It looks like it might be okay for silly party games, nothing more. Microsoft is clearly trying to muscle in on Nintendo’s territory with this one. Mr. Chainsaw captures my thoughts exactly over at The Living Deadbeat.
I plan to post something more substantial about it in a week or so, but for now all I can say is something along the lines of zOMG, it fucking pwns!!111
From the BBC: A US teenager killed his mother and wounded his father in revenge after they took away his violent computer game, a judge has ruled. The defence team for Daniel Petric, 17, had argued his addiction to the Halo 3 game, in which players shoot invading aliens, had made him insane. But the [...]
From BBC News: The parents of a six-year-old boy in the US have been charged with neglect after the boy drove their car for 10km in an attempt to get to school on time. Police in Virginia said the boy, who was not named, took the keys to the car after he missed the school [...]
This is one proposed design for floating cities that could have a role to play in countering or adapting to climate change. The cities are self-sufficient and movable, and are designed to house 50,000 people. Vincent Callebaut is the name of the fellow who came up the concept. I wonder if he ever played Final [...]
The game publisher Electronic Arts, which is notorious for making lots of money through selling generally quite average titles, is planning to release a free online Battlefield game that will be supported by advertising revenues. Good idea, or just the latest step in EA quest to ruin video games? BBC story.
Shane said that this guy was funny, and it turns out that he was quite right. Preview of Heavenly Sword and Resident Evil 5.
Footage from 2004′s excellent Downfall movie set to different subtitles. (Microsoft has a policy of banning Xbox consoles from Xbox Live, its online service, if they find any evidence of their users cheating/abusing the service). This clip defies explanation, it’s just funny.
I’m very well aware that citing the Sony Playstation as my favourite invention from my childhood casts me in a poor light, but what of it? If the good people at Science Week Ireland are offering a Wii as a prize for the best post on this subject then they can’t take that dim a [...]
As mentioned in the last post, there was a concerted effort on Microsoft’s part to bring in more money on Halo 3′s release date than Spider Man 3 managed on its entire opening weekend ($151 million dollars, a box office record). Obviously there’s little point comparing the two different releases; one is possibly the greatest [...]
My brother and I bought Halo 3 within half an hour of its European launch at midnight last night, and yes, it was certainly worth staying up most of the night playing it, even though I feel like crap today. I pwned some n00bs and won a game too, which was a rare enough feat [...]
While on the subject of video games, here’s a trailer for Resident Evil 5, which is set to be released sometime next year. It looks awesome, even on YouTube.
I finally won my first game of Halo today, having played it on and off for well over a year. That may sound like I suck, and to be perfectly frank I do, but it’s harder than you would think to actually win a game. In celebration, here’s an ad for Halo 3, the soon-to-be-released [...]
It’s today’s featured article.
Given that the Nintendo Wii is sold out, given that Call of Duty 3 probably isn’t all that good anyway (and in any event is not as good as the over-rated but still excellent Gears of War, which my brother already has), and given that this game is refreshingly original, it looks likely that I’ll [...]keep looking »