Archives for November 2007

More Halo 3 Stats

Since I can’t actually, you know, play Halo 3 at the moment, I thought I’d dig back into my Halo 3 stats, revisiting sites I’ve already mentioned ( and check out what other services have popped up recently. I’ve got to get my fix somehow.

Earlier this month, BS Angel asks how many betrayals you average and then points to (You can see my meager stats here).

While both present fairly the same info, I’d have to say Halo 3 Junk presents it in a much cleaner and pleasing manner. I love that all of the “Best of” results for the various categories are clickable and they take you to the game where your exploits occurred. Very cool. I think Halo 3 Junk will be my site of choice for all my statistical analysis needs for the time being. And I promise I’ll lay off the Halo 3 stat posts until Query Spree make its return.

So back to the question at hand — how many betrayals do you average? I average 0.03. How about you?

Rockin’ Out

If the Flickr feeds I subscribe to are any indication, a lot of 360’ers are rocking out with Rock Band:

Rock Band

I’ve mentioned before that I never got into the whole Guitar Hero craze, but I have been feeling its pull for months now. If I could justify the 170 dollar price tag for Rock Band, I think I’d give it a try first. I could even play it now, gimpy with one hand. These vocal cords of mine are just dying to rock out!

I just need a good band name…

Back in business

This post has been brought to you pain-free, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Percocet.

We had a nice, lazy Thanksgiving holiday with the families. Lots of turkey and stuffing was consumed, lots of football was watched, and many naps were taken. I checked to see if I got lucky with the Amazon uber sale but was not lucky enough to get a cheap PS3. There’s always next year.

I didn’t get a chance to play many video games, as my new splint and wrapping are bulkier than what I had before the surgery. I got some Kongregate games in but that was about it.

I did have a chance to make it to the theater to take in Beowulf. We didn’t get to see the 3-D version (which I’ve heard is really cool) but I was pleasantly surprised with Beowulf. I went in with pretty low expectations but was routinely impressed with the great effects and engaging story. I don’t remember anything from reading the actual poem in highschool (heavily abridged if memory serves me correct) but I understand the basic moral of the story. Either way, I’d recommend Beowulf without reservation. A tad violent for the younger set, but otherwise a fun movie.

I’m now a week behind on my feeds and my emails, so now I’m going to work my way through the virtual pile of stuff. Time to get back to business. I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday break.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don’t forget: If you voted on Amazon’s deals, today is the first day to check if you were able to get in on Amazon’s Superdeals. Go check now!

He’s More Machine Now Than Man

I am slowly realizing my life-long dream of becoming a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 — I now have a plate and six screws holding my fifth metacarpal together. Next up will be my nano-machine upgrades. I can’t wait for those. Then I’ll get my robotic exoskeleton. There will be no stopping me after that!

I’ll be heading out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, but since I can’t disconnect completely, I’ll still be working on a few things:

  • I have a backlog of comments/email to reply to. If you’ve contacted me recently and I haven’t replied yet, I will! Promise!
  • I feel incomplete since I still haven’t played Mario Galaxy. Hopefully a guest post will be forthcoming from a friend who was in my cubicle yesterday, raving about how awesome it is. I can’t wait.
  • When I can finally get a grip on a 360 controller again, I’ll be putting Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect through their paces. I saw that Nat has been playing Assassin’s Creed, so hopefully he’ll give it a thumbs up.
  • Even though I haven’t played Halo 3 in a couple weeks, I can’t stop talking about it. The announcement of the new multiplayer maps is quite exciting. Hand, heal thyself!

I hope everyone has a good holiday weekend. There is plenty to be thankful for!