Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Perspective

Perspective is a wonderful thing. Last night, I received a whole eyeful.

David, who is on assignment, and I spent about an hour messing with Teamspeak and Diablo II. Playing games on the internet should not be this much work. And it isn't, on my 360. Between the firewall and Teamspeak's really quite bad voice recognition, at least with my headset, we managed to play NO Diablo II. None what so ever. This reminds me of the bad old days.

I'm certain there are things I could be doing to minimize this. I just can't bring myself to spend the effort. This flies in the face of the games designed for online play. I suppose the real problem here is we need to get past trying to play games that were published about a decade ago. That's the perspective part. I've played lots of more recent stuff that works quite well.

That look you see on my face. That's me giving WoW the stink eye.

3 comments:

David Badilotti said...

You missed the fact that one of the reasons we were trying to play such an old game is because I forgot to bring my install disk for an even older game.

I'm not sure this is as much an indication that gaming on consoles is better as it is an indication that present games lack the allure that some decade old games can't shake.

Of course I'm simply still not converted to console gaming.

Don't you push your new cult on me!

JP said...

Ya, well I'm buying you your own controller for Xmas. Push...push...push...

Geef said...

Axis and Allies seems to be a good candidate for the xbox live arcade dontcha think?

Someone should make that happen.