Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Schedule

Here's a quick look at what I've played so far in 2010 in the order played:

Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii), Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360), Fallout 3: Broken Steel DLC (Xbox 360)

And the plan from now till as far as I've thought about:

Bayonetta (Xbox 360), Heavy Rain (PS3), Yakuza 2 (PS2), Yakuza 3 (PS3), God of War III (PS3), Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360), Resident Evil 5 Gold (PS3 or maybe Xbox 360, haven't decided).

Nothing is really for sure beyond Bayonetta and Heavy Rain though. Just thinking out loud.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Heavy Rain demo

Man I'm really tempted to download the Heavy Rain demo, but I already have the game pre-ordered and want to experience everything then. I've also read (non-spoiler) that the beginning parts or the game are very slow and that's what the demo consists of.

Then again, I could play the demo making many different choices just to explore which is something I wouldn't do the first time through. Do I even want to do that right away or wait till I had played through the game at least once?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Few more iPad thoughts and the March budget nightmare

Forgot to mention two more things that make an iPad appealing to me:

On-site photo back-up – On an important photo shoot or on vacation, it’s nice to be able to back-up your photos right then and there to avoid losing everything. Many expensive devices that range from $200-800 do this now, but they all have relatively small screens (largest is 4 inches). You can review all your photos nearly full size which is great when you don’t want to bring a full laptop to tether the camera to.

Drawing/ White board – The various doodling apps on the iPhone are interesting, but you really need more screen real estate to make it worth your time. At the very least it makes for a neat portable white board.

The E-PL1
The E-PL1 was officially revealed last night and is the third camera in the Olympus E-P line. It’s designed as the entry level model, but it has features that the two upper-tier E-P cameras lack. I was a satisfied E-P1 owner for many months, eventually upgrading to a Panasonic GH1 for practical reasons such as better HD video and faster performance (The E-P2 was not that much of an upgrade).

The GH1 is fairly compact, but not as small as the E-P cameras and the E-PL1 is the smallest yet adding to its appeal. Priced at $599 (the original E-P1 sold for $799), it’s very tempting. I would have to sell my smallest compact camera, the Canon S90, to fund it and I’m not sure if that is a good trade-off in features at this point.

The list of potential purchases for March now consist of the iPad, E-PL1, Yakuza (PS3), God of War III (PS3), Toy Story 1 & 2 (Blu-ray), and Yojimbo & Sanjuro Criterion collection (Blu-ray). There is only so much older items I can sell off which will dictate what new stuff I can afford.