- I've been playing MLB: The Show 09. Once again I am playing Road to the Show mode as a pitcher. What I can I say, looks like deep down inside I always wanted to be a pitcher in the majors. In The Show 06, I was a closer. In 07, a starter. Now in 09, another starter. I should create a first baseman or something to mix it up.
Actually, what I would like to do this year is play a normal franchise. I've yet to play franchise-mode in this series ever since RTTS was implemented. Think I'll try that . . . if I can stop myself from playing RTTS mode. I wonder if there is a way to import your RTTS character to a franchise? Would be cool.
- Gabe and I finally got together on-line to play a few games Saturday morning. We had our much delayed "rematch" in Hotshots Golf: Out of Bounds. Since we hadn't played the game in months, we had a few updates to download. And by "few" I mean we both spent about 30 minutes downloading and installing updates. My God, why are updates so annoying on the PS3?
On the 360, when I get the message that an update is available, I am glad and begin to wonder what was updated and generally feel that the game is improved somehow because of the update. On the PS3, when I see the update message, I just groan and my mind just wonders how damn long it is going to take.
Anyway, I digress. After all the updates were installed (there were three of them) we got to play a few matches and it was a lot of fun. This game is fantastic and I urge any golf fan to give it a try. The game is actually very deep and the engine is very solid. I look forward to many more matches with Gabe online (just get your bluetooth headset synced Gabe!)
- Saw the "leaked" footage on Youtube of Uncharted 2 and the game is looking great. It looks similar to the first title as far as camera perspective, animations, and gameplay (granted, this is from a low-quality one minute video), but you can immediately see the increase in environmental detail and level geometry. The detail in the run-down city was phenomenal. Can't wait for this game.
- I saw the remake of Halloween on Sunday. I was against this remake from the start and while it wasn't terrible, I still feel it was completely unnecessary. The original is still a classic and stands on its own just fine.