It's been quite awhile...

Since I posted. To be honest, I was strongly considering taking some time off from posting here. I may not match my earlier pace - time will tell, but I was trying to post quite regularly and then got very busy irl - and that mixed with the relatively small amount of traffic I get through here made it really easy for me to ignore my blog here. That said, two people emailed me in this past week just to check in and make sure all was well - which I really appreciated. And well, overall I do have a ton of new games to write up about.

I also had both good and frustrating news. I picked up some Wii games like Silent Hill and Metroid and then my Wii died a few days later. So now I'm waiting for my UPS package label so I can send it back - so hey, I can comment on how that process goes. So far? Not too well. We put in a request on 10/23 and finally yesterday emailed them and asked about the label I should have gotten. They agreed to send me a new one and said that I should get it in 4 business days, so if I count today as the first, hopefully I'll have it Wed - maybe Thurs at the latest.

So, that was the bad news. The good news? I won a Playstation Move set, complete with 2 Move controllers, 1 Playstation Eye and Singstar dance and some microphones to go with it. I still will probably want to spring for one of the $30 side-controllers for the move wands, but I'm hoping to get some detailed reviewing out in the somewhat near future. I want to get some time in on it with several games, that sort of thing.

I'm very curious about the Kinect. The release lineup has been getting better reviews and while the Move has always felt like a Wii HD, the Kinect has always felt to me like more impressive tech. Still, at $150 it's going to be a hard sell. Maybe I'll win one of those too. I'm curious if people have had a chance to use either yet and if so, what are your thoughts?

Hopefully I'll get a new review out tonight or tomorrow - I've had a handful of new games on hand: Dead Rising 2, Fable 3, NBA 2k11, MLB The Show 10 and EA MMA.
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  1. "The good news? I won a Playstation Move set, complete with 2 Move controllers, 1 Playstation Eye and Singstar dance and some microphones to go with it. I still will probably want to spring for one of the $30 side-controllers for the move wands, but I'm hoping to get some detailed reviewing out in the somewhat near future. I want to get some time in on it with several games, that sort of thing."

    That's so awesome! I'm more interested in Sony's Move, than Microsoft's Kinect...

    "I'm very curious about the Kinect. The release lineup has been getting better reviews and while the Move has always felt like a Wii HD, the Kinect has always felt to me like more impressive tech. Still, at $150 it's going to be a hard sell. Maybe I'll win one of those too. I'm curious if people have had a chance to use either yet and if so, what are your thoughts?"

    I used Sony's Move at Best Buy, and a friend has it on his PS3. He really enjoys the Gladiator fighting game...not sure what it is exactly. I don't know how long he'll actually use the thing though, before it starts collecting dust like everything else.

    As for Kinect...I'm judging a book by it's cover, and I think it's a marketing scam at it's best. I think a lot of people will be disappointed they spend $150 on it, but I could be wrong.

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  2. Yeah, I was ridiculously stoked at winning that. I was sort of considering getting a move or kinect, but wasn't sure which - if either. So to win a roughly $200 set like that? I cannot complain. I've seen some video of the gladiator game I believe - and if it's the one I'm thinking of it looked pretty cool. The reviews on the kinect have been interesting so far. A lot more limited than would initially suggested by Microsoft, but the tech looks cool - but how well it carries over into gaming should be interesting. The new dance game has been getting great reviews and kinectimals, like eyepet, is clearly geared toward a particular audience, and both are getting decent scores. I read recently that Microsoft is doing a huge several million dollar marketing push for kinect. I think the big thing for both of these will be what the 2nd wave of titles are that come out. Most of the time the first wave usually amounts to little more than tech demos wrapped up like a game - and it's generally the 2nd wave you start to see if the innovations will make it worth while or not.

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  3. The gladiator game requires use of two Move controllers, and my friend has a cash cow(not sure where he found it!) so he purchased an extra Move controller when he picked up the main unit.

    I think it's interesting the reviews for Kinect, only because I honestly think they are biased. Microsoft has a 500,000,000 million dollar ad campaign planned for Kinect, at least that's what I saw reported; but I can only imagine what these games would get reviewed if they were on the Wii, "Not another stupid Petz game! That's all this Kinectimals is! And it doesn't even match my hand motions properly!"

    That's what I would expect to hear...I guess the money has trickled down correctly though.

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  4. I too wonder if there's a 'reason' for the slightly different scores for kinect games and move games - time will tell I suppose. Hopefully I'll get lucky, and win a kinect too - I'm in a few contests. :P

    One of the cool things about that Move package is it was meant to be multiplayer - so they included 2 of the move controllers in my package, so I'm pretty stoked about that. :)

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