It's on the mind

So what?

Monday, May 14, 2007 | 05:04 AM | by
You know, I'm probably one of the few Xbox 360 owners that just could not care less about Halo 3. I just don't give a shit. Halo was such a huge and pleasant surprise, and a great way to start off the Xbox and Halo 2 was new maps, new weapons, slightly better graphics, it was the sequel to the game that blew us all away. And now Halo 3... so what?

It's Halo. It's not like we don't know exactly what it's going to be like. Yeah, the graphics should be much sharper on the 360. And one would hope that means more than just a shinier plastic shader over everything. And it is Halo, and Halo has been good, so Halo 3 will be good, but... eh, I don't know. I just can't bring myself to care. Most anticipated game ever? Pfeh, whatever. Give me Mass Effect, Too Human, Phantom Hourglass, Crackdown 2, Condemned 2 (etc etc) over Halo 3 any day.

I also can't say I'm a huge fan of the caliber of gamer that Halo online multiplayer attracts. I fully intend to ignore the beta for at least the first week. I figure let all the idiots rush the field and squeak themselves into oblivion. I'll try it towards the end, because I am curious to see where improvements have been made, and who knows, maybe I'll see something there that gets me excited for Halo again.

I'm honestly not holding my breath.

The official word

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | 04:08 PM | by
Though it's been a rumor, and even started hitting some blog sites last night, it's now been officially announced and I feel confident reporting it here. Sigil Games, the developer behind Vanguard, has been dissolved. SOE has fully acquired Vanguard and a good size of the Sigil staff.

I just want to say that I feel bad for the Sigil employees getting laid off. I know its got to be tough to work so hard for something and it just doesn't quite go the way you want it to.

On the other hand, I think SOE management will be a good thing for the game. I will continue to play and await patches and changes. I enjoy the game, and I think that SOE has the money and experience to throw at it to continue to improve it. EQ 2 is thriving under SOE, and I think it would be great if Vanguard could experience some of that. I think this is probably the best thing for Vanguard.

Oh yes

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | 07:42 PM | by
This may be the best thing I've ever seen.

Update: Here it is on YT, though the HD is worth the download.