Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turkey Weekend

Despite having a Wii, my 360 is getting the most love. I’ve been switching between Gears of War, DOAX2, and Rainbow Six Vegas. It’s also because I’m saving Twilight Princess until I have a good chunk of time to devote solely to it.

Wii Sports is a ton of fun. It’s definitely best in short bursts, but I would love a variety of titles like Wii Sports that I could select from depending on my mood. Other than that, I’m not too tempted by the other Wii titles out right now. Wario Ware is probably my next purchase and perhaps Wii Play if it comes out here soon.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Nintendo Wii Component Cables!

I jumped as soon as I could when I heard that the Nintendo online store had a few thousand Nintendo Wii component cables for sale earlier this week. I resisted paying the extra $10 for overnight shipping, content with 2-day even if it meant I would get the cables a day after I got my Wii.

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Thankfully, I still got the cables this morning. I saw some pics of the component cable boxes online, but my order came in a plain plastic bag.

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Kind of dissapointing at first, but I would have chucked the box later anyway.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

OPM memories

The sad news came out yesterday that the January 2007 issue of the Official US PlayStation magazine will be its last. It’s very sad when something you had a part in goes away and even sadder knowing people personally who were directly effected.

This should have been a much happier time for the mag having celebrated its 100th issue earlier this year and the launch of the PS3 this Friday.

Good luck to everyone there. I totally know what you’re going through right now, and my heart goes out to you.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Twilight Princess = 70+ Hours

I thought Okami was a long game at 35 hours, but the new Zelda is reportedly a whopping 70+ hours. Sounds like I won’t need to add anymore Wii games to my shopping list till next year. Considering how sidetracked I get with any game that features a fishing mini-game, my hour total might be closer to 100 hours. Thank goodness the holidays are going to allow me some quality game time.

Downloaded the Rainbow Six Vegas demo the other night and it’s pretty much everything I was hoping for. It looks great and has the feeling of Rainbow Six 3 on the Xbox, but with just enough new GRAW-like tweaks to make it all nice.

I was thinking I would play Vegas mostly until DOAX2 came out, but it looks like that will ship on time, arriving the on the same day as R6. Team Ninja games usually suffer a delay or two, but the news that DOAX2 has gone gold is awesome.

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There’s lots of excitement about Guitar Hero II coming out this week. It’s almost enough to make me crack and get the PS2 version instead of holding out for the 360 release (no clue when that’ll come out). Luckily, Elite Beat Agents will be the only music-related game I need for a while. I’m so psyched to play it. I sampled it a little here in the office, but I want to wait to play through my own copy.

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Speaking of releases this week, the other game I’ll check out is Gears of War. The reviews are just bananas. I mean, it’s getting 9s and 10s all over the place.

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I was thinking of sneaking in another new game this past weekend, but decided to try and finish off Killer 7. I’m maybe 1 or 2 hours away from that goal. I have absolutely no clue how it’ll end and that’s the way I like it. I might have to play through it again in one sitting at a later date to better absorb the deliciously bizarre story.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Holiday 2006 Final List

My earlier “Buy” list has been greatly paired down. From the titles that have already been released, I picked up NBA 2K7, Okami, and Cooking Mama. All are awesome in their own way.

From the remaining upcoming games, the following are in the “for sure” column:

Elite Beat Agents - DS
Rainbow Six Vegas – Xbox 360
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 – Xbox 360
Wii console w/ Wii Sports
Twilight Princess – Wii
Metal Slug Anthology – Wii

Metal Gear Portable Ops – PSP (pre-ordered to get the cool case)
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Bubble Games
These three are probably getting purchased, but are on the bubble:

Gears of War – I’m still very much on the fence on this. I will be looking at reviews closely as well as checking it out in the office.

Splinter Cell Double Agent – After devoting so much time to Okami, I kind of need a slight breather, so I haven’t picked this up yet. Then I find out the Xbox version has a ton more content and story than the 360 version. WTF?! Now I don’t know what to do. I kind of want to play through Okami again actually.

Super Monkeyball Banana Blitz – I’m actually fairly certain I’ll pick this up.
Out of all the other Wii launch games, this one speaks to me the most, but I’ve been known to change my mind quite a bit so it’s in this section for now.
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Long Shots
Like the title says, these will be hard to squeeze in.

Final Fantasy XII – This is oh so very tempting. I could certainly go for an epic story, but 60+ hours is going to be hard to squeeze in before Wii launch week.

Bully – I was not that interested in this game, but the word-of-mouth post release has got me excited.

Xmas Presents or 2007
I’m in no hurry to get the following, so I’ll wait to see if I get any of them for Christmas or whenever I’m in the mood for them.

Every Extend Extra - PSP
Gunpey – PSP/DS
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Loco Roco - PSP
Capcom Classics Reloaded - PSP
Gitaroo Man Lives - PSP
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin - DS
Final Fantasy III - DS
Yakuza – PS2
Rule of Rose – PS2
Oblivion – 360 or PS3