Table of Contents
- It’s fun to be a movie guru
- It’s fun to be a gaming journalist
- It’s fun to be a gamer
- It’s fun to scrub animals all day
- Results of last week’s contest
- Win a mystery prize
It’s fun to be a movie guru
I’m waiting impatiently for the Xbox team to send me my copy of Scene It? Box Office Smash! I totally can’t wait to play it!
I saw the game in action at a recent Xbox press event, where a few journalists were invited to pit their movie knowledge against one another.
It looks fun! I am embarrassingly bad at trivia games because my memory is horrible (a few times I watched a movie more than halfway through before I remembered that I had already watched it), plus I don’t watch movies often so I am effectively ignorant, but I want to play!
I love the use of the Xbox avatars, which you will see perform lots of cute actions.
And the fact that the game features mostly new movies, rather than movies made before you were born.
There are also 22 puzzle types which means it won’t get boring so quickly.
Oh, and big button buzzers that come with the game!
Here’s a video of the competition!
The game arrived while I was working on GGF! Wootage! Just in time for me to take a photo of the actual box. Sitting atop the epic mess on my desk.
Aww I feel like crying.
It’s such an emotional journey gamers undertake with their games.
It’s fun to be a gaming journalist
On Tuesday, the Xbox team hosted a Chinese New Year get-together at Brewerkz, Riverside Point, for gaming journalists.
There were Lips and Scene It? Box Office Smash friendly tournaments to start off the event. It was pretty trippy. I think everyone had fun, not just because of the free-flow beer, but because all the gaming journos more or less know each other since they always meet at events.
I didn’t drink any beer because alcohol makes me either sleepy or tipsy, neither of which are recommended states of consciousness in the company of journalists.
We were also shown previews of Ninja Blade and Halo Wars, the two next hot titles coming out on the Xbox 360, which I will talk about nearer to the dates. But they’re very anticipated titles!
We were also shown the latest gaming mouse: the Microsoft SideWinder X8, which boasts BlueTrack technology and has a play-while-you-charge feature and, well, tons of other things. I don’t want to sound like the back of a blister pack so let’s leave it at that.
And we were informed that the fashionable Arc mouse, previously in black and red, now also comes in white!
(I know it doesn’t look very white in the picture. Bad lighting lah.)
I wonder if pink will be next!
Everyone went home with a Lips t-shirt and an Arc mouse!! How cool is that?
The t-shirt says, “I want you to play with my Lips.” Or something like that. I can’t find my t-shirt now to confirm. It’s either sitting in Makkuro or buried somewhere in one of the junk heaps in my room.
Maybe I’ll give that out as prize next week… if I can find it. =P
It’s fun to be a gamer
Many gamers have told me that they don’t like Norton because it slows down their computers, among other things. So, I wonder what they will say to this:
Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition!
It’s designed to gamer specifications after taking into account endless feedback over the years.
This software, in the words of Symantec, “won’t bother you while you’re in the middle of a game”.
It uses less than 6MB memory, installs in under a minute, adds less than one second to boot time, averages scans in less than 35 seconds and waits till your computer is idle before performing resource intensive actions.
Symantec hosted a Counter-Stike gaming tournament on Wednesday to allow gamers to experience firsthand the NAV GE.
To be more accurate, you don’t experience it because you’re not supposed to feel or see it (unless you specifically want to). We had a few great sessions of lag-free gaming at Cathay E2MAX.
I took Unker Kell and RN1209 with me to the event and we were put in a team to challenge three other guests.
ME! PLAYING FPS!
Actually, I wasn’t too bad. I even managed to get in quite a number of kills. But our team still lost. Blah. It’s all my fault!! *cries*
I’ve never played Counter-Strike before but I think it’s fun. Don’t mind playing again.
Our tournament was actually just a farce. The real tournament happened with the real experts. Team Titans (four-time WCG Singapore champions) vs some other team whose name I’ve forgotten. I’m sorry!!
The Titans (in red) won. Congrats to them!
It’s fun to scrub animals all day
Don’t ask me! I don’t know anything! I deny everything! I plead insanity!
I am now playing…
…on the DS, in lieu of bedtime reading.
Yes, it’s my bedtime poking activity. The Goonfather says I’m very noisy.
I haven’t gotten any new DS games in ages so I’m playing old games. =P It’s one of those damn annoying games but you can’t help getting addicted to it. Argh.
Basically, you’re a vet. While taking care of your own needs (like all Sims games), you’re healing pets every day.
Pet owners will come to you and say, “My pet is ill,” and you say, “I will fix him up!” and if you do, you earn money. If you don’t, you get stoned.
Sometimes, pet owners will come to you and say, “My pet is ugly.”
I AM NOT JOKING.
The cure for the ugly disease is to buy clothes and accessories and dress the pet up. LOL.
Other diseases include flu, worms, dirty and broken limbs.
What a stupid game.
Results of last week’s contest
This is the winning entry for the limited edition Halo Wars cap!
LOL. Peaches Mode is in agreement with me.
Congratulations SpiritAngelo! Your dedication to the cause has touched me!
And, now, BONUS GIVEAWAY!!
I actually have two of these caps. One is supposed to be mine to keep, but I’ve decided to award another winner because this other entry is so insane it made me laugh.
Like… seriously… *speechless*
Congratulations Leo! Your insanity has moved me!
If the both of you would kindly contact me, I will send you the secret map to the location of your treasure.
Win a mystery prize
I can’t decide what to give out this week and I’m bored of taking boring product photos every week. So this week’s prize will be a mystery. Haha.
The contest will be super easy.
Be the first person to correctly tell me what game the screenshot at the top of today’s GGF is of!
(To make it not too easy, you have to give the exact full name, as it is written on the game box, or wherever, to qualify.)
Er… no closing date. The contest will remain until someone gets the prize.
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In case you’re wondering about today’s title, it’s just random and has no significance to anything.
I’m just sleepy today (not enough sleep last night). When I’m sleepy and tired, I tend to be less conscientious about making sense.
Who cares about titles, anyway?
Happy Chinese New Year!