So its been nearly a year since I wrote my last blog. "A whole year!?", you may be asking yourself. Yes, it has been a long time since I have been able to have enough time and will power to write a serious blog. Let me fill you in what has happened to me in the last couple of weeks. So I got the RRoD (The Red Rings of Death). I never thought it would happen becuase I have had my Xbox for over 2 years. Unfortunatly my hardcore playing of 1 vs 100 was too much on my beloved Xbox 360 and it went "Kaplooie". Fortunatly as it may have it, the generous folks at Rent-a-Center where I purchased my console were nice enough to send it in for me and reassured me that whatever may be wrong with it; it would be fixed free of charge. So I've been xbox-less for almost two weeks now and I had an appifiny. What did I do before I had an Xbox... was I actaully a productive part of society at one point in my pre-360 life. This long wait for my Xbox to return has opened my eyes to how much games actaully effect you. This blog is to tell everyone that games are a huge part of your life. I mean, I'm not a suggesting that every gamer is a fat, pimpled, wearing glasses, living in your parents basement nerd. In fact I think people who play games are some of the better people in this world becuase they repect digital art and story. So I've been playing some PS2 lately and getting back to my roots. I've even busted out the old Nintedo 64 and played some Donkey Kong 64. I've been playing my still half-decent size PS2 collection and suprisingly loving it. With this, I decided to come back and benifit the site by reviewing my favorite PS2 game and probably my favorite game of all time; Beyond Good and Evil. I hope that I can keep my blog current and I hope that everyone has fun playing games and loving life. -Smitty
After many months of waiting and hoping, one of my family members finally got a digital camera capable of video. Expect to see some video blogs and vidoe reviews coming soon. The quality is unknown at this moment but the camera is 8.1 mega pixels so you can guess on that. I'll finally be able to expand my gaming love through video.
Also I just got Left 4 Dead for the Xbox 360 so if you would like to play my gamertag is SmittyFooledU, just say your from Giantbomb and I'll be happy to play, but I lost my mic so I wont be able to talk. ( hmmm, where is that mic.)
UPDATE: I found my mic, it was at friends house, YAH!
Now obviously there's a lot of blogs about the NXE (New Xbox Experience) update for the Xbox 360. Of course there's going to be some similarity of my blog to others. Mostly this blog about the NXE is going to be covering the avatar system and some of the thoughts that I came up with. To begin, I would just like to say, I really like the new avatar's. They are many implications with these little guys. Yes, they do have a bit of the same appearances of the Mii's on the Wii's, but remember, Wii's didn't invent the avatars, so anything dealing with the comparison of Xbox avatars and Wii avatars ends HERE. Wait, Okay HERE. The upcoming community games will be a blast to play with friends, and the almost expected additions to the clothes adding brand names (for free would be nice, but its Microsoft were talking about). At the moment, I think Micorsoft just scratched the surface with these new guys. Now we cant forget the other additions to this new update, such as the great party system, installing games on your hard drive, and my personal favorite, Netflix. Overall this update greatly improved many things besides appearances. Its much faster, sleeker, and more organized. Beside the occasional glitch here and there which is kinda expected, I think this update greatly improved the Xbox 360, its fan base, and its accessibility to newcomers.