Thursday, May 8, 2008

All right, let’s get back to the good ol’ blogging grind, shall we?

I’ve been toying about in Reason about more lately and I’ve come up with a very simple little piece that’s I’m quite happy about. It’s mainly harp based, since last week fancy struck me to compose such a little track. It clocks in at just over a minute, but I like the result. Once I finish polishing it I should be able to post it somewhere.

I’m definitely in the last stretch for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ on the 360, and I’m still taking my time with it. Once I finish that, I’m either going to jump into either the first ‘Condemned’ or ‘Mass Effect’. You read that right: no ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ just yet on the horizon. I’ll probably delve deeper into why I’m not actually interested in playing that seminal title just yet, but it’ll have to wait a bit. Also, aside from ‘Assassin’s Creed’, we’ve been playing quite a bit of ‘Mario Kart Wii’ and having an absolute blast with it. Essentially, the whole family is in on the fun, from David, to my wife and of course, myself. Chris, my oldest, hasn’t really had a chance to play much, but I have now doubt he’ll rectify that at some point. I’ve played with the wheel a bit, and while fun, I much prefer the Wiimote and Nunchuck control combo, since it feels that much more accurate. But, the wheel has the distinct advantage of being extremely easy to use, since anyone even remotely familiar one how to operate a moving vehicle will have this innate knowledge about what to do with a steering wheel when handed one. I’ve also had a bit of a chance to play with the online in the game, and even though Nintendo’s friend code concept should die a fiery death, once you push through with all the code input nonsense, the online experience is surprisingly well executed. Not too mention there’s something really fun about playing with a bunch of other people, knowing that you’re not just racing against another computer controlled opponent. And, last thing in regards to ‘Mario Kart’ for now, I recently unlocked the ability to use your ‘Mii’ likeness in the game. It’s kind of neat to see a little caricature of yourself piloting a kart down the winding Mario themed courses, but listening to that little avatar is another matter entirely. The Weeee’s and Yahoo’s coming out of that little digital representation of me sound absolutely retarded. Strangely enough, I kind of like it since it manages to make me laugh nearly every time... Go figure.

Finally, David is turning five tomorrow. We’ll be celebrating with a ‘Cars’ themed birthday cake that he chose and having a few of our acquaintances over for some dessert. I’m looking forward to it.

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