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Forza Motorsport 3 - Raw Demo Impressions

I also posted this on pinoyxbox.com

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Finished downloading Forza 3 at 1:45AM. Finished playing the demo at around 2:40AM.

Unbelievable, completely lives up to the hype; everything they've said about this game is true. I'm shocked at how much fun it was to play for a 'simulator'!

The other day I was trying out Need for Speed Shift, which, at the end of the day, really reminded me of Grid/PGR. This one....this is an animal all its own, it just FEELS so different in terms of driving model, and that's what seems to make it special. The 60FPS really does help enhance the 'feel' of the driving, and the way the cars move and behave is like no other driving game I've ever played before. Perhaps Forza 2 is the only game that comes close. I'm surprised they were able to even surpass that!

When I first bought my PS3 one of the games I purchased with high hopes was Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which had those dazzling cutscenes playing back on most websites.…

Forza Motorsport 3 - Fujimi Kaido Drift Trailer

Absolutely spectacular even for a game trailer - it is quite difficult to drive like the way they demonstrated there. Even more amazing that they used in-game footage; which means it can be done by players in the game itself, if they spent enough time with it.

Pre-TGS 2009 - Blazblue: Continuum Shift Announced in Famitsu!

Forums such as Neogaf.com and Dustloop.com are reporting the appearance of the next update to Blazblue, titled "Blazblue: Continuum Shift". Reports say that this game will first appear in Japanese arcades some time in late September 2009, and it will add 2 new characters to the game. One of the new characters, Tsubaki Yayoi, was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu.


For more on the game, check out this thread on Dustloop.com forums.

Forza Motorsport 3 Demo IN FOUR DAYS....

For a few months now, Turn 10 Studios has been showing off pictures and videos of Forza Motorsport 3, and everything they've shown thus far has been very impressive. In a few days time we will find out if the videos, pictures and claims about gameplay will be proven to be true....the Forza Motorsport 3 Demo is coming out on the Xbox Live Marketplace this coming September 24, 2009!

Forza 2 was a fantastic driving simulator but still left a lot to be desired in terms of visuals compared to its rival, the Gran Turismo series. Turn 10 seems to have taken this criticism to heart; every screenshot and video for the game attests to that, showing off incredible quality and improved design at every possible level, while maintaining that hardcore degree of driving simulation that the Forza series has built a grand reputation for.

September 24 can't come soon enough! Most likely for Asia the demo will be released on September 24 at around 4-7PM Philippine time (just my guess).

Blazblue Ranked Matches - Personal Stats

My extra 1 month free Xbox Live trial on my Xbox 360 is almost up. I'm still pondering on whether to buy a new Live card or just use up all the trials I have left. I'm saving on expenses so I just can't buy every game that comes out...the same goes for Live subscriptions. The one saving grace of the Playstation 3's online model is that it's free....it's just too bad for the Xbox that it doesn't look like Microsoft is going to change their Xbox Live multiplayer policy anytime soon (A paid, gold subscription is required to play online for the Xbox 360....) :(
That said, I've been using my XBL trial account for Blazblue (almost) exclusively for the past 30 days, accumulating more than 500 total matches on my Blazblue Drive Card, and getting on the top 100 Jin players for the month on Ranked Match play. I'm still enjoying this fighting game a lot. I love how each match never gets predictable, and when you change tactics and style it really forces your op…

The Year is Winding Down....

Yes, it's early (September), but it seems for me, for gaming, the year's winding down. We already have so much information on the games coming towards the end of the year that I feel my anticipation for new games is lessening lately. The only game I'm getting before the year ends is Forza Motorsport 3. I'll probably just rent Halo ODST because I'm getting the impression that it's just a quick-cash-in by Microsoft on their storied franchise (It doesn't help that Master Chief isn't in the game....)

I don't know if my enthusiasm for gaming is just waning, or I just feel generally unexcited for the coming lineup, for all systems (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii). Tekken 6....might not get it due to monetary concerns, and I was never a huge, huge tekken fan (I do respect the local scene for it, though). And I realized that I've played so much of Blazblue and Street Fighter IV that I'm thinking I need a break from fighting games in general.

Pinoyxbox Members Go to PAX 2009!

PXB members Kantoboy and GM were able to attend the Penny-Arcade Expo 2009! More pictures over on this thread at Pinoyxbox.com.

WANTED: Criselda Dayag for the murder of Alexis Tioseco & Nica Bohinc

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=501774&publicationSubCategoryId=65

Victims were Canadian Alexis Tioseco, 29, and his live-in-partner Slovenian Nica Bohinc, 30, both died on the spot after they were gunned down inside their house at 39 Times Street in Barangay West Triangle.
Elenzano said that they are now locating the couple’s new helper identified only as a certain Criselda, 46, and the three male suspects involved in the robbery-homicide case.The police official said that the suspects took off aboard the couple’s Ford Lynx (CPW-329) and still undetermined types and amount of valuables from the house.Magdalena Patpat, who has been working as a maid for the couple for three years, told policemen that Criselda has been working for the couple for a month after a friend recommended the suspect to her.At around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Patpat was watching television when Criselda asked permission to go out to a store. Criselda then returned accompanied by three armed men wh…

Gamehopper Offering TEKKEN 6 Pre-Order Promotion

For gamers based in the Philippines, Gamehopper is now accepting pre-orders for the highly anticipated release of TEKKEN 6 for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360! This title will cap off what has been an amazing year for fighting games.