Thursday, September 27, 2007

Master Chief beats down Spider-Man

Cha-Ching - Much to absolutely no one's surprise, Halo 3 is well on its way to being the best selling game (dramatic pause)...of...all...time. A press release from Microsoft yesterday estimates Halo 3's game sales at around $170 million dollars in its first 24 hours of availability, blowing the doors off of the last Spider-Man movie and this years highly anticipated Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows.
Sure the game was hyped to death, but over the last few days its lived up to its billing. A proper analogy for the effect Halo 3 has on gaming is almost impossible to comprehend, but we can start with a number - $170 million. That's absurd! How can a game possibly be so huge? Because it actually delivers on what gamers want. I know there are some haters out there that are just plain Halo 3'd out. Long time gamers are fed up with the hype, and because its been non-stop, will view any flaw bigger than it really is and therefore believe it to be a disappoinment. This is what the media has turned people into, pessimists.
While I love the game and think its all that and a bag of Funyons, Halo 3 does have some issues. The graphics, while solid, don't really look like a next-gen leap. The game play has only been given minimal changes. The multi-player has been surprsingly laggy. To all that I say - who cares? Why screw with something that's so great to begin with? Bungie did exactly what gamers wanted, they gave us more Halo and improved on what already was a brilliant series.
Name another game that does for gaming what Halo 3 does. Name another console title that brings this many gamers together. And now that I think of it, why the hell am I defending this game?!? This is Halo! See what the media has done to you? I blame Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Damn that three headed harpie and its over publicized sexual escapades and poor parenting! Don't let The Man keep you from owning this game. You should be playing Halo 3 and embracing it. Don't miss out on the gaming event of the year. (Today's rambling rant was sponsored by Microsoft)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Halo 3 Launch

Is that a Master Chief helmet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? - Sure its been hyped to death but I don't care, Halo 3 is finally here. Like about a million other Halo fanboys, I headed to my local gaming store and waited in line like a kid waiting to see Santa Claus...a 36-year old kid. Here's how it when down.
11:00pm - I just finished watching my Tivoed (Is that the correct spelling for this. Can someone smarter than me make a ruling on this?) season premiere of Heroes, it was sweet. If you're not into the show, rent season one and get caught up, you owe it to yourself. I was watching it late because I needed something to keep me from driving down to GameCrazy and standing around for 2 hours. My brilliant plan is to leave home at 11:30, show up around 11:45, pick up my copy of the game at 12:10 or so and be home by 12:20. How long could the line be, right? (This is what's known as foreshadowing).
11:30 - After watching a few minutes of the Halo 3 GameHead (insert sex jokes here) special, its time to go. I ponder how the hell Geoff Keighley got his job and head out to Wendy's for a late night snack. I plan on staying up late, I'll need some fuel. My quick trip delays my arrival but its on my way to the store. How much of a difference can 5 minutes make? (Uh, um...foreshadowing).
11:50 - I arrive at GameCrazy to find the parking lot packed! I've never seen the lot this full, not even when E.T. came out on the Atari 2600! I park and walk into the very crowded store. There are literally 100 guys jammed in the GameCrazy section of the store and they're overflowing almost out the front door. The line is a complete mess so I head up near the cash register to see what the deal is. I run into one of the two managers I know and we start BSing about his new 360.
My buddy heads up to the register and I'm left to examine the line. Wall to wall dudes of course but to my surprise there are actually 4 women there. Four women at a gaming store at midnight? That must be a new record. I'm standing toward the back of the store but well within earshot of everyone in line. The feeling of excitement was palpable, everyone was just dying to get their hands on the game and get the hell out of there. Its a different feeling than most lines I'm used to. Unlike other places, everyone here knows they're going to get something, the exact same something as everyone else, so everybody was upbeat and happy. I overheard the first guy in line talking to some people behind him say that he was there at noon. That's one dedicated (or crazy) guy.
Midnight - The line finally starts to move and the first customer giddily gets his Legendary Edition. The guy looks like he just won the Super Bowl. Unfortunately the lines are moving pretty slow because the managers only have 2 registers and are going at a pace of about 3-5 minutes per customer. At this rate, since I'm surely last in line, I won't get mine until 4am. My manager buddy said he'd squeeze me in after a few minutes but the idea of cutting makes me feel a little uneasy (yet more foreshadowing) but I decide I'll stick around and see if the line starts moving any faster. After about 5 people, my friend calls me over to the register. I hesitate for about 2 seconds than remember the old motto, "Sometimes its not what you know, but who you know". I'm not ashamed to say I'd do the same for my friends but I feel guilty. But once I see the box for my Legendary Edition, the feeling evaporates.
12:20 - Home at last with my new toy. The box is big and heavy. I open it up, crack open the game disc, glance at the extra content DVD and stare hungrily at the box. I remove a smaller lid to see the Master Chief helmet covered in a special dust cover. Taking the cover off, I gaze at the helmet. I feel just like Indiana Jones at the beginning of Raiders of the Ark. Where's my bag of sand and Alfred Molina?!? Gently I take the helmet out of the box. Its huge (that's what she said)! Its the size of a human head, if that head was George Lopez. I thought it would be about the size of a mini-helmet, like the small Broncos helmet that sits on my desk, but its much larger. I have no idea where I'm going to put it (the wife insists it leave the house) but right now I have other things to think about. I get my game on and stay up way too late playing the first two single player levels and four online games. I have a blast but its time to get some sleep.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Review: Stranglehold

Ted Nugent would be fine with this game - When I went to E3 in July, one of the games that caught my attention was Midway's Stranglehold. I got some hands on time with it and it seemed like a lot of fun but I was concerned that the game play might be a little simplistic and it might get old quick. Could endless levels of shooting mafia goons be enjoyable after more than one level? Yes, yes it can. Stranglehold may have simplistic game play but it works like a charm.
The official title of the game is "John Woo Presents Stranglehold" and because gamers get to play as the well known Inspector Tequila from the action film "Hard Boiled" it has John Woo's signature style all over it with plenty of gun play and doves to make an action fan giddy. While Woo didn't design any levels or write any code, he did aid the development team with the storyline, camera placement and cutscenes. He's even in the game's store and can be unlocked as an online character. Chow Yun-Fat is also onboard, lending his voice and likeness.
While the big name talent of Chow and Woo are certainly a draw, what makes the game so much fun is its almost guilty pleasure game play. Stranglehold is filled with gun battles as gamers kill more bad guys than Patrick Swayze did in Red Dawn. Armed henchmen crawl out of the woodwork and blowing them away is your job. Sure you play as a cop, but more of a shoot first, don't ask any questions later type of cop.
This constant gunplay could get old but thankfully Stranglehold offers gamers a myriad of ways to kill people. Whether sliding down or running on a rail, swinging on chandeliers, sliding over and under tables, or leaping onto moving objects, gamers can pretty much fire from any position. As you progress through the game Tequila earns four super moves called Tequila Bombs. Health Boosts (where you can boost your health) and Barrage Attacks (a rage attack where Tequila inflicts tons of damage in slow mo while taking none) are useful but the best super moves are the Precision Aim and Spin Attack. With Spin Attack Tequila whips out his dual wielded pistols and spins in slow motion blowing guys away as doves flight dramatically by. In Precision Aim the game again slows down and allows you to target goons specific body parts. And no, it never gets old shooting guys in the groin.
Throw in the fact that you can use the surrounding environment to drop objects on opponents heads and the very addictive standoff minigames and what gamers get is a title thats easy to play but has very high replay value. It reminds me of an old school NES title, a simple yet fun game that you just like to play over and over.
John Woo Presents Stranglehold
Price: $49.99 - $59.99
Formats: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Rating: M (Mature 17+)
You take the good: Shooting people in the groin
You take the bad: Short game
And then you have, the grade: B+

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Call of Duty 4 Achievements

Rack'em up - Here are the Achievement Points for the highly anticipated (and even more than Halo 3 by some people) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
1. Make the Jump
Infiltrate a cargo ship - 20 points
2. Earn a Winged Dagger
Complete 'F.N.G.'- 20 points
3. Win the War
Complete the game on any difficulty - 40 points
4. Dancing in the Dark
Kill the power - 20 points
5. Save the Bacon
Protect 'War Pig', the Abrams tank - 20 points
6. Death From Above
Operate an AC-130 gun ship - 20 points
7. Wrong Number
Find Al-Asad's safehouse - 20 points
8. Piggyback Ride
Carry Cpt. MacMillian to safety - 20 points
9. Desperate Measures
Corner Zakhaev's Son - 20 points
10. Look Sharp
Find 15 enemy intel items - 20 points
11. Eyes and Ears
Find 30 enemy intel items - 20 points
12. Down Boy Down
Survive a dog attack - 20 points
13. New Squadron Record
Complete the cargo ship mockup in less than 20 seconds - 20 points
14. Rescue Roycewicz
Save Pvt. Roycewicz on the stairs - 20 points
15. Your Show Sucks
Destroy all the TVs showing Al-Asad's speech - 20 points
16. Man of the People
Save the farmer - 10 points
17. Straight Flush
Kill 5 enemies with one shot while in the AC-130 gunship - 20 points
18. Ghillies In The Mist
Complete 'All Ghillied Up' without alerting any enemies - 20 points
19. Mile High Club
Sky dive to safety on Veteran difficulty - 20 points
20. No Rest for the Weary
Stab an injured crawling enemy - 10 points
21. Deep and Hard
Complete the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty - 90 points
22. The Package
Complete 'Crew Expendable' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
23. The Rescue
Complete 'Blackout' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
24. The Search
Complete 'Charlie Don't Surf' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
25. The Bog
Complete 'The Bog' and 'War Pig' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
26. The Escape
Complete 'Hunted' and 'Death From Above' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
27. The First Horseman
Complete 'Shock and Awe' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
28. The Second Horseman
Complete 'Safehouse' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
29. The Shot
Complete 'All Ghillied Up' and 'One Shot, One Kill' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
30. The Third Horseman
Complete 'Heat' and 'The Sins of the Father' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
31. The Ultimatum
Complete 'Ultimatum', 'All In', and 'No Fighting in the War Room' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
32. The Fourth Horseman
Complete 'Game Over' on Veteran difficulty - 40 points
33. Daredevil
Kill an enemy while blinded by a flashbang in the single player campaign - 10 points
34. Roadkill
Kill 2 enemies by blowing up a car in the single player campaign - 10 points
35. Bird on the Ground
Shoot down an enemy helicopter with an RPG in the single player campaign - 20 points
36. Four of a Kind
Kill 4 enemies in a row with headshots in the single player campaign - 20 points
37. Three of a Kind
Kill 3 enemies in a row with your knife in the single player campaign - 10 points

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What is this Halo 3 of which you speak?

Halo 3 is coming out when? - Next week, in case you hadn't heard. The most anticipated game in history is almost upon us and Microsoft is doing a great job of reminding you and trying to get gamers pumped. So far its working. Despite more hype than even The Simpsons movie saw, I haven't met one gamer yet who isn't planning on getting it. But don't worry, I remain immune. Sure I've bought two Slurpee's at 7-Eleven just for the commorative cups, and maybe I'll be at GameCrazy next Monday (wearing my Bungie shirt) at midnight to pick up my Legendary Edition copy, and perhaps I have a Halo 3 faceplate on my Xbox 360, but I swear I'm not being taken in by the hype. Not me, not ever. Objective to the end, that's my motto.
Here's the latest on the Halo 3 release, straight from Microsoft. Over the past couple of weeks I swear I've been getting 2-3 Halo 3 related emails a day from these guys. Again, this is straight from MS, my comments are in italics.
- Midnight Madness: An unprecedented number – more than 10,000 retailers in the United States alone – will be opening their doors at midnight on September 25 to usher in the biggest day in entertainment history. Fans (or nerds like me) will be invited to participate in a variety of activities at local retailers to countdown to “Halo 3’s” launch. Major regional events will be held in select locations including New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and Miami (sucks for the rest of us). Those who make the trek to be a part of the countdown could (if you can fight off all the other fanboys) score free merchandise and get a chance to play Halo 3 with local celebrities (meaning a local TV weatherman or morning DJ) in on-site Game with Fame sessions. Regional event locations include:
o New York City – Best Buy, 529 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10017
o Seattle – Best Buy, 457 120th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
o Los Angeles – Gamestop, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608
o Miami – Circuit City, 8575 Northwest 13th Terrace, Miami, FL 33126
- First to Own: Pontiac is teaming up with Microsoft to provide 1,000 lucky winners a copy of “Halo 3” before it’s available in stores with their “First to Own” promotion. Gamers can log onto now for a chance to win! (What are you waiting for? Save yourself $60!)
- Best Buy Presents Three Days Free on Xbox LIVE: Best Buy is sponsoring Xbox LIVE Gold for free during the first three days of Halo 3 availability - September 25 through September 27. (This of course, doesn't apply to most people who will buy the game anyway.)
- Xbox LIVE and Best Buy Play & Win Sweepstakes: 8,000 Microsoft Points (Now you have my attention!) will be given away during the free Xbox LIVE period to a total of 144 randomly selected people. Those first prize winners will then be entered for a chance to win one of two grand prizes, which include a Halo themed Pontiac G6 GXP Street Edition (ARV $28,000) and a Samsung home theater entertainment system (ARV $3,499.97). To enter the sweepstakes, consumers can register and then play Halo 3 over Xbox Live (or follow free mail-in entry instructions).
- Halo 3 Game with Fame: To celebrate “Halo 3’s” launch, Game with Fame sessions will take place during the first week of launch, pitting gamers against their favorite actors, bands, and sports stars over Xbox LIVE. (I'm hoping for Jessica Alba, but will probably end up with Drew Carey)
- Game with Bungie: The development team behind “Halo 3” will be glued to Xbox LIVE the week of launch, giving gamers a chance not only to play with the talent behind the game of the year, but also to learn the strategies of the pros who know all the ins and outs. (This might be useful to use against my brother and my son who are much better than me.)
- Exclusive Marketplace Content: For Xbox LIVE Gold members, Halo 3”will be making a trip to their dashboard with a new Xbox 360 Halo 3 theme as well as a Gamerpic, only available “Unite to Fight” week. (Where's the word "free"? I don't think I saw that anywhere.)
- Unite to Fight: Play & Win: Gamers can register their Gamertag at starting September 11 and then play “Halo 3” between September 28 and September 30 to enter the sweepstakes. Prizes will be randomly drawn and will include “Halo” accessory packs, Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition Consoles, Halo 3 Edition Zunes, Microsoft Points, and the Halo Graphic Novel. (This would be the only way I'd ever own a Zune.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Suit up for Crysis

Finally, gaming news even Eli can enjoy - Its time to strap on your Harley helmet, nanosuit and bullet proof codpiece because the Crysis beta is almost here. The Sci-Fi, PC only, FPS is offering up a multiplayer beta prior to its November release. Gamers will get to try out "Power Struggle", a team-based, open-ended, multiplayer game mode.
In order to sign up for the beta, you have to be a FilePlanet subscriber. Over the next few weeks batches of keys will be released through FilePlanet on a regular basis so keep checking to see when beta registration is available (sorry, they didn't give an exact date). If you're interested in more information on one of the best looking PC games at this year's E3, head over to

Friday, September 14, 2007

Money, money, money, money...MONEY!

Microsoft shows you the money - The latest NPD numbers for August are in and things are looking up for the Xbox 360. Check out these stats that are sure to make Bill Gates ask for extra cheese on his Whopper.
- Xbox 360 unit sales are up 63 percent, versus an 18 percent decline for PS3 and 5 percent decline for
- Xbox 360 outsold PS3 more than 2:1
- Xbox 360 software sales are more than PS3 and Wii software sales combined
- Madden NFL 08 on Xbox 360 outsold all other versions of the title, including the PS2 by more than 250,000 units, and PS3 by more than 560,000
- Xbox 360 held the top two titles across all next generation consoles with Madden NFL 08 at #1 and BioShock at #2
Obviously BioShock and Madden have a little to do with these numbers but lets get real, 360 unit sales up 63 frickin' percent?!? I guess Halo 3 is having a small impact.
Got game? - Think you've got Madden skills? Prove it with this years Madden Challenge. If you're good enough, maybe you can make an ass out of yourself on national TV. Seventeen different cities will be hosting events but for those of us in Colorado, you'll need to head to Denver where on September 28th at Mile High Stadium (I refuse to call it by its corporate name) you can take on other gamers on either the PS2 or 360. If you're brave enough to register, head over to

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Review: Medal of Honor Airborne

So close and yet so far - To be perfectly honest, I was looking forward to Airborne. Someone had to step in the WWII FPS shoes left behind by the Call of Duty juggernaut now that its moving into the present day. Who better than the series that helped revive our hatred of Nazis? Besides that, we've been promised some good stuff this time - a sandbox environment with alternate routes to achieve objectives, smarter AI and a wide variety of new procedural deaths (bad guys die more realistically). This game has great potential, unfortunately none of it is realized. While the Airborne does deliver on most of its new features, its weaknesses in the most basic of FPS elements prevents it from being a solid title.
In Airborne gamers play as Boyd Travers, a new recruit for the U.S. Airborne. You'll start off with a brief training mission and are soon sitting in a briefing. It gets your blood pumping and is a great way to introduce you to the game. Too bad the wind gets blown out of your parachute right af the start of your first mission.
As you jump out of the plane, you encounter the games first problem, trying to hit the ground without landing on your face. There are different ways of landing and if you hit it just right you can hit the ground running and gunning. If not, you're fumbling around and become an easy target. This may not sound like a big deal but if you don't land in the right place, your dead. This brings up the sandbox aspects of the game. Gamers can land anywhere you want on the battlefield but this turns out to be useless. Unless you land in a safety zone, you're surrounded without any support and are (again) an easy target.
But wait! More frustrating death awaits you! Gamers can duck but they can't lay flat, leaving them exposed on most walls that, for some odd reason, aren't high enough to protect your head. The AI is smarter and now come with x-ray vision. Forget about sneaking up on these guys, they know you're coming and can see you through trees and walls. Getting shot through trees is infuriating as hell. To make things worse your character dies way too easily and the checkpoints are waaay too far apart. When you've played 20 minutes and die (surprise!), you have to go all the way back to either the last checkpoint or even the very beginning of the level. Gaah!!!
Good thing Airborne has a saving grace, a very enjoyable online feature. Up to 12 gamers can play a variety of game types in ranked or unranked matches. Not only was it lag free but gamers can parachute into different positions instead of spawning at the same place every time. This can really come in handy when your trying to get the drop on your enemy.
Sadly Airborne's solid online feature doesn't make up for its hair pulling single player. If you're a fan of the series, are in desperate need of a WWII shooter, or need an online break from Halo 2 or Gears of War there might be something for you in Medal of Honor Airborne. But for anyone else, this game has 'Rental' written all over it.
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Price: $49.99 - $59.99
Formats: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Players: One (Up to 12 online)
Rating: T (Teen)
You take the good: Fun online play
You take the bad: Quick deaths, checkpoints too spread out, unrealized potential
And then you have - The Grade: C-
And finally - So I got my computers back, that's the good news. The bad news? They had to get wiped out and I've lost everything I had on them. I had most of my articles saved on flash drives so that's no big deal but everything I had on iTunes...gone. Apple was nice enough to let me download all of my purchases, too bad that's going to take about 4 days. I've bought so much on iTunes that they send me a Christmas card and a fruit cake every December. Or at least they should. Even more time consuming than waiting for all of my purchases to download is taking the hundreds of CD's I have and burning them back onto my laptop. Its even more frustrating than Airborne's single player. At least I can now update the site more regularly.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Review: Cyberball 2072

What the ...? - Yeah, yeah I know. Stranglehold is out, so is MoH: Airborne and this month is full of big releases (two pro football and basketball games and some game no one has ever heard of called Halo 3) but I don't care. Usually I don't review XBLA games but considering my longstanding relationship with Cyberball I have to make an exception. After whining on this blog for the past two years about how the game should be on Arcade, I could barely contain my excitement this past Wednesday as I happily downloaded the game. I knew going into it that there was no versus online play, only co-op. I thought I'd be okay with that...I'm not.
What made the game so great back in the day was playing against people, now you can't do that. The original upright console (above) allowed for up to 4 people to butt robotic heads but most versus games I played were 1-on-1. Because of the angle of the screens, all gamers could see was the occassional glance of each others eyes. It made for a suspenseful match and was a pretty novel concept for a game of its type. Versus mode was also the best part about the game and now thats been taken away.
Don't get me wrong, the XBLA version is a very efficient replica of its arcade daddy and unlike some other Arcade titles, gamers get an honest, non-modernized-with-crap-like-Pac-Man port. The gameplay features are almost identical, the graphics look the same and the audio still has that same bassy feel. But the ommission of online versus play makes absolutely no sense, especially when there is online co-op. Why one and not both? Its just stupid. Throw in that I can't even play against someone in my own home and it just makes me bitter.
Its possible that some kind of update could fix this oversight but that doesn't happen too often for console games. In its current iteration, Cyberball 2072 is a nostalgic trip to the old arcade. But without a versus mode its not nearly as fun as it should be.
Cyberball 2072
Format: Xbox Live Arcade
Cost: 400 Microsoft Points
The Grade: C
Computers suck - I am still without home internet access, which flat out blows. Computers are the new car, you just can't live without one. Right now I'm typing this up at the East Library in Colorado Springs, how sad is that? I can't update the blog regularly, can't go to (a great site for celebrity gossip), can't go to,, and can't check my fantasy scores on the first weekend of the season. Computers suck.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Mini-Review: Tiger Woods '08

I’m a little behind on my posts but I have a good reason, I swear. My home PC isn’t working, my laptop is in the Geek Squad shop and my work internet puts up more site blocks than Ned Flanders would. I’ve found it amazing how much not having a solid internet connection now cripples me. Five years ago I wouldn’t have cared if I had instant internet access but now I can’t live without it. Here’s an example. Recently, over the course of 5 days, I submitted an article that was done completely online. I got an interview, follow up questions, a press photo and submitted it all without leaving my house or making a phone call. And now I’m helpless! Gaah!!! While I bang my head against a wall, here are some quick gaming topics I’ve been meaning to get to.
Hold that Tiger! – Does anybody have it better than Tiger Woods? He’s what every guy wants to be - a good looking dude with a Swedish bikini model wife who is probably the most beloved athlete on the planet AND he has his own videogame. Jealousy aside, if you even remotely like golf I highly recommend Tiger Woods ’08. Previous editions of this series have frustrated me as much as real golf but this years version is much more user friendly. And for those of us who, in the past, might have accidentally thrown a club after their follow through on the driving range, it’s a lot safer.
The Good: The 3-Click Swing feature is a breeze to use and is a great alternative for beginners. There are a ton of different game modes to keep you busy and there are plenty of courses (16) and a nice mix of the best male and female golfers (21 in all). The graphics are fantastic and the audio, with goofy, yet humorous announcers, is solid. The Photo Game Face feature, where you can use a picture of yourself to make your own virtual golfer, is a lot of fun to play with.
My favorite feature is online match play. Gamers can play with up to 4 guys online but I prefer one-on-one. I played with my brother at Pebble Beach a couple of days ago and it was a blast. We were ragging on each other and having a great time. If only we had some virtual golf carts to smash into each other - maybe next year.
The Bad: The online Gamernet feature has a lot of potential but wasn’t that impressive. This allows gamers to post their best shots and rounds online and gives other gamers a chance to see if they can top you. It sounds cool but the menu for it is overly complicated and after awhile it gets frustrating.
The Grade: B+
Did someone say Cyberball? – After checking XBLM yesterday (I can still get on XBL at home, but at work is blocked. Stupid Flanders.) I started to get a little nervous about not seeing anything for Cyberball even though its supposed to be available for download today. I’m starting to get paranoid that its not going to be released. If this happens, I might turn into Jack Nicholson in The Shining. But if it is up and anyone out there plans on getting it, send me an invite tonight. I plan on staying up late and getting my Cyberball on.
And finally – I’ve been turning into retro-gamer lately. I guess the Labor Day weekend marathon of Game Makers got into my head. All I’m missing is the classic Nintendo shirt, which I could probably find at Target. Look for a nostalgic article on the heady days of the NES and Super NES soon.