Archive for the ‘videogames’ Category
It’s true. Not even a thousand Goombas with lasers for eyes could take me down.
Singing my song so nice
Sounding like you do
Just humming along to your tune
– “Please Let That Be You” by The Rentals
Yup. Both Tara and I have been playing Scribblenauts lately, and we’re of the same mind that it’s fun, but flawed. Still, the art direction is fantastic, and for that I do fanart!
Bonus points will be awarded to those commenting if they refrain from using “aww” and/or “cute.”
Also, this is somewhat funny and sad:
Sky hangs heavy in lowest light
As the day slips down past the sun
Black and blue in the forest green
Shadows are gone, they have run
– “Lowest Light” by Matt Pond PA
This probably won’t make any sense to those that have never played Assassin’s Creed before, but the above situation happens at least once per every play session, with a true average of three or four times in the end. Stupid rocks.
And it’s hard to explain
That all the things I’ve known are feeling strange
I guess I’ll always have tradition
To fall back on
– “Krazy Glue” by Less Than Jake
Despite its many flaws, I love the LEGO videogames. My parents got me LEGO Batman for my birthday (gee, that sentence reads like something a seven-year-old might type; oh well), and a gaming session with it pretty much turns out like the above. It’s all fun and games until things get frustrating as all gets. I don’t even know how kids play this game and get anywhere. Co-op is enjoyable…if you don’t mind dying a lot or getting snappy with your partner in crime. Because you will snap. Oh, you will.
Yet, even with the bad camera angles, glitches, horribly done automobile levels, and forestalling puzzles, one can’t stop playing. There’s too many studs to collect and not enough time. I want to buy–and collect–everything there is, and that’s the part that hooks me every single time. As of this post, I’ve completed somewhere about 45% of the game. What am I doing wasting my time here then? The Batsignal shines above!
My messenger in disguise
Makes up for such short goodbyes
You can’t come home again
Each time it’s different
– “On a Neck, On a Spit” by Grizzly Bear
I take looting very seriously in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Also, in case you were wondering, I play as a Bosmer Night Elf with a high marksmanship level because I enjoy loosing arrows into goblins’ faces. Yes, yes I do.
Foux da fa fa
Foux da fa fa fa fa
Foux da fa fa
Ah ee ah
– “Foux Da Fa Fa” by Flight of the Conchords
Yup, that’s right. Tara popped one out, and it’s a next-gen videogame system! Dun dun dunnnnn. I guess the ultrasound lied.
Okay, truth is, I saved up me moneys from published short stories and freelance art gigs and made the big purchase a few days ago. It’s heavenly and amazing and superawesometimetown (not a word). But there’s a problem. As evidence shows, I can’t help but name inanimate objects (Tara says, “Don’t call our baby an inanimate object!”), but I’m struggling to come up with one for the ol’ Xbox 360. I need your help. Some criteria to consider:
- It’s a boy.
- It’s name cannot be Sam, Samuel, Samwise, Sammy, Sammich, Samamamamamama, or anything else Sam-like.
- It does not have to be an actual name. Considering my laptop’s name is Macaroni.
If I lurve your name (lurve is a greater state of love, for those not in the know), you might just get a free drawing out of this. So suggest away, and may your babies be plentiful!
Go go go
Go have a baby
Go have a baby
– “Baby” by The Psychedelic Teacups
Actually, as of today’s real day of posting (12/15/08), I have a total of $32.00 saved now. Yes, trying to save money during the holiday season is just as easy as floating a hippopotamus down a river in a badly inflated tube. But what do you keep your loose change in? A real piggy bank?
Oh, and look. Today, y’all get a bonus MyLifeComic:
The funny thing is I don’t even like football. But by the power of the Lords of Kobol, my children will have beards.
Calm me with your lies, your simple tragedy
It’s all I wish to hear tonight
and you’re all I wish to be
And this is how we all fall
– “Glass to the Arson” by Anberlin