The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.
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Star Wars – Darth Vader (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I honestly thought this was a joke when I saw it posted on my favorite video game site, despite the fact that the text preview contained the phrase “This is not a joke.”.
Disney bought Lucasfilm.
That’s…pretty crazy actually. I’m not sure what to think about it. I respect George Lucas a great deal for Star Wars, but frankly if ever a person could be accused of misunderstanding the appeal of his own creation, it’s him. Letting someone else have a crack at his universe might be just the thing.
And while Disney may be the poster child of corporate media mega-conglomerates they do have a good tract record with studios they’ve bought. In 2006 they bought Pixar which never makes bad movies, and the movies since the buy out included Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Up.
In 2009 they bought Marvel Comics and their first film collaboration was The Avengers, which, if it’s not the best superhero movie ever made, is certainly the best superhero team movie.
It’ll be interesting to see what they do with Star Wars in 2015.
But the best thing they could do to garner fan support, would be to put the original cuts of episodes IV-VI out on Blu-Ray.
Now imagine the theme park rides!
Posted in Movies | Tagged George Lucas, I'd buy those blu-rays. Please?, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Pixar, Star Wars, Walt Disney Company | 1 Comment »
I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it. If you aren’t watching The Walking Dead on AMC, you are missing one of the best shows on television. The 3rd Season just started last night, so get Netflix and get caught up.
While your at it. Get The Walking Dead game. A finer depiction of survival at the end of the world is hard to come by.
Posted in Nerdy Stuff | Tagged AMC, It should be subtitled The Return of Merle, Netflix, Robert Kirkman, television, Telltale, The Walking Dead | 1 Comment »
When’s the last time you got excited over a video of a marching band playing at half-time? It’s about to be right now.
Posted in Nerdy Stuff, Video Games | Tagged game themes, half-time, marching band, video games, Why didn't I learn to play the Zelda theme in band? | Leave a Comment »
And no, I’m not talking about new television show Revolution, although after watching the first couple of episodes I’m afraid that’s true. Nor am I talking about the first episode of Elementary, which I was surprised to find I actually liked. In fact, I’m not referring to a television show at all, and I’m not even sure why I brought it up.
I am referring to Resident Evil 6, the latest in the survival horror turned action shoot-em-up video game franchise .
I’ve been a fan of the Resident Evil games ever since I first played through Resident Evil 2 over the course of several nights in high school with a couple of friends. We had a big screen, a dark room, and junk food. It was fantastic. I had the original Resident Evil on computer (no PS1 at the time), and I eventually accumulated my own copy of 2 on the Dreamcast, along with 3 and Code Veronica. I own the remake of 1 on the Gamecube, along with 0 and 4. But my most recent experience was co-opping my way through Resident Evil 5 with my friend Brian over spring break a couple of years ago. We would play everyday during my son’s nap time. It was fun, but I was keen on the ‘more action less horror’ path they seemed to be taking with it. It’s like the games started becoming more like the movies instead of vice versa.
And now Resident Evil 6 comes along, and the critics are not pulling any punches. It currently sits at a 66 on Metacritic, which, for as big a game as this is, is a pretty terrible score. Most of the descriptions confirm my fears; lot’s of big action set pieces, very few moments of true horror. I hate that. Especially because the early trailers seemed to indicate it was going back that direction. I’ll probably still get the game at some point. But I’ll wait until it’s a bargain.
On a related note. If you are looking for a zombie survival horror game done right, you will do no better than Tell-Tale’s The Walking Dead. I’m a long-time fan of the comic, and the TV show, but this game blows away even my high expectations. This is survival horror with an emphasis on survival. It’s a game about making hard decisions when the world falls apart, and they don’t mess around either. You have a finite amount of time with every choice, and if you waffle too much, the game just goes on. So far I’ve had to choose who to save when two people are being attacked at once, what to do when a man gets his foot caught in a bear trap, and how to dole out four rations to ten people. It’s a rough game. Perfect for The Walking Dead.
Posted in Video Games | Tagged Elementary, Resident Evil 6, Revolution, The Walking Dead, video games, Why did they take the horror out of my survival horror game? | 2 Comments »
So sorry to keep you waiting. Have you been here long?
I’ve been away, but I think I may be back now. Only, if we want this thing to continue, there may have to be some changes.
I hope you like them.
You see I’ve been a little busy lately. We’ve started the process of adopting a child from Haiti, and apparently that takes a lot of physical and mental energy. Who knew?
Well, everyone who’s ever tried it, of course, but I meant besides them.
Anyway, here we are. I’ve been gone too long. Besides the adoption, keeping up with the blog started to feel more like work, only it was work I didn’t have to do. So I took a hiatus. I won’t promise to post four or five times a week. I’ll post when I have stuff to post about, and I’ll not try and force it. But that means there may be a few days when I’ve got nothing to say, and we certainly don’t want to fill the space with random Wikipedia articles.
That means I may need some help…
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