I don’t know whether that does you any good, but there’s something out there.
If you enjoy getting absolutely soundmelted, go ahead and hit play.
“Giorgio by Moroder” and “Contact”.
I could die happy right now having heard those two songs. And the rest of this album. Ughhhhhhh
Not-so-great-aspects revealed at the Xbox One announcement today:
- You can’t play used games without paying. Microsoft will require require all Xbox One games to be transferred from the CD to your harddrive. This data is locked into your account. They will offer used games buyers on option to pay a fee if they want to store the game data on their Xbox One. Microsoft has said nothing yet about being able to just play the game straight from CD WITHOUT paying some sort of fee.
- It’s called the Xbox One. Of all the names, they go with Xbox One?
- The Xbox is officially turning into an all-inclusive system which integrates internet, TV, movies, etc. Oh, and it plays games, too. They are moving towards marketing to a family setting instead of their core gamer audience.
- Microsoft is partnering with EA.
- Most of the apps that Microsoft is trying to promote such as ESPN or Xbox Music do not work outside of the US.
- Xbox Live fees are being retained (although I expected this and it’s honestly not a big deal to me personally)
- Cloud-powered internet. It was recently shot down that the XB1 will be an always-online console, but that’s still a pain in the ass. Luckily the console comes with a 500GB harddrive which I am hoping will be a prominent, go-to save option.
gameplaycutscene trailers were not that impressive visually. Graphics have never been a big deal to me, but if they’re trying to show off new engines, they didn’t do a good job.
- The new console will be super Kinect-oriented with an always-on microphone and camera. Convenient and innovative I guess, but I’m already reading about people being spooked about privacy issues.
- EDIT: No backwards compatibility. Why.
It’s honestly a cool system with a lot of bells and whistles such as operating systems, Skype integration, the ability to watch TV and things like that, but… at the same time, I would hesitate to call it a gaming console at this point. I don’t know. What I do know, though, is that the general population was vastly underwhelmed by the reveal (they paid people to cheer in the audience, the media was dead silent) so if they make a big splash at E3 elaborating on some stuff, maybe they can lure some people back.
This has been my past couple of days. Kickin’ it old school.
The Gambler - Fun.
I was about fourteen years old when I saw my first episode of The Office. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon the show, nor do I remember which episode it was. All I knew was that I was hooked.
And naturally, as a guy who had a crush on his best friend, the show spoke to me. A lot. But then as I became more and more involved with the show, it became a lot more than just rooting for a character through whom I was living vicariously. I became invested in how real the show was, and how its actors were able to portray such realism through a single-camera setup. The synergy between the cast and the crew was simply magnificent at portraying the real world in the microcosm of a generic workspace, and that’s something I think is so rare in television.
For me, times passed beyond the days of “lol man i’m jim halpert he’s got me ughh” to growth and maturity, and I think it’s appropriate that the characters grew as well. I became distanced from them through my lack of being able to relate to a specific character, and I think that’s when my love of the show truly reached its peak. I was able to appreciate The Office wholistically, rather than how well it portrayed someone who I wanted to be.
And I think I caught on at just the right moment: when everything started to wind down from Season 7 until tonight. I think that’s when the writers had a sense of kicking things into overdrive for one last push, and what a ride it turned out to be. They executed the Finale perfectly. It was honestly a perfect episode. I may be biased, but I see no other way to send off such an amazing group of actors and actresses.
I want to say a personal thank you to The Office. Thank you for giving a young, hotheaded kid with dreams a reason to be inspired and hopeful. Thank you for letting this slightly older, hotheaded kid with dreams join you on such an amazing, amazing journey. And finally, thank you for doing it the right way.
If you’re going to sit there and watch a series finale with someone and you’ve never watched the series, please don’t sit there and ruin things by constantly asking questions of what’s going on, then having the nerve to get mad when you get asked to settle down.
I’m finally working on a story that I can write because I want to write it, not because I want to communicate a certain message or because it’s high time I wrote a damn short. I’m very excited and hopeful that this can turn into an enjoyable experience. I feel like I’m writing with purpose now, and there’s none of that “Ehh…” or “Ugh…” feeling whenever I think of working on the script.
Most of my script ideas die in the synopsis phase.
This one made it out of the synopsis phase.
Maybe I should learn to shut my mouth.
Internet high five to my bros because A CERTAIN SOMETHING THAT Y’ALL SHOULD CHECK OUT AGAIN hit 10,000 views.
|Jim:||I don't know what you want me to tell you, man. All I know is that every time I've been faced with a tough decision, there's only one thing that outweighs every other concern. One thing that will make you give up on everything you thought you knew. Every instinct. Every rational calculation.|
|Dwight:||Some sort of virus?|
|Jim:||Dwight, listen. No matter what happens, you gotta forget about the other stuff. You gotta forget about logic... and fear... and doubt. You just gotta do everything you can to get to the one woman who's gonna make all this worth it. At the end of the day, you gotta jump. You love Angela, Dwight. I think you always have.|
|Dwight:||...you're a good assistant, Jim.|
|Jim:||Not as good as you.|
|Dwight:||That's very true. Get the hell out of here.|