Sunday, March 23, 2008

Poll: Best XBox 360 Game

I have often wondered (and asked) - what is the best XBox 360 game out? I know many of you have been playing and have an opinion, so here is the question... What is your favorite XBox 360 game and why?

At the end of the April, I will post the results.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I heard on the radio just this morning that both Hillary and Obama is coming to Portland. "Great, call me thrilled... (he says sarcastically)" Here are a couple of people that would not did not give 2 cents about our 8 electoral votes six months ago. But, now.. Look out.. "We care about you and need your support..." I just can not believe that politicians act in such a vulturistic matter. Oh, wait.. Their Politicians.. I don't trust any of them, Democrat or Republican. They don't give two shits about us or what we need, just how they can gain power and $$$$. I am looking for a canidate that would stand up and say.. "Yes, I smoked pot in college." or the line from the movie The American President "We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them."

You know what bothers me the most.. Traffic they cause. When ever a politician is in town, they shut down freeways, roads, and complete areas to accommodate them. This really causes havoc and inconveniences the rest of us trying to go somewhere. Besides, isn't it enough that they interrupt my television shows for a "debate"? (did you notice that I put debate in quotes?)

Yes, it is all about me...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Game Review: BioShock

BioShock lets you do the impossible as you explore a mysterious underwater city. When your plane crashes, you discover Rapture - an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. As little girls loot the dead, and biologically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Now you're trapped, caught in the middle of a genetic war that will challenge both your capacity to survive and your moral allegiance to your own humanity. Make meaningful and mature decisions that culminate in the grand question - do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture to save yourself - or risk all to become their savior?

I started playing this awhile ago on a rental and really loved it. The graphics are fantastic, even better than Halo 3… Look at the water… The game engine was really well done and I did not find any faults in the game universe. I found myself really involved in the action and hacking stuff to make it work for me. I love hearing the diaries of people that died there and finding out little tidbits of information. (tee-hee) I just could not bring myself to kill the little girls. After I saved the first one, that was it for me – Save them ALL! I loved the good ending, it made me feel really good. However, I did go back and Harvest a few girls just to see the bad ending. The plot twist was a bit unexpected.. Would you kindly… The only negative that I can really complain about is searching around, picking up the item that I require, going back to “home location”, then having to go back to get another item where I just was… can’t I just get it when I was there the first time?

Final Thoughts:
Pros: Great Graphics, Great Game Play, Good story line.
Cons: No replay value. Having to repeat the same path to find additional required items.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

RIAA Looses again...

I saw this and I had to post it...

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the RIAA's 'making available' theory, which is the basis of all of the RIAA's peer to peer file sharing cases. In Atlantic v. Brennan, in a 9-page opinion [PDF], Judge Janet Bond Arterton held that the RIAA needs to prove 'actual distribution of copies', and cannot rely — as it was permitted to do in Capitol v. Thomas — upon the mere fact that there are song files on the defendant's computer and that they were 'available'. This is the same issue that has been the subject of extensive briefing in two contested cases in New York, Elektra v. Barker and Warner v. Cassin. Judge Arterton also held that the defendant had other possible defenses, such as the unconstitutionality of the RIAA's damages theory and possible copyright misuse flowing from the record companies' anticompetitive behavior."

Hurray for the little guy..