Sunday, 5 April 2009

Indubitably Is A Word!!!

Yus its true!!!!.......People think I'm weird when I say Indubitably to them......But Alas!!!! I have found proof that its not one of my many random/made up words....Check it out if you still think I'm crazy . So Haaaaaah...My new favorite word thanks to my dear friend Rick

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Well Ive never really bought games magazines due to the thought of people thinking what a girl games?!!! silly i know but true >_<......If i saw that one of my friends had one though i would be quick to ask if i could have a peek and would quickly immerse myself into the wonders of what it had to offer.
Personally, i look at the things that interest me the most but will give everything a chance.......I love to read reviews on my favorite game....but when there not good or lower than i expect, i find myself thinking meh they haven't played it well enough......but yes i know >_<, its me being bias because i like it. I have to learn that not every game i like is going to be liked by everyone else. Im getting there though.....slowly.
Game reviewers....and reviewers in general have a pretty hard task i think to not say the wrong things......I would like to think they write with an open mind and mention good and bad points about the game (if there are any), as well as give there own opinion about them without going extreme ^_^
As to who pays there wages....i would assume that the magasine company that they write for pays them with the profits from the magasine us, the readers pay for there imployment.......thus if the reviews that they write are bias in one way or another.....the readers will stop wanting to buy the magasine and so the loss of the reviewer......
For me, i do look at the ratings of games.... But its not that big of a deal for me. If theres a game that catches my eye......but its scores not great, i will still look at it.....
What gets me is the look of the game.......the graphics.....thats a big one for me.....I have put many PSP games down because of the look of the graphics >_<......Ive most defiantly over looked a great game because of that......and its something i want to get out of! I think people do rely on game scoring, maybe allot but the people Ive asked don't seem to be that fussed either about it.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Last Part Honest

Part Three - 2000 - the future

Next generation consoles........the PS3 and Xbox 360 are the main ones that i can think of for the conventional home console systems...Then there's the handhelds...the Nintendo DS and Sony's PSP.

But there's also the Nintendo Wii which is a different type of gaming console and so console combat came haha with company's trying to be the best and also the owners of the different consoles trying to express there opinions to each other. Personally i have no problems with either of them.....heh.....i would own them all if i could.

The Nintendo Wii has been a big hit as its opened up the gaming experience/world to a whole new went from being sitting on your own and playing, to multi player (Two player games) experience, then online (and kick butt with someone you've never met) then getting up and having to move around instead of just working your muscles in your thumbs........

It has also lowered the parents worry over gaming as it can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Gaming History Part 3

My game collection at this point included sandbox style, action adventure and street/drift racing. I then was bought a Gameboy advance and had my Pokemon craze on it haha.

I also came across The Sims...Great game, and The Sims 2 even greater! I have to admit, am the owner of a large collection of Sims 2 expansion packs to my computers disgust lets me know every now and then that it doesn't agree with being over run with Sims gaming....oh well ^_^

I also some how managed to convince my mum at aged 15 to ignore the 18 certificate and buy me Grand Theft Auto Vice City and San Andreas......then she witnessed the pure brilliance of the game and vowed never to take my word for anything again haha ^_^

I was then lucky enough to go on holiday to America just as the PSP came out added to my love of PlayStation with the PlayStation Portable a couple of months before it released in the UK.

My first game for that was Midnight Club 3 DUB edition......another driving game i know......but very enjoyable ^_^After that i purchased games here and there......tried The Sims on PS2 and wish i hadn't, then thought i would give The Sims 2 Pets on PSP a go.......and no, I'm sticking to The Sims series on PC only!

THEN............ the PS3 was released...........I wasn't to fussed until GTA IV came yes i am a proud owner of a PS3 and am loving it!

Ive only just bought other games for it one of which is surprise surprise another racing game......Midnight Club Los Angeles because i enjoyed it so much on PSP........

*Phew* there......a lil insight to my gaming history haha hope u enjoyed ^_^

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Part Two – 1980s – 1990s

In 1980, the first games ever to be registered were Atari’s ‘Lunar Lander’ and there big hit ‘Asteroids’ which gave them full control. But it wasn't all great for video games, as in 1983 the video game industry collapsed and was named understandably ‘video game crash of 1984’.

This was due to a number of reasons but the main being company's piling in money to produce new games but with not enough costumers buying them. Which in turn led to a number of company's that produced home computers and video game consoles to go bankrupt. This halted what was going to be the second generation of video games.

One thing i read that really shocked me was that Atari had made so many Pac-Man cartridges than there were systems made, resulting in there other game ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ having many unsold’s answer to that was to dump thousands of them in land fill! DAM!

But thankfully gaming picked up again a few years later due to the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and it being bundled with ‘Super Mario Bros’ which was an instant success.

It was released in 1985 and became wide spread in 1987, dominating North America and Japan until the next generation consoles were brought out in the 1990s. Cant believe i have never played on one....RIGHT tiz one of my goals to do so now!

By this time, consoles and even handhelds were beginning to overtake arcades. The game pad took over from joysticks/paddles, and games were getting better.

The games we know of today, Legend of Zelda came out in 1986 and with the Japanese company ‘Square’ trying for one last go to make a game.....Final Fantasy in 1987, became the most successful RPG game.

Games were moving on up in a number of different ways and from cartridges were moving to Cd's due to the impracticality of having them on floppy disks.

Sony brought out the PlayStation in 1994 (JPN) and 1995 (EU) as a fifth generation console. On release there were a number of good game titles in different genres that went on to be sequels.

Game History Part 2

Again......took over my uncle's PlayStation console...... and tried flexing my thumbs against them......i held my own pretty well for saying i was against two 20+ year young uncles. Seen as it was my uncles console there was a healthy stack of games for me to play.....Die Hard Trilogy, Mortal Combat etc.....

I think that's where my love for PlayStation started......I remember getting my PS2......again from my mum! haha and then going back to the PS1......I swear i was finding it hard to distinguish the car from the road whilst racing on Grand Turismo. The graphics took quite a jump.

Oh talking of when i first got my PS2, that's also when i found my second love.......Grand Theft Auto......yep my mum bought me at aged 12/13....GTA III......she had no idea what the game was about hehe.

If you know me well, i would be shocked if you didn't know that the GTA series is my all time favorite game......but that's for another blog, for now i must carry on with this one ^_^

Friday, 28 November 2008

*_* Donnie Darko *_*

I watched this film and....DAM....Its confuzzling but great.....I love it....After talking about it and hearing others opinion on it i started to see what they meant......Two Worlds?!?!?....Existing in both...Wah....Truly mind scrambling.....I definitely would recommend people see it.......But now I'm off to watch it for the 5th time YAYz...Gaaah....Im hooked *___*

Monday, 10 November 2008

31 Years Before Wahhhh!!!

Part one - 1950s – 1970s

After looking at a number of sources i have come to the conclusion that the first game was called ‘Tennis for Two’ (although there's information on a game called ‘Tic-Tac-Toe’ that was created in 1952).

Created by William Higinbotham in 31 years before i was born O_O.....‘Tennis for Two’ was programed on an laboratory oscilloscope. Hmm need to search about that machine. Ahhh yus ^_^...... Oscilloscope is a machine that allows you to see signal voltages. This then shows up as waves on its screen. His intentions for doing this was to amuse the visitors who attended open days at his place of work.

Ahhhh.....SpaceWar! ........created in 1962, was invented by Steve Russell. He used a MIT PDP-1 mainframe computer to produce SpaceWar. This was the worlds first fully interactive video game and was also the first game intended for the computer. Its one of the most copied concepts in video game history. The its name says....was war in space.....where the object of the game was to take down the other player and vice versa.

A coin operated arcade version of SpaceWar was created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in 1971, and renamed 'Computer Space'. Although it wasn't that successfully due to its game was still a big step for gaming as it was the first in mass production and commercial sale.

In 1972, Atari was born. The word Atari was a mix of words from a game called 'GO'....... Then in the same year Pong came along.......ooh haha i like that...anyways......Pong, based on table tennis had simple graphics, the ball being a cluster of pixels and rectangles for the bats that were white with a black background. 19,000 Pong machines were sold which created many different imitations of the game to be made.

In 1978, the company 'Tatio' released Space Invaders for arcade which was a big success, making other manufacturers step into the arcade world....thus arcade gaming entered its golden age.

In 1979 Atari released Asteroids.....which was another big seller...enough so that Atari actually stopped work on another game they were going to release to keep up with the demands of Asteroids.

Then in 1979/1980 came titles such as Pac-Man.....WOO!.....which made colour arcades more popular to play....By this time arcade machines were wide spread.

Gaming History Part 1

Hmm.....well from what i can remember my first taste of games was when my mum bought me a saga mega drive one Christmas..... ahha...oh...yus! that means i can remind her every time she tells me to get off my console that in fact....... it was her doing!

Mwahahaha.......anyway back to my gaming history.....I think i was about 5/6 years old and i can remember coming back from school and going straight on Mickey Mania.....Oh yus fun game even to this day haha.....ooh and a game were i used my epic gun to splat things with tomatoes.....loved it ^_^

I then inherited my uncle's game boy.....or just never gave it back ......which let me game on the move......Hmm.....then i guess it just spiraled out of control.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Erm H..hiya

H..Hello ^_^

I'm Fiona as you have probably guessed......I have really not been looking forward to doing the blog but cant put it off any more....I apologize for any rubbish i might come out with but here's hoping it gets better......*gulp* here it goes ^_^