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Sony's Chance...

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Okay, so you probably have heard something like, "08' the year of the PS3" or "Its PS3's year" and even though I really like Sony, I am not in agreement with these sayings. I think they should read more like, "08' the year Sony makes a choice" or "Its the PS3's chance." Now, let me elaborate:



Perhaps some of you have read EGM's "Revenge of the PS3" article. Its a good read. Some of it was even posted on the Playstation Blog, Sony's blog for Playstation fans. However, it had along with it an interview with a Sony VP, Peter Dille. This VP only represented Sony's over confidence too well. He even goes as far as to say this:



Now, even if you haven't read the interview, you can pretty much guess what he's trying to suggest, that we (Gamers) haven't REALLY left Sony's side. We just kinda "stepped out" for a bit, but we shall be back before they know it. Well, here's my response, Your right, we didn't leave, we have been stepping out because there is a better choice, whether it be the 360 or Wii. However, most of us have still been keeping an eye on you though. Although here's what really gets me, does sony actually think gamers will come back to them if they just wait?



In-game XMB is a term thats been throne around a bunch ever since the PS3's release. However, are any of us experiencing this yet? No. Now, I know that this was probably a starting flaw in the PS3's dev kit. Sony most likely can't make In-Game XMB and have it work with ALL the current games. The games would need to be patched for it to work. So, I can see that it would take work. However, Sony hasn't even said ANYTHING about it. Whether or not its even a possibility, Sony should at least say something. Right now, their like the little kid it the corner, never willing to admit they did something wrong. Maybe because they don't think we will forgive them (which I know I would) or maybe because they want to be hanging with the "big boys" in the video game world again.



Home has also been a major word floating around. Even though Sony announced Home a year ago, we still know pretty little about it. Really the biggest things we do know have come from the Beta Testers, not Sony. Even though Home could be real soon. Like even next month. However, Sony could be a lot more informative... Plus, we don't really know Home is coming, its just a rumor.



I am not going to judge Sony's of old mistakes. There's simply no need. They know what the mistakes were and I don't see them re-doing any of them. Also, I am not saying Sony doesn't have a chance. Infact, thats exactly what I am saying. Sony has a CHANCE. I really believe Sony has a huge chance. With things like LittleBigPlanet, MGS4, a bigger PSP and PS3 remote play, Blu-ray, Home, FFXII, Killzone 2, GT5, and Resistence 2 the PS3 has in front of it a reason to shine. To really shine like never before. They, the folks at SCE, really need to step it up to crush the competitors. They have a chance, now more then ever. They need to seize the moment and really go all out. They already have things like remote play which microsoft will never have due to the fact they have no handheld. They have the most powerful console on the market, that is if the dev use it the great hardware. They have a blu-ray. They have a great media player in all aspects. Its pretty side by side with the price of the 360. They have all the things that make a system really tempting. Its just not quite there yet to the mass's. Its a great system, I will never regret buying mine. I just hope, for Sony's sake, that they will really push the limits on the PS3 right now. The spot for major growth is open, all you have to do is seize it.

I know I will get flamed by all the different kinds of fan boys, but please, this is simply my view on the PS3 right now. Your's could be different. I just wanted to share mine. Oh, and if you like it, please share.

My Games and Systems

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I have exactily 99 games. I almost have 100! Heres my stuff:

Systems:

NES

SNES

N64

Gamecube

Wii

PS1

PS2

Sega Genesis

Sega Dreamcast

Turbo Grafx16

PSP

DS

GBA

XBOX (Coming soon)

XBOX 360 (Coming soon)

PS3 (Coming soon)

Games:

Animal Crossing GameCube
Baten Kaitos GameCube
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles GameCube
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube
Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life GameCube
Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker GameCube
Legend Zelda Four Swords Adventures No Cables GameCube
Luigi's Mansion GameCube
Mario Kart: Double Dash GameCube
Metroid Prime GameCube
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes GameCube
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door GameCube
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube
Super Smash Bros Melee GameCube
Tales of Symphonia GameCube
Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo 64
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo 64
Paper Mario Nintendo 64
Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64
Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS
Bomberman Nintendo DS
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Nintendo DS
Contact Nintendo DS
Diddy Kong Racing DS Nintendo DS
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS
Lost Magic Nintendo DS
Lunar Knights Nintendo DS
Pokemon Diamond Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo DS
Kirby's Adventure Nintendo NES
Legend of Zelda Nintendo NES
Metroid Nintendo NES
Super Mario Bros. Nintendo NES
Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo NES
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Super NES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Super NES
Virtua Fighter 2 Nintendo Super NES
Elebits Nintendo Wii
Excite Truck Nintendo Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo Wii
Mario Strikers Charged Nintendo Wii
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Nintendo Wii
Prince of Persia: Rival Swords Nintendo Wii
Resident Evil 4 Nintendo Wii
SSX Blur Nintendo Wii
Super Paper Mario Nintendo Wii
WiiPlay Nintendo Wii
WiiSports Nintendo Wii
Final Fantasy Chronicles PlayStation
Final Fantasy IX PlayStation
Final Fantasy Tactics PlayStation
Final Fantasy VII PlayStation
Final Fantasy VIII PlayStation
Kartia: The Word of Fate PlayStation
MegaMan 8 PlayStation
Megaman X4 PlayStation
ATV Offroad Fury PlayStation2
Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation2
Champions of Norrath PlayStation2
Dance Dance Revolution DDR Max PlayStation2
Dark Cloud PlayStation2
Final Fantasy X PlayStation2
Final Fantasy X-2 PlayStation2
Hobbit PlayStation2
Kingdom Hearts PlayStation2
Kingdom Hearts II PlayStation2
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers PlayStation2
Romancing SaGa PlayStation2
Simpsons Hit and Run PlayStation2
Sims PlayStation2
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time PlayStation2
Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation2
Star Wars Battlefront II PlayStation2
Suikoden 3 PlayStation2
Suikoden Tactics PlayStation2
Suikoden V PlayStation2
Tales of Legendia PlayStation2
Tales of the Abyss PlayStation2
Code Veronica Sega Dreamcast
Crazy Taxi Sega Dreamcast
Resident Evil 2 Sega Dreamcast
Sonic Adventure Sega Dreamcast
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun Sega Genesis
Sonic & Knuckles Sega Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sega Genesis
ATV Offroad Fury Blazin Trails Sony PSP
LocoRoco Sony PSP
Mega Man: Powered Up Sony PSP
SOCOM Fireteam Bravo Sony PSP
Star Wars Battlefront II Sony PSP
Tales of the World Sony PSP
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super NES
Super Castlevania IV 4 Super NES
Super Mario World Super NES
Super Metroid Super NES
Super Star Soldier Turbo Grafx16

Thanks for reading!!!

My PERSONAL Website...

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So I made a local website for myself and my family only. Why? Because I wanted to. Why is it just for me, because I don't want to be sued or something. Don't get me wrong, I did NOT download these TV shows off the internet. I bought I TV Tuner so I can record them.

Anyway, enough about that, on to the details about my site. This site lets me watch my TV shows that I have recorded with my TV Tuner. I can also watch live TV from it too. How did I do it? Heres how:

1. I made my site in Taco HTML Edit locally, so that I am not uploading anything to a different server, only my own computer.

2. I am running my server on a Mac. So I used the program MAMP for the Apache, PHP, and MySQL services.

3. I used encoded my recorded TV shows in flash video 6 because I can play it right in almost whatever web browser I am using. Even the Wiis web browser. :D

4. For this really hard part I used CyTV, EyeTV, Apples Streaming Server and QuickTime Broadcaster for the live TV.

The really cool part is that its all automatic. When a TV show is recorded it is automatically exported to Flash. Then my video is found and put into my database for the TV shows. It is then listed into my web page under the correct Show (Simpsons, Family guy, and the list goes on) and last my page is saved under a passworded folder and then I can watch it. Oh and this process takes a little less then an hour, the biggest part is the encoding to Flash, the rest is pretty fast. :D

Now, do you want to take my site for a test drive? Too bad. I made it local only so it kinda hard to get too and I might get sued if I gave people the chance to download the shows... But here are some screen shots for you :)

My live TV screen shot:



The recorded shows I have encoded for Flash so far but keep it mind that I have only had my site for about a week and it takes a long time for the flash video to encode:

My NEW DS came today

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Hey, in a resent blog post I told you all that I sent in my DS with a crack for a new one from Nintendo. Well, it came today. Brand new. its pretty.

Here it is:

 

  

Weekly BIG Post...

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Weekly BIG post time!!! Alright, heres the contents:

1. This weeks main character I have been thinking about.
2. This weeks song that I have listened to most. This will be verified by iTunes play count.
3. This weeks most played Wii game. This will be verified by the Wii's play time counter thing.
4. This weeks most played PS2 game. Verified by my memory. :P
5. This weeks most play handheld game.
6. This weeks "want" meaning what I really really wish I had the money for.




Mario from Super Paper Mario is this weeks most thought of game. I bought this game the first day I could find it in stores. Its great! I love it! If you own a Wii its a must have. Just watch me Video Review on it.



This weeks most listened to song is Hawk Nelson for some odd reason. I don't really listen to them much. Anyway, There you have it, iTunes even says so. :P



Hey what? This image again? Yeah, this has been my favorite game this week. I have played it quite a bit. Its fun.



FFXII has been played a lot this week. I really like it. I got it from game-fly and I think I will buy it. Its a nice game, great story, and the graphics are awesome for a PS2 game! Yay!



I played Socom for the PSP quite a bit this week. Mostly online, but still some single player too.



I WANT A PS3 OR XBOX 360!!! :P

I got GameFly...

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So yesterday got gamefly for the first time. I might not have it for long because I am going to run out of money.. Haha... But I think it will be money saving till then, cuz now I can try games without buying them for $50 each and then selling them on ebay if I don't like them. I can have one game out at a time. So far its cool, but I have not gotten any games yet. I should get my first in 2 days.

 Here are my first few games...



you can even buy the games you want from their store...



I hope it turns out to be a good thing!!!

 

UPDATE:

I got SSX Blur (my first game) and then I bought it. :D It was only 38.99 for a new game too! I am loving this so far! 

I want a bigger/better TV...

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Right now I have an 15" TV. Its fat and the image is kinda unclear... Some of the time you can even see a big ugly refresh line going up the screen... Haha...



So I think I should get a new one. Although I have FAR FAR FAR from enough money... Oh well. I guess its one of those "some day" things... :)

BUT! If I could get a new one, I would get this one!! :D



Its pretty and HD and and its flat-ish... Yay! Some day I will be rich get one of these!

New DS

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So, I got the DS crack a while ago and I just sent it in to Nintendo for my new DS. I am amazed how nice the lady on the phone was. So yeah, I got a new DS for free. GO NINTENDO!

Tales Of Legendia Update! Play Time = 7 hours and 37 mins *spolier*

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So I just got done with a nice long time with Tales Of Legendia. At the moment Senel is still trying to get back his sister or should I say his girlfriend... Yep that right! He and she were just using that for cover. His girlfriend, Shirley, is being held captive by some bad guy (I forgot the name...) and he (who ever he is) is trying to get ahold of this weapon that will turn the ways of war to their side. You see, there are two sides of this land and they are at war right now... Anyway, Senel is going down to a lake on a boat of sorts to try to brake into the place where Shirley is being held... Ohhhh what going to happen next?
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