The King of Kong is a nice piece of documentary filmaking that really plays of the old underdog story so very nicely. The reason it works is the Underdog is a very likable guy and the champion is pretty much a jerk. The movie also delves deep into the arcade years and these arcade machines are just about two to three years before I learned of the wonders of the coinop. Of course I’ve played them all as they are indeed classics. Hollywood is already remaking this into a film so do yourself a favor, see the real story instead,
Archive for September, 2007
It’s premier week. It started last night with a better than usual family guy star wars edition, and continues tonight with nbc’s quasi scifi night of Chuck, HEROES, and Journeyman,
Wed has Bionic Woman and in two weeks Pushing Daisies. Bionic may actually be great since David Eick of BSG is producing. Let’s hope. What new shows will work, what will be gone in two weeks? Oh the fun of running a network.
I think its safe to say friday is going to be new peas comic day. I really like this once a week thing. It gives me the chance to get a few weeks ahead and usually the topics aren’t that current events related so that works in my favor. So until further notice Peas will have a new strip up every single friday. yeah! So what do long time peas readers think about the color online strips?
We have a super project about halfway done for Peas, and it will be quite affordable for those who are interested. Should be done sometime in the next month or so.
Had a good weekend. The Pirates lost, which sucked but got to go pick some apples, and watch some emmy’s and generally was pretty lazy which is nice now and again. Gearing up for a busy week. Tommorow we are going to see THEY MIght Be Giants. Should be a good show.
Now Watching: 2nd season of Extras
Now Playing, Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo Remix HD edition.
Now Reading Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis.
Been fooling around with my new PSP lite. Im pretty pleased so far. Haven’t had the chance to use the TV out yet since Im going to get those cables on Tuesday but everything is pretty shiny. The PSP like the DS just seems more fluid for me than the home consoles. I guess it’s a lot about the time you have to spend gaming. Just this morning I put in Darkstalkers and blew through the arcade mode in twenty minutes. It was fun, short and I won’t mind doing it again. Better than fifty odd hours blasting repetivite gangsters on a home console for sure. It seems most of my enjoyment is nostalgia driven as my list for psp games are basically all collections of eighties games and loco roco. And Im not even participating in the thriving homebrew scene for the PSP. And then on Xbox I basically just play the arcade games from my youth. Like Worms which was fine when it was on a 100 SNES and has no reason to need the power of the 400 360 Im playing it on now minus being online. Should Game companies be worried that more and more ‘casual’ games take up our time? You could go Nintendo’s route and go mini game crazy but that might be taking it to far. I havent hit the power button on my Wii since March when I finished Super Paper Mario. That probably makes all of you scrounging to get one pretty mad. I love the Wii but refuse to play what’s being released for it at the moment. With success hopefully there will still be some hardcore games coming our way. They don’t have to be epic, just not made for four year olds. Don’t get me wrong. There’s still great original games coming out. Bioshock just last week blew me away and Im gearing up for Eternal Sonata. We just need a little more freshness. And a little less rehash. O.k. Done ranting. Anyone want to play Worms?