Tuesday, September 25, 2007

3rd FPS Game of the Year contender in a row

I pondered very briefly for a few seconds at midnight last night whether I should get dressed and head down to the GameStop a few miles away. That moment passed without much regret.

I stuck to my original plan and hit the nearby Costco as soon as they let in the non-exclusive business members (11AM) and enjoyed the best price in town - $49.99. I would have gone at lunch, but I did sort of panic at the thought of it getting sold out. They had at least 60+ on display and perhaps more in the back. Still it was nice to get in and out before the larger crowds wandered in.

It is very, very strange that not only am I playing three fps games in a row (BioShock, Prime 3), but they are all uber fantastic (the jury for me is still not in for Halo 3, but it'll be good I'm sure). I finished Metroid Prime 3 just this past weekend so the timing is perfect.

So if you have a Costco membership, grab yourself some Halo 3. They also had the Halo 3 Xbox 360 which comes bundled with the special edition of the game.

Friday, September 21, 2007

My favorite podcast right now is…

Smodcast. If you are a fan of Kevin Smith’s movies or have seen any of his “An Evening With” DVDs, it’s a must listen. For everyone else who enjoys his style of humor, it’s still absolutely worth checking out. It’s Kevin Smith and his producer/buddy Scott Mosier talking no-hold barred about every topic imaginable and it almost always get insanely raunchy. It’s not for the sensitive types.

I have a 40 min to 1 hour plus commute each way so I listen to a ton of podcasts. There has never been one that has made me laugh hard and often as Smodcast. I started with episode 24 (it’s up to 29 right now), but I’ve gone back and downloaded all of them. Unlike many podcasts that start slow and build their style and rythm with each subsequent episode, Smodcast is guns blazing right from the first one. Check it out!

Rock Band Shocker!
I was dead set on buying only Rock Band this holiday and skipping GH III, until I stopped and actually looked at the track lists. GH III has a ton more songs I want to play! It’s not that I hate GH, but I really want that Rock Band 360 wireless guitar and at this point, it’s not for sure it will work with GH III. I’ll have to think about this one right up to release day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The rest of 2007

I’m almost finished with Metroid Prime Corruption and debating whether I have enough time to play through Bioshock one more time before Halo 3 comes out. Corruption has been so enjoyable that I may play that again too (word is you unlock a harder mode after completion). I’ve even managed to sneak in sessions of Odin Sphere in the bedroom when the TV that the Wii is attached to is in use. Playing great games really makes you hungry to play more games all the time.

That got me thinking about the line-up for the rest of this year. This list will have to undergo more painful pairing down, but as of this moment all these games are on my buy right away list. Everything else will get picked up further down the line…maybe.

Jam Sessions
Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass
Phoenix Wright: Trials & Tribulations

Xbox 360
Halo 3
Mass Effect
Virtua Fighter 5
Rock Band
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

Ratchet & Clank Future
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

Super Mario Galaxy
Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles
Super Smash Bros. Brawl