Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I've finally succumbed. Not to watching Come Dancing, but to buying something off Xbox Arcade. The arcade gem that was Track and Field from Konami has recently been made available and I've got it for 400 points, what that is in REAL money I can't remember. But it's not REAL money buying games with points is it? I'm not going to become skint if I keep doing it am I? That's the danger.
So, I've played two games online, won one and lost one. The long jump jumping is a nightmare with my dodgy controller, and the high jump is as infuriating as it's always been. But it's still got those lovely grainy voices - 'On your marks!' and 'FOUL!'. The latter usually when I cock up the high jump.
See you online at some point - look out for me, I'm Tiny1976.

Friday, October 12, 2007

On came the green light of my 360 tonight for the SECOND NIGHT IN A ROW. Call of Duty 2 will be finished soon, if I can get past the bloody D-Day level. I'm losing my touch, I used to be alright at GoldenEye.

As for old TV adverts, remember this for Super Mario Bros. 3? Now, I live in the UK, but this was definitely shown during ad breaks, and this is what made me start thinking about getting a NES. I never ACTUALLY got one, I joined the ranks of Nintendo with the Game Boy brick and the Super NES, but you never forget a TV ad like that.

For any 30-something fans of games you may even remember Mean Machines, the all-format consoles mag of the early 90s. Well, if you do, you might wanna take a trip down memory lane over here Talking of which, I used to have every issue of MM, 'til my dad cleared out his loft and binned the lot.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

February 7? Hmm, that makes this blog unloved for just over eight months. Sorry blog, it won't happen again. Blame it on the baby son that entered my world on May 4. No Star Wars gags please.

Well, I got the Xbox 360 back in late February and it's been awesome so far. Look out for me - Tiny1976. As usual with my gaming life I haven't finished ANY games for it. I've played Pro Evo a lot though, even though it's crap. Ghost Recon 2 was quality, for the short time I played it and I'm still trying to finish Call of Duty 2 after I borrowed it from a mate at work about six month ago.

I've not got into Halo 3, hell I've not even played 1 or 2, but I should be able to pick those up cheap as chips. I borrowed Bioshock though after all the rave reviews and to be honest I didn't think it was all that good. Scary, but not exactly groundbreaking. Maybe I need that HD TV to really make it sing.

On another note, Zelda: Phantom Hourglass looks mint on the DS and so does Elite Beat Agents. Might have to blow the off my GAME card to get those bad boys.