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Thank You Again For Another Evening Steeped In Merriment And Friendship

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The Australian Open is in full swing, and today was a nail-biter with Kim Clijsters going up against Li Na, a match reminiscent of  last year's finale. The match started off pretty well, but it went downhill when Clijsters twisted her ankle and needed medical attention to get her foot taped up. An abysmal first set, but lo and behold, she fought her way back in the second set to force a tiebreak. Even though that also started off badly, last year's champion managed to turn the tide and scraped her way back into the game when all seemed lost. That broke her opponent's spirit, and Clijsters breezed to a 4-0 lead in the third set, only to break down and let Li Na come back to equal the final set. In the long run, Clijsters' tenacity prevailed, and we're onto the next round! Man, that was a tense match!

Pursue Excellence, And Success Will Follow, Pants Down

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

So much for our next movie choice, we were kind of interested in seeing Haywire, but Adam returned from last night's press screening with a, let's say, less than favorable impression. Check back later this week for the bashing ...

So The Old Republic should be getting new content today, excellent. Not that I'm max level just yet (level 26 Imperial Agent) but it's always good to see the developer adding new content early on, and not waiting a year to finally kick into gear.

Received a few scale model airplanes as promo material for City Interactive's Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII. I need to get me some glue, quite excited, I haven't made one of those in decades.

I'd Like Full And Docile Co-Operation On Every Topic

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We didn't get to go to the movie theater this weekend, but we sure made a good dent in our DVR recordings. We managed to watch Blue Bloods, Bones, The Good Wife, Kitchen Nightmares, Leverage, Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, and the strangely addictive Storage Wars. Damn, I'm impressed...

This week, Adam gets to see Haywire a few days early, so if you've been debating on whether it is worth seeing, check back later this week for his write-up.

DC Comics sent me a new comic book called ADD, which doesn't mean Attention Deficit Disorder, but Adolescent Demo Division. And yes, it's as weird as it sounds ...

A Policeman's Job Is Only Easy In A Police State

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We get the joys of an extended weekend, as today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Not quite sure what we're going to do; it all depends on how many companies are actually open for business.

The Australian Open has started, and our favorite Kim Clijsters has recovered enough from a recent injury to participate, so we might be catching a few games of that.

We watched Rango yesterday, which was quite good. Not quite a cartoon for kids, with all the creepy little critters, but quite entertaining for the more adult audience. We also watched the latest episode of Castle, which recently won the People's Choice Award for Best Crime Drama.

I Think I Liked You Better When You Were A Drunk

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

This week has been a bit whack with us trying to get over our jet lag. It's never been this tough, and not sure if it's a result of that, but I couldn't figure out what day of the week it was. Glad it's Friday. Hopefully, some good sleep over the weekend will put us back on track.

No particular plans, but with the DVR back in working order, there will be quite a bit of couch time involved.

Looking forward to the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic content update, but more interested in the new "Guild features" mentioned for one of the future patches.

Beware of the boogeyman, today is Friday the 13th!

We've Disposed Of The Gallows, But There's Still That Banana Peel Somewhere

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Yesterday we watched the Tintin movie, and it was quite enjoyable. It's really amazing to see how far cartoons have come; the characters look so life-like that it's almost creepy. It pleased me that there were a lot of little hints and nods to iconic items from the comic book source material.

Our DVR also decided to see the light, as our recording schedule has finally caught up with upcoming airings, so hopefully, we won't missing anymore new episodes.

We caught up with the latest episode of "The Good Wife," which does a good job of keeping you interested with its cases, but also doesn't linger too long on the overall story arc.

She Was A Tramp From A Long Line Of Tramps

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

I have no idea what we did yesterday. There was a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but apart from groceries, I have no clue as to what we did to make the day go by. I'm sure there was some The Old Republic involved, though ...

About to whip up some breakfast and then off to go see the TinTin (or Kuifje) movie for a noon show.

I might just plop myself on my beanbag and lose myself in the dozens of comic books I brought with me from our Euro trip. I can think of worse ways to spend a Sunday...

You Are One Tinfoil Hat Away From A Rubber Room

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our plan to watch some shows on the DVR fell through. For some reason, it didn't record anything after the new year. Everything is in the "to record" schedule, it simply didn't trigger any of the new episodes. Tried to reboot it, but no dice either. Oh, Comcast!!!

Tomorrow, we might watch TinTin in 3-D. Since I was a childhood fan of the "Kuifke" comic books, I'm wondering how true it is to the source material.

That is, after I play some more The Old Republic ...

The Failed Mind Sees The Heart's Failings...

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We just finished watching Cars 2 and enjoyed it thoroughly. Some friends had seen it earlier and claimed that their kids didn't quite get it, and that feedback seems justified, as the many James Bond references and intricate plot were probably too much for youngsters. Love Larry the Cable Guy, though. He's hilarious.

We have no plans for this weekend apart from catching up on the DVR recordings from the holiday and trying to get back on our regular sleeping schedule. Maybe we'll go to the movies if anything strikes our fancy because you can never watch enough movies, can ya?!

Space combat in The Old Republic is AWESOME!

I'm Gonna Get Them Doors Open If It Harelips Ever'body On Bear Creek!

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We had put a few movies and TV series on the laptop to watch during our downtime from visiting friends and family during the holidays. Since we are NCIS fans, we decided to check out Mark Harmon's Certain Prey, based on John Sandford's Prey series (21 books and counting). You'd figure those references would make for a good TV movie, but alas, it was a horrible 120 minutes with stiff acting, a weak plot, and boring segments all around. Definitely not worth seeing.

Now that we're back home, I've been playing a bit of The Old Republic and enjoying it. So far, I'm grinding through PvP to rank up, but there are lots of story missions to get through. You've also got extra-hard PvP sections (Heroic stuff) that are optional but of course give good rewards, and those are best done in a group setting.

Stop Snoring! You'll Wake Up The Lice

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

While we're trying to deal with the unavoidable jetlag, the first leg of our flight back was quite pleasant mostly due to the fact that the fairly new Boeing 777 was equipped with personal monitors and your own private cinema. The nine-hour flight passed by rather quickly since we were able to watch Colombiana, Contagion, 30 Minutes Or Less, as well as Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, all back to back and free of charge, even in economy class.

Just watched Attack the Block. It's not a bad flick, but it had a little too much social commentary and an overload of pop culture references. While poking fun at all of the above is quite enjoyable in moderation, the non-stop barrage of it stopped being fun about halfway through the movie (and that's being generous).

You Run And We're Gonna Be Digging A Hole For You, You Got That?

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Aaaannnnndd we're home again ...

After a whopping 15 hours of flying, with an additional five-hour layover in Washington, D.C., we're back at the homestead safe & sound (OK, maybe just safe).

We had a great holiday vacation, lots of food, drinks, and being merry with friends we hadn't seen in a few years. Good stuff.

Now we're going to do a little bit of catching up and see about shedding a few pounds we magically seem to have picked up along the way. Who knew?

WorthPlaying Wishes Everybody A 'Happy New Year'!

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The entire WorthPlaying team wishes everybody a Happy New Year! We hope everybody had a safe transition from old to new, and may 2012 be even better than last year. Thank you for sticking around, spread the word, and let's make things even better!

WorthPlaying Wishes A 'Merry Christmas' To All!

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The entire WorthPlaying staff would like to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to our readers all around the world. We hope everybody has a wonderful holiday, loads of good food, and a joyful time with friends & family. May Santa bring you all the games you wished for, but above all, stay safe! Our news coverage will not slow down, but the news itself might be lacking. If there is anything worthy of your attention, you can be sure to read it here ....

Do I Look Like A Ditchable Prom Date To You?

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Last night, we went to an advance screening of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and while the movie itself is not bad at all, if you've seen the original Swedish version, then this remake/adaptation is not really worth seeing. Daniel Craig is great and the rest of the cast all do a great job, but it all comes down to why there is a "remake" of a movie that's only a couple of years old. Staying true to the original, the movie it set in Sweden, same locations, but the balance is totally thrown off by English-speaking actors who try to mimic an accent.

In a few hours, we're heading to the airport for our overseas flight, so preparations are hectic. Making sure we don't forget anything, and crossing off all the chores on the checklist.

Get Off My Property Before I Blast You So Full of Rock-salt That You Start Crapping Margaritas

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Today the packing starts in earnest so we can be ready for our 14-hour flight tomorrow, which takes off at noon. Got to make sure we got the iPods fully charged because you know there is going to be a crying baby on the flight.

Called friends and family to make sure everybody knows we are going to be in town and even started planning some festivities. It's been three years since our last visit, so it'll be fun to catch up.

Yesterday we watched Bridesmaids and Lions for Lambs, both good movies, and played some Gatling Gears while trying to download my SW: The Old Republic early access client, a massive 25 frikking gigs big....

We Should Have Dug Deeper Than A Grave

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our ambitious plans of hitting multiple Christmas parties fell through as we were having so much fun at the first one that we never made it in time to the second one. Public transportation sure is hard to get back into once you are used to being able to drive everywhere. the fact that it's getting quite cold sure doesn't help when you have to stand around waiting for the bus, if it arrives on time at all. Food was eaten, drinks were plenty, and new friends were made, so it was a good time.

Today we're going to run our errands, relax a bit (AKA watch DVR) and start packing for our Tuesday flight.

Somebody Like You Can Really Make Things All Right For Me

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The countdown has begun: one week until Christmas weekend.

Today we have two Christmas parties to go to, and with no car to get us around it'll be an interesting public transportation juggle.

The last of our presents arrived, so now we got to figure out whether we'll be able to pack it all up and bring them with us on the flight, or whether we should simply FEDEX ourselves a box and save us the headache.

We were waiting for a friend to show up so we could watch the new Homeland episode, but since she was a no-show, we checked out the newest NCIS and Psych episodes instead.

The Ship Is In Ship-shape Shape

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We recently bought a crock pot (slow cooker) and have been checking out recipes. Being impatient as we were, we tried out a pot roast recipe that came with the crock pot, but it turned out a bit bland, so we got ourselves a real cookbook, Slow Cooker Revolution, and apparently blandness is a common side effect of cooking stuff for hours. Really looking forward to preparing a slab of ribs in there. Now THAT's got to be good stuff.

Not a lot going on this weekend apart from getting everything ready for our Euro trip. Need to do laundry, dust off the suitcases, pack, clean out the fridge, and hopefully squeeze in a few TV episodes from the DVR.

Was You Ever Bit By A Dead Bee?

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Lots of movie action going on for the holidays! Adam saw Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows earlier this week, we saw Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol last night, and next week, we're going to an early showing of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Keep an eye out for our reviews if you are interested in either of those. Maybe when we have some spare time, we'll check out The Darkest Hour or The Adventures of Tintin.

One of the things I always liked about the holidays is receiving holiday cards. I put them up and they make the office look festive, but with everybody "going green," these e-mail cards just aren't cutting it.