Happy New Year! May it be full of ultra-portable MacBooks and Wii hard drives… or at least health and happiness.
Archive for the ‘Wii’ Category
The English script is done for the review for the Check Mii Out channel. I’ll start capturing footage and editing this weekend but I can’t promise any date yet since I have other things to do during that time.
… And Guitar Hero III finally became “Prepared for shipment”, although I know by now not to get my hopes up.
As much as really want to support Mac gaming with Guitar Hero III, performance issues from the PC version, a wired guitar, missing community features and the fact my MacBook Pro may or may not just pass the minimum requirements (A Core 2 Duo minimum?!), I’m leaning heavily towards getting it for Wii. If only there was something to lean towards! No one has it. At all. Best Buy and Future Shop don’t have it online or in stores. It’s just ridiculous. They’re nearly as sparse as the Wii itself!
I’m listening to The Hot Spot right now and I’m sold. As they said, it was a perfect storm. The worst case scenario happened. They are far from being out of the Hell they are in but don’t think I’ll keep on feeling guilty if I post any of my upcoming video reviews on their site.
Yet, at the same time, there is that small issue, the little detail, that makes it impossible for me to have the same opinion of them as before : We still don’t know why Jeff got fired and chances are, we never will.
Apparently, CNet is not stopping it’s slow decent into Inferno. It seems that no matter what happened for Gerstmann to get fired, Gamespot is damned. I just read a post on Kotaku with info from an anonymous GameSpot employee. It seems that moral is low and if nothing is done on CNet’s part to clear things up, people will start resigning. It’s a real shame too. While I rarely read their reviews, mostly since I try to keep the least possible amount of others’ comments in my own reviews, their site has a nice collection of useful features such as forums for every game.
Like I said, until CNet stops talking like the emotionless corporation they are acting like right now, no one will trust what they say. Corporate speak never works online. I’ll be subscribing to GameSpot’s podcast The HotSpot to see if the upcoming tribute will change anything. Probably not… it’s from GS themselves and all we’ll get it what the GS staff will be permitted to say.
I’m currently using my the-alt.net domain as a homepage for my comic, meaning I’m essentially using it for nothing at all since I haven’t updated the darn thing since September. Unfortunately, doing anything that isn’t related to “real life” that must be done in regular intervals, such as a comic, doesn’t really work well with my schedule. That’s why I have no problem doing the occasional text or video review here and then. Since I’d like to make sure my 150$ investment in 2 years of hosting doesn’t go to waste… and to use the new iWeb a bit more, I’m rebuilding the site as more of a personal / opinion site with a page for my comic. I’ll also be launching it, and this blog, in French. I might even go back and redo some video reviews in French. I also have a few other things in the works. I have a few ideas for some opinion posts for the blog and site in the works and I have plans for some video reviews too. I’m planing on doing reviews for the Check Mii Out Channel, Guitar Hero III for Mac (My way of supporting Mac gaming by not getting the Wii version), Mario Kart Wii and maybe Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Make sure to keep an eye out for them when they come along.
I was away during the weekend and wouldn’t you know, Hell broke loose. Apparently, since no one has yet to confirm or deny without a shadow of a doubt, Gamestop might have fired Jeff Gerstmann for a bad review of the site-sponsoring game Kane & Lynch.
Following this discovery, the Internet blew up. It’s like all the commotion about the British teacher and her class’ teddy bear only with less demands for a death sentence and more cancelling of paid accounts.
I just hope for C Net’s sake they stop giving some vague statements and give something that will put this to rest before all they’re left with are the ruins of a once-great gaming site.
Yeah, it’s done. But it’s too big. I’m passing it through iMovie to format it for YouTube.
I’m looking around for a good pick-up-and-play DS game. I convinced myself that I shouldn’t buy Sim City Societies right now. It was a painful decision since I am a huge fan of the series and I really wanted to know what it was about. But, I’ve concluded that It’s not a perfect game and there are chances I won’t get hooked on it enough to make it worth $50. So now I’m looking for a game I can enjoy during those times when I don’t have much else to do. That game seems to be Puzzle Quest. I tried the PC demo yesterday and I like the game play. Think of it as an RPG with 2-player Vs. Bejewled as battle gameplay. I got hooked on it. I’m not yet sure if I’ll like it like I like Elite Beat Agents (which I started playing again a bit) but since it’s been out for a while, I hope to be able to get a nice discount compared to it’s launch price.And now, the review. I’ve worked on it a bit tonight. Started doing the voice recording and I’m already well into it. I don’t expect any major delays this weekend (although, I haven’t bought Puzzle Quest yet) so if all goes well, it should be done by Sunday.
Busy, busy week here in “Real Life.” Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to either play or work on my review for Super Mario Galaxy much this week. Oh, and I’d still like it if someone were to kill (figuratively) the moron that inverted command-z and w in Final Cut Pro. I probably lost 15 to 20 minutes because I forgot how to restore my timeline after I accidentally closed it because I tried to repair a mistake with Undo.