here again, slapping you hard with facts and entertainment.
was the month when the Electronics Boutique/Game conference was held. The
event lasts 3 days, I was present at one day, the day that all new games
and machines were present.. and yes Xbox was there…I mean you couldn't
really miss it what with it taking two men to carry it out!
is huge, I don't mean VCR huge, I mean Godzilla huge. Look at your PC, go
on look at it. Now imagine it all black.. ta da! Xbox! Seriously it is the
size of your PC, so all those comments about Xbox not being a PC is
looking a little shaky. It does have 4 controller ports, though it could
have had around 400 judging by the size of it. I really look forward to
all the little kids having to have help carrying their Xbox home from the
shops next year.
who cares about what size it is, big is not always better.. take my word
for it, big can really hurt sometime, and at present big is hurting
Microsoft badly. The Xbox tech demo's were average and the little gaming
footage they had really didn't impress that much. Sure that Malice game
looks nice, but it is lacking something.. I am not going to say 'emotion'
as I would probably get sued by a company anagram of SOYN..so instead Xbox
games [so far] lack character. Photo realism, if I want that I will go
outside and experience it first hand.
was there with its sometime occasional noise machine aka PS2. This years
big games were there also namely GT3, Wipeout Fusion and Metal Gear Solid
2, which may actually see a Christmas release. However the game that
caught my attention most was Monkey Island, the PS2 incarnation of the
recent PC game. However the PS2 was still being noisy, some games such as
SFEX3, and the Metal Gear demo, have huge amounts of data which is
constantly loaded of the disk. This makes you think that your PS2 is about
to go into orbit, according to a SONY rep this is not a problem. Well it
is for me, I have to put a blanket over my PS2 to quieten the disk
was a few DC game present. Confidential Mission was the most popular, it
successfully mixes The House Of the Dead's multiple route system with the
Virtual Cop one hit kills philosophy. Also present was Crazy Taxi 2, it
played the same as the original and was just as fun, however it remains to
see how well it will do as many people still play Crazy Taxi 1 to this
day. Games that I wanted to see like The House Of the Dead 3, and Gun
Valkyrie were not present.
new Gameboy Advance was available to play, the Mario game was good, but
all we are getting is old games updated into a portable form. Now this may
not be all that bad, I can name one person who is excited about a handheld
street fighter, but in all honesty I still miss the neo-geo pocket.
to what all the Sega press releases and magazines are saying the Dreamcast
will probably not make it to next year. Although the release list still
has around 50 games on it, 35 of them are still 'TBC', and the ones that
are being released are not 'must have' titles. Personally I expect that
you will only buy a maximum of 4 DC games that are released this year. It
is a sad time, but a tougher time is ahead. What new machine will you buy,
what with Sega games on all major platforms. Personally I still stick to
my PS2, Xbox may have better everything, but PS2 does have some good fun
games, just play Kuri Kuri mix, it is great. I mean when was the last time
we had an original game featuring bunnies…
Jackrabbit if you were wondering]
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