|Oh gaming consoles
||[Mar. 1st, 2010|09:37 am]
This generation of consoles should just be known as Generation Crap. All three consoles seem to have issues (Wii being the lesser of the three, but still has it's own fair share of problems).
I may have mentioned this all ready but my 360 was the lucky recipient of a third RRoD. Now my PS3 is giving me issues, more so related to the Playstation network. According to this link, we got Y2K ten years too late. While I did play Bioshock 2 with no problems other than not getting on my PS3. There have been word that people have lost their trophies. Now I'm not much of a trophy/achievement wrangler but I could understand people being annoyed with that. I don't know what the fuck these companies are doing or who they have for play testers. But yeah seriously this look bad on all ends.
Now let's discuss about the games I am enjoying. Lately I've been playing Bioshock 2 and Alien vs. Predator.
Bioshock 2 has been a great game. I don't know if it's better than the first one, but I'm close to the end so I'll determine that afterward. The story is decent, and I think what I love most about the game is that they changed the hacking. I felt the first game's hacking kind of stole the grove you had for the game, while part 2 you can practically hack while on the go. I can't really say anything negative about the game with the exception of the limited ammo you can carry for your weapons and the fact that I'm apparently playing the only Big Daddy that has paper for armor. Big Sisters are no joke.
I rented AvP through Gamefly, the reviews had me wary but since I love both franchises I figured it was worth a shot to try. The game is honestly not too bad, playing the Predator and Alien scenarios is actually really fun. I'm more of a fan of the Predator scenario thanks to all of the weaponry you can use from him, and it's all really about stealth. I can see why people didn't like the Marine scenario, it hasn't been bad for me but it can be better. I hate most about playing a Marine is the lighting, you get a crappy flash light and you're spamming flares. I get the whole concept of fighting the Aliens in the dark, yes that's cool. But I wish they took notes from Dead Space and not Doom 3.
Also downloaded the God of War 3 demo before the PSN crashed. Brutal, violent, and purdy graphicswise. Just what I would expect.
The Olympics are over, I am sad. They were good this year for being the Winter games (I'm more of a Summer Olympics fan). It will be nice to have Chuck, 30 Rock and the Office back though. But good job Canada for throwing a great Olympics, and despite the USA not winning the Gold medal Hockey game, that was one hell of an effort.
This past Friday Cristi and I went to see Cop Out. It was very funny, I think it went 20 minutes too long but hey I was entertained so I couldn't complain too much for that. This Friday Cristi wants to see "Alice in Wonderland: Hot Topics Next Big Payday". That's on her dime though, since I did say that I would pay to see "Clash of the Titans". I need to get Cristi to watch the original version though. She's refusing to, brat.
Hung out with Jeff and Griffin, went to see my parents, and walked into Potomac Mills Mall for the first time in years. A lot has changed in there but at the same time there are a lot that is still the same. That whole area however sucks if you want to go out to eat. It became way too over crowded for my liking, the Sterling/Leesburg area isn't nearly as bad.
That's all I got for now later!!