Posts Tagged ‘Xbox

27
Sep
10

XBOX 360 under seige!!!

This morning at approximately 8 am I  woke up to the sound of my alarm. Everything seemed fine and it was looking like a normal Monday morning . Still waking up I make my way to the hallway adjacent to my den where my television and gaming devices are setup. This is where things get a little interesting I look down to find my XBOX faceplate on the ground, in the hallway approximately 10 feet away from where it should be and about 5 feet further down.  Continue reading ‘XBOX 360 under seige!!!’

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14
Sep
10

How the 360 got its swag back!

XBOX 360 has come back in a big way, at least in America. Sales are up again and I have a couple of theories on why. The 360 is made by an American company, and although the XBOX is not actually made it here it is still an American company. I guess America makes cars too and that doesn’t stop people from buying foreign cars so maybe that isn’t the best theory, but don’t worry I have a couple more. Continue reading ‘How the 360 got its swag back!’

10
Sep
10

How XBOX 360 helped blu-ray win!

So we all know the XBOX 360 was the first next gen console out. It also happened to come out during a hi def disc battle. Microsoft’s stand was we are making a game console, and that is our main focus.  That being said, the disc war was in full effect. Blu-Ray supported by Sony and HD-DVD supported by some other people. Who? I don’t know because they lost. Anyway Microsoft obviously wasn’t going to back its main rivals technology so in a effort to show support for HD-DVD it released a add on HD-DVD drive. They wanted to make their console as affordable as possible. Their reasoning was sound but saving in the past will cost them in the future. Continue reading ‘How XBOX 360 helped blu-ray win!’

05
Sep
10

New XBOX controller YAY!!!!

First of all I would like to say I’m Bizakkkk!!!!! Well at least thats the plan anyway. Back to share my video game perspective with the world. Maybe not the world but anyone who happens to stumble upon my humble wordpress blog. If you like this article please check out the rest and stay tuned for some new stuff too!

Okay, now that thats out the way Lets get on to the topic at hand. Microsoft has recently announced a  new XBOX controller. This is very good news. Not that the regular one isn’t good because I still feel how I did about it when I said that it was the best game console controller I have ever used. The one thing that has kept the 360’s controller from reaching perfection is its D-Pad.

Continue reading ‘New XBOX controller YAY!!!!’

08
Feb
10

Now Playing

I am in desperate need of some new games folks but this is what I have been playing

Xbox 360

  • Left for Dead 2
  • Street FIghter 4
  • Shadow Complex

Playstation 3

  • NBA 2k10
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Netflix ( I know its not a game, but its awesome)

Wii

  • Ummmmm, yeah the Wii is kinda dusty right now.

Here are a few games that I am looking forward to getting my hands on:

  • Mass Effect 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Bioshock 2
  • Asiasians Creed 2
  • White Knight Chronicles (changed my mind after reading the review)

Looking forward to

  • Final Fantasy 13
  • Metal Gear Rising
  • Halo Reach

So what games are you playing, and how are they? What are you looking forward to coming out?

01
Feb
10

Love/Hate

So this week I’m going with a change of pace. I wanted to write and share a note for something I love and hate. So here goes:

Dear Xbox 360,

I remember the first day I got you I had so much fun, you even made my girlfriend jealous. We spent a lot of late nights together, having fun, playing with friends. You were new and all my friends loved you. Seemed like you were perfect. Yeah you were loud and had a huge power brick but none of that mattered.

I remember the first time you broke my heart, it was the day you cracked my favorite game. By the time I realized you had already cracked 2 others. So I sent you in, and I hurt with boredom while you were away. When you came back you were as good as new and we went back to having  a great time, until for my birthday you gave me another cracked disc. Thanks :(. I sent you back in and again I forgave you but you were never the same. I got sick of paying to play online and you began to become cold. So cold that you froze my games.

Now my friends were having problems with you too. My cousin got 7 of you before he gave up on you. Almost everyone I know has had to have you repaired at least once. We all live in fear of the dreaded red ring of death. That is no way to live. On top of that you have never truly fixed all of your problems. Your the same as the first day you came out, yes you have a bigger hard drive but what good is that if you won’t cut on.

I’m moving on. I have made the jump to your competitor, PS3. PS3 has slimmed down and runs better than ever and has never had the problems you have had. Plus it plays blue rays, how cool is that? I will still visit from time to time, plus some of my favorite games only play on you so we have that until you break them. So I am off to free internet and blue ray. Most of all it give me something you never have, dependability.

Sincerely,
Redgamer

ps. you suck

pps. i love you

ppps. you still suck

28
Jan
10

sexbox 360

Hello ladies and gents. Yesterday the sequel to one of my all time favorite games came out. Mass Effect 2, if you have not heard of it shame on you :/. The first Mass Effect gained a ton of attention from main stream media sources. No not because of its eye-popping graphics or its unique blend of first person shooter elements with role-playing elements. Not for its incredible game play, but for a scene in the game that depicted virtual sex. Ohhhh nooo, I know what your thinking “not sex, no one does that”. Rigggghhht. It was the equivalent of  a sex scene in a pg-13 movie and  the game was rated M. You can judge for yourself by checking out the clip on YouTube.

With all the talk about ERSB ratings (check last weeks post), should sex be included in video games? Video games are the interactive movies that can span 20 hours and up. My view on sex in games is the same as my view on sex in movies. If it fits the overall theme and experience of the game then I think it should be allowed. The games are rated for a reason. Each rating carries content that is appropriate for that rating. As long as it doesn’t get out of hand I think adult themes can add to the overall experience of a game the way it does movies. What do you think?