Random Muesli

So the DSi has a release date and price in Australia, and awesomely, it’s not too far off.

EB in true form have already demanded offered preorders, eager to take your money without the nuisance of parting with their goods. Which sucks, because that’s really my favourite part.

I’ve had my eye on the DSi since it was announced last October, ever intrigued with the promise of downloadable titles, ready to shed the shackles of physical media and begin my new trouble free life. But my focus has changed, and these bits of plastic do look appealing. The more explorative clickers will notice one of those links directs directly to a page about Pokemon Platinum.

I’m not sure I want to catch ‘em all, but I’m prepared to say I want to catch some. Specifically the cool ones, like the ghosts and shit.

Sometime this week Killzone 2 and myself will both visit the same store. I’ll start a conversation and wont even know why – I’m already taking her home; the $100 in my wallet is the guarantee. Maybe I’m nervous, nervous about my decision. I want you K2, I know I do. Or I think I know I do. But thought insinuates doubt, maybe I think (I know) I don’t. In either case, I’m buying Killzone 2 because I own a Playstation, in the same way as I chase women because I own a penis; I’m buying it because god wants me to. I’m not arguing with him and you shouldn’t either, unless your prepared to wake up with a wii and vagina instead.

I can’t determine what my stance on the game is, looking at the last paragraph I’m unsure if I’ve advocated it’s mass purchase, or condemned it’s inevitability. Maybe you can decipher it, whatever, but you’ll follow my reservations when I drop the news that I don’t have a quality internet connection in the dark place I dwell. Allow me to make a comparison – playing Killzone 2 without online multiplayer is like.. say, for example, playing CoD4 without online multiplayer. Yeah, I thought that would illustrate my point.


3 Responses to “Random Muesli”

  1. February 25, 2009 at 12:50 AM

    I have a Nintendo DS, and a Blackberry, so between those two I can do basically everything the DSi accomplishes save for the DL titles. When I start seeing those games I’m excited over, I’ll get one but I’m more apt to get a iPod touch instead.

    Your reasons for buying Killzone 2 are almost the exact same reasons I bought Gears of War 2. It’s illustrated as such, I guess.

    Step 1: Own the console.
    Step 2: ?????
    Step 3: Buy the game.

    Sorry about your bad Internet connection. I can vouch that some games are just much more fun when played with others (like any FPS).

  2. February 27, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    So how is Killzone 2 treating ya?

    I responded to your comment on my blog, by the way.

  3. 3 Jackie
    March 3, 2009 at 7:31 AM

    I think i’ll wait until the DSi either comes out in pretty colours or comes down in price.. i think $300 is a bit steep for a hand held when you can get an xbox 360 for the same price.. i am hanging out for pokemon platinum though.. I’ve caught about 300 on pearl so far.. but if you play pokemon on the DSi you wont be able to catch ’em all because it doesnt have a slot for gameboy advanced games..

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