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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 15, 2008, 11:41 AM »
Seeing how I haven't purchased any of the DLC offered for any of the other games I own... ah-yup.

Watto's Junk Yard / The rebirth of Rock?
« on: April 15, 2008, 01:56 AM »
I've posted a few times lamenting the dearth of even passable rock music on the radio the past few years.  Over the course of the last month or so, I've seen some signs of hope!  Three bands have really struck a chord me:

Airbourne - I've heard one of their songs a few times, "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast."  The first thing I thought was "This sounds like old AC DC."  Even the way the guitars are configured.  The lead sounds like Angus Young's lead.  The rhythm guitar sounds like AC DC's rhythm guitar.  But it's good.

EndeverafteR - I heard "I Wanna Be Your Man" and was just blown away.  Yeah, the lyrics are caveman stupid, and the thing is totally derivative, but it just totally rocks!  It's just fun, hard, bluesy, funky fun.  And the video of "Baby, Baby, Baby" has hot chicks in schoolgirl outfits making out (there's even an uncensored cut on NGTV)... better than all the whining that's been passed off as rock of late.  What impresses me most is the guitar work... really just amazing, skilled stuff.   ;D

Black Tide - I heard them for the first time driving home this morning, and color me impressed.  Haven't really had the chance to look up much yet.  But very promising.

So is rock about to rock again?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:40 PM »
Yeah, I still don't understand that move my Microsoft.  They spent $50 million to get a 10-hour add-on quest that won't even be available for 6 months.  You'd think for $50 million they could have had the content ready on day one so it could be used as an actual selling point.  Now it's like... "And 6 months from now you'll be able to dust off this game that you haven't touched in forever and play it for another 10 hours... for only $19.95!!"  I don't know, maybe they're hoping it'll push consoles over Christmas.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: April 13, 2008, 11:19 PM »
Anybody got any fantasy recommendations?  With Robert Jordan dead, Sword of Truth finished, and the next Song of Fire and Ice months if not years off, I don't have squat.  I'm looking for something complex and adult.  If you've read either of the latter two series, you know what I'm talking about.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: April 12, 2008, 12:18 AM »
I wish I could say it felt that way.  I have a lot of good friends at RS who I can't chat with anymore.  That is the Vintage Community over there, and I'm shut out of it.  All because I was the one willing to say what needed to be said to the face of the 800 pound gorilla... to enlighten through satire.

I'd rather not go more into it.  I'm hoping it'll blow over at some point, and that Phil will see fit to reinstate me.  And if I say too much here it'll just stir up more bad blood and extend the process.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 11, 2008, 07:06 PM »
Holy freakin' Hell... Sony goes to the mattresses!

Sony is releasing a 40-Gig Grand Theft Auto 4 bundle in the UK and Australia at no additional cost over the standard 40-Gig console!  That's just brutal.  For people who don't already own a console, which do you choose?  PS3 with Blu-ray and GTA4, or 360 with el-zilcho?

Well played, Sony.  Well played.

I picked up a DualShock3 earlier this week.  It rumbles.  It's nice.  Can't wait to play MGS4 with it.   ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: April 11, 2008, 06:53 PM »
The PS3 thread here, dormant since last October, has had 26 new posts since that op-ed piece was posted.


No coincidence at all.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Alien Ware PC
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:59 PM »
And it'll be obsolete in a year and a half.   ;)

I vastly prefer keyboard and mouse for FPS games.  Before Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 come out for the PS3 I'll probably end up investing in a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 10, 2008, 08:55 PM »
Check out what you get if you buy the DELUXE Metal Gear Solid bundle...

Limited edition gun metal gray finish.  It makes me wish I didn't already own one.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Client's wants vs. Good Design
« on: April 9, 2008, 10:35 AM »
That's the same photo I put up there 10 years ago, and I don't think it was all that new even back then.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Client's wants vs. Good Design
« on: April 8, 2008, 07:37 PM »
My shame:

I designed that site EXACTLY like the guy wanted back in 1998.  They've made some changes (mostly for the worse), but it's still essentially just how I delivered it back then.  The facts that it hasn't changed at all and that he still keeps it updated at least prove he was happy with the results.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 7, 2008, 11:14 PM »
If you have an HDTV then the PS3 is a no-brainer.  Once you watch a movie on Blu-ray in 1080p, you'll never want to watch anything else.  And the games in HD are just stunning.

If you don't have an HDTV yet, then the PS3 is in a lot of ways wasted on your system.  The graphics are a lot nicer than the PS2 or Xbox, but you're only seeing about 25% of what it can do.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 7, 2008, 08:57 PM »
God of War 3 is slated for 2009.

This year's big exclusive titles are:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Killzone 2
Resistance 2
Little Big Planet
Final Fantasy XIII
SOCOM: Confrontation

There's a bunch more, including some racing titles I don't know all that well, but those are the biggies.

BTW, the first review of Grand Theft Auto IV has popped up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 7, 2008, 12:43 PM »
The Wii is the king of kiddie games, no question there.  But my daughter (6 years old) has gotten a lot of play on the PS3 out of Lego Star Wars, Ratchet & Clank, Burnout, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: April 7, 2008, 09:56 AM »
Uncharted is one of the best, if not the best game of this generation so far.  And Ratchet & Clank Future is the best game in a very strong series.  Those two games alone were worth the price of admission to me.  If you don't think there's anything worth playing, you must have a very narrow interpretation of what makes a good game.

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