Archive for March, 2008

The Latest In Gaming News.

I wanted to talk a little about what I’ve been playing lately, and if you’ve been under a rock, most people are so enamored by Super Smash Bros. Brawl to think of much else.

The game is…. It’s an encyclopedia of Nintendo’s history, with Sonic the Hedgehog and Solid Snake thrown in for good measure. It’s fun, deep, they included some elements I had hoped for (old-school arcade stages), and added a few surprise retro nods (R.O.B.!) The game has ot so much stuff to find and collect, it’s staggering, and it finally has some online elements.

It would have been nice to have included more downloadable characters, stages and costumes, and they’ll never get rid of those stupid friend codes, but it’s fun to play with random strangers and beat the fool out of each other. It’s the most my Wii has been touched in a while (then again, I haven’t touched gaming in a while as a whole due to the previous post).

I’m also gravitating back to my PSP again as God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII have come out. Both are wonderful games, and are much needed for the PSP’s Read the rest of this entry

Remembering A Special Part of Gaming.

I haven’t been updating here much. I moved to Vegas, settled down, and on January 22, 2008, my Father was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. We thought we had at least a year, but the cancer was too advanced, and he lost his battle of February 26. About a month ago. My mind is still reeling from the loss as he was my best friend.

I wanted to at least keep this related to my blog’s subject, and with my Dad, I can. You see, my Dad was a big gamer. He was playing games on his DS and PS2 well into this year. But he was always a gamer.

When I was little, the family got an Atari 2600 for Christmas. It was not uncommon for my Dad to go out and buy a slew of games, as he enjoyed playing things like Starmaster, Robot Tank, and Adventure. It was not uncommon for the family to have to take turns in a gaming roster. And of course, Dad would always play with me.

We had other systems, but the time came for the 8-Bit era. Having a NES and a Sega Read the rest of this entry

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