Looking forward to playing two games on the 360 this week: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which unfortunately was ordered last week for $10 more than it is this week, and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, for which the first expansion hits Wednesday.
I just watched Freakonomics on Netflix Instant Watch. There was some really interesting stuff there, like the theory about Roe v. Wade being responsible for most of the 90s’ drop in crime rate. But having read Punished by Rewards, the stuff about incentives was depressing.
Watched the original Tron this weekend. It was hilarious. I can’t remember a single technological assertion in there which had anything remotely to do with reality. Fun stuff. Tron: Legacy is up next from Netflix later this week.
I watched Timecop last night on Netflix Instant Watch. Wow was it horrible. Though I suppose it was probably a little bit better than The Art of War, since I watched the whole thing rather than stopping it and removing it from my instant queue five minutes in. Hey look at that, IMDb users agree [...]
This is one I’ve wanted to watch ever since I heard about it (I can’t remember exactly how; I think I saw a preview for it on some independent film channel or something). We have had it from Netflix for a few months but never got around to watching it until a couple nights ago. [...]
Forgot to mention here the awesome deal I got at Toys ‘R Us last week. In the ad last week they were offering a $25 gift card for buying Super Mario Galaxy. I figured I would get it anyway but was intending to wait, until I saw that. My wife had also clipped a coupon for a [...]
I just got back from an advance screening of the new Disney movie, Enchanted. Going into it I had seen the previews and I wasn’t expecting that much; it seemed like it would be that stupid kind of try-too-hard comedy that you find in movies like The Animal. I was pleasantly surprised; it is over-the-top, but [...]
Saw Stardust (the movie) on Friday and it was awesome. Go see it. Still making progress on Stardust (my board game project). Much left to do, but I’m enjoying it.
I like Shrek 3. Not as dramatic a climax as the first two, I thought, but very funny and well done. Pirates 3 I think is great. I like the fact that it has a much more complex storyline than most mainstream movies would be brave enough to put in. It was fun and funny and interesting and [...]
So New York is about to pass a bill hoping to help keep children from being exposed to violence in videogames. It’s probably going to end up in courts on grounds of violating freedom of speech, and that’s as it should be. It’s completely ridiculous for these legislators to be regulating something about which they know [...]
Everything’s going on, really; I’ve been too busy to write here, and at the same time it seems like I don’t even know what I’ve been doing. Painting a few rooms in the house. Saw Shrek 3, which I liked. More pain and swelling at the bottom right part of my mouth where my wisdom [...]
Party A on FFXII (Ashe, Vaan, and Fran) are level 40 and Party B (Basch, Balthier, and Penelo) are 38. They all have every augment on the license board and everybody has all three Quickenings. Two characters have one Esper each (Vaan and Penelo), and I know the locations of two other Espers, though each handed me [...]