While browsing the european Playstation Forums, I saw that people, who preordered the digital version of Deadly Premonition were still waiting for the release. The digital release for Deadly Premonition has been pushed back multiple times in europe, yet Sony already got the money from these users.
Preordering games was a practice in a time when manufacturing cartridges and discs was still expensive and the companies needed a rough estimate on how many units they had to produce to meet the demand. And of course, that would mean that you were guaranteed to get your game. This was a nice practice back in the day and it worked but I feel that it’s pretty obsolete in these days. Read more
We all knew that Video Game Sensationalism is going downhill. We have self-proclaimed journalists at Kotaku (They are just bloggers, really), youtube celebrities and twitter people with an attitude. What do they all have in common? They dismiss the basics of journalism for instant self gratification, pageviews and retweets.
They ignore things such as “check your sources” and “stay neutral/not writing about your own emotions” for e-fame and call themselves journalists. In many cases we’ve seen how Kotaku “Journalists” repeatedly ignore the latter. Jason Cryer is the latest offender. Read more
üOver the past few days there has been another shitstorm in the gaming…I can’t write it with a straight face….news community. Oh god, try to bear with me here.
Anyway, we all have, at one point, seen images of Dragon’s Crown. Especially the images of the busty sorceress (I believe she’s actually a Necromancer….ess but that’s besides the point). We had these images floating around for over a year, I think, and NOW people decide to get angry about it.
It all started with Kotaku’s (where else?) blogger Jason Schreier (Schreier is german for Cryer – which is a fitting word). He basically called the artists behind the game 14 year old teenage boys. The artwork was obviously putting quite a strain on him and his conscience. But it didn’t end in his rant, it continued in the Kotaku forums. Read more
It’s quite easy. You only require a few things.
- A defunct online game
- People willing to sacrifice bandwidth for power on said online game
- Exploitable userbase with PayPal accounts and too much money
It all started out harmlessly. Crono asked for donations so he could keep on paying bills for running PSO. Sounds fair and square. Then he added something nifty for the players so they’d be more inclined to pay. Read more
Since the release of Mass Effect 3 there has been quite some controversy surrounding that game. People didn’t like the colorful endings, the animations were sub par, the writing was terrible and Shepard was, out of nowhere, gay. Add some Day 1 DLC and you can be sure that there are a lot of rustled jimmies in the gaming community. Now add some freelance blogger for Forbes into that mix and everybody’s jimmies are being rustled. Hard.
For the most part regarding Mass Effect 3 I can’t say much. I haven’t played the game and from what I’ve seen, I’ll never be playing the game. People believe that many fans are just suffering homophobia but I don’t really think that this is the issue. Of course, it’s kind of sketchy that Shepard can be gay in the final game of the series. It’s kind of weird that he wasn’t able to pursue a homosexual relationship since the first game. Then there is the issue of how it’s being represented. Read more
So I decided to look into server applications that offer something that loosely resembles Photobucket.
After going through several applications that were advertised as such but didn’t offer what I was looking for, I finally found it in Coppermine.
Here are some pointers Read more
So today I read that a fellow PSU gamer has died of Ball Cancer.
These are surely Dark Times and I want us all to remember Cherry Read more
Found this little gem while searching the web, including the infamous table smashing topic made by Ade.
I always thought, with the death of the old Schthack PSO forums, this topic was lost forever. Actually, I even think the mods did delete the thread as I couldn’t find it when the old Invisionfree boards were still up and running.
Anyway, without further stalling….Enjoy.
Ade’s Table Smash Story
So, I finally moved into my late grandparents house (may they rest in peace or some shit) and got my internet back. Having internet back is like being reunited with a long lost friend.
Thankfully Sychosis kept me up to date regarding the E3 and the failure that was Microsoft’s presentation. It seems that microsoft is just blindly trying to lure every kind of customer in that they can get. Sadly, people are going to eat that shit.
Then they launched the Xbox Slim. I remember that, during the launch of the PS2 Slim, M$ was asked if they’d offer a slimmed down Xbox Hueg model. Their response was something along the lines of “Well, we don’t need to resort to such cheap money milking tactics” Read more