Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer!

So today's the first day of summer in the Pacific Northwest, and in true PNW fashion, it was a hot and muggy day. Good thing it was just for today only, and the rest of the week is regular temps. Oh how I love Washington. I was working at the jobsite that had the bamboo forest, and when I was standing on the patio by the house, the view looked superb, with a nice view of the top of Mt. Rainier above the hill.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Secret To A Better Workout?

So I'm getting ready to go running on my treadmill but I couldn't find the shirt I usually work out in, so I decided I'd just do it without a shirt because it was already hot. I get about a half-mile done and then I realize that I can see myself in my mirror, and I instantly go "Oh god is that what I look like with my shirt off?!"

I'm pretty sure I found a sure-fire way to make you workout harder, and for a longer duration. Just seeing what I looked like now was a perfect tool in motivating me to keep doing what I'm doing, and I ended up working out for nearly twice as long as I usually do. So all you need is a mirror in front of you when you're working out and then you'll never want to quit :)

Anyone else have some weird workout tips they've stumbled upon?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Resident Evil: Afterlife

So, Netflix suggested I watched the latest RE film since I watched the previous three that came out. For some reason, all the netflix users gave it negative reviews, saying how terrible the acting was, ect ect. I actually quite liked it, most because I'm a sucker for zombie movies. Even so, it felt like this movie was rushed around quite a bit, with a lot of scene-hopping going on. I found it hilarious to see Michael Scofield (character from Prison Break) in this movie, again stuck in a prison trying to get out. The action scenes are solid, with blood galore. My favorite part though was the fight scene between the giant executioner zombie with a huge hammer/axe thing and Alice/Claire. The giant zombie reminded me of pyramid head, how terrifying.

Do you guys know of any good zombie movies that are worth watching?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Katy Perry... huh?

So, Katy Perry released her new music video. I know not everyone likes her, and I'm not the biggest fan of her new album, but this video just had so many random people in it I couldn't help but laugh.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mobile Blogging?

So, I'm trying to find an android app that will let me blog from my phone, I've tried two so far and they both suck. Do you guys have any suggestions that I should try?

In other news, on Friday I was at a job site and I stumbled across a bamboo forest. It was really neat inside, and there was a creek running along side it. I was half-expecting a panda to pop outta nowhere though...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Craigslist people...

So lately I've been searching for a cheap car to save gas on, and turned to none-other than Craigslist. It surprises me with what people try to peddle on the site. This particular ad made me laugh like no other.

 Note the penis...

Is it just me, or are people getting dummer?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nerd Rage!

So, my friends found out the other day that I've never seen any of the Star Wars films, and they've been giving me shit ever since. So I finally broke down and borrowed all the movies from a friend, but I'm not sure how I should watch them.

Should I watch them how they were released (4,5,6,1,2,3), or should I watch them chronologically (1-6). I'm not really sure, cause I already know what happens in the movies (Darth Vader is his dad, ect ect). What do you guys think?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

L.A. Noire Review (9/10)

Finally finished the game

Some random statistics from my playthrough:

Total Game Time: 25h 11m 11s
Game Completion: 86.9%
Total Clues Found: 256
Achievements Unlocked: 34/50 (725/1000 gamerscore)

Gameplay: 10/10

The game has you slowly work from traffic cases all the way up to homicide and administrative vice cases, and it doesn't seem boring or tedious along the way. The story to the game is very plot driven, akin to Red Dead Redemption. All the cars, architecture, weapons, advertisements, music, ect are all accurate for the late 1940's, and makes it feel like you're actually in that era.

Graphics: 9/10

The cinematic scenes in the game are phenominal, it's where their motion capture technology really shines. In fact, the graphics were so good that I was able to pick out a couple of actors I've seen in shows before just by their facial mannerisms ( Greg Grunberg, who played the cop in Heroes, and John Noble, who plays Walter Bishop on Fringe). In-game graphics are amazing as well, when you take into fact that the playable area is absolutely massive and requires a lot of memory (the game came in three disks...)

Replay-ability: 7/10

I honestly have no desire to go through and play the game over again. Apart from the achievement/trophy hunters, I don't see many other people wanting to go through the game again. I'm not sure, but there's just something about doing 75% of a case all over again just do one little thing differently for the achievement that doesn't sound appealing to me.

Overall I give it a 9/10. I had fun playing it from start to finish, and it's easily my favorite game that has come out so far this year. If the game seemed at least a little bit interesting to you, I'd say you should pick it up. Since there's no multiplayer, getting the game second-hand or even renting it would be the best bet.

But now I'm out of games... Do you guys know of any interesting games coming out soon I should check out?