Category Archives: LE Review

The Great Controller Showdown

So, pro gaming has grown immensely in recent years and while it typically doesn’t intersect with my normal day to day activities.  One thing that eventually drew my attention was the influx of controllers targeting the pro-gamer demographic.  Now, first-party controllers have typically been the “expensive” controllers while third-parties filled the budget gap with less expensive accessories.  This new pro-gamer angle however, seems to have reversed this arrangement.  Pro-controllers often go anywhere from $80-$100 at retail, compared to $50 or so for a standard first-party controller.  This was insane!  Given time and the power of the internet, I was able to take some of these controllers out for a spin and see why, if at all, these controllers were worth the premium.  I was able to get my hands on 4 controllers and have summed up my thoughts below. Continue reading The Great Controller Showdown

New Games, New Audiences, New Genres

Well, well, guys, its been a while and a lot’s been happening. I’m pretty much going to ignore E3 in this post as there is already little that hasn’t already been said about so I’m just going to move on to the new stuff. First off, for those of you that don’t already know, Microsoft is running a 1 Month for $1 dollar promotion for Xbox Live. The deal looks to be worldwide as my friend in Australia has it available, as does my friend in England, where its 1 month for $1. Granted its not the ideal free online solution, but at $1 its not much of an obstacle, just remember to cancel the membership before it renews automatically at $8 a month. Anyways, for my month, I’ve pretty much been sticking to Gears of War 2 co-op and horde as well as Battlefield: Bad Company.

And now, moving on: Continue reading New Games, New Audiences, New Genres

Great ideas…in theory: Random Dungeons

Well, to start off, this past Saturday was my graduation ceremony. Those of you that have followed my blogs for a while may remember that I graduated last December with a degree in Television, Film, & New Media Production from San Diego State University. The school holds the graduation ceremonies in the Summer.

Since the ceremony itself was this weekend, most of the graduation presents dropped this weekend as well, which is why we have so many Continue reading Great ideas…in theory: Random Dungeons

The Wii in Context

New Games

Nothing here. Still job seraching and scraping by so there probably won’t be much in this section for a while. Still, I’m hoping to pick up the BlazBlue Premium Pack since it offers more or less the same extras as the Street Fighter 4 Collector’s Edition, except without the premium price. I also just received my copy of Bioshock: Breaking the Mold Developer’s Edition today. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, its a paperback version of the free artbook released online shortly before the release of the original Bioshock but with more artwork (the book is nearly 100 pages longer than the original PDF) and includes commentary by the development team. I find it fascinating, myself. Continue reading The Wii in Context