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Greetings loyal FooBear408 minions! Looks like another liveblog this Friday will be taking place in my neck of the woods: San Francisco.
The event hailed as the “Engadget Meetup” is being hosted in fog city this time (the event was in NYC last year) and the list of guests is quite impressive. Everyone from PlayStation to OnLive is going to be there, and, of course, yours truly, will be there rubbing elbows and kissing babies. Autographs after my work is done though, Tosh really seems to get out the proverbial liveblog whip…
Greetings, true believers!
It’s your smarmy internet buddy checking in, FooBear408. I was able to attend the Dragons Age 2 event in San Francisco last night and unbeknown to me, “gift bags” and free stuff abounded and were plentiful for the taking. Now, where I wasn’t able to grab some of the totally awesome stuff, I was able to grab two equally mind-exploding items..
[tab:Preview Part 1]This is my official preview of an officially terrible game. I don’t know where to to start with the unoriginal idea concept itself or the monotone and washed out color palettes. Now if you happened to be …
We’re all friends here, right? I think you and I have developed a certain kinship that’s formed between two people that have something in common. Now mind you, I don’t think we’re at the “you introduce me to your friends and I’ll introduce you to mine” phase…and we’re certainly not at the “hey foobear, I heard you drive a truck and do you think you can sacrifice your entire weekend to help me move, even though it’s double xp weekend” phase. Not even close, captain. Ok, so friends may be a stretch – how about buddies? I like the sound of that, it’s got a nice ring to it. Don’t worry – our friendship won’t involve anything heavy like ocean-side walks or picking out new drapes for my living room. It’s going to involve you and I talking about what needs to be talked about. I’m talking serious business here, new buddy. So let me get to down to brass tacks…
The PlayStation 3.
We like it. We love it. We want more of it. I personally cherish my little black friend, and even though I’m now recently emotionally invested in the newest 160gb console, I still keep in touch with my eldest 80gb which is just only mere feet away in the other room. A technological wonder in every respect, a tasty little blu ray player as well as gaming device. So many features, you begin to lose count and wonder where the fountain of awesome will actually run out. A steal of a deal and easily locatable at most retailers for around a paltry $300, you’ll be able to score a pretty wizard bundle including at least a game for nothing more than your troubles – with me so far?
I’ve been sitting here for the past 20 minutes looking at a blank screen on my iPhone4, not sure how to type this next article. Should I make it a “puff” piece? What should I do? Should I stick to the facts? Should I just base it on personal experience like I have with my past articles and hope you all don’t come after me with torches and pitchforks? What should I do? Should i just bombard you with sales figures and other overwhelming stats? What should I do? Should I NOT rip off Lebron James and just get to the point? That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Let’s face it, the man is like Indiana Jones on steroids. He’s a downright, no punch pulling – hero. He’s also quite brash when facing danger right in the eye. He’s the kind of guy that doesn’t run from bullets, but takes the shortest path to them. He’s got zingy one-liners and a chiseled jawline. He knows how to handle himself in a fight and knows his way around a weapon or two. If you’re planning on going into a gunfight, you’re going to want this cat on your team. He’s got past loves and current ones. He has enemies and then he’s got people that just want nothing more on this earth then to watch him die slowly – the purest of villains. He’s also a complete workup of fiction. Created by a small Santa Monica development studio – Naughty Dog, way back in early 2006.
Greetings, loyal FooBear408 minions. It’s time once again to curl up around the proverbial campfire and listen to FooBear spin another yarn…but not just any yarn. Far from it – true believers – this yarn has quality fiber and has been sheared from the finest of sheep. The kind of yarn you’d be proud to weave into a real ugly holiday sweater or possibly some really well fitted gloves. You know? The ones with the individual finger thingies? I got to be honest, I don’t even know what in the blue hell that even means…”to spin a yarn”. I’m not even sure where I was going with the yarn thing and I’m even more positive that the payoff was pretty weak. So here’s the deal: I’m going to go ahead and start fresh on another paragraph.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had an affinity for video games. Being able to escape into an alternate reality and be someone else, even it’s just for a little bit. It’s also nice to make sure the right side of my brain is still fully functional. Even if half my brain power is devoted fully to finding the out the real reason why my PSN friend “Dvs-1” has the ability to hide inside a bush and possess the jaw-dropping ninja skills to dump bullets on people and go 38-1 in the latest chapter of explosions and war: Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off, screaming at my teammates because nobody has spy plane and the same dude keeps sneaking up behind me and slicing me like some sort of vindictive deli clerk. And of course, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s why we play and love video games, right? The different frustrating gameplay variables, the visual aspects and ultimately – to be challenged enough to care to keep playing the game you just coughed up some serious clams for.
A foobear is cross between a pug dog (sometimes referred to as a “foo” dog) and the bear part being a horribly overweight guy who likes to refer to himself in the third person. The 408 ending is just an area code reference…so chew on that, it’s delicious.
Now that we have that out of the way, let me get directly to the point, fearless reader. The reason why we even come to this blog. The reason we huddle together in dark basements and even darker living rooms. It’s the reason I sit on my couch during most weekends and hiss like a vampire when my girlfriend opens the curtains or turns on a light. That little black technological wonder – the Playstation 3.
Recently over the holiday weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of my girlfriends’ parents stay with us. Her stepdad enjoys watching gameplay on my super awesome tv, usually commenting on the graphics and how smooth everything looks. It was then time to open presents on Christmas morning and low and behold I received the new Logitech 960 wireless headset as well as other mind exploding gifts. So as you can imagine I was eager to set up these ear goggles and rushed with baited breath and begin the daunting task of setting this headset up with my little black friend.