September 27th, 2008
With more details of the New Xbox Experience (NXE) trickling out as well as the first sightings of the ‘Live Your Moment’ advertising campaign on TV and online, it seems the marketing juggernaught at Microsoft is on the move and trying and steal some of the lucrative casual market from Nintendo.
Firstly we have [...]
September 25th, 2008
EA is known for reaching new levels of diabolicalness with their extortionate prices for Rock Band 1 in the UK and releasing Rock Band 1 in other parts of Europe and Australia only now even though Rock Band 2 is out in the USA and was going for a a third by keeping silent [...]
June 28th, 2008
A quick heads up: some promotional Microsoft Points have expiration dates. This is probably not new, but it is news to me! From the billing FAQ:
When do my Microsoft Points expire? Purchased points don’t expire. Any points you get through promotions can have expiration dates. Typically, points expire within thirty days of the date [...]
June 21st, 2008
Or: A Post On My Decent Further Into Geekdom
A catalogue from Forbidden Planet dropped through the door the other day and amongst the myriad of Star Wars memorabilia, Doctor Who tchochkes and slightly disturbing animé statuettes were the new Gears of War action figures designed by Neca. They stood out from the rest [...]
January 27th, 2008
I am a sucker for gaming art books so I thought it’d be an idea to summarise some useful information I have gathered on the subject into one post. This is coming from the perspective of a fan here, apologies to any art/gaming students/professionals who disagree with my ramblings. Also note that while there shouldn’t [...]
October 28th, 2007
Christmas is coming, marked by the end of the summer games drought and the release of countless Xbox 360 games all vying to be under Timmy’s Christmas tree on Christmas Day.
I mark the opening salvo in this Christmas war with the release of Halo 3, arguably the earliest game to be released which has [...]
October 4th, 2007
And so ends the life of Xbox 360 console number two.
June 11th, 2007
Every so often I get mad at the amount of dust that collects around my desk and the complete lack of space on it thanks to having fairly large screen, a 360, speaker equipment and whatnot and so I end up completely disconnecting everything and rearranging things – usually into exactly the positions they were [...]
February 9th, 2007
I’ve been so busy of late, I don’t think I’ve turned on the 360 for at least a week.
I don’t like talking about work on here, but its been causing me stress. I recently quit my current job for a new one that’s closer to home and has more career opportunities. Problem was I [...]
January 25th, 2007
So what have I been doing while I was moving host?
I completed Lost Planet on the standard difficulty. Let me say one thing first: you can never have too many giant robots, especially ones with power blades, rocket packs and the ability to fly. But yet I don’t feel the urge to play the [...]