Archive for September, 2007

Game Crazy Conference: Vegas.

I know, I’m still running behind on news, but I went to the Game Crazy Conference in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center last week thanks to a friend of mine still in the biz. If you’ve been in the industry as long as I was, you can still find ways to return if you really want to.

It was small, but a lot of fun. One of the most fun things this time around was the pure amount of free swag given away. In its declining years, E3 stopped giving out all the cool toys and gimmicks like they used to, reaching a point where you were lucky to find anything cool at all. But Sony was giving out free PS3 games and backpacks, there were a lot of free T-Shirts and pens (Lucasarts gave out some neat Lego Star Wars pens), and of course all of the little toys and dog tags and usual stuff that you swear you’ll do something with, but ends up in your collector’s box.

Free stuff aside, there was a lot of good gaming to be offered. I got to check out Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Read the rest of this entry

Where’s An Egg?

My favorite almost real gaming company has put out another game that I can’t stop playing:

Where’s An Egg?

It’s basically a very broken Carmen Sandiego game, but I find it strangely funny.

If you’ve ever wondered where an egg is, and the criminal intrigue associated with such an action, play the game here.

An Extended Time Away.

I know, it’s been a while since my last update.

Between work, a trip to Texas, and even moreso, August’s “Month of Metroid”, it’s been a busy time for this little gamer.

So what’s the latest in gaming news?

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

If you have a Wii, yet have been aching for a game that shows off the system’s graphical prowess, the wait’s finally over. Prime 3 is beautiful. The best looking of the Prime games, and with the control set-up, it’s the best playing as well.

As novel as the idea was with Link swinging his sword in Twilight Princess, one never felt in full control of the movements. Metroid makes you feel like you’re in full control (believe the hype, “Advanced” control is the only way to play). It’s the most immersive adventure game on the system yet, and while the game is criticized for being “too easy”, I think it’s simply due to the natural feel of the control set-up. They even have cool bonuses you can earn and trade with friends similar to the Xbox live set-up. While this is an in-game feature, I REALLY hope Nintendo chooses to keep this feature in Read the rest of this entry

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