Sunday, June 28, 2015

"To the Moon", a review.

"To the Moon" is an independent video game develuped and published by Freebird Games. It is available for PC, Mac, and Linux systems. Easiest way to get it on Steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/206440/

The game is short, and easy to play. It is presented in a 16 bit style, and should be easy for anyone to pick up and play. It will only take about 4 hours to play-through completely.

Where the game shines is in its story telling. Telling a beautiful and profoundly sad story. No details or spoilers will be given here, as I don't want to rob anyone of the experience to be had in this game.

While not hard, and rather linear, it is however interesting and enjoyable. It also had me in tears by the end. No game has ever had that effect on me before.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cleaning the House.

Cleaning is something that you need to do from time to time. It feels good when it is over, and hurts while you are doing it. I do a round of cleaning every 3 to 4 months, always having the same things happen.

Finding movies/game that you bought but never watched/played. It seems I own a copy of "Force Unleashed 2" for Wii, no memory of buying it. Assuming I got it the same time I bought "Paranorman", which I saw in theaters, it was good, not sure when or why I got the DVD. Ever time I clean I find something and go "When the hell did I buy this?".

Reorganizing shelves that I haven't touched since last time I cleaned. There is a thick layer of dust on everything on this shelf, clearly it has not been touched for months. but someone if I move things into just the right place it will prevent dust from accumulating in the next few months.

Find small sums of money. Change under things, a dollar here, a five there. Never very much, but usually enough to treat myself to a fast-food meal. Kind of a built in reward for cleaning I guess. Here again, I am not sure how this happens, I am a stickler about emptying my pockets in the same location when I get home, so where does this other money come from? I don't have many visitors, so this is a mystery.

See many items I have no practical use for, but won't throw away. I need the Beer-Buddha for some reason. And that those VHS tapes that I no longer have a way to play. YES I NEED THE ATARI 2600 CONTROLLERS, AND I DON'T OWN A 2600 OR ANY GAMES FOR ONE!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NO TIME!!!

JOB INTERVIEWS AND STEAM SUMMER SALE EATING ALL OF MY BLOGGING TIME!!!!

World of Warcraft bring flying back... I win.

Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

TGI Fridays

I enjoy eating at TGI Fridays. Decent food, fair price, all that jazz. However, today was not a good time.

Monday through Saturday happy hour is between 3pm and 7pm. Many items are cheaper. The reason I go during this time is for the half priced appetizers. Did that very thing today with friends. Was a good time, at least for a while.

Then the bill came. The appetizers we had ordered were full price. We had said at the time of ordering we were doing the half priced appetizers, yet on the bill they were full priced. The waitress played innocent, "they are whatever the computer says they are". Looking at he bill, I see it was rung up at 2:59. This seems intentional on her part.

We ask to speak to the manager. After 20 minutes of bullshit, he gives us the price we should of had in the first damn place. I will still eat at Fridays, but not that location ever again. For people that care, it was the one in Savi Ranch.