Saturday, July 28, 2007

Upgrade to Gaming Blog?

I'm contemplating revamping this blog and making it more game-related and with far better grammar than before.

If I want to be a writer, I had bloody well start practising! I'm going to test that out, by making this post completely videogame related.

First, "video game" should be a compound word. Spellcheck refuses to recognize it and I'm getting a lot of those hideous little red lines beneath it every time I type. Why isn't it a compound word? It simply makes more sense to write "videogame" as opposed to "video game". Videogames have become far more of their own identity than board games ever could, must we really designate the game as being video? Can't it just be 1 word? My thumb doesn't like tapping the space bar more than it needs to.

I collected my "old" PS1 from my brother's apartment last weekend. Apparently, he's lost the AV cable for it and he can't seem to locate FF7, the single greatest RPG of all time. I'd just watched Final Fantasty 7: Advent Children the other day and I have a great urge to play it. I usually combo Cloud with Cid and Vincent but I'm really in the mood to change it up. Maybe Cloud with Cait Sith and Barret. I hardly ever play with Barret as he annoys the hell out of me. That dude shouts too much.

Here's the list of Playstation games I have recovered:

  • Numerous Official U.S. Playstation Magazine demo discs from between October 1998 - November 1999.
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Wild Arms
  • Syphon Filter
  • Driver 2
  • The Legend of Dragoon
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • NHL 99
I know that I am missing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Final Fantasy VII, and many many demo discs from PSM. Where they could have gone? I can only wonder. Perhaps the abyss that was my brother's room? This makes me incredibly sad as these are precious memories from my childhood that I had hoped to recreate.

I remember playing the Spyro the Dragon demo for hours on end. The first one, before anything else came out. Nothing makes you feel old like knowing that Sony is on the 12th re-incarnation of that game.

Or playing the demo for Silent Hill, back when Resident Evil 2 was rather new and thinking,
"This is a tad more frightening than RE...Holy crap, weird ass naked babies with knives!? No thank you!"
*click*

The consoles I have owned/still own. This is a list that will hopefully allow me to recognize how seriously behind I am:
  • NES
  • SNES
  • Playstation and PS1
  • N64
  • Gameboy Advance
  • Xbox
Yes, I have not owned anything recent since the Xbox. I was extremely disappointed in Sony for doing the whole "the Playstation isn't good enough, you (the consumer), MUST UPGRADE." Screw you, I will not.

Alas, now I wish I had. So many amazing games have been released for PS2 and PS3. I refuse to believe, however, that the Gamecube and Dreamcast are anything but the Sega Genesis of their time.

All right. So above, was my attempt at creating a gaming blog-type post.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Pilgrim said...

http://www.techzi.net/articles/2007/07/29/xbox-360-price-cut/

9:35 PM

 

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