It’s possible, even probable, that Sony won’t be able to keep hackers and cheaters off of PSN. The 360 can by way of a permanent ban of a specific console and is only possible due to unique console IDs hard-wired in, but rumor has it that these can be changed on the PS3. Depending on how Sony set up that security, it might be impossible to stop people from logging on with a new ID every time.
uh oh. holiday season is coming – what have you got for the gamer or gamers in your life? shopping for gamers is the easiest thing in the world. to begin with, every electronic store in the land has a sale of some kind going on. then there’s the game publishers themselves. they have been packaging and bundling all kinds of shit in time for the holidays. and retailers are eating it up.
- best buy has a category of games under $10, but to be honest, they’re mostly shitty. bionic commando is the only one worth it, although dark void is pretty good too.
- wii games – you can buy wii games on a broad scale. depending what you want to buy, you’ve pretty much got your pick. i’ve seen tenchu for $4.99 in best buy’s used section, and i think it runs around $10 or $15 new. i got my mom a pinball game for $19.99, and scored need for speed for about $20 as well.
- they favouritize xbox 360 here, holy shit! eat lead: the return of matt hazard is going for $4.99. they’ve got rainbow 6 and the saboteur for $9.99. what a bargain, i love those games. you can get alone in the dark for that price too.
- crazy enough, the bioshock 2 special edition is going for $20!
- of course, you know i have to mention the saboteur. GET IT.
shopping at best buy bonuses? the price watch feature on their web site. plus, if you have the best buy card, you get points to use for further purchases.
- the red dead undead nightmare expansion pack for $30. most games have played red dead redemption – honestly, if they don’t have it, get that game.
- here and there they have sales – dj hero 2, for example, is $50 off.
- medal of honor [xbox 360] is $20 off – meh.
if all else fails, get them a gift certificate from ebgames. ebgames has those cool little gift card boxes, usually in the shape of your
best friend console.
the moment i have been waiting my whole life for: fallout: new vegas, bitches. i am incredibly psyched about this. i went ahead and pre-ordered the special edition version, just because i deserve it. i decided to not take time off of work, much to my own chagrin.
i am so excited about fallout: new vegas, that i don’t care that those xbox 360 asshats are getting exclusive fallout: new vegas dlc.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will be getting new content first – although what that content is and exactly when it arrives still remains a mystery. “We’re excited to continue the partnership between Bethesda and Microsoft, and build on the success of the game add-ons released for Fallout 3 on Xbox Live,” said Bethesda’s Pete Hines. “Fans will once again be able to continue their experience in the Fallout universe with the add-on packs planned for after the launch of the game.”
frankly, my dears, the only mystery for me is how much of my life i will end up devoting to this game. and whether hardcore mode will be the death of me.
i have always thought that the wiimote was the most awkward controller in the history of man. this is closely followed by the xbox 360 controller. however, after reading an article over at gamernode.com, it turns out i was wrong.
10. N64 controller
9. N64 Voice Recognition Unit
8. NES speedboard
7. Super controller (SNES)
5. NES Power Glove
4. Roll & Rocker
1. Sega Activator
god, nothing says ‘this is joke’ like a video containing references to ke$ha and microsoft.
i have tried to be objective in this blog. after all, i am an award-winning journalist and to be unbiased is so important. it shows a great deal of character, i feel.
it is, of course, difficult to remain unbiased when the right answer is staring you in the face. i get asked this question a lot: in the matter of playstation vs other consoles, what made me pick the playstation?
so i joke, saying that i always pick quality. however, when pressed, i say this with every ounce of conviction: it’s better. playstation versus wii is a no-brainer. even if you’re a casual gamer, having the ps3 makes sense. you can watch dvds on it, or listen to music. good luck doing that with the wii.
playstation vs xbox360… meh. sure, it might have some exclusive games. it’s also got a lot wrong with it. the red ring of death, anyone? do i really need to hold up the big old chart of failure rates?
what it comes down to is less about war, and more about personal choice. the wii is for a casual gamer. the xbox has some good games, but with the hidden costs, plus the failure rate… well, just made more sense to go with the ps3. plus, i don’t have to pay that annual mandatory fee.
however, if none of the above convinces you, check out this article from ign detailing the difference between ps3 and xbox 360. it has an amazing look at everything on both consoles, and does not play favourites.