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Well I wanted to make this blog post way earlier but I didn't have the time. Ok so big thing just happened at Gamespot. This year there were five editors or staff members have unfortunately have left Gamespot. Well one of the biggest ones were Greg Kasavin, left for EA, and Rich Gallup, which left well to go east.
To think that Gamespot have had a huge loss this year, we, both the people at Gamespot and the community have been dropped with a huge, major bombshell. Editorial director, Jeff Gerstmann, was dismissed on the 28th November 2007 from Gamespot. Man, this really blows. When Rich left, it's was like I loss a friend, since I saw him every Thursday so yeah. Live shows never felt the same without him.
Then one of my favourite reviewer, Jeff Gerstmann, along with Greg Kasavin (also left this year a shame) and Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker, Ryan Macdonald, Ricardo Torres, Alex Navarro, and basically the entire Gamespot staff. I dunno with Gamespot you kinda get the up-close and personal treatment unlike other sites where instead of just hearing their voices, you actually see them in person, which is one of the better qualities that I am very fond of Gamespot. Anyway I'm going off track here, so let's talk Jeff Gerstmann shall we?
Jeff has been in Gamespot for eleven years. That's right folks he reached the double digit, ELEVEN!!! Do I have to exaggerate it further? I mean he's a veteran for godsake, and I can believe after all he's been contributing to Gamespot, Cnet employees can just let him go like that. Sure it's like a job where sometimes you're gonna get fired, but this is Gamespot we're talking about here. Like Riccardo said on The Hotspot, they're just like a family together, which is really heartbreaking if you think about it. Man, if you look at the Gamespot video reviews and all, half the time you see Jeff's name or face printed on it. The amount of work and effort he put in this gig was mind blowing. And is just so dissapointing that it was handled properly. It's like another huge hole that needs to be patched up, especially when Rich (which I also miss really bad, one hella of a guy) just left and it was barely a year.
I mean if you think about it, Gamespot has a lot of work on their hands here. Someone needs to host OTS and The Hotspot and probably twice the reviews, I mean these guys really need Jeff here.
Okay I think that's all I wanna rant about at the current moment. All I have to say is, Jeff all the work you have done at Gamespot you'll never be forgetten. You've done a Sugar Honey Ice Tea(I trust you know what that means) load of work at Gamespot and I just can't get over the fact that you're gone. This has been one hell of a year for Gamespot, so much that it might even rival Melrose Place, lol kidding. But seriously who ever anticipated for Rich, GregK and Jeff to be leaving all in the same year. Good year for gaming, not so for the Gamespot community.
Jeff, all of the Gamespot community have seen all of your ups and downs (especially your hair, lol) and have appreciated it greatly. Jeff where ever you go or wherever your feet lands next I persoanally wish you the best of luck and thank you again for your great run here at Gamespot.
Well this week was a rather suprising week for gaming. Two hit games, one from the late 80's and the other from the early 90's, have been given a fresh revival in this generation's of gaming. These two games are course *drum roll* the popular NES game Bionic Commando and arcade and SNES game Street Fighter 2 (I'll ignore Street Fighter cause the sequel was the one that was the by far the most popular and most recognized).Just wow.
Okay first my thoughts on Bionic Commando. The game looks awesome from the concept art and the bionic arm demonstration courtesy of GameSpot. But my worries are this. Will this game be able to live up to the glory of the original game? And I'm a bit bummed out that they're changing the names of the character (Super Joe) and the Badds, just to fit the generation and considered the fact that this a remake. And wondering what wonders would the bionic arm offer our unnamed hero (sadly not Super Joe) this time around?
This time for Street Fighter IV. Looking at its past games, its amazing how many Street Fighter related games there have been and we're only up to IV. It's about time Street Fighter had a proper game after taking part in sooo many VS games like against Marvel and SNK. But its it worth the revival? I mean if they turn out to be a 3D fighter, it might turn out to be an already similar one (it's not like Capcom hasn't done it before) like oh let's say Street Fighter EX, 2, 2 Plus and 3. But I'm basing this on the fact that the trailer was presented in a 3D-ish format. Or they could just go back to 2D and be like ALPHA or 3 let's say (not saying that these games were awful). Like Bionic Commando who knows how both these two games will turn out in the near future.
Only time will tell.
The Wii is a great piece of machine that so far has proved to be successful, outselling both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. When the Wii Remote first came out I thought it was interesting and original controller plus wireless as well. Well, it wasn't that origianal since if one would turn it horizontally, it would look almost identical to the NES controller. At first it wasn't responsive to some motion controlled games but it worked as toher games came along.
But let's put that all aside.
Back at E3 2006, Nintendo announced the prototype design to the Zapper, and I thought it was pretty cool, since it was like the NES Zapper which brought back the days of playing Duck Hunt. In E3 2007, they unveiled the final design for the Zapper which was in a more comfortable position and looked like more of a submachine gun than the original shotgun design.
In the same in the E3, they unveiled another peripheral that would be packaged alongside Mario Kart Wii, which is you guessed it a wheel that would have the Wii Remote inside of it. I have to admit that it is a clever idea, which Nintendo is known for so I decided what the heck.
But now after what seemed an eternity after E3, new peripherals have been revealed by 3rd party companies like the sword for Twillight Princess, Sport Packages for Wii Sport, etc. But the most astounding one was the newly introduced Wii Tennis Racket for the unpcoming Prince of Tennis. I mean come on the Wii to me has the most number of peripherals in console gaming history! Do these actually enchance a player's gaming experience? Okay the Zapper sure and the same with the Wii Wheel too. But the rest are just a ridiculous excuse to cash in extra $$$.
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