*geek post ahead*

It has been a long time since I’ve been considered a ‘noob’ or newbie (new comer or novice player) at anything. However, I feel like a total noob w/my foray into the Xbox 360. Microsoft does gets points for making the website very centric and tightly intergrated into the console itself. Logging on via the console or the internet yields the same results albeit different formats.

My cheesy gamertag.

So far my game list consists of Doom 3, Halo 2, and Gears of War. The latter being the only one released specifically for the new 360 console. Doom was a favorite PC game back in the day when it first hit the scene. V3 has definitely come a long way since then. Halo 2 was a benchmark in graphics when it was released for the original Xbox. Gears of War blows’em all way w/so much detail, it is like controlling an animated movie.

My only beef w/GOW is aiming. Aiming on a standard game controller is a bit dodgy and makes gameplay very slow until you finally get fragged so many times you improve from sheer repetition. You can see from my tag list, I haven’t gotten very far yet. I’m still jumping around the level trying to explore (and getting fragged in the process).

And even though I’m all signed up for online game play, I’ll probably hold off for awhile until I no longer feel like a noob. I like that Microsoft is playing hard ball w/gamers who resort to cheating to get an upper advantage. I’m sure it won’t go away but it makes it more enjoyable for the average gamer like myself. I game for enjoyment not competition. If some no-life lackey cheats and constantly beats everyone, it ruins the experience (and Microsofts bottom line).

For now, I’m very happy w/the the console and have enough games to keep me busy for at least a few months.

3 thoughts on “Gamer”

  1. Well Moby, if you feel like a “noob”, then just consider me a “neo-luddite”. My last video game system was Colecovision. 😉

  2. Moby you should join us gaymers on GOW as a lot of us are noobs but even the guys that bring their “A” game have a lot of fun also. It’s just nice to get together and chat online while chainsawing people in half! 😉

  3. Two games to consider for 360: Oblivian (Elder Scrolls IV) – Amazing game if you like a lot of open-ended gameplay. Graphics are the best, you can see just about every blade of grass. The other is Dead Rising – The save game mechanism isn’t the best or most logical, but the chance to massacre literally thousands of zombies more than makes up for it! 🙂 Whether you want to run them over, chainsaw them or hit them with a purse (though a bowling ball is more effective), it’s a great stress-reliever. Have fun… it’s a good system and thanks for the info on Gears of War. It’s probably the next one I get.

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