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Jessica’s Christmas recap

Well since everyone else is talking about what they got from Santa, I might as well chime in too.

My big toy this year was an iPod Touch, which is seriously cool. The Mr. is going to get an iPhone in a few months (weeks, if he can’t hold out that long) and he didn’t want me to feel jealous using my old non-smart, noob phone. But since I can’t break my Verizon contract for more than a year, he got the iPod so I can still download apps, listen to tunes, and surf the innerwebs. I love it! I hate talking on the phone anyway, so now I can just email people from anywhere.

I’m also very excited about Zelda Spirit Tracks for the DS. I’ve already started playing and I love it. One of my top 5 games (on any console) is probably Zelda Phantom Hourglass, and so far Spirit Tracks is very similar. I’ll do a full GBU review once I put in a few more game hours, but I think it’s going to be heavy on the Good and light on the Ugly.

One of Santa’s elves also gifted us New Super Mario Bros Wii. It still has the classic Mario feel, but with a modern spin. I like that Jamie and I can play together, even though the gameplay suffers a bit. We have a tendency to bounce off each other’s heads… right into a fiery pit. But it’s fun nonetheless and I can see us picking it up again this weekend for round 2.

I think that’s it as far as electronics go, and I’m sure you don’t want to hear about all the girly things I got from Santa. Suffice to say, Santa was very kind to me this year and I couldn’t be happier. Hope your holidays were great as well. Happy 2010!

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | Comments Off on Jessica’s Christmas recap

What Rich got for Christmas

Yes yes, it was a good Christmas for me. I’m the guy in the family that nobody can buy for, the geek with the itchy trigger finger….if I want it right away, I’m gettin it. But every year when I cross this bridge with the family, you know, when they ask what do I want for Christmas? I give them a list of movies and games and tell them to surprise me. I only asked for 360 games since I bought everything I wanted on PS3 this year, and the Wii….well, not much to ask for on that really. Anyways, here’s what I got.

Xbox360 Games

DJ Hero– This game’s a ton of fun. Growing up listening to hip-hop and dance music, I’ve always wanted to dabble in the art of the DJ. It’s about as realistic as Guitar Hero/Rock Band is with guitars, which is to say not so much. But that’s okay, it’s fun to pretend and it’s got a solid soundtrack to boot.
F.E.A.R. 2– Well I’m a fan of the 1st game, so I’m definitely down with the sequel. It’s like a peanut butter/chocolate mix of gaming for me….except it’s scary game/first person shooter 🙂
Viva Pinata:Trouble In Paradise– The 1st game was serious crack for me….I hear this game is basically Viva Pinata 1.5, fixing/adding things but keeping the core game the same….I’m cool with that.

Blu-ray Movies

Inglourious Basterds- I love all of Tarantino’s films and this one’s no exception. Superb HD picture.

Fight Club– One of my top 10 films. Picture is a worthy upgrade over the DVD, Fincher likes to film his stuff in sickly dark colors, so it won’t be eye popping. But the sound is AMAZING.

The Hangover– Probably my favorite comedy of ’09, Zach Galifianakis is genius in this!

Role Models– I’m all about the Judd Apatow and Apatow related comedies, like this one. Shows LARPing in a hilarious light, even though I find it a bit creepy, but that’s just me.

Funny People– Judd Apatow’s third flick, surprisingly mature too. Billed more as a drama despite the title, the 1st half is hilarious, the 2nd half gets serious. Great flick, if a bit long. 2 1/2 hrs, yikes!

Hot Fuzz– The Shaun of the Dead guys do it again! One of my favorite flicks, I can watch this over and over. The Blu-ray presentation is a 10 all around too.

Friday- Jamie and I love this freakin movie….come up to us and quote it and you’ve made an instant friend. This Blu-ray has a gorgeous film-like quality to the picture,  and the audio sees a nice bump to the music quality. Plus it’s the director’s cut, adding some really funny stuff to the beginning and end to this comedy classic.

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