Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My games of 2008

Everyone has their list of favorite things for 2008. Meh, here's mine.

* Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)
This puzzle game (and we all know how much I love puzzle games) really held my attention. And with new puzzles being released on the DS wi-fi weekly, it's interest has held my attention since it came out.

* The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
I wasn't sure if I would like the dual screen combat system or the fact that you can change difficulty in the middle of the game. I wasn't even sure if I would like the button collecting/evolving system... but I did. A LOT. The story is VERY engrossing and it's a wild ride.

* Perplex City Series 2/Wave 2 (puzzle cards)
Yes, they finally released the boxes of finished cards for the second wave. And for a STEAL! Even with shipping from the UK I got them in plenty of time for a good price, and they are GOOD puzzles. See my list of completed cards here.

* Moshi Monsters (online game)
This is what the 'Perplex City' people went off to do. I have no clue how they're making money from this... but to each his own. It's a fun daily diversion and the puzzles are pretty fun. Worth looking into.

* Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii)
Sorry... but I'm gonna keep bragging about this for a while.

* Animal Crossing (Wii)
Jen plays every day. EVERY DAY. Any game that sparks her interest is worth a look-see. If you ever get the game, let me know your friend code so we can get the mic and visit each other's towns.

* Twilight (book/movie)
I don't know what it is. The woman can't write well (terrible writer), and the movie, in my opinion, with all the hokey dialogue and situations, was better than the book... which isn't saying much. AT ALL! The main characters are morose and depressing and wholly un-interesting. So why can't I get it out of my head? JEEZ! She must put crack on the pages (small inside joke there).

Otherwise, 2008 was a pretty decent year. Not the best, but certainly not the worst.

Jen got on permanent at her job in Denver, I won the "Rock-Out" contest which prompted me to start doing video game reviews (next one up soon).

I got into magic (which I am proud to say that I'm getting better at, and joined the Society of American Magicians. I also attended the magic convention in Ft. Collins and had a great time. I played two birthday parties that went well, and it made me more confident in my magic. For Christmas my cousin Jimmy gave me the book that was his dad's first magic book. It meant a lot to me.

One of my oldest friends has announced his engagement to his wonderful long-time girlfriend. I couldn't be happier. They 'work' together... and that means a lot.

I got into Detective Conan, Abe's Oddysee, and LEGO (again!).

Now, 2008 hasn't been a bed of roses...

Some of you know, some may not... but come January 15th 2009, I am losing my job due to out-sourcing. But this just means that I can try to find something else that I can retire from. Call it a "new beginning".

But the (supposed) bad economy (all a figure of imagination if you ask me) also means that I will be competing with other people for said jobs. I can't say I'm not scared, because I am. I'm genuinely terrified. But by February 15th I am determined to be working somewhere. Anywhere. Taco Bell, if need be... but I will be working.

But people have been very supportive. I have THE BEST friends anyone could have, and I am lucky to have you all.

I hope that 2009 is good for all of you, and I look forward to enjoying your accomplishments this coming year too.

Stay safe and stay well.

I love you all.

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Video!


Episode 1.1
Quest of Ki

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Rock Out With Infendo Contest

The contest is the "Rock-Out with Infendo" contest in which you are to send a video of you "rocking out" with (or without) your friends.

The prize is Guitar Hero: World Tour for the Wii. The BIG DELUXE $200 version!

The majority of the entries are probably going to be lads donning blonde wigs and bandannas sending in 30 seconds of them and their mates head banging to "Welcome To The Jungle" in ripped-up jeans and one boring out-of-focus-and-too-dark-to-see static camera angle.

So screw that... I'm doing a full rock video.

Take a look, rate my video, and leave a comment if you like. I'm hoping to win even though you aren't the judges. The contest ends Saturday the 6th and I'll find out next week.