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Tuesday
Mar252008

The Rating Scale

Seeing as I was called out I'm going to just throw out the primitive scale that I have right now, I will be refining it, but for now its just on a scale of 0 to 10, that's right there is the possibility of a 0. I can think of one game that gets it right off the top of my head.

Stake: Fortune Fighter (XBOX).

This was one of those games that you and a bunch of friends threw all their change in and wanted to see what they could by for $2.49. What we were able to buy was the most confusing and terribly done game, I'm sure that there is someway to salvage the title, but I think you'd have to put in more grueling hours than trying to administer water torture to someone.

On a side note a game that did pan out of the throw the change together scheme is Eternal Eyes (PS) $1.59, now that's a game that I actually got sucked into and played for 16 straight hours. Its a tactics game, so if you like Phantom Brave, LaPuecelle, or FF:Tactics this game is up your alley.

I think I'm going to refine the rating system once I've gotten about 10 reviews up, and when I do I'll probably go back over those game and give the new rating system to them.

Monday
Mar242008

Eureka, I've Discovered the Key

So I decided that it wouldn't hurt to send just a smidge more of my very small financial support, and boy has it already. After bringing my food to work today I decided that I'd eat out so that I could stop by the CVS down the street and pick up some pencils. Well, much to my chagrin that entire shopping center has recently been closed, so in a panic we tried to find another place, and almost went all the way through downtown when I remembered that my girlfriend has to make many trips to an Office Depot that is just off the Georgia Tech campus. So I floored it over there, first off I'd like to say that the parking is scare as hell. You have to park on top of the office depot, and to do so you have to go up a narrow ramp that only allows for one car at a time, in any direction.

So I got a large box of pencils, a ruler, and a pencil sharpener.

We went to Arby's had an awesome sandwich, played some foozball in the office, and then I did some work.

Since the work is at a trickle right now I decided to break in a pencil and I have to say that I'm loving the results, so much that I might actually have enough inspiration to post something, but we'll see.

Monday
Mar242008

Re-Energized and Ready to go

So after a nice weekend in Pawleys Island, I am back and ready to once again post a blog. I think today I will be reviewing a game, I know what you must be thinking, this guy has no life it would seem that every time he blogs that he is posting a review. Well the truth is that some of the games I've had in waiting.

The three games that I really did play while wanting to review were Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and Patapon. If you have been following this blog at all or have cheated and looked at the archive you'll quickly see which game I haven't reviewed yet.

I think because of the lack of income, seeing that this is all coming out of my pocket some of my older games are going to get reviewed, but I'll try to go from most recent and then back. Sadly I think that some of the games that I will be talking about will be damn near impossible to find, but I guess them the breaks.

I have come to a couple of conclusions, and I'd like to voice them before I post my review. First off trying to get better at drawing comics with a pen is an idiotic move, sadly with Easter being yesterday and me actually showing up to work early, I'm still without pencils, but I'll rectify that situation when I leave work today. Second off it is becoming more and more apparent that I am in need of a second voice on this blog. I'm going to try real hard to get a voice that is not really a gamer, but can still see some beauty in video games so that we can have a wider view on titles.

Thursday
Mar202008

Zune, oh how I've grown to greatly regret you

So two Christmases ago I got a Zune, and I thought I was going to be the shit with all the cool stuff that it could do, supporting my Microsoft fanhood and what not. What a mistake, I'm on my second Zune and shit is still going down. First of all the wonderful updated Zune program from the computer will at random crash, and as a result will have to rebuild my entire library over again, now that is a bit of an annoyance, but you would think the equipment would be solid right?

Wrong, not only has my second Zune, sent to me by Microsoft after having to jump through thirty hoops to get it fixed, started to act up but I think I'm no longer under warranty. If I want to listen to my Zune it has to be flat down on a surface any sudden movements involving it will cause a restart, occassional use of third party headphones or speakers will cause it to constantly recycle, which in layman terms means it will load up and then restart.

I'm sorry Microsoft, but it would appear that you're just a name that I was dumb for believing in. I've been screwed by the XBOX, the XBOX360 (Red Ring of Death), the Zune, Windows Vista (and its amazing ability to make my wireless card useless), and of course Customer Support.

Of course there was that awesome fix with the plug for the XBOX, but that really didn't help, and then there was the promise that my first Zune was a fluke. Then came SP1 for Vista, something that I was really hoping to be able to use, but since I apparently have drivers that aren't going to fair too well with the update it won't let me even see it as an option.

I think that my post has gone from talking about Zunes to the entirety of Microsoft, hey I still will buy stuff for their systems, but I think I'm starting to see why so many people are late adapters to Microsoft products, and allow them to go through at least 7 generations.

Thursday
Mar202008

Sadly Comics For Me

Well after some reflection I've decided that I'm not going to be posting anything soon with regards to comics. I'm going to practice my drawing skills for a bit and when I feel like I have something that isn't rushed I'll post it.

After browsing the internet yesterday I found out that the GameSpot mass exodus continues with yet another veteran leaving. I don't know what the higher ups are doing over there, but it would seem that everyone and their mother no longer want anything to do with GameSpot.

I'd love to chat and throw my opinion around right now, but as a result of a severally delayed flight for my sister last night I am beyond exhaustion, and still need to eat something, so maybe I'll post later, or maybe I'll just throw up my list of games that I own and see if anyone is interested in knowing a bit more about one of them.