My guilty pleasure - I am a video game snob


Posted by Eric on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 in Gaming Life / Rants

I’ve been getting comments from coworkers about how picky I am when it comes to gaming. The truth is, I’m just a snob when it comes to my favorite hobby/passion/whatever you wanna call it. Sometimes, though, it’s just that I hate sh*tty games. Period.

I hate sports games. What in the bloody hell is the point in releasing an entirely new disc, every single year, most of the time including nothing different than an updated roster? Ever heard of DLC? Is there seriously so much changing in the game that one disc with a yearly $20, $30, even $40 downloadable upgrade or patch couldn’t cure? I doubt it. They still use cardboard cutouts for the audience; I mean, come on! The latest issue of Game Informer has shots from Madden 2010, another fantastic franchise by NFL bed-buddy, EA. I’m unfortunately unable to locate said cardboard cutouts due to the focal range of the real-time depth-of-field introduced. Sneaky bastards.


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Seriously......Team Ninja???


Posted by Eric on Tuesday, June 02nd, 2009 in E3 2009 / Gaming Life

Nintendo announced a new Metroid game slated for 2010. From the looks of it, there seems to be a lot of Super Metroid gameplay elements; specifically around 1:27 - Mother Brain using the eye-laser on the super-metroid.

I dunno. I was excited as all hell when I was waiting for the video to load up for the first time. Overall, though, I just wasn’t all that thrilled. Call me old fashioned, but I’m just not all that thrilled about the studio making the next Metroid title being the developer best know in the game industry for...

Dead or Alive boobies

OK, enough staring. Back to work... :(