Archive for April, 2010

Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing Trailer.

Oh, Francis, only you could make Rochelle interesting….

Coming out in just a few hours….

Got My Netflix Disc In For the Wii.

I haven’t posted in forever. It’s been one of those crazy months, and looks to stay that way until May.

That said, I got my Netflix streaming disc in for the Wii last week. I don’t consider myself an “HD Snob”, but I do recognize the difference, and I’m a little more particular in watching TV shows. I thought it was a great service to offer the Wii, one that should have been offered a long time ago, but I was hoping that the load times weren’t atrocious, there wasn’t some weird “family friendly” feature that would eliminate darker movies and reduce people to only watching Disney Channel fare, and the picture quality didn’t look like a Sega CD game (or more realistically, the poor video quality of the Nintendo Channel).

Color me surprised.

I watch The IT Crowd as my first offering, and while there is a little bit of grain, the picture quality is solid overall, and definitely watchable. The load times are reasonable, and the menu navigation with the Wii Remote is intuitive and simple. Since the Netflix account is set to my main account (and my Xbox 360), shows I was watching on Read the rest of this entry

Doctor Who: The Adventure Game.

I’m a big Doctor Who fan. I’ve been so since the crazy scarf wearing Tom Baker and the celery wearing Peter Davison. And while I’m sad David Tennant left the role earlier this year, Matt Smith shows promise.

So color me happy when I saw this trailer:

I don’t know if it will be released in the States, but if the BBC even remotely cares, then yes. Yes I want to play this game.

Edutainment.

First off, Happy Easter! Second off, my apologies for not being abound for a few days. A fun-filled weekend trip to Disneyland was immediately followed by a week long bout of the flu that only today do I feel remotely civil, and inclined to get out of bed. Whoo, that was a rough one.

Regardless of my brief life summary, I started going on another one of my retro kicks. With Game Room largely down and broken until later this month, and I have been only able to play Final Fantasy XIII in short bursts, one starts phone surfing just to see what’s there.

My last hunt found the excellent Transformers RTS. This time, I ran into two old friends:

Number Munchers

and

Lemonade Stand

This goes well with another retro edutainment game on my iPhone called Oregon Trail

Where you learned such important life lessons such as:

I’m using the old Apple IIc versions so you can revel in all the brown, blue, purple and green glory of these games.

It’s funny how games about math, small business management and history/wilderness survival would have been so endearing in a world where kart racers, mini games, epic RPGs and FPS shooters reign supreme today. Read the rest of this entry

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