Thursday, February 26, 2009

Digital Dollars

Looks like I need to add some money to my Playstation Wallet and buy some Microsoft Imaginary Space Bucks. The downloadable content that's been released in the past week has been darn near insane in both scope and quality. 

Here's a rundown of what I'm picking up:

  • Prince of Persia: Epilogue
  • Mirror's Edge Time Trial Pack
  • Noby Noby Boy
  • Flower*
  • Burnout Legendary Car Pack
As someone who only ever spends his money on whole Xbox Live Arcade games and Rock Band tracks, this is a whole lot of expansion content for one week. 

You'll also notice that Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and the Damned is not on that list. I will definitely be getting into why in a later post.

What expansion content do you guys buy? I'm curious if releasing stuff like this gets people to hold onto games they'd otherwise trade/lend/use as costers...


*Yes, I bought this last week, but it was in the calendar week, so I'm adding it to the list!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ninja-Star Power

I got stuck in Best Buy waiting for a friend today and ended up sorting through the DS games.

On the heels of the Rock Band PSP announcement today, I was surprised to discover that there is another, possibly more AWESOME portable music game that already exists;

Someone. ANYONE. Please make this happen. 


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Burnout: Paradise - "Panama" > "Paradise City"

I have been playing hell of Burnout: Paradise this weekend.

It's amazing how much I'm enjoying it, as I hate driving in general*, and driving GAMES specifically. But Criterion manages to take all the things that normally drag other games down - the simulation style controls, crashing once ruining your good time, and generally just smashing your opponents - and make it their trademark. Well done. Add on all the free content and DLC that they've put onto their platform and Burnout: Paradise quickly becomes an amazing game and an even more amazing achievement for a developer.

I do, however, have one beef with the game: The soundtrack.

Luckily, both platforms allow you to play your own damn music.

So presented here, in full, is my soundtrack for Burnout: Paradise. I shuffle the hell out of them, so pay no attention to the order. But know that all 48 of these tracks are perfectly suited for driving the hell out of cars. 

  1. Panama - Van Halen**
  2. Circle, Square, Triange - Test Icicles
  3. Out of My Mind - The Konks
  4. Back in Black - The Hives
  5. Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
  6. OLE! - The Bouncing Souls
  7. PDA - Interpol
  8. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne***
  9. Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
  10. Nausea - Beck
  11. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
  12. Random - Lady Sovereign
  13. Lyrical Swords - GZA & Ras Kass
  14. Song 2 - Blur
  15. Rock N Roll Train - AC/DC
  16. Dancing Queen - Abba
  17. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
  18. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
  19. Positive Contact - Deltron 3030
  20. Method Man - Wu Tang Clan
  21. Here's Your Future - The Thermals
  22. Troublemaker - Weezer
  23. Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault - Jawbreaker
  24. Do You Want To? - Franz Ferdinand
  25. Bone Machine - Pixies
  26. This is a Call - Foo Fighters
  27. Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
  28. Helter Skelter - The Beatles
  29. Just a Gigolo (I Ain't Got Nobody) - David Lee Roth
  30. Shimmy Shimmy Ya - Old Dirty Bastard
  31. Hello There (Steve Albini Version) - Cheap Trick
  32. The Power Is On - The Go! Team
  33. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  34. 99 Problems (Helter Skelter Mix) - Danger Mouse
  35. Kiss Off - Violent Femmes
  36. Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
  37. American Hearts - Piebald
  38. Hold Music - Architecture in Helsinki
  39. Beat It - Michael Jackson
  40. Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
  41. Perfect Hair - Danger Doom
  42. The Final Countdown - Europe
  43. The Militia - Gang Starr
  44. You Vandal - Saves the Day
  45. Dirt of Your Shoulder - Jay-Z
  46. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  47. Baba O'Riley - The Who
  48. Highway to Hell - AC/DC

And with that, I return to Paradise City to smash things to tiny bits. 

I suggest you do the same.


*I don't even have my license for realsies.
** Despite "Paradise City" by Guns N Roses being on disc, Panama by Van Halen is the perfect song for this game. PERFECT. 
*** Look, I seriously don't even want to hear about it, okay?