It wasn’t until this year that I realized I was no longer in control of my personal narrative. I believed that I could be in charge of how private or public my life was. But it’s become increasingly obvious this year that it’s not in Facebook’s financial interest for me to be able to control … Continue reading “The Tyranny of the Little Brothers”
Watching Marx Brothers A Day At The Races with my two year old. She likes it. But asked me, “Daddy, why doesn’t that man talk?”
Skip to 28 seconds in. Sure, there are way too many Super Mario Brothers covers, but that theme is amazing as is seeing this performance of the theme on an ancient Chinese hyper flute. The instrument looks like something out of a science fiction movie.
Back at the beginning of January, I compared the first and second installments in the Assassin’s Creed main line of games. A couple weeks ago I finished up Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, a continuation of Desmond and Ezio’s stories. I don’t have too much more to add to what I wrote about the second game … Continue reading “Finishing Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood”
This is a game I have been waiting for ever since I played New Super Mario Brothers on my borrowed Nintendo DS. This is the purity of Mario. Screw all this 3D stuff. Yeah, it rocks to have a 3D space to run around in, but that’s not Mario. Mario is a side scroller and … Continue reading “A Review of New Super Mario Brothers Wii”
David has created a wonderful new bit of machinima entitled S’mores Night Movie. It was originally intended as an inside joke between friends. He, with his girlfriend Tamlin as the screenwriter, put together a 35 minute movie incorporating different episodes of what has happened with their friends into a remake of “10 Little Indians”. I … Continue reading “My younger brother David’s masterpiece”
Someone at MIT has used a Nintendo emulator to deconstruct Mario as you play it. You can see just what was going on in the Nintendo’s RAM as you played the game. It is a very neat hack and definitely worth checking out!
Went to Disney a few days ago with my family and found out that Disney is not quite the innocent little park it once was. I never quite felt the same about the park after 11 Sept 2001 when they began checking bags, but this time it was even more invasive. In order to enter … Continue reading “Big Brother wears Mickey Mouse Ears?”
According to CNN Google will begin offering a new map service to rival and surpass Mapquest. They bought this service from Keyhole, a company with a large repository of satellite pictures of people’s houses. Some people are protesting this from a privacy point of view. I don’t see why they are protesting. It’s not as … Continue reading “Google’s watching….not big brother!”
Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I finally got the last hardcover book and I can read Chew in its entirety. I’ve only read the first five trades. After that the anticipation was driving me nuts, so I resolved to wait until the series was done to … Continue reading “Review: Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice”
I used to hate Hunger Games because I considered it to be yet another example of America getting credit, fame, etc from another culture’s work; Battle Royale in this case. Eventually, I got the Hunger Games Trilogy from a Humble Bundle and read it, realizing that while the plots were the same in the abstract … Continue reading “Perfect Blue”
At the time that I’m writing this, I’ve had Trust Issues for a few days. I signed up for the Kickstarter campaign after The Doubleclicks mentioned them. I then went to the PDX Broadsides’ bandcamp page and ended up buying the entire back catalog. After having heard the album a few times, here are my … Continue reading “First Impressions of Trust Issues by The PDX Broadsides”
Clipping Through: One Mad Week In Video Games by Leigh Alexander My rating: 3 of 5 stars I discovered Ms. Leigh Alexander when she appeared on one of the E3 podcasts at Giant Bomb. I found her perspective fascinating in a sea of men. I was still too new to this world to understand why … Continue reading “Review: Clipping Through: One Mad Week In Video Games”
The Making of Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this as part of a bundle – probably Storybundle as I’ve bought nearly all their video game bundles – and I had put it off in favor of other books because I don’t have a strong connection to … Continue reading “Review: The Making of Prince of Persia”