Random Observations

A bunch of random thoughts that don't warrant their own posts but in the aggregate? Maybe there's gold! Let's check!

  • The holiday onslaught of gaming has begun in full force. Halo 3, Bioshock, and now PGR4. Mad I tell you, just mad!
  • I picked up Guitar Hero II again. I'm comfortable saying that I think GHII is the Best. Video. Game. Ever. Made. At least until GHIII and Rock Band hit the streets.
  • I've been sort of drifting lately. I knew I had a bunch of stuff to do, but I wasn't able to tackle it. I've had a couple of days lately where Karin came home and I was all "What? That was a whole day? Well crap!" Today I sat down and started re-reading Getting Things Done. What a great book. The funny thing is I knew what I needed to do, but somehow touching base with the basics cleared my head so I actually did it and now it's as if I had a bad head cold and suddenly all my sinuses cleared. My desk is clear, my inbox is empty and things are happening again. (For those who are curious, my Weekly Reviews had stopped being the right thing, and I got so paralyzing by figuring out the right thing to do that I did nothing. Took a couple of hours of cleaning out all the mental "Oh yeah" tags, and enough of a push through the rest of my system that I'm comfortable saying it's all captured again.

  • "The bad news, which we knew was coming, is that according to Reggie, "given the level of demand and given the fact that the more we put in, the more we sell, it is still going to be difficult to get your hands on the Wii."- Reggie: Wii Holiday Hardware Supplies Will Be "Unprecedented" - Kotaku. Good god, somebody needs to smack the crap out of Nintendo. I generally try to avoid tinfoil conspiratorial declarations of manufactured shortages but here we are a year later and Nintendo still can't figure out how to make overclocked Gamecubes? No way, I don't fucking buy it. If Microsoft starts selling more 360's than Wii's I'll bet Reggie finds a way to crank up his production. I might should write a whole post on the Wii - I played a fair amount of Wii on my vacation and I'm even firmer now in the fact that I really dislike the thing. I had been saying I'd pick up one to play Mario Galaxies, but now? The only thing on it that I've played that doesn't feel impossibly sloppy is Wii Sports. (In fairness I must disclaim - I did not play either Zelda or Metroid. I'm basing this mainly on Mario Party, Rayman Raving Rabbids and using the OS itself (I was working at my parents on getting it online, so I did a lot of typing WEP passwords and the like.))

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