Knight's Style

Monday, August 29, 2005

Frame City Killer...

Ok, i'll admit it: I'm a gameaholic. There. I said it.

Now having done that, I have to admit one of my recent favorite websites to visit - Frame City Underground

Frame City Underground, or FCU for short, is a promo site for the game. Not like the informational site for the game, but more of a meeting place for those who can't wait to play it. You see, Frame City is an Xbox 360 game, and this site is made to hype it up to the MAXIMUM by more word-of-mouth. The weird part about it is that I ENJOY doing it! The site offers different "Missions" to earn you points, and those points add up to a prize depending on whether or not you've accumulated enough FC$ and Rank. Prizes include an Xbox 360, HDTV, and a copy of the game, and everyone on the site has the chance to earn them.

If you'd like to see the game in action, click here to view the Frame City Killer - XBox Summit Trailer and see for yourself if you like the game.

If you like it, you can either visit the Frame City Killer Official Site, or join up at the Frame City Underground. My name on the site is Deejay_Knight. Come by the forums sometime, and chat about whether or not YOU like the game too!

Deejay_Knight would like to invite you to become a member of Frame City Underground!

The Xbox 360 comes in 2 Flavors - and One of them isn't a good one...

In one of the most bone-headed moves i've seen made by a huge company, Microsoft is releasing two different versions of the Xbox 360:

The $299 version is the "Core" package. It holds just the Xbox 360, a wired controller, and regular A/V cables.

The $399 version is the "Premium" package. This package, on the other hand, comes with a wireless controller, XBL headset, 360 remote, 20GB Hard Drive, and HD A/V cables.

It's CLEARLY the better value, and I feel bad for the individual who buys the Core....

Let's just wait and see if they notice the hardcore gamers - the ones who made their system known in the first place - reactions as they collectively smack themselves on the head wondering HOW a company so huge could make such a stupid mistake. Hopefully they notice.

They could take action to make the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) STANDARD in every console. To make more money like they obviously want to, they could launch a 40GB HDD along with the system. By doing this, they effectively give gamers a good deal by making the HDD standard, AND giving a bigger HDD option for the more hardcore gamers who will most likely buy the bigger option.

Here's my personal plea to Microsoft:

FIX THIS FIASCO. Hardcore gamers like the Xbox not only because it was the most powerful, but because the games that we notice MOST make use of the HDD in your system... By taking it out you effectively undo the revolutionary advance you made in gaming by adding the HDD in the first place. Have some decency and give us what we want - a HDD in EVERY Xbox 360 shipped. You'll be glad you did.

It's been a good long time...

...but it's time for an update.MAN, is this school trying to kill me! Luckily, it's in a good way - here goes:

I graduate from this school (Full Sail Real World Education) on September 30th with a degree in Digital Media, and i've already been pushing my resume out to a bunch of places. Come to find out this past week though, they're starting a Bachelors' Degree of the program i'm taking, and they named it Digital Arts and Design. My dilemma? I'm already going broke in school as it IS, but the best thing I can do is to invest in myself while i'm still young, ya know? I have to get it figured out SOON, but i'm leaning toward taking the Bachelors'. I talk with my financial aid advisor sometime this week though, so hopefully it goes well.