Friday, January 21, 2011


I can't recall the moment or age I was aware that dreams could be something I might be able to control.  Maybe I never did, but simply thought I could?  Either way my son said something to my wife a couple nights ago that stunned her, and again he repeated it to me when I tucked him in for the evening...

"I want to dream about Super Heroes, or maybe I want to dream about being a Super Hero.  I think that because I'm talking about it, my brain will make me dream about it!"

What the fuck?!?  I swear to god some of the things that come out of his mouth are far more profound than what I said at his age.  Hell, I'm not even sure I had some of the thoughts he has.  I mean, he's FOUR!

I'm thinking we'll change his name to RenĂ© Descartes Joy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dance Central...rhythm, you've got it or you don't that's a fallacy!

Santa graced us this year with a bevy of goodies (we've all been very good), but one stood out as the apparent crowd pleaser for family.  The gift that keeps on giving:

This was and remains the best use of the Kinect so far.  When I played it at E3 I quickly realized something, Microsoft Game Studio's is NOT representing the technology with their offerings of Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, & Joyride.  Simply put, those titles are all gimmicky and limited in their presentation, while Dance Central excells.  I have to say, it doesn't look too good when your 3rd Party Partners are churning out better product.  Either they aren't concerned, or simply don't have a grip on their own tech.  Either way, Dance Central wins...everything else fails, miserably.

At any rate, we can all jump up, Dance well (some of us anyhow), and have a blast doing it.  Jayton is already Dancing solo and scoring 3-Star Performances (he gets his rhythm from me).

I guess what I'm saying shouldn't come as a surprise, but we love our rhythm games.  We're not awesome at them, we don't push ourselves to blaze through Black Dahlia's "Murder" on Expert Drums...I mean, that's just lunacy!

I suppose we simply enjoy the casual flavor that many of these games offer.  Sure, they can be destroyed through practice and tenacity, but the accessibility of the game to gamers of varied skill levels is truly where the joy comes in.

Anyhow...this was a shitty blog and I'm ready to call it a day.  G'night ladies and gentlemen!