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Football
September 11, 2011

During the summer I didn't think I'd be able to say this, but football (of the American variety) is back. And just in time too because the past week has been extremely painful to be a Red Sox fan as they slowly implode in on themselves. So here are my predictions/commentary on some teams.

Steelers & Ravens - The Ravens really beat the Steelers bad. The media seems to be championing the Ravens predicting that they'll take the division. If today's game was any indication, then maybe they're on to something. Regardless I'm sure you'll see both teams in the playoffs, but I don't think this is going to be Flacco's year. Especially when he'll likely have to go through the Patriots and/or Jets to get to the Super Bowl.

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What games are you guys looking forward to?
September 10, 2011

all 2011 games

01) Zelda: Skyward Sword - Zelda has been one of my favorite video game series since my childhood - the other being Final Fantasy which hasn't held up as well. I've loved every major installment in the franchise. Though Wind Waker was a bit of a low point to me, I still enjoyed it a lot. Twilight Princess was extremely good, and I hope Skyward Sword doesn't falter by comparison.

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Game Stuff
August 24, 2011

Games I've played since last time:

Catherine (Xbox 360) - I enjoyed the game a lot. I put 20 something hours into getting all 8 endings. Very unique puzzle-adventure game with an intriguing story until the last act - then it gets pretty dumb. Definitely recommend it though.

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Question about buying a Wii.
August 04, 2011

I've been trying to look this up but I haven't really found a definitive answer. So I've read up on that the Wii Motion Plus was originally an accessory that attached to the Wiimote to essentially improve its accuracy, sensation whatever you want to call it, but now it's built in to new Wiimote controllers.

As far as I can tell the Wii Mario Kart bundle is the only bundle in production for the Wii. Originally the Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort bundles advertised that it came with a Motion Plus controller packaged with the console, however, the new console with Mario Kart does not. I'm guessing it's because the controllers all have built in standard? Just wondering if anyone can confirm if buying a new Wii will get me a Motion Plus controller (Venter?)

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Catherine Initial Impressions
July 27, 2011

Just finished Nightmare 4 on Normal. So far I'm enjoying it quite a bit. The story is intriguing and the visuals are great. I was pretty hesitant about the block-puzzle oriented gameplay but I've been liking it so far. It has some pretty interesting mechanics and the boss encounters have been frantic and intense. A couple stages have given me trouble - namely the boss of Nightmare 3 & stage 4-1 - and it felt very rewarding to overcome its challenge. However it's clear to me the game is definitely easier than the Japanese version. For one thing, the patch that makes the game easier is on the disc and can't be toggled off. You can easily exploit this to rack up 99 retries at certain points on Normal & Easy. The other thing is I believe the 'Undo' option was only available in the Japanese ver

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Gaming stuff
July 21, 2011

Shadows of the Damned - I just finished my third playthrough and got every achievement a couple days ago. Still my favorite game of the year until Deus Ex 3 is released probably (though I do need to catch up on Bulletstorm, Crysis 2 & Dead Space 2). Also, I'm really looking forward to Lollipop Chainsaw now.

Mortal Kombat 9 - Borrowed this and played it for a bit. Didn't really enjoy it that much. It's a huge love letter to MK1-3. I don't really like MK though. I played through Arcade mode as a couple characters and got bored. Gave it back.

I ended up pre-ordering Catherine. I'm lucky to have three days off when it comes out, and I'm looking forward to playing it.

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Commentary on the games I have played this year.
July 12, 2011

Fallout: New Vegas - With the patch, this is easily one of the best games this gen and essentially renders Fallout 3 obsolete in my mind. Far better quests & characters and a far more interesting and varied game world. No more 30+ identical office buildings & subway tunnels! I got pretty hooked on New Vegas. I ended up playing it for 2 months while interning, did 4 playthroughs (one on Hardcore). Fantastic game.

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