Friday, May 28, 2004


Pictures from the Houston weekend

Thursday, May 13, 2004

start salivating

It seems that Battlefield 2 is going to be the game Taylor and I always hoped Battlefield 1942 could be. This preview from 1up mentions a few highlights and so does this one.
- maps that are huge and yet are playable by smaller groups by closing off portions and altering control points
- the ability to form a squad and actually act like a unit
- a system that rewards the different classes for actually using their class abilities, like a medic healing someone

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -- Erica Jong

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Where's Fred?

Black Samus!! IGN has the Metroid 2 video trailers. The Windows Media ones are free to view.

Aamir's GTA

Looks like the next Grand Theft Auto will not be set in the the 70s but instead will be set in the 90s with a "West-Coast gangsta flava." Nice.

sidenote: I really hate gamespot. Anyone have a better site for e3 news?

Where can I preorder?

I know its Slashdot but it's E3 Zelda news. Anybody find Metroid movies or screenshots?

I don't get it

This whole Super Size Me thing has me confused. Is it really new information that eating at McDonald's all the time is bad for you? I don't go to McDonald's for healthy food, I go for a hot, fast, and cheap burger. I don't understand how this is such an innovative film. While I had these thoughts all on my own, check out this piece from the Motley Fool for a better written version.

Unrelated random quote: "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." -- Mark Twain

Monday, May 03, 2004

We live in a democracy.

That means you're supposed to vote. Here is Travis County's election site and there is The League of Women Voters Austin Area's site. Check out the County site for upcoming elections and read the LWV site for their Voters Guide.

10 to 1

A different take on the Google IPO. Here are the highlights.
Google's set up a Dual Class stock structure. ... Guess how every single vote in the history of the company will go? However management wants it to, it's already stuffed the voting boxes. ... If you don't want to have to listen to others, then don't go public.

What does it say about me that I want to get in on the IPO anyway? I don't want to invest in Google, but it would be fun to own a share.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Get some sleep!

The Rolling Roadshow "Caddyshack Experience" was rained out Saturday so instead six of us went to Sambet's for crawfish, free beer, and a live band. Much fun was had by all but I forgot the camera so no one will ever see.

Instead of trying one of the many things on Aamir's list of things to do on a Saturday night, we ended up back at the house where Andy DJ'ed and we all reminisced keying off the songs. Melissa and I had no idea we had that much good music. Even our bad music was good in Andy's hands. Think Sir-Mix-A-Lot and Timmy T. Later in the evening a few of us got into a political debate in the kitchen. It's so nice to be in a situation where politics is not a taboo topic. Plus, we were all still on speaking terms when it was all over.

Alias has been a lot better ever since Lauren went evil. Now with Sloane back to his plotting self, all is right with the world. Throw in a few great scenes between Jack and Sloane, a well choreographed fight with Sydney, and watching it in HD again and Alias is back on track. Now if only Irina would come back. But what's up with having to wait three weeks till the finale?

Friday night Melissa and I rented Kill Bill Vol. 1. I'm still taking it all in. It was darker than I thought it would be. I felt like I had an idea of what he was paying homage to, but I really wish I would have actually seen some of the movies. The anime scene was a surprise and well done. Would have been hard that scene if it had been live-action. Looking forward to catching Vol. 2 at Alamo.

If some of this seems incoherent, it's because I wrote it while watching Insomniac in Austin.