Monday, June 30, 2008

Hazy Haze

I borrowed Haze from my friend at work last week. We each bought PS3's from Wal-Mart. I used my free $100 gift card on groceries, and he used his on Haze. Not the best decision he's ever made, but I got to play it for free, so I'm not complaining. Hehe.

Overall, I thought the gameplay was decent. It wasn't groundbreaking, but it didn't feel as floaty as the TimeSplitters games always felt to me. There were a lot of good ideas in there that really just didn't get executed as well as they could have. Shouldn't I have been a little more addicted to Nectar? I mean, give me some withdrawal symptoms in-game.

What really stuck out to me was the language. They slung fuck and motherfucker around quite a bit. I know it's a M rated game and all, but I guess I'm just not used to the NPC's calling me a motherfucker. It just felt like they were just saying it to say it. There wasn't a lot of context aside from the fact that they were all juiced up on Nectar.

By the way, if you're going to go ahead and let the motherfucker's fly, then why not give your soldiers a better battlecry than "boosh!"

I think I was almost through the campaign when I started hitting some bugs. I was driving a vehicle and crashed head first into an enemy vehicle, which caused all sorts of craziness. When I loaded the checkpoint, there were no textures loaded and no vehicle. Just me driving around, leaving tire tracks on nothing. So, I re-loaded and it worked for a few minutes until it finally froze. It's at that point that I decided I was done with it.

I did get Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 and it is gorgeous. Glad I got it for the PS3 instead of waiting for the 360 version.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Incredible Hulk

We went to see The Incredible Hulk this weekend. I really enjoyed the movie. It's not as good as Iron Man, but it's up there.

The best thing about the Iron Man and Hulk movies is the fact that they are taking obvious steps towards an Avengers movie. Nick Fury comes to Iron Man and, in turn, Tony Stark comes to General Ross in the Hulk. They're putting together a team. The Avengers initiative. Oh, it's gonna be awesome!

My theory on the movie is this. It will star Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant Man, and possibly the Wasp. I would also really like to see Hawkeye and the Vision to make an appearance. The Vision would be pretty easy to pull off special effects wise, and he would fit into the plot I have in mind.

I don't really have a point by point plot mapped out, just some broad strokes. I think the Avengers are being brought together to battle a single adversary, Ultron. At some point I think it would be cool if they capture the Vision or he infiltrates them somehow. Then, he turns against them (big battle ensues), and then he redeems himself at the end and joins the team. Ultron will be pretty easy to do the CGI on since we've seen it already in Iron Man. At some point Ant Man will have to get huge, Banner will have to Hulk out, and Cap will throw his shield. Oh, and Thor will have to sling his hammer through a bunch of robots!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

So Much Music!

I've been downloading a bunch of new music lately, all of which has been pretty excellent. I highly recommend all of these albums, whether you download them legally or not. :-)

Friday, June 13, 2008

It's Been A While

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I haven't been that busy, so it just doesn't make sense. Actually, each time I've thought of posting I just didn't have anything I was itching to say. Now, the itch in my crotch is a different story. Hehe.

Anyway, we didn't get any hours at Kohl's this week, so it's been kind of a vacation. We've watched some Netflix movies (Semi-Pro, Juno, and Batman), and cleaned house. Our anniversary is coming up on the 19th. 3 years! Feels like 30. lol!

Alana and I recorded episode 53 of ACFriends. We might be recording episode 54 this weekend if everything works out. The forums have been busy thanks to Hacker and his trivia. We've been doing the show for over 2 years now. It's amazing to me that we've amassed a fan base and so much history. Now if I could just remember Alana's town name!

It looks like my old buddy GLewis is posting news on the GameTalk site. I'll have to add it to the sites I visit regularly. Africansk8er also redesigned the ACFriends site. It looks flippin' sweet! Speaking of sites, I've been cruising PS3 Fanboy a lot lately. Wonder why? Cuz I got a PS3 last week. Wal-Mart had a deal where you got $100 gift card when you bought one. I had some birthday money left over, plus some stimulus money equals 40 gig PS3. Woot!

I have to say I'm really impressed with it so far. I got my HDMI cable this week. 1080p is fucking awesome. I have my 360 running at 720p through component. I really can't tell the difference, but the demos I've played on the PS3 so far have been gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wii Fit Day 3

So, I lost another 17 pounds yesterday. I know! I'm hoping to be -180 by Christmas!

I'm not sure what the deal is, but I went ahead and added the extra foot extensions to the balance board to see if that fixes the weight issue. I don't have thick shag carpet or anything and I'm using the yoga mat, so I wouldn't think this would be an issue. I will try it again today and see what it tells me.

The game was kind of worried that I lost so much so fast. Not so worried that it didn't want me to create a new goal for myself, though.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I Heart YouTube

These two videos are why I love YouTube.

Wii Fit Day 2

I did my second day of Wii Fit yesterday when I got home. I did a little strength training, hoola hoop, and ran in place. It was pretty fun and I actually felt like I had done a work out.

The funny thing is, the game said I lost 13 pounds since Saturday. I'm not one to argue with science, but that seems kind of impossible. Of course, the first day I was holding a double cheeseburger in one hand and a milkshake in the other, but that's besides the point!