Addictions

January 24, 2008 at 3:26 pm (Craps, Tech, Useless Information)

Just a quick update on my latest addictions:

1)Keane – Is It Any Wonder
I’ve never been much of a Keane fan – or rather, never bothered to listen to their songs despite the pseudo-hype – but I was given a CD by AiLing of Warner just the other day that featured the song “Is It Any Wonder”. I probably heard it on the radio before but I guess I just didn’t take note of it. I instantly got hooked onto the guitar rift and the dreamy bridge/chorus. So much that it’s my current favorite song to listen to while stoned. Heh!

2)Manic Street Preachers ft. Nina Perrson – Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
Ditto to the above – I never actually downloaded a MSP song to date, nor have I actively made an effort to tune into one of their songs on the radio. I wouldn’t be able to identify any of their other songs if you played them to me, nor would I be able to identify any of their band members (they’re a band, aren’t they?!). The song “Your Love Alone Is Not Enough” was the second song to catch my attention on the CD from AiLing, and I instantly recalled the no-bullshit rift a section of it’s MTV I once saw on TV. Not my favorite song, but it’s damn fucking catchy.

** I just found out that Nina was the ex front lady of The Cardigans. Probably explained why her voice sounded so fucking familiar! **

3)Nintendo DS
After months of wanting one, I finally got my grubby hands on a spankin’ new Nintendo DS Lite. Thanks Gwen! Since receiving it, I’ve bought myself a R4 card from Mid Valley and loaded up a good selection of games onto the micro SD card (thanks Charlene!), and spammed the little buttons till it’s been totally out of batteries … TWICE. Yup. I’ve been so addicted to it that I’ve played it dry twice over the span of three days (well, two if you start count from the day I got my R4 card).

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Touch screen = fuckin chio!

It’s mad I’m tellin ya! I didn’t even go so gung ho when Gwen lent me the PS2! But at least I’m not the only one getting hooked on a mobile console – my housemate has been camping out in his room and smashing shit up in GTA on his PSP. Talking about the PSP, my mates keep on asking me why I opted for the DS. The PSP has much better graphics, and also a “better” selection of games available.

Well, to cut a long story short, the main reason I went for the DS would have to be just that. It’s different. The games on the PSP are too much like the games you’ll find on the PS2 (in my opinion), and since we already have a PS2 at home, I wanted something different. Sure, the graphics on the NDS aren’t barely as breathtaking as those you’ll see on the PSP (a NDS game ranges from 32-64 megs, while a PSP game can exceed 1GB) but the gameplay simply sits on a different level.

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Kill those fucking Goombas!

Think of the PSP as the portable PS2/3 and the NDS as a portable Wii. Like the Wii, the NDS doesn’t stick to the tried and tested gaming method – i.e. button smashing. Thanks to the touch screen and built in microphone, gameplay on the NDS ranges from vanilla button mashing (in Mario), to random stylus slashing (in Wario), to vocal commands (in Nintendogs), and even a combination of any of the above (buttons + stylus in Pokemon, buttons + stylus + microphone in Mario Party). The network aspect of the NDS is also pretty exciting – with built-in WiFi capabilities, you can link up to nearby NDS’ ad-hoc and play network games. Some games dont even require the other players to have the same game cartridge (or downloaded game lah haha). How kick ass is that?!

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It’s rated PG, so it can’t be THAT gay…

Rite now, I’m playing the New Super Mario Bros and Pokemon Diamond. Ok, so Pokemon might sound a tad gay, but so far it’s the best RPG game I have on the DS. I saw the Ninja Gaiden trailer on Gamespot, and it’s fucking chio. Can’t wait for it to be released!


Well, that’s about it for my short update. It’s back to work for a while, then it’s home to my NDS. Woot!

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