Halo 3 Video Blowout

17 05 2007

A few weeks ago I posted a video of myself playing Guitar Hero 2 on Medium. Nothing stupendous, really, just a test of my video capture system.  Why? For this day! While it was delayed a little due to the fucking up of Xbox Live yesterday, and then the oddly coincidental maitenence of youTube, it is now here! I will post my full Impressions of the game after another day or so of playing. So, for the 3 of you who have notmanaged to find some way into the Beta test, enjoy my Suckage at Halo 3!!!.

Snowbound – Part 1

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“…raised on buying giant boxes filled with lots of cardboard and a tiny disc…”

15 05 2007

When I was a kid, one of my favorite games was the original Prince of Persia. My parents never liked my love of gaming, so the only time I got to play was at friends’ houses. Being Persian, surrounded by other Persians, PoP could be find on almost all of their computers. I was obsessed. I found the unforgiving controls deliciously difficult, since I was too young to detest them. The swashbuckling heroism made my imagination eagerly wander , never questioning how wholly inaccurate it was.

Years later, when Ubisoft revived the franchise into its current state, I was skeptical. The original game didn’t really age all that well, though I still loved it deep down. But Ubi did a great job, even with Warrior Within—it was emo, but as a whole it was a decent addition to the trilogy, despite certain opinions. So you can imagine how loudly I squeed when I saw this:

From what I’ve read, this is purely a cosmetic change. The game will still play like it always did, and we thank the great overlord Jordan Mechnerfor that. See, this is why I’m glad I bought a 360 over a Wii.

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“Just when I thought I was out, the pull me back in…”

10 05 2007

I’m quite impressed with the new Crackdown DLC. Although I got bored of the game after killing the first two gangs, this new stuff may suck me back in. While you’re still paying for content, there’s also a plethora (and I’m not exaggerating) of content that’s free, and almost all of it is freakiin’ sweet. Key’s to the City seems like more content than most companies are dishing out with a price tag, so for it to free is a pretty sweet deal. The addition Vehicle Impounding doesn’t taste as sweet, at least for me, since most of the cars seem pretty generic, even if they are covered in gang tats. I guess they needed a free alternative to the three new vehicles they’re offering in the Premium Pack–though it’s better than no impounding at all.

The Premium stuff is also really juicy. Three new vehicles, a gaggle of additional weapons–dude, fucking Harpoon Gun–and a bunch of new modes and races. All in all, I’d say this is the best DLC patch released to date.

kefka.gif –Persepolian





Cross-Media v.2: Spider-Man 3 movie review

5 05 2007

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There’s two things that every objective critic has to take into account when reviewing a movie like Spider-Man 3: hype and franchise standards. This could be said for almost all film trilogies. Indiana Jones and Die Hard are two trilogies with over-hyped second films that flopped—though their short comings had more to do with the quality of the films rather than audience expectations. It’s not often that the last film in a trilogy is the worst one, but that’s unfortunately where Spider-Man 3 ranks in this franchise. That’s not to say that SP3 is a bad movie, really. In fact, despite its (many) problems, it’s still one of the best super hero movies to date, if only for its amazing action sequences. However, SP3 suffers from some glaring issues made more infuriating by the fact that they’re completely elementary.

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