Small progress update. Recently finished Metro 2033 on the computer, fantastic game. Ambience and linearity truely worked together to make a compelling story driven FPS. Ive recently decided to go back and play some older games that I never got around to. Right now im playing Driver: Parallel Lines and Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow for the Playstation 2. Recently purchased Left4Dead2 as well on the PC and am having a blast with that! TTYAL.
Well after a year of owning GRID for the PC I have finally beat it. Later races were getting too difficult for the keyboard so i stopped playing for a while. Recently I was able to mod the 360 controller drivers for the PC so that my PS3 controller is spoofed as one allowing me to use it as a 360 controller. So i went back and beat GRID. Fun game but a bit too easy even on the hardest difficulty. Well now i have TOCA, DIRT, and GRID beaten. Looks like its time to install Dirt2 :D
For those -3 people that read this, today's update is to signify the completion of a few games since my last update. Among those is Bowser's Inside Story (which I can't recommend enough), Modern Warfail 2 (even the singleplayer seemed pretty blah to me), Red Faction Guerrilla. Ive started and am half way through the New Zelda Spirit Tracks which is a blast of a game. I am also playing Dawn of War 2 for the PC and also still slowly finishing up Grid. Next game to start is that new Jak and Daxter for the PS2. Well see all -3 of you later!
Just an update on my gaming. Recently got Tropico 3, what a blast of a game. I definately havent had this much fun since I played Tropico 2 with all the pirating and wenches LOTS OF WENCHES!!!! I also just picked up Uncharted 2 and proceeded to beat it in under a day ahhha, best PS3 game I have played in ages, even the multiplayer is a blast which is a rarity in console gaming. I also started the new Mario BIS game on my DSlite. Very very fun and hearkens back to the original one back on the Gameboy Advance, I think it was something like mario and Luigis super star adventure. Anyway its extremely similar and quite a treat to play, lots of humor and a very relaxing pace. Allows me to pick it up for 20 minutes or so and then save and go do something else. If anyone hasnt tried it I definately recommend a rental at least!
Just a small update to notify I've beaten DQV on the DS. Great GREAT game. I cant recomment it enough and the pacing is as perfect as it was originally. Visuals are stunning and gameplay is a blast. If your looking for a good game to play and own a DS look no further than DQV! :)
Im 3/4 the way through Lunar Knights and am also currently starting the World Ends with You.
The argument always goes up that playing console games is "cheaper" than PC gaming mainly because the (incorrect) assumption that one needs even a 1,000$ rig to play 99% of modern PC games maxed out at high resolution. We'll after I've witnessed what Capcom's ridiculous DLC scheme along with DLC in general I have come to the assumption that we are just trading in one price point for another. For almost two decades my PC gaming needs have led to developers for the PC giving games extraordinarily long life spans compared to today's console games. Many times this came from including free additional content well after the initial launching of the game. Epic's UT3 content is a great example as it included almost TWO gigs worth of patches, fixes (yes VERY necessary but still), and what 8 new maps, 3 new game modes and many enhancements. All for the high price of 0$.
What we are seeing is games that are asking for anything from 1.99 for new LBP skins to 10$ Halo3 map packs with a WHOPPING three whole maps (I can assure you if a dev is fine making a complete game for 60$ then 3 maps for 10$ means someone is getting screwed with, either the dev is undercharging for the initial game or they are overpricing the DLC a ton).
I have played Counter-Strike 1.6 for almost a decade now since its early 1.5 days, it cost me 30$ back when it came out and I've loved every bit of it. The game has almost 250k unique players logging in each day to frag away with and has no less than 55k-75k people on at one time, 10 years+ after its initial inception. I have almost 3,000 maps running in my server map rotation and the amount of ingenious mods (Warcraft 3 to superhero to Kreedz climbing to gungame) have left the game with an almost unending replayability. All at the fine price of 0$ (yes because they are user mods but hey consoles don't offer user mods so I'll uses it anyway). We get cool updates such as battlefield 1942's large map packs and vehicle additions all at the fine price of 0$ and developers were doing just fine then.
If gamers buy even 10 titles a year and spend 15-20$ per title on extra DLC your looking at almost 200$ a year for additional content, stuff that historically came FREE with PC gaming. I know personally that I have never had to spend 200$ per year on PC hardware to keep my PC running games at top of the line sound and graphics.
Thus in the end I think we have just traded one "inconvenience" (I love PC building so it's not to me and I know many others love their custom rigs) for another; that of ridiculous DLC prices.
[EDIT] Grammatical corrections