Archive for the video games Category

Why you little!

Posted in comedy, Halo 3, Miscellaneous, Other Stuff I Like, sci-fi, space, video games, Xbox 360 on October 11, 2007 by spacewaffles

Angry Master Chief

Anthony and I were goofing around with Halo 3’s extra features. Like screen shots.

Random Pointless Post #1

Posted in art, comedy, Internet, Nintendo DS, Pac-Man, video games on August 10, 2007 by spacewaffles

I found this image quite amusing. It was the picture header for an article about the upcoming DS version of Namco Museum over on DS Fanboy, which if you are a DS owner, you should be reading.

The New TV (in HD!)

Posted in hdtv, me, PS2, samsung, tv, video games, Xbox 360 on July 30, 2007 by spacewaffles

The old TV I bought back in 1996 when I was a high-school student working at McDonald’s has served me well over the years, but it was finally starting to die.

As many old TVs do, it was starting to develop a weird discoloration near the upper left hand corner of the screen. I wanted to replace it before it completely gave out on us, so it was off to Sears.

We ended up going with a Samsung 30″ CRT HDTV (1080i), since the flat ones don’t quite look as good to me, but have the advantage of being lighter and costing twice as much.

The first thing we hooked up was the Xbox 360, since it’s the only game system I have that is in HD and comes with a component cable.

New TV

I must say I was impressed with the fact that I could actually read the text on my 360 games now. The PS2 also looked significantly better, specifically Odin’s Sphere. It auto detected the TV was wide screen, which is very helpful since the game has such giant and beautiful high res sprites.

Once it was hooked up, all bets were off. The rest of the picking up of the house would have to wait.

Playing Games

Overlord (Xbox 360)

Posted in Overlord, reviews, video games, Xbox 360 on July 19, 2007 by spacewaffles

Rather than re-typing it all out, here is the quickie review I posted over in the Nightgig forums:

I just got Overlord for the 360, and so far this game is great.
You play as a recently revived incarnate of evil who controls bands of minions (who remind me a lot of the Gremlins from the 80’s movie), who you can send to bash down doors, pillage, kill, or just pick up heavy stuff you don’t feel like lifting yourself. They can even sacrifice themselves to restore your health (don’t worry; you can always get more minions!).

You can even choose to be evil, or really evil.
For example, the second mission has you helping retrieve stolen food for a local village. To get the food back you have to be pretty evil; attacking a village of Halflings in a pretty awesomely done parody of Hobbiton. Once you find it, you can give it to the villagers and make them like you, or you can destroy the witnesses and keep it, making your minions that much more loyal.”

Tesla Coil plays Mario/Tetris

Posted in Miscellaneous, music, science, video games, youtube on June 28, 2007 by spacewaffles

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ff_AXVlo9U

Ok, I’m not breaking any big news here, but I thought this vid was awesome.
I mean, a Tesla Coil playing video game music. Does it gete any more awesome?

Quickie Game Reviews – PSP Edition

Posted in PSP, reviews, video games on May 23, 2007 by spacewaffles

I got a good deal on a used PSP last weekend at Gamer Time, and have been playing it pretty regulalry in the dayes since, trying my hand at several games.

Mega Man: Powered Up: A remake of the original classic Mega Man game, done in cutesy, big headed chibi-style. The game plays well and has a ton of extras. There is also the ability to select your difficulty on a per-level basis, so if you just want to see the end, but Elec-Man is giving you trouble, you can switch over to easy mode. It also changes the difficulty of the level leading up to the boss, particularly making the platforming parts extremely easy.
The coolest new feature is you can unlock all eight of the robot bosses (yes, they added 2 new ones) and play through the game as them.

Metal Gear Acid 2: Crazy card based strategy game mixed with the sneaking around from Metal Gear. I could not quite figure this thing out. I played the first level about five times, which was about three tries more than I would normally give a game.

Street Fighter Alpha 3: Pretty good port of the game. They graphics looks pretty nice on the PSP’s screen. In widescreen mode it does look a little stretched to fit, but you can switch back to normal view mode if that sort of thing bothers you.

Lumines 2: I was really hoping to find the original, but it’s pretty much the same cool puzzle game mixing music and colors. Just uses new songs and backgrounds. Q! seems pretty good at that sort of thing.

Jordan on Expert

Posted in Miscellaneous, video games, Xbox 360 on May 17, 2007 by spacewaffles

Now, I know there are those Guitar Hero 2 wiz kids out there that have probably played through every song on expert with 5 starts, but for me things start to get rocky around Psychobilly Freak Out on Hard Mode.

I’ve been stuck on that particular song, so I decided to try my hand at Expert Mode, just for kicks. I was able to make it through the first tear of songs pretty well, mostly 4 stars, and then I though, I’ll give Jordan a try.

There is a reason it has it’s own achievement.

Jordan on Expert

That is the farthest I’ve ever made it on that particular song. I’ll keep trying though. It’s pretty dang fun.