The Age of Obama

So the age of Obama has begun. Beyond all the drama and repetitive hyperbole, reality sets in like a painful sting. We are in a global recession, job cuts and company closures have become the status quo these past few months. But what gives the majority of the global community that hope for a better tomorrow?

This African American US president brings in that undeniable charm and oratory skill that Bush lacked. Furthermore, he intelligently uses the illusion of change by banking on the uniqueness of his race.

He may not bring the change to Washington that he seems so intent to do, but perhaps he may have the tenacity and passion to achieve some form of change -- a more moderate, regulated, and foreign-friendly US.

In return, perhaps the financial crisis would eventually end and a less volatile environment in the global arena transpires. Here's to the next four years, err, make that 3 since on the 4th, Obama would be too preoccupied making sure he gets another 4.

Killzone 2 = Halo Killer

Killzone 2 has proven to be more of a PR nightmare for Sony than the glorious savior its been hyped up to be. However, it seems the tides are turning as the first batch of reviews (print and online publication) have consistently praised the game's visuals and atmospheric gameplay.

To actually play the game would be another issue, but seeing the trend in the world of PS3 post MGS4, Sony might have the perceived Halo Killer its been looking for.

576KByte Mag Reviews Killzone 2

Graphics: 5 (out of 5)
Playability: 5 (out of 5)

Lasting Appeal: 4 (out of 5)
Music / sounds: 5 (out of 5)

Overall: 9.7
(out of 10)

Tech Feature: Sony Vaio P

After the splash Sony made introducing its supposed foray into the netbook market (even if they strangely deny the intent), the Sony Vaio P has finally been released into the wild.

Reviews have trickled in and so far mediocrity has reigned.
Packed with a Vista and an SRP north of a grand, it's way too expensive in terms of value to end users. However, with regard to the well-conceived design, kudos to Sony and to the anonymous Japanese dude who masterminded its aesthetics.

Check Gizmodo's review here.

Complete specs:
Intel Atom Z530 1.33GHz
8 inch (1600×768 pixels) display screen
60GB HDD, 64GB SSD or 128GB SSD Storage
2 USB ports
SD/Memory Stick slot
WiFi 802.11n
3G (EV-DO)
Integrated GPS
MS Windows Vista

Sneak Peek: Star Ocean 4

Finally an update post new year!

To usher in the brand new year, here are screenshots of the up and coming 360 exclusive, Star Ocean 4: Last Hope. The game's looking hot, Square's crystal engine sure looks stunning.