Checkpoint: The Backlog Buildeth

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It’s that time again. I’ve accumulated more games than I can possibly consume thanks to attractive deals and lengthy role playing games.

I’ve just completed The Witcher which I will have to write impressions on. And I’ve started Vanquish on the PlayStation 3. That’s two down, but many more to go:

  1. L.A Noire (PS3)
  2. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (360) *
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (360) *
  4. Katamari Forever (PS3)
  5. inFamous 2 (PS3) *

* – Denotes games that are on their way to me

Five games that are active on my list. I haven’t mentioned any of the Steam games I haven’t had time for.

Checkpoint: Ramping Up The Home Server Party Edition

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Got my Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA Hard Drive and successfully installed it into my Shuttle ST20G5. Windows Home Server 2011 recognized it and I was able to configure/format it within seconds. With that simple step out of the way, the long task of migrating 450+ GB of data from my HP Media Vault NAS to the 2TB hard drive within the Shuttle.

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Checkpoint: Calm Before The Storm 2009 Edition

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There was no Checkpoint last week because I was busy earning bonus cash. Bonus cash which I could then use for the next two months’ worth of games. It’s Labour Day weekend which means its the calm before the 2009 holiday gaming storm.

So let’s take a look what September and October has to offer. Note that I’ll be cherry picking the ones that I may be interested in (including the preferred platform). For the full list, I suggest you waltz on over to Gamespot.

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Katamari: Forever JPN Demo Impressions

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It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these demo impression things. There simply hasn’t been any worthwhile demos to speak of and that’s still the case for the North American PlayStation Store. Then about of the blue, a Tweet from @PSNStore announced the arrival of a Katamari: Forever demo on the Japansese store. I had to try it. I had to know if it was a real advancement for the series or an entry like Beautiful Katamari.

In many ways Beautiful Katamari felt like an upscaled PlayStation 2 iteration of Katamari. Along with the awful price tag and trying to pass on-disc content as additional downloadable content, Namco managed to turn Katamari into something I didn’t want. The Katamari: Forever demo is different. It looks like like a game which takes advantage of these high definition consoles and, above all else, it looks like a genuine amount of effort was put into it.

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