Video Games

Holy moly, no posts for a couple of days.  I’ve been a bit distracted, what with all of the explosions and killing.   Halo 3 is really fun.  I have to say that I’m really impressed.

Visually, it is so impressive that sometimes you find yourself stopping, just to admire the scenery.   Then something usually comes up and clubs your brains out, but that is beside the point.

Next I’m eagerly awaiting Mass Effect.  It is from the same people that made the best role playing video games ever, Knights of the Old Republic and Baldur’s Gate.  Figure that when that one comes out, just write me off for a couple of weeks.  I’ll be in my basement, growing a beard, squinting at the TV, and living off of Ho-Hos until I win it or die from lack of vitamin D. 

2 Responses

  1. Consoles have finally caught up to PC systems in terms of what they can do.

    Almost. A PC still offers you higher resolution and nicer effects overall, but the console is a much more economical way to get into gaming. Ruger P345 vs. STI 2011. Both will throw a .45 slug. One costs twice as much as the other.

    The biggest limiting factor on what the console can do is the low resolution offered by most television screens. I don’t know about HDTV setups; I play Half-Life 2 at 1600×1200 resolution, which makes everything SHARP.

    Then again, my PC is getting long in the tooth now, and I’m trying to scrounge funds for a new graphics card, which could run between three and eight hundred dollars, depending on how gonzo I go with it.

    Here’s the funny thing about Halo for PC. Microsoft released Halo 2 for Windows two years after it was released for the XBox. It’s still compatible with Direct X 9, and doesn’t require Direct X 10. Yet the game only compatible with Windows Vista.

    Microsoft apparently thought that this two year old console port would be a big enough draw to make us PC gamers, a stoic and dying breed, pony up for Vista Also.

    As if.

  2. I’m so jealous! I mean, I’m glad you have it…just would love to have it too! SO looking forward to H3.

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