By The Letter L
Planetside Shit: I never did get in to see the game I was most excited about, but a couple guys from Planetside Center hooked me up with what they saw. They put up some good stuff on their site as well, and everybody can have some.
C&C Generals Stuff: This is a great description of the Generals demo that was shown at E3, and I trust Warrior to tell the story. A couple E3’s ago, he and I were lamenting the lack of properly modeled supressive fire in squad-based first person shooters, and it was then that I decided to keep an eye out for his opinions on things.
Jon Katz Review of Dogtown and Z-Boys: I started caring about pop-culture documentaries when they started talking about my culture. This one joins Scratch and Bang the Machine in a recent spate of gleeful examinations.
Silent Hill 3: I already talked about it a little bit, but I need to explicitly establish that I think Silent Hill is the best franchise in gaming. This IGN Article claims that the story contains all new characters, which is fine, but a little disappointing - from the vague dialogue present in the trailer, I’d let myself hope that the new, female protagonist was connected to the first game. I won’t say how, because I’m nice. Whatever anyone says, until I have more information, I choose to believe that Konami’s gone for a bit of continuity in number three.
GameSpot’s Shenmue II Coverage: There was a button on the controller you could manipulate to change the look of the game at any time - the basic one with a light glow around all characters, a black and white filter, and a red/orange filter. It doesn’t really look as good as I was hoping it might, but it’s not done yet, and no matter how it turns out it’ll at least load faster than the DC version. Sheesh.
Mashimaro: Think “Marshmallow.” Think of an insane nation that lets creatures like this run free.