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
Here’s my first brand new post on my brand new blog! I can’t believe its been over 2 years since my last post! Well, I can, kind of. I haven’t done too much outside of work for the past 1 3/4 years which kind of explains it. Continue reading 2013 Year in Review
I’m back! Kind of. I’m on three weeks of break between school quarters so let’s make this quick so I can get back to not doing anything productive! Continue reading Just dropping In
Well, its been a while and quite a bit has happened in the meantime. I’ve got a right and proper update this time though, complete with some written material so let’s get started! Continue reading Why I like ‘bad’ games
Nothing much today, not that there isn’t anything to say. I’ve been a tad too lazy to write an article on Color in Modern Video games, based on a presentation I did in my Color Theory class as well as some interview questions to send out.
Anyways, let’s begin the way we usually do: Continue reading Updates
Finally back to our regularly scheduled programming. Well, its been a long few weeks. I’ve started school, survived a Comic-Con, and I’ve even written something! (and there was much rejoicing) So, let us get started as I typically like to:
And now, moving on: Continue reading The Sales Myth
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
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
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
Well, Sunday’s earlier than last week’s, haha. Continue reading Tomb Raider review, RE5 pt2, and LE Review