Monday, January 30, 2012

Even GameFAQs is Making Fun of Capcom and "Revelaitons"

As seen on GameFAQ's Poll of the Day for January 30. This is (hopefully) in response to Capcom's editors not catching this flub-up on Resident Evil: Revelations box art for the NA release on February 7.

Friday, January 27, 2012

[(P)REVIEW] PlayStation Vita

Today, my retail store of choice got our demo Vitas in, and when I say "demo unit", I mean it's a full-fledge Vita with a giant sticker on the box that says "Not For Resale". Everything else about this system and packaging is what you are to see when it launches in a little under a month (February 15 for the 1st Edition pre-orders, February 22 for everyone else). Don't worry: other stores should be getting their units very soon; we were supposed to have them a few days ago.

Now, on to the bread and butter!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kotaku and Next-Gen: Used-Game Prevention Tech Makes "Perfect Sense"?

Kotaku recently posted an article about this new rumor going around that the Xbox 720 would support some new tech in it that would prevent you from playing a used game, saying it makes "perfect sense". You're fucking kidding, right? Well, I figured I had to share my comment I posted outside of their world, so here's a copy/paste job:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

[RESOLVED!] 0 Microsoft Points: How My Xbox Account Was Hacked

We've seen the stories online about the hacking that's been going on with Xbox LIVE over the past few months, what with Kotaku picking it up from the Hacked on Xbox Tumblr account that's become the "poster child" of the issue, what with her getting invites to podcasts and interviews, this gives credence to what has happened to me in the past 6 hours.

It all started when I tried to get on my Xbox. I was greeted with a screen asking which account I wanted to log into. My brother recently downloaded his profile to my system, so I figured that may have tweaked with the auto-sign-in thing I had going on. Well, I kept getting an error that I couldn't sign on to Xbox LIVE. I Googled around, and it pointed to a password reset.

Sure, why not? I mean, my password had been around for a while, a change is good, right?

I got my password changed, but before I left my computer for my Xbox 5 feet away, a tiny glimmer in the top corner of my screen caught my eye:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Destroyed Controller's Top 11 of 2011

I was giving some post-thought to my "Best of" awards posted earlier, but one thing I fell in love with recently is I've been addicted to their lists, and once you start, before you know it, you've aged 10 years and your family has deserted you.

Well, I've decided to doll out my top 11 games of the year. Think of it as a condensed version of the "Best of" awards.

11. Dead Island
Release Date: September 6
System Played: Xbox 360

Fantastic open-world game, stunning visuals, intense combat muddled by strictly first-person view (no third-person driving) and lack of solidarity between you and NPCs. It would have been great to recruit some survivors that are hanging back at safe houses to help with some missions, as those on Xbox LIVE can be complete twits. With 95% of combat restricted to melee (which can be troublesome), any firearms you'll want to keep for the big boys later in the game.