Maybe you’ve heard of this thing called a PlayStation, manufactured by a little company called Sony. It was a nifty little machine, and back in the 90s, it was the first successful gaming console of the decade created by neither Nintendo nor Sega. It was followed up by the immensely popular PlayStation 2, and they have kept a nice trend of numerical naming going with PlayStations 3 and 4, something the other gaming companies of the day have not quite grasped.
Now in the old days, cartridge formats changed with every generation, so backwards compatibility was something of a mythical property that couldn’t possibly exist without some complicated hardware to allow a new system to fit the carts from the older one. But these new-fangled PlayStations used something called a “compact discs”, and those changed much less over the years. Every generation of disc drives has been able to read every older type of discs from CD to DVD to Blu Ray (let’s all forget about HD DVD).
Sorry this is a little late. I was going through some…stuff…today. It was rough, but it’s all better now! Now let us never speak of it again!
I actually had this comic in my hands a few days ago, but I barely had a chance to read it before my iPhone decided it should be deleted and impossible to find. Being in San Diego all weekend for Comic-Con and a few other fun activities, I didn’t have a chance to use my laptop to retrieve it until today.
Comic-Con is always a super fun experience, but is also at least as exhausting as it is fun. I find that I can accomplish everything I wish to do in a single day on the convention floor though. Every time I spend more than one day at the convention, I regret the exorbitant cost of the hotel room, and wish that I had done the entire thing as a day trip.
So, for real this time, next year Comic-Con will be a day trip, and I’ll arrange to do the other things I enjoy in San Diego on another trip down. It’s only a 2 hour drive without traffic, which is still less than the time it took me to drive home to visit my family in college. Between the Zoo, and SeaWorld, and cool friend, there is plenty to do to make the trip worthwhile even without fancy cons.
I’ve been playing Ingress for the past week or two since the game was release for iPhone. I got my girlfriend started on it with the hopes that we could play together, but at first she wasn’t too enthusiastic. I think the first few levels are too boring and time consuming. All you can really do is hack portals and move on, especially when almost everything in our area is owned by the opposite team and set to the maximum level.
But the tone of our play changed today, when she accidentally got her friend playing it. They took down the school library portal together, and were super psyched to keep tearing the world down. It still takes a lot of artillery to destroy even one portal, but when playing with friends it is less tedious and more exciting. We spent a good part of the afternoon running around destroying, building and linking portals to create a good sized field.
Of course, all of that work was quickly undone by the next enemy agent to come along with higher level gear, but I try not to think too much about that. We’ll just blow it all up next time we roll through that area, preferably at a time when the sun is not beating down quite so hard.
This may be the first time I ever got a sunburn playing a video game.
My hopes to try the fan translation of Final fantasy Type 0 have been dashed, since they were issued a takedown notice . It sounds a lot like the creator of the translation caught an inkling that Square Enix was going to scuttle his project, and threw it out into the wild so that it could live on and be free.
I’d say I missed out, but then buying the import copy of the game and dealing with patching it would have been something of an ordeal, compared to just waiting for Square Enix’s official English version.
I know a lot of gamers are upset that the official translation is going to be PS4 remaster instead of a handheld like the original. Really though, Vita fans are upset because they don’t own a PS4. If they had a PS4, they’d be psyched to have the better graphics.
I don’t have a Vita, but I do have a PSP. I’m not terribly upset that it didn’t sail west on its original platform, because I will certainly buy a PS4 eventually.
Maybe I should be upset that they didn’t port it to PS3, which is arguably Sony’s most viable system right now, and more than capable of handling the game.