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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Forza Motorsport 3 announced


Posted by Eric on Monday, June 01st, 2009 in E3 2009 / Gaming Life

The sequel to THE best racing game ever made was announced today; and with a sooner-than-later release date of October ‘09. Forza Motorsport 3 called me up today at work to completely and utterly destroy my lunch with mere minutes of video-watching car-game porn. One can’t even help but chuckle at the fact that the miracle workers at Turn 10 will have released TWO Forza titles in the time it’s taken Polyphony to make ONE demo of Gran Turismo 5.

By any means, I’m no PlayStation hater. I don’t own a PS3, and I’ve gone out of my way to make sure I’ve made reviews for multi-platform games as unbiased as I can. Sony’s units had always been my console of choice until around the time Midnight Club 2 came out and Xbox LIVE hit it off. I’m not bashing them at all by saying they need to get their act together, but I’m sorry, the GT5 demo sucked ass. The same boring menu music, car lineup, and imaginary track selection has gotten old. Get a clue.

Forza Motorsport 3
Observe...and require a change of underwearz as I did.

Source: ForzaMotorsport.net