Tag: Coffee Talk
Posted on September 15th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Today's Specials, Videogames. 45 comments
I'm so bummed that I'm missing Tokyo Game Show. Part of it is that it's always incredibly fun hanging out with writer, developer, and PR friends in Tokyo. Part of it is that the karaoke is simply the best (I've never seen so many Pixies songs available anywhere else in the world). Lastly, part of it is that my tastes lean towards Japanese games and the announcements are usually super exciting for gamers like me. Here are five things I'm looking forward to hearing more about during TGS 2010.
Posted on September 13th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Comics, Today's Specials, Videogames, WWE. 10 comments
Thanks to WWE NXT, I have found my new "ultimate woman" for the next decade -- AJ Lee. She's obviously a beautiful woman that wrestles, but I've learned that she loves comic books and videogames. I don't see how you can beat this combination. She could beat the crap out of baby seals with a baseball bat she made from a tree plucked from a rain forest she decimated and I'd still adore her. She seems to be the perfect combination of beauty, brains, athleticism, and nerdcore.
Posted on September 10th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 133 comments
Warning: I'm going to get a little sappy on you today. You see, as I was in Asia playing Wordfeud for Android with Big Blak and Slickyfats, I was amazed at how gaming brought us all together. Whether it's reading the stuff I write, talking it up in the comments section, or playing games together while thousands of miles apart, gaming binds us (like The Force in Star Wars). It's just a powerful and awesome thing.
Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, iPhone, Mobile Tech, Today's Specials. 12 comments
A year ago, I was all about physical keyboards on mobile phones. While the virtual keyboard on my iPhone 3GS was somewhat acceptable, I greatly preferred the speed and accuracy of my BlackBerry 8900. Virtual keyboards on Android have improved a lot in the last year, but they still aren't great. Opting for a virtual keyboard over a "real" one seemed crazy to me. Then something happened that totally changed my preference -- I discovered Swype.
Posted on September 8th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Wii, Xbox 360. 36 comments
While I was in Asia, Sony announced that PlayStation Plus customers are eligible for a discount on the PlayStation Protection Plan. The deal adds a bit of value to PlayStation Plus, but I was wondering how many of you care about console warranties. Certainly console buyers -- especially new ones that were burned by the Xbox 360's red ring of death -- are more cautious these days, but does that translate into plopping down cash on something like the PlayStation Protection Plan or a Best Buy warranty?
Posted on September 7th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Movies, Not Reviews, Today's Specials. 36 comments
I caught up on several movies while flying to and around Asia. Most of them were new releases that are out of theaters but not yet available on Blu-ray/DVD. There were some surprises for me, but for the most part I was happy that I didn't pay money to see these movies in theaters. Here's the rundown.
Posted on September 3rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 32 comments
The title of this edition of Coffee Talk should really be "While I Was Out", but then it wouldn't fit in with one of my favorite Mr. Majestic trade paperbacks. Majestros is cool and underrated. You should read his books. Anyway, today's question is really simple: what was the biggest gaming news while I was away from the site?
Posted on August 26th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 391 comments
A few days ago, Rpadholic bsukenyan made some interesting statements on the importance of story over graphics in videogames. He wrote:
Posted on August 25th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 34 comments
The other day we talked about games we loved because of their writing. Now it's time to enter the bitter barn and drink some Haterade, because we're going to talk about games we loathed because of their writing! A bad story can ruin an otherwise excellent interactive experience. In my opinion, game writing has been getting better and better. Even games that are essentially mindless exercises in action are using top-quality writers. Still, there are plenty of dark episodes of the past to discuss.
Posted on August 24th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, iPhone, Mobile Tech, Today's Specials, Videogames. 33 comments
Mobile gaming is about to get huge. Yeah, I know it's a pretty big deal now and one of the fastest growing segments of the entire gaming industry, but it's going to get super huge. More importantly, it's going get super huge in a way that you care about. Why do I say this? Two reasons: Epic Games' Unreal Engine and id Software's id Tech 5.