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Games you wish you could go back and play for the first time

Friday – Now there’s a Movie I wish I could go back and watch again for the first time. Somehow relive that feeling of being 21 all over again.  At that time, it was friday, I had no job, and I didn’t have shit to do. So, after about 40,000 watchings of this movie, of which I can remember about 5 due to the copious amounts of ugz my ROOMATES WERE SMOKING –  the movie has gotten a tad bit stale. The same with Half Baked, or even..gasp….Star Wars. The movies over time tend to lose their luster but, not in a bad way.  Just..like..a relic of the past.  I’m being a tad bit dramatic – I still laugh at the best of Friday videos on youtube and there is The Stone Roses debut album that almost 14 years later still sounds just as fresh as it did the first time I heard it. I can go back to that moment in time where it lives vividly in my memory and get that feeling all over again every single time.  You know the bit where the drums kick in at 1:30. Man, that shit will always be epic in my mind.  Here’s that shit live.

Any fuckin’ ways. I’m taking a long time to get to my point – as I usually do – my point is that I looked at the Fallout 3 case today and really longed for that moment where I realized that I was playing one beast of a game that would suck the next 80 hours of my life out of me.   The moment I realized I’m an addict and Fallout 3 was my Dealer with the good stuff.  I had no power over that plastic case and needed that FIX. I think myself along with 80% of the gamer population felt this moment with this game and knows exactly what I’m talking about without me having to refer to bullet points. So I won’t.

But, indulge me while I go back through what’s left of my mind mostly because i’d like to list here some games I’d love to go back and play for the first time. Here’s the Short List with my thoughts.

1. Fallout 3 (duh)
2. Sim City 2000 – I remember the feeling of the fucking chair because my ass was parked to it for an entire summer. I think this was one of the contributing factors to the decline of my Sporting Life but, so be it. It was a great game and my City’s were the Envy of ANY EMPIRE.
3. Railroad Tycoon 2 – I mostly remember the bucketloads of Chocolate Chip Cookie dough icecream in my first real apartment in college that I ate while playing this game. It was a pretty weird time – hence the copious amounts of Ice Cream – in the middle of winter mind you – but this was one of those things that stuck out.  It felt good building something successful. Little did I know that i was doing that to my own career. Who would have guessed in the power of the Sub-Conscious mind.
4. Legend of Zelda a link to the Past – My memory of this game is MEGA hazy as I was 12 at the time of this games release but I played the fuck out of it. It was the first game we got for the SNES. Yeah, I know no mario. Odd right? I love RPG’s what can I say. And it was also the time I got my first TV. A 10 inch RCA that I JUST THREW OUT LAST YEAR. Can you believe that shit. Yes. I hold onto crap. Anyways… Man…I loved the box art, and the smell of the box. I loved the music from the start. and..what’s this? RAIN?  SO COOOOOOOL. I’m sure Rich can point out the very first game where rain was used but this was my first game I really remember it being so effective at creating mood. It seemed so real and epic at the time. I was 12. Stop laughing.

So what games do you wish you could go back and play all over again with a fresh face? What games do you most want to experience all over again? I’m sure there are some Wowcrackheads that could easily name ONE game instantly. Just sayin’

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June 30, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Friday Quotes from the Podcast

So if you happen to listen to our podcast (you should) then you’ll know that we quote this movie and Half Baked all the time. Yes we’re those types of guys. THE QUOTING MOVIE TYPE. This should about fill you in on our all of our inside jokes. and you know this MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Quotes from the Podcast

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.

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What Rich got for Christmas