Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Excitebots is here!

So, Excitebots: Trick Racing is finally out. It seems to have been recieved well. It's gotten some fairly good reviews, a couple of so-so reviews, and at least one interesting one (to me at least). This being my first game to have done any work on, I find it all very exciting. I'm glad to see that it has gone over as well as it has. Here's hoping the momentum keeps up (I'll also except it if the momentum picks-up as well).

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monsters vs Aliens

Emily and I went to see Monsters vs Aliens the other night. As an animated children's movie I thought it was ok. It's very silly and makes some off the wall jokes. The story's pretty predictable and easy to follow. It's no Pixar movie but it does provide an enjoyable time.

We didn't see it in 3D, but there were some scenes that were in there solely to take advantage of the 3D technology (a paddle ball coming towards you and things like that). Emily doesn't get any extra enjoyment out of 3D movies and they cost a bit more than their 2D counterparts.

Emily couldn't get over the fact that the main character's head (the 49 foot woman) was proportionally larger than her body and no one else had the same affliction. I chalked it up to the animators trying to make her look "cute." My favorite parts were the parts that included Stephen Colbert playing as the president personally.

All in all, if you're a big 3D fan then go see it for that; but purely for the movie, I'd say it's worth renting if you have kids, but you're not missing much if you skip it.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

VGO progress

So a friend of mine at work hosts a party every year called the Video Game Olympics. A large group of us get together at a lodge for three days and do nothing but drink beer, eat food, and play video games. There are brackets and teams and trophies. TVs and projectors are set-up all over the place. It's pretty fun. Last year (the 2007 VGOs) I came in 10th and won Rookie of the Year, but this year I came in 1st in a two events (Wii Home Run Derby and Legends on Wrestlemania) and I think I have a good chance of coming in 2nd overall. It was a blast.