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  • Listening to: Infendo Radio
  • Reading: Hot and Sweaty Rex (best book ever)
  • Watching: Jurassic Park
  • Playing: WoW
  • Eating: Cake
  • Drinking: Milk
Yep, it's my 19th birthday today.
  • Listening to: Straight Outta Lynwood
  • Reading: Jurassic Park (again)
  • Watching: Lost
  • Playing: Okami
  • Eating: Hot Pockets
  • Drinking: Milk
Hello, just thought Id give all my faithful watchers a tip from a Gamecrazy insider (me). Tomorrow, Friday the 20t, my store, as well as all the Gamecrazy' in Oregon are taking Wii Preorders. I think this is nationwide but im not quite sure. So Id be there if ya missed the first round of preorders. I got mine early cuz Im an employee. :)
  • Listening to: Straight Outta Lynwood
  • Reading: Jurassic Park (again)
  • Watching: Lost
  • Playing: Okami
  • Eating: Hot Pockets
  • Drinking: Milk
Hi y'all, I posted a thing on power in video games on my webcomic's page tipofthesword.deviantart.com and I liked how it turned out that I'm makin' a journal about it. If you like it, tough beans.


Now let's talk about power, and what it means to video games. The first reaction most people have is that power means better graphics. And while graphics are an important part of a game for immersiveness, there is plenty more that power can do for us in other ways. A good example of the PS3's power in action is here. [link] Great physics can definately help the gameplay quite a bit, (Half-Life 2).
And even though people recently have been saying you gotta change the way ya play to innovate, and that we can't just keep upping power, power can have a huge impact on innovation and create whole new ways to play, perhaps even more so than a new control scheme. One example of a brand new innovative element created by power is Super Mario 64, it pushed the boundries because it could, because the new N64 hardware allowed it to do just that when the Super Nintendo couldn't dream of that kinda power. Another great example is GTA3, despite its critics, it was a revolutionary, innovative, and fun new game that simple could not have been done before the PS2 because hardware wouldn't allow it. The reason I'm sayin' this is because many gamers have been a bit uppity about certain developers just trying to power up their system for great graphics. And that other systems are sacrificing power for innovation. And while the Wii is great and inovative. It will be restricted by its technical limitations and won't be able to do some of the things we've already seen the more powerful systems do. i.e. the vast open endedness of Oblivion. Thank you for listening *gets off soap box*
Just thought id put something more cheery on my front page then my last journal.
I regret to say that last Saturday, my 82 year old Grandmother passed away, I went to her funeral last thursday and it was quite sad, thats pretty much it, she will be missed.
To the two people who read my journals
Me and my friend have started a webcomic, we have three out so far and will release a new one every other day. Everyone Ive talked to really liked them, so please check them out and tell me what you think. they are on deviantart and will soon be on an actual website as well. Im very excited about all this. Heres the link. tipofthesword.deviantart.com
I just recently found a new way to waste away my time-webcomics, they rock. I never got into them before cuz my internet sucked but now its better. two webcomics I really like are Altermeta www.altermeta.com and El Goonish Shive www.elgoonishshive.com . sadly, it seems that there will be no more Altermeta for a while though due to technical difficulties, but there is  a bunch that have already been made. and El Goonish Shive has been every day for the past four years and is still updated so you can spend much time on that. If you have any more good webcomics with story and humor tell me plz
Sorry about the last journal, I wasnt thinking clearly, Im back to normal now.
Love sucks.
This is my Cleveland, Ohio wrap-up, I am leaving Wednesday back for stupid Bend, Oregon where most likely :iconpycoshocker: has stolen my PS2. But lets not talk about that, lets talk about my trip, specifically- CEDAR POINT!!!! The number one rated theme park on the planet. It was incredible Id love to tell you all the rides but Ill just talk about a few. Top Thrill Dragster- Imagine a roller coaster, now take it and make it go around a half mile loop kinda like a Nascar shape, then imagine taking half of the loop and sticking it vertically in the air so you go straight, 90 degrees upward over a crest at 450 ft in the air and straight 90 degrees down with a corkscrew. Now, make it accelerate you from dead stop to 120 mph (the faster roller coaster IN THE WORLD) in about 1/15th of a mile, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then there is the Millenium Force, nothing to that, only the #1 rated steel roller coaster in the world. Oh and the Raptor, which not only has the sweetest name but is also incredibly fun and fast. And I met a guy in line who had ridden the Raptor 4005 f***ing times. And much, much more. It wouldve been perfect except for the 100 degree heat with 100% humidity (no exaggeration) the long lines for the raptor, MF and TTD, (in the Raptor line, the lady in front of me passed out from the heat). And the FREAKING EXPENSIVE FOOD was retarded. It was 3 freakin dollars for a freakin bottle of freakin water, other than that, it was great! Also in my trip I visited my gram and gramps (my grams not doin well) and my aunties and uncles who often drank a bit of beer, and my cousins who idolize me ( I won them some cool prizes with my amazing skill of looking thinner than i really am) and a spider just came down from the ceiling on me while i was typing, and I swam in the lake behind my aunts house and had a grand old holiday. And right now, lets have a moment of silence for those who have never left Oregon and therefore have never been to a real theme park, *cough* pycoshocker *cough* So there is my story, deal with it.
Hello all, I recently arrived in Ohio, and due to inconveniant flight times, I have now been without sleep for 35 hours. I am TIRED, but luckily my aunt has internet so i can still do internet stuff while here.  One interesting thing is on the plane ride I sat next to someone from Youngstown, which, if I am not mistaken, is where Albino Lombax is from. The reason I am here is because i am visiting my family, mainly my grandma, who has Alziemers, and whose health is deteriorating. Its kinda sad and this may be the last time i get to visit her. Also while I am here I will be making a trip to Cedar Point, which is praised by critics as the best amusement park in the world, last time i went there, i won a 15 foot stuffed rattlesnake for only 5 dollars worth of tokens. Anyway, its bedtime and now im goi-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Hello, I just got back from Washington state today after two weeks. The first week i spent in Seattle to visit my many relatives there, I also went to Redmond to check out Digipen, and i even went to Nintendo of america,( I didnt get in, cuz the door had a little card scanner. Also i got completely lost in the HUGE microsoft complex that completely envelops digipen and nintendo. Then I went over to Spokane and built a church for a week, I got a very nice tan.
Yay, today is my 17th birthday and i am as happy as a really happy clam. Hee hee, I went to a good italian restaurant and got Burnout 3 for the PS2 which is very fun. On saturday im going to see Star Wars with a bunch of friends and Tara, you can come too. then we are all going to my house for an all night gaming marathon.  So thats it.

Other things happening today:

New Star Wars Released (almost all of them came out on my B-day)
Day 2 of E3 (they showed off the new Ratchet, Jak, Sly, and Zelda today)
And the apocalypse as fortold by Homer Simpson. (better get a ballon and get to a high spot so God can reach you easier)