Friday, June 29, 2007

Nintendo was Right: Microsoft Agrees

In typical fashion, Microsoft plans on taking over the world - now they're going to attack the "Casual Market" and focus on "peripheral based" gaming. Of course, in doing so they are validating Nintendo on every level possible:

  1. Casual Gamers matter (I've explained exactly what those are, unlike everyone else who doesn't have a clue yet pretends to).
  2. Motion Sensative Controllers and Pointing Devices trump dicking around with your thumbs using Gamepads.
  3. Price matters.
Actually, we've yet to see if Microsoft can do anything about #3, as their Xbox 360 can't get much cheaper.

NOOOO! Dreaded Wii Videocard/GPU Pixels of Death

I bought Resident Evil 4 and immediately noticed the issue.

That's what's happening, although that guy has it worse.

At first I thought something was wrong with my Sharp 32" 32SC26B, but then, once I knew what to look for, I saw the issue in every Wii game I have, just to a lesser degree (since, surprise surprise, WiiSports doesn't exactly tax the system).

So sad. I bought my kids' Wii in December. And here I was SOOO ready for RE4 - I made my kids leave the room, even my 10yo who doesn't scare easy, and my brother and I sat down and we were ready for some action. During the car ride sequence we started to wonder what was up.