June 14th, 2007 — Gaming, Retro Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade
I haven’t mentioned it here – but, everyone who has wandered near my cube – knows that I am really excited about the upcoming release of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. Although, I have to admit once I had a chance to play the arcade version again today I was completely destroyed. Apparently, you can forget how to play – mind you I wasn’t the greatest player but, I could hold my own (ah, memories – and lots of quarters). I was always very sad that the arcade I work at many years ago did not have SSF2T as it was a few years after it’s release and the owner always thought that Soul Calibur was a better draw. So, with this retro goodness it was good to hear that Super Puzzle Fighter would also be receiving a fresh coat of paint and released on Xbox Live Arcade. These releases may very well lead to my first purchases from the Live Arcade. Which is a difficult thing to accomplish since as far as I’m concerned everything up there is over priced – also, I don’t believe in the whole Live points (or whatever they are called) system – just charge me five bucks and be done with it!
Whatever – I’ve got to figure out some time in my schedule where I can fit in some training…
Via Capcom Digital
April 1st, 2007 — Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade
Yeah that’s right – I finally picked up an Xbox 360.Ã‚Â Yes, I was aware that the 360 Elite was going to be announced and I got one anyway.Ã‚Â My 360 game collection currently consists of Gears Of War, Crackdown (complete with Halo 3 beta access) and Saints Row.Ã‚Â I have three more titles on the way from Activision (Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance) which hopefully are going to get to the office this week.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Of the games currently available in stores the only other one I want is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.Ã‚Â I’m putting off picking it up because I know it’s going to try and steal my life – do I have 90+ hours?Ã‚Â Not to mention the extra downloadable content.
All in all the 360 is great!Ã‚Â The only thing that I can seem to get over is the damn Live Arcade store.Ã‚Â I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy anything off of it.Ã‚Â The whole points thing just kills it for me – not to mention that I already own many of the retro games.Ã‚Â I don’t get achievements from them but hey they are free.Ã‚Â I’m going to attempt to add some points to my account again today…