Wednesday, February 16, 2011

3DS...Dual Analogue?

See that big, gaping space? Push down the ABYX, and give us another stick.

A big problem that many people had with the PSP was its lack of a dual analogue control scheme. Now we are about to get our hands on the 3DS, and guess what? Only one stick. If you look at the 3DS, it wouldn’t be too hard to fit another stick on there. This would make First Person Shooters, Third Person games etc. a whole lot easier to control. For example, in Kid Icarus on the system, you slide the stylus around the touch screen COD style to move the camera. My hand hurts already. Jus’ Sayin’

E3 2011: Wishful Thinking

E3 2011 draws closer by the day, so I’ve put together a quick list on what I want to see from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo this year. Of course, not all of this is going to happen. Wishful thinking is a better way to look at this.

  • More core friendly Kinect titles
  • A complete redesign of the Kinect Hub, along with the ability to navigate the entire dashboard with your voice.
  • Dance Central 2. Or else.
  • More features on Xbox Live, however, THIS DOES NOT MEAN IT NEEDS TO COST MORE.
  • Making Xbox Live free. Doing so would instantly catapult the 360 in the no. 1 place for online standards when it comes to consoles.
  • Ok, maybe having Live completely free would be a bit over the top..How about only charging us for what we use, like ESPN etc. But keep multiplayer free. Sony fanboys officially have a reason to laugh in our faces because of this.

  • A reason to actually have a Move. It’s a bit of a joke at the moment.
  • More of an incentive to invest in 3D technology, and why it’s not just a fad that’ll be gone in a few years, leaving you stuck with a mega bucks TV and not much to do with it.
  • The complete destruction of EVERY copy of Kung-Fu Riders. They should probably dump them in the desert somewhere, like with E.T.
  • An increase in benefits of being a Playstation+ member.

  • A new console. Now. The Wii is just…laughably bad.
  • Don’t bleeping put skyward sword on the Wii.
  • An online system that completely abolishes friend codes. This wont happen anytime soon considering the 3DS uses them, but whatever.
  • Mario Galaxy on 3DS.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Spider Man Reboot Suit Pic+Confirmed Title

The Spiderman reboot movie has officially been named 'The Amazing Spiderman'. Reminds me of when they did the HULK reboot and called it The Incredible Hulk. Anyway, along with that, there's a new picture of Spidey's costume. I'm still not sure what I think about it..too much blue for my liking at the moment. To see a higher res pic, click here.

NGP and 3DS Predictions

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Nintendo 3DS, and the Sony NGP. If not, read the next paragraph:

The Nintendo 3DS is Nintendo’s next big handheld, which touts improved graphical power, and the ability to display 3D images without the need for special glasses.
The Sony NGP is the successor to the PSP. Not much is known about the system at the moment, but it is rumoured that it can display visuals on par with the PS3.

Ok, here’s my prediction. With the DS and PSP, it was the cheap handheld with a touch screen, (Ooh!) two screens and a great game line up. Very casual friendly, but not very powerful. The PSP is a beast when compared to the DS, with graphics comparable to the PSX (Which I’m going to call the PS1 from now on, ok?!).

Now we are at the end of both systems life span, and its pretty damn safe to say that the DS is the winner of the handheld battle. We are now starting the next gen of handhelds, and it looks like the same thing is going to happen again. Nintendo enters the competition with something that’s never been done before, and more power than their last system. Sony once again dwarfs the 3DS’s power, and attempts to make up for lost ground with their NGP. The NGP will no doubt cost big bucks, and sell tiny numbers when compared to the 3DS.

It seems as though once again, Sony is dragging behind the competition.  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Whats the deal with Grooveshark?

So. You might have heard about grooveshark. It's supposed 'internet radio', But you choose what to play. So it's basically like having free reign to the iTunes store, being able to play any song from start to finish, for free.

According to Wikipedia, Grooveshark is an internationally available[2] online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web software application, allowing users to search for, stream, and upload music free of charge that can be played immediately or added to a playlist.[3]

There is a catch though. If you want to download the music, you have to pay. So this is how it's legal. But these days, with programs like TotalRecorder that allow you to record the audio from your PC, is this site the next Napster? I hope not.


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