I know it’s considered quite tacky to complain about free stuff. It makes you seem ungrateful, entitled, spoiled and bratty. But I’ve held my tongue long enough. Microsoft, your Games with Gold promotion sucks. There. I said it.
Granted, a few of the games I’ve gotten through the promotion have been games I’ve never owned or played, like Dead Rising 2, A World of Keflings and Assassin’s Creed 2. For those games, I’m grateful. I really am.
But when news broke that the first game featured as part of December’s two game lineup was the seven-year old Gears of War, I decided I was done defending it. No longer can I defend it from PlayStation Plus subscribers who have ridiculed the lackluster lineup of games given away throughout the promotion.
People often wonder whether others actually buy games based on controller preference and if it’s a big deal. Well to me, yes, it is a big deal. I definitely buy games on one platform over another purely for the controller feel.
If I’m playing a game, I want to be comfortable doing it and I do not find the DualShock 3 or any of its mildly different precursors to be comfortable. In my view, it was an ergonomic nightmare that is easily supplanted by just about every other first party controller offering since its début with the original PlayStation. It just sucks.
I put together this video as an entry into the Upload Outreach Program. I figured, why not, and it would be a nice venue for me to showcase one of my favorite games of all time (seriously), Perfect Dark. It was a bit tougher than I thought it would be to put together but nonetheless, it was pretty fun overall. Check it out below.
Update – Uploaded the video to this site. You can also check it out on YouTube if you’re so inclined.
I am a Bachelor of Arts in English and finally, after many delays and years of study, the most expensive piece of paper I’ve ever bought has arrived on my door step.
Sure does look nice in a frame. No doubt about that.
Okay, that’s it. Back to your regularly scheduled…whatever you’re doing.
In addition to writing, music and collecting scores of IEMs and headphones, I also quite enjoy dabbling in photography so, starting today, I’ll be periodically uploading collections of my full-resolution product shots, seen in my various reviews to Flickr. Over the years I’ve had a number of cameras including the Kodak P850, Fujifilm Finepix Z100fd, iPhone 4S and my current workhorse camera which I acquired a couple years ago, the Panasonic DMC-FZ40 Super-Zoom, which I adore and is, by far, the best camera I’ve ever used.
In an attempt to conserve bandwidth and not piss of my gracious web hosts, I scale my pictures down to 1600 x 1200 before uploading. While I think these pictures do a good job overall capturing the essence of the products I showcase here and on Musical Musings part of me still wishes I could showcase these photographs in their full high-resolution glory. Well, thanks to Flickr (an outstanding photo sharing service) offering all of its users a full terabyte of online storage, now I can. A terabyte of dedicated photo storage is far more than I’d ever know what to do with but I’m sure going to have fun filling it up.
So, head on over to my Flickr account (I have two of them but now since I don’t have a storage limit to bump against, I’ll only be using one) to see the first of my many collections of photographs to be uploaded. This collection focuses on the XePort IEMs I reviewed a while ago, which was one of my favorite photo shoots because I decided to get a little more creative with my shooting locations than usual.