Thursday, January 31, 2008

Games night


Soho, London, originally uploaded by Mr Atrocity.

Here is a photograph I took yesterday that is completely unrelated to this post.

As I mentioned at the weekend Tinseltroos has discovered "Singstar", a karaoke game for the Playstation 2. The only problem was that we did not have a Playstation 2 so one had to be obtained. It turns out that second hand PS2s are incredibly cheap, you can get them for a little over thirty quid on eBay. T managed to get one of the smaller, more recent ones and it is a very dinky device.

Excitingly, not only is the hardware cheap but so is the software. This week eBay has furnished us with "Gran Turismo 4" (for me, mostly) and "We Love Katamari" for both of us. Last night was an extravaganza of videogaming at Schossadlerflug. I played "GT4" and "Star Wars - Battlefront" on my laptop whilst T played "Katamari" and "Singstar". I think the Katamari game is the highlight of the bunch. Games as idiosyncratic, beautiful and entertaining as it are few and far between. Everything about "We Love Katamari" is delightful. The music and graphic design are especially note-worthy. Tinseltroos is now threatening to knit herself a Katamari Prince. I can practice sucking less at "GT4" whilst she does this.

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2 Comments:

Blogger jen said...

i am pretty sad that i can't play katamari on the wii. as for singstar, i think everyone should be thankful i don't have that.

or a playstation 2 come to think of it.

7:45 pm  
Blogger Mr Atrocity said...

Playstation 2s cost peanuts these days. Tinseltroos only bought it as a cheap karaoke machine, everything else has been a bonus. I'm slowly turning into that person I always hated, the one who has to have several consoles. At least this one didn't cost much.

9:36 pm  

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