Coffee Talk 660
Kinect for Xbox 360 is shipping in two weeks and my industry friends can't stop talking about it. A lot of them are dismissing it, saying that it's too expensive, the launch titles are crappy, few enthusiast gamers give a damn about motion controls, and it's simply...
I'd have to get rid of my coffee table in order to use Kinect for Xbox 360. I kind of like my coffee table. It's useful and handsome. It's also heavy. I'd worry about my right knee giving out if I had to move the coffee table every time I...
I'm about to hop on a flight back to Los Angeles, but before I do that I wanted to talk with you about two movies I saw on the way here: Cyrus and Grown Ups. I enjoyed both movies in very different ways. Here's the lowdown (not D.Lo Brown style):
Whether it's playing games, listening to music, or watching a movie, a good pair of headphones can drastically alter your experience. Today I'm going to talk about the headphones I use and get some recommendations from you.
Sony has announced that Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed...again. It's comical at this point, but I'm trying not to laugh because I have the utmost respect for Polyphony Digital. The delay got me thinking about other delays. Have you ever had your heart broken by a game delay? Was there a game that you wanted so badly that its delay crushed your soul?
Over the last two years, I've learned about your gaming likes and dislikes. For various reasons, a lot of you -- probably the majority of regular RPadholics -- aren't down with handheld gaming. This breaks my heart. Some of the best gaming experiences of my life were on handheld systems. From...
Today's Coffee Talk is real simple -- I want to know how many hours of games you play each week. Sure, there are times when gaming dominates your life, but there are also times when you have other things to attend to or other forms of entertainment you enjoy. Give it some thought, average it out, vote in the poll, and discuss your answer in the comments section (please!).
AT&T and Microsoft are making my console dream come true...almost. In an earlier Coffee Talk and at G4tv, I wrote about my dream of having TiVo functionality built into a console. Earlier in the year I told you about AT&T U-Verse functionality for Xbox 360 being announced at CES 2010. It looks like the team-up will kick off in November!
Today's article is brought to you by RPadholic Iceman. Yesterday he pointed me to this IGN article on Greg Kasavin's GDC Online talk on game writing. Kasavin, a former GameSpot editor btw, brought up some interesting points on storytelling flaws gaming. Some games are paced poorly, others rely too heavily on cutscenes, some bombard you with too much information at the beginning, and others leave too much for the end.
With Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Editions and Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete revealed in the last week, I've been thinking about "collected" editions of videogames. With DLC being so new, it's a relatively new practice to offer a disc that contains the full game and all the released online content. It's a great value, but I don't think I'll ever buy one. If I'm interested in a game, I'll snatch it up before it gets old enough to be collected. Bundling it with a bunch of DLC and other goodies isn't enough to push me to buy a game I wasn't sure about, no matter the value.