Why? Because while Blu-Ray may be kicking HD-DVD's ass at the moment, the world's number one retailer, Wal-Mart is set to dramatically shift the balance, throwing their full support behind HD-DVD, which will apparently come to fruition this Christmas. Assuming this is true, the HD wars are over. Period. No movie company is going to ignore Wal Mart, they can't afford it. So HD-DVD wins. Course in the end this was a stupid war to begin with, I just don't think ether format will catch on big time as it's not the massive change DVD was from VHS and people are definitely not ready to abandon the standard DVD format so soon. In other words, high-def DVDs in any format will probably remain for hardcore movie geeks for quite a few more years before they really break into the mainstream, and there might even be some all new format by then.
I've logged a few hours into Pokemon Pearl, and it's really amazing how little has changed, and I'm honestly not fond of what has. Whose bright idea was it to have trainers run at you and force you to battle them? It's essentially a cheap ambush because it's usually just after you've gotten through an area filled with Pokemon you just fought and they look like anybody else until they literally run at you. It's complete BS. But otherwise, I like what I've played.
It looks like my Summer has suddenly freed up, and not in a good way. it now seems like Mass Effect may not make it this Summer. All that's really confirmed is that there's no release date, but with E3 less than two months away and previous statements suggesting it would be out before E3, this latest news seems to say otherwise. What was once a promising Summer now seems incredibly lean for any console owner. I sure hope they got some great downloadable content planned to keep everyone busy...
FREE GAME OF THE WEEK: Circlo