Wednesday, February 10, 2010

35 - Bite Commentary: February 10, 2010

A bit short this time around, as I am no longer gainfully employed at the moment as of this past Monday and need to concentrate on finding work. I'll bare my soul sometime in the future, but for now, here's lots of quick comments and blog reposts on random crap that came to my attention... all written prior to Monday.

There was a recent episode of WWE RAW that featured William Shatner as guest host about a week or so ago. Just about the only good thing about the show was the part where Shatner "sings" WWE theme songs. You could probably find the clip on YouTube or something, but yeah, that was actually kinda cute. It's better than having to watch him cry about not being in the new Star Trek or something.

Speaking of which, Star Trek got snubbed by the Academy... yeah, I know. Big fucking surprise, right? Funny thing is that Avatar and District 9 got some nods. Somehow, I seriously doubt that would have been the case if other people were involved in the project.

I've been posting a few reviews on my GameFAQs account for various games and will continue to do so for the next month or so.  I started the year with roughly 70 reviews and am presently (at the time of writing; that number might be higher by the time you read this) at 111 reviews. These are rather easy to churn out though, because most of them have been sitting on my hard drive for ages now.

I've been playing my fair share of Tatsunoku Vs. Capcom in recent days and I have to say that the game is absolutely incredible. Took me a while to get used to the simplified system - all the punches and kicks are consolidated into three buttons - but after that, it was almost instinctive. I even tried a couple online matches - a first for me since I usually don't care for online anything outside of DLC - and that seemed to work rather well for the most part despite my faulty internet. I'd have to say that I actually liked this one more than Street Fighter IV - not because it's on a console I have, but because it feels legitimately NEW. Not a retread, not a recycling, but NEW.

Project Needlemouse is revealed to be the first episode of Sonic The Hedgehog 4, a return to classic 2D Sonic gameplay. I'm guessing this is Sega's version of New Super Mario Bros. - combining 2D gameplay from the good old days with the 3D visuals and certain bits from the bad old days. I'm going to wait and see on this one, but hopefully, this one will be harder to screw up.

Speaking of Sonic, Sega also announced a Sonic Classics Collection, which includes the main Sonic titles on the Genesis. I might keep an eye out for this one, but after witnessing the massacre that is Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis on GBA, my hopes aren't too high.

That's it. See you later... Maybe.

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