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#1 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

So with the release of the 3DS in just over a months time, am I excited?


To sum it up yes I am and it is for more than one reason, not only am I excited for the release of a new console and getting it on the day of release but I am also excited for what will mark a change in my gaming habits, with the exception of my gaming PC the next generation I intend to stick with just Nintendo.


It wasn't easy coming to this conclusion, but both time and money have certainly played a large part in it, as it can be very expensive trying to maintain and play several consoles and a gaming PC all at once let alone find time to play the biggest games on each, not to mention the amount of time I spend working and then there is sleep as well, as over rated as I see that it needs to be done apparently, but fitting life in around a gaming schedule I pretty tough so what time I do have I intend to focus it on just one company.


Now I am sure anyone reading this may see this as limiting my options as to the choices of games I will get to play, and I agree but I will ask this is it better to play a game for a very short time and then move onto the next because you run out of time because you have other games you want to try, or to focus on the smaller number of games you can get and play them more thoroughly?


To be fair the decision of what company to go with was never any doubt as my love with Nintendo is an ageless one as it is with many, and to those no I do not blindly follow them and will buy what ever they release, I am hoping for quality games from third parties too, many such titles I have admittedly missed out on for the Wii as I never had enough time or money to get them.


Hopefully I can stick by this as well as I don't want to break this promise to my self as it may get very expensive some where down the line yet again, although that will hopefully be where my gaming PC helps a bit, by allowing me to get my fix of certain sorts of games that may not appear on Nintendo's system, or that's the theory well at least it should give me access to Microsoft’s own exclusive games at some point.


Maybe if I do manage this I will also be able to do some of those things I want to more often too, such as kick into gear what I want to do more online, as there are so many things I am hoping to give a proper shot at creatively.


Only time will really tell.


Okay so this Blog eventually took on a life of its own when I started thinking late and wrote a second part later in the day on a different computer and I was originally going to spread it across two blogs, but since then I have decided to add it onto the end of this one and expand so here it is.


Well I have to say I have never done two blogs at the same time but I have the other one that I have just written saved on my desktop PC and this one I just started typing while I am still awake at sill O'clock .


Why am I still awake? Well there is just so much that I want to do plans are all about in my head and hopefully I can start fitting that jumbled mes all together into something creative, and start to create a buzz about what I have been wanting to do for some time, what is it?


A website, a web blog, which I have been doing for some time just not as often as I would like, a video blog, which hopefully will be starting shortly and my tweeting which I do and will more than likely be sharing with part of my video blog.


Why? Well I guess I have always really wanted to give it a shot and get myself out there, loads of people do it so why not me?


Plus it will all be my own work so it can't all be bad, right?


Anyway I may just have to start using all of this technology I have started to get used to using, and do something with my spare time that may be productive.  

#2 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

Just wondered what sort of IM client everyone uses here, if you stick to just one use multiple ones, or use a multi protocol client? 
 
I personally use a multi protocol one in Digsby, not only does it let me keep in contact with just about every messenger going, but it's also a great social networking tool as I never really have to have the pages open in my browser, and it also alerts me to any emails I get, for me pretty much the best all in one social networking program I have seen or used.

#3 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

I really only use iTunes for syncing music to my iPhone as it's the easiest way to do it, other than that I use WinAmp for day to day media playing as it pretty much does everything I need.

#4 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

Really seems to be a growing trend now with some of the bigger MMOs has to be something to do with not being able to compete with WoW, in a way I can understand too, now just waiting till Lord of The Rings Online is available in Europe free as it's been delayed, which sucks as I have been waiting months.

#5 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

I know your pain i am currently on my third 360 as of this moment although I recently got the elite just before the slim was released which really pains me as I now really badly want the slim, oddly though out of all the consoles I have ever had not one Nintendo on has ever stopped working, I still have my original NES, SNES, N64 and Gamecube, yet i went throuigh at least two PSones and twos and two original Xboxs, only Nintendo seems to build things to last, at least from my experience.

#6 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

As gamers there is always that one game that we will play that will take more time out of our lives than any other and we will play it and play it, as for everyone there is always a game out there that has the depth and length to keep us going.


For me that one game series that has kept me going for many years since it's release is the one Nintendo game series that has more depth and strategy than any other and not just on a Nintendo console, on just about a platform around such is the level of depth of the game mechanics, which is tweaked and improved with every passing generation of the series.


I am of course talking about Pokemon, now I am sure a few people who may read this may just turn their nose up at the mere mention of any Pokemon game, seeing it as a game that is aimed solely at young children and not being complicated in any way at all. But if you can get past the basics there is such a level of strategy and diversity that one trained up super Pokemon may be amazing in one fight but totally useless in the next, and that could be down to a lot of different factors, the Pokemons type, the opponents Pokemon having the right moves, held item or simply being able to absorb anything that can be thrown at it and counter with ease.


Many devoted trainers will breed for hours at a time to get the desired Pokemon they are after having the certain move they want that can only be obtained through breeding too, with the nature they desire so the Pokemons stats cant be trained how they want so they can execute the strategy they need with that particular Pokemon, with every passing generation it is also getting easier to breed for that desired nature and even pass on the best possible stat in one area for that Pokemon. Even training up those stats can be done in next to no time with the right item and status condition.


That is just one part of the game that keeps me completely hooked, the other being that “Gotta catch 'em all” tag line, not only can it be a challenge to get all the in game Pokemon as standard, but getting those one that are unattainable in the game you are playing involves trading or transferring from older games, in newer games trading can also be done anonymously online, but only if you have at least seen that Pokemon and it is in your Pokedex or you cant try and trade for it. Then there is collecting after the game is pretty much complete and you have them all, some people will trade for certain event only Pokemon given away around the world as special gifts, as there rarity is seen as valuable and often come with exclusive moves or ribbons attached and can be identified with their trained id name and numbers. Then there are shiny Pokemon with are very rare to come across and to randomly come across one takes a lot of luck, I have only came across five or six myself, but the lure is there for me to catch more or trade for more, in more recent games though there have been slightly easier ways of coming across them, through wild encounters and breeding, but they are still seen in my eyes at least as trophies and collectable, just adding to the collectablity in the game.


So there is my one big obsession and I plan on continuing it regardless of how old I get as I know the games will just keep getting better and better such is the way they improve and tweak the games with every passing generation, and before the question is asked I am 28 and that does not effect my love of the games, and after over a decade of playing the games I know it will take a lot to stop me loving them.

#7 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

Just wondering what everyones favourite Star Trek game has been over the years? Mine has been Star Trek: Bridge Commander probably the closest game I have played to what it would be like to captain a star ship, although story wise I loved Legacy.

#8 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

From TNG right through to the end of Voyager including DS9 for 14 years it had a continuing story and universe, cant say I have a single favourite series but those three were amazing as they intertwined with each other at times. With Enterprise I think they just dropped the ball near the end and it could have been so much better and could have ran for 7 years like the rest.

#9 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -
@Meowayne: Well that's one of the reasons why people use forums, to some times speculate if you don't like people guessing or just wondering what is instore you dont have to care, but no need to call people idiots for having opinions and thoughts, if people get too upset about what's not shown though it's upto them but at the end of the day it's just a press confence, and I certainly don't believe any one can "win" E3 as people have been saying over the past few years.
#10 Posted by Zenszulu (19 posts) -

Who is only saying they watch the press conference and complaining afterwards? It's just normally where the companies show off their biggest games or hardware for the future, and to be fair I very much doubt families sit down watching these press confences, in fact the average person preobably doesn't even know they exist, they were originally only meant for the press and now, with the internet only the most dedicated gamers really show an interest in them, no families who you claim they are aimed at. So before calling people names know what you are talking about first, and I don't actually care that much about it, just like watching them all to see what is in store for the future.

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