Big Little Annoyance + Otherness... not Otterness...

How come a game made in the UK is not out  in the UK until next wednesday?, That said I dont think i mind knowing that the most appealing part of the game is kind of broken, but If i was in the US I would most definately be angry about it, Two weeks running Sony has released Online focussed games  and neither have  had fully functional online at launch. Its things like this that fully justify that £40 for xbox live, And i know It has had dodgy times (last christmas) and I am fully awating the disaster that will be November the 19th but on a whole I have had very, very, very little problems with it...

PSN on the otherhand kicks me out , disconnects, reconnects, wont connect til i restart... and plain wont connect quite often
Sony needs to figure out how the internet works.

I want to be excited about LBP I have been all year and then It got delayed, and now has server issues, I thought Betas were to find and fix problems before a games release. Its become quite apparent that in both the case of the LBP and the Socom beta that theyre not  Betas at all but glorified promotional tools, I didnt want to believe that , but with the what feels like its finished Cod5  and the endwar one which had about 12 minutes of exclusivity before being upgraded to  a "demo" on marketplace it has become incredibly obvious.

All of this and then the big issue... Nov 5th release.. that is TWO...count em TWO days before gears of war 2...a game i have no hesitation in buying... broken online or not. Good work sony europe!!!!!

More Sony hate... I have had a strong sense of bitterness since last october when i bought me PS3, Part of me sometimes thinks it has something to do with the lack of gamerpoints in games until recently, Another part of me thinks it has something to do with the hideous online, sometimes i assume its becasue i ended up with two shitty blu rays (ghost rider/casino royale).... sometimes I assume its the mediocre games i recieved when buying the machine (heavenly sword/ resistance). I just dont know what it is. I just can't put my finger of why i have such bitterness towards the machine. Its an amazing media player.... but i didnt buy a media player i bought a GAMES CONSOLE!

I Just cant ever seem to justify buying ps3 games, I dont know why but i just cannot. I bought the console for Ratchet and clank (Massive fan) with metal gear  and the then exclusive final fantasy XIII in my mind.  and from that first "proper" games purchase  I have always looked down upon my ps3 as a lesser console. Which seems absurd considering taht in my top ten games of 07 i would place Uncharted at number 2 and Metal gear solid is a dead certainty for my favourite game of 08... I Then try to think abotu what else i have bought but then remember thats it...since march of this year i have bought ZERO playstation 3 boxed products. I will not deny that PSN store doesnt have amazingly original content and completely artsy distractions like flOw, locoroco and linger in shadows Because i own stardust which to me is a million times more enjoyable than geometry wars, wipeout which is fun but too difficult for people dabbling in dl games and the awesome and more enjoyable than the retail game ratchet. The thing is  out of all of those games the only one i have really put any dedication into would be stardust. whereas i have put hours into castle crashers or N+ on XBL.

I dont know if theres any point here or that im still trying to justify owning my ps3... sure, probably..YES metal gear solid is perfection in every way possible . (personal opinion) So why do I always treat it like my least favourite child?


Banjo nuts& Boltsssss.... MARRRRRRRRMITE!!!!!!!!!!!, That game is WEIRD!... i took time out of the unrelenting bleakness of dead space to give it a second spin after being weirded out by it earlier in the day... and I can confirm nuts and bolts is awesome..... sometimes!

ALSSSSSSO remember all those "its like a pixar movie" R&C comparisons last year.... the visuals are ONLY doable on the super mega power of the BLU RAY.... Nuts and bolts looks easily if not better than tools of destruction (i heard in an insomniac podcast once that it was all audio and not visual stuff that filled the blu ray..FACT!)

Tomb Raider Underworld

keeley hawes lara voice is hot, yes I said it, fuck you, I LOVE the design and stylistic nature of the newer TR games..and underworld is pretty, pretty, pretty, probably not the greatest technical feat ever but it feels tomb raiderish and It still has unbelieveable amounts of wildlife cruelty in it...just for the record... I am fond of legend. and LOVED anniversary.

Mirrors edge... apparently its out today...i dont know why i put it here.... and on the ps3 a day earlier than XBL... HA (giggles at my own rantisness above)

FULL GAMES (I have saved for a long, long, long time)

Saints row 2.
 For all its gangster artwork on the cover and on the title screen, the game is so very  un-gangsterish.  I agree 100% with ryans review of the game. For every one thing i love about the game which i hated about gtaIV  (decent combat, kinder police, more variety in missions) I found a problem to counter it (same 5 songs on a loop, too many objects that hinder driving, occassional WTF cheapo deaths).. i never played the original and i love how very street this game isnt regardless of how it is advertised. I see TV commercials all the time and the game I see is not the game I played.

NPH ANDDDDDD Simple minds... Oh yeah!

Dead space..
. im 4 hours in(as of last night) It is really kind of amazing...better than i imagined...easily one of the top 3 best looking games of this generation so far...Im at a bit on a brodge with things falling about outside the windows and the lens flare and planet outside seriously blew me away.... all six of my mutant limbs witha  line cutter.

if you read all this, you have too much time on your hands.