September 9, 2014: Day of the Tech Geek!

Tuesday last week was a big day in the tech geek world. Bungie, the video game company behind Xbox’s giant series Halo, launched their new cross platform game Destiny. In a previous post I mentioned that I had reserved a Special Edition Glacier White Playstation Bundle (check out that post here). The other big news is that Apple announced its new iPhone 6 and the accompanying Apple Watch….all I can say is that I want both of these devices!

Destiny has been an excellent ride so far. Currently I have played in areas on Earth, the Moon, and Venus. Destiny boasts four different forms of gameplay. There are missions that further the story, patrols which are open ended, strikes which pair players up over the internet to take on a particular mission of increased difficulty, and the PvP area they are calling the Crucible.

I have seen a couple of reviews online that describe the story to be lacking. The biggest thing that I thing could benefit the game is more cut speeches describing what is happening. When your character is first revived, your guide (a device called a ghost) tells you that you have been dead a long time and that you will see many things that do not make sense…many of these things can and in some cases are explained by cut scenes…I just think that there could be a little more story covered in these, or have a few more of them.

Players can choose one of three classes for their character to belong to. The Titan is usually on the front lines shooting and using different Melee attacks. The Hunter is the sniper and quick ninja-like players; focus here is on agility, either bringing the enemy down from afar and quickly moving on, or moving in for a quick silent kill. The Warlock has the power to buff members of your team as well as have some great powers for use against enemies.

I am going to write a full review once I have completed the full story.

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Console Wars: Playstation 4 vs Xbox One

So here is the story: I have stayed away from video game consoles for some time. The most current form that I own is an Xbox…an original Xbox. My parents bought a Wii when I was in college so I only played when I came home from college.

This never stopped me from having an opinion. I always enjoyed the Halo series so that was a mark for Xbox. I also disliked the Playstation controller. I was used it playing Gameboy, Nintendo, and Sega consoles where buttons were always referenced with letters, not shapes.

These two points were the entire basis of my loyalty to Xbox. I looked forward to purchasing an Xbox One, mainly because of previous loyalty, and the cool things that it was able to do with the Kinect. I have been looking forward to having an automated home system, and the Xbox One seemed to be a step in that direction.

Fast forward to E3. Destiny was the game that really caught my attention and became the game that I believed would bring me to purchase a new generation console. I couldn’t wait to play it on an Xbox One.

This is where things seemed to go off the rails. I recently found out that the developers will be granting more benefits and bonuses to Playstation. To top things off the people that I would play the game with already have PS4s.

After much thinking and some research I consulted the ultimate authority on games and toys in our house…Claire. I asked her if we should get an Xbox or a Playstation. She may have only heard the word “play” but the response “Playstation,” was almost instant.

So long story short, I have reserved a PS4 and a copy of Destiny for pickup on Tuesday when the game releases.

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