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Blu Ray Prices January 28, 2009

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I like the quality and everything else a Blu-Ray disc offers but the prices for these things sucks. Because,

  • Upscaling of DVDs already look pretty damn good
  • Price disparity (i.e. Best Buy price for The Dark Knight is $33 and Sig Electronics price is $22 for the same disc!)
  • I have free options available… (or $5 a disc options available)

Ultimately, these prices have to come down. Until then, I’m gonna be super picky about the discs that I buy.

Linkages

Blu-Ray Disc Association: http://www.blu-ray.com/

Best Buy Price: http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFSM2158409&catid=24099&logon=&langid=EN

Sig Electronics Price: http://www.sigelectronics.com/SIG/Blu-ray-Disc-The-Dark-Knight

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Esso Spelling January 24, 2009

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This was the sign the genius’ at my local Esso posted on the gas pump. Terrible for the following reasons:

  • Clearly they should have written “debit” instead of “bebit”, too bad life does not have spell check.
  • It’s freezing outside the extra time, due to walking to the cashier, could be spent being warm.
  • How the hell would they really let debit go down?

Despite my F- grade, I still go there regularly since it is ridiculously close to home.

Full size picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34644344@N05/3221172777/in/set-72157612922380038/

Watchmen (book) January 23, 2009

Posted by huymix in Books.
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Ultimately, this book was overhyped, its ok but I could have spent my time doing something way more enjoyable than reading this. Here’s why:

  • Art was not very interesting, I think the heavy amount of text tried to compensate for the uninteresting art direction.
  • Story drags on and on… I can appreciate some insight to these characters, but my god after awhile I just could not care any less.
  • Conclusion and motivation made no damned sense. For the smartest man in the world, his whole plan was pretty poor.

I guess, I read this because the movie was coming and the good word of mouth. The time for this book has passed.

Btw, Rorschach rules.

Links

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen

Watchmen Official Movie: http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/

Pan’s Labyrinth January 20, 2009

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Pan’s Labyrinth

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This movie is amazing, I would put this as my all-time #1 for all movies. It’s awesome because:

  • The music is moody and fits
  • The art direction is unique
  • Pale Man is probably one of the scariest things I’ve seen ever

You have to watch this film.

Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction January 18, 2009

Posted by huymix in Videogames.
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This is my score

This is my score

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Tools of Destruction

¬†First review and its for something pretty good. Here’s why:

  • Characters and environments are fun to listen to and look at.
  • It’s finishable with a solid amount of playtime.
  • I got it for $17…