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

2 November 2010

4 November

Fucking morons at Microsoft are refusing to process my pre-paid Xbox Live Gold card because they have an expired credit card on file WHAT?

And between the new Dashboard and the new Xbox.com site, there are broken links all around, I can’t get anything to work. Damn. You.

Xbox Live Gold auto-renewal makes me feel like I’ve asked a loan from the mob and now I’m their bitch forever. GREAT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.

5 November

Damn, those stupid Kinectimals videos are so adorable. I don’t wanna play the game, I just want the cats — in a screensaver or something.

“Kinect With NightShot”

Prettyyy. But no wonder that it doesn’t work properly in direct sunlight.

I’m honestly surprised that they need to do this, instead of just using the 3D vision of several full-color cameras. Guess it’s less computationally intensive, though, if you reduce the environment to an array of motion-capture dots.

Wonder if that’s how they reduced the cost of Kinect when they removed the on-board CPUs — maybe the first prototypes did use regular vision, then Microsoft found the dot grid as a cheaper alternative?

12 November

End of November? My work won’t be done by then. I need Gran Turismo 5 to be delayed just one more time.

26 November

“Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game”

I already know that I’m gonna have a great love-hate relationship with that game.

27 November

I was gonna keep the Gran Turismo 5 disc in the box until my work was done, but it jumped out and started installing itself. Weird, huh.

Music and menus in Gran Turismo 5 are giving me an anxiety attack. Feels like a video game from an alternate reality.

29 November

Spend 100€ on a PS3 wheel or cut my losses and wait for a hypothetical someone to release a decent Xbox wheel? GT5 is so much better and so much worse than Forza.

I’d hate to believe that Gran Turismo 5 did use to look better until Sony forced the developer to scale down for 3D-compatibility.

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