E3 2014: Sony and Microsoft

While Nintendo got its whole own post, I thought I would make just one with both Sony and Microsoft. Why? Well, Microsoft didn’t have many games that interested me and sadly it was mostly the same for Sony. I’m not saying the companies didn’t have any interesting games, not at all. Just that they didn’t spark much interest in me and those that I did have interest in I’ve mentioned before somewhere, like The Last of Us Remastered and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to give a few examples.

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The E3 2014 pizza!

I was going to post this yesterday, but a few things came in my way so I didn’t have time to fix everything. But damn, they where good! I’ll post my reactions and thoughts about the E3 when I’ve seen the Nintendo direct also, I really hope Nintendo has something great to announce and a few surprises.

Just a little reminder what the pizzas where for. My pizza to the left and my friend Elden’s on the right, he has a much sturdier hand than me. And had an easier time ”writing” on the dough.

I covered my pizza with minced meat with taco-spices, bacon bits and a curry mix with bits of ham. It was delicious as hell! One of the best things I’ve ever had on a pizza! And Elden’s pizza with chorizo salami and roast beef, he liked it!

Here they are both done! They where very delicious! Yummy!

Pre-E3 preperations!

This year I’m going to watch E3 with my good friend Elden! Yaay!
Really looking forward to sharing this moment with a friend, now drops some big bombs so we can be hyped together! We are preparing snacks, food and other stuff. We will be making our own pizza, we’ll share our creations with you later! I know that my pizza posts has been fairly popular on my site, so it was time to make some more! And hoping people will enjoy it as much as we’ll do making this! =)


Here is the preparations I’ve made so far! I’ve made the pizza dough and tomorrow, we’ll make the pizzas. Really looking forward to see and taste our pizzas. E3 hype engage!

E3 2014 in a few weeks!

Oh, my aching body! Man I’m beat. My muscles hurt everywhere! Well at least I’m still going to the gym, won’t quit that easily. But man, it sure hurts. But it’s like they say; Pain is weakness, leaving the body. Got to keep fighting, but I enjoy it. Yeah, I’m going to stop nagging about the gym now.

Soon the event of the year for me is here! Well, this is mostly true. Watching E3 live has become a tradition for me, I’ve been doing it a couple of years now and I’ll continue to do so. It will begin on June 9th, 18:00 in Swedish time. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I can’t remember AM or PM. You’ll have to find the time for your country on your own, sorry.
I’m really looking forward to this years E3 for various reasons, I’m hoping Microsoft is brining something great! At least it will be more enjoyable without Don Mattrick, I really couldn’t stand that guy. He has this creepy face and looks like he has zero confidence. Phil Spencer seems like he is on the right track and hopefully will bring a bunch of good stuff. Hopefully it will be better than last year, which in my opinion was just terrible.

Sony is doing good with the PlayStation 4 right now and I’m very excited to see what they’ll reveal. I’d love to get some JRPG’s announced. Perhaps we’ll have to wait for Tokyo Game Show for that, but I’m still hoping. Absolutely nothing wrong with dreaming. I hope they won’t grow arrogant, like they have been in the past. I like this new Sony and I hope they keep delivering. Sadly we won’t be seeing Jack Tretton on the Sony stage this year, since he has left the company. I really enjoyed hearing him speak, so its going to be interesting to see who will replace him.

But I’m most looking forward to Nintendo, I want to see what they bring to the table. I really want them to take revenge and get back in the top. Don’t get me wrong, they make great games! But it would be nice if more people made games for the Wii U and I sure hope they can turn it around and be more successful. I want to see more of ”X” and perhaps they’ll reveal the real name of the game, will probably be ”Xeno” something. Hopefully we can get a first glimpse at The Legend of Zelda U and other great Nintendo games.
I enjoy it that Nintendo is starting to take a more humors approach to themselves, like you can see in Tomodachi Life Direct and the new Mega64 video. Reggie is a pretty fun guy after all! ;) Look them up, you’ll probably not regret it.

I wish I could own every console

I know I at times come of as a Sony-fanboy, but things couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure I do like Sony and what they do, I won’t deny that. But the reason I always talk about Sony and PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 is because that’s what I have, I don’t want to talk about Nintendo or Microsoft. Because I have no means right now, to buy their consoles. And when I think of Nintendo especially I just get sad, because I am missing so many great games that I want to play. Like the new Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World, that is a sequel to my favorite Zelda game of all time.

If I keep thinking about that I can’t play it, I just make myself feel even worse and can’t get rid of that feeling. Same with the Wii U. I really want a Wii U before the next Smash Bros game is release, if that’s not possible I definitely need it before they release X. I don’t have the economy to buy those thing now, but I’ll start saving a few bucks each month. So hopefully in the not to distant future, I can enjoy all consoles.
But I must be completely honest, as of now Microsoft has nothing that interests me. Not even Dead Rising 3, which is about the only thing I could think of being a nice game. And not counting multi-platform games, but I do hope that changes in the future. And when I find that game that will make me buy an Xbox One, there will probably be a ton of games already out there for me. Right now that is also true about Nintendo with 3DS and Wii U, there are almost too many games on those platforms for me to go through.

– Image borrowed from: Official Nintendo Magazine –
Which one should I pick? I like them all…

But what should I get when it comes to the Nintendo 3DS? I am actually leaning more towards the 3DS, because I do not care about the 3D-effect at all. I have a hard time seeing it and because of that, it gives me a headache. And the 2DS is so much more comfortable IMO, but it’s not very portable. Which both the 3DS and 3DS XL is… So yeah, I’m going to have a real hard time deciding on what to get. Both console have their advantages, the 3DS models are much nicer. The 2DS looks somewhat like a toy, I won’t deny that. But it’s such a comfy toy, I just wish it was more portable.
What you you pick and why? Hopefully that could help me come to some conclusion.

A fanboy or not?

Some could say I am a Sony fanboy. I’ve enjoyed their consoles from the start, I’ve had most fun with the games on their consoles. Well just about as fun as I had with the old Nintendo games. It was on Sony’s consoles I experienced JRPG for the first time, as a lot of people know that is my favorite genre. And now my dream about writing about games have come true since i joined PSSverige, again a very Sony specific site. And I guess it will be hard to convince people what I am not a fanboy. But I am going to admit that I really do like Sony, but that’s because their consoles had had the games I’ve wanted.
When I was younger I only had Nintendo consoles and their games where amazing! The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past still remains one of my childhood and adulthoods most favorite games. No one can take that from the game.

But yes, I guess I could be considered a fanboy. But not of consoles, instead of game series. I got an Xbox 360 almost entirely for Tales of Vesperia since I really needed to play that game. And then I played Blue Dragon too and I loved them and they where games that made me get a whole other console. But seriously I bought a whole new console that had just a few games that interested me, just to be able to play those games.
If the Xenosaga series would be revived as an Xbox One exclusive, well then I’m getting an Xbox One. Simple as that and right now, something like that is needed if I should consider buying their console. I still feel betrayed by Microsoft with all this DRM and all the restrictions they had. Yes, had. But I can’t trust them now.
And this reasoning is also why I’ll buy a new Wii U as soon as Nintendo releases X, so far together with the new Smash Bros. it’s the only games I want from Nintendo, but I guess that’ll change as soon as they show the new Zelda game.

The point I am trying to make is that I’ll get what ever console that will have the games I want, whether it be a Playstation, a Xbox or Wii U. But since I’ve been had a good run with Sony I’m going to jump at the chance and get a Playstation 4 at the release. The last console I got on a release was the GameCube and I love that machine, a shame a lot of other people didn’t.
I really don’t care if I get called fanboy or sometimes take a particular side in the ”console war” if I do I often have good reasons too do so.
If I am a fanboy of anything it will be the Tales of-series and other JRPGs.

My winner of E3 2013

The big three has had their E3 conferences and now it’s time for me to decide my winner. But if you’ve read my previous posts, I think you can all guess who the winner is. But I’ve slept on it, decided to take in all the impressions and yeah, the winner is pretty clear. And a fair warning, there might be some harsh language so if you can’t handle that, stay away from this post.

SONY
– My winner of E3, they just seemed to hit all the right notes. While they didn’t show anything that I really felt like I needed to buy on the spot, but I am a bit interested in Knack. Other than that, it was just everything else. The energy and ”fighting spirit” they seemed to have and pulling all the right cards for consumers. Like no online DRM, you can lend and buy used games and a price of 399dollars. BOOOM! That made it for me, but there are of course other stuff I am waiting for. Like Infamous Second Son, I loved the two other Infamous games and I need this one, hope its just as fun. And then there was the announcement of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 was awesome! And not to forget Metal Gear Solid V, damn it looks incredible! The three games mentioned are also coming to Xbox One. Which for me was together with some of Nintendo’s announcements the big game bombs for me.

NINTENDO
– While I thought Nintendo’s E3 Direct was boring, they did have some stuff I truly enjoyed. And that’s what snagged them a second place in this listing.
What I would have loved to see was a price-drop of the Wii U, more third party support. Which seems it’s getting less and less of… I am fearing a GameCube 2.0 here. A great machine that just about nobody but Nintendo themselves are supporting, I hope I’m just paranoid. And things will be better once more and better games are out. Like the new Super Smash Brothers and X, god I want those two games. I could easily see myself getting a new Wii U just for those games alone..

MICROSOFT
– Yes, they came in last for me. It just seems like they did everything wrong, really screwing the consumer over. I really enjoy Xbox 360 and think it’s a great console, but with Xbox One they’ve really fucked up. There was nothing of interest shown at their E3 meeting, at least nothing that interested me. And I’m getting really sick of their attitude towards people. Some site interviewed Don Mattrick after E3 and asked him about what people without an internet connection should do? The solution, buy the Xbox 360 it’s an offline machine… So basically telling everyone with a crappy or limited internet connection to go fuck themselves if they want to play next gen… No company should treat their costumers like this, they should really rethink their whole Xbox One policies. Without all the stupid shit they are pulling with the console it would probably be great.

Who did you think won and why? Do you agree or disagree with me? Come on and post then people, I know you are a couple of people who reads this I’d like to have some form of discussion with you! So don’t be shy now, I want to hear what you think.