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Computers, New System Generation, PS3 Comment

As of this past Tuesday, I am computerless. Why? My laptop decided to expire with the black screen of death. I have ordered a new one, but this time it's going to be a Mac. I decided on a Mac bascially because they have a longer life span. My laptop lasted 2 and 1/2 years. My parents own one of those first iMacs, you know the ones with the neon colors, and that one only went down after almost 6 years. It's fixed now and still funs very smoothly. It's just not me, it seems that any computer that isn't a Mac being used in this family dies between 2 and 3 years. Mine will be arriving sometime next week; it's being shipped from China. The next generation will be here in almost a week. I'm at a dilemma here. Not sure what I'm going to get and, more importantly, when i'm going to get it. Well, scratch the what I'm going to get as I've pretty much decided on the Wii. Although I'll probably get it after Christmas when I have sufficient money. Last week Gamespot decided to showcase the PS3 in a nice 3 and 1/2 hour marathon. Not bad, but I wasn't all that impressed, but that could be because of the 7 or 8 games they played, 5 were sports games. Ridge Racer 7 looked pretty good and I liked the sixaxis controls for it. Resistance Fall of Man, on the other hand, didn't look all too good. It looked more like a Medal of Honor type game, but with smarter enemy AI, and featuring a mystery. If those are the launch games, then there really isn't much to look forward to at launch. I'm not trying to bash, but other than Ridge Racer 7 and Gundam (which was an okay game), there isn't too much to look forward to. Although I do have to say that the games coming out just after launch and into early next year look unbelievable; I'm looking at you Lair and Metal Gear Solid.

Ratings Update, Super Paper Mario, The Prestige

I've been uploading a ton of ratings for all the games that I've played; current gen only though.  More ratings will appear as I begin to remember which games I played enough of.

For some while I've thought that Super Paper Mario was cancelled, well completely cancelled.  It's been canned for the Gamecube, fyi.  I recently found out that it's been moved to the Wii.  Not sure if it'll remain the same as the Cube version, a platform/rpg hybrid, or return to formula of the previous Paper Mario titles.  Ign was the cause of my confusion as they have yet to update upon Paper Mario's progress.

Now for something completely unrelated to video games.  I saw The Prestige recently and I have to say that it was spectacular.  For those who don't know what it's about, it's about a personal war between two magicians, played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, and how they started out as friends and how their rivalry destroyed them.  If you can, I suggest you take a gander and watch it.  Christopher Nolan does it again.

Zelda Preorder

I preordered Zelda a couple weeks ago, or maybe it was a month ago, but some time ago I preordered it without knowing that there were two different versions of the game:  the Wii and the Cube.  I don't think the Gamestop guy knew either.  But apparently, now that is, I preordered the Cube version.  Not that I really mind, but I thought the Twilight Princess was a Cube game that had an option for Wii controls.  I'm still confused on this idea.

Heroes, Emma Watson, and Halo Wars

After reading a title like this, one might ask if these three are in any which way related with one another.  Hate to disappoint, but they aren't.  I've tried, but Emma Watson isn't in Heroes.

Heroes is a new show on NBC that's about a group of people discovering that they have special powers.  Only this small group of people are gaining these powers because they might be the next step in the evolution of man kind.  Sound a little like X-men doesn't it.  But the difference between the X-men and Heroes is that everyone who's discovering their powers, they all discover it around the same time, which coincides with a solar eclipse.  To make the show more interesting, all the heroes are in contact with each other, whether they know it or not.  For a quick summary, this is a great show so far, barring they make fatal errors down the road, that is one part X-men and one part Lost.  Check this show out.

Anyone hear about Emma Watson, who plays Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter?  She's apparently having second thoughts about continuing with the final two movies.  If her part has to be recast, it would make the next two movies a little disappointing; not sure if that's the right word to use.  So here's to hoping she'll stay the course and return, but if she does decide to leave, then the best of luck to her.

I just saw the trailer for the new Halo Wars.  I have to say that I am psyched for it.  I'm not sure if Ensemble was the best choice to tackle this (they're the creators of Age of Empire).  My choice would have been Bungie, but that's only because before Halo was Halo, it was a strategy game.  But I think Ensemble will do a great job.

Well that's it from me.  As a side note, anyone, if there is anyone that reads my posts, can comment if they really like the way that I'm writing my blogs, that would be great.

The Beginning

I'm rather excited and somewhat nervous at starting a blog. The first posts are always the hardest. This and future posts will be, well, about anything that comes across my mind. Whether it be a movie I just watched or video game that I'm racing through, or something else entirely. I haven't thought that far ahead, hah!

To start things off I guess I should mention that I just finished watching this French movie District B-13. I assume most would wonder why I would even bother with seeing a French film. It said, on the backside cover, that it was a martial arts action film. I have a weak spot for martial arts. There were some good fight scenes, but this movie, as a martial arts film, is a little weak; there weren't many fight scenes as a matter of fact. But as an action movie, it's well done. I have to say that the best part of the film is when they start playing a French rap song. Oh yeah, you read that right, haha. Check it out if you want to see something unique and different. Unique as in a martial arts film done outside of Japan and China that doesn't star Jet Li, Jean Claude Van Damme, and the other big names.

In my gaming news, I recently purchased Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes and LOTR The Third Age. I've heard too much about Metal Gear Solid and fallen for the gorgeous MGS4 trailer to not miss out any longer. The Third Age is just one of those games that I rented and liked. It's not too deep, but then again I haven't played it entirely. So I'll get a review up for it soon, when I have the time that is. Being an engineer in college is tough on free time.

That's about it, hope that who ever reads this enjoys. I'll try to keep them coming on a regular basis.