Jumper: the 360’s Worst of 2008

While Grand Theft Auto IV received the top game award of 2008 (at no surprise by countless sources), Meta Critic has also decided on the worst game of 2008. And the loser is:

Jumper: Griffen’s Story

JGS currently has a generous critic score of 2.9 and user score of 3.0 on Gamespot.

JGS has received countless bad reviews from all over the net and gamers alike. It is also the only game that shows up twice on Meta Critics worst games of 2008: one for the Wii, and one for the 360.

Of course we are used to great movies bombing in to terrible game adoptions. However, Jumper received bad reviews and scores for the movie itself as well… Lets pray there may never be a sequel.


Future 360, Wii, PS3 Emulator for PC?

With E3 boiling the latest and greatest tech demos and release dates, there has also been something else to brew with total surprise and absolutely no showcase at all: only rumors… Rumors of a PC emulator capable of processing Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii.

Taken from http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3168249

By now most of you have heard about the recent Intellisponse leak. The latest in the continuing series of speculations is a mysterious something known as Trioxide. First breached over on Kotaku, Trioxide is apparently a system of some sort designed to give PC players the ability to play (emulate?) the “latest console games” on their home computers.

The name Trioxide might imply that the system’s capabilities could theoretically encompass the current-gen trinity of Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii. Besides the initial mission statement referenced above, there doesn’t seem to be anything in the way of technical specs or clarification leaking out, apart from a mysterious dual price point of $49 and $299. The prices seem to suggest two SKUs for Trioxide — perhaps one sold as just software with more limited capabilities and one with controllers and hardware included for a more complete experience. This is, of course, totally speculation for the time being.

Assuming such a program/piece of hardware/whatever-it-is does exist, would it even be legal to sell? How long would it take the big three to permanently shut it down? Given the marketing research website source, Trioxide could simply be a marketer’s wishlist for the next Bleem. On the other hand, if Trioxide is real and somehow survives the probable legal onslaught awaiting, it could shake the worlds of console and PC gaming.