Sunday, May 22, 2011

10 most craziest game controllers

Inspired by my own post I decided to take a look at exactly what kind of controllers you can find to play games with. As I haven't tried any of the following gadgets I really don't know if they are good or bad in actually controlling a game. The only thing I do know is that they are special, either with their appearance or with the way they work. The meaning of this list is mostly to show what people/companies can come up with when it comes to playing games. So lets begin.

10. Slime controller

Made by Hori for Dragon Quest VIII on PS2. This controller has the same functions as the normal Dual Shock 2 so you can play any PS2 games with it. Well you could if you wanted to. Although this looks kinda cute in its own way its usefulness as a real controller is doubtful. The controller's cable can be removed so its value in decoration is slightly better. The controller even comes with it's own display stand.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Little update

I apologize for not being very active on the past few days. My life happens to be a mess right now and today was the last straw. I worked my ass off at work and at the end of the day got shit rubbed into my face by this one guy (not my boss fortunately). So today I'm getting drunk as a skunk and tomorrow I'll face the consequences for it. Luckily I have one post almost done so I'll make some final tweaks tomorrow evening and publish it on Sunday.

For this post to have some real value I'll write a little update on Sony's welcome back package. Couple days ago they announced the content of that package. Here's the most interesting part of it:

1. Two free games from this list:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • InFamous
  • Wipeout HD + Fury DLC
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Dead Nation

2. 30 days free Playstation Plus membership for non subscribers and 60 days subscription for existing members.

Not really big surprises there, but it could have been a lot worse too. As I already own LBP and InFamous I'm going to download Wipeout and R&C. I'm sure Dead Nation is a cool game too (it's Finnish!), but this time I'm going to pass. Now we'll just have to wait when Sony will have the Store back online (rumors saying next week) and we can enjoy our free games.

Monday, May 16, 2011

We are the champions!

This is totally unrelated to my blog, but as yesterday was the second time something like this has ever happened I just have to write about it. Finland is the new world champion in ice hockey 2011!! There are probably two countries in the world who care about something like this, but I'm happy that Finland is the other one. I believe that the people will be partying the whole week here. It was so sweet when we won Sweden in the finals 6-1. From all the countries in the world our lovable western neighbor is just the one we wanted to beat. The last time we won the world championship in 1995 it was also against Sweden. Now we have something to remember for the next 16 years when we'll probably win the next time. Of course next year would be great time to win again as the games are played in Finland. Well maybe we'll win or maybe not, but we sure did win now! Oooooooooh yeah!!

This is how we roll.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

PSN coming back online

It's alive! Or it will soon be at least. Sony announced that the PSN is being restored now, but as it will take some time all countries won't have it online at the same time. From the link: "The process has begun and some countries are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach you." For example I heard some very unofficial rumors that Finland will be online later this evening. Playstation Store won't come back yet, but buddy lists, online multiplayer and Playstation Home should work when the PSN starts working.

You can already download the new firmware version (3.61) for you PS3 which will force you to change your PSN password when the PSN comes back online. This password can only be changed on your own PS3, or on the PS3 which you made your PSN account. If you haven't downloaded anything from the PSN with your account you can change your password via e-mail that Sony will send you.

I'm sure many of you are thinking about the compensations Sony promised. On the video where Kazuo Hirai announces the PSN relaunch he also says that some sort of "welcome back package" will be formally announced in the coming days.

I'll update this post if I find something new and relevant information.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


250 followers is unbelievable. The 250th follower was Dubbadeedoo. Check out his cool blog, it has some crazy videos that I'm sure you'll find entertaining! Thank you guys so much for following and for the positive feedback. I promise I'm going to try to keep posting regularly also in the future, and if I'm lucky even with quality content. Because I just started my internship I don't have as much time to play games as I used to and this means I won't be writing as many reviews as I had hoped, but I'm just going to write about some other interesting stuff instead. So stay tuned for more low quality jokes and spelling errors!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

I could guess many of you don't even know about this game as it was pretty new to me too. I just bought it because it was cheap and I remembered reading something good about it. The game is about a young man, Tepeu, who tries to save his kingdom which is controlled by mysterious darkness. Tepeu is accompanied by ancient giant known as Majin. The game's genre is mostly adventure although it has some action too. Tepeu and Majin explore the old kingdom and fight, or mostly Majin fights, the soldiers of darkness that control the land. I wrote few days ago that I like to lie down on the couch and relax with some nice adventure. Well, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is exactly what I meant.

The story in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is the usual (someone could say classic). The darkness has spread over the land and no one knows where it came from or how to destroy it. There has been some adventurers who have wandered into the kingdom to find out what's wrong, but they have all disappeared. So now it's Tepeu's turn and he, with the help of Majin, tries to solve the mystery of the darkness. Nothing really special about the story, but I found it nice how it's told by flashbacks of Majin's slowly returning memory.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Controller, is it you?

For about twenty-five years console games have been played with some kind of pad. Now people are given new different choices. Kinect, Move and Wiimote offer new ways to play games, new to the masses at least, but is that the right way for game controllers to evolve? Or is it just a nice gimmick to sell games to new people? Well they are selling millions so someone has to like them.