Off my chest

Been awhile since I wrote a blog, and I got a lotta shit to get off my chest:
 

2011

What a fucking amazing year for games. I say this every year, thinking the next won't top it, but this year is shaping up to be the best year for games ever. And I haven't even played Child of Eden yet.
 

America

I went to America for 8 weeks. Road trip from San Fran to New York with a friend of mine. But that's another blog.
 

Assassin's Creed

I finally got this game. I haven't played it yet, and I probably won't for some time, but it's there waiting for me til the next game drought. I've been putting it off for years, partly because I only owned a PS3 at the time of release and didn't want an inferior version, and partly because of how repetitive it's supposed to be.
 
Also, I finally got
 

Dead Rising

This game, along with Alan Wake, is what I bought an Xbox for. I'd been searching for ages for a brand new, black label copy of it. I finally got lucky the other day and found one for $16. Thing is, it's NTSC and my console is PAL. So like Assassin's Creed, Dead Rising will have to wait for some time.
 

Disgaea

The upcoming release of Digaea 4 reminded me of something I've been wondering for years: just how the fuck do you pronounce it? Dis-gay-a?
 

Footy

[This will go over most non-Australians heads]
 
As I get older, I find myself liking footy more and more. Perhaps it's because the Bombers are doing ok this year, perhaps it's because I graduated high school and grew out of the jocks vs. skaters mentality. All I know is I'm really fucking hyped for the finals.
 

Mana Bar

This finally opened up when I was overseas, and it's awesome. Any fellow Melbournians been? Since I got back I've been there 3 times already.
That's me on the left
It's a bit cramped, it closes too early and the line is fucked, but video games + cocktails is always great night out.
 

Music

  
  
I've been flogging this song lately--on the way to work, on the way home, as my alarm clock--I can't get enough of it.
 
Also, I just heard this on the radio: 
  
I immediately bought the album on vinyl afterwards, which I'm slowly building a nice collection of. I own over 200 CDs and I decided a while ago to start buying vinyl instead. It's pointless buying a CD, ripping it straight to iTunes then letting it collect dust on my shelf. At least with vinyl I get nice big album covers to appreciate. And besides, most records these days come with an MP3 coupon anyway. 
 
Another vinyl I recently got is Earthless' Sonic Prayer. I saw them live back in January and they melted my face.
  
I'm also waiting on Gotye's new record, Making Mirrors to arrive in the mail. Hand-numbered and limited to 1000 copies!Get it while it's hot, this dude's gonna blow up soon. Here's the single of that album:
  
  
That's a pretty eclectic taste if I say so myself. As soon as I get my tax return I'm gonna buy a 1200 and some HD 25s to listen to all my new LPs, if you know what I'm talking about.
 

TV

I recently watched It's Always Sunny seasons 1 & 2 again, and I'm currently half way through Parks & Recreation. After that is Firefly, which like Assassin's Creed and Dead Rising, is something I've been meaning to watch for years. It's time I get in on the collective hard on so many people share for Nathan Fillion.
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Posted by EVO

Been awhile since I wrote a blog, and I got a lotta shit to get off my chest:
 

2011

What a fucking amazing year for games. I say this every year, thinking the next won't top it, but this year is shaping up to be the best year for games ever. And I haven't even played Child of Eden yet.
 

America

I went to America for 8 weeks. Road trip from San Fran to New York with a friend of mine. But that's another blog.
 

Assassin's Creed

I finally got this game. I haven't played it yet, and I probably won't for some time, but it's there waiting for me til the next game drought. I've been putting it off for years, partly because I only owned a PS3 at the time of release and didn't want an inferior version, and partly because of how repetitive it's supposed to be.
 
Also, I finally got
 

Dead Rising

This game, along with Alan Wake, is what I bought an Xbox for. I'd been searching for ages for a brand new, black label copy of it. I finally got lucky the other day and found one for $16. Thing is, it's NTSC and my console is PAL. So like Assassin's Creed, Dead Rising will have to wait for some time.
 

Disgaea

The upcoming release of Digaea 4 reminded me of something I've been wondering for years: just how the fuck do you pronounce it? Dis-gay-a?
 

Footy

[This will go over most non-Australians heads]
 
As I get older, I find myself liking footy more and more. Perhaps it's because the Bombers are doing ok this year, perhaps it's because I graduated high school and grew out of the jocks vs. skaters mentality. All I know is I'm really fucking hyped for the finals.
 

Mana Bar

This finally opened up when I was overseas, and it's awesome. Any fellow Melbournians been? Since I got back I've been there 3 times already.
That's me on the left
It's a bit cramped, it closes too early and the line is fucked, but video games + cocktails is always great night out.
 

Music

  
  
I've been flogging this song lately--on the way to work, on the way home, as my alarm clock--I can't get enough of it.
 
Also, I just heard this on the radio: 
  
I immediately bought the album on vinyl afterwards, which I'm slowly building a nice collection of. I own over 200 CDs and I decided a while ago to start buying vinyl instead. It's pointless buying a CD, ripping it straight to iTunes then letting it collect dust on my shelf. At least with vinyl I get nice big album covers to appreciate. And besides, most records these days come with an MP3 coupon anyway. 
 
Another vinyl I recently got is Earthless' Sonic Prayer. I saw them live back in January and they melted my face.
  
I'm also waiting on Gotye's new record, Making Mirrors to arrive in the mail. Hand-numbered and limited to 1000 copies!Get it while it's hot, this dude's gonna blow up soon. Here's the single of that album:
  
  
That's a pretty eclectic taste if I say so myself. As soon as I get my tax return I'm gonna buy a 1200 and some HD 25s to listen to all my new LPs, if you know what I'm talking about.
 

TV

I recently watched It's Always Sunny seasons 1 & 2 again, and I'm currently half way through Parks & Recreation. After that is Firefly, which like Assassin's Creed and Dead Rising, is something I've been meaning to watch for years. It's time I get in on the collective hard on so many people share for Nathan Fillion.
Posted by iam3green

cool stuff, i just beat assassin's creed not to long ago. it was kind of repetitive but the ending was a twist. i didn't expect that to happen. dead rising should be good also. i have that but never got to finish the game. it is kind of hard i think.

Posted by SuperWristBands

@EVO said:

It's time I get in on the collective hard on so many people share for Nathan Fillion.

We welcome all with open arms.

Also, Dis-Guy-Uh.

Posted by pixieface
@EVO: If you like Parks and Recreation, then you definitely need to check out Community if you haven't already. I've just started on it and I'm having a blast.
   
IT'S NOT A METEOR IT'S A COOKIE WAND.  
 
You should also check out 30 Rock because, well, Jack Donaghy and Kenneth, but that goes without saying.
Posted by Matfei90

Good to know the Melbourne Mana Bar is as shit as the one we have in Brisbane.

Posted by supermike6

2010 was the best year for video games. Starcraft 2, Deadly Premonition, Nier, Vanquish, Enslaved, Pac Man CE DX, the list goes on.  It was like the perfect year. 

Posted by EVO
@iam3green said:
cool stuff, i just beat assassin's creed not to long ago. it was kind of repetitive but the ending was a twist. i didn't expect that to happen.
Yeah, I've heard there's a twist. But somehow I've also gotten this far into the gen without spoiling it. 
 
@SuperWristBands said:

Also, Dis-Guy-Uh.

Ah, thanks for clearing that up. I was close.  
 
@pixieface
said:
@EVO: If you like Parks and Recreation, then you definitely need to check out Community if you haven't already. I've just started on it and I'm having a blast.

 I've been thinking about buying it for some time now. There was a thread on here recently asking what peoples favourite TV shows are, and it made a lot of lists. 
 
As for 30 Rock, I'm already a huge fan. I've seen seasons 1-4. 
 
@Matfei90 said:
Good to know the Melbourne Mana Bar is as shit as the one we have in Brisbane.
I was speaking to the owner, Yug, out the front the other week and I was surprised to hear it's even smaller than Melbourne. And Melbourne's is small. Does the Brisbane one also close at 11? 
Posted by Matfei90
@EVO said:
@Matfei90 said:
Good to know the Melbourne Mana Bar is as shit as the one we have in Brisbane.
I was speaking to the owner, Yug, out the front the other week and I was surprised to hear it's even smaller than Melbourne. And Melbourne's is small. Does the Brisbane one also close at 11? 
No clue, I've never stayed more than an hour when I've ended up there.
Posted by ReyGitano

Aww, you look so happy playing video games in that picture, where as that other guy sitting at your table is thinking "pssh, I could do better".

Posted by mylifeforAiur

Funnily enough, with time I'm becoming more interested in cricket but decidedly less interested in football. I've always had a soft-spot for the Bombers, though.

Edited by JCTango
@EVO: I like those music videos you posted, man!  That Crave You song is awesome... so is that Gotye song.. cool stuff.
Posted by EVO
@ReyGitano said:

Aww, you look so happy playing video games in that picture, where as that other guy sitting at your table is thinking "pssh, I could do better".

Haha, that's my friend. He's at my house right now. 
 
@mylifeforAiur said:

Funnily enough, with time I'm becoming more interested in cricket but decidedly less interested in football. I've always had a soft-spot for the Bombers, though.


Twenty20 is the only form of cricket I can bear. 
 
@JCTango said:
@EVO: I like those music videos you posted, man!  That Crave You song is awesome... so is that Gotye song.. cool stuff.
Glad you liked em, dude. You should really check out Gotye's album, Like Drawing Blood.
Posted by spudtastic

I'm from the "Men at Work ' 'Mad Max' era, me self.