I usually agree with Rotten Tomatoes. I Am Legend got a 68%. Perhaps their math library's not working and the decimal was misplaced, because that's all I can figure. The plot was horrible, disconnected, and incoherent (I'd list examples, but every time I think about it I come up with several new ones, so I'm […]
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Needless to say, I went out and bought a neck guard today. What's most incredible is how lightly he seems to have been struck by the skate. It wasn't a slicing motion and it wasn't even firm enough to push his head or neck backwards. Another video can be found here.
Two games I've played recently - NHL '08 and Burnout Paradise on the Xbox 360 - have some interesting songs on them. You know what would be nice? Being able to instantly and easily buy some or all of those songs. Unfortunately, the current means of acquiring these songs goes something like this: find a […]
Today's plan: play a lot of games. All day. Carey's going to scrapbook. Tomorrow: reading day, probably. P.S. Thanks to those who have visited the Photo Battle Blog. Subscribe and vote daily, please.
I put some time in with Burnout Paradise today. I feel I've gotten the hang of it thus far. I'm still pretty bad at some of the events that end in the mountains, but I popped online for awhile and spend an hour or two playing competitive/co-operative three-player challenges. The game is getting a lot […]
Descent3 + Call of Duty 4 = Gaming Goodness. I can't remember why I'm thinking about Descent today, but man that game was fun. Basically, an updated version of Descent built for online play would be awesome.
The Penguins finally lost a game. It took a pretty silly goal and a shootout victory (by Mark Recchi of all people - if he played like he's been playing he wouldn't have been released by Pittsburgh) to do it, but their streak doesn't quite reach ten in a row. The streak dates back to […]
The Pensblog cracks me up. Including the Winter Classic, the Penguins have been on a bit of a roll. They've won five in a row and six of their last seven. The third-string goalie is 6-0 and has started several games in a row. Barry Melrose talked last night about Sidney Crosby through 200 games. […]
The first two minutes of this video are lame, but the energy contained in the sequence of shootout attempts is electric.
Jason Kottke writes about his break-up with Guitar Hero 3, and mine is awfully similar. I've even got an excuse, what with my bent pinkies and all. I've beat "Easy" mode with five stars on all the songs. I don't think I've ever played a song perfectly, but I simply lack the desire to do […]
Lost in the hype of the Patriots "perfect season" is the simple fact that they're proven cheats. Perfect season my ass.
Bryant Greg Gumbel, Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk == Worst Announcing Team Ever If I didn't like to pause so frequently (to get a drink, take a leak, etc.) then I'd have turned the radio broadcast on. As it is, I suffered through. Ugh. Worst ever.
Today I bought an HD-DVD player for the Xbox 360. Previously, they were $179 everywhere. Last night, I saw that they were down to $129 on Amazon.com and Toys 'R' Us. So, I picked one up today at Toys 'R' Us and printed the form for 5 free HD-DVDs. A few of the movies are […]
The Xbox 360 "Fall Dashboard Update" is set to hit consoles at 2am PST tomorrow. Among its many features (some of which I've already talked about), the update adds the option to "Tell a Friend" about a game. Rather than "Friends of Friends" or the option to "Tell a Friend" about Worms or Aegis Wing, […]
Penny Arcade hints at it, but the "7-10" scale is a problem with IGN and a lot of other reviews online. It's an even larger problem when you realize that virtually every game is going to get a 9.5 or less because the "9.5 to 10" range is reserved for those truly remarkable, once-a-year-or-less type […]