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2:50 PM on 06.22.2007

Zelda DS - A Retraction

I hereby retract all previous statements of naysayeth against the upcomming Zelda DS game.

I have obtained a copy of the game in, what one of my close acquaintences would say, "Moonspeak". After playing it a little while and getting a grasp for the control scheme, I must admit it is surprisingly well done. So far, I even agree with the 39/40 score given to it by Famitsu.

I love cel-shading and due to the limited amount of colors needed to display a good cel-shaded model, it works perfectly for the DS. Anyone who has ever poo poo'd the graphics of this zelda game is seriously incorrect. Fortunately, I was never one of those people :)

The controls, for the most part, are spot on. Movement does take a little getting used to, and I was slightly disappointed that some of the puzzles in the game pertain to how well you can control link rather than ... the actual puzzle. None the less the controls are much better than I expected them to be.

Sound is extremely well done as well. I won't say more than I've noticed the stereo sound being used well in a few situations :0

So far, I find it extremely enjoyable, and this included the 15 minutes it took me to figure out I had to write something in Japanese, as well as the 15 minutes it took me to figure out I had to yell into the microphone to get someone's attention.

I'll do my best to finish the game in Japanese and I definitely look forward to picking the game up in English, when it drops later this year.

Again, I'd like to take a moment to retract all previous naysayings I have ever had about this game, and I'd recommend it for purchase the day it drops on our shores :)   read

7:41 PM on 06.14.2007

Comcast breaks the internets! I NEEDS MY WOW!

Hear that? Listen closely... Yes, that! That is the cry of thousands of Comcast customers complaining they cannot log onto their WoW server. Apparently some goof ball at AT&T must have tripped over a wire in the server room and disconnected a router to NoCal.

Here is what a Tracert looks like from a NoCal Comcast Customer. ( me :( )

12 25 ms 25 ms 29 ms []
13 * * * Request timed out.


Blizzard is being surprisingly helpful about the situation, even though none of it happens to be their fault. They have started a forum posting to quell the anger of the Comcast masses. Wow Forum Posting.

Personally, I can live a few days without WoW, but I have a stronger will than most... Well, that and booze.   read

1:57 PM on 06.11.2007

So, I bought a Wii...

It finally happened. I was browsing Craigslist, trying to score a PS3 for $400, and I came across a nice little posting; "Wii + 2 nunchucks + 2 remotes + Wii Play = $320" It seemed like a fair price to me, considering used Wii's go above retail still. Wii = $250, WiiPlay = $50, Nunchuck = $20. All without taxes.

I gave the dude a call and offered him $300 for the whole package, he accepted and after dinner a couple of friends and I went to the bank to pull out some money. Unfortunately for me, Bank of America blows, and I was unable to pull out $300 in cash. Tho, I have rich friends, so I wrote my buddy a check and he was able to pull out 3 bills from Golden One (Yipee!?).

It's around 10pm now, and we finally went to pick up the Wii. It was in good condition, had only been used for a month, The first Wii note was dated May 6th. Everything plugged in nicely and we ended up screwing around with it til about 2am.

Impressions coming next post!   read

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