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OK, so E3 kind of happened this week, and I guess it was ok. But before I talk about I want to talk about a few things that have happened between last blog and this blog.
First, I found out that I could order two of the "limited edition" Skinny Puppy CD's on the label's website (it's run by one of the members of Skinny Puppy lol. It seems like they aren't exactly limited editions as much as they have a certain number of pressings, then they press them again. Somehow they still have enough pressings of the 2003 and 2008 ones, maybe their website is just that obscure? ), so I got both the "Back and Forth Volume 6" and "Back and Forth Volume 7". I ordered those a couple weeks ago and it said that they shipped from California, and I didn't get them yet. So I was wondering why it was taking so long, and I got an email saying that they basically ship once every month around the middle of the month, which is kind of crazy Anyways I think I'll get them this week or next week, I'm kinda excited since I love both of the CD's and it'll help my CD collection (I'm basically trying to get all of the Skinny Puppy CD's that I like, which excludes "The Greater Wrong of Right" "MythMaker" and "hanDover", I'm not a fan of the more understandable Skinny Puppy songs ).
If you don't care about boring music news you may or may not like this. I went to my first 21+ concert and bar last week! I really would not have gone to a bar at all but that was where the concert was Anyway there were 3 bands playing but I only remember 2 of them because I love both of those bands Ayria was the 2nd band to play and they were awesome! They played some great songs and they were full of energy! However, one bad thing happened during their show, the computer they were using or something broke down so they had to use their backup Anyway they ended up selling stuff after the show and I got the lead singer to sign their newest CD I bought there! It was pretty awesome (I even wore the shirt I got on their website to show support, it was funny because one of the band members didn't remember the shirt at all, and it was cool how the lead singer was happy about seeing someone wearing it, I feel kinda bad that I wasn't able to talk to her all that much, she seemed pretty awesome but the loudness after the concert was over made it hard to hear and talk ). The last band, and the one that most people ended up seeing, was Project Pitchfork! They were pretty awesome, they were pretty entergetic and seemed like they were having tons of fun and enjoying themselves (Peter Spilles, the lead singer [and one of my favorite people in any band], seemed to constantly be smiling it was so cool and loving it there). It's weird because I'll put some songs they sung down in the description, but it doesn't actually do it justice, this is one of the very few bands I saw that you had to be there to experience the epicness They were really really awesome and apparently this was their first time in Denver, which was pretty cool! I also ended up dancing to both of those bands (a lot moreso to Project Pitchfork), which was pretty fun. I only ever danced to the bands when it was a concert I went to by myself so maybe to have a ton of fun I have to go to concerts by myself? Anyways it was funny, there were two girls in front of me who were also dancing and the guy next to me kinda danced too, but looking around it seemed like that was like the dancing group kinda place because everyone else didn't seem to dance Lastly, the bar/club place said that the people from Project Pitchfork were talking about coming back next year, which would be so awesome!
Also in random game news a local department store that sells used games,cd's, books and more had a sale for 50% off used games. So I ended up getting BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extended for $12.50, which is pretty fun. I also got Metroid Other M for $2.50, which is an ok game I guess. The main problem I have with it is the problem I have with all Wii games, it's so hard to keep the cursor on the screen! Thank god the Wii U kinda fixed that problem!
OK so finally on to the E3 stuffs
Personally for games I think E3 went like this (best to worst): Nintendo > Microsoft > Sony, however including talks about consoles and stuff I think it went like: Nintendo > Sony > Microsoft. I say this because Nintendo showed off some awesome games for their consoles at their E3 Nintendo Direct (The new Donkey Kong, 2 new Zelda's, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, Pokemon X/Y, Project X, Sonic Lost World, and 2 new Yoshi games all looked awesome!), on the other hand Sony only had one exclusive that I was excited for (Beyond: Two Souls) but I could have skipped one or two other awesome exclusives? Microsoft showed some interesting games like: Sunset Overdrive (why did insomniac have to stop making Sony games, why? ), Panzer Dragoon Crimson Dragon, and D4 (might be total crap if it does require the kinect but it's from the guy who made Deadly Preminition and it might actually be the fourth D game!). Of course with their console being crap, at least when it first releases these games shouldn't help that much to raise sales
The best news was probably Mirror's Edge 2 though, I mean it wasn't really a huge surprise especially since the whole series is supposed to be a trilogy and that there were already ME2 leaks, but it was still awesome to see (and they still have awesome music!)
Sadly it seems like the handhelds got basically no love Idk why Sony is constantly doing this since they need good exclusive games on the Vita or the system will continue to do poorly (the only good game I saw was the Final Fantasy X and X2 remaster edition which I'll probably pick up, but the vita needs original games!)
The worst news however, was that now playing online with the PS4 will now cost money! I knew this would happen when they first started with Playstation Plus but I guess they wanted to wait until a new home console was released to start it. I really wish I wasn't correct though, it's such a ripoff paying to play online, and this is why I will most likely play games (that I'd like to play multiplayer) on the PC next gen.
So that's about it, what do all of you think about this years E3?
That's about it, have a great day!
OK, so the Xbox One got announced, and it was a pretty bad announcement I usually don't like bashing a console (I love getting all of them, and using on to play most of my games while the others are for exclusives), but wow the new Xbox seems so terrible!
What are the new features? TV! Ok, so really the xbox one is about:
A focus on TV/entertainment
I admit the halo tv series on M$'s channel on the Xbox One seems like it could be cool, but really how many people still watch TV nowadays? I hardly ever watch it since I can just watch everything online now. There has also been studies that show that less and less people are actually watching TV, so for a majority of people the Xbox One having TV options is not something important to gamers and not as important to people that it could have been before.
Oh and before I forget, this TV thing will only be for North America when it launches, it's like they forgot that the rest of the world exists (way to conform to the stereotypes of Americans M$!) So if you live in Europe you may be happen with the exclusive Futbol and other sports stuff (that I could care less about) but it seems like the TV portion of the Xbox One (the mian portion) won't be avalible for you for a while.
The xbox is always on? / The Kinect is always on?
OK, so I'm still kind of confused about this, is the xbox always on? If so it's a total waste of electricity and will be annoying since I always unplug my consoles every couple weeks/months when I want to play a different console. But besides this the worst thing is that the Kinect is most likely always on! So, you're telling me a divice that has a camera to look in on me and a microphone to hear what I say is going to be always on? How could this go wrong? Seriously you have to be someone who doesn't care at all about privacy for this to make any sense. M$ might not use it on spying in on you or trying to see what kinds of things you have in your house so that they can have ads that are more relevent to you. However, people can hack the system/xbox live and before you know it, you are all over the internet. The Kinect being always on reminds me of the old "it's thinking" commercials from the Dreamcast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28odbzXcDYg
The Kinect has to be connected for the Xbox One to work, Kinect can control the console.
So, this is just stupid. Most people don't want to buy $100 worth of junk that most likely they will never use, plus if the Kinect breaks down the console is useless untill you buy a new one (and you know how great M$ is in making reliable things, *cough* red ring of death *cough* not to mention it can fall off the tv). Also, saying things will make the Kinect do things on the xbox like turn it on (from possibly a sleep mode?), so if you are fighting with someone using words what will the xbox do? What happens if kids fight over it?
The Xbox One has to be online/needs to be connected at least every 24 hours.
Such a stupid idea. One, there are tons of people who do not have internet access (like people in the army, marines, living on a farm, etc). Two, people have to have a good relyable internet connection, AND wireless internet or a modem that let's more than one cable hook up to it. Guess what, there are people out there that don't have these! Three, what if I don't use my Xbox One every day? I usually only play game consoles a few times a week I don't use them every day! How about the people who go on vacation and aren't married to their Xbox One so they leave it at home? What will happen when it won't be connected? Of course this is where being always on would help, but if you have a huge poweroutage that lasts more than 24 hours what will happen then?
Doesn't support Indie Games.
Well it is true that the new xbox will let indie games come out for their console, indie developers will have to pay a company like EA or Microsoft to publish their games. This is kind of against the idea of what an indie game is. Although hearing from many indie developers, Microsoft isn't the greatest platform to come out on, so I guess this might be a good thing? Personally I like indie games (I have been enjoying them much more than AAA titles that have come out recently), so I guess I'll have to get my indie games on my PC, PS4, and maybe Wii U. It's an interesting twist because M$ did support indie development with the 360 and the PS3 weren't as indie friendly but now that's all different lol.
Also there is no more XBLA for the Xbox One. Way to go! *sarcasm*
No games were announced!
This is basically because of E3 being so close, but it's another fail on M$'s part. Most of the people who were watching the announcement were looking for why they wanted a new GAMING console not a new entertainment center (which most people already have). Also, most people watching already have an xbox 360 which they use for gaming, so they want to see games! Way to alienate your fanbase M$
The system specs are worse than the PS4
No surprise here, seeing as M$ seems to be focusing more on the social media/tv kind of market and are straying away from gamers. But in reality I could care less, I mean the games are what matters, not the graphics
Xbox Live still costs waaaaay too much.
Why pay money to play games online when all the other consoles offer it for free? And no, the Xbox does not have the best online experience, the PC has the best.
Used games can be played, but fee is required!
So, this is stupid. But from all the evidence and dodging around the question that M$ has done it seems very likely there will be a fee (especially after an interview that I saw where M$ said that a friend has to pay a fee, as much as the game costs, unless they sign in as your profile)... Great move M$ if Sony doesn't do the same thing (which, most likely they will not) a majority of gamers won't buy your console!
Not sure if I'm in the minority but I'm not a huge fan of DLC, especially not since DLC has been more of a thing that is being developed along with the game but released separately as a money grab by the company instead of the game having that DLC in it (how hard is it to develop a huge game and then once you see how many people like it you develop DLC for it, Look at the Wrath of the Lamb DLC for The Binding of Isaac THAT IS HOW DLC SHOULD BE DONE!). But no, most companies don't do that and now they do things like make you pay $5 for a difficulty mode that is the mode that the game was supposed to be played it (way to go Metro Last Light *sarcasm*)
Lastly, A New Controller Design!
I'm not going to lie, this is probably the only thing I really liked about the announcement, the controler got redesigned and the new look seems pretty cool!
So, that's about it for this blog what do you guys think of the new Xbox?
That's about it! Have a great day!
Oh and if you want an article with someone sucking up to M$ here you go http://tay.kotaku.com/everything-you-hate-about-the-xbox-one-and-why-you-re-509249274
Yes, that is all.....
OK, fine, I'll actually write a real blog So, first off, does anyone else think that the reviews on GS are going downhill? I started noticing this with the Slender: The Arrival review, then the Evoland one, then Dead Island: Riptide, and Surgeon Simulator 2013 (a fun game but god is it awful lol). So yeah, I'm done with caring about GS reviews now as they seem to be as credible as ign. I can get my 'reviews' on youtube and actually see gameplay and better coverage!
Next, Nintendo seems to be trying to get money off of reviews, walkthroughs, lets plays and such on youtube. I think this is pretty stupid, especially since they aren't going after gaming websites such as GS or ign, it shows how much they care about the customers, and their fans who want to show their favorite games. It also makes you wonder if Nintendo is starting to have money troubles. However, even though I hate this I'm glad that Nintendo isn't super terrible as they won't be taking down content, they'll just be getting money from people's commentary/reviews and such. So, I think I'll stop doing LP's of Nintendo games for now, and instead I'll make LP's of non nintendo games. Thinking about Paranotical Activity since the people making that game want people to play their game (they made a statement on their official website)!
On non-gaming news I can now drink alcohol (although I'm not a huge fan of it though, the only kind I found that was actually pretty good was something like a Mango Mai Tai lol) I also got a few games for my birthday (Deadly Preminition Directers Cut, and Luigi's Mansion 2, ok so that may have been kinda gaming news lol) as well as $100 in spending money (I hope lol).
I'm also done with school for the semester, not sure what grades I got but I am glad I'm done. My first year away at a Univeristy was OK I guess, it was kind of depressing but at the same time it was also liberating. I am so glad I changed dorms halfway though the semester because I was getting really depressed and mad at my roommate (well techniqually my roommate's idiotic, immature, egotistical, self-indulgent, [insert many many insults here], friend who was probably the worst person I ever met at University). At my new dorm I still was kind of depressed, but it was so much better than my previous dorm. My new roommate ended up being gay, which was interesting and for some reason he might have actually more preferable than a straight guy (at least one going after girls every chance he got) since I was never jealous about him getting with someone since I'm attracted to girls and I'm not really attracted to guys He also prefered to be with guys at their place, so that was pretty good For me I didn't exactly find anyone I was really attracted to, I mean there were maybe 3 girls I liked although the one I really liked ended up changing Universities and the other 2 girls didn't end up going anywhere At my new dorm I did become friends with a pretty cool guy who was also asexual, that was pretty cool!
It was interesting coming back though, I forgot how conservative my parents are, which could be ok depending on what they say and stuff, but since they are all pretty uninformed (my dad is the only one who watches politics and he only watches fox news. I think we all know how credible that show is )and shove their political beliefs down my throat it's not great and it kind of makes me miss school It's also very interesting to see how much my brother has changed. Now he's a total gun nut more of a macho kind of person, and I'm not exactly a fan of those kinds of people
So I think that's about it, University went ok, I recently turned 21, Nintendo is going crazy on youtube (and I'm thinking they will probably stop with the ad thing sometime soon), and GS reviews have been getting worse and worse. Now some music!
How are you all doing? I hope all of you have been doing well! Have a great day!
My Recent Reviews
This is the first song I made in fl studio it's not the best but it isn't that bad for a first song. Hopefully you enjoy it, the voice clips are from the movies alien and lost boys.
From my school's talent show, I won 3rd place.
music video of the 3 prince of persia games that were released for the xbox,PS2 and I think gamecube, along with the new prince of persia game Song: Rebel yell by dope
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