With the best days of summer behind me I find that it has ben difficult blogging on a regular basis. That is why today I have decided to a combo special with my X-Press label and bust out a few items for your reading pleasure:
Viva Piñata: I think the Piñata’s are filled with crack rather than candy. Every time I start playing the game I can’t put it down. I am presently a Level 17 gardener and have a mess of Piñata inhabiting my little garden. Still slow and steady for me, I will Continue to chip away!
NHL 09: Speaking of crack, like have mentioned previously, the ‘Be a Pro’ mode is owning me. Amazingly I have just had a two-day break from the game. Don’t worry, I will be back on the ice in no time. Check back for more Sporto Reporto posts on my season coming soon.
Zune: Microsoft portable gaming arrived in the form of two free downloads included in today’s firmware and Zune software updates. Hexic and Texas Hold ’em are now part of the ‘gaming’ option on your Zune device. This is no doubt the entry point for the upcoming XNA initiative and its entry into the Zune marketplace. So far I just dabbled ever so briefly but I will say Hexic is pretty tight (as in good) on my 80gig Zune’s screen. Just remove the touch control and you are off to the races. Now if they would just apply Gamerscore to the games…
Exciting day indeed for Zune owners! They are released some additional SKU’s today (16 and 120 gigs) and a personal favourite of mine, a clock! Now to close, a few quick thoughts:
- F.E.A.R., I need to get a start…maybe tonight?
- Forza 2: downloaded the two remaining car packs I was yet to own. On sale this week, buying both put my MS points to zero!
- Played the PURE demo, I liked!
- Bikes in Burnout Paradise coming this week! Night driving w/ weather effects too!
- I love taking in-game pics (see above). I can’t wait to see what I will publish from Gears of War 2…
- …or possibly Duke Nukem 3D
…and that’s all for this edition. Until next time, stay frosty!