occasional blog entries by Mike "mikeohara" O'Hara, a lifetime gamer.
I remember when Retroids first opened. A large portion of us at the time had a large void to fill because of the then-recent closing of the Team Fremont Live forums. (An interesting fact of PSNation trivia: The original idea for the show was created prior to Retroids (then VGEvo) existing on those exact forums). I have been here since practically the beginning. I have made many friends, virtual and real as a result of this site.
And now I have to say goodbye. Not because I want to,
Sometime ago, I had said that I was done with PC Gaming as a whole and was focusing on consoles. Now here I sit, my XBox and PS3 haven't been turned on in over a week and I've not played any of my games I own for consoles. My arcade stick stares at me, begging to be used for games of SSF4 or Blazblue. I haven't touched them because I've had a ton of PC games to play, but I also picked up some fierce PC hardware, which is why the consoles haven't been turned on in a long time.
I know we're a month and a half out from Extra Life this year, but I'm gonna share some of my plans now. Here's a little taste of what you can expect:
a.) Live streaming via uStream - this will happen for the entire 24-hour marathon via a LifeCam from Microsoft. It's supposed to transmit 720p video, but I won't know how good it works until the product is in my hands. It'll be hooked into my soon-to-be bought Sony laptop showing the action.
b.) Multiple Consoles - I
Platform: XBox 360 and PC
Date purchased: May 3rd, 2010 @ Best Buy
I got these after my wife gave her thumbs up to them. Iíve used them for about 10 hours now across games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2, the Halo: Reach beta and Splinter Cell: Conviction and can give my (somewhat) complete thoughts.
I went this evening and put a $100 deposit towards the 360 Elite Bundle that's out right now, and I wanted to share my experience with you all.
I had heard initially about this when I had called yesterday and had inquired about some trade-in values.
Upon entering the Gamestop, I saw fliers advertising the Layaway promotion. $25 minimum required for the initial payment with a six-week payment period, however there are limitations on what can be put on this.