Deus Ex Machina

From here.


Prelude Op.28 No.15

This is a great add. Such a great add that I, a die-hard Nintendo fan, and a staunch anti-M$ type, am inclined to buy an Xbox 360 just for Halo 3. And if you know me that’s quite an achievement on the part of the advertisement.

The music is one of my favourite pieces of music. It is one of Chopin’s Preludes. The one known as “Raindrop”.

Chopin is one of my very favourite composers.


What is the meaning of this!

I can’t believe I have been sitting around over Christmas sans Nintendo Wii. How could they have got things so wrong? I need an explanation for this European shortage? How come the good ol’ US of A seems to get plenty of Wiis, and Europe get’s bugger all? Or is this just a pathetic attempt to generate hype, or spur demand, à la M$ and their Xbox 360?

I hope not. There are a hell of a lot of pissed-off dedicated Nintendo fans out there.


Nintendo Revolution Controller

Thanks to Derm for pointing this video out to me (before seeing it later on /.)

The new controller looks pretty cool. Looking forward to playing Zelda with it (I’m thinking of a sword here). As it was, as it always will be, Nintendo == Innovation.

Death to the Games Industry!

I just saw this link posted on /. and I couldn’t agree more. What has happened to games? What has happened to the game industry? Once a source of so much innovation, now a hollywood-esque nightmare of marketing and PR wank.

I remember back in the day listening to my bro and bro-in-law eulogising about the merits of various games in terms of the game play, the innovation / variation on a theme, etc. This is no longer the case. Kids these days talk about the realism, the violence; incidentals that were previously of little more than novelty value.

It seems the marketing people have won, and the new generation of gamers are a different breed altogether. The new generation of gamer, like the marketing person, doesn’t seem to understand gaming at all.