3/22/2002

Another Friday and tons of games to look at. I think I might spend an average of an hour or two some days just reading previews, watching, previews, and figuring out if any game in the next 3 months at any given time will be interesting. Gamespot has a decent preview of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. I don't think I'll buy it but I may rent it. As I move into my early 30s I'm realizing that 50 bucks for a game is a lot of cash and some things are better off rented and enjoyed for that one night you'll enjoy it.

Resident Evil for Gamecube is shaping up to be a very solid title. They have completely remade the original and some of opening scenes look quite interesting. I am fighting from deep within my scaredy pants self to see if I'm really going to buy this game or not. It really depends on whether Denis will want to drive and have me point out things. I lose my shit too easily when playing games of the Resident Evil type.

On a sadder note it looks like the Gameboy Advance just keeps getting crappy games. To make you laugh and explain my point I provide you with the following gem titles: Mary-Kate and Ashley Girls Night Out (what are they thinking), Muppet Pinball Mayhem (you know this will be about as much fun as watching the "NEW MUPPET SHOW"), and Urban Yeti! (which may actually be a sleeper hit of 2002).

3/20/2002

Currently I'm obsessed with Samurai Jack. It is simply the best cartoon I have ever seen. It has the pace of the old Bugs Bunny and the attention to detail of Ocean's 11. The main character is one of the most intelligent cartoon creations of all time. Watch it.

I stumbled upon the Lomo Kompakt Automat Camera at Amazon.com and have wondered if it is indeed another gadget I don't need. Currently I have a new S30 from Cannon and have been enjoying that for pics but keep forgetting to take them. Maybe I'll get better at remembering to take some photos.

Gamespot has a great Gaming Graveyard Feature that should keep you in check from taking any gaming job.

Enjoy!

3/18/2002

I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised about the upcoming Scooby Doo movie. The trailer is not that bad and I think the shortcomings will be in the other characters like Velma, Fred and Daphne. Freddy Prince as Fred is one of the worst choices I've ever seen for casting but the trailer does entertain and have some great moments with Shag and Scoob.

As far as my St. Patrick's Day 4 mile race (An Ras Mor 4 Miler), I did pretty damn good!
PLACE NAME                AGE S NO.   CITY            DIV/TOT  ST C F time    PACE

409 JAY BREWER 30 M 234 CAMBRIDGE 208/266 MA 36:48 9:12
498 WILLIAM PLOWMAN 33 M 491 SOMERVILLE 230/266 MA 38:46 9:42
324 RICHARD COOK 28 M 225 SOMERVILLE 174/266 MA 35:13 8:49
97 DEVON CAREW 28 M 129 SOMERVILLE 66/266 MA 29:32 7:23

The course was fun and somewhat hilly and Rich, Devon, and Plowman all did great! Devon's time was amazing! Thanks to Devon for motivating us to get it done and get out there. I plan on doing the Aids run and some others this year - so stay tuned.