All About DragonMaster909
I just thought I would update my blog since it has been so long since my last entry. I am proud to say that I have finally decided to attend the Art Institute of Portland and get my BFA in Game Art & Design. I want to be a video game artist very much and have always wanted that. I have had some ups and downs in life, made lots of changes, but have come full circle and took a look deep down in my inner self and realized that I have put this off for too long. I want to do this, I want to be a video game artist. It is my passion, it is my dream!!
Watch out gaming world! Cause here comes Nikolas Rex, Purveyor of Great Fun!!
Surely you've heard of OnLive. The harbinger of console-death. The future of video gaming. The messiah and all that blah. For the uninitiated, OnLive is an on-demand video game service that does most of the processing server-side, allowing high-end games to be played on modest PC setups, or on a TV set using a MicroConsole.
Well as great as that all sounds, Sony doesn't think it's all that. Nuh-uh. Snap snap. SCEA's director of corporate communications, Patrick Seybold, believes that in the long run, OnLive won't be able to deliver, or at least, will be very costly for the consumer:
---"What will be the final cost to the consumer when you start adding up what [OnLive is] selling? [...] What will be sacrificed when you [put OnLive] into a real world environment where multiple devices are plugged into one broadband connection?"---
Concerns that a lot of other gamers have expressed. Thousands of gamers depending on the same set of servers to render their high-end games is bound to have consequences. Doubters would say that lags are inevitable, despite what OnLive promises.
Seybold doesn't end there of course. He has to plug the PS3, or else he just wasted the publicity he's getting by taking potshots at OnLive:
--- "PlayStation's been bringing HD gaming and entertainment into consumers' homes for many years now. With both digitally distributed and disc-based content, we have a competitive offering for consumers, whether they are tethered to the Internet or not.
Only on PlayStation 3 can you get HD gaming, watch BD and downloaded movies, have ample hard drive space for music, movies and photos, built-in Wi-Fi, and free access to PlayStation Network - right out of the box." ---
In my personal opinion... THIS SUCKS!!
Why? Because all my life I have always gamed at my friends houses (not being able to buy my own console because of cost and strict parents bound to keep gaming out of the house) and I have NEVER been able to have my own gaming system. Now that I am growing up in the world and will be living alone, my own apartment, going to college, I will save up money and finally be able to GET MY GAME ON!! wOOt! Wait... What? Consoles are now obsolete? WTF!? Suck! Now I have to spend money every month on some stupid Internet service? Crap... And I never even got to make my own account on my very own gaming system console that I bought myself with my own money... dang it...
Games I have played from start to finish (in no real order other than whatever came to mind)
- Red Alert: Tiberian Sun
- Command & Conquer Red Alert (The Aftermath)
- Star Craft: Brood War
- Age of Empires: Gold Edition
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid 2
- Metal Gear Solid 3
- Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
- Burnout 3: Takedown
- Assassins Creed
- Halo 2
- Halo 3
- Shadow of the Colossus
- (I'll add more when I think of them... later...)
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