The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Gaming
NOOOO!! Why didn’t I back up my Scrivener projects to Dropbox before my computer died!
I don’t have too much to worry about. My files are still safe because my hard drives are still intact, but I have to wait until my folks get some free time to help transfer them across to my new computer.
I used some of my birthday money to get into Minecraft (it was a toss-up between that and Disney Infinity, and since Minecraft it much cheaper than DI I went with that).
When I finally started playing I found an inconvenient truth. My Nvidia graphics card is 5 years old, and my display driver keeps crashing. Still, in the few minutes I got to play in, I experienced beautiful music and got absorbed in the ambiance of this blocky world. I was playing purely in build mode because I didn’t want to encounter any monsters just yet.
Anyway, now I need to buy a new graphics card (or do a $400-$500 upgrade of my computer, whichever is easier). In the meantime, I’ll have to install Java and Minecraft on my laptop. Still, if Minecraft is really as great as everyone says it is, then I think it’s much better value than Disney Infinity (I’m already starting to see the money I saved).
I got Lego Marvel Superheroes for the Wii U for my birthday. I’ve only just started playing, and already I’m finding it hilarious. I was like “Is that Sandman using a megaphone made out of sand? And it works? I love this game!”. Seriously, it succeeds where the Super Hero Squad Show failed miserably – making Marvel funny while staying true to the characters and franchise. You even get to rescue Stan Lee! Right now I’m controlling Hulk, Iron man and Spiderman in the first level of the game. Swinging around as Spidey just makes me feel like a kid again. Makes you wonder what his webs are attached to because they extend off the screen.
I just feel a little hurt that the DLC packs are coming to every console EXCEPT the Wii U. Discrimination anyone?
If Super Mario 3D World Had Lyrics - Brentalfloss
I believe this is partly Nintendo’s fault for including a dust cloud stamp in the game. What do they expect people to do with it?
Thought I’d post this across to Tumblr as well. Originally posted to Deviantart:
This is happening with my Wii U reading Pikmin 3. Unlike this video, taking out and re-inserting the disc did not help.
(The weird thing is, it ONLY happens with Pikmin 3, even though the disc has no dirt or scratches on it. The Wii U works perfectly with Super Mario 3D World with a fingerprint and a little scratch on it)
Not only is this animation amazing, it describes my life experiences with animation up until now.
Animation is awesome, but not easy and definitely time consuming.
I watched the Secret Life of Walter Mitty yesterday. It was okay. While some parts were thought-provoking, other parts just seemed to plod along and move slowly.
Probably the most memorable parts were with the Stretch Armstrong toy. Not because they were thought provoking, but because they were funny. My favorite bit was when Walter had a daydream that he and his boss were skiing along the road Matrix style fighting over the Stretch Armstrong. It was so over the top that I couldn’t help quietly chuckling through that whole bit.
Not sure if that one part was worth the ticket price, but I hope someone uploads it to Youtube because I want to see it again.