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Boblycat has gotten a new shine, and we hope the tribe will be happy with the new technology which we hope will be a good platform for the months ahead. Some modules are not quite ready, so please do as our friend here and call me if you encounter problems or miss particular features.
In other news, my sturdy old siemens phone has died and become an ex-parrot. It looks battered and beaten after living in a homeless existance with me. I feel a bit left out without a phone, but in a way it's also refreshing not to have a phone and not have to do any support. I am also surprised to find that Siemens went belly-up in the mobile business. It's obvious to most people that I don't really follow new technology. I need to get my hands on one of them ifones.
Another thing that struck me is that a new Sony game, which hasn't even been released yet has gotten a three letter acronym. It's LBP of course. Impressive to be known with a TLA before release. But then again DNF did it before them, and it might be finished this year too. As if.
It has been warmly recommended many times, but it wasnt until this week that we finally found the chance to start watching Deadwood. Five episodes in two days. Gritty, dirty and foul-mouthed. Good stuff! Warmly recommended.
Ok, Microsoft was first. And they shocked us with one thing and one thing only. They stole FF13 being exclusive to PS3. First time ever with a Final Fantasy release on an xbox. Must hurt for Sony as that was one of the titles that tilted me and many others towards buying the PS3. Not quite sure why Squeenix does this as JRPG has sold miserably to xbox-users. Maybe because the JRPG-heads seems to favour playstation these days. Otherwise the Microsoft presentation didnt shock or stun anyone. Some casual stuff about people singing, a bit like singstar I guess.
Next in line was Nintendo. Nintendo is targeting casual gamers with gimmicky social games, which is great fun, for a short while. A few nice games, like Mario and Zelda, otherwise Wii has been a long yawn. Wasnt much to announce there, except playing some instrument thing. Not my cup of tea. Boring. Cant think of a thing that tilts me towards buying a Wii. However, the DS is still a pretty cool thingie. And the more shocking thing is that Rock Star announces GTA for the DS. Family-friendly entertainment on a Nintendo!
So next is Sony. They lost FF13 exclusiveness. Fair enough, but it is coming to PS3 but far too late for Europe. Squeenix promises to be faster, but bleh. Long wait. Little Big Planet comes in October this year. Big tilt towards ps3. But bleh, nothing spectacular either.
So my impression is that only Microsoft came with any real news this year. But gaming looks good for both 360 and ps3 ahead with games like LBP, FF13, God of War 3, Fable 2, Resistance 2, Fallout 3 (banned in Aussieland), ...