Marvel Ultimate Alliance

As mentioned previously, I’ve been a little under the weather lately. So to pass the time I’ve been playing my PSP quite a bit.

During my year-end Let’s Avoid Taxes By Buying Boatloads of Stuff period (AKA LATBBBoS) I picked up a copy of Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

Now I’m not a huge gamer per se, and generally these sort of RPG things where you increase your striking power by +5% when the moon is full and you’re wearing Haggar slacks leave me more than a little confused. Add to that the generally poor quality of super-hero games historically, and even I wondered what I was doing.

But this thing got some great reviews, and the X-men titles I’d played were a lot of fun, so I took a chance.

(This is for Mike Lynch) WOWEE-WOW-WOW!

Take a look at this YouTube vid:

OK, the quality is nowhere near what you see on the screen, but I think you get the idea.

I’ve been having the time of my life with this game. Right now my team is Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America and Spider Woman. And I’m kicking some butt on the Easy level.

The thing is kind of a button masher, but I’ve gotten used to it.

Add to that the ability to team up with other players, track your stats and progress, and chat online, and you’ve got a pretty cool package.

Here’s my villain scorecard as of now:

Villian Scorecard

And some of my current stats:


OK, I know pretty much every 8-year-old in America can kick my butt up down and sideways on this game, but I don’t care; it’s accessible enough that I can play however I’d like.

So, there you have it. I blogged about it, so it’s a write-off! ‘Nuff said!

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Andertoons on My PSP

I’m a mid-thirties male, so it kinda goes without saying that I’m into video games.

I wouldn’t say I’m a hardcore gamer; I’m not playing against or with anyone online in an MMORPG (I actually had to look that up, and to be honest, I’m still not sure I got it right), I’ve never played Halo, or Final Fantasy, and I let my X-Men game take care of leveling me up and all that because I have no idea what it’s talking about. But I do like games!

So recently I bought myself a Sony PSP. I know, I coulda/shoulda waited for the PS3 or the Wii, but in a house with two kids, I needed a game system I could tote around more easily.

For the past few weeks I’ve been happily playing Loco Roco and X-Men Legends II, but I’ve been noticing that this little gadget has a lot more to it.

With the wife at a craft fair and both kids napping, I took the opportunity to try out the browser on this and hook it up to my wireless router.

It’s slow. Really slow so far, but I did manage to bring up everyone’s favorite cartoon website!

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Neat huh?

OK, the layout’s kinda screwy here and there, and, again, it’s painfully slow, but it’s pretty damned cool all the same.

And it’s getting my head swirling with all sorts of possibilities! Between iPods and PSPs and whatever the Zune ends up turning out like, this sort of instant personal media bodes well for cartoonists.

OK, back to Loco Roco!

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