Monday, May 23, 2011

Portal 2 Co-op and LA Noire

Yes, I suck at making blog posts regularly.

Over the weekend, I finally played some Portal 2 co-op, and that shit
was pretty hot-- even if I only got to play for a couple hours. I even
bought and played a bit of LA Noire after reading all of the reviews
saying that it was the game to buy I you like games. Gotta admit, I
was going to pass it by until I heard that it was NOT GTA in the 40s.
And believe me, it's absolutely not that...and that's why I like it.
Also, it's easy to play with input from other people in the room.

My LA Noire review:

It's a good game, and you should buy it. 'Nuff said.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Comics and the 30something Geek

About 2 months ago, I broke up with my local comic store.  I just couldn't fucking take it anymore.  I had a hold slot (in-store subscription, if you didn't know) with these bastards, and they just kept failing to hold the books that I specified.  The worst part is that I only went to the damned place once every 40-50 days, so by the time I realized that they had missed a month (or two), I was already screwed.  I don't have time to try to hunt down back-issues, and I shouldn't friggin have to because you told me you'd hold the damned things for me!

So, screw them.  I broke up with them, but not before I heard about this awesome place called DCBS (Discount Comic Book're welcome for the plug).  Now, this is a service that was made for people like me -- no time to troll the comic store, no time to bs with people missing my damned books, and best of all, each and every book is deeply discounted.  Like, at least 40% off.  Yeah, I know -- it's stupid.

Now, I get Marvel, Image, and DC delivered to my front door every 2 weeks, and I'm saving ridiculous money even when you factor in the shipping charge (it's cheaper to get one package per month, but you also run a greater risk of the friggin internet spoiling a story for you).  Sure, I still visit a brick and mortar store (not the one I broke up with) to buy a few one-offs, but the vast majority of my comic dollar is spent at DCBS.

In closing, if you get comics, and you're not going through DCBS, you're wasting your money.

A Brand New Chapter, A Brand New Format

So, I was just reading this thing, never mind what it was, and it got me thinking about something: I might actually have something to say in this blog that's not slavishly tied to news and reviews about games, comics, etc. 

My own personal experiences with being an "Al Bundy" geek (get it?  'Married With Children'...remember that?  No, well screw you).  So, I'm married with children, I work a 9-5 which sometimes turns into a 9-midnight and beyond, and my free time is too important to waste on bullshit.  Whatever I'm spending my entertainment dollar on has to go that extra mile, or I'll get really friggin pissed.  To quote me, "I don't want to get 8 hours into a game only to find out that I just wasted 8 hours."

So, I'm going to type some of my opinions on shit in here, I'm going to curse needlessly, I may have a guest commentator or two...and most of all, maybe I'll end up helping someone avoid wasting their time on shitty entertainment.

Friday, February 04, 2011

It's Been Almost A Year

It's been a long time, but I've been busy with other, extremely worthwhile endeavors.  But my situation has changed, and I don't have the time I used to have, when I used to have it.  So, I'll be back here for a less structured approach.

That means, I can completely blow this out my @$$, and no one will get pissed at me.  Well, except for the three of you that keep coming back here, I guess.

I'll get you guys something to read in here real soon, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Rising From The Flames

There's a reason this blog is called Phoenix Ascension...

Stand by for the resurrection.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Se7en Rain

In other news, this is awesome.