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Monday
May122008

Banjo-Kazooie 3 Screenshots appear


I've never really gotten into the Banjo-Kazooie craze that some people out there have been in, but for those out there it is good to see that this series is alive and well. Screenshots have been posted to give everyone a little look at what they can expect in the next chapter of the game.

I have to admit I haven't followed the development of this story from the beginning but I have to say that it is a bit weird to think of this series on anything but a Nintendo product, and I hate to break it to those out there that are in the dark like I've been, its coming for the XBOX360. That's not all the surprising since Rare, the studio that will be making it, is one of the many studios that Microsoft grabbed a hold of back in the day when things were just starting to roll.

For those out there who are Rare fans I hope that this game beats the more recent Rare trend and is one hell of a solid game. I have to admit that the screenshots look nice, and if the team writing the story keeps to the tried and true it should be one hell of a game.

Click here for a link to all the shots: Gallery

Sunday
May112008

Thanks to Gamer Community Mass Effect and Spore Strategy Changed

Well it didn't take long but it would appear that the tactics of trying to control piracy has changed a bit after the public outcry that occurred after the announcement of the scheduled every 10 day plan for validation purposes. Both Mass Effect and Spore will no longer use that every 10 day method.

With both games it appears that there will be the initial validation which will also, for Mass Effect at least, allow for CD-less play. There will also be a revalidation that will require the CD for when the user downloads any patches or extra content.

The only problem that seems to still have people in an uproar, and understandably so, is the fact of the can only install 3 times clause is still in effect. We'll see how that part goes now.

Saturday
May102008

ANNOUNCEMENT

Well we're about to get a bit bigger, we're gaining, hopefully, a new person to help write some reviews. If you're curious as to who it might be its the man who isn't afraid to lay down some comments, Zeal or Zealeus depending on the comment. He'll be giving me a bit of help to allow me to get a bit more of a focus on the Comics and also work on some of my other projects.

I am curious to see what people thought of the latest comic, and I will actually reveal the entire person soon, don't worry. If you're curious in what CoP is it's short for Crystals of Pryann. Its basically a pencil and paper RPG, you can try to google it but I'm pretty sure that no one is going to find too much on it, but I promise if you are interested and I get a bit of time I'll fill people in about what is going on with Crystals of Pryann and its 14th iteration, which is in development right now.

If there are people out there that are Anime fans I'd like to point out that the live action Death Note is going to be showing in select theaters on May 20 & 21, as well as Bleach the movie (animated) on June 11 & 12. If you can't tell I'm one of those crazy anime fans, probably not the craziest but I do know a thing or two about anime, which brings me to this next question, is anyone interested in extending the reviews to more than games and maybe dabble in the realm of anime, just leave a comment.

I enjoy getting comments and even if they are critical I'd rather see them than have someone spare me their thoughts. So go ahead and comment on some stuff, I'm sure I'll at least get a comment if not two on Episode 21.

Friday
May092008

Record Setting Day

Thanks to macsurfer.com we had a record day yesterday. I hopped on to the statistics page and thought that I had broken the page somehow, but it was with macsurfer's help that we finally got a ton of hits.

I wish that we could keep up this many hits but I know that we are still lacking some of the content out there that people are interested in seeing, but that's not going to stop us from continuing to post what we find online.

Today I'm going to try to get a comic up, and as you can already see I've hit on some of the topics that have been talked about recently with my previous posts, so I'm off to a pretty good start for the day. I'd love to post about Grand Theft Auto IV, but having not played enough of it I want to continue to withhold my comments about it. I do have to say that this game has surprised me, but that's all I'm going to say.
I'm still playing the crap out of EVE Online, I'm telling you, the more you play the more you start to get into it. I really think that this game has so much hidden value for those who are willing to go deep into the game. Unfortunately the more I play this game the more I see that it really isn't a game for those who are looking for instant gratification.

Alright, so comic, play some more EVE Online, play some more Grand Theft Auto, and continue to find the news that we like to write about, sounds like my typical day right now.

Friday
May092008

Microsoft Finally willing to say XBOX360 will have Blue-ray

After many months and an ever-growing pile of rumors Microsoft is finally willing to admit that they've been working on Blue-ray XBOX360. That's right in the 3rd Quarter of this year get ready for 360s with Blue-ray built in. There's no need for externals Microsoft is going internal.

I'm not exactly sure if they will be selling an external drive, like they did for the ill-fated HD DVD drive, but I would think that Microsoft would be putting one foot in front of the other and creating the external drives for those users that already have an XBOX360.

I am curious as to what would happen if after the 3rd Quarter your 360 were to suffer the terrible fate of the red ring of death, if you'd get a replacement with the drive in it... hmm... I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

For more information follow the link: XBOX 360 goes Blue-ray