RRoD

My Xbox 360 has finally joined it’s brethren in the land of the lost.  We’ve had a lot of good memories she and I, playing Halo 3 single player straight through after picking it up on midnight release.  We crushed the Covenant and fought back the Flood together.  It was like I was the Master Chief and she was my Cortana.

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Day 0:  The furthest point

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…  Just like the unforgettable opening verse to John Denver’s Leaving on a Jet Plane.  It’s 6:00 a.m. EST Sunday March 22, 2009 and I need to be at the airport in one hour.

Domestic China FlightI’ve now been up for 20 hours hoping that by forcing my body to stay awake I can knock my internal clock off kilter and adjust to the 12 hour time difference more easily.  My gravest mistake was forgetting what it felt like to stay awake for so long.  As a child, It was common practice to stay up for three days straight, doing nothing but playing video games, pokemon and magic cards.  This caused no ill effects and was actually quite thrilling, especially after catching your second, third, fourth of fifth wind and feeling like you just woke up from a deep slumber.

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Arguably the best Super Mario Bros. game on NES, Super Mario Bros. 3 had fantastic music.  Alas, I never knew it could be made superior with the addition of some  skilled drum beats.  Check out this awesome video of uber-drummer Andre Avadrucci and his SUPER drum medley (his caps not mine).

Don’t forget to check out his other drum medleys, as they’re all equally awesome.

[http://www.andreavadrucci.com/]

Ghostbusters.

Wait, wtf?

 

I was terrified yesterday when I read about ActiBlizz’s (Activision-Blizzard conglomerate) latest release schedule not including the new Ghostbusters Video Game.
My all-knowing Kotaku overlords have informed me otherwise, with this reassuring quote from Sierra’s PR team: “It is not cancelled and will not be canceled.”

Phew… Close call.