I really like friends list and seeing what people are playing over the years. The online aspect of gaming has definitely made keeping up with other players easier. We are about to enter Generation 9 & I am sure the online aspect will enhance. I can remember when Generation 8 started and I started to see many of my friends from PS3 migrate over to PS4. As the numbers grew bigger I knew it was time to eventually come to PS4. I am still very much a late majority when it comes to next gen adaption though. We bought our PS3 in 2013 and just got the PS4 in November 2018, both years after launch. I am even thinking about getting a Nintendo Switch & it has been years since I owned a Nintendo console. The last Nintendo console I owned out right was the NES from 1990 to 1994. Ironically I was even a late adapter back then. I can remember my parents also getting the Sega Genesis for us in 1993 and playing hours on hours of Sonic the Hedgehog. Back then you had to have friends come over to play or you had to go over to their home. Many people had the Gameboy, while I had the Sega GameGear back in 92 lol. Multiplayer on handhelds involved a cable to connect the two systems & I used to wish there was a cable that allowed Gameboy & GameGear systems to play with each other. I mainly wanted this on Mortal Kombat 1 & 2. Well we finally got that in Generation 8 with cross-play. Mortal Kombat is still not a cross-play game as of now though. Its still a really cool thing that I can be at home and play against someone at their home online. The friends list one of the best things about online & internet gaming. There is a segment of gamers that feel they need every type of gaming system, every generation. I think that is foolish but whatever. My personal rule is 2 generations at a time. Right now we have the PS3 and PS4 in the household. When PlayStation releases their next system and we upgrade to it, the PS3 will be sold or given away. Nintendo would be the only reason to break this rule because of the history they have in the industry and the back catalog of games they have. I have always kept a close eye on what Nintendo as company does, but it has been years since I owned one of their products. I remember when the Nintendo Network ID was made available for the 3DS and I went to Wal Mart and bought a 2DS just to lock down COOLYFETT so no one else would have it. I created the account and removed the account and returned the 2DS back to Wal Mart. When Nintendo created the Nintendo Account and allowed the Nintendo Network ID to be merged into it I had to lock down COOLYFETT again. Hopefully that was my last time. With PlayStation I created my PSN account on the PSP (God I loved that thing! see previous blogs) and have never had to make it again for PlayStation. I was able to transition my same PSN account to the PS3, PSTV & PS4. COOLYFETT is also locked down on Xbox Live, but I do not intend to ever own an Xbox system or log into an Xbox. Google is planning an online gaming system but I dont think I will sign up for that, but I may need to lock down my name there so stay tuned!
Today's gamers are very interesting.
I like to wait for gaming consoles to work out all their kinks, glitches and flaws before I invest in the product. I will eventually get a PlayStation 4, but there are still just so many games on the PS3 that I need to play. Why do gamers consider PS3 consoles old? Whenever I heard comments that the PS3 is old I laugh and often wonder the age of the gamer making the statement. Sega Master System is OLD, the Sega GameGear is OLD, PlayStation 1 is OLD, but PlayStation 3?? Not so much.
Ive noticed this term "Fanboy" thrown around quite a bit, not just here, but on IGN and Youtube as well. I have total respect for these so called Fanboys and dont see the need for haters to use it a diss term. I see a few gamers, elitest types who say if you only own one system or if you like one system over the other then you are NOT a true gamer?? Lets get this straight, so if I spend my hard earned cash on a gaming console or hand held and then again invest in the software to enjoy purchased hardware that makes us a Fanboy unless we buy all the other systems also? I think that is a bunch of nonsense. Every gaming company and console offers something a little different. Every gamer has a different personality and different taste in games. I personally like and enjoy the Playstation brand. It is my favorite, it is the one I trust, it is the one I support. There are many other Playstation gamers such as myself, then you have the Nintendo, Xbox & PC faction of gamers who also love and follow their respective gaming brands and hardware. In a sense the Video Game industry has become a game in itself. System Wars is a prime example of the games each faction plays with each other. Sometimes you will see some factions/fanboys join together to pick on one particular group. Ive been gaming since generation 3, fanboy debates have been going on since then and it will never go away. People really love their gaming systems and feel an emotional attachment to them. I like Playstation products, I like Playstation Network, I like most of the first party content they create and I say their is nothing wrong with feeling that way with any gaming company. We all go to work, deal with bosses or school with teachers. Gaming is one of our get aways so their will always be an attachment. To those elitest guys who look down on gamers who only own one console and gamers who choose Nintendo over Xbox products, etc etc. Do use all a favor. STFU and let us have our fun. Let the fanboys debate, argue, troll, flame etc. Its all in good fun and its big part of the video gaming industry. There is nothing anyone can do about that. Fanboys and Fangirls I say do your thing, love your systems, play your systems and talk smack to everyone else who doesnt own the system you do. Ha ha ha ha. Now back to System Wars.
Coolyfett the biggest name in Gamespots History. These kids is on me. So this week I was modded a total of 9 times, all for so called trolling. Of the 9, 5 of them were reversed. I have 2 that are being reviewed by Admistration, Admistration will contact me in a few days. Ive been here way too long to be considered some sort of trouble maker, but one thing for sure, my posting essence has some of these guys going crazy, and the fact that my essence is not against the rules, gets them even more bent. I use my tag COOLYFETT in place of when I refer to myself. Like instead of saying Me, I, Mine I say COOLYFETT. Most people like Chris_Williams show love for my essence of posting mainly because it is different. Then you have those control freaks that want me to speak the way, they speak and share the opinions they have. I am an individual and there is nothing anyone on Gamespot.com can do about it. If you can not deal with that....CHANGE YOUR STATION!! Dont hate because my post essence is so original you wish you had it ha ha. Its not like I don't contribute to the site. I maintain my game list, I review all the games Ive played, I comment on videos and articles and offer advice on the systems I am most familiar with. So don't act like because I speak in what YOU people call 3rd Person, I am some sort of troll, I have been on gamespot.com for 3 years now. Check the profile, check the stats. I put in work on Gamespot.com....So all you haters thinking you can stop me, its impossible. Chris_Williams is gangsta & Coolyfett reigns supreme....Learn to control what you can because you will never be able to control COOLYFETT.
Which character is more supreme and has the biggest influence in cartoons??
See what just happened? Nintendo has just blurred the lines between a Home Gaming Console and a Hand held Gaming Device. When I first got back into gaming back in 2007 I did a lot of research on the Playstation Portable, being I had clients that referred me to the device. Prior to that the last gaming system I owned was the Sega Genesis in 1994. I learned that the PSP had some sort of way to communicate with the PS3. I often said to myself why cant the PSP, be a controller for the PS3? When you compare the Dual Shock 3 and the PSP you see that the inputs are way different. PSP not having the 2nd analog stick and the 2 extra shoulder buttons. I would often post on the forum that it would be a cool idea if the PSP could be a controller for the PS3 and the DS as a controller for the Wii. People would say it was a bad idea and kinda shut me out, but I always felt that if Sony was to figure out a way to make PS3 games that do not use all the Dual Shock 3 inputs that it should be considered. Often you have these out with the old type of gamers who want a new system every 2 years, because to them the current system are TOO OLD?? My response to them was always that current generation systems as a group have not reached their maximum, but they would never listen. I even told them that eventually systems will become combo systems where you have the main system that connects with your TV unit, and a hand held system that doubles as a portable media player with removable flash storage & a game controller for the home system. Here we are 3 days before E3 2011 and Nintendo is bringing a system with the same idea I was wishing Sony would do. WOW!! So this new Nintendo system will basically have a controller that doubles as both a hand held gaming system & a controller for the new Nintendo system. Gamers are all confused, but I saw this coming a 100 miles away. I feel like Doc Brown for the Back 2 the Future movies. Sony has yet to state how the PSVita will connect with the Playstation 3, but will Sony eventually get with this idea I had that Nintendo is not bringing to the table?? What do you think??
I know that many these are two different types of games, to many they are nothing alike. Though both games feature deep, collection-based gameplay, it is nearly impossible to declare a winner as they are both very different experiences. For a while now I have been hearing about these Monster Hunter games & I often see and hear them being compared to the Pokemon games. I finally made the purchase of one, with the hopes that Capcom make a certain choice in the future. The game is different than anything I have played yet. Sometimes it reminds me of Phantasy Star Portable. Ive still never played a Pokemon game though, so I was wondering how exactly are these two series the same and how are they different? Is there anything Monster Hunter does that Pokemon should have or visa versa? As far as goes, Monster Hunter and Pokémon are on equal footing, as neither of them really have much of a narrative. Sure, Pokémon throws in a little bit of coming-of-age in there, and you might have a few childhood rivals, but if someone came up the street and asked you what Pokémon was about, you probably wouldn't say much more than "catching Pokémon." The same thing goes with Monster Hunter, though instead of a young kid, you are a grown adventurer who ventures deep into the wilds of of various regions to find monsters. With both of these franchises, it's all about the gameplay, so you won't find much narrative in either. While Pokémon is a turn-based RPG that uses a simplistic element-based battle system, Monster Hunter uses an active battle system that requires quick thinking and action.
So Playstation has finally revealed the follow up to the Playstation Portable system. I must say I am excited. As many know I am not a console gamer and have invested greatly in my PSP system. Its been two weeks since the new PSP announcement. Many of the concerns have been the same, price, software & battery length have probably been the hottest topics that I have read on all the blogs. Coolyfett has other concerns. FLASH STORAGE is a major one. Digital Downloads seems to be not only where Sony is heading, but Nintendo is also going toward this trend. Will the new PSP be memory stick duo compatible? When will the Memory Stick XC cards be available? How simple will it be to transfer all media from PSP 1000-2000-3000-Go to the new PSP? The morning of the announcement I went to Gamespot & traded all of my UMD discs for PSN cards with plans to repurchase my favorite games, so I could have the digital versions ready for the transfer. Knowing I was taking a short term lose, I realized that the UMDs were losing their value because the new system would no longer use them. So these are my concerns at the moment. 1. Should I invest in 32GB Memory Stick? or will the flash format change? 2. How will we transfer media from old to new PSP?
Total Awesomeness! My team the Jacksonville Suns won their 6th Championship in franchise history, with a 9th inning walk off in Game 4 against the Tennessee Smokies. Its a beautiful thing. They won it all last baseball season & did it again for the 2010 season. Im proud of this ballclub. Champions in 1968, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009 & 2010. Now name a baseball team in any league that did better crub snatchers.
My favorite time of year is here! Im a huge baseball & football fan. Anyone who lives in a major american city can relate. Baseball teams start making the playoff push, while football teams begin their quest to the Superbowl. This weekend my Jacksonville Suns just completed the Southern League Divisional Series 3 - 1 and advanced to the Southern League Championship! In case anyone wonders the Jacksonville Suns is AA minor league team for the Jacksonville FL metro area. Its their logo as my avatar "JS". My Jacksonville Jaguars also won thier first game for the regular season. They play in the AFC South Division of the NFL. Two great teams I grew up rooting for since I could remember sports. I am sure any sports fan in a major american city can relate. There are always sparks in the fall. My Suns won the World Championship in 2001. 2005 & 2009. Now they are in position to go back to back &win it all for 2010, sealing them as the team of the decade for the Southern League & AA baseball. Im just very excited. The Championship is a best of five series, meaning the team that wins 3 games first is crowned the Champions!