Thursday, September 27, 2007

Just thought I'd share the fun...

If you've already gotten this in email, then feel free to ignore... But anyone who hasn't seen it, you have to check this Halo video out :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Surprisingly short, but...

All done with Halo, hooray!!! And I'm pretty sure it's over based on what transpires, though I won't say what, I'd hate to spoil. I will say that the ending was very appropriate, couldn't think of a better way to finish up the main halo story. So only question now is where will MS go? Really they still need Halo for the x-box series, so I wouldn't be surprised to see more FPS games based on the general story. Halo Wars also looks interesting. Anyway, goodnight all!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Here as in my hot little hands here in my apartment!!!! OH-EM-GEE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF AWESOME!!! I've only played 15 minutes so far, and unfortunately that's all I can risk tonight, silly roommate wants to sleep tonight :(

It's all good though, I've got all day tomorrow to finish the fight!!! So that's what I'm going to do, with a little luck as of tomorrow I'll know how it all ends.

Also, quite fortunately as  I got the limited edition, the game disc came scratch free... For those of you who don't keep up with these things, Microsoft had issues with the Limited Edition retention mechanism. Turns out they made the center too small, so discs pop out easily. The one I got came with the game disc still seated correctly, the Special features disc had popped out, but seems ok. Small scratches but they rubbed right out

The graphics are pretty good, I think they good have done a little better job with vegetation, but player models were top notch. What it lacks in detail as far as the veggies it makes up for in frame rate though, play is silky smooth, better than Gears... All in all, well worth my money!!! Well, everyone have a great day working tomorrow while I fight to save humanity!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Russell Peters....

A coworker of mine just showed me a youtube of this Comedian for the first time yesterday, the guy is awesome! So I figured I'd put my first video link up, enjoy! I suggest you go out and find his DVDs!


Friday, September 07, 2007


Man on man... I just finished 300, for starts very entertaining film... But it made me think how backwards Hollywood can be. The thing is, the Battle of Thermopylae is a very real historical event. While I can appreciate the need to stylize the story for modern culture, and to make it perhaps more visually appealing, I think they could probably have done this and still maintained the true historical significance of the event. Well, I suppose they did get the fact that this helped unite the Greek more as a single people, but they did so ignoring the reason why that happened is because of the alliance between Athens and Sparta. In fact Athens was no where to be seen in the movie, and in fact they forget to mention that Xerxis was actually after Athens on Sparta. Instead they took a very heroic very real story and turned it into a rather cool spectacle of a myth containing little if any actual truth what so ever....

Contrasting this, you have Troy (the more recent movie with Brad Pitt). Now man, if you ever had an opportunity to go nuts with all sorts of cool mythology and fantasy there ya go. An invincible warrior who's only weakness is a single tendon in his heel, the gods all involved playing against each other, and each other's humans, legendary beasts and the most beautiful woman ever to walk the earth... And what does Hollywood do to the story? Make it depressingly mundane... No gods, no invicible warrior (at least they did have him get shot through the Achilles tendon first) and some very pretty, but not in anyway unnaturally so women. I mean really folks, could we at least have a little fun with it?

Well, I'm done being amused at hollywood for the evening, everyone have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

HD Movie Rentals...

So I don't have an HD-DVD player yet (got my eye on that A2 though), but thanks to my ever handy x-box I can rent HD movies via the ever nifty x-box video market place... Unlike the TV shows you purchase, it seems you only get the movies for 14 days or 24hrs after the first play, but the price seems about right, hitting around the $5 mark, and hey, it's HD unlike what you get at b-buster. Currently I'm working on downloading my first rental, the new TMNT which I'm excited about. I also purchased the history channels special on the battle of Thermopli which was also in HD and very much produced to ride on "300"'s coat tails. It was actually very well made, and I enjoyed it very much. Again, god I love video market place.... I just hope one of these days Microsoft clues in, decides to make x-box media extender work both ways and allows for the storage of video content on an Media Center PC... That would rock, and completely pwn Sony's new PS3 video download service. 

Monday, September 03, 2007

Back to real life...

Well, the long weekend is over, and sadly real life awaits :( No more just chilln' out with friends, playing games and other such fun stuff, back to working 9-6... Ahhh, maybe some day I'll get that winning lotto ticket.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Labor day weekend

So it's labor day weekend... thank god for extended weekends!! lol, man I need this right now. Though honestly it's only been moderately sociable.. Went to a (Durham) Bulls game on Friday night to celebrate my friend Justin's birthday, after which we went to the shiny diner (one of my fav. restaurants). Got together with Elizabeth last night for some Wii, officially 57% done with Rayman Raving rabbids. And the rest of the time?

Well I've just finished Gears of War on causal mode. Fun game for sure, I love the game play, a lot like fear, only better use of cover. The story wasn't particularly well explained over all, but then again most "FPS" type games won't go into depth (ok, so this game is really 3rd person). Halo being the exception to this rule as there are 4 books accompanying the games and enhancing the story (god I love halo and can't wait for Sept 25th).

So what do I do with my x-box till the 25th? Well, there's always:

Dirt, Kameo, COD 2 and Overlord. Then for pure time wasters there's, DOA 4, Champions League Soccer and Fusion Frenzy 2. This doesn't go into the original x-box games I've kept (Halo/Halo 2, Prince of Persia sands of time, Star Wars Battle Front, Simpsons Road Rage).

Over all, loving the 360. Great gaming system for sure, even if the price point is still a bit high in my book (considering you need to spend $350 to get it with a HD).