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If you haven't seen this yet, now's the time. Halo's Master Chief vs. Samus from Metroid. I got bored during the middle but it is worth watching to the end (including past the credits) as things get... interesting.

By fnord12 | April 20, 2007, 1:47 PM | Video Games | Comments (0)| Link

Sega Making Marvel Games

Sega has made a deal with Marvel to create games based on Thor, Hulk, and Capt. America. They've already had a deal to make an Iron Man game. The Iron Man movie comes out in May 2008, Hulk in June 2008. Sega plans on having the titles ready to launch at about the same time.

The article goes on to mention Sega's past "failures" with the Saturn and Dreamcast and Sega Sports (isn't that the game adam loves so much?) and how it's a switch that Sega is going with licensed material instead of their usual strategy for making original content.

It also brings up how EA usually does licensed stuff like Harry Potter and Superman and LOTR. Having seen bits of these games in commercials, i have to say, i hope Sega does a much better job than EA did because those games looked awful. Marvel video games in the past have been pretty good. Marvel vs Capcom comes to mind for one. And recently, Ultimate Alliance. Let's hope Sega doesn't mess things up.

By min | April 18, 2007, 11:23 AM | Comics & Video Games | Comments (2)| Link

Enough with the unlockables

I agree with the overall sentiment in this editorial if not all the specific points (and he does a terrible job of defending himself in the comments). I am tired of having to earn things in the single player mode in order to play them in multiplayer. It always results in one person being so much better than all the other players because they've had alot more experience with the game. The unlockable stuff was cute when it first started showing up because it was just a few hidden extras. Now it's become a chore just to make the whole game available.

This may have something to do with my demographic and the people i play with. We generally don't devote a lot of time to playing video games by ourselves. It's more about the multi-player for us.

Now if games had 4 player co-op modes in which you could unlock things to later use in versus mode, that would work.

By fnord12 | April 6, 2007, 1:15 PM | Video Games | Comments (0)| Link

The end of an era

In the same week as my triumph over Mega Man X, we also saw the end of my undefeated reign in our "kill Rod" (3-1 Team Slayer) Halo sessions. I lost 50-41. Very sad, but it's nice to have competition. We'll see if it was a one time fluke or the beginning of the end.

By fnord12 | April 6, 2007, 1:02 PM | Video Games | Comments (1)| Link

One of life's great accomplishments

We all have moments in our lives where we accomplish the things we have long strived for. These are significant, life-changing moments. We essentially enter a new chapter in our lives. All the baggage, all the bothers of daily life no longer matter. Something has been accomplished. In my case, it was finally beating the last boss in Mega Man X after 13+ years of trying. I was inspired to try it again after a conversation after band practice last Friday night. I have a saved game prior to beginning the end gauntlet which is a series of four boards you must complete without saving. I tried on Sunday and couldn't beat the last boss (Sigma) when he goes into floating head mode. I tried again on Tuesday, and after my second try, i said "min, i think you better get the camera."

Now then, on to Mega Man X 2.

By fnord12 | April 4, 2007, 2:55 PM | Video Games | Comments (4)| Link

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