Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween Things

Although my medication prohibits me from indulging in too much sugar, this sweet, culinary concoction, reminiscent of 1980's TV shows like You Can't Do That On Television, and other green slime inducing shows, was just too tempting to pass up. 

Stay classy, 80's children shows!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Never Stop Playing

Image: My PS Vita taken by me next to D-Arts Mega Man X

You got it, Sony! Because ever since Feb 22nd, Feb 15th for lucky early adoptors, I've been having a blast with Sony's new handheld: PlayStation Vita. I can't tell you how frustrated I get at Dr.'s office waiting rooms, killing time while waiting on someone in my car, or just wanting to relax in my bed and only having my iPhone 4S to game on. Why? Because I've been hungery for some quality, immersive portable games that don't 100% rely on touch screen. A little over a month ago I spent a few days in the hospital. Killing some time playing Super Street Fighter IV and Secret of Mana (one of the best games ever!) got very annoying in such a short time because of the touch screen. This is where Sony nailed it. Sure, they have touch screen, which is good in moderation, but we also get the full console experience with dual thumb sticks!

Now, the launch games may not all be your poison. I chose to pick up WipEout 2048, much like how I picked up WipEout Pure during the original PSP launch, and have not regretted it. I've been a WipEout fan since the original PlayStation and Studio Liverpool have once again delivered the goods. I have since also purchased Super Stardust Delta and received a free copy of MotorStorm RC, complements of Scion. What's next on my list? Well, there's LittleBigPlanet and Resistance Burning Skies coming soon. Uncharted Golden Abyss is also another huge game that's out now. Then there's the wacky ModNation Racers Road Trip that's available. these are just a few games that I personally recommend. I'm still debating on spending more money I don't have on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom. (yeah, I'm kinda broke right now. lol)

All that's left is PSone classics support. Sony, we need this like, yesterday! Also, full Remote Play with select PS3 games would be nice too!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the Beatles: My Collection

Yesterday, I took a nice trip to Best Buy to pick up the Expendables on Blu-ray along with 2 more CDs (Yes, I believe in buying physical media, even if it's music. Boo pirates!) to add to my Beatles Collection - Rubber Soul and Revolver.

Other Beatles albums in my collection include Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (aka, the White Album), Abby Road, Let It Be and the Cirque du Soleil soundtrack Love.

I'm finding that at my age older music seems to be much better for my soul. I think we can thank Kevin Spacey for that. About 8 years ago when I saw, what has become one of my favorite movies of all time: American Beauty, we got to see Lester Bernham (Spacey) go from a "loser" to becoming one with his youth again.

From there we're treated with a spectacular soundtrack with music from The Who, Free, Bob Dylan and Annie Lennox ending with Elliott Smith's take on the Beatles classic Because. Now, if you have not heard Elliott Smith's song Needle In The Hay then I suggest you iTunes it. You may have already heard that song if you've ever seen The Royal Tenenbaums, the scene where Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson) cuts off all of his hair and beard then attempts to kill himself. You can also view this scene on YouTube.

Anywho, I think after watching that movie I sort of "woke up". What was mostly a collection of hip-hop and R&B music slowly became more 60s and 70s classic rock music. From that point I suppose I started to grow up.

Then I rediscovered The Beatles.