The New Xbox One is not a Revelation, but Yakuza 3 is

Two things happened recently to me.

Uno) I heard there is a new Xbox One revealed today.  The only opinion I have of it is, “wow, that’s a large black box that I have to put somewhere.”  Okay, so I have a second opinion, “Wow, the people running the Xbox One reveal show are really old and boring.”  Also third opinion, wow I’m full of opinions today aren’t I?  “Great, they have a dog now in Call of Duty.  This does not make me any more excited about the lame game than I was before.”  Anyway, here’s a super edited video that someone else did of the entire Xbox livestream event in under 2 minutes.  I promise you this is worth more your time than the actual reveal.

Dos) I bought a PS3 over the weekend after mulling about it for maybe fifty years.  Yes I know, I’m late to the party, but how wonderful that this is a party full of games I can enjoy at my own leisure now that they’ve all come out.  I just saw this gameplay video of Yakuza 3, from the same guy who brings us the lovely super edited Xbox livestream video.  It’s hilarious as shit, and definitely something I’ll get after I finish Uncharted 2.

 

Thanks Darkbeatdk for your video content.  You’re a cool dude.

PS.  If you were expecting to find a video of the new Call of Duty: Doggie game, well tough shit.

Review – Elder Signs: Omens

One of my favorite board games ever is Arkham Horror.  The mechanics are complex, the gameplay is slow, but running around a town stopping evil from pouring out of portals, hunting clues, going mad, and getting killed is just the most fun you can have with a board game.  Especially one with a minimum 4 to 6 hour game time, with a failure rate of 80%.  Most sane people wouldn’t call it fun, but then again, I love games where death was always more likely than success.  I wondered, how cool would that be if that were made into a mobile phone game!  Read on for the review. Continue reading

Random Things That Perr is Liking

My mum tells me that the way to get things done is to simply do it. No thinking about how daunting it is or who will think what of it, “That’s totally nonsense!” she expresses, in a way best emphasized by the accompanying beheading of a chicken corpse.

So I’m being a filial daughter and listening to my wise mumma, noting on webspace the things I like because I would just like to write about something. While these are not formal reviews where plots are talked about in summary or detail, I am just sharing what appeals to me or doesn’t. Books; gadgets; TV; food; more past the jump.

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You’re Welcome, Shelves – Why I Bought An Amazon Kindle

I love my books, and I love them pristine, with crisp pages and unblemished spines, the smell and the texture of pressed pulp. I read a .pdf of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on my work monitor screen back in 2008 and I hated it, mainly because of the crappy glare and how tired my eyes would be after staring at it for 3 hours or so (I’m an awfully slow reader). You could say that I related to Buffy’s Giles in the sense that I found pages far more lively than words dissolved into pixels. And ultimately, I couldn’t forget the fact that I was considering all those other e-readers or tablets out in the market.

So I thought long and hard about my Kindle purchase, and here’s what helped me make the decision to buy it. I’ll do a review once I’ve had more time with it to see how it does over time and maybe do a then-and-now comparison.

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