Comfort gaming

Hey guys, what's up? Some time ago, I had an interview with a local Target store about an open position at the electronics department. It's Sunday as I type this, and the interview was a week ago last Wednesday.   
I don't think I got it. If I did, I probably would have heard by now. This is crushing, I would at least thought I would be given the courtesy of a phone call.  
So, naturally, I've been playing some video games to get this off of my mind. I've gotten into Hydro Thunder Hurricane recently, and it's worth the hype, IMHO. My question is, when things are going bad, what kind of video game do you end up playing? Something easy? Something engrossing? I'd like to know, some suggestions would be welcome as I try to get this off of my mind and move on. 
 
(If this question was asked before, direct me to any links with suggestions, please!)

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Schadenfreude, Child of Eden, Need for Speed, and backlogs.

Hey guys, what's up? The air conditioning in my house shat the bed, and in 90 degree summer weather here in sunny South Florida, that's not good. So, as I type this at a local Starbucks, I do have three things to throw out as I get back to blogging.  
 
1. I mentioned in a previous blogpost how I heard that Q Entertainment is making a spiritual successor to Rez, and I wondered if it was really necessary. Well, after seeing Child of Eden at E3, I think it looks pretty good. It didn't answer my question on whether a spiritual sequel to Rez was really necessary, but I'll have a firm answer on it when the game is released early next year. My gut impression is that it certainly looks the part with the acid-washed visuals, and the motion controls demoed at the Ubisoft press conference work well. I do appreciate being able to use a traditional gamepad, though, just in case. 
 
2. My backlog is embarrassing. I blame the Xbox Live Arcade weekly sales for that. Does anyone have a huge backlog? How did you get it so big? 
 
3. My game of E3: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Seriously. In Criterion I trust. This has a very good shot at dethroning Daytona USA 2 as my favorite game of all time.  
 
Oh, speaking of, in a bit of shameless self-promotion, can you guys join my Facebook group? It's an attempt to get Sega to make a new Daytona USA game for HD consoles. I need all the members I can, thanks! 
 
Anyways, have a nice day, all!

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I know, I've been neglecting my blog...

It's been almost seven months since I last posted something. No, I'm not dead. I just had some... things I needed to do first, and I forgot all about this.  
 
I will rectify this soon. I have a few thoughts, but I have to wait until the weekend to get everything sorted out first.  
 
In the meantime, here's some music to listen to. Stay tuned as I get back on a regular schedule. 
 
  

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Happy 2010!

I'm sorry that I've been neglecting my blog, I hope to rectify this in 2010. There were a few things that were out of my control over the past few weeks, I hope to have them straightened out. 
 
So, 2010. What are you guys looking forwards to? What will you be happy for, what will you miss, what will you WON'T miss? What are you guys doing? What's the first game you'll play in 2010? I'd like to know.

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Hey guys, I need some gift giving advice.

I need to get my sister something for Christmas. I don't know what to get her. She's a girly girl, a fashion major at Florida State, and she's into the current trends. Except Twilight, she thought New Moon sucked.  
 
Any suggestions on what to get her would be nice. 
 
I'll have something more substantial over the weekend. Stay tuned!

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Forza Motorsport 3 is awesome and I recommend it.

I got my copy of Forza Motorsport 3 last Tuesday, along with Tekken 6, and the former game has taken up most of my time. I will have a review up over the weekend. In the meantime, I should note a few things. 
 
Buy the game new so you can get the Benchmark high-speed ring. Whipping around that track in a Bugatti at 240 MPH in the cockpit view is the best experience ever in a racer. 
 
Also, all of the cars are unlocked for use in quick race and time trial modes, which I like a lot. It's great to sample the supercars this way. 
 
The cockpit view in some of the cars is claustrophobic.  
 
There's a few Days of Thunder replicars on the storefront. I need to save up, get the Chevy Stock Car and get the #46 City Chevrolet livery ASAP. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby is also well-represented. (No Jean Girard or Cal Jr. cars yet, though...) 
 
Achievements are handed out like candy. In the two days I played the game, I got 20 achievements. Achievement whores will find a lot to acquire early on. Don't know about the late-game achievements, though. 
 
So far, so good. Well worth the $$$.

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Sega Racing Classic flyer

Hey guys, I'm going to have reviews of Forza Motorsport 3 and Tekken 6 in the coming weeks as I get them. I'm sorry about neglecting my blog. 
 
In the meantime, here's a flyer for Sega Racing Classic. It's official: it's an HD remake of Daytona USA. Do you want to try it? 
 

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