Oh Mr. Beck, you’re so much more fun than Grumpy old O’Reilly …
A couple of things this week. I have Internet again for one, so I’d like to extend a belated thanks to all the new visitors we’ve had this week. Unfortunately, I’m also just getting over a fairly annoying headcold, so forgive me if my little weekly blog is a little muddled.
VIDEO GAMIN’: I finally beat Batman: Arkham Asylum last night. It’s a good thing too, because I was starting to wonder why the game was getting so damn hard all of a sudden. Prefacing my judgement with, “I’m not a huge Xbox 260 guy, but …,” I still have to say the game ranks as a “must-play,” especially if you’re into the old Bruce Timm cartoon series or Batman at all.
I’m not sure what my next game is going to be. I think I’m most excited about Dragon Age:Origins, but I’m a little worried it won’t translate well for the Xbox, what with the lack of keyboard and mouse options. Plus, it’s supposed to be a huge game, and lately I’ve been losing interest in those. I became bored with Fallout 3 after a few weeks partly because the game world was just too big, and I get bogged down obsessing over side quests and searching every damn box and crate for landmine parts.
Besides Dragon Age: Origins, I’m thinking about resuming Etrian Odyssey 2, taking a chance on Tales of Symphonia, or maybe picking up something a little different, like Street Fighter 4 or Resident Evil 5 (if it has same-screen co-op) that my girlfriend and I can have some fun playing together.
Thoughts, advice and/or prayers to the video game gods are always appreciated.
YOU-TUBIN’: I found a couple fun videos I’d like to share. The first is from a band called “Mewithyou” I heard playing a “Live and Local” spotlight on one of my favorite Philly radio stations. They’re a little different, but I have to say I really love the singer’s voice and all the neat poetry in his lyrics. Plus, the video is really cool, so you basically have to like it.
Then, I guess in a similar yet entirely different vein, we have Andy Sandberg dancing in the new season of the truely bizzare children’s series Yo Gabba Gabba (wait for the free-styling at the end):
Here is one of Frodo from a few seasons back (sorry for the hilarious TV-taping, it’s all I can find on Youtube):