Nintendo unveiled the next game in the powerhouse Legend of Zelda franchise yesterday at E3. The new game, dubbed Skyward Sword, looks promising and unique. Using the precision from the Wii's Motion-Plus device, the player has quick controls of Link and his arsenal.
I've always been a Zelda fan. From an early age I've played the games and I've always enjoyed the challenges each game offers. The main reason for me buying my Wii was for Twilight Princess, and really the big reason I've kept my Wii is for the next Zelda game. By the looks of it, Skyward Sword will be true to the series, filled with a beautiful world, complex puzzles, and a fun gameplay experience. I personally like how the screenshots appear to blend the realistic Twilight Princess graphics with the cell-shaded style of The Wind Waker.
You can find several articles about the preview/demo from E3, or you can check out this one or this one if you want to ramble on immediately. The game is scheduled for release next year.
Everybody's favorite Pat posted on his blog last week a new contest, similar to the amazing photo contest of yore. He's having a t-shirt design contest, and the winner can get some sweet swag as well as have the self-smugness of having designed the winning shirt. The contest ends soon if you're interested in submitting something. I sent in two ideas. Whether I win or not, the entries should be cool to look at whenever they're posted.
I finally got the Internet re-established at Stewartland last night. My switch from cable to DSL was not very smooth, mostly because dealing with my cable provider always puts me in a sour mood. I guess they have to be rude and uncaring if they're going to talk on the phone and work there. Plus, they cut off my cable 16 days before it was scheduled to be cut off. Anyway, I'm done dealing with them and now I have my DSL connection up and running. I think when Keisha gets home we're going to start a free Netflix trial and see how well that goes on the slow speeds, and if we like it, well, hey, who knows?
I started a new book yesterday. (I mentioned my excitement about it here.) It's a short story anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio titled Stories. Several prolific authors are featured in it, and after having read the first two stories, I am very excited to read the rest of it. It basically puts aside all of the norms in the genre and focuses on the important part: the story. So far, so good. That makes three books I'm currently reading at the moment. Hmm.
I still can't get my trophies to activate in Fallout 3. I don't know what's going on there, but I don't want to keep playing and not get any of these trophies. Grumble grumble.