Friday, January 4, 2008

Xbox Live Compensation

Rumors have it that Microsoft is going to be compensating Xbox 360 owners with a free Xbox Live Arcade game for the issues that cropped up with Live over the holidays. That is nice and all, but I would rather they just gave us the points so I can buy whatever I want. What if I already have the game they are offering? This is still just a rumor, but I think they could handle it better than giving us some lame Xbox Live Arcade game no one wants.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Yahtzee reviews Super Mario Galaxy

At the risk of becoming a Yahtzee fansite, here is the promised review of Super Mario Galaxy:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Well, I got a PS3 for Christmas so I am almost totally console agnostic. As soon as I get a PSP I will be. That will mean just choosing the best games each console has to offer. The last generation I only owned an Xbox and so I missed out on a lot of games. Of course, back then I was hopelessly addicted to MMOs so it wouldn't have mattered much. I am very happy with the PS3. Actually, surprisingly so. It offers some unique games and options that the Xbox 360 doesn't. I am playing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction and High Velocity Bowling. All three are great games. The system itself is a little bit classier than the Xbox 360. It's also whisper quiet compared to the chugging along that the Xbox 360's disk drive does when playing a game. The Web browser is a nice addition that I think Microsoft needs to add real soon. Both the Wii and the PS3 have it. I find it very handy to watch You Tube videos and other similar things on a nice big screen. Each system offers something unique and I am certain if someone only owned one of the systems that they would be very happy and be kept busy with many great games and features.

I am going to try and offer better content this year instead of just product announcements and video trailers. We will see how that works out. Stay tuned for some more Yahtzee tomorrow though. He is one funny SOB.