Sunday, October 31, 2010

Got myself a new 160gb PS3 slim

Last night I went to EBGames and picked up a new 160gb Playstation 3. I also used my brothers PS3 to record a silly video of it's unboxing. I think it turned out quite well and I'll embed the video below. I'm quite happy with my new slim PS3 and I feel confident that this PS3 will last me a long time, unlike my big beasty 80gb backwards compatible PS3 that I had before, which I will really miss.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Andy's Thoughts / Boardwalk Empire

Now here's a show I've never actually heard of, but a fellow blogger decided to write about it and submit it for me to put up. After reading his thoughts on Boardwalk Empire I may have to do some searching and see if I can find a way to check it out for myself.

Thanks Andy for your hard work on this article. You can find his blog right here at Around the World. You should do yourself a favor and check it out, this guy travels the world and blogs about all of it. Rome, Korea, Australia. Excellent stuff.

Check out his submission for Boardwalk Empire below.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Final Fantasy

Looks like more Duodecim screenshots have been released and they look absolutely awesome. Some of them clearly show 3 characters in a single battle, along with some screens showing an "assist!" chance. Glad they are adding some awesome new game mechanics, but ... how the hell does Square-Enix keep squeezing more juice outta this handheld?! More screenshots below.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

World of Warcraft / Jerik in Azeroth 4

Character: Jerik Night-Elf Hunter
Server: Ysera
Level: 32
Pet: Level 31 Spider
Working on: Finding somewhere to level

Over the past 5 days I've put more hours into WoW than I'm used to, the big downside is that I've completed so much I'm not sure where to go next.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rumors: PSP Phone Leak

As seen on Engadget, pictures of a supposedly leaked Sony PSP phone have been released. Apparently this new Playstation Phone will be in the market "soon" and boasts Android 3.0. This device looks an awful lot like the PSP Go, but it is actually significantly more powerful according to the hardware specs.

- 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655
- 512MB of RAM
- 1GB of ROM
- Screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches
- Touch-pad in the center to imitate dual analogs

PS3 / Reviews and Releases - October/November

This edition of Reviews and Releases will cover everything from October 26th -November 16th. Everything from Rock Band 3, The Force Unleashed 2, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - Pilot Part 1

*If you haven't seen Lost, don't read further, go out and watch Lost. Major spoilers ahead for the newbies*

I just had the strangest feeling in my gut. I just finished watching "Pilot Part 1", and as I was going through it, it totally hit me. Lost is over. Some part of me wasn't ready to let go. I guess I didn't fully understand it, despite the series finale airing months ago, until I re-watched that first episode again. Our favorite characters are long gone, there's no more Lost music from Giacchino, no more comic-cons with Damon and Carlton. Lost is over.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

World of Warcraft / Jerik in Azeroth 3

Character: Jerik Night-Elf Hunter
Server: Ysera
Level: 28
Pet: Level 28 Bird of Prey
Working on: Questing and Crafting

I feel I've completed a lot in the past couple weeks in WoW. I've only been playing for a few hours a day, and hardly all in one sitting either, but lots has happened. I've switched my professions up, started a second character, and I finally have access to Traps.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Supernatural / Season 4 - Part 4

This last block of episodes made season 4 that much better. I really don't see season 5 being as good as this season was. There were so many memorable episodes and scenes this season.

Dean being resurrected from the depths of hell and using his new hell-earned gift of torture here on earth. Sam going almost fully darkside, keeping important secrets from his brother, just to be become stronger than Lilith. There was also the introduction of Heaven, God, Lucifer, and Angels. Castiel easily being my new favorite character on the show. I could go on and on but let's finally finish up this season and move onto something new, season 5. I have yet to finish watching season 5 since I quit a year ago, so technically this is almost the end of my "re-watch".

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Supernatural / Season 4 - Part 3

Let's try to wrap up this excellent season so I can finally start watching season 5. It's exciting to be on the cusp of watching episodes that I have never seen before. I just found out the other day that I've only seen the first 3 or 4 episodes of season 5 on my original viewing before I quit. Paris Hilton made me do it!

Little Big Planet 2 - Beta Gameplay

I could swear that I've already posted an article similar to the one I'm about to write, but apparently I haven't. Little Big Planet 2 is in the closed beta stage right now, and there have been a few astounding videos that have surfaced over the past couple months. The original LBP was one of the best platformers ever created, allowing players to Play, Create, and Share their way through millions of created levels. The sequel looks to surpass the original in every way one could imagine.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

PS3 / Reviews and Releases - October

I've decided to change things up a bit and occasionally write articles on upcoming and recently released video games, as well as reviews. The reviews will be from various gaming sites on the internet, and will probably, more often than not, be about PS3 releases. Because PS3 is awesome, 'cept for mine, cause it's broken.

World of Warcraft / Jerik in Azeroth 2

I'm back to write about my travels through the World of Warcraft. The game has been running absolutely smooth since I had all those issues before, which resulted in a much better experience for me.

I don't log tremendous hours into the game, I have more important things that I should be attending to. I haven't felt that infamous addiction that supposedly sets in with World of Warcraft, not yet anyways. Perhaps it's coming.

Monday, October 18, 2010

DC Universe on IGN's 24 hour game-a-thon

This past weekend IGN did a 24 hour gaming session for charity. 15 IGN editors and at least 75 fans took up their controllers as part of Extra Life and played an assortment of new and old video games, on several different platforms, for 24 hours straight. Among these games was DC Universe Online.

Keep in mind that this is still in beta testing and doesn't release fully until Q1 2011. It still got me extremely excited for the Action-MMO.

Supernatural / Season 4 - Part 2

Dean's been to hell and back and Sam's sleeping with a demon, this show has gone in a direction that I would have never anticipated back in the first couple seasons.

We have a serious war going on between the righteous angels and the despicable demon's. While Dean's doing god's work, Sam's using his demonic abilities more and more as Ruby feeds him her blood to make him stronger. These two characters have gone in such different directions, yet are still together and trying to fight the same opposing force.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

World of Warcraft / Jerik in Azeroth 1

I started as a Night-Elf Hunter on the Ysera server, I'm currently level 13 and things are going quite smoothly so far.

As of last night I was finally able to log into World of Warcraft. Pretty much proving that it was an issue on Blizzard's end and not so much my end. The character I started a few days ago also appeared suddenly so I could pick up where I left off the other night. The only issue I'm experiencing since the patch is a huge drop in frame-rate about every 10 minutes of playtime. It's very strange, but not currently game breaking. I'm hoping they get things sorted out before too long.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

World of Warcraft Troubles

Last night I had WoW all set up to play. Lots of installation, lots of downloads and patches, but only got to play for roughly 30 minutes before the servers were shut down for maintenance. Which was probably for the best because it took until about 2am last night/this morning to figure it all out before I could log in properly. Today though, things have just went downhill.

My Playstation 3 Died... Again

July 8th, 2009 I was playing Guitar Hero: World Tour and my system froze up, beeped three times, then proceeded to shut down completely. Upon trying to turn the system on again it beeped and briefly flashed a yellow light. It cost me $190 CDN to get it fixed from Sony, and after paying $650 for my PS3 originally, my hobby is obviously too expensive. Jumping to today, October 11th 2010, Thanksgiving, it's happening all over again.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Preview 2 / DC Universe Online

I'm making up for all that writing I didn't do this week while I was sick. Had a great night hanging out with my family for Thanksgiving as well as watching an awesome hockey game. So I'm in a great mood and thought I'd check out what I've been missing this week in gaming news. I stumbled across these DC Universe character creation videos on Final Fantasy XIV may turn out to be a sub-par MMO experience, but DC Universe has me more excited than ever.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Preview / Marvel Vs Capcom 3

When I was very young and growing up in a very small town, I lived near an arcade. I wasn't all that into video games at the time but my dad took me there once or twice. I have a vivid memory of my sister being helped onto a motorcycle arcade game to try and drive. Although she couldn't have been older than 4 or 5. I discovered video games shortly after that but haven't really seen an arcade since. I did however, have access to a Marvel Vs Capcom 2 arcade unit at a local convenience store many years later.

Thoughts / The Event

I haven't wrote all that much about The Event so far, but don't let that confuse you, I'm just having a hard time processing everything they've shown thus far. I thought this weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving) would be a great time to share my thoughts and theories on what's been going on with this fresh new series.

Supernatural / Season 4 - Part 1

Being sick in bed for about a week means that I had more time to watch Supernatural. After watching somewhere around 10 episodes so far this season, I can definitely say that this season is my favorite so far. I still can't believe the show went in this direction, but I absolutely love it so far.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dexter / Season 5 - Episode 2

I've been pretty sick this week so it's taken me awhile to get going on writing some articles. I just watched Sunday's Dexter though and it got me out of bed to write about it.

We finally have the true start to the season's story arc with a case for both Dexter and his co-workers to solve. I actually forgot that we didn't really have a season arc started yet from last episode. Read on for the details on what I thought about the second episode of the season.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Supernatural / Season 3 - Part 2

Well this was certainly a shortened season, no doubt because of the writer's strike. There weren't a lot of noteworthy episodes, just noteworthy moments mostly. I've already covered all the best episodes from this season I think, and I only found a few above average episodes in total. I'll cover all the episodes that I thought were best, as per the usual. There are certainly a couple in this block worth talking about.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fringe / Season 3 - Episode 2

I'm throwing Fringe into the following category, "Television shows that know how to follow up a premiere episode". For the past few years I've found that that doesn't happen all that often. I really thought that this episode delivered. So far this fall, Dexter, The Event, and now Fringe have kept my interest right out of the gate. I believe that Fringe could go any direction at the moment and it would still be interesting and quite thought provoking.