Potential New Addiction

I was just surfing the Internet and I came across this article linked from slashdot. I have to say that these little RC cars look very cool. I am not sure if I am going to buy one, but it is certainly something to keep in mind for the future. The ability to customize the car’s motors and bodies makes them extra fun. Now, I just need to form a league or other competition. Anyone interested in racing for "pink slips"?


What was up with the Patriot’s this weekend. Once more, their defense was anemic. What is there supposed defensive mastermind, Bill Bellicheck doing? Basically, the defense continued from where they left off in the Chiefs game. They were completely porous and were incapable of stopping the run. What happened to the defense to the defense from the first two games? Regardless, the team has to step it up on both sides of the ball or else they have no hope of going anywhere this season.

Battleground 1942

I was just surfing the ‘net tonight and I found a new online game that looks amazing. I am downloading it as we speak. Basically it is a multiplayer game set in WW2 that allows up to 64 players to play simultaneously. Players can control a huge range of craft including battleships, tanks, soldiers and others. Its system requirements are a bit high so my guess is that it won’t work on T20’s. Regardless, here is the link to the game’s page. Just be warned, the demo is 130m. in size so it might take a bit to download. I thank my lucky stars that my dsl connection has a download speed of 1.5m so it goes relatively fast.

Patriots vs. Chiefs

The Patriots game today was unbelievable. It was a dichotomy. In many respects particularly relating to defense and penalties, it was one of the worst games in recent memory; however from an offensive perspective it was much better. Yet even with this less than stellar showing they still managed to pull it out in the end. It was pretty much of a miracle IMO.

The reality is that the Patriots defense sucked. They were unable to stop Priest Holmes from running and gave up a huge number of pass in key situations. This looked like a completely different team than the one we saw during the previous two games. What was going on? Why the complete ineptitude after the superlative performance in the past? I have no idea, but they need to shape up because they cannot expect to win playing so poorly against tougher teams like the Dolphins.

XBox Games

I am a bit frustrated these days with the XBox. I am a huge fan of of the XBix, but have become annoyed about the lack of quality games for the platform. So many highly touted have been released and yet they all suck. Look at “Chase:Hollywood Stunt Driver,” “Terminator Dawn of Fate,” “Prisoner of War” or even “Dead to Rights.” I don’t get it. Does Microsoft not realize that these are bad games? (Side note: When I say bad games, I don’t mean games that I don’t like, but rather games that are just poorly designed and executed.) This entire situation is frustrating because I do have time to play games now and yet there is nothing to play on the XBox. Now, I know this is a relatively new system, but that is no excuse. There have been quite a few games released on the Gamecube that I have loved including: Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and the Star Wars game. These games are the only
that have held my attention over the last 3 months. (with the exception of online Halo which is a hack and not that reliable). Come on Microsoft your console is only as good as your games! Why is it that there are better games for the Nintendo? Is Nintendo better at developer relations/recruiting or is there something else going on here. I have no idea, but all I can say is that I am frustrated. Shelling out $300 for a platform that only has one decent game (Halo) is an incredible waste. Given the weak line up, it is amazing that the XBox has done as well as it has.

On the bright side, hopefully my XBox Live! beta pack should come in the next few days which will provide a whole new level of distraction. I think Live has the potential to completely change the XBox experience for the better and I am thrilled to try it out. I am planning on getting a couple of friends over after I have it set up to try it out.