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Jun 22 tokyo, robotech, PSP, lancoza by Ebrahim Sadien |
In other giant robot news, there is a new Macross game out for the PSP. You that you want it.
And yes, my name is Ebrahim and I have an unhealthy love of giant robots.
Jan 01 xbox, wii, tokyo, playstation by Ebrahim Sadien |
I really thought that 2008 was the year of the PlayStation 3. Finally the hardware would be matched to a significant and exclusive games catalog. But as the year wore on nothing materialised that could really justify the PS3 price tag. Post the Tokyo Game Show the signs seemed to indicate that the tide had turned against title exclusivity further diminishing any justification for buying a PS3. When Final Fantasy was announced for the Xbox 360, I was pretty sure we had entered the End of Days.
I think that Sony has lost this round of the console war and that only a major price cut can save it. Speaking of which, with the Global financial crisis, Sony is in no position to increase the competiveness of the PS3 with a price cut. What's that sound...sounded like the last nail to me ...
Jan 07 xbox, tokyo by Ebrahim Sadien |
I bought an Xbox 360 controller from Hori when I was in Tokyo. It is not pink which is a bonus. It feels more ergonomic than the Microsoft controller but the analogue sticks are longer which takes a little getting used.
I hoped to source third party Xbox 360 peripherals from Japan but there was not much on offer. The one’s that I did find were of the super cheap and tacky variety. There were alot of third party peripherals for the PS3 and Wii so I guess it means the Japanese really don’t like the Xbox 360.
Sep 19 tokyo by Ebrahim Sadien |
Well it took a total of 24 hours from Cape Town International to my hotel room in Tokyo. 11 Hours from Cape Town to Singapore, a 5 hour stop-over in Singapore, 6 hours from Singapore to Tokyo and a 1 hour train ride to the hotel. A flying experience that I can only describe as zombifying. It took 13 hours of sleep to return to some level of normality.