At first this whole quest system seemed weird, owing to the fact that this is a website, but just as the achievement tracking got me back into achievement points this new feature has gotten me back into looking at obscure videogame pages for hours. It is also so easy to just come on here and think that "I'll just do one quest real quick" but here you are a few hours later and none of your actual work has gotten done. It may be a problem. The launch was a little rough, and I subsequently missed the timed quest, which is lame but thus is life. Oh well, at least this blog post will wrap up my profile achievements.
So after listening to all the E3 podcasts i am of course really excited about all the awesome games that will be coming out. I assumed that after 2007 the gaming industry would at least have to take a short hiatus until it started putting put quality games again, but maybe i am being proven wrong. Also, whenever i hear about all these cool sounding games i want to keep up with them and see how they are developing, like what new features or screen shots are posted on their websites and their release date. I love to follow these games but if i have more than a few i always forget them so here are my games that i am currently excited about: Rockband 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Soul Caliber 4, Street Fighter 4, Red Alert 3, The Force Unleashed, Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, Fable 2. One thing that is immediately noticeable is that there is only one game in there that isn't a sequel! And even that game isn't a completely new IP really its a new story in a very old universe. This may be because i forgot some of the sick games that i really am excited about, but forgot already or it could be because my nostalgia for their predecessors draws me to these games. But really, after just thinking about what games excited me i could only remember games that i had some past associations with but now i remember Left 4 Dead, Fat Princess and Empire Total War (though TW is technically a sequel) It looks as if the future won't be so dim on the video game front after all.