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"My Baby!"
Posted August 28, 2007, 4:38 pm by Steve
Categories: Life, Tech, Video Games

"My baby! My baby!" cried the Game Room as its prized possession was finally safely home where it belonged. Although a week behind the rest of the USA in the reported outstanding Bioshock and 28 days away from the most highly anticipated launch of the year, Halo 3, the Xbox 360 is back from its battle with the widely-known disease taking the lives of many consoles, the 3 rings of death. One can now only hope for two things: 1) the unit will consistently performs properly and 2) retain the brand new look of the former console (this is under the assumption the replacement console is refurbished, not new).

Most Of All, I Just Miss My Friend
Posted August 10, 2007, 12:27 pm by Steve
Categories: Life

Years ago I became acquainted with an individual and their circle of associate partners. This friend was wise, powerful, and well known among his fellow comrades as the leader in appealing to a wide variety of personalities. A friendship developed between us soon after meeting. Our relationship gradually built over the years forging a strong bond between us. We were frequently inseparable and always there for each other. Not only loved by my family, but also by their circle in society, this entertaining individual deserved a lot more than what they received – especially of recent.

Not long ago, my friend became victimized by a widely-known disease. It is unfair for such an accomplished figure in society that embraced the community by giving back hours and hours of hard labor to be affected in such a way. They’ve had a life without ever being mistreated, an object of abuse, or ridiculed. Now their frail condition cannot grant them the ability to perform their desires for fulfilling enjoyment in others.

I often have flashbacks of the valued time we spent together. We had similar hobbies and interests that tricked down to influence my children’s likes.

The 3 red rings has taken my friend. I miss my Xbox 360 as they venture their way through rigorous surgeries and instrumental treatments. I anxiously look forward to their return from the care institution and our reunion.

When Is Too Many Good Games A Bad Thing?
Posted August 6, 2007, 12:28 pm by Steve
Categories: Life, Video Games

There are so many good games coming out on Xbox 360 during the remainder of this year. It’s to the point where there are too many games resulting in the possibility that sacrifices will be made. I was going through IGN’s release dates and compiled a list of my must-have games:

Bioshock – August 21
Blue Dragon – August 28
Project Gotham Racing 4 – September 11
Halo 3 – September 25
Orange Box – October 9
Viva Piñata Party Animals – October 23
Mass Effect – November 1
Call Of Duty 4 – November 5
Assassin’s Creed – November 13

An average game takes me a least one month to complete just the campaign. For example, The Darkness, which is considered to be a short campaign, is unfinished after many weeks of ownership. The above list has, at minimum, 2 games coming out each month. Some will be very time consuming such as Mass Effect and Halo 3. Perhaps some will end up on my Xboxmas list and those surrendering may be Orange Box and Project Gotham Racing 4. Both Blue Dragon and Viva Piñata Party Animals are mostly for my son, Justin. Considering those solutions (or justifications for getting all of them) to this challenging game selection I feel confident I can realistically meet my gaming objectives for 4Q07. However, other titles under consideration are:

Two Worlds – August 21
Naruto – October 16
Ace Combat 6 – October 23
TimeShift – October 30
Army Of Two – November 13

If any of these possibilities score high on the game review matrix then it could cause major competition between my time and titles. Sleep will be boldly defied as my numb mind blasts its way through level after level of achievement unlocking and online carnage.

Comic Con 2007 Review
Posted July 31, 2007, 4:02 pm by Steve
Categories: Review, Movies, Life, Action Figures

This isn’t going to be the typical long conference review. Instead, it will focus on a few key items of interest and notable experiences, the photos will take care of the rest. First, let me state this was my maiden Comic Con voyage. I’ve been to several E3s, however. To me, it felt smaller in scale than 2006 and earlier E3s. Also, even though sold out, fortunately it wasn’t as crowded as I anticipated. That doesn’t mean there were not hour long lines because the one to see the Heroes season 2 preview was insane! By the way, the Heroes HD DVD looks amazing.

Another Fett Will Be Mine!
Can you really put a price on snagging quality Action Figures? As always, I recommend hooking ASAP whenever a new dude is found. This course of action however can prove to be...a bit unsettling on the homefront from time to time :)
Posted July 9, 2007, 2:30 pm by Chad