John Siracusa gets through an entire article on the Wii's lack of hardware, uhm, "progress" without mentioning the sound system. He talked only of the graphics "wow." What gives, John? Do you play games with the sound off, or do you think Dolby ProLogic cuts it six to seven years after the PS2 came out […]
Archive for the 'Recreation' Category
Apparently, launching yourself in the air and putting two helmets on a QB's helmet is legal against the Steelers. Nice special teams today, Steelers. Really great. And if Ben keeps getting hit in the head, he can join them in special ed.
I've come to the conclusion that the most disappointing feature (or non-feature) of the Wii is its use of standard Dolby ProLogic II for the audio. What's wrong with optical digital audio - something the PS2 had six years ago?!?!? I don't have a ProLogic II-capable receiver, and stereo is so early 80s. Dolby Digital […]
The Newport Cup ended today at Greensboro National. Had Dave and I won our matches, the Blue team would have pulled off an unlikely upset, winning 6½ out of the final 8 points. Suffice to say, we did not play to our best and lost, giving the Red team a 13½-10½ win. Congratulations to the […]
Today at the Newport Cup, we played Tanglewood's Championship and Reynolds courses. The former is great, the latter tricky. What's worse, the Red team extended their lead to 10-6!
The Newport Cup kicked off today at Salem Glen in Clemmons, NC. The course was in disappointingly poor shape, and the Red team took an early 4½-3½ lead.
Today I played the Love course at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. This course was my favorite of the three (though I don't remember much of the Fazio). It features lots of chipping areas and swales, lots of interesting contours, and better sight lines for tee shots and approaches.
Today I played the Norman (not bad) course and the Fazio (ugh, major problems, the nature of which I won't get into here) at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach.
Here we go… right to the bottom of the AFC. Brilliant play, guys. I can't even blame Bill Cowher this week: Ben sucked (again), the O-Line sucked (again), the playcalling sucked (again), the defense sucked in the second half (again - but see the previous three notes). Every aspect of the Steelers sucked. Still, 10-2 […]
Next week I'll be spending 14, 4, and 10 hours in a car. I'd like some audio book recommendations (ideally from iTunes, of course). Lay 'em on me!
I must admit, the control scheme for Madden 2007 on the Wii sounds incredible.
I said it last year, and I'll say it again: Bill Cowher is the weak link on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill Cowher's insistence that rookies can't play (Willie Reid, for one). Bill Cowher's insistence that people like Ricardo Colclough belong in the NFL (when clearly they do not). Bill Cowher's second-quarter turtling. Bill Cowher's lack […]
I will not tolerate a six-hour round of golf. It's that simple.
Jeff - of The Sand Trap - and I played Cranberry Highlands golf course today. It was pretty incredible, really - a very unique and interesting course. Thick rough, etc. After getting off to a bone-headed start (I blame coin-jingling, flag-walking, putt-interrupting Dave), I played the last 13 holes in only one over. Not too […]
The Wii price has been announced - $249. A bit higher than some suspected, but still reasonable. $49.99 for games, $39 and $19 for the remote and nunchuck. When will pre-orders be available?