Sunday, April 10, 2011

History part 4

I don't actually know what made me change PC for consoles again. One reason that comes to my mind is the image of me lying comfy on my couch with pad in my hands looking at my huge television. Now I know that you can do that with computer also, but at that time my idea of PC gaming was me sitting in front of my monitor with crooked back.

So in late 2007 or early 2008 I decided to spent the money I had saved from my previous job and bought Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same time. I bought them both because couldn't decide between them. I think with Xbox I thought about games like Halo and Mass Effect and for PS3 there was "the brand" that interested me. Sony had had some great exclusives like GTA, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid and I wanted to be sure I would have the change to play some of them (yeah, Sony had had some exclusives...).

Two brothers side by side.

As you can see I totally missed the whole PS2 era. I played happily with my computer and thought "lol those lamers don't know shit about games, they just play with their crappy resolution and pad that has like four buttons." Well times change I see. Still the whole PS2 phenomenon was one reason for my decision to buy PS3. Sony surely has made some good work with their marketing. It's my luck that game studios are making remastered versions of some old classics for PS3. Just waiting to get my hands on Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

Xbox 360 and PS3 at the same house? Yeah it's a winner's choice. At first I was happy that I bought them both. Uncharted for PS3 and Mass Effect on Xbox. They both had good things, but then something happened. Somehow I just leaned towards playstation. I could say that it was the overall feeling about the system and software, but that would be strange because it was PS3 that broke down a month after I bought it, Xbox had better games at first and dualshock is crap compared to Microsoft's controller. And still I bought almost all cross-platform games for PS3 and quite soon stopped buying games for Xbox completely. After that I guess it's just fair to call me a fanboy.

I have six games for X0 worth mentioning (technically only 4 because of Halos 1&2), first three Halos, Mass Effect 1 and 2 and Lost Odyssey. Halos are overrated, I don't understand why people make so big deal about them. Really liked the atmosphere in Lost Odyssey. Stories Kaim starts to remember are nice to read and the milieu is great. But those child characters, oh man how I hated them. Indeed the game comes from Japan. Don't have to say much about Mass Effects, they are pure gold (1>2). I'll buy Mass Effect 2 for PS3 also when I see good enough offer.

For PS3 I have little over 30 games. It ain't much but they have kept my busy over the last few years. Don't want to write a list of them all but it's hard to name just a few, so I'll take a photo of them and you can see for yourselves. The best one? It's really hard to say, but maybe Batman: Arkham Asylum could be it. It depends on the day you ask though.

My babies.

Being a console person nowadays there is one thing I envy about PC gaming, Steam. It's easy and it's cheap if you just wait for the right offers. PSN and Xbox Live are ok, but they are missing the offers that would make me buy games there. I have bought few games from PSN (Megaman 10!) and I'm sure the number would be doubled with good offers. Good offer isn't a few years old game for 20 euros. With PSN+ I could get some games for "free" but they haven't interested me much yet.

I think that covers pretty much all of my game related history. I hope there has been something interesting enough to read about. Writing about this stuff has also made me think about the future of gaming, so I think I'll be writing about that too in the future.

31 comments:

  1. I only have a PS1, PS2, Sega Saturn and Xbox 360. I don't really game much. If I had an awesome PC to game on though, I'd probably game a whole lot more.

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  2. Actually, i am playing only 2 games at PC. Call of Duty 2 and Warcraft The Frozen Throne. Nice post ! Follow

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  3. i heard rumours about steam for ps3

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  4. 've heard about steam on PS3 too. That'd be exciting.

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  5. I have to save up for a new desktop.

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  6. i think, xbox 360 is the best

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  7. Great post! I hope you keep up this excellent blogging! :)

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  8. You still have PS1? I tend to play Crash Team Racing once in a while :D

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  9. I have a PS2 with a Modchip... well, I'm poor :P

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  10. Great collection you've got there mate

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  11. consoles are for games, computers are for work

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  12. i hate to say it but i think ps3>xbox360

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  13. Steam for PS3 would be damn awesome!

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  14. Nice selection of games you got going there.

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  15. wow, i would kill for a new gen game collection like that...
    and i think that it's really that consoles are just easier for gaming...

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  17. I'm not much of a consoles guy, myself. I owned a Nintendo 64 back in the day,and later got myself a platinum gamecube, too.

    I'm mostly a PC gamer now, though- it's less hardware that I have to worry about.

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  18. I hate you. Comment from an xbox fanboy.

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  19. Wow thats allot of games you got there atleast 1000$ ?

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  20. I always choose console over PC, but play some PC games as well. I like your collection, GTA, LBP, Infamous, Demon's souls, good show friend.

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  21. You know what game they haven't remade for PS3? F*cking Herc's Adventures. Damn it!

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  22. Never understood the whole flame war between PS3 and Xbox 360 fanboys. Can't we all just get along? I mean, seriously.

    Also, nothing beats a good session of Super Mario Kart on the SNES.

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  23. Retro gaming is where its at, though I bought a 360 so I could game with a bunch of my friends

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  24. I agree with Wink. Peace would be nice, especially as they practically do the same thing, just one has a camera that allows you to talk to your console, and the other lets you play blu ray movies with free online gaming.
    Personally, I find both pretty cool. Already paid for the game though, don't want to have to pay for some online too!

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  25. I agree with Wink as well, SNES beats them all.

    They all need to work together to make one hardware solution and just compete on games.

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  26. I have just gotten back into n64

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