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Blizzcon Photos Uploaded

Blizzcon 08

I have other far darker pictures (stupid no flash) that I’ll look at brightening up to see if they’re passable for posting.

Max Payne Movie Trailer

I remember years ago when Max Payne came out and the office was abuzz with chit chat regarding the awesomeness of the game and it’s bullet time effect.  For some reason, I didn’t play it.  I managed to avoid the peer pressure.  Maybe I wanted to play it and never got around to it.  Maybe his scrunched up face was a little off putting.  Seriously, can Marky Mark pull it off?  Let’s see the comparison:

Look at that face.  Sure you look at the back of his head for most of the game but when he turns around that’s what I gotta look at!  Anyway, faces aside, the movie is coming out.  And I’m watching it, and they mention something like “The devil is building his army” and “God wants to stay hidden” and then I see these demons and I think to myself, “Ummmm, I don’t remember demons in Max Payne.”

SHOTTY however said that I was an idiot and should have played that game for it to make more sense.  I don’t see why you’d market something for the minority if you want to make a successful movie.  I mean, wouldn’t you want it to be accessible and give it a mainstream appeal?  Wouldn’t after the movie you want to go play those games?  I don’t think airing a trailer highlighting confusing factoids would do that.  Buuuuuuuuuuuuut, then he linked a quality 2 minute trailer:

http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/150748/max-payne/videos/maxpayne_livecomic_092308.html

and it explains everything!  Now, I’m thinking, “Hey, this might be a totally awesome movie that I might go see!”

Note To Self: UPDATED

Smallville Season 8 premiers tonight. The CW’s take this season:

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE RETURNS TO FIND CLARK AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE FORTRESS; THE NEW CEO OF LUTHORCORP COMES TO TOWN — The Justice League, lead by the Green Arrow (Justin Hartley), hits the Artic in search of Clark (Tom Welling), who disappeared after the fortress collapsed. The team immediately has a confrontation with the new CEO of Luthorcorp, Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman). Meanwhile, Chloe (Allison Mack) is being held prisoner by a suspicious group who has discovered she has a new power, and Clark has been stripped of his powers by Jor-El. Erica Durance and Aaron Ashmore also star.

I still haven’t watched the abbreviated season 2 of Heroes.  Other than that, Battlestar Galactica sounds like it’s postponed until next April and that’s all I watch.

UPDATED: Impressions of S08E01 past the break

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Now Listening To

Coincidentally most of the songs are recent Rock Band 1 DLC songs.  So great!  Very varied though eh?

Fantasy Football

For the last several years my friends asked me to fill in a spot on their fantasy league.  It wasn’t until last year I was faced with the ultimatum of “Play or we’ll get someone else” to which I finally agreed to play.  Unfortunately for them, I was the all time greatest player ever in the history of their league!!!  Ok maybe a little hyperbole, but I did end up winning the playoffs which was pretty funny however, I found out my victory is a little hollow due to how the system is setup.  The playoffs are played where most of the first string players are sort of kept fresh and don’t have as much playtime as usual.  So the best overall teams of the season get a little gimped when it matters most.

Ok and like last year, I missed the draft again.  So my automated team looks like this:

Manning, Eli QB NYG
Smith, Kevin RB DET
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD
Burleson, Nate WR SEA
Mason, Derrick WR BAL
Ward, Hines WR PIT
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC
Folk, Nick K DAL
Jaguars DST

Campbell, Jason QB WAS
Bush, Reggie RB NO
Edwards, Braylon WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI
Texans DST

I think I got a fair team for missing it entirely.  Let’s see if I can pull off a 2 year streak!

Beijing 2008 Olympics

Mahalo Medal Count

The Olympics always come by and I’m very disinterested until I leave it on running in the background.  The opening ceremony was spectacular.  It was extremely artistic and as well as a grand display of technology.  Nice work China.

Of the events so far that have been great, swimming has been the greatest to watch.  Michael Phelps’s 400m medley and the 4x100m relay were AWESOME to watch.  When those videos pop up online, if you haven’t watched them, go watch them because you’re missing out on some of the greatest swimming races ever if you haven’t seen them.

Beyond swimming though, gymnastics doesn’t look like it’s going so well for the US unfortunately and I’m not sure who from the USA are going to be in the track and field stuff.  The next week or two should be pretty interesting or very boring if all the excitement was jammed into the first few days.  Oh I’m also looking forward to the basketball stuff too.

Dark Knight Review

Short Version
Loved it, go watch it. Kinda long but that’s not a complaint.

Long Version

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