Archive for April, 2008

GTA IV Release Today

GTA IVGrand Theft Auto IV is released today. This is supposedly one of the biggest and most anticipated game release in history. I haven’t written anything on this yet because I have been trying to stay away from spoilers and not learn too much about it. It was supposed to be released back in November and then was delayed until today. That really upset me, although with the release of Halo3 and Call of Duty 4, I ended up not minding too much. And I’m glad they did wait to make sure all the glitches were taken care of. The last two release I was excited about I did not pre order and regretted that decision. I had to wait almost a week for Halo 3 and a day and some calling and driving for Call of Duty 4. This time I was smart and paid the $5 pre order price and I’m set and don’t have to worry about not getting it today. So during lunch I will go pick up my copy and play tonight….all night? A mandatory meeting will get me to work on Wednesday but I’ll be taking a personal day on Thursday to get GTA IV out of my system …..and maybe a recovery day from this week’s S&B Night too. ;D

Multiplayers!!! I’ll see you in L.C.

The time for killing, wrecking, and beating is here!

update:  it’s in my hands now.  What’s up with the huge map poster.  Can’t I get a pocket book map?

Forbidden Kingdom

Forbidden KingdomWell it finally happened. Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the same movie. I seem to remember Jet Li saying he wasn’t going to do any more period/kung fu films, yet Warlords came at last year and now this. It’s fine by me, I love his kung fu films most of all. This film…excuse me movie, was just that, a Hollywood movie cashing in on the kung fu genre with the two superstar legends that are still alive. The fight scenes were great, especially the Jet and Jackie fight. Choreographer did an excellent job of equaling the two giants. For every blow there was a counter blow. A very even match, though I have my own opinions on who would win a real fight….even though he is older ;). And props to whoever wrote in Jet Li throwing a little Mantis Style in there. I wanted to Buddha Palm slap the horrible Boston kid character. He was just annoying and cheesy. Towards the end and he’s leaning down towards one of the other characters, just look at the drip of sweat on his upper lip. It just dangles there for an eternity and I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it, just waiting for it to drip off. Other than his acting, that totally ruined the scene. It was a fun movie and I’d take my kid to see it. The PG13 is for the violence though it really wasn’t too bad considering it’s a kung fu movie.

Invidkllr is Still Running

Marathon training so going ok… Yeah just ok.  I’ve had a pulled muscle and a week of weird stomach cramps.  I started a marathon blog at http://marathon.invidkllr.com to track my progress and thoughts on the whole experience.  Drop by and throw some love there.

I found it kind of comical that a few weeks after I started training, I see trailers for the movie Run Fat Boy Run.  This title was similar to the title of what I was thinking for my blog.  Fat Ass Marathon.com or Fat Guy Runs Marathon.com…  I still haven’t seen that movie.  I think I should just as part of my training.

I haven’t weighed myself in a while but Easter weekend I think I had dropped about 8 or 9 lbs.  I’m curious as to where I’m at now, but I don’t have a scale and I’m just now getting back to eating less bad foods.  I love my buffets.  Fat Carl knows what I’m talking about.   If you haven’t checked out FatCarl.com, go there now and throw him some love.

Run Run Run.  That’s what I’m doing.  About 10 months to go will the marathon and to me that still seems too soon.  Throw me some love or some advice.

Way After SXSW

It’s been a while…
SXSW went along swimmingly.  The 16Bit party was a blast though there were some technical difficulties that were outside of our control.  Web Awards went off without a hitch with a special appearance from Ask a Ninja.  Chris Gore from G4′s Attack of the Show was interviewing in the party foyer.  The night continued on for me with dancing and drinking.  I was able to make it to a few panels though.
Then the music started.  I’ll just list some of the music I was able to catch.
The Wedding Present
Dizzee Rascal
Sway
Retribution Gospel Choir
Mark Kozelek
Between the Buried and Me
Tim Fite
Necromantix
Roger Merit and the Disasters
and some others I don’t remember right now.

Overall SXSW was a lot of fun as usual.  Again, I needed about a week to recover.  I wasn’t quite as creatively charged as I have been after a week of geekiness and music, but the whole experience isn’t something that I would want to miss.