Media Play has a bunch of games for $8.99 a piece (but apparently not online). Not just crappy, years-old sports games, either. I’m thinking about picking up Eternal Darkness (Gamecube) and X-Men Legends (Xbox). Not too shabby for less than twenty bucks.
Archives for December 2005
The past couple weeks haven’t really been conducive to a lot of video gaming, but I’ve been able to get a little gaming in when I can. The game I’m playing the most right now is Far Cry: Instincts for the Xbox. I never played the PC version but the Xbox version is a lot of fun. I’m just playing the single player right now but if I have enough time before the rental runs out, I want to give it a whirl online as well.
I’m still playing a lot of Mario Kart DS. I haven’t been online as much lately (I’m trying to unlock everything) I still try to get on a couple nights a week to see if anyone else is on. So far I’ve only played one “Friends” match, but I’m still on the lookout!
Aside from those two, I still try to get a little Metroid Pinball in, a little Halo 2 (I’m looking forward to the playlist update) and I’m going back to my stack of games. Next up is Metroid Prime 2. I’ve also been neglecting Guild Wars.
I wish I had more hours in a day!
That’s right, sports fans, I will invoke Bill Goldberg. That’s basically what the Buckeyes are saying right now. Three of the past four Fiesta Bowls have featured the Buckeyes. It’s become their personal wood shed, where they take the opposition out to put the wood to. In 2004, the Buckeyes dismantled the
cowboys of Oklahoma State Wildcats of Kansas State. 2003’s Fiesta Bowl was the best football game I have ever witnessed, EVER. This year’s bowl looks like it will be shaping up for another classic.
First I wanted to say I still think the BCS is a sham. How an 8-4 team can play in one of the four BCS bowls (arguably the four “best” bowl games) when Oregon, Auburn, and countless other teams with better records, that have beat better teams, and could probably beat Florida State. That being said, I was impressed with FSU against Va. Tech. I’ve said all along that VT was overrated and I was glad FSU beat them convincingly. Hopefully now we can officially get of the Vick bandwagon (Mike is an average NFL QB, Marcus won’t fare any better).
It’s clear that Texas and USC are the two best teams in the country. That much we already know. I’m still mulling over who I think wins that game. Right now I’m going with Texas, but that may change. I will say that if Reggie Bush doesn’t win the Heisman then I will have lost all faith in humanity. As for the other bowls – the Georgia/West Virginia Sugar Bowl doesn’t interest me. Georgia will win big. FSU/Penn State is intriguing mostly because of the coaches. If you would have asked me who would win this game last week, I wouldn’t hestitate saying Penn State would. After watching Florida State last night, I’m not so sure. This is a toss up. Penn State’s defense is tough and that’s what I think will be the difference. Penn State by a field goal.
So we come to the Fiest Bowl. I may be biased, but outside of the Rose Bowl, this bowl has the best matchup. Two storied programs, two teams one (or two) plays away from greatness. Notre Dame and wunderkind Brady Quinn are in for a shock. I think Quinn, being from Columbus, will have a big target on his back. I don’t think many fans are bitter he went to Notre Dame but the players may feel different. He’ll be harassed all day long by Hawk and Schlegel. OSU’s defense will dominate. I don’t think Notre Dame’s defense will be able to stop OSU’s offense. Troy Smith will play big and I predict that Ted Ginn Jr. will break something big. Maybe a punt, maybe a long pass. I think they will be more than Notre Dame can handle. Write it down – OSU wins big.
Fear the spear.
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Update: I was pleasantly surprised at the turn out of this, the last Carnival of 2005. The guys at TGC did a great job, hopefully they’ll be up for another round in the future. The next Carnival stop is at Kill Ten Rats. After that, the schedule is wide open. Are you interested? Drop me a line!