I’m really not trying to ignore you. I’m just super busy right now. I will leave this for you to watch since many of you may be tired from 5 days straight of Rock Band. You still have a long way to go to catch this guy.
School Kids Make Me Jealous
So I’ve had a fun couple of days down here in Florida playing with my sister-in-law’s kids. We’ve been staying up until like 2 am drinking coffee (don’t tell their mom), eating pizza, playing Wii, and talking trash about our skills.Â It doesn’t hurt that the weather is perfect, so during the day we can go outside and hang out.
But all that ends tomorrow.Â For me anyway.Â Tomorrow it’s going to get really cold (in the 60s), and they are all going to the zoo.Â That sucks.Â For me anyway.Â I have to work.Â And it’s worse when you work remotely, because at least when you have an office to go to you can forget about the fun everybody else is having on your drive to work and see a bunch of other people who are at work while all the kids are having fun.
Those kids better be ready for some Rock Band tomorrow night…it’s on!
Thinking Games Useful For Corporations
Most video games hold my attention for about 3 hours. That’s not 3 hours at a time, that’s 3 hours total. The one exception is strategy games, which I can play into the wee hours of the night. Civilization is my all-time favorite, mostly because it absolutely destroys me, but there are several other “thinking” games out there, and now they are being used to do good instead of evil–unless of course you find corporations evil, in which case they continue to do evil.Â Then again, that probably makes you a communist, so evil in your eyes is probably good in mine.
Now video games are making their way into corporations. These â€œserious gamesâ€â€”the term thatâ€™s been kicking around the last few years to describe games that are learning toolsâ€”use the same technology as the latest PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 titles, but theyâ€™re not targeted at Doritos-munching 14-year-olds
Oh yeah…Rock Band 2 Comes out in September.
T Minus Eleven Days
Until Rock Band for Wii is released. I’m so looking forward to the hours I’m sure to lose learning to play the drums. I’ve been getting amped up for this release by watching guys who are good at it play on YouTube–the ultimate in dorkdom.
I’ve always heard that Neil Peart of Rush is an amazing drummer, but I never fully understood why until I was able to watch what it takes to play Tom Sawyer on Rock Band. This guy is good–and it’s cool the way he has the cameras set up so you can see the foot pedal, drum pads, and the screen at the same time.
Life Changing Event Today
I played Rock Band.
Yeah, I’m old…didn’t even know this game existed, or didn’t pay attention when I saw something about it. Either way, this game rocks. I’ve never understood Guitar Hero. Even my buddy who introduced me to Rock Band says Guitar Hero is boring. I can play a little bit, so it never made sense to get a game to fake play guitar.
But a chance to fake play the drums? Now that’s a different story. I SUCK at playing real drums. Well, actually I suck at playing Rock Band drums too, but oh well. I am so glad I don’t own an XBox 360 or I’d have to go out and buy this game immediately.
I don’t know what the GTA IV hype is all about. Everyone is saying it’s the best game ever. It must be pretty damn good if this is coming from people who have played Rock Band.