I Settle Down With A Nice Girl Every Night, Then I'm Free The Next Morning

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our Christmas trip is coming to an end, as later today we'll be flying back to home sweet home.

Today we went to the Military Museum, which was pretty cool, although it's a bit sad that the memorabilia, some of it dating back to WWI, hasn't been kept in better condition. Even a regular coat of paint would do wonders for some of the equipment that's on display, but all the tanks, howitzers and even a Huey helicopter were a sight to behold.

To kill some extra time, we watched some Bill Engvall stand-up specials and Pineapple Express.

Intelligence. Nothing Has Caused The Human Race So Much Trouble As Intelligence

by Rainier on Dec. 27, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Our little trip is coming to an end. Some family drama is preventing us from taking our little drive up the coast, so instead we are flying back. So much for our much anticipated pit stop for a BBQ feast. On the upside, I guess we'll be home sooner ....

We went and saw Sherlock Holmes yesterday, and I must admit that it was quite enjoyable. The theater was packed, and the movie was equally as action-packed as it was funny. During our Thanksgiving trip, we passed by an outdoor military museum filled with old tanks, artillery and planes, so we are going to check that out in a bit. Should be fun.

You Want To Talk To God? Let's Go See Him Together, I've Got Nothing Better To Do

by Rainier on Dec. 26, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

A Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope you had a great holiday and got loads of goodies from Santa!

For Christmas Eve, we went to a nice Brazilian BBQ place and got stuffed beyond belief. If you've never been to a Brazilian BBQ place, then you should really give it a go. It's basically a buffet where you have an open salad bar and the waiters come around with huge skewers of steak, sausages, chicken and so forth. There are over a dozen types of meat, and you can eat as much as you want.

The festivities are over, but we're staying a few extra days with the in-laws and will probably see Sherlock Holmes later today.

WorthPlaying Wishes A 'Merry Christmas' To All!

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2009 @ 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 ....

I'm Not Likely To Grow Anymore... Except Sideways

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

It's Christmas Eve, one of my favorite days of the year. We'll be flying off soon to see the in-laws and stuff ourselves with all sorts of delicious food, only to do it again the next day! Awesome ....

The laptop is all prepped and ready to go, so we'll be updating the site if anything comes in, but as expected, it will be rather quiet.

We are working on our Games of the Year 2009 feature, so hopefully we'll have that up and running in the next few days as well.

Why, You Stuck Up, Half-Witted, Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2009 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

As Christmas approaches, we are getting ready for our little trip to the in-laws. Flying in on a one-way ticket (as we are driving back up) is always fun, since it as good as guarantees you to be pulled aside for a strip search, hopefully without the stripping. I guess travelers with one-way tickets have raised suspicion since 9/11.

Last week, the Christmas cards started rolling in, and we hang them up, so the first thing that you see when you walk into the office is a wall full of cards. Always fun.

Not much else happening today.We played some more LEGO Batman and CrimeCraft, and then we watched some episodes of Dollhouse.

The Night Is Darkest Just Before The Dawn. And I Promise You, The Dawn Is Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

A rather quiet day yesterday, which was quite welcome as I had a few things to tend to that had me out of the office for a few hours.

If you are into RPGs and you didn't get a chance yet, check out the Divinty II or Drakensang: The River Of Time (in German) demos. They might pique your interest.

We played some LEGO Batman that we found new at Gamestop for $19, and while the game environment seems rather dark (I know he's called "The Dark Knight," but this is a little ridiculous), the game is quite enjoyable.

All You Have To Do Is Tell Me What It's Worth To You. What's A Person Worth To You?

by Rainier on Dec. 21, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Another weekend flew by!

We finally got around to decorating the Christmas tree, so that was quite fun. Every year, we try to buy something new to hang on the tree, and this time we found some cool jingle bell reindeer ornaments. We also get the Hallmark singing snowmen every year, but Hallmark decided to not have one this year.

We also watched Stander, Coraline and the latest episode of The Good Wife, so it was quite a productive day.

Hamburgers, The Cornerstone Of Any Nutritious Breakfast

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We finished most of our intended errands today, although we still did not manage to decorate our tree. Tomorrow is the day for sure ... really. I promise. Scout's honor!

We did pick up a new monitor, and they were surprisingly cheap. Well, there are still $300 models, but the one we picked was on sale for $139 and is looking mighty fine.

We were going to go see Avatar today, but the shopping delayed us a bit, and by the time we got to the movie theater, the 5:15pm IMAX showing was already sold out, so we went for drinks instead. *cheers*

Then You'll See That It Is Not The Spoon That Bends, It Is Only Yourself

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Today is a big day with lots of things on the agenda! We have to decorate our Christmas tree that's been sitting bare in the living room, or else the 25th will come around and Santa will have nowhere to leave the presents.

A friend and I are going to drop by a few stores to check out new monitors, but I'm still debating on whether or not to get a widescreen since not too many games actually support that format anyhow.

Is It True That You Went 12-For-12 With The Maxim Girls Last Year?

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

A sad day at the office. :( This afternoon, the monitor for my gaming machine was literally fading to black, and even though I cranked up the brightness, it kept on getting darker, until the lights finally went out this evening. I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend: hunting for a new monitor.

Got some nice new reading material in the mail. Tor Books sent me the new Halo Evolutions novel, while earlier this week, Wildstorm sent me the first copy of the Dante's Inferno comic book.

You're Gonna Eat Lightnin' And You're Gonna Crap Thunder!

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We bought our plane tickets to visit the relatives for a few days during the Christmas break, and then we'll driving back up along the coast, making a much-anticipated pit stop in a town that has the "best barbecue in the world," according to Sunset Magazine.

I'm drooling already!

Hopefully over the holidays, I'll get in some time with the Wii,  my dual laser guns and some Resident Evil games. I somehow need to figure out how to fix the laser because it is not on target when pointing at the screen, but I'll have a week or two to jimmy that.

Just Relax And Let Your Mind Go Blank. That Shouldn't Be Too Hard For You

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Sorry about the late start again. I went over to EA to check out Mass Effect 2, got back later than expected, had a late dinner, and tried to watch some Coraline with a full stomach, so about 20 minutes in, sleep got the better of me, and we woke up like four hours later. Talk about a food coma!

There's one more press trip scheduled, and that should wrap it up for this year. Then we are going to move on to the Game of the Year feature, which will run during the holidays, and the most anticipated games of 2010, which will run shortly thereafter. Keep an eye out for them ....

We Got A German Here Who Wants To Die For His Country! Oblige Him!

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We were going to decorate our Christmas tree today, but when we got up this morning, the tree had shifted to the side. It looks like I'll have to saw some branches off the bottom of the trunk so that it'll stand up properly in the tree holder.

There sure were a lot of trailers released yesterday, mainly new announcements from the 2009 Video Game Awards, so that was pretty cool to see. I suspect from here on out, things will quiet down as the holidays are approaching. Most titles that are meant to be on shelves for the shoppers are already there, so there's not much to do until early next year.

Time for some eggnog!

Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Operation Christmas Tree accomplished: It's up and running! It's not decorated yet, but we have it sitting — and smelling — rather nicely in the living room. We'll probably get around to hanging up all sorts of trinkets tomorrow, and hopefully our reindeer decorations will be arriving shortly. Christmas has officially started over at the WorthPlaying digs.

In the next few days, we should be rolling out a few minor updates on the site, as well as putting up our contest page again, with some new giveaways coming up (games, laptop, etc.).

Your Intruder Seems To Have Extruded, If I May Say So, Sir

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

It's the weekend again, and with the holidays approaching, we're starting to make plans for the festivities. We'll be packing up presents for friends and relatives who live across the country or overseas, getting our Christmas tree and sending out invites for our yearly New Year's bash. There's plenty to do, and there's never enough time.

There's no more Stargate Universe on TV because it's the mid-season break until early next year. Instead, the Dollhouse series wrap-up (2 hours at a time) and a new episode of Bones kept us busy last night.

It Isn't Training Over There, It's War. Where Losers Die And There Aren't Any Winners

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The past few days have been extremely cold. It's barely below the freezing point, but that's uncharacteristically for this area. Even the office, with all of the computers running 24/7, was barely warm enough to work in. It should get better by this weekend, but the forecast says that it'll rain the entire time, so it's not much of an improvement.

We watched some Dollhouse, and since the series has been canceled, you can sort of tell that they are rushing the story along to wrap things up in the remaining episodes. Too bad. Also caught up on the Criminal Minds backlog and watched the latest Castle. This weekend, we might watch a few Netflix or take a trip to the movie theater to check out 2012, Avatar, or maybe Invictus.

Are You Wearing Perfume ... In The Desert?

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

Not too much TV-watching going on these days. Most of our series are on mid-season hiatus, so that leaves some time to catch up on the backlog that we've been struggling with. We watched some Dollhouse and Criminal Minds, and maybe tomorrow, we'll catch Castle and a few episodes of NCIS LA. Then we can move on to some Netflix movies and season 2 of Flashpoint. Never a dull evening ....

My Wii Laser Light Guns are finally going to be put to some good use, as Capcom was nice enough to send me an extra copy of The Darkside Chronicles, and I've gotten Umbrella Chronicles off Half.com. I hear there's some dual-wielding you can unlock in House of the Dead: Overkill. Booya!

I'll Put You Back Together Again. I'll Make You Taller And Not So Fluffy!

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

We're kicking off another week. Hope everybody out there had a great weekend. Very uneventful over here, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We ran some errands, did some gaming (CrimeCraft, Borderlands, L4D2) and, of course, watched some TV. Checked out the latest episode of Flashforward and the season finale of The Amazing Race, even though our favorite team did not win.

With the holidays approaching, it will most likely start slowing down news-wise after the Video Game Awards until early January, but of course we will stay on top of the latest and report accordingly. Next weekend, we will be getting our Christmas tree and start preparations for the festivities and the obligatory year-end gaming features.

We Just Rolled Up A Snowball And Tossed It Into Hell. Now Let's See What Chance It Has

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

The Moroccan shindig was pretty cool. Wasn't quite certain what to expect food-wise, but it's surprsingly normal with loads of chicken and lamb ... and a bellydancer for entertainment, of course.

Didn't get much watching done apart from "Bones," so since we have nothing specific planned for tomorrow, we can plant ourselves on the couch and watch some movies (we got Coraline, Stander, and Notorious) and eat some Häagen-Dazs.