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Posted on 11 December 2008 @ 3:03 am GMT+8

Allrighty!.. I’m having fun with my new found toy, the Xbox360. With a racing and soccer game free with it, I was itching for some FPS (first-person-shooter) game, which is my all-time favorite genre. I decided to hoot a well-received game, Left 4 Dead. In fact, I got 2 copies and got an overall $20 discount on an EA promotion. Passed 1 copy to Jalibhoy, and hoped for some multiplayer ass-whopin’.

Pretty awesome game about zombies all over the place and 4 survivors killing them trying to stay alive. Think about the movie I am Legend, and you’ll know what I mean. I’m also particularly interested in co-op multiplayer mode, where I get to whop other zombies’ asses, instead of getting whopped by other real players :P

Being an FPS game, I’m finding it difficult to control using the gamepad. I was considering the following:

This device, XFPS 360 Pro, emulates mouse and keyboard inputs into Xbox360 gamepad signals. The reviews are somewhat mixed and I’m skeptical about getting one off eBay. Besides, spending more than 1/3 of my console price on this doesn’t make any sense. I am however getting more comfortable with the gamepad… Now.. what game shall I get next?

Posted on 6 December 2008 @ 3:01 am GMT+8

I’ve been wanting to get a Xbox360 set for sometime now. I’m not a hardcore gamer, but my 50″ HDTV isn’t getting much HD signals lately. After playing BluRay movies continuously for weeks during my last days of my previous workplace, I don’t have much HD media left. I want to rent Blu movies, but it just isn’t mainstream yet.

To top this all, I’m beginning to loose interest in PC gaming, mainly because of the demanding hardware it requires. I’m very particular about the frames-per-second and anti-aliasing. There are only a few games which I’ll play on my PC each year, and by the time I touch on my 3rd game, my graphics card isn’t fast enough. Each gfx card upgrade costs me enough to get 2-3 consoles!

Finally, I decided to hoot the Xbox360. I managed to get a used set from a friendly dude at 300 bucks. It’s a classic bundle set with 2 wireless controllers, 20GB HDD and 2 games (PGR3 and N3). Seldom used and in pristine condition. The seller threw in Fifa07 game too:

Since it is an old set, it’s prone to the RROD failure. Manufactured in Dec ‘06, I still got 1 year till the warranty for this failure runs out.
I logged on to my free 1 month LIVE gold subscription. It was totally awesome. The connections was fuss free. You have the ability to talk to people you’re playing the game with, search and view each others profile on screen, chat with them (text/voice/video), download games and more. You basically have a belonging in a virtual world and have your own avatars (mine shown above).

Ok ok.. I’m a newbie at this now. I feel like a little high-tech kid again. 8) I instantly bought MS points online and puchased Super Street Fighter II HD Turbo. When such classic memories are concerned, there’s no thinking twice! This game is completely redrawn to suit today’s HD standards:

I also competed online in PGR3 (Project Gotham Racing 3), and my wife had a fun time with the arcade classic HeXic. I might consider signing up for a year’s subscription, depending on the time I have with this. I just awe at what Microsoft has done with this almost-perfect one-stop seamless entertainment :D

Posted on 23 November 2008 @ 2:54 am GMT+8

Here it is, yet another installment of the Need for Speed series. I’ve lost count of which installment it is. I’ve been following the very first one on my 486 computer back in the old days. Anyways, the new Undercover installment has been released in US and Europe on the 18th and 21th Nov respectively.

I’ve yet to check if it’s available in SG. There seem to be more positive reviews on this game compared to the previous ones like ProStreet and Carbon. Besides, there seem to be a lot of cop action, which reminds me of the good’ol Hot Pursuit, which happens to be the 3rd installment.

This is the first video game to feature the new 2009 Nissan 370Z. MaggieQ stars in this game as a federal agent. Check out the flashy official site here. Also, there’s lots of videos to catch, especially “Takedown”, and innovative film for NFSUC. The first episode is out! Hmm.. now should I hoot an Xbox360 for this?


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