Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tari Tari

The anime Tari Tari isn't brand spanking new. However, just because a show is close to six months old doesn't mean it's not worth anyone's time.

I actually had the script for this review written months back, about five weeks after the show ended. I was just preoccupied with my more bread and butter content, which is obviously videogame related stuff.
Anyway I hope you enjoy the vid, and if you like go check out the show after you hear what I say.

----Strife Out----

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The First of the Next

Last night Sony had their PlayStation conference which, as everyone expected, was done specifically to officially announce the Playstation 4.
Lots of things were shown off such as games in the works, third party support, hardware specs, and the new overhauled controller. However, amongst all the news the show lacked what most would consider the centrepiece of everything, the physical console. The lack of actual hardware to look at is rather discouraging, but honestly if they showed the box now they wouldn't have much to unveil at E3.

Now there's also been some interesting stuff that has come to light the following day of the conference. The most noteworthy of everything though is how the PS4 has "No backwards compatibility", as stated by Sony Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida.
I'm not surprised by this at all, after all the PS3 had a very strange processor architecture, which made it difficult to program for in the first place. I'm curious how this will affect their sales though, since undoubtedly fewer people will sell their PS3 to buy a new console that suffers the the initial launch period game drought.

---Strife Out---

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Out Sold

I'm both a little surprised and disappointed by this new bit of news.
It's come to light that, according to recent sales figures, the Kinect for the Xbox 360 has sold more units than the Nintendo Game Cube. As a long time supporter of Nintendo, their products, and IP, I can't help but feel a bit disturbed by this event. The fact that more people care about a gimmicky peripheral than a core gaming console simply bugs me.

Honestly I shouldn't be so surprised, after all Nintendo did rake in money by banking on a gimmicky and unreliable control scheme with the Wii. However, it doesn't change that I'm not a fan of Microsoft, their products, and the CoD schlock that so many people (especially 360 owners) clamour for every year.
I guess I'm just a bit disgruntled that a peripheral, that most owners get little use out of, has out sold a last gen console that gave me untold hours of enjoyment.

---Strife Out---