|Just about found space for the PS3 beneath the new TV!|
So why the PS3, and why now? Well, the answer to that does have a very loose connection to the theme of this humble blog! In most of the few places I frequent on the internet, I’m known as RetroKingSimon. It wasn’t me who came up with the nickname – I’m not arrogant enough to call myself a 'king' of anything - but I can see how it came about. My enthusiasm for retro gaming of most kinds is known better here than anywhere but I’m also keen on various other things that could be called ‘retro’ as well.
Although far from a complete hermit, I often seek solace in things from the past (or more often, things from my past) and I’m slow to adapt to and accept fancy new technologies. I didn't get round to buying a mobile phone until a few years ago, for example, and to further illustrate the point, just a few weeks ago saw my forced introduction to the world of High-Definition entertainment when my wife bought us a swanky new HDTV. Some of the benefits of this were quickly realised such as the option of turning it into a giant PC monitor. However, being a big movie fan, I couldn’t wait too long before buying a Blu-Ray player now that I finally had something to plug it into it!
|My new wares which still haven't been used properly...|
|Shift - the hardest racing game since F355 Challenge?|
And so it came to pass; RetroKingSimon did enter unto the realms of modern console gaming. For a year or so, at least, until the the PlayStation 4, Xbox 720, and Nintendo Poo are released. So what next for Red Parsley? Will your (possibly) beloved retro haven sell out and start featuring less retro content, PlayStation 3 reviews even? Probably not, given my extreme opposition to tagged screenshots and my inability to 'grab' my own for this particular system, but there may be a forthcoming 'Exploring...' post - once I've got a few more games, but which ones do I want? Street Fighter 4 perhaps, Split/Second for sure, maybe even one of those guitar games... Any ideas of any titles that might appeal to a retro-head?