AlreadyDead (psykoboy2) wrote,

Microsoft Game Studios has announced that pre-orders of Halo 2 have surpassed the 1.5 million mark in the United States. According to the company, with the number of pre-orders alone Halo 2 is set to generate more revenue in day one sales than any full feature movie in history. More than 6,500 stores in the U.S. will be opening at 12:01 am on Tuesday, November 9th to allow for sales of Halo 2, Xbox consoles and Xbox Live Starter Kits. More than 1,125 stores around the world will also be doing special promotions of the game when it's released.

That game's gonna be bigger than Jesus...nay Baby Jesus.

On to other gaming news. I installed Myst IV: Revelation yesterday. For the full install, I needed 8 gigs of free space. Maybe you should read back over that. 8 mofo'n gigs! If anyone can tell me a game that requires more, I'd like to know. So far, it's the largest game I have ever installed on any computer I have ever owned. Such is the history with Myst, however, so there shouldn't be much of a surprise.

I'm only 5 minutes into the game and actually have not gone beyond the first door. I just installed it so I could be ready. I'll be done with Myst: Uru: The Path Of The Shell by the end of today.

Back to those first 5 minutes. They've broken ground here. Something, I can't quite explain it. You fly through this canyon. And it looks....real. Myst has never looked real. It's come close, but due to certain things, it's never felt "alive". This is different. The water doesn't look like DirectX 9 type of water, it doesn't look like some type of jelly as most water does in games. This place, this "canyon" looks like it could exist somewhere in the world, but it doesn't. You know it doesn't...and you just have to keep telling yourself that.

The reason I am getting all hard and moist over this is not because of what I just said. Not because of the first 5 minutes. It is because of what awaits me after the first 5 minutes.
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