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  • Essei 4:51 AM on June 18, 2007 Permalink |  

    Hitler+Microsoft=Who’s the Real Monster? 


    I thought it was funny…

    In other news I updated my Xbox 360 List of games you gotta have: Check it out here or scroll down.

     
  • Essei 1:51 AM on June 16, 2007 Permalink |  

    Give Your 360 A Eye & Voice 

    You guys know how Xbox records your last played games, but as we all know, some of spend more of our time trying out demos, watching videos, etc… or spend time doing other things equally. Well, someone awesome created “Live Eye”. The all seeing 360 eye. It watches all your actions and records them, including watching videos, playing demos, listening to music, etc… This is how Xbox should of done it. You can register your account for Live Eye at 360FriendSpot

    With it, you’ll have access to a friendfinder as well, a script that finds someone closest to your own activities and gamerscore. Can be custom set for age limit and game preferences as well.

    I was so excited about this I decided to make some new gamercard designs for my friends over at 3FS.

    These are just preview images with text placement (meaning it isn’t real just a place holder). The actual cards are still being scripted over at 3FS. I’m also working on making a new Live Eye sig, because I’m not too crazy about there current one. Speaking of which, check mine’s out.

    You’re 360 now has an eye, so where’s its voice? Over at 360voice, waiting to be activated. The concept is awesome, over at 360voice every xbox has its own voice and feelings and it blogs it automatically for everyone to read! You gain badges through playing and meeting requirements as well. Its a fun concept, everyone should try it out. There’s nothing to lose! To see my Xbox 360’s voice: Geo’s 360s Blog

     
  • Essei 8:00 PM on June 5, 2007 Permalink |  

    The Wishlist for Xbox 360 

    Some great titles are up and coming for 360 and they’re be here before we know it. Here’s a preview or a reminder to many of some of the awesome titles coming to a Xbox 360 near you! *light dim and drums rolls*

    Devil May Cry 4 – A awesome Action/Hack-n-Slash game. Dante as many of us know is very essence of cool. Anyone who hasn’t played the series, I suggest starting with the original or DMC3. It’ll be a good warm up for this one.
    Release Date: Q4 2007 (whatever the heck that means)
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    Eternal Sonata – A RPG with a creative battle system and pretty-to-the-eyes cell-shaded graphics. The story line seems very interesting. I posted about this in my first post, read more about it there. Here’s another screen!
    Release Date: September 11, 2007
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    Halo 3 – Don’t we all know about this one? Its simple, yet advance shooting system has made this FPS a phenomenon and Microsoft biggest Titan.
    Release Date: September 25, 2007
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    Mass Effect – This game seems to on a lot of people’s mind. A complex future RPG system with Real-time battles with similarities to that of Gears of War and Resident Evil 4. You can even develop relationships with different characters and not to mention the main character is highly customizable in both attire and battle preferences.
    Release Date: September 3, 2007
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    Resident Evil 5 – I’m a huge Resident Evil fan and after Resident Evil 4, the series has even a larger following. Resident Evil 5 stars a new hero with pumped up graphics and to everyone’s relief a system similar to RE4s.
    Release Date: October 5, 2007 (Ours is probably on the same day, sooner or a bit later)
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    Two Worlds – A MMORPG or rather a MORPG, seems to have a theme similar to Oblivion and other Forgotten Realm styled games. Two Worlds seems have more of a fantasy sense that Oblivion lacked though with a richer world. Not to mention the ability to grab 4 friends and play online.
    Release Date: June 26, 2007
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    Unreal Tournament 3 – Another FPS, famous for its extremely fast-paced action and crazy weapons. They said it loud and proud “We aren’t afraid of Halo 3”.
    Release Date: September 3, 2007
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    *UPDATED*
    Dark Sector – Can’t believe I forgot this game. It has years of making behind its release. The lead developer told press that the crew took bits from many of our loved titles, like Resident Evil 4 style scares, Half-Life 2 cityscapes, Zelda style puzzles, etc… To top it all off the crew are the people who help create the Unreal Franchise. Hard to believe they can mess this one up.
    Release Date: September 4, 2007
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    Splinter Cell: Conviction – Its Splinter Cell brought into the next-gen and beyond, enough said.
    Release Date: Q4 2007
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    Rock Band – Its Guitar Hero, but with a full band and online play. Hopefully it’ll be as great as it sounds. The biggest problem this title faces is pricing due to its 4 instrumental features many fear it could go anywhere from $150-$300.
    Release Date: November 2007
    *Couldn’t find any screens, OXM has a single screen on the game and it seems it was exclusive.*

    Assassin’s Creed – Could this be real next-gen stealth action game that fans have been begging for? Time will tell.
    Release Date: November 2007
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    Fable 2 – I wasn’t a big fan of the original Fable, but part 2 claims to be targeted towards more mature gamers with a far more indepth story.
    Release Date: TBA 2008 (possibly earlier, considering EU gets released October 27, 2007)
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    Mark your calenders people! Most if not all these are sure to be big hits!I don’t know about you, but I’ll be in my freeze chamber awaiting the release of these titles.

     
  • Essei 7:36 AM on May 20, 2007 Permalink |  

    Addicted 

    I’m addicted to my Xbox 360. I love Xbox 360, I really gotta say I’m extremely happy with it for the last past months. You might be thinking “Oh? So what?”. Well, fact was I didn’t think much of my Xbox, I owned one for years and it probably accumlated a total of 3% of my gaming time between the PC, PS2, and Gamecube. Microsoft really pulled up there pants and hit a homerun with this one. I’ll go ahead and list some awesome features, because I’m lazy like that.

    • Great online playability. Man, this is really Xbox’s shining point. Online gaming was always Xbox’s “thing” in the console wars, but they really polished it to a fine point here. Its dashboard that smoothly intergates loads of information (but at the same time very user friendly) allows you to see xbox live information and downloads as well as your personal information.
    • Achievements really add a new deminsion to gaming as simple as the idea sounds. You earn points for unlocking certain goals in games. It keeps you playing games past what you normally would and shows your stuff to other gamers around the world. You can even compare your acheivements to other players!
    • Finally Microsoft has a awesome selection of games titles for any genre fan. G.R.A.W., Saints Row, Phantasy Star Universe (only online recommended), Elder Scrolls: Obilivion, Prey, Lost Planet, etc…
    • A try before you buy downloadable demos of almost every game!
    • You can even get Xbox Live Silver which is a completely free plan that allows you to use mostly everything except the ability to play online games. You can still play mmorpgs though like FFXI and PSU though.

    If you have a Xbox 360 and have live hit me up, always looking for someone cool to associate with.

    A wierd problem and my gamertag changed to GeoHoiyhart. No idea why. Calling customer support about it as soon as they open.

    Update: Apparently I signed up as GeoHoiyhart and they refused to delete my old account due to security reasons and original Xbox capability. So I can’t remake GeoHolyhart. Dumb XBOX font makes “i” look like “l”, so everyone reads it as GeoHolyhart anyway.

     
  • Essei 3:56 AM on January 29, 2007 Permalink |  

    Belmont Clan Serves Your Daily Whippings: Free of Charge. 

    Beat Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. Great game, but like most action games, its a bit on the short side. Its especially a really nice treat for fans of the series. Castlevania: LoI is how it all began. It includes the origin of the Belmont clan, the orgin of the legendary Vampire Killer (Belmont’s signature whip), and even the feud between Death and the Belmonts with the reason why he appears in every game.

    Even as a game alone it was rather good. The gameplay was smooth and kept fresh throughout the game. You’re given a strong and weak attack with the ability to use combos and learn while progressing the game. The sub weapon system was also pretty fluid, defeating bosses you obtain a gem, each gem gives the sub weapon a different attack. Its really pretty cool stuff and nice to look at. Like I mentioned in my post prior, the world is nicely transitioned from the 2D Castlevania’s. Especially compared to the Nintendo 64 Castlevanias.

    On the downside, someone who has never played this game would really feel the game as a whole was rather incomplete and end up pretty dumbfounded with the ending. On another upside, you’re given a different character to play with after completion, similar to some previous Castlevania’s. Replayability wise the game also scores rather high.

    The Graphics are pretty, character designs are sleek, and nice environments. To top that off you have more then decent dubbing and soundtrack to add to the experience.


    On another note:
    I added some links to my personal lists/sites on the side. Opened a Cafe Press store also, check it out! Make me some munnies! I’ll just spam the link here also.

    http://www.cafepress.com/geoholyhart

     
  • Essei 7:10 AM on January 17, 2007 Permalink |  

    Sony Don’t Smell Right 

    First post of hopefully many to come. Join WordPress after failing to host it on my server… though after giving it thought, I don’t know why I wanted to. The post are safe here if the host ever crashes or shuts my service off. This is just as good… and completely free. Why didn’t I do it earlier? This blog is suppose to be a conjunction with my portal which rings some blogs with people that have similar interest, though we all have different personalities, so give us all a read. I linked both them and the portal on the side. Anyway, here’s a game that interested me I saw earlier.
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    Eternal Sonata

    (aka: Trusty Bell: Chopin’s Dream, Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume)

    Such a Lush world. I really like the atmosphere it pulls off.

    Plot: Based around the death of Polish Pianist Frederic Chopin on October 17,1949, Eternal Sonata has a much more whimsical and bright world then its grave premise. You begin 3 hours earlier from Chopin’s death as the character Chopin (who would have guessed) in a musical dream world filled with incurable diseases and magic. Chopin comes across a girl named Polka in the Village of Tenuto and to find she doesn’t have long for this world. They decide to use Polka’s own powers to help save her with the help of her young friend Allegretto.

    Graphics: Apparently it’s cell-shaded. I found this hard to believe with a few of the screens; this is really the next generation of cell shading. The game presents cutesy, anime style artwork.

    Music: renowned Russian pianist Stanislav Bunin performs Chopin’s pieces, while Motoi Sakuraba handles composing the game’s OST.

    Gameplay: The battle system will be a combo-based system that revolves around musical elements.

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    The game looks great so far with a very promising premise. I’m surprised to see some awesome RPG titles being developed for Xbox 360. Apparently the tables have turned and Sony has lost a wide amount of audience and Microsoft is seizing them with their more affordable console and less then useless features. Right now PS3 is out and Xbox 360 and Wii are in, could this be some kind of omen? Maybe Sony will begin to decline in the gaming market. The Playstation’s 2 main seller (to me at least) was how affordable the system was and with a large selection of even more affordable games.

     
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