Once upon a time I made a blog about video games. And this is what's left of it (mostly tweets).

4 August 2010

Okay, the in-car camera is much more enjoyable on a 1080p screen #forza3

5 August

I know I’ll get used to it, but my gut reaction is that I haaate the PS3’s Xross Media Bar.

6 August

If Playstation Home items were sold for ten cents I couldn’t resist a few of them. But one euro for the cheapest pieces of crap? Come on.

PS Home is better than I thought; wouldn’t take that much to make it a success. Mostly, cheaper swag — it would encourage player investment.

Besides everything I knew I’d hate about Heavy Rain (I’m playing the demo), the walk controls are the most absurdly obnoxious in history.

I’m not saying I need everything to be spelled out (I loved Limbo), but Flower’s premise makes no sense.

7 August

“Deep Inside Xbox 360 Kinect and Why It’s the Future of Microsoft”

The Kinect’s size and shape is dictated almost entirely by the 4 microphones located along the bottom. It has to be precisely that large to accommodate the mics and the exact positions they need to be in.

Interesting. Also, there’s a fan instead the Kinect — it’s just made of three cameras and four microphones, and there’s a fan (which only kicks in when needed). Probably because Gizmodo says it uses a freaking laser to illuminate your living room.

10 August

Not sure the Mafia 2 demo makes me want to buy the game. Driving in simulation mode is cool, though. Cars were fun in those times.

18 August

Ah ouais, donc les volants Logitech, pour avoir les paddles, faut acheter le modèle à 300 euros.

Finalement, j’espère que Gran Turismo sera mieux jouable au pad que Forza. (C’est possible, les sticks de la PS3 sont plus faciles à doser.)

“Avatars Will Be Redesigned For Kinect”

Rare updates Xbox 360 Avatars as unrealistic proportions affect hand-eye coordination when using Kinect.

That sounds a little stupid, but (a) the whole point of Kinect is to target morons with no sense of abstraction, and (b) I’m not gonna mourn the bobbleheads. I don’t like PlayStation Home, but at least my avatar there is somewhat sexy.

19 August

That Lara Croft downloadable game is really fun in local co-op.

20 August

Je regrette d’avoir délaissé mon blog, ça m’aurait fourni une excuse pour créer un club Playstation Home (parce que “bien sûr” c’est payant).

21 August

I’m so damn jealous that kids today have access to cheap radio-controlled helicopters. It won’t be as fun if I buy one at my age.

Comanche Combat Sim Coming to iPhone?

How many flight sim screenshots from 1992 have held up so well? Voxels FTW.

24 August

25 August

It would be a nice gesture from Valve to its fans to scrap their new celeb voiceover and get the original Wheatley in the sound booth.

27 August

Idea: radio-controlled toys for cats (cars, robots… helicopters?) designed not to scare them with mechanical noises.

I want to make a site for video game trailers that doesn’t suck like they all do. Any investors interested?

28 August

Day three of browsing sites about radio-controlled helicopters, and drooling.

Aujourd’hui c’est un hydravion radiocommandé que je veux. Pour quand on sort en mer.

Rha, les avions radio-commandés sont carrément presque abordables.

I’m so bored and listless that I’m this close to picking up Infamous again. I have more interesting games but they’d require more attention.

31 August

GTA IV as a first-person shooter

Didn’t think I would, but damn do I want to play that game.

New Xbox controller now official

The problem with the existing D-pad is that it tries to do too much (four directions plus push down), ending up not doing any of it right. I seriously doubt that adding a pinch of Decepticon functionality on top of that will make it perform better.

At least the new pad (which will apparently be only available separately, at least for a while — huh?) looks pretty. Mostly. I’m not sure about the black accents.

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