Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Life:1 Gaming: 0

Gaming and Life, facing off here in the first game of the season... life snaps the ball, Gaming's defense looks strong but whats this? a Hail Mary pass! so early in the ballgame too... and its caught! he's going for it! He's at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10 TOUCHDOWN LIFE!!! Well Bill we weren't expecting life to score this early in the game, it is definitely upsetting to the fans as this was NOT an expect outcome so early in the season.

Sigh thats right friends, in the epic battle of life getting in the way of gaming, blogging, video production and other fun funneries, Life has put a big "1" up on the scoreboard.  Over the last few weeks my wife and I have been engaged in the process of selling one car and buying a different car which is never anything but a headache lol I've been working late a lot and on weekends along with us babysitting, going to family events and so on and so forth.  As a result almost all my blogging time has been eaten up, including having not spent much time on Mega Man 2... So please don't I'm like half way through the X series and just neglecting to blog :)

Another hurtle is finding decent video editing software.  I had a choice between Windows Movie Maker and AVS4YOU video editor which is basically like the part in Vegas Vacation when Clark goes up to the buffet and is confronted with two trays of gelatinous goo, one yellow and one blue and he says "Thats not Chicken" and the dude goes "you're right, this isn't chicken, THIS is chicken *switches signs between the blue and yellow* Want Some?" And then Eddie has "some of the yella" well anyway with these two editors I felt like Clark having to choose between blue slop and yellow slop lol either way it leaves you unsettled and not happy.  I'm rather the perfectionist in my video making.  I am picking it back up after about a 8 year hiatus of making anything what-so-ever.  As you can see my videos grew in quality at and exponential rate lol and I plan on them getting better and better.  I AM happy to announce that I have acquired the program that is the Rib-Eye Steak dinner to the gelatinous blue goo of Windows Movie Maker.  I have to give props to our reader Spittoon as he was instrumental in hooking me up with this software.  I have already used it to redo the intro at a higher quality and plan to start working on the next video tomorrow :)

I need to come clean with you guys about one last thing.  This is both a victory for gaming and a secret gaming guilty pleasure of mine that I have had for years but told few about.  If you think i've been celibate from video games altogether the last few weeks you are sorely mistaken.  I didn't have much time to sit down at the computer or console and play much but I whipped out the trusty old portable!  And I don't mean my DS or PSP, I've been playing my old friend, the Gameboy Advance SP.  Its been a life saver the last few weeks when I have been away from the house waiting, listening, searching etc. So now for the guilty pleasure part...  For the last few weeks, on my gameboy i've been playing... Pokemon!  I know I know I'm sorry! what am I TWELVE!?!?!?!?  I just love the game lol when you filter out the cartoons, card games and limitless merchandising over the years what it comes down to is actually a very fun solid game.  I'm almost to the end, its the "Leaf Green" version which is just the original game updated for the GBA funny thing is I've never beaten it but im super close, I know its not a Mega Man game and I dont know WHAT possessed me to pop it in and play again but... here I am lol

Well guys its good to be back posting again, I'm REALLY excited to get my next video made and posted.  I'm enjoying working with my new editing software a ton and I can't wait to share the results! In the mean time lets have a little fun, since I've spilled my guts about MY guilty gaming pleasure its the readers turn,  comment on this post and share your guilty gaming pleasure with us whether it be "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" on your little sister's computer or Dancing the night away on a DDR machine at your local arcade with the other sweaty nerds wearing tight black jeans and white tennis shoes.  Let us know how you got into it and what about the game keeps you coming back for more, and why you consider it a "guilty pleasure"