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January 30, 2010 at 6:03 am (Uncategorized)

I might not have posted in a while but I might put a few essays for your entertainment on here also.

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What console is right for you?

November 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Which console is right for you?

Xbox 360

Xbox 360

Price: $199.99 (Arcade), $299.99 (120GB Elite Holiday Bundle), $399.99 (Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition), $529.99 (Resident Evil 5 Elite Red)

Who Needs It: The Online Gamer

Pros:

  • Large, varied game library, including downloadable arcade titles
  • Polished online experience that can accommodate millions of gamers playing simultaneously
  • Top first-party franchises like Halo, Gears of War, Fable and Forza, among others
  • Facebook, Twitter and Netflix applications
  • Allows full game installs for faster load times

Cons:

  • Monthly subscription fee required to play online games with friends
  • No built-in Wi-Fi wireless adapter; accessory is expensive
  • Blu-Ray is currently not an option for system

Must-Have Games:

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The biggest game of the year takes players around the world to stop a terrorist threat, including an invasion on American soil. Features an online multiplayer experience that is unmatched by any other game this holiday season.

Buy on Amazon From $59

Forza Motorsport 3

Forza Motorsport 3

Auto enthusiasts can take to the road in one of over 400 dream machines in this third-iteration of the popular Forza Motorsport series. Between the wealth of real-world tracks and the in-depth tuning tools for gearheads, it’s the ultimate racing fan’s video game.

Buy on Amazon From $51

Assassin's Creed 2

Assassin’s Creed II

The classic Assassin’s Creed gets a most welcome upgrade with more missions and more weapons, all set against the Italian Renaissance. Master the way of the assassin in this epic tale of revenge, but be warned, all is not as it seems.

Buy on Amazon From $55

Ready to Buy? Get this:

Xbox 360 120GB Elite bundle. While the cheaper Arcade model is tempting, opt for this one instead. You’ll get bonus games, plus the hard drive space to install them. Just make sure you opt for a second controller for at-home multiplayer, a WiFi adapter if you can’t stretch networking cords around the house, and an HDMI cable for hooking up to your HDTV.


Playstation 3

Playstation 3

Price: $299 (120GB), $349.99 (250GB), $399.99 (160GB Uncharted Bundle)

Who Needs It: The Entertainment Enthusiast

Pros:

  • Completely free online gaming experience
  • Blu-Ray, Wi-Fi and hard drive included with every model
  • Fantastic first-party holiday line-up of Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank, and Killzone games
  • Unrivaled multimedia support for photos, videos and more

Cons:

  • Online experience is rough around the edges
  • Sony has been slow to adapt its biggest titles to the PS3; gamers still waiting on God of War and Gran Turismo games
  • Many games require installation, which eats up that hard drive space quickly

Must-Have Games:

Uncharted 2

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

This instant classic follows the return of fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, as he once again finds himself up to his neck in thieves. A revamped combat system and well-integrated cooperative play mode helped make it one of the highest-rated games of the year.

Buy on Amazon From $49

LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet

A perfect game for the whole family, LittleBigPlanet is easy enough for any gamer to pick up and play. And with over a million levels available to download, the experience will never get old… and if it does, just make a new level yourself with easy-to-use tools.

Buy on Amazon From $56

Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Everyone’s favorite Dark Knight returns, but only on the PlayStation 3 does he come with exclusive Joker missions. With top notch graphics and gameplay to match, this is one stealth/action game fans won’t want to miss!

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Ready to Buy? Get this:

Finally, it’s affordable. The $299.99 120GB system is a sweet deal, but you’ll want to pick up a Bluetooth headset, HDMI cable and another DualShock 3 wireless controller to get the most out of the experience.


Wii

Nintendo Wii

Price: $199.99

Who Needs It: The Casual Player

Pros:

  • Innovative motion controls that are currently not available for any other console
  • Free online service with web browser and other information channels
  • Sports some of the world’s most beloved franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid
  • Wide variety of games aimed to complement healthy lifestyles
  • Virtual Console lets you download past Nintendo console classics

Cons:

  • Online play is underutilized, and the system’s “Friend Code” system is poorly designed
  • Huge game library littered with lousy “shovelware” titles
  • Graphics are not up to par with other systems; no HD support
  • Missing some of the season’s key third-party releases, such as Modern Warfare 2

Must-Have Games:

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

The brand new take on the legendary platform game is only available for the Wii, allowing up to four friends to play with or against one another in their quest to save the Princess. It’s widely considered one of the best Wii games, so whether you play solo or with the family, this is a must.

Buy on Amazon From $46

Wii Sports Resort

Wii Sports Resort

Not only does Wii Sports Resort offer lots of different new games — including archery, cycling and swordfighting — but it also comes packaged with the new MotionPlus add-on that makes the Wii Remotes even more precise. Look for the special Wii Sports Resort bundle that has two MotionPlus add-ons inside.

Buy on Amazon From $46

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Looking for more oomph in your action? Then you cannot pass up this incredibly action-adventure trilogy, which features upgraded versions of the two award-winning Gamecube games along with the excellent Wii game, Corruption. Now that’s bang for your buck.

Buy on Amazon From $41

Ready to Buy? Get this:

No confusing bundles here: just ask for a Wii and a Wii ye shall receive. Definitely pick up at least one other Wii Remote controller and accompanying nunchuk to play pack-in game Wii Sports — not to mention just about every other multiplayer Wii game — properly.

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Christmas: the good and the bad

November 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm (Uncategorized)

Everyone knows the ipod. A great gift for listening to music.

But, do you know the iphone/ipod touch? Great for business and you have the world at your fingertips.

The xbox 360 and the ps3 are great for their graphics, you can chat with friends locally or around the world.

For other reviews check out consumer reports. =)

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