Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Who ya gonna call...

Well many a thing has happened over the past few days that I'd like to mention briefly.

First of all, still haven't decided if I'm gonna bite the bullet and get the Iphone. Many a good compelling argument, I'm just a wuss and don't want to spend $100.

Let's talk sports for a bit. Thank God the Lakers won, or should I say Phil Jackson won so I can stop saying I want the Lakers to win. 10 RINGS! I'm going to have to jump on the band wagon and say I think that Phil Jackson is, to date, the best NBA coach of all time. 10 championships! 6 with my beloved Bulls and 4 with the not so beloved Lakers. I think it's a testament to Mr. Jackson to reach the top with egos like Shag and Kobe then quit for 2 years and the come back and win 2 more. Even though I don't like Kobe Bryant much, anyone can see the punk from 4 years ago has change to a team leader under the hands of Phil Jackson. I even remember Phil say that he couldn't coach Kobe. I guess the break was all he needed to get enough strength to punch through Kobe's attitude. Phil's quote of his mentor, Red Holzman sums it all up, "Individual sacrifice for the good of the group." Congratulations Phil Jackson.

So I picked up Ghostbusters from the store today and I've played it for probably an hour now. I must say that I'm impressed with the game so far. I tend to enjoy games more when they have a story. A good story. So far the story coming from Ghostbusters is thoroughly enjoyable. I was a little bit dubious when I heard that Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis wrote the script. I wasn't sure how guys who write movies were going to be able to translate a script for video games. I think they did alright. More impressed with the fact that they got the original cast to do the voices of the characters.

Gameplay, it's 1st person shooter where, you guessed it, you use your proton pack to shoot ghosts and evil beasties. Of course there are upgrades you can buy for your pack like, you can reduce the stream wavering so it shoots more in a straight line. You can upgrade you PKU scanner and such. I like how you have to wear down the ghosts by hitting them constantly with the stream until they're a bit knocked down then you have to "wrangle" them by using the capture stream and work them toward the trap which you have to drop. My only negative is that it is easy to lose the trap when you throw it down. It's hard to see the guide light during game play when you have 3 or 4 streams flying about the room, and then you lose the ghost trying to find the trap. I'll talk about this more as I invest more time into the game.

I'm hoping to get some painting done sometime soon, I think my next project will be to finish my team tournament army from Adepticon 2 years ago. It's my pre-heresy Thousand Sons Space Marines. I'm going to have to retool my list as GW changed the damn codex again for the, oh I don't know, 12th time. When I get motivated to start that, or should I say finish that project I'll try and post some pics of my progress.

Motivation to paint right now is a rare commodity in Chicago right now.....maybe I can get some imported from Baltimore....


  1. Get off your ass and paint your sumbitch!!!

  2. Ahhh, I see my motivation arrived from Baltimore...funny I don't remember paying for express...