Week 23 - E3

Here is a list of games I played/purchased last week:

Rock Band - Xbox 360
Got the Anvil trackpack for Rock Band and been playing those and other metal songs. Works really for a failed musician like me after few beers :)
Anvil songs bit easy, even on Hard difficulty. Tempted to get the new Ozzy trackpack since I haven't heard Scream yet. But it's bit too expensive for my taste. Can(and will) get the whole album for that price soon anyway.
 
Final Fantasy II - GBA
Getting closer to the end, at least I think so. Got all the locations open now and going after the main goon next.

Bionic Commando Rearmed - Xbox 360
Microsoft got Inventory Blowout for some of the better arcade games. Haven't played Remarmed yet so grapped this for 400 points. Played couple of hours of this and really liking this so far. Especially the the chiptune music.

New purchases
Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish - Book
A book, but gaming related. Going for holiday in couple of days and needed some literature. Sapkowski is of course the guy behind Witcher game. Which I haven't played yet, but have heard so much good stuff about. Need to get a hold of this and see if any of my PCs can run this.

USB charger cable - PSP
Mentioned couple of weeks ago that my PSP died. Ordered a USB charger cable from Ebay to test that it wasn't the charger cable. Payed whopping £1.5 of it, from Hong-Kong of course. How anyone can make profit with such price? Well anyway the cable worked so PSP is still good. Probably will get a new battery and charger cable,
official ones.

Bionic Commando Rearmed - Xbox 360
Inventory Blowout
Splosion Man - Xbox 360
Shadow Complex - Xbox 360
Got some more fine arcade gems for 50% off. Had to upgrade to Gold member to get these offers. MS had a offer on that as well, £1 for first month.

Anvil - Trackpack for Rock Band - Xbox 360
Anvil is the most under-rated metal band and they deserve any piece of recognition and financial support they can get.
 

E3 the biggest gaming event of the year was last week as well. Here are my thoughts on. Didn't have any great expectations actually. At least on the games front especially after Rockstar pulled off. On hardware front it was quite clear that there would new announcements which is always very interesting of course.

On Microsoft's conference, like for many this was absolutely disappointing. Other than Fable 3 they had couple of new generic shooters and that Kinetic nonsense. Last years E3 was really promising for Natal/Kinetic but what they showed here was total BS. It is nothing more than next gen PS Eye-toy. Nothing in that software line-up interests me. Not even Turn 10's new game. Disappointing Microsoft.

Nintendo in many people opinion had the best show and I don't disagree. Really pleased to hear that 3DS is working so well. 3DS will be pre-ordered for sure in this household. Nintendo had also quite an line-up for 3DS titles. Will be interesting to see when these are coming out. The other main interested in Nintendo's lineup was of course new Zelda for Wii with M+ support. Looking very much forward to this.

Sony's show was focusing too much on the 3D games and that motion controller crap as well. They announced tons of new games and finally a release date for GT5 At least they did better than MS by announcing some real games. Nothing here that really jumps at me.  
 
Overally the amount of games announced is impressive, here are few of my favorites:
Driver: San Francisco
Been fan of this franchise ever since PS-era. Played all of the games so far. Even Driv3r which I really tried to like. Not so sure about the car hopping mechanism on this but at least the driving has the same 70's car chase feel as the first ones had.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Another franchise I've been fond of since the first game in the series. Hot Pursuit games being my favorite ones.
Rock Band 3
Finally a more real-like guitar. I know some people complain that if it get's so close of being the real thing why not play real guitar instead or that it is not the same thing. Well I actually can play real guitar but with my busy life I never have time to pick it up and/or keep the interested up. 

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Here is a list of games I played/purchased last week:

Rock Band - Xbox 360
Got the Anvil trackpack for Rock Band and been playing those and other metal songs. Works really for a failed musician like me after few beers :)
Anvil songs bit easy, even on Hard difficulty. Tempted to get the new Ozzy trackpack since I haven't heard Scream yet. But it's bit too expensive for my taste. Can(and will) get the whole album for that price soon anyway.
 
Final Fantasy II - GBA
Getting closer to the end, at least I think so. Got all the locations open now and going after the main goon next.

Bionic Commando Rearmed - Xbox 360
Microsoft got Inventory Blowout for some of the better arcade games. Haven't played Remarmed yet so grapped this for 400 points. Played couple of hours of this and really liking this so far. Especially the the chiptune music.

New purchases
Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish - Book
A book, but gaming related. Going for holiday in couple of days and needed some literature. Sapkowski is of course the guy behind Witcher game. Which I haven't played yet, but have heard so much good stuff about. Need to get a hold of this and see if any of my PCs can run this.

USB charger cable - PSP
Mentioned couple of weeks ago that my PSP died. Ordered a USB charger cable from Ebay to test that it wasn't the charger cable. Payed whopping £1.5 of it, from Hong-Kong of course. How anyone can make profit with such price? Well anyway the cable worked so PSP is still good. Probably will get a new battery and charger cable,
official ones.

Bionic Commando Rearmed - Xbox 360
Inventory Blowout
Splosion Man - Xbox 360
Shadow Complex - Xbox 360
Got some more fine arcade gems for 50% off. Had to upgrade to Gold member to get these offers. MS had a offer on that as well, £1 for first month.

Anvil - Trackpack for Rock Band - Xbox 360
Anvil is the most under-rated metal band and they deserve any piece of recognition and financial support they can get.
 

E3 the biggest gaming event of the year was last week as well. Here are my thoughts on. Didn't have any great expectations actually. At least on the games front especially after Rockstar pulled off. On hardware front it was quite clear that there would new announcements which is always very interesting of course.

On Microsoft's conference, like for many this was absolutely disappointing. Other than Fable 3 they had couple of new generic shooters and that Kinetic nonsense. Last years E3 was really promising for Natal/Kinetic but what they showed here was total BS. It is nothing more than next gen PS Eye-toy. Nothing in that software line-up interests me. Not even Turn 10's new game. Disappointing Microsoft.

Nintendo in many people opinion had the best show and I don't disagree. Really pleased to hear that 3DS is working so well. 3DS will be pre-ordered for sure in this household. Nintendo had also quite an line-up for 3DS titles. Will be interesting to see when these are coming out. The other main interested in Nintendo's lineup was of course new Zelda for Wii with M+ support. Looking very much forward to this.

Sony's show was focusing too much on the 3D games and that motion controller crap as well. They announced tons of new games and finally a release date for GT5 At least they did better than MS by announcing some real games. Nothing here that really jumps at me.  
 
Overally the amount of games announced is impressive, here are few of my favorites:
Driver: San Francisco
Been fan of this franchise ever since PS-era. Played all of the games so far. Even Driv3r which I really tried to like. Not so sure about the car hopping mechanism on this but at least the driving has the same 70's car chase feel as the first ones had.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Another franchise I've been fond of since the first game in the series. Hot Pursuit games being my favorite ones.
Rock Band 3
Finally a more real-like guitar. I know some people complain that if it get's so close of being the real thing why not play real guitar instead or that it is not the same thing. Well I actually can play real guitar but with my busy life I never have time to pick it up and/or keep the interested up.