Thursday, April 30, 2009
...Nothing new really as far as my mind being a total blank. I've got nothing going on in my head for blog posts here or over at ThisXboxLife.com. I'm in a major rut. I think it has a lot to do with my crazy new sleep schedule. I'm up a few hours before I have to go to work. Then when I get home I'm up for a few hours. Then I'm off to bed. I've even contemplated quitting blogging altogether because I feel like I don't have much to say for whatever reason. I guess I'm just going through an uncreative stretch. I can talk about a couple of things though.
I've been watching a lot of South Park lately. I have the first six seasons on dvd as well as season eight. I just watched all of season seven on Netflix on my 360. I'm sorry, but this show is just genius. OK, maybe it isn't genius, but it sure does crack me up.
As far as games go I've been playing Fracture. I'm on the end boss right now, and he's really pissing me off. I will defeat him though. Look for a future review of Fracture on ThisXboxLife.com
As far as music goes I've been listening to 60's Garage Rock thanks to a thread on a message board that I no longer post at. I still lurk there though. I decided to download Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 box set. Lots of good stuff so far. I'm only on disc 1, but so far I'm really digging this stuff. 60's Garage Rock is supposedly responsible for the punk rock movement. I can buy that I guess.
Anyone else excited for the new FALLOUT 3 DLC on May 5th? I know I am! Should be fun.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Anyone who reads my blog knows I'm stuck in the 80's. You also know that I love my 80's music. Today at work was 80's On 8 XM Radio day which I live for. Anyway Lita's 'Kiss Me Deadly' was on and I was thinking just how tired I am of that song. I'll admit that when I was a teenager I liked the song. It hasn't aged well though. For that matter Lita really hasn't either just judging by how she looked when I saw That Metal Show on VH1 Classic. I'm sure I could sit here and come up with tons more 80's songs that haven't aged well and this just happens to be one of them. I do own the self titled Lita album that 'Kiss Me Deadly' appears on. I even listen to it probably twice a year or so. There are actually songs on that album that I still enjoy like 'Back To The Cave' which is much better than 'Kiss Me Deadly'.
The second part of my thought about this song is just what in the fuck does 'Kiss Me Deadly' even mean? How in the hell do you go about kissing someone deadly? Does that even make a lick of sense? I realize that songs don't have to make sense, but this song really takes the prize for not making sense. I'll take no part in being kissed deadly or kissing someone deadly...whatever the hell that means.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I haven't been this bored with video games, movies, television, and music in a long time. I've actually been digging into the past for my entertainment needs. I've been watching old (but new to me) episodes of South Park on Netflix as well as older movies that I never got around to watching. The other day I watched Michael Keaton in 'Clean & Sober' which I thought was pretty good. I've also been renting games that I never got around to playing like Too Human which I finished and enjoyed. I started playing Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, but sent it back to GameFly after only playing it a few hours. I just didn't care for it. Now I'm playing 'Fracture' which is a good game. I'm finding that I really like third person action adventure games.
So basically I'm looking to the past for my entertainment needs. Other than that I don't know what to say besides BRING ON SOME AWESOME NEW GAMES, MOVIES & MUSIC!!! I'm getting bored...really bored.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
At the beginning of the year I made a blog entry about how many games I was looking forward to and how this would be a good year for video games. My outlook has changed. There are really only a handful of games that I even care about now. Unless Microsoft and Sony make some huge announcements at E3 I think this year is actually going to be quite lame. Obviously I plan on playing a bunch of new releases, but it's not like I'll be dying to play most of them. There are still plenty of games I can go back to. There are even older games I still haven't played yet. Right now I only see one AAA title worth getting excited about and that's Modern Warfare 2. In case that title looks a bit strange it's because the Call Of Duty tag is being dropped. I also have high hopes for Brutal Legend mostly because it's a fantasy game based on Heavy Metal. Still no word on when that's being released though. I'm also looking forward to INFAMOUS and PROTOTYPE. I also think FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 3 could be promising as well. I'm just hoping that some announcements will be made for some other big games this year.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
In my last blog entry I talked about how Grace Is Gone destroyed me emotionally. Well, if Grace Is Gone destroyed me I'd say the movie "My Life" starring Michael Keaton killed and buried me. If you must know I cried like a baby especially at the end of the movie. My sinuses are totally destroyed now. I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment lately. My friend Repro/Phil had said that this movie was the saddest he had seen. It now ranks as the saddest I have seen as well. This movie really brought back some terribly sad memories for me. Life isn't fair and this movie shoves that right down your throat. I obviously didn't need "My Life" to tell me this, but it's good to be reminded just how precious life is. There are no guarantees here on earth. I learned that early on in life. Bad things happen to good people. It sucks, but that's life. After watching this movie I felt as if it was a bit theraputic. Sometimes you need to let it all out.
Definitely a great movie. Thanks for the recommendation, Phil. :)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We got nailed here in Michigan with a ton of wet heavy snow. Our power went out briefly a couple of times. Then the next day I couldn't get online. I think the power surge fried my router or something. I guess you really don't realize just how much you depend on being online untill you can't get online. Being online is now more important than being able to watch television. Actually neither is important, but in my mind they both are. It is good to get away from being online for a couple of days, but after that I need my online fix. Sad but true. Of course I also need to be online for Gamefly and Netflix. Speaking of computers I think it's time I went out and bought another one. This one is four years old now and has a few issues. I just don't want to spend the money on one.
Ever watch movies that make you cry? I rarely ever cry because of a movie, but man the movie Grace Is Gone really destroyed me. John Cusack was great in his role as the father of two young daughters who lose their mother to the war in Iraq. It was heart wrenching. Of course it also hit home for me because I was very young when I lost my father to cancer. I think this may have been Cusacks's best performance.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I've been beyond bored with games. Just about everything I've been playing sucks. It's gotten to the point where I'd rather just watch old 80's sitcoms. I may just sell both of my Xbox 360's. I'll be keeping my PS3 for blu-ray movies. With that being said I'm gonna have to come up with a new name for this blog as well. If you believe any of what you just read you're either an idiot or you didn't know it was April 1st.
Actually I just started playing Too Human, and I'm having fun playing it. I really should have ignored all of the bad reviews and negative comments about this game because early on I don't believe it deserved the crap it received from some reviewers and podcasters.
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