If it’s not already obvious, I’m a severely habitual person. As easy as it is for me to get in the habit of writing here every night, I can just as easily slip into a routine of negligence: something I plan on employing with more sobering results in the future on women and children.
Last week, I broke down (read: got stupid) and bought a 360. The “stupid” only factors in because I should be saving money. Other than that, I couldn’t be happier with the purchase. I haven’t had this much fun with Them TV Games® since I got a Dreamcast. Microsoft’s Live service is much more streamlined and integrated into everything this time around, making it a console that seems fully connected throughout all aspects of play. If anyone else wants to “win” in this next generation, they’re going to have to both match and surpass what’s been established thus far on Live; It’s that simple.
I’m not even that into competitive gaming or anything, but I love that you can just hang out and play simple arcade games with friends, download demos and games, or mess around with other rippable media. The 360 has also introduced me to Sega’s Condemned: Criminal Origins, which is a stellar and terrifying game that I will write about more extensively in the near future.
Enough about that, I’m going to turn it on for a bit between script-writing and going to bed and play some Geometry Wars. Expect some more regular updates now.