On a recent episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, a question for the cast was if they ever walked away from video games, if any of them had ever stopped playing video games for an extended period of time. I thought I’d give my answer to this question because there was a time when I almost left video games entirely.
The sixth generation consoles are the Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Gamecube. No mention of handhelds during this time such as the Game Boy Advance or N-Gage or PC gaming will be mentioned here. I have a complicated view of the sixth generation consoles. While I admit it was an important one and this generation was largely influenced by it, it’s easily my least favorite generation of consoles. Here’s eight reasons in no particular order why I dislike it so much.
For those who don’t know, the sixth generation of consoles consists of the Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox, and Sega Dreamcast. Also, to be clear, I’ll be talking about the home consoles only so handheld devices like the Game Boy Advance and N-Gage won’t be mentioned and neither will PC gaming. The sixth generation of consoles has always been a bit of a love/hate situation with me. Nonetheless there are great things about these consoles that we still are appreciating today. So lets take a look at eight of the greatest concepts the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and Dreamcast gave us. These are in no particular order, FYI.
Let’s wrap up this pitch with the last batch of characters, plus some DLC character ideas and a quick description of items in the game.
This is part three of my pitch for a Smash Bros style game with Microsoft characters. Continuing the list of of characters, lets look at some more characters from Microsoft as well as some third party characters that both are associated with the Xbox or are just cool to have.
Here’s part two of my pitch for a Microsoft centric Super Smash Bros title. I’ll be discussing the character line up in this post. Well, I came up with over 20 characters to fill the line up and I actually left a few out so some could be used for DLC. However, these are the characters that would ship on disc with the game.
With Sony’s Smash Bros rip-off PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale coming to the PlayStation 3 and Vita next month, I started to think, like I’m sure others have, about what a similar game would be like from Microsoft. I’ve heard many say that Microsoft doesn’t have enough characters to make such a game. I agreed with this sentiment but my curiosity drove me to do some research. I ended up not only finding enough characters but thinking of the game mechanics. So here’s my pitch for a Smash Bros style game using the stable of characters Microsoft has as well as a few guest characters.
Today is the tenth anniversary of the Xbox! The original one, not the 360. That won’t be here for another four years. So here’s a list of my favorite Xbox games!
This week’s recommendations are brought to you by BORDERLANDS 2!!!!!!!!!!!! Reminding you that there isn’t crap to play right now!