It’s kind of amusing in a way. I have an Xbox 360, but I can’t remember the last time I bought an actual disc game for it. In fact, the only three native games I have for it on disc are Gears of War, Rainbow Six: Vegas, and Sneak King. I have far more games off of the Xbox Live Arcade service. Granted, once Stranglehold, Halo 3, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars come out, I’ll be grabbing those so I’ll have a few more games available on disc. The funny thing is, though, that the game I’ve been playing most often on my 360 has been Texas Hold Em. With me going to Vegas in November and planning on hitting the poker room, I need all the practice I can get. I’ve not been doing too badly, either; for the most part I’ve been playing single player tournaments and I get no lower than third place for the most part. :-)
Last week, though, one of my favorite classic arcade games came out for Xbox Live Arcade: Cyberball 2072. When I was playing Midway Arcade Treasures 2 regularly on my GameCube, I’d play Cyberball 2072 almost as much as I did Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3. I’m enjoying the game on my 360, and have gotten a lot better at it than I was when it was in first in arcades. However, I have one serious complaint about the XBLA port: the only multiplayer is cooperative. I would REALLY like the opportunity to play against other people in the game, instead of only ever having the choice to play against AI opponents. Oh, well…
On another subject still relating to gaming, the folks over at OverClocked Remix have released yet another site project album, this time based on Final Fantasy VII. The release, called Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream is massive, taking up four complete discs. I’ve since downloaded it, burned the WAV file versions to audio discs (which are now in my library), imported the MP3 versions into my iTunes library, and have given it a listen. It’s pretty damn good, and definitely worth having in my library. I just need to burn a MP3 CD of the album now to put into my car… heh. If you want to download it and give it a listen (it’s free, after all), just head on over to http://ff7.ocremix.org/.
Anyway, time for me to get a bit more poker time in on the 360, especially while Misty’s watching Lady in the Water. At some point I’m going to have to get a game going with Dad and maybe Mom, especially after they’ve started playing Texas Hold Em using PokerTH. (Though, I had to send Dad a link to the rules from the World Series of Poker website yesterday.) Ah, well… we’ll see how that goes. :-)