16 May, 2006

E3 is over, GDD submited, Gamespot rulz

Hello ppl!
E3 is finally over, a lot of good stuff was showed there this year. Today's topic is about websites like Gamespot or Gamespy because they got it all covered. Check the screens, videos and interviews regarding the latest hot projects in the gaming industry.
In the meanwhile I've finished all my GDD (Game Design Document) for the Game Designer job here and I've submited it today. Wish me all: Good luck! This should be the headline today since I was struggling for so much time to finish it.
I'd like to give a lot of credit and thanks to Gabriel Stancu, he's the guy who helped me out and gave me his feedback on all the stuff from the GDD. Thanks dude, I reallly, really owe you. Let's hope that everything will be just fine and I'll join the design team asap. Also without my girlfriend Iulia, who really harassed me every day reminding me to finish the test, I couldn't really do it. Thanks a lot, love!
This is not a very good day, since morning I got this feeling of having a bad day, it's 15:51 and I still can't get over that feeling...this seems to be one of "those" days that everybody has. (I hope so, I don't wanna be the only sad person).
Everything else seems to work just fine, my PSP games collection has grown with some new titles like GTA: Liberty City Stories, Twisted Metal: Head On, Splinter Cell: Essentials, NBA Live 06, Lord of the Rings: Tactics.
You can check my full games collection at Gamespot, just created a profile there, I'm growing in that community everyday. It's a good, full of content, easy to browse and cool website resource for the latest news about games.
My username is raoulparaschiv (Check my profile) and you can add me in your friends list if you've got a Gamespot account too.
That's all for now, I'll keep you posted about any updates in my videogame industry careeer and everyday life.
Cheers to you all and have a nice day!

10 May, 2006

E3 is ON! PS3, X360, Wii... Too bad I'm not there!

Hi everybody!
The biggest, craziest and long awaited show in the gaming industry is on. It lasts between 8-12 May, it's held in Los Angeles and it's the gamer's dream to be there. All the major players in the industry are there so if you want to keep up check the news on E3.This is my latest opinion regarding what's happening there right now.

Sony VS Microsoft VS Nintendo

Here's my opinion on this:
Sony - saw the conference at E3, it really kicked ass...very cool game demos, we can easily see the power of the Cell in those, nice controller with tilt (it's the advantage of the last comer: analog triggers from X360, tilt sensor from Wii, same nice design which already confirmed, and NO, I don't think this is a rip, they just took what's good from the competitors), great Eye Toy functionality, WOW effect with the PSP integration. Looks awesome, can't wait to put my hands on this piece of hardware. :)
Microsoft - Very nice presentation, they've put accent on the upcoming line-up of games, good hardware, no secrets unrevealed: we already knew about the camera, HD-DVD add-on, another headset though?? Let's hope they'll integrate VoIP soon enough. Creating a hardware which allows you to connect X360 peripherals to your PC is a good idea indeed. X360 remains the best option for the best price. They have announced about 800 next-gen titles by the end of the year which sounds more than interesting.
Nintendo - Yes, they really convinced me into getting a Wii, they surely redefine the gaming experience without any powerful franchises like Sony or Microsoft. Even if Nintendo has some too. Wii looks like packed fun with your friends. It's a must buy in my opinion. :)