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Holiday Gift Guide: PC edition

Posted: December 17, 2010 in HUD blips

As you may have noticed, I didn’t include a lot of shooters in my previous two guides.  There’s a reason for this: first and third person shooters simply work better with a keyboard and mouse.  There is no debate.  Yes you can get good with a controller, but it’s still an inferior input device on all fronts.  The majority of keyboards have over 100 keys, and while most games don’t utilize them all to their utmost potential, it still allows for a larger set of options for game mechanics to be hinged upon.  Never mind that anyone born after 1980 has used a mouse on their PC as it’s primary input device so there’s no real learning curve for aiming.  That’s why shooters will always be inferior on a console.  It’s not a troll, it’s fact.  Deal with it.

Since there’s really no car simulators on PC with fully licensed road cars and race tracks there won’t be too much of that in this guide.  Oddly enough the consoles have this market covered and I’m pretty sure we’ll never see a Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport on PC any time ever.  It’s pretty disappointing to know that a Microsoft Game Studios game won’t come to PC…  it’s pretty weird too.  So there’s no car sims on my list.  As you can probably tell from my opening paragraph, I choose to play shooters on the PC because they’re better on that platform and for no other reason.



L.A. Noire

Posted: December 16, 2010 in HUD blips

The trailers for this game give me chills.  I’ve never seen facial animations quite like what Team Bondi games have come up with for L.A. Noire.

Just have a look for yourself.


Holiday Gift Guide: Xbox360 edition

Posted: December 15, 2010 in HUD blips

So here we are again with another holiday gift guide from your friends at SSBB.  This time around I’ll be posting my gift guide for Microsofts Xbox360 console.  Next will come my gift guide for the PC.  There will be no PS3 guide as I don’t have one, but you can probably guess that if I was to do one it would include Gran Turismo 5 at the top of it.  I’d also probably add any number of cross platform games as well.  So if you have a PS3 and you’re reading my blog (you’re probably the only one) then get GT5 and some sort of cross platform game, some of which I’ll mention here.  Anyway on to the gift guide thingamajig, or something.


Holiday Gift Guide: Wii edition

Posted: December 6, 2010 in HUD blips

It seems to be that time of year again.  The time when we preach to others about peace and love and the time of giving, then curse the day they were born over a parking spot at the mall.  Yes it’s the holidays again…  isn’t it wonderful?  Smell the marginal religious themed capitalism!   Isn’t it grand?



For some reason, the beta key given to me through the Blur beta page was already taken and I couldn’t get in…  oh well, guess I’ll wait for the full release like everyone else.  It should be a fun little Mario Kart type car combat game, without the little kid stigma that goes with Mario Kart (I love it personally).  I’ll wait for the May 25th release date, RDR should easily hold me for that long.  For now, here’s a video trailer of the game (one without Danica Patrick sleeping her way though it).


As far as I know, both Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption are to release on May 18th 2010 and Skate 3 on May 11th while Fallout: New Vegas isn’t due until fall/ winter 2010.  This means my choice is really between Alan Wake and RDR as I already own Skate 2 and can still get some more out of it so it’s not worth it for me.  But, let’s take a look anyway so we know what’s worth something on the sales rack.