Been a while since I did a good ol' fashioned mystery meat post.
New favorite pasttime: writing Let's Play! things. (Don't know what those are? Go here
.) This is a thing the Something Awful forums cooked up a few years ago, and on a lark I decided to do one on the Gamespite forums
because that's where I chill. Then the forums EXPLODED with people doing LPs, there are something like 30 going right now, and the webmaster had to create a subforum for them. So now, a few months later, I'm doing Suikoden
and it's pretty awesome.
I'm also experimenting with Youtube videos. I've got about half of a "Mega Man 3 played at 150% speed" LP up there already, and I record a new level every couple nights. I can't link to them because I'm at work and the yubertubers are blocked, but go do a search for something like "brickroad snake man" and you'll find the first one probably.
LPs are fun because they let me do something creative and video-game-y without an overwhelming time commitment, and they're a passive experience so people are willing to point their eyeballs at them.
(That Let's Play! Archive is only for the Something Awful guys, even though the website states differently. I e-mailed the guy offering to put my FF1 run up and he was like "lol no".)
Last week was vacation. I was in the mood for roller coasters so I drug my girlfriend, my parents, my brother and his
girlfriend all the way to Orlando to check out Islands of Adventure. Honestly I thought that park would have more coasters than it did. We still had a blast. Tickets to see Blue Man Group are only $25 a head if you have a valid student ID, so we took that in. I'm so in love with blue guys holy crap I'm not even kidding you guys.
Also Orlando has this LEGO store. I could spend hours in that store. The only LEGOs I collect are Batman ones, and they were completely sold out of all but one set. I blame Heath Ledger and his awesome Joker movie.
I don't have an iPod. I have a generic 1g mp3 player I bought for $100 a few years ago. Even if I had an iPod, I don't have anything in my car to plug it into, so I have to use one of those RF transmitter things. Of course, no matter how you screw with it, you always get static superimposed over your music using one of those things, and it's especially bad driving across the bridge into Tampa every day.
Solution: Remove the car antenna. No more radio signals, no more interference. Now my looped playlist of the theme song from Rescue Rangers, Weird Al's Hardware Store and the song from Portal comes in nice and clear.
FF4DS is pretty great overall, but some of the bosses are too hard and the augment system is really, really stupid. Just got Edge and killed Rubicante last night, so I've still got a ways to go. I replay FF4 about once a year, but I'm still not sure if my next game will be this version or the old one.
In other game news, we started up Halo nights again a few weeks ago. My Xbox picked that exact day to red ring, so I shipped it off to Texas, they worked thier magic, and it came back in working condition with a free month of Gold thrown in. So last Sunday I was able to get back in on Halo nights, and someone blew me up with a rocket then humped my face. It felt just like coming home.