XBOX360 FAIL


Posted by Eric on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 in Gaming Life / Rants

Received an interesting welcome when I tried to play GTAIV the other day; check this out:

XBOX360 FAIL!

Not only did my XBOX360 consult me about needing to put this XBOX360 game into an...XBOX360... I guess it also felt the need to tell me in every language known on Earth. I suppose it displays that way just in case my Region 1 XBOX360 happened to be in operation by a being not of this planet. It would probably feel a little more comfortable knowing that it might know at least ONE Earthly language in the list... Godspeed Third-Galactic-Intelligence!



More video capture fun


Posted by Eric on Sunday, June 08th, 2008 in Gaming Life / Videos

Had to make the switch today from the Saturn to my 360 to record some ideas I had for GTA IV.

Niko & Kate - So happy together
I found out late last night from Tor that there is this swingset in Broker that is glitchy. After messing with it for about three hours at 2 in the morning I kinda started to think there is something about it that was purposely put there. Either way, the Firefly Projects’ playground has a new meaning. This is a short about Niko’s dying love for Kate, so much so that he....literally wants to die with her...I guess.


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Niko Bellic is ma boy, dawg


Posted by Eric on Friday, May 16th, 2008 in Reviews
Grand Theft Auto IV's Niko Bellic

Going and standing in line at midnight in front of a Gamestop with a bunch of sweaty smelly game nerds has never really been my cup of joe. I recall the morning of November 9, 2004 at Full Sail; coming in at 9am only to find that I was the only one awake in class. Oh, that’s right...you’re all dumbasses. I drove by the Gamestop outside the Fashion Square Mall to see all you kids lined up outside the Ruby Tuesday next door awaiting the follow-up to the viral yet entertaining ilovebees.com.

I just couldn’t help but think to myself how impatient people are, that they couldn’t just wait til’ the next day to spend that 50-60 bucks depending on which version they reserved. 1pm rolls around and I bounce from class straight to Circuit City right down the road from the drive-by I performed the night before, waltzed in, grabbed a special edition of Halo 2, threw down some wadded up cash that probably belonged to a few pizza delivery guys, walked out, popped the game in, and enjoyed myself for a good four hours or so on an eight foot projected screen surrounded by 1500 watts of speakers, all until I had to go back to class. (sentence fragment; consider revising) No, that’s not really a text error; I put it there to fool you... because I’m awesome. :-P

That all changed April 29th...or I guess technically April 30th. I’d stopped playing every other game days before because I was so excited about the one I’m about to mention. I’ve anticipated EVERY aspect of this game; graphics, AI, gameplay, PHYSICS. Yes, I stood in front of a Gamestop at midnight. No, I wasn’t standing there for hours. I showed up at midnight. So shut-up.

What’s that? You want to know what game I’m talking about? Oh, sorry...Grand Theft Auto IV. I was amazed the second the opening cut-scene started, "And you can too!". The technique of integrating credits into the environment is genius. You’d think, "Who’d look at that stuff?" It’s actually quite hard (for me anyway) not to look at it. Excellent stuff.


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