Though I feel that it’s a bit early, both in my presence here on CNET and just generally in a seasonal sense, to start asking for things, I’m happy to participate in the CNET Asia bloggers X’mas Wishlist group writing project.And so, Santa, check your “nice” list and get out your stylus, as what follows is my X’mas 2008 Wishlist (in no particular order):Space in my stocking for EA’s Dead Space
I’ve been salivating over the rather gruesome Dead Space since early reviews of it on DiggNation and GameSpot crept into my sphere. Low-G physics, realistic enemy dismemberment, and story-fitting weaponry–what’s not to love? Plus, it looks scary as hell.
Spot under my tree for a Nintendo Wii
Alright, I’ll admit it–I want a Wii. I’ve faithfully owned every Nintendo console that the company has put out–sans Wii. And though I’m still not convinced the Wii gives enough gaming bang for it to be a contender against the PS3 and its built-in Blu-ray player, I have to give props for sheer entertainment value. It’s a Friday night party in a pretty white box.
Holiday photos with a Canon EOS 50D
What’s not to salivate over–a nice “n” big 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s new DIGIC 4 image processor chip, a lovely high-resolution LCD screen. Excuse me, I need a moment.
Visions of Apple iPhones dance in my head
With rumors circulating that China could be on the list of countries to get official iPhones in Apple’s eventual third round of country releases, I’ve got my fingers crossed. Of course, if Santa is as impatient as I am, I’m happy enough to join the more than half million people here in China who are using unlocked ones bought abroad (i.e. just down the road from Shenzhen).
That should about do it, but if St. Nick’s got a bit more room in his bag, I’ve got my eye on one of those new aluminum MacBooks that only folks receiving US gov’t bailout money can afford.