Friday, January 29, 2010

My Take: Video Game Review

Anyone can tell you if you should play a game or not. What works and what doesn't. But while I'm very opinionated, does that sound educational? I'm all about the educational. So instead I'm going to focus on what I learned about the world and myself while playing a particular game.

First up, Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Batman is awesome. We all know that. Anybody who doubts this probably should not be my friend because I'm going to question your judgment on just about everything. Sure, I'm not as obsessed about him as some people. But I get the attraction. And that doesn't even bring Julie Newmar as Catwoman and her influence on me.

This game is the first I've played where you feel at least a little like you're putting on the cowl.

What I learned: Why would any human being actually live in Gotham if you had the chance or means to get the hell out? If you think crime is high in your city, at least it isn't so overrun with serial killers that the you need a psychotic just to try to keep them in line. Batman is the best case scenario. That's messed up, yo.

Think about it. Twins in Gotham? Targets. Rich people? Targets. Stand up comedians? Targets. Beautiful people? Targets. Birthday on a holiday? Target. Very smart? Target. Heck, have a love of hats? Target.

And this doesn't count the number of sociopaths who just target everybody.

Probably more folks don't leave because they can't get anyone stupid enough to take over their mortgages.

That said, this game is so much fun. Best Batman Game Ever. Mark Hamill rocks. Art is great. Final boss fight disappoints but getting there is more than worth it.

But it needs Catwoman.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Busy elsewhere

No posts because I've been so busy expanding the fictional world I'm creating on Twitter.

Right now we're in the midst of some fictional job hunts, dealing with the aftermath of an attempted demon summoning, waiting on the unveiling of the engineering department's giant robot, and I'm about to start discussing the school's athletic endeavors.

Yes, I'm a nerd and easily amused. This is a surprise to you at this point?

I've got some video game "reviews" I'm going to post here soon. Once I finish my fourth play through of Borderlands that is.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Expanding the social media empire

I've opened a twitter account.

It is for the life I should be leading.

Otherwise known as the life I am leading IN MY IMAGINATION........

Cause life is too short not to be entertaining.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A change is gonna come.

So something happened last week.

I have technically one rule about this here blog thing. It can't threaten my jorb.

And in the comments on one of my posts someone guessed at where I work. Not that it is a huge secret (for some reason some of my students like to track it down hoping they are going to learn something huge about me. They leave disappointed. A big "hello" to those of you here now) but there's no reason to poke a hornet's nest. Let sleeping bears lie.*

Well, it is going to be even more disappointing for them from now one. No more posts about anything that happens at my current place of employment that could be read in any way critical or revealing or inappropriate. Because I actually love my job and want to keep doing it where I am.

I'm tired of moving if nothing else.

The one regret I have. I had a doozy of a comeback for the criticism leveled at me. Maybe I'll save it for when I retire. Or win powerball. Whichever comes first.

*Yes, bears. Who is scared of a sleeping dog? I poke my dog when she's sleeping all the time. It's funny. I also like it when she's running in her sleep. If you whisper things to her when she's doing it she sometimes runs faster.