12th 8月 2013, by mura, filed in その他未分類

I have a lot of things I’d like to talk about, and throne rush cheats in no particular order. This has been the busiest week of my life, and throughout it, three things that this Gamers’ Thumb needs to cover have been brought to my attention.

The first is the “New game” smell. Maybe you aren’t aware of this, but when you open a new videogame, there is a decidedly attractive smell that emanates from a newly opened DVD case. I’m not sure entirely what it is, and maybe it’s just the fact that I’m a giant nerd (Sonia, will you marry me?), but the simple fact remains that it’s a good smell. They need to put in an air freshener or something, I want a Glade plugin with “New videogame” smell.

Anyway, that’s kind of the stupid point of this week’s column. The second point revolves around videogame nostalgia/fanboyism. I’ll admit it, I love Mario and pretty much any franchise released by Nintendo. Perhaps it’s the high quality of the titles, or just that my boyhood was consumed with saving the princess. Regardless, with the release of MARIO SUNSHINE this past weekend, I’m in gaming bliss.

There really is something about having the classic Mario tunes (and in a lot of ways, 3d renditions of the classic gameplay) brought pirate kings hack ios to life on the GameCube. I literally have been sucked in, doing my best love this game website to collect all of the Shines and generally shunning moments of having a social life for the love of the game. Many times this past week my friends and I playing the game have been blownaway by the worlds that Shigeru Miyamoto and his team have put together.

The other thing, I know half of my readers are saying right now “What, James, you’re playing a kiddie game”. There is no way in hell that a kid could get through some of the areas. I’m an expert gamer, and I spent a good 40 minutes on some fairly straightforward jumping sections. In most games, it’d be annoying, but there’s something about Mario that makes it addictive.

That brings me to my third and hopefully final point of the week. I received the PS2 SOCOM: US NAVY SEALS

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Network Adapter, TWISTED METAL BLACK: ONLINE and SOCOM: US NAVY SEALS, a few days ago. I had already been hanging on to copies of all three football titles, so I was ready for some online gaming. Now at this point (Friday night), I’ve attempted all five games that are currently online functional.

SOCOM has had some major problems, the servers appear to continue crashing and knocking everyone off. I’d get logged off, and would log back in to find no one on the servers. Meanwhile GAMEDAY has been running smooth, except I can’t find an opponent. Figures that with the gameplay being somewhat shoddy, not many gamers would be anxious to get online with it.

The other football games have more players, but there is some lag that prevents them from being great. Now at this point, all the design teams are working on the servers for games like SOCOM, NFL 2K3 and MADDEN to cut down on lag and latency issues. Hopefully it’ll be resolved soon.

The final game on the agenda is the one that runs smoothest. TWISTED METAL BLACK: ONLINE is the best online game at this point. The only problem is that hardly anyone has a copy yet (normal customers have to mail in) so the servers are pretty quiet. We’ll see how well they run when they’re jammed with traffic, but the next week should continue to be nice and quiet for this gaming journalist.

One final endnote: I’m running on most servers as jimbob3, or jimbobiii, so if you see me say hi, and try not to make me look like too much of an idiot.

TIDBITSAMERICA’S ARMY: OPERATIONS is now complete and has gone gold, OPERATIONS is the firstperson shooter aspect and is available for free from the US Army. Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox in Europe for the second time after Sony dropped the PS2 price and is now retailing its console for a cheaper price than the PlayStation 2. The price of the Xbox has dropped nearly 270 American dollars since its launch in March. A SAM MAX sequel is in development for 2004.

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