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So I saw Avatar
January 13, 2010

My initial reaction was that I liked it "quite a bit." I was hesitant to say that I liked it "a lot," but felt that it deserved more than a simple "I liked it." Hope that's not too confusing. The more I think about it though, the more I like it.

I looked the movie up on wikipedia and saw something strange:

"Many have reported experiencing psychological depression and suicidal thoughts upon the realization that the lush and verdant world presented in the movie does not exist."

At first I thought this was ridiculous, and section to which this sentence belonged (titled "health effects") has been removed entirely between the time I checked the article last night and the time of the writing of this blog entry, less than 24 hours later.

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A Recently Unearthed Memory
January 11, 2010

When I was young, my parents took me to see Santa Claus at a local mall. I must have been pretty young, because it was before I decided that I was an atheist, and before video games became my primary mode of play. Another reason I must have been pretty young was that I spent several days prior to seeing Santa Claus looking through toy catalogues, writing up very long lists of everything I wanted. Since I was not yet into video games as much as I would be a few years later, the list was predominated by different lego sets. There are at least two different years in which I did this, and each list literally contained several dozen items. I didn't expect Santa to get me everything on the list; I just wanted to give him a wide range of choices. Considering how religiously I did this, I must hav

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Anyone reviewing any upcoming releases?
January 06, 2010

Just curious to see what you guys think of certain upcoming games. At this point I think I'm mainly interested in hearing what anyone here would have to say about Darksiders, Bayonetta or Dante's Inferno.


My Alpha entry
January 04, 2010

Baten Kaitos

After writing this review, I look at it and think, "man, this is a fantastic first draft, I wish I had started much earlier." It was a rush job, I wrote about 90% of it on the day of the deadline, though it seems I'm not alone in this regard. I'm a little disappointed with the turnout for this contest, but I know very well that shit happens. I just barely showed up myself.

2010 Contribution Goals -- stolen from Felix
December 29, 2009

2009 was the first year since 2005 that I submitted a review to HonestGamers. In the interim I submitted some screenshots, some cover art, and even a guide or two.

I submitted only three reviews in 2009, and for 2010 I plan to uh, at least triple that. In absolute terms this is a pretty modest goal, but considering my habits I think it's a reasonable bar to set without being too ambitious. It will start with my Alpha review in about a week, but I think most of my writing will probably occur after I graduate in May. It's too difficult to write during the school year, but hopefully post-graduation life will give me a little more time to write.

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Christmas loot
December 25, 2009

Car keys

Modern Warfare 2 looks funny
December 19, 2009

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