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Saturday, November 18, 2006
Woo woo Wii!
My review of the Nintendo Wii ran in today's paper. PlayStation3 review will follow on Tuesday.
by Omar G. at 9:40 AM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
We have things to discuss
Hey, come here, you. How are you? Gimme a hug, huh?
I miss you too, buddy. Seems like all we do lately is exchange short text messages and links to stuff that I'm doing. Yeah, I know. I miss meaty updates with goofy photos, too. I'm working on that, pinky swear.
Would you believe Wurstfest was so rich with writing potential that I'm almost afraid to write that entry for fear that I won't be able to capture its greasy glory? But I still want to and it's priority one. Or 1.5 at least.
So, here's some stuff I have to tell you, my friend, in the interest of timeliness and because I don't want you to miss any of it.
First off, there's a new Space Monkeys! comic, which is still a two-times-a-week affair. Today's has to do with Dancing with the Stars, which has exerted in my home an almost gravitational pull despite its strong cheddar cheesiness.
PJ is excited because we finally got one of those little bookmark icons working on the site (a favicon, they call it), something that after six years I still haven't found time to do on this site. Sigh...
The other thing I want to tell you about, compadre is that if you live in the Austin area, please tune in tonight to the premiere of Music Entertainment Television (ME-TV) at 9 p.m. for The Almost Late Show with Bobby Bones.
I've been doing some joke writing for the show and in tonight's episode (which was taped last night in grand studio fashion), I appear in a blink-and-you'll-hurt-your-eyes cameo.
The guests of the show are Oakland A's player (and former UT baseball star) Huston Street and the awesome band What Made Milkaukee Famous. These guys play two great songs and they were super, super nice. Please check it out. They even have the obligatory MySpace page. Channel 15 on cable, 577 on digital.
I'm still posting updates on the Wii and the PlayStation3 throughout the week on Digital Savant. I just unwrapped the PS3 this morning and my very quick verdict: it's a bit of a pain to set up, but the wireless Internet works perfectly. Blu-Ray movies are great, but I honestly think a lot of people aren't going to be able to tell the difference between a really good standard DVD player/HDTV setup or cable/satellite HD content and a Blu-Ray/HDTV setup. Sure, it's a pretty picture, but not so pretty that you'd go out and buy a $1,000 DVD player. My wife and I were definitely not blown away by the clarity on Talledega Nights, having been spoiled on over-the-air HD broadcasts for two years now. But then I'm connected via a HDMI-to-DVI connection which I've never used on my TV before and there may need to be some arcane setting/contrast/voodoo settings I need to play with for maximum ¡WOW!
As for games, I only got a chance to try Resistance: Fall of Man and it certainly looks good, but for a while I couldn't get any sound out of the game, which is troubling for a system that's going to try to be sold in the tens of millions of units. I predict lots of frustration, even though the bulky, heavy system itself seems more than capable of great things.
But since it's thrown in with the PS3, it's definitely a nice bonus to get one.
One last thing: something I thought was amusing on Videogamey.com related to the all-consuming console wars. I (heart) Dimension X.
And that's it for now. I'll be crazy busy, but I got nothin' but love for ya baby (what you got?) and I'll be hitting you up like a piñata with regularity and quickness.
by Omar G. at 12:06 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
New Smallville recap is up:
Kids, Drugs Are Bad. Mmmkay? -- Oliver/Green Arrow gets hooked on drugs, but to be fair, this drug can instantly repair gaping bullet wounds. Mmm, that's good smack! MamaKent organizes a Thanksgiving dinner that puts her and Papa Luthor on the fast track to Lovesville. And guess who's pregnant? No, it's not Clark.
Bonus links: 10 Least Successful Game Consoles Launches (From Dimension X).
More stuff I'm writing about the Nintendo Wii. I'll be adding some about the PS3 soon. (I hope!)
by Omar G. at 4:12 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
Monkeys with Wiis
New comic! About the Wii, as if that should come as any surprise.
by Omar G. at 5:14 PM
Wii be jammin'
You can read my thoughts on the Nintendo Wii here and over here.
by Omar G. at 3:56 PM
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