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Sorry, but I haven't yet shared the information about myself that would typically display here. Check back later to see if that changes, or if I instead choose to remain an enigma.


Games I'm hoping to pick up before January
November 17, 2008

The list has started to grow exponentially, so I'm trying to keep things organized. What better place for it than a blog?

Bioshock
It's kind've a game everyone needs to have in their collection, if for no other reason than it's Bioshock

Resistance 2
The first one treated me like a subservient animal that survived off table scraps, but somehow it was an endearing relationship

Ninjatown
I love strategy games, what can I say?

Little Big Planet
I've heard too many good things to ignore it. I really want to review it, as well.

Chrono Trigger DS
Nuff said.

And that's not counting my desires for a PSP and all the lists that come with that.


Strange Sensation and Good Movies
November 17, 2008

I just watched Donnie Brasco for the first time. Really liked it. Al Pacino is an amazing actor.

You know, I saw The Departed, and I didn't like it. The whole thing felt like a scenario for a scenario's sake. A lot of energy with nothing behind it. Donnie Brasco is what it feels like The Departed was trying to be, but how it had any hope of living up to how this film portrayed the same situation is beyond me.

It is in part due to the amazing acting duo that is Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. A large part. But writing is often ignored by the public. They think actors, they think directors. Writers rarely get credit. Hell, I don't even know who wrote Donnie Brasco. And while looking it up, I got distracted.

Such is the plight of the creator.

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Has our time come and gone?
November 17, 2008

As a reviewer, I try not only to capture what I feel is wrong (or right) with a game, but I also try to keep in mind the general public and provide them with information that can help them decide whether a game is right for them.

And yet more and more I find myself disconnected from the society of gamers. Oh, sure, the people here at HG are great, and the friends my age and older make for great gaming conversation, but more and more I'm finding that games seemed to be aimed at a younger crowd, and a younger generation. A generation that grew up on faster TV, not the slow paced Mr. Rogers or Lamb Chops Play Along. A generation that grew up reading more magazines and tabloids than the Odyssey or JRR Tolkein.

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It's tough staying in shape
November 17, 2008

Got back from rock climbing tonight totally exhausted. You know, it's not the physical work out so much as it keeping yourself mentally engaged. Rock climbing is good for that once you've gotten your body up to speed on what you're doing. Until then, you spend a lot of time rubbing your sore arms and wondering when you'll be able to tackle the wall again.

Sore arms are good, though. It's nice to have your body admit it did something tough, even if it seems to

Eating steak is nice, too. I'm not sure how much I ate. I just know I had to leave the table to stop myself from eating any more. I'm very full now. And very tired.

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Solid Snake lives... and he's Turkish
November 16, 2008

Thought it was a good article. It's brief, so check it out:

http://kotaku.com/5088096/turkish-solid-snake-equips-cardboard-box-sneaks-out-of-prison

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First post
November 16, 2008

Ah, the first post.

There's no way of avoiding it. One day you're going to have to make it. It's not an easy thing to do. After all, it's like an introduction to the world. In a physical setting, you'd just be content with stating your name and volition, and maybe asking where the bottle of Ouzo is. On the internet, all that information is provided already, though. People don't want to know your name (even if you are willing to give your real name), you have the luxury of being able to easily lie about your job (so you're an aspiring movie star rather than an aspiring fluffer), and the Ouzo was drank up a long time ago.

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