Friday, November 6, 2009

Why Adam Sessler is the man.

The first time I saw Adam Sessler was on X-play years ago with Morgan Webb. I was immediately annoyed at his sense of humor and overall goofiness. I became more of a fan of the show as time went on but still saw Adam as a little silly even though I saw that he could be interesting if he could focus on games and gaming and less on the comedy.

Then I discovered Sessler's soapbox on Itunes. Now Adam Sessler is my hero.

I am not sure when or how the episodes started but I am so glad I found them. Adam provides his personal take on games, gamers and gaming and often puts them in perspective of the world at large. Some of the topics he has covered include game reviews, his personal experiences as games journalist and op-ed pieces on current gaming events. For those of you who were fans of Level Up, a great gaming blog from Ngai Croal, Sessler's Soapbox fills the void quite nicely.

Now when Adam tries to be funny I give him some slack because I probably just don't get his sense of humor. Or maybe it just isn't funny. But I am very grateful for his voice and passion for the industry. And I hope that he continues to provide that for us for some time to come.

Thanks Adam!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Still here

So what I have been up to?

I have been spending time on Facebook and Twitter. I turned 40. I have developed an appreciation for High Definition Gaming on my LG widescreen monitor.

The kids are getting big. They have destroyed the baby gate. They cannot be stopped nor can they be contained.

Work is work. I missed PAX. And I have been sucked into Civilization Revolution on the iTouch and Trials HD on Xbox Live.

What have you been up to?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Best Buy: Composite Video Cable for iPod Deal

Just picked up an Apple composite video cable for my iTouch at Best Buy for $25.99. It lists for $50 on the Apple website and the Best Buy in my neighborhood had it on clearance for $30. But when I went to the register it rang up for $25.99. It comes with a USB power adapter as well.

This is a really good deal if you want to watch video from iTunes and don't have the means to stream to TV. The video quality is excellent on my plain old TV set. The only caveat is that you can only watch downloaded video or YouTube video (via the YouTube app). You can't see the user interface on the TV nor can you play any games or run other apps using the TV (bummer).

Monday, April 27, 2009

Demo Impressions: UFC 2009 Undisputed

The best way I can describe this game is Fight Night with kicking and submissions. The 360 demo looks phenomenal and plays smoothly. You'll notice that even glancing blows do some damage. Minor points of concern are the seemingly canned knockout animations and the difficulty is really varied. Beginner is too easy and Expert is near unforgiving. These are really really minor points. Fighting is fun, there is great satisfaction to be had as you master the advanced moves, you can create your own fighters and save replays (features not available in the demo). This is a demo worth checking out and a game worth setting aside money for.