Monday, November 29, 2010

5 Keys to Living the Good Life

I know this is not the usual stuff I write about, but considering I've spent most of my life playing games and watching TV, I thought it was appropriate.

Who knows how much time we have here on this earth, not just as individuals, but as a race in general. I've decided to write another personal labeled article, and this one is probably going to be one of the most important things you've ever read, or I hope you give it some the very least.

This is a top 5 list I've been thinking about for awhile now and it's finally ready to be shared with he rest of the interwebs. Please give it some thought. Following these simple ideas has seriously changed the way I live my life each day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Netflix Canada Content Update

These Netflix Canada updates have proved to be fairly popular and I always seem to get a nice traffic spike shortly after posting these. So, here we go again with our third Netflix content update post. This list doesn't cover absolutely everything that was added, just the shows and movies that I recognized or things that I'm interested in checking out. Y'know, things people might actually care about. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - The Moth

Love "The Moth". Charlie has such interesting episodes. After watching The Moth, I realized how different each Charlie centric episode really is. Drug addiction, religious themes, relationships and family issues. I know a lot of viewers got tired of the Charlie centric's but I love 'em. The Moth was an excellent way to get people invested in the Charlie character from the get go.

Overcoming Writer's Block

Lately I've been stricken with serious writer's block and so my posts haven't been as lengthy or frequent as they were before. With the holidays on the horizon and no money to buy all the new games coming out, I haven't felt like writing about anything. Feeling some serious writer's block here, and so I've decided to do a brief post on just that, writer's block and how to overcome it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

World of Borecraft

I tried. I played for about 3 weeks and then grew very bored of the game. Same as always, I play for a few weeks and don't re-subscribe to the monthly fee for the following month. It's happened twice before and I probably won't be going back to the game, even after the Cataclysm expansion releases next month.

I am however extremely excited for the future of MMO's. Games like FFXIV that mostly failed on PC, is releasing for the Playstation 3 next year. My most anticipated game right now is DC Universe Online however, also arriving on PS3 next year.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thoughts / Final Fantasy XIII

Before I get right into what I think about FFXIII, let me give you a brief history of my experience with the game. FFXIII released back in early March 2010 and I made sure to pick myself up a copy. I played it to completion and obtained 62% of the trophies. My hdd failed shortly after so I lost my save file. I bought a new 250gb drive and started again, only to have my PS3 get the YLOD. Once again I lost my save. Now, equipped with a new 160gb slim PS3, I'm starting again.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - House of the Rising Sun

So here is our first Sun and Jin centric episode. I think I feel the same as the majority of Lost fans, Sun and Jin episodes aren't usually all that interesting. I know Jin is a good person eventually, and Sun has made mistakes, so I didn't really find all that much new in the flashbacks here. The on island stuff however...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thoughts / The Walking Dead

I've never been much of a fan of zombie themed movies. It's just something we've all seen done to death (pardon the pun) and it's all the same. The Walking Dead isn't any different than any of those movies though. Same old story really. Zombie people infest the earth, you get bitten or scratched and you eventually turn into one yourself, and you gotta shoot 'em in the head. Despite all the familiar zombie stuff, I really enjoyed the pilot episode. Namely because of the extremely awesome character development.

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - White Rabbit

*If you haven't seen Lost, don't read further, go out and watch Lost. Major spoilers ahead for the newbies*

Probably the most important Jack episode right next to "316", at least in my opinion. "White Rabbit" sets Jack on a path that begins as the leader, and ends as the savior of the island. Which was a serious character transition that I didn't see coming.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Preview 3 / DC Universe Online

I've been casually following DC Universe Online since it was announced, I wasn't sure whether I liked this new action-MMO idea. I've since read a lot of previews and watched a lot of video on the game, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm sure anyone has dreamed up a world where you're a super-hero, or a super-villain, DC Universe allows you to do just that. Want to be Batman's apprentice and use gadgets? How about work for The Joker and dress up like a clown? Perhaps you want to use the strange force of magic, dual pistols, a staff, or maybe a blast of energy from your hands.

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - Walkabout

*If you haven't seen Lost, don't read further, go out and watch Lost. Major spoilers ahead for the newbies*

John Locke has always been my absolute favorite character on Lost. I became very attached to this character over the years because I felt connected to this guy. If I look at it in the third person I wouldn't see anything in my life that resembles Locke's, but somehow I found his personality mirroring my own.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - Tabula Rasa

*If you haven't seen Lost, don't read further, go out and watch Lost. Major spoilers ahead for the newbies*

I am one of the few that always really liked Kate. She was always struggling with the angel and devil on her shoulder and I always thought that made her a more interesting character. You never knew what she was thinking or what she was going to pull next.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Netflix Canada Update

With a fresh 160gb PS3 slim I'm able to get back to my Netflix viewing. I had a run of bad luck there for a bit and was only able to use up half of my free month trial period. I'm back now and I'll be doing an update to what's new on Netflix in Canada.

You can find my previous Netflix content post right here. Hope this is helpful, enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Lost Re-Watch / Season 1 - Pilot Part 2

*If you haven't seen Lost, don't read further, go out and watch Lost. Major spoilers ahead for the newbies*

In my post about Pilot Part 1 I briefly mentioned how it finally sunk in that Lost was over, and how Lost fans will miss the actors, Giacchino, and comic-con. Thinking about it now though, Lost will always live on inside the Lost fans. I hope the podcasters and bloggers never stop talking about this amazing show.