It’s getting closer to Christmas, and now there is just one wish I have……to get some SNOW again! It melted clean away, but it’s still cold as expected. What good is winter if you have NO SNOW – true? Perhaps too many people wished it away, and it did go away, but…….it would be nice to see it again. Perhaps I should vacation in Alaska sometime.
I’m still tapping away at stuff on the PC, and a friend of mine came across this little nugget to get rid of all those “handhold” nag screens in Vista asking if you want to do this or do that. Click on this little nugget to get rid of those. I pretty much gave up on making Bioshock “like” my computer, so I’m just going to get it for the 360 instead if I really want the cool experience. When you have to go through as many hoops as I have, and it STILL does not work, it’s not worth my time. If you have a choice of PC or 360 version, get the 360 version and save yourself a lot of headaches (and get some achievement points in the meantime).
I finally got the chance to try “Beautiful Katamari” for the 360 this week, and I have to say it’s definitely a step up from the last ones (especially the PSP “no second analog stick” version). Yes, the graphics are still as blocky as ever, but for some reason, they just seem SHARPER and CRISPER than on the PS2. Well, I should hope so for it being next-gen, but people seem to down it based on this fact. It seems harder due to time constraints, so it’ll definitely give you some challenge, and of course, the king is even more sarcastic in this one, which only adds to the fun. If you happen to get the “Arcade” or “Core” version of the system, be advised that you HAVE to have a hard drive slapped on in order to play the older Xbox games. It does say this on the box, but doesn’t really sink in for some (ha, I got caught in this), BUT…..if you don’t do a lot of Xbox Live voicechat and stuff, you can get a separate 120GB hard drive for it, and still cost less than the “Elite” system.
If you love supernatural goth/new wave music like I do, then you really should check out “Shadows and Dust” by Lene Lovich. This is her first release in about 15 years, and still sounds AWESOME. It’s only NINE BUCKS!!! How can you lose?? You should also check out releases by Highland, Blumchen, Dune, and In-Grid. Yes, folks….there IS still good music out there. I tried listening to the “new” stuff on the radio, but I think the music scene overall has really gone down the crapper. So much of it is all “boy bands” and “hip hop” that I just cannot stomach it. If it’s what you’re into they hey….remember, this is just my opinion, and if it’s what you like, by all means ENJOY and take your fill.
Oh…and here’s my “reality” tidbit. I think Kynt and Vyxsin are WOW. They really put themselves out there on display, and show the world they are just as full of life and fun as any other person, and they relish in it. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go catch and episode of “The Amazing Race” and see for yourself. Yes….pink IS the new black, but then again, never count out black itself. 🙂
Happy Christmas season everyone!