Once upon a time I was quite the video game player. I mention this because i know that at least two readers of this blog (Chris and Todd) are avid players. It occurred to me the other day that I have not played any video games in close to a year. And really it has been about two years since I have really looked forward to playing video games. I wonder how this happened. I sure as hell have not grown out of them. I mean at 27 years old I still watch cartoons on an almost daily basis, so I still enjoy many of the things I did when I was younger. The last game I ws really into a video game was Grand theft Auto San Andreas. For those not familiar with the GTA franchise it is basically a story in which your character commits various crimes to accomplish various tasks. It was a great game but a little too long for my tastes. I was at 40 hours of playing over the course of about 4 months before i had enough and stopped playing. I was in my mid twenties and was using every cheat code I could get my hands on and still could not beat the game. To me no video game should require more than about 15-20 hours to beat it the first time through. Otherwise it turns into a part time job.
My next beef is with the next gen consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii). Simply put, they are too dammed expensive. I just can not justify paying close to $600 for a video game console. I know the Wii is cheaper but the graphics aren't as good. I mean the money for some of these systems is as much as full blown desktop PC. When the price gets down into the $300 range i may reconsider but for now i am going to have to swear off video games. Which is unfortunate because i do miss them.
I will end this portion of the blog with a quote:
"WE GOIN PLAY A LOTTA GAMES!!!!"
Most people won't understand that quote but i know at least 2 people that will. LOL
Whats old is new...
I mention this because i just saw "Live free, Die Hard" on Friday. The return of the role that made Bruce Willis an action star and helped to redefine action movies as a whole. With this movie i think the trifecta is now complete. By that i mean all the 80's stars have returned. Terminator 3 -> Rocky Balboa -> Die Hard. In 2000 the concept of another sequel to any of these movies seemed completely ridiculous. I mean for god's sake Sly Stallone is 60 years old. What the fuck is he doing in the ring. But 2 his credit Rocky Balboa is a good movie. Terminator 3 is also a great movie (I think i might actually like it more than the 2nd, which is crazy to some people). And Live free, Die Hard is also a fantastic action movie.
With out giving away too many spoilers Live free, Die Hard is about cyber terrorism. Now, i know enough about computers to know a good percent of the techno-babble that's spoken in this movie is complete bullshit!!! But, from beginning to end the action in this movie is amazing. If you are looking for a good action movie go see it.
I am left wondering who is the next 80s/90s action star who is going to make a comeback? I am thinking Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in Blood Sport 2 (This time its personal!!!!!) LOL.
Next week... Visiting relatives.