The re-imagined Battlestar Galactica starts up again on October 6th. Unlike its campy predecessor from twenty-five years ago, the new BSG is a more “realistic,” nitty-gritty epic about humanity attempting to survive a holocaust. Rent the mini-series and it will pull you into wanting to watch the show. The character development is excellent, the special effects are top-notch and the acting is definitely believable. Characters are flawed; there are no super heroes. Everyone is human…or are they?
Catch up here.
I just heard that another of my buddies who work at Crowe gave his two weeks notice.Â Rock on, man!
I don’t get much opportunity to play games these days. I do dabble on World of Warcraft now and then, but by no means as much as I used to. The last excellent game I purchased was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. That was, and still is, a time vacuum from which there is no escape. These days I’m a lot more selective about the games I play. I can’t help but jones for some single-player goodness from time-to-time.
But now I’ve been ambushed by Company of Heroes (CoH). CoH is one of the best real-time strategy games I’ve played since Battle For Middle-Earth and it’s sequel. CoH isn’t like most other strategy games. Resource management is almost nil and you spend most of your time managing your troops and planning your tactics.
The game begins on D-Day in 1944. Your lead the men of Able Company onto Omaha Beach on Normandy and have to rush them up the beach to the “shingle.” This is no easy feat in itself as you’ll have to dodge mortar fire and MG42 machine gun fire from the many pillboxes and bunkers that line the beach. Absolute. Beautiful. Carnage.
If you’re looking for an awesome real-time strategy game I recommend taking a look at Company of Heroes.
I love me some RPGs. World Of Warcraft is /cough NOT /cough an RPG–at least not a true RPG. An RPG, IMHO, requires a level of belief in your character, an interactive and yet IMMERSIVE world where one can truly make a difference…at least in a game. So, take a look at the Neverwinter Nights 2 homepage.
Apple just plain rocks. Seriously.
The iTV, MacBookPro and the new iPods are awesome. I want to trade in my old 4th Gen 20 Gigger and get a shiney new iPod. And the changes to the iTMS just rock. Movies, games, videos AND music. I do hate DRM but how I do love Apple.
I <3 Steve Jobs and I don't own a Mac. Ok, I DO own a Mighty Mouse — Don’t buy one unless you own a Mac and you like mice with a cable shorter than HMB’s weave. ** Note to make HMB post later **
But I want to. How shitty is that? I spent a significant amount of time today trying to load OS X onto a VMWare image. I wanted to pull my teeth out. The install went great and after the first boot I received the following message.
“‘PC Load Letter?’” I exclaimed. “‘What the fuck is ‘PC Load Letter?’” I hit the forums like a cop after a donut at x86project.org, hunting for the elusive thread that would liberate me from Windows forever — at least for a bit. After some sleuthing I found directions to make my partition active with fdisk. Took care of that and still it wouldn’t boot. I reloaded it (which takes about an hour or so on the lappy) and tried again. This time it errored out so I rebooted and THEN it booted up to the registration. After goofing with that I finally got it to boot into the GUI.
That’s when OS X DoS’d my laptop. My CPU maxed out trying to provide the graphics. I shutdown the image thinking I would come back later and mess with it. I got home, booted it up and:
Steve Jobs, it is so hard to love you.
Okay, so maybe not.
Apparently someone wrote an app to pull YouTube movies off of YouTube and into your iTunes library so you can load it onto your iPod. Who’d have thunk it. Now you can take those funny clips on the road to show the other people on the train.
Okay, so I killed my old blog months ago. Thankfully cgservers.com is nice enough to host my site on their servers. So now I’m back! Let’s get this party started!
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