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Apparently The Only Performance That Will Satisfy You Is When I Play Dead

by Rainier on July 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

After playing APB for a few weeks as Criminals, we noticed that the Enforcer side is a bit overpowered with their stun gun, so we switched sides. Hopefully RTW addresses this issue ASAP, or else the entire community will switch and there won't be any missions to be had anymore.

This weekend we have another concert to attend, the Scorpions farewell tour. They are calling it quits, time for retirement, so it's one last hurrah.

War Is Too Important To Be Left To Politicians

by Rainier on July 29, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

We got to see Guitar Hero and DJ Hero 2 last night, but you'll have to wait a few more days to read the impressions. I can tell you that you'll be somewhat surprised.

My lofty goal of installing SC2 fell to the wayside, as I got distracted by Alien Swarm. The old-school, top-down view shooter had me salivating. I loved Frozenbyt's Shadowgrounds back in the day, and Alien Swarm didn't disappoint either. Lots of people online, good graphics, fun gameplay, lots of weapons and upgrades, and last but not least, it's free.

To whet our culinary taste buds, we watched Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef (not too interesting) and mixed it up with the latest episode of Burn Notice.

There's Nothing Tragic About Being Fifty, Not Unless You Try To Be Twenty-Five

by Rainier on July 28, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Aarrghh, my kryptonite struck again!

Our neighbor was kind enough to invite us over to dinner last night, and since the magic word "BBQ" was uttered, we were hooked right away and could not refuse. Of course, wine was served, which made me zonk out and not hear any of our three alarms.

Time for some coffee and then onward with the news (and some StarCraft II).

Show Them No Mercy... For You Shall Receive None

by Rainier on July 27, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Wow, talk about a slow news day yesterday. I guess everybody is taking it easy after Comic-Con or something.

Last night, we watched some Hell's Kitchen (seems to be getting real steamy over there) and Entourage.

StarCraft II is out today. We got our copies yesterday but haven't had a chance to install it yet, which I shall do in a little bit. Really looking forward to it!

Why Don't You Kiss Her Instead Of Talking Her To Death

by Rainier on July 26, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Wow, we sure did our share of walking this weekend. On Saturday, we did two miles, and yesterday, we went for a four-mile hike and then decided to walk to the concert hall for the Queensryche gig, another two miles. Bet we'll be feeling the result of the workout tomorrow. Achy legs!

Speaking of Queensryche, that was quite the odd concert. It was promoted as a cabaret, so while it was quite entertaining, it sure was different.

This week, we have a few more press junkets to attend (DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero and Ubisoft Wii preview event), so we'll have plenty of goodies to show and tell you about.

The Joy Of Reading A Book Is Not Knowing What Happens Next

by Rainier on July 25, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday was quite a busy day, especially since we usually like to relax and try to do as little as possible. We had relatives show up at 2:30 AM asking to crash at our place, and then we took them out to breakfast in the morning. Then it was off to do some laundry, post office trip, groceries, off to meet a friend for dinner, and then our neighbor, who just had foot surgery (and was obviously going stir-crazy), wanted to see Inception, which we had planned to see next week with Adam. (Sorry, man.)

While we are not big DiCaprio fans, we did want to go see it because we like Christopher Nolan (known for Memento and the last few Batman movies). If you have not seen it yet, it has a rather Matrix-like vibe and was quite the mind bender, but it was definitely worth seeing. Good stuff!

Just Because The Guy's Got A Library Card Doesn't Make Him Yoda!

by Rainier on July 24, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday, Adam and I spent a nice day at 2K Games playing Mafia II. Quite a hassle to get there, though — delayed subway, traffic jam due to road construction, and to top it all off, one block away from the 2K offices we were held up by dozens of little kids pedaling their tricycles in circles while teachers blocked off the road. Good god ....

Later today, we have a busy schedule! CrimeCraft tournament, haircut, groceries, post office and meeting up with friends for dinner.

Come On, Stop Trying To Hit Me And Hit Me

by Rainier on July 23, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Later today, Adam and I will be taking a trip to 2K Games to get some hands-on time with Mafia II, so be sure to keep an eye out in the near future for our report and perhaps some interviews while we're there. We'll have some more Comic-Con coverage throughout the day, depending on traffic and whether they'll let me hop on the Wi-Fi at their offices.

We're going to the Queensrÿche concert on Sunday, and I'm really looking forward to it. Haven't seen them perform in two decades. The last time I saw them was in 1990, but the show was stopped due to a fatal stabbing in the audience. Hopefully we'll have better luck this time around ....

It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin Or Else It Gets The Hose Again

by Rainier on July 21, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday, we saw quite a few cool games at Electronic Arts' Studio Showcase. You've seen the new announcements, so they have some good stuff coming this holiday season and next year. We'll have some coverage coming up later, whenever the embargoes lift on some of the new titles.

One of the most exciting titles is 38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The enthusiasm with which Curt Shilling presented the game was infectious, but it also sounds very promising, and let's face it — with R. A. Salvatore, Todd McFarlane and Ken Rolston on the team, it's a win!

Was It Necessary That You Kill All Of Them? I Only Yold You To Scare Them

by Rainier on July 20, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Sorry for the late start. Had to get in a nap before we head over to Capcom and Electronic Arts to check out some new titles. Looks like it's going to be a long day.

Last night, we got around to watching the newest Entourage — can't shake the feeling that something is afoot there — and the first episode of the newest IT Crowd season. If you are unfamiliar with the IT Crowd, it's a British comedy, and if you've been around computers and nerdy people as long as we have, then you'll certainly appreciate it. Check it out! It's hilarious.

I'm Telling You This Guy Is Protected From Up On High By The Prince of Darkness

by Rainier on July 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It's not really a surprise, but installing my HD PVR and/or rebuild my gaming computer with the new case did not quite happen as planned. Instead, we ran some errands, went for a walk and saw the remake of The Karate Kid, which was better than we anticipated. If you have seen the original, you can safely go watch this new version as they have changed a few minor things throughout that makes it worthwhile without changing its essence. (It should have been called "The Kung Fu Kid," but I digress ....)

Later this week, we'll be heading to Capcom and EA to check out some new titles, so keep an eye out for some goodies.

First Customer Of The Day Is Always The Trouble!

by Rainier on July 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

That was another epic snooze session ... *drool*

Last night, we watched From Paris With Love, not too bad once you get past the first 20-30 minutes, but you can tell that the part was originally written with Bruce Willis in mind,  not John Travolta. We also caught up on some Rescue Me and Flashpoint.

Now that we got this day started, I'll try to make good on installing my HD PVR and/or rebuild my gaming computer with the new case. So ambitious ....

Feminine Intuition Stuff Sells Magazines, But In Real Life It's Still A Fairy Tale

by Rainier on July 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Our weekend started off on a low point. We were supposed to hang out with some friends, but they had apparently forgotten that we had made plans to hang out at all, so that didn't work out. Makes you feel special, doesn't it?

If nothing else happens, maybe I'll finally get around to installing my HD PVR or rebuild my gaming computer with the new case I purchased a few months ago so my GeForce 290 will stop overheating and resetting itself. So many projects, so little time ....

It's Not The Years, Honey, It's The Mileage.

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Happy Friday!

We have some plans this weekend, but to be honest, I have no idea what they are. Next weekend is concert time again, with Queensrÿche!  Yesterday we were supposed to meet up with Adam to check out 2K's Mafia II, but an unforeseen trip to the hospital ruined that plan.

Last night, we watched some Caprica, and just as we're about to give up on the series, we see a faint glimmer of a plot. Guess we'll watch the next episode and decide ....

The World Is Changed, I Feel It In The Water, I Feel It In The Earth, I Smell It On The Air

by Rainier on July 15, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

By now, you all are aware we love TV series and movies, so we hope you guys enjoyed yesterday's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" movie review (as well as the interview with Nicolas Cage), which opens this weekend. We have been doing a few of these lately (be sure to also check Toy Story 3 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), and you can expect more of this type of content in the near future.

This weekend, Inception opens, and while we are not very big DiCaprio fans, the movie looks quite intriguing, so we might see it.

You Need More Than Guts To Be A Good Gangster, You Need Ideas

by Rainier on July 14, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week because we have homemade tacos for dinner. It's not some roach coach stuff or Taco Bell junk (OK, those aren't too bad, either).

Last night, we watched When In Rome, which was nothing special but all right; the latest episode of Entourage; and we started catching up on Caprica, but so far it's not really drawing us in. It seems a bit weird in a sense that there is no clear direction for the series yet.

It's Only After We've Lost Everything That We're Free To Do Anything

by Rainier on July 13, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Spain deserved to win the World Cup this weekend, but I had my money on the Dutch beforehand. It seems like Germany's clairvoyant octopus has correctly picked all the winners, so he's obviously a real connoisseur. The game was fun to watch, and while chances were created on both sides, the Dutch lost because of their aggressive style of playing, and the dam finally broke when one of their players was send off the field for getting two yellow cards, which equals a red card. Said player had to leave to game and could not be replaced. Congrats, Spain!

What Am I? A Schmuck On Wheels?

by Rainier on July 12, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday was quite a relaxing day, some gaming (CrimeCraft, weekly tournament won by the WP gang), some errands and then a movie. We watched Daybreakers which looked quite interesting from the trailers and was entertaining until 10 minutes from the end. The director was probably aiming for a great finish, but the exploding arms, legs and heads flying all over the place didn't fit with the rest of the movie's pace. Nevertheless, not too shabby.

This week, we have a few press events to attend, so keep an eye out for some of that coverage, as well the continuation of the regular schedule.

I'm On Their Blacklist - Their Roll Of Honor!

by Rainier on July 11, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday was a beautiful day, and the Arts & Wine festival was great, albeit weak on the wine. We saw some awesome ideas on how we could frame pictures, something we may try as a next project.

We watched some Smallville, Justified, more Hell's Kitchen and The Blind Side, which turned out much better than expected.

Our houseguest will be leaving again tomorrow, so this will be my 6th trip to the airport in the past week or so. At least I know that only a few errands stand between me and more movies, Daybreakers and When in Rome.

What's The Use Of Worrying About Your Beard When Your Head's About To Be Taken?

by Rainier on July 10, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

It barely started, but our weekend plans have already changed. In the afternoon, we are going to a wine & art festival. I have no idea what that is all about, but there will be wine, so that's all that matters. Afterward, we were going to attend a party with some friends, but it turns out another friend is flying in from Hawaii, so we'll have to be good hosts instead. I'll be passed out by then anyhow  ...

We just watched a few episodes of Hell's Kitchen, while we have DayBreakers and The Blind Side lying around, so we may watch those later.