Daily Archives: March 4, 2012
I’ve always been one of those whose thought tablets are pointless pieces of shit.
They haven’t been that much more powerful than the top mobile phones, so besides the bigger screen I haven’t really seen any major advantages. My claims aren’t entirely unfounded; I’ve had some firsthand experiences with both the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10’1.
Frankly the iPad left me unimpressed, and basically confirmed my suspicions that it was a glorified iPhone. The Galaxy Tab gave a somewhat better impression, but was akin to an out of proportion Galaxy S2. Needless to say, neither device won me over.
Something was lacking, to me tablets just seemed like oversized smartphones .. minus the phone part.
The new Transformer Prime did catch my eye though. The powerful hardware, super IPS+ display, keyboard and around 18 hours of battery life simply put it a step above the competition. I wanted to get my hands on the device that, in previews, was basically touted as a cheap tablet PC.
No disrespect to Ronk, but the British need to go back to focusing on having their colonies renounce the crown instead of writing SSX reviews. Oooooohhhhhh, colonial era burn. Up top, guys! Nobody? Moving on then. This isn’t really a review, just some thoughts I’ve had on a game that I think deserves more attention. You can still put out your fancy review with stars, Ronk.
SSX, it’s a video game and if you haven’t played the demo yet then I strongly suggest you get on it. Played it and didn’t like? It’s unfortunate you’ve grown up with a poor taste in games, hopefully scientists find a cure for that sometime soon. I put at least fifteen hours into the demo, with the vast majority of that being spent on the ‘Trick It’ event known as ‘Bulldog.’ At first all I wanted was gold, I put a few hours in trying getting acquainted with the controls and eventually managed to beat the, at the time, monumental eleven-and-a-half million that was required. Sweet, I did it…but I could have probably squeaked out an extra ten thousand points here and maybe another twenty thousand points there. Three hours later and I was at fifteen million.
Left 4 Dead
Hot Sauce: Nothing quite compares to the emotional roller-coaster during the last stage of a Left 4 Dead level. Hunkering down in a small building, relying on three other people to do their part and defend their assigned entry points. Fighting tooth and nail to survive long enough to hear the sweet sound of a rescue vehicle and making the mad dash to safety. Doubling back to rescue a friend incapacitated by the horde of zombies…or leaving them to die. Usually leaving them to die.
The more I think about it, I played Left 4 Dead with a bunch of real assholes.