Fri, 11 Apr 2008 20:08:00
Things I meant to post over the last week
1. The Swayze is responding well to treatment. Go Swayze. It’s time to not be nice to that cancer.
2. Bret and the girls wrecked the house they were staying in, and VH1 didn’t bother to buy the promised insurance. Gee, what a surprise. VH1 is an irresponsible organization and those whores have about as much respect for property as they do for themselves. Oh and Bret Michaels is a douchebag.
3. Is PC gaming dead? Hell yes it is. I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: PC gaming is a never-ending cycle of upgrades and driver problems. Every two or three years, the latest and greatest game will require a new graphics card. The high end is always brutal, cost-wise. $500 bucks. A really good latest-gen upper midrange card goes about $200-$250. Budget cards worth buying are $175.
On the off years when you aren’t upgrading video cards, you need to upgrade your CPU to keep up with the video card you plan to get next year. And every so often you’ll need a new motherboard. And fans will burn out. Power supplies go bad. Your entire PC will be replaced a part at a time over a three-to-five year lifespan, and while you can build a rig for a grand, if you want a good rig you’ll be spending about two grand. Or just buy a whole new rig every three years. For $2000.
OR...you could buy an Xbox 360 for $250-$400 (depending on the model) and be done with it. Add in a second controller and a year of Xbox Live and you still can’t break $700. Done and dusted. The games rock. If online is your thing there is no better matchmaking right now than Live. It’s simple, easy, and like they always say about Macs, it just works. Except for the red rings of death. But they’re doing what they can to make good on those problems.
Maybe the PS3 is more your speed. Do it. It’s the best Blu-Ray player around right now, and you get to play MGS and SOCOM. I’m not dying for a PS3, but when we get an HD TV, I may look at it just for the movie capability. And SOCOM. :)
4. Brokeback Mountain is a shit film, regardless of its alleged social import. Rann nails the very exact thing that I complained about when I first saw it: These are two lying pieces of shit who destroyed their families because they were too cowardly to be who they were. The fact that they are gay is not a reason to justify that they are lying cheaters. They are not heroes, and the movie did nothing to frame gay people as normal in the minds of AJMG (Average Joe Movie Goer). Plus it was plodding, boring, an hour too long and slower than dial-up internet access. It was poorly directed and poorly edited. Fuck Brokeback Mountain.
Posted by JimK at 08:08 PM on April 11, 2008
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