Zero Punctuation review of BioShock

Last night Andre introduced me to some very funny video reviews over on The Escapist. Thanks to James Francis for the original link to this video review of BioShock.

 

He has some other very cool zero punctuation reviews including Tomb Raider Anniversary, Console Rundown, Psychonauts and Heavenly Sword and Other Stuff. Go check them out, they really do rock.

PS. I was going to post the Tomb Raider Anniversary review by Zero Punctuation but Gavin beat me to it – next time I must remember to blog it here and not send out links on IM. :p

[tags]BioShock,Zero Punctuation,The Escapist[/tags]

Nintendo Wii pricing for South Africa

Ninetendo Wii The local niche game store BT Games has put up pre-order pricing for the Nintendo Wii console that is supposedly being launched at rAge this year and its got some Nintendo fans a little upset. James Francis from NAG magazine has the following to say in his blog post:

Now brace yourself – a Wii console will cost you R2899. That’s with the Sports game bundled in, but as far as I know all Wiis are bundled with one of those titles. You can’t get Wii Sports separately. Okay, it’s more or less what a console costs, except that the Wii is around $100 cheaper than the 360 Core unit (ignoring recent price cuts, which I don’t think have factored into our market yet). But over here you’ll pay R 200 MORE for a Wii than a Core unit.

To compare the prices fairly I checked the Amazon UK site as South Africa typically is grouped under Europe for things such as consoles. The Ninetendo Wii console bundled with Wii Sports retails online for £179.99 (roughly R 2600) and the Xbox 360 Core console is listed at the same price. So the South African pre-order price is R300 more than the UK whereas the current Xbox 360 Core console is only R100 more expensive in South Africa. Not such a huge difference but this is supposed to be pre-order pricing so I would expect it to be cheaper.

So will you be buying a Nintendo Wii instead of an Xbox 360? You can join in the discussion on the pricing over at the NAG forum here.

[tags]Xbox 360,Wii,South Africa[/tags]

Spring is here and its time for a new blog

For the last few years I’ve experimented with various blogging sites. I started off with my very first blog hosted by Blogger, but I wasn’t too impressed by it. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon the local dotnet.org.za community site run by Armand du Plessis but I found my home there and have been there ever since. I’ve tried to keep my posts relating to .NET however there is more to life than software development and architecture.

Seeing as I’m such a gaming nut I decided to create an Xbox gaming blog on the XboxBloggers.net community site run by Chris Lotter.

Last month I decided to get with the program and register yet another domain for a dedicated personal blog. And with that my CraigN.NET blog was born. A general blog with commentary about my life, my interests and everything that I find interesting. In terms of content I intend to blog at least once a week on various topics including .NET and Xbox 360 gaming. You can generally expect to read my opinions, and believe me I have enough of them, as well and the occasional bit of technology and product news.

[tags]blogging[/tags]