Archive for the ‘Video Games’ Category


New Cube Runner High Score

July 16, 2008

Cube Runner High Score

Originally uploaded by Tales_of_Interest

The score to end all scores. 743 on Easy. Booyeah.


Dallas = Hockeytown USA?

April 28, 2008

I know in the grand order of professional sports in Dallas, hockey falls somewhere between Co-ed club soccer and WhirlyBall. But damnit, the Stars are putting together a fantastic playoff run so far. We stole 2 games in San Jose to start the second round, and they’re coming back here for games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the Stars are kicking ass and taking names, our beloved Mavs have been sucking royally in the first round against the New Orleans Hornets.

Both teams played Sunday night, so the McClellans came over for a little watching party. It was so hard to watch the Mavs. Early on, I was flipping back and forth between the games, but eventually, it was obvious the Stars – Sharks game was the one to watch. After we won that in solid fashion, instead of switching to the basketball game, we just went ahead and turned on Rock Band.

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

PS Perhaps the most telling stat of the night. The Stars big midseason acquisition Brad Richards scored 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). The Mavs big midseason acquisition Jason Kidd only scored 3 points. Ouch.


It’s Official

November 21, 2007

Rock Band rules.  It rules on high. . .with an iron fist. . .wearing a velvet glove.

Smell the glove.


Warning for you Halo 3 buyers – Caveat Emptor

September 25, 2007

Just picked up my copy of Halo 3 today at Fry’s.  I had to go with the basic loser edition though because there is a MAJOR problem with the packaging of the Limited / Collector’s Edition.  It seems they didn’t secure the discs in there well enough and they are rattling around in the tins, getting all scratched to hell.  I tried out two of those before giving up and just getting the regular version.  I probably checked 15 different boxes of the LE version and they all exhibited this flaw.  All you have to do to check is give it a little shake.  If you hear something rattle, move on.  Fry’s already had 6 returns by the time i got there this morning. 

Good one Bill

 Halo 3 Master Chief


Rock out with your Cock out!

March 8, 2006

Oh hellz yes!

According to this article, Red Octane is going to go nuts with Guitar Hero sequels in the next few years. I cannot wait for Guitar Hero: Drunken Cowboy or Guitar Hero: Punk Slut to come out.



May 17, 2005

In the past 3 days we’ve seen confirmed images/info of all the new consoles coming out. Y’know I think I liked it better when I only had to shell out $300 once every few years for the new hotness. Now, they’re all up in my grill at the same time. Ugh. Here’s some pics.

First up, the new Xbox360:
Xbox 360
Actually, the ugly duckling of the group, but still not too bad. It’s light years ahead of the old xbox design.

Next up, we have the new PS3:
Playstation 3
Sleek and svelt. But the controller looks like ass. Looks like some crappy MadCatZZ 3rd party controller.

Finally, the sexiest of all, the Nintendo Revolution:
Nintendo Revolution
Small and sexy. It’s kinda sad that this’ll be the last console Nintendo ever makes. . .

Kinda strange that all the other consoles have followed the vertical-ness of the ps2. That just makes finding space for them all the more problematic.


Ninja Gay-den

March 8, 2005

I hardly ever go back and revisit a video game that has lost my interest, but tonight I have done just that. I felt I had not given Ninja Gaiden a fair shake the first time around, so I fired it up again tonight to give it another go.

Firstly, the reason I put this game down was that is was one of the most difficult games I have EVER played in my life. I spent a month on it and I was only at level 3. 3!?! Now, I’m no video game Wizard, but I’d like to think that given enough time, I could beat most any game out on the market. This game totally whooped my ass though.

So, anyway, long story short, I did get past level 3 this time and am now well on my way to still not beating the game. As an historic aside, here are comparison screenshots of the original NES Ninja Gaiden and the current Xbox version. See if you can tell which is which:

Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden