Saturday, August 8, 2009

Batman A. Asylum Demo Impressions

I have been on and off about this game, but I had to play the demo regardless of how many hours it took for Xbox Live to let me download it. It's a hefty download at 1.5 gigs for maybe 20 minutes of gameplay, but it was worth the wait.

Arkham Asylum has never been a heavily defined area in the Batman franchise in the batman films and probably not in the TV series, regardless the story signifies that Arkham has become technologically fortified to the point that even the joker quips over how hard it is to break out. But the Joker also hints in the demo that why would you want to escape such a fortress when you could control it instead, that is established quite a bit in the story.

I have to say, hearing the TV series batman who doesn't have throat cancer like Bale's makes you really enjoy playing batman. Batman looks pretty cool, as well as the art style of the game even though it does a lot of gray and black. There is also a lot of interacting in the game in terms of talking with A.I.'s in the game, and oh man detective mode. I like the idea of detective mode for two reasons, the first is because it lets you see around the corner and see how your enemies and friends are reacting. That is helpful if you are trying to be stealth oriented, it also helps when attacking enemies because the demo only allows the glide kick. Say the detective feature lets you know that one of the enemies is nervous, you'd think its just anecdotal information but no, I attacked someone nervous and I ended up taking damage. The Detective mode helps you be inventive of your surroundings but also allows the psychological element of the game to help you predict enemy behavior. Attacking a nervous guy has him on edge, so when I attacked him he panicked and shot me a bit. The first guy in the room was calm, and when I attacked him it was a silent covert operation and nobody noticed till they found his unconscious body.

Thats all good but, as you could see from earlier walk through videos this is also a beat 'em up game. I had played Turtles in Time reshelled earlier today and stressed how boring and bland the combat was, Batman only had a little bit of straight on combat in the demo. It was satisfying in slow motion finishing movies, it has silent takedown moves and the glide kick as well as your bat-a-rang working good as a cudgel. But the end of the demo, the terribly short demo as far as i'm concerned, hinted that there is much more beat 'em up variety than the demo demonstrates. How do I know this, well first of all the next enemy the joker throws at you knows your there and the Joker is there too. So we know batman isn't going to run and hide after trying to chase down the joker since the beginning of the demo. But at the end of the demo you are shown this guy (or something like him):


Seriously, that is a guy you take head on. So there is some serious head on combat with art in the combat as well as batman's gadgets. And the demo for the little it showed presented so well I was damn near at tears when the demo was over. Well I gotta say, this game is on my list again. Someday I will have it, but try this demo and decide for yourself. As for me, i'm sold on it.

The Dating♥Sim Review

This is Geeksquisite author Steph here with The Dating♥Sim Review. Today we're going to take a look at Snow Sakura: a visual novel for mature audiences only! Legend has it that once a year a sakura tree will bloom flowers in the middle of winter. Does such a cherry tree really exist?

Yuuji Tachibana is an unfortunate teenager who is abandoned by his parents (who get up and move to Hawaii without telling you, oops) and leave you to the care of your uncle.

You now live with your uncle and his daughter, Saki Tachibana, in the snowy winter fairy land of Hokkaido. Saki is a typical tsundere anime girl and her friends are just as annoying.

Thanks Dad

The next characters you'll be introduced to include your spastic klutz teacher, Misato Souya, and her shy clumsy younger sister named Misaki Souya. You'll also meet Misaki's friend and number one fan girl Kozue Hiyama. Kozue is best described as tolerable until she opens her mouth. There is only one other male besides yourself; your friend Sumiyoshi Itou is just a generic forgettable character, so don't worry about him. Rei Kisaragi, a blue haired meganekko, is probably the only character that isn't completely useless, thus she became my romance target.

I played this game once through and didn't get a single hentai scene. I witnessed one hot spring scene with my cousin, but she had a Barbie doll situation. (My version isn't censored, so I blame this on lazy animation.) After the game ended without an ending I decided to use a walkthrough. I started over from the beginning and used the magic skip option to breeze through the dialogue.

Story: 5/10
The story seems like it still needs a little work. It's basically your parents disappear, you're unsupervised with girls, you get drunk, you go to sleep, then wake up and do it all over again. I'd recommend this game if you're really into anime and anime shenanigans.

Graphics: 6/10
It looks like a normal dating sim. You can change between full screen view and window view which is really convenient. The art is very nice although the characters tend to make the same facial expressions:

Sound: 4/10
The background music is nothing special. The game is fully voiced which means the hentai scenes are full of loud anime girl cries.

Gameplay: 5/10
It plays out like any other visual novel/dating sim. Your choices are pretty limited too.

Overall: 5/10
Like I said before if you absolutely love anime you'll enjoy this game. If you're not that big into anime leave Snow Sakura off your 'To-Do' list.

Note: If you'd like to recommend any dating sims for me to play/review feel free to leave a comment in one of my posts.

Turtles In Time Reshelled Demo Impressions

As a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, I was mildly excited to see the Turtles in Time game as an Xbox Live Arcade game with multiplayer gameplay, updated graphics and such.

Turtles In Time Reshelled was recently reduced in price from 15 dollars to 10, or 800 microsoft points. This really helped get my interest in the game, because I was not about to spend 15 bucks for a remake of a Super Nintendo game. And since I collect classic gaming consoles I debated whether it was a BETTER idea to get the original game on the Super Nintendo as opposed to this one. Well, sadly its a good thing I demo played the game before being stupid enough to buy it, because this game is not even worth 800 points. 500 points, sure, but 300 more points and I can play it with friends online, no definitely not worth it.

Turtles In Time Reshelled is not very engaging as a game, the controls in regard to the 360 controller are simple button mashing with no variety. If your like me and want to collect consoles such as Super Nintendo, wait for that time and just buy the game then. This treatment by Ubisoft is all graphics and nothing else, this is the most blatant repackaging that offers nothing worth it. Even with multiplayer, its probably going to be no fun because I own Castle Crashers and that game has more variety and satisfaction than this game.

Don't waste your money on this game unless you don't plan on owning a Super Nintendo and know you will have willing friends ready to play multiplayer. And even then, be prepared for a boring experience.

Viral Marketing on Long Island

What were you doing at 5:58 this morning? We (TJ, Aaron, Randy, and I) were sitting at Jones Beach on Long Island waiting for the Bioshock 2 publicity stunt. Our trip began around 4:30 in the morning as we all convened at TJ’s house. As you will see on video later, the trip started with a moonlit half hour drive to the beach where we all discussed many things including Monster Hunter 3 on the PSP (oddly).

Our anticipation later resulted in a discussion of what was going to occur. We developed many theories, some insane: massive kidnapping, some logical: Big Daddy sighting, and some funny: biggest rick roll ever to occur. We were one of the first groups of people to arrive at the beach as we noticed when we were one of maybe five cars, and the only group on the beach was a bunch of beachgoers in bathing suits. After arriving at the event, in true geek fashion, we busted out the GPS and followed it to as close as we can to the point we were given (we couldn’t get to the point because it was in the ocean).

The event really didn’t show itself too well. While we were there, there weren’t too many people in just one place. Only after TJ and I decided to look around did we actually find where the event was taking place. As we walked west, we noticed a small group of people and a large amount of wine bottles buried in the sand. This was what we were told, through rumor, what happened in Australia.

The stunt turned into a 75-100 person meet and greet. There, gamers were talking face to face on what they thought about the next game, the event, and as you probably assumed other games. There was actually no real confirmation of anyone from 2K actually being there. Had we not tried to take more than one bottle a person, I do not know if we would have even been able to determine who was running the show.

They gave out wine? Of course not. The bottles that were in the sand were merely plastic, and contained three posters paying homage to a message in a bottle. On the bottles themselves, the label tried to use as much of a Bioshock influence as possible, containing terms like Arcadia, Worley Winery, and 1958.

We left at the perfect time, just as we were walking up the beach towards the cars; we noticed park police riding up to the group. Apparently, they weren’t informed by anybody that a large group of people would be there, because they were broken up for “drinking.” This shows the event was an attempt at true viral marketing.

Shortly after, we left and stopped by a local diner with Geeksquisite author Stephanie. There, we reflected on the trip noting how much we liked the bottles. The group that showed up was, in my opinion, massive for being held at this hour. Maybe I was being naïve, but I was expecting a little more. Despite, I was not disappointed because it is hard not to have fun when you are not alone…being in photos on other websites doesn’t hurt either

Geeksquisite Bioshock Trip Pics

There are just a few more photos to come possibly but most of the ones involving our trip are up. Below are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy

To Enjoy Full-Rez photos of the trip hit the link below

Trip Photos

Geeksquisite on Kotaku

Hey guys back from the Bioshock 2 trip we had this morning. It was a few hours ago actually. I'm not going to get into anything right now because I have a ton of photos and video to work on and Tony will be doing an actual write up of our adventure. I had to share this with you guys though.

I am a huge fan of the kotaku blog and I'm sure a lot of you guys are too. I just thought I'd let you know we are currently in two pictures on the front page of kotaku.

Kotaku at Jones Beach

we are in photos 9 and 10. In 9 I am bending over in the middle and Randy is to my right. In pic 10 me and Randy are also dead center but smaller. Tony is a smudge further back and Aaron sadly was blocked by me and Randy :(

Still think this is pretty cool. Anyway just wanted to share this with you guys. MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE COMING

Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM Review

Hey guys! So, this is a little something new that I'm doing here. I've decided that I'm going to review a TV series instead of a movie or a game, and I think I might start doing these TV reviews more often, since we don't have enough of it on the site. For my first review, I'm going to be taking a look Sonic the Hedgehog. I was recently hanging out with Ed, who you guys should know from the site, and I brought over the DVD box set for a little mini-marathon. We didn't have a chance to get through the whole thing, but watching it reminded me just how much I liked it, and I figured I'd write up a review.

Sonic the Hedgehog
is an animated series that premiered in 1993 on ABC. Dubbed SatAM by it's fans, it was the second Sonic cartoon to appear on TV. However, it premiered only 12 days after The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog did, so both shows were, for the most part, airing at the same time. Despite that, it's interesting to see how many similarities the two shows have. Both shows have chili dogs as Sonic's favorite food, both shows feature Jaleel White as the voice of Sonic, and even some of Sonic's catchphrases from the previous show are still in-tact. While the two shows were aired on separate networks, it's not surprising when you conciser both shows were produced by DIC, allowing the company to keep some sort of continuity between the two.

However, Sonic the Hedgehog is much different than the other show. Instead of crazy slapstick shenanigans, we get a well written storyline. Instead of a sloppily animated pile of pen and ink, we get detailed backgrounds, and smooth animation throughout. It's pretty obvious that this show is vastly superior to The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Let me talk about the story a bit more. The show has somewhat of a dark tone to it, which is a nice change of pace. Don't get me wrong, this was still aired Saturday mornings, and it still had to be tailored for kids, but some of the things they got away with are pretty surprising. Sonic is part of a group called the Freedom Fighters, who are trying to fight the evil Dr. Robotnik, who is turning creatures into robots through a process they call "Robotisizing". The whole show revolves around this, and while there isn't much of an overlying plot in the first season, the second season starts to tie things together from episode to episode. Unlike many animé series that do something similar, Sonic the Hedgehog does it in an ingenious way. Each episode stands on it's own, but if you watch them all, you get a bigger picture of the storyline, making it good for anybody who likes to follow a story, or just flip on an episode sometimes.

The characters are all very likable and memorable. Each one of the Freedom Fighters has their own personality, and it really shows through with the excellent voice acting provided by many of them. There's also a love interest that starts up between Sonic and Sally, which is pretty surprising territory for a Saturday morning cartoon. Even the villains are very memorable, and they're just as easy to hate as the freedom fighters are to like.

Overall, Sonic the Hedgehog is an excellent cartoon series, and I highly recommend it to anybody who is a fan of animation, Sonic, Saturday morning cartoons, or anybody just looking for a cartoon series (Oh and furries, I recommend it to you guys as well).

I give Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) a 5 out of 5.

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #30: 8/7/09

This question came to me when thinking about the release of the new G.I. Joe movie. I don't know if the movie is any good or not but I do know that Cobra Commando was a pretty kick-ass villian when I was a kid.

Question #30: Who is your favorite movie villian?

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Bioshock at the Beach

Hey guys I just wanted to post this to let everyone know that early this morning in about 7 hours or so me and a few other authors are gonna be heading to Jones Beach. In order to see what this whole Bioshock 2 viral marketing thing is all about. We aren't sure what we will be seeing but we're going in prepared bringing a video camera and a few still cameras. From what I've been hearing around the web it seems like a good amount of gamers are gonna be going so it should be a cool outing.

I'm praying we get to play a demo but I kinda doubt that. Some free shwag could be cool? I've been hearing some rumors that since there are 10 locations all around the world that we will probably just be getting a piece of the puzzle to something and that all 10 together will give us something. Either way it should be fun and probably going to meet some of the guys from Kotaku and other New york based gaming sites.

A few things to expect on the site in the following days would be a video of our trip if I can get that to happen. Don't hold me to the video though. We will definitely have photos on the site and a wrap up of the event and what went down. Other then that I'm not sure because we don't know what will happen just yet. Anyway keep checking on the site this weekend because there should be some cool stuff for you.

Location Info:

Where: Jones Beach
When: 5:58 Am August 8th

If anyone is going wants to meet us or anything just look for TJ who you can recognize from the youtube videos. A bunch of us are Here too. So look out for us or just yell out Geeksquisite on the top your lungs whatever suits you.

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #29: 8/7/09

This question came to me when thinking about this fall lineup of games. With the fall looking mighty fine despite the games that have been delayed I wonder what people are gonna be picking up.

Question #29: What is the one game this fall that you can't miss no matter what?

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Dating♥Sim Review

This site needs more romance and anime! Geeksquisite author Steph is here to satisfy your feminine side with one of the most famous dating sims out there. Kana: Little Sister is quite possibly the saddest game I have ever played. This game was originally released in 1999 and translated in English in 2002. A remake of the original was created in 2004 under the title Kana Returns.

Kana: Little Sister is a visual novel: a digital book for those who are too lazy to read real books. You are an average guy named Takamichi Todo aka Taka and your sister, Kana Todo, suffers from chronic renal insufficiency. Her constant kidney failure causes her to remain hospitalized most of her life. Kana's fate depends on your actions throughout the game.

Although Kana: Little Sister is rated 18+ I believe anyone of any age could understand and enjoy this game. The hentai scenes are very tame considering they are not even animated. Your girlfriend and childhood sweetheart, Yumi Kashima, provides beautiful busty relief in the middle of this depressing tragedy. Taka finds himself torn between this gorgeous babe and his dying sister! What are you going to do?

Let's talk about some things before I move on to ratings. There are six endings and to really get the best of the game I suggest you play through a few times to get all the scenarios. I'd like to mention this game has very few bugs ... it's not much of a bug, but you have to wait for sound effects to completely finish before you can click ahead. It's kind of annoying because I kept thinking my computer was freezing up. The gallery view is a little buggy too.

Story: 9/10
The story makes up for everything else the game lacks. It's absolutely brilliant despite the incest. You're a heartless monster if you don't feel anything for these characters.

Graphics: 5/10
Going halfway on this because the artwork is beautiful and the scenery is done very well; however, the game itself looks like it was created using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Sound: 7/10
No complaints from the music of this game. It's very appropriate unlike some anime I've watched where the soundtrack is from a 70s porno. I actually like how they did not include voice overs. I don't have to listen to obnoxious hentai moaning during the dirty parts.

Gameplay: 2/10
There basically isn't any gameplay. All you do is read text and make decisions. (Some decisions are almost impossible ... do I do my sister or do I not do my sister?)

Overall: I'd give this game a 6/10. If you get a chance to play this you must you must you must you must.

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #28: 8/6/09

This question came to me when watching Tudors on Netflix. While it isn't historically correct I still enjoy the setting of the story they are telling.

Question #28: What is your favorite (Real) time period, and why?

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Software Review: AIM MusicLink

AIM MusicLink is software you can download to use with AIM. It will automatically display songs for you in your status message box. You can also broadcast these messages to your friends if you so wish to.

In my review, I was using version 4.1, and was running on a PC with Windows Vista 32-bit. The program can only be run on Windows XP or higher, there isn't any Linux or Mac versions yet. The program has some small customization options you can access if you go to the plugins menu and click on "AIM MusicLink Preferences". Some of the options include switching the song and artist positions, inserting the songs into your profile, logging the songs you've listened to, sharing music while you're away, automatically checking for updates, and more.

Overall, the program has a lot of customization options for something that's freeware, and it works great, as well. you can get the latest version of AIM MusicLink for free by clicking here.

Overall, I give AIM MusicLink a 5 out of 5

Geek ♫ Music

Hey fellow geeks! This is Steph and today I am reviewing a CD that none of you have ever heard of. "Music Inspired By Pokemon" is just what the title says. It's a strange collection of songs that are inspired by the Pokemon franchise, yet have little to do with Pokemon.

This album was released in 2000 and can be purchased on from $0.78 to $96.58. You won't have to worry about paying anything because I will be including the entire album in this post. Funny thing is none of these songs have been featured in the anime and the only actual Pokemon named in any song is Pikachu.

Here are some songs I feel I need to mention. You'll have to listen to the rest if you want to find out how stupid they are. Click here to download.

1. Can't Hide/Destination Love:
I can't tell if the singer is a man or a woman.

2. Nanalla Nulla:
Is that Robin Williams?? Also, what cat-like Pokemon says Ununanananulla?

4. Only One:
The only song you can actually listen to out of this entire CD. I think it was in a Coca-Cola commercial. Again, I don't know if this singer is a man or a woman.

6. Miracle:
Okay, this song definitely has NOTHING to do with Pokemon.

7. Pokemon:
You'd think this song would have more to do with Pokemon, but it doesn't.

9. Really Love You:
I feel so solid when you're around too.

10. Pikachu:
This song is pretty cute despite the generic techno sound.

I tried searching for these songs on Youtube, but this is all I got.

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #27: 8/5/09

This question came to me when thinking about music rhythm games. I know we had games like Frequency and Amplitude but I'm talking more about when they went mainstream. We had Guitar Hero and then Rock Band and now we seem to have a new one every few months.

Question #27: Do you feel that the music rhythm genre has become too oversaturated?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Scream 4: will it work out?

Williamson is coming back

I am a Scream fan, I love the original one because it had an interesting concept and a good cast. Scream was a horror fanboy's horror, as the second one came out I was a little annoyed with the movie for small production issues. It was okay, the third one isn't liked by everyone and I admit its vastly inferior. Considering it was not penned by Kevin Williamson I consider it a different movie from the first two, and in its own right it was a guilty pleasure.

Now, almost 10 years later we will be seeing a Scream 4 with most of the cast returning and now with Kevin Williamson writing it. Good, going back to the roots is the best way to make another movie I want to see. Already I am psyched over the Alien prequel now that Ridley Scott has returned. Williamson notes the undecided return of Wes Craven and Neve Campbell's refusal to be involved.

Scream 4 would not work if these cast members came back, heck it probably wouldn't work if they all came back if they couldn't reprise their roles in the original spirit of the franchise. Williamson notes that they will wait till Neve Campbell is done with the show she is in before they consider filing the movie, and polish the script while waiting. Good moves in my opinion, and because of them making such careful moves I hope they get everyone back and make a decent horror sequel.

New Left 4 Dead DLC

campaign and survival related

Coming on the heels of Left 4 Dead 2, new DLC!

A new Campaign titled Crash Course and its new environments being available for survival mode. PC users get it for free, but Xbox 360 owners must fork over 560 microsoft points to have it.

It is good to know Left 4 Dead isn't going to phase out anytime soon when Left 4 Dead 2 is upon us. If the DLC is as decent as this from now on, Left 4 Dead will definitely be a game to go back to.

The Anniversary Trailer

This is a film from the found of The Movie Blog John Campea. He sent out the first trailer on facebook so I thought I'd share it with you. I have been following the movie blog for a about 3 1/2 years now. I'll admit I haven't been that into the site lately with the loss of Doug Nagy and Bruxy on the podcast but it's still a great site. This is John's first narrative film and I have to say the trailer doesn't look too bad. There are a few great moments towards the end of the trailer that had me laugh out loud. The film has been playing around a few festivals so hopefully the film finds a home for distribution. Anyway watch the trailer. Enjoy

"The Anniversary" Trailer from campea on Vimeo.

Movie Review: Funny People

Funny People is the third feature film for director Judd Apatow. The film stars Adam Sandler as a famous aging comedian who learns he has a form of cancer that is hard to treat. He prepares for death and discovers a young comedian played by Seth Rogan. Their relationship changes from a business relationship to a friendship over time. While this is going on Adam is trying to fix things up with his long lost love who is now married with children.

Thats the basic premise of the movie, it should be fairly simple to execute but in going for a more serious tone and subject matter Judd Apatow forgot to make a comedy. Maybe the film was meant to be that way but the movie is called "Funny People" and all the marketing has segments of "Stand-Up" so sue me for looking for a good laugh. Apatow has always been able to find a good balance between the crude humor of his films and serious issues as well. In 40 year-old Virgin it was saying that it's never too late to start your life and in Knocked Up it was learning how to be a responsible adult, with the ability to raise a stable family.

Funny People tries to teach us about coming to terms with death and getting your life in order and how important the friendships we make are. The message is a good one but thats all the film gives us, not the laughs that come with the message. The film has a few good one liners but in a 2 hour 20 minute supposed comedy I shouldn't only laugh 3 or 4 times. I don't have a big problem with length if it's warranted, but this film just drags like nobodies business. We get scene after scene of Adam sitting around depressed, after the first time we understand why and how he feels and don't need to wallow in it for an hour.

If your main draw to this film is the comedy then your going to be very disappointed. Even the comedy that does work is quite forgettable. As I sit here now I can't even remember the jokes that I found momentarily entertaining. There's no lines that will be remembered or become pop culture references.

The performances are also pretty forgettable, with Adam Sandler being the only redeeming thing about it. Everyone else just seems to be on auto pilot. Eric Bana tries to do something with his role but comes off as way to ridiculous at times and could have used someone reigning him in a bit. I can see that the purpose of the film is for Judd Apatow to tackle more serious subject matters. So hopefully Funny People is just a bump in the road to a more mature filmmaker.

2 out of 5

Book Review: Brisingr

I have followed the Inheritance Trilogy slowly, being that Paolini's books may be one of the most expensive sets of books to buy at 25 bucks a pop. But at some point my gift cards pile up from christmas and alleviate this matter so I can unhesistantly buy these monstrous book reads.

I can't tell you how many times I have read reviews of these books criticizing the rather young Paolini for the length of these books. Personally, a little fun in exploring certain parts of other characters isn't necessarily a bad thing. But the book in a short explanation is a fun read.

Eragon truly becomes a warrior in this book, in the first book he's a bumbling kid who doesn't know anything and gets lucky with Durza due to other's helping him. In the second book he slowly gains the skills to be formidable, but in this one he truly brings his game up.

What I found most interesting was one of Eragon's moments where Paolini goes into detail about sword forging, I loved it. There was this other plot point dealing with the character of Nasuada that makes her such a badass for doing it that you'll love the character more, especially with the marks she willingly carries afterward.

What more to say about this book? What more SHOULD be said about this book really, if there's any doubt to Paolini making the last book good, this one ended that doubt for me. Get into this series, its a great book collection.

I give this book a 4 out of 5

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #26: 8/4/09

This question came to me when talking on XBL with a few Geeksquisite authors about the viral marketing of Bioshock 2.

Question #26: Do you like Viral Marketing and think it's useful or do you think it's pointless?

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Digital Game Distribution: Should it Happen?

link that sparked this train of thought

In terms of digital distribution, I was a fan of the idea. But to change our buying of games from stores to the internet isn't something I like at all. I actually have digital games from Xbox Live Arcade that I regret buying, and what happens is that I'm stuck with it.

Imagine if the current generation could only buy games online, well that really sucks for all of them except the 360 since you only have so much room. But really, do you want a future where you have stacks of Xbox 360 Hard Drives with all your games on them? I don't. And I want Nintendo Wii and PS3 with their games in the future, I can just imagine if digital distribution becomes the only option and you have a list on ebay of the games on the Nintendo Wii or the PS3. That would mean you could never get every game without doing something as stupid as buying another console.

Sure, all the consoles might have detachable hard drives in the future. But i've overlooked the fact highlighted in the article that digital sales can't be returned. I'd like to free myself of the less than satisfying library of games I won't like, the ebay era with classic games and resale of current games for a bargain. That would change dramatically with digital distribution if it becomes favorable, heck I miss the days of game cartridges.

So as far as i'm concerned, don't invest in digital distribution alot.

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #25: 8/3/09

This question came to me when talking to my friend Jay about the prices of MMOs. We were quite interested in the Chinese fee system.

Question #25: Would you prefer to pay the standard monthly subscription fee or pay per hour for an MMO?

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Geeksquisite Question of the Day #24: 8/2/09

This question came to me when thinking about shooters like Battlefield 1943 that have a good balance fun and challenge.

Question #24: Do you mostly play games competitively or casually?

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Geeksquisite Author T.J. celebrates his birthday in style!