Monday, August 28, 2006

ICandee's Top Five: Excuses Edition

Alright, alright, I haven't updated in a while. But I have a note from my mom excusing me from writing an entry in the last few days. In fact there are 5 good reasons I have not updated in a while, therefore may I present:

ICandee's Top Five Excuses For Not Posting a Blog Entry Recently

1. Texas Hold 'Em: This (!free!) Arcade game has been occupying what little time I've been on Live. I think it has something to do with the addictive quality of losing all your imaginary money. Reminds me of olden days when I would lose all my money in Monopoly but somehow the game still wouldn't end.

2. Blockbuster Online: I recently joined this online DVD rental club thing and let me tell you, if you join you will be frantically adding movies to your queue and watching them at light speed so that you can return them to get the next movies in said queue. Watching all those movies takes time that I would otherwise be on Live or writing for this here blog. I've been adding older movies to my queue for the most part, trying to remember ones I liked and/or scared the crap out of me when I was younger, i.e.-Freaky Friday (the good Jodie Foster version they used to show in school), Shag (filmed in Myrtle Beach where I used to go every year as a kid) and the Secret of NIMH which I still find horribly creepy. Which brings me to my next excuse...

3. Xanadu: OK, I remember seeing this movie on television when I was a kid so I decided to get it from Blockbuster Online. All I could remember about it was that Olivia Newton-John was in it and some guy rollerskates. Now that I've seen it again after all these years, all I can say is...actually there are no words. No wait, here's some words: Rollerskating, Michael Beck (who played the too cute leader of The Warriors) rollerskates and wears short-shorts while sporting a Farrah-do, Gene Kelly also rollerskates in this movie but in a tux (no short-shorts) and the most amazing end-of-movie number I've ever seen in my life (which includes: rollerskating, singing, dancing, costume changes and creepy 80's clothes and make up).

4. The Simpsons-Season Eight and Labor Day Visitors: Sorry, but when there's a new Simpsons season released on DVD, that's at least a week of watching every episode, then watching them again with commentary. (I am not ashamed, don't you judge me!) Plus, RuFfNeCk and Sean80 are coming down to spend Labor Day weekend here so I've been frantically trying to get my house in order. Yikes!

And last but not least:

5. Death Sucks: My grandmother died this past Thursday. I went to her funeral Saturday...Don't really have much to add about that.

So there you have it! ICandee's Top Fives Excuses For Not Posting In My Blog Recently or whatever the title of this thing is...yeesh...To help make up for it, here's that picture of Bob Ross again, he makes anyone feel better!

I'm off to make my rounds and see what y'all have been up to while I've been "away". Game on everyone!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mech-A-Lecka Hi, Mech-A-Hiney-Ho

ast night was the TehBias Night of the Hound...Chromehounds that is, where we are losing the war but kicking butt wherever we can. I got a chance to try out the machine guns on my hound and oh baby, it was sweet. I come from the gaming school of philosophy that says "A lot of bullets at one time is better". If I can run around spraying bullets, I'm a happy lady! Of course in Chromehounds, you don't really "run" anywhere. Currently I believe Sweet Pea (my pretty in pink hound) has a speed of 144, but I'll be darned if I've ever seen her get that fast. It tends to cause a problem when you're in J-3 and your Commander is telling you to get to A-2 to help your guys out (sorry Sean!).

But it was fun and I did get the chance to use my combo of machine guns and a grenade launcher. I need more of those I think...Can you have too many machine guns and grenade launchers? Never I say! Never!!!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Everybody Was Kung Fu Writing...Hah!

Do you know, that yesterday I found an "article" written by an ignorant person regarding the Xbox 360. (If you were out and about yesterday, you probably read it too) So I immediately wrote a response of sorts here at ICandee, You Game which took me a good hour and a half last night. As I was finishing up and going to proof read, my browser froze and you guessed it, I had not saved a draft. So an hour and a half's work, all of my witty remarks and funny bits...dead....gone...I'm only telling you this so that someone out there knows that they could have been reading a very long, very funny, very right and true response to ignorance by yours truly (believe me, it was good too) and now that opportunity is gone forever...mainly because I have no desire to write it all over again and it's never any good the second time you write it anyway. Sorry y'all!

In happier news, my gaming "meh"-ness of epic proportions may be ending! Call out the trumpets, light the fireworks, never trust a big butt and a smile...I've been playing GRAW! Woo hoo! And if you've read Jay's latest post, I think I just found a reason to clean the weeds from my town in Animal Crossing...dear God, help us all...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

ICandee's Top Five: Blog Edition

I decided it was time for another Top Five entry and here it is: my current top five blogs. Now, I know here at Spaces we have many many many many many many excellent blogs and if this were a Top 100 Blog List, everyone I visit here on a regular basis would be on it. But this is a Top Five (I don't make the rules you know) so I've picked 2 well known industry blogs, one news blog, one Spaces blog and one blog that isn't a blog at all. These are 5 blog-ish type sites that I make a point to visit almost every day. Welcome to the madness...

ICandee's Top Five Blogs

1. Tim Schafer at Double Fine: This blog is technically a "news" area for the company that brought you Psychonauts, written by the man that brought you Grim Fandango. But I must say that Tim Schafer continues to make me laugh out loud and sometimes even cry in uncontrollable guffaws while reading his news blog. I check for updates every day.

2. Jay at The FNG-Spot: Jay has a really well rounded blog including gaming news, his own adventures in life and gaming and a lot of top secret information on products coming out for various consoles. Sometimes I visit just to see what his gamer score has risen to over any given day. :P It also helps that he is a truly nice guy. Yay Jay!

3. Matthew at Tech News and Blues: This is a news site done in blog format that includes anything techie right down to computers, movie reviews and commentaries on the game industry. Matthew and the gang over at Tech News and Blues always seem to have their finger on the pulse of what's currently going on and there's always something interesting to read over there. They also have podcasts available for your listening pleasure.

4. CliffyB at If you don't know who Cliffy B is, you need to leave right wait, come back! I always really enjoy reading the blogs of industry people, mainly because these are the people that give us Bottom Feeders our fix (read: games) and it's nice to know what goes on in their heads...sometimes. It also gives you the feeling that they're just like us...sort of. Cliffy B (who brought us Unreal and will be bringing on the Gears soon, woo hoo!) is a gamer that makes games. His blog is an interesting mix of what's going on in the industry, what he's working on, what he's playing and he even provides advice on getting into the industry.

5. Gordon Frohman at Concerned: OK, this isn't a blog but for anyone that has played Half Life 2 or knows anything about the game, they need to be a regular reader of this comic.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

Well, well, well...G4's trying to discuss something video game related. *gasp* Check out this clip from "Attack of the Show" in which Adam Sessler (X-Play), Mark Friedler (CEO, Game Daily) and (wait for it...) Jack Thompson, Arch Nemesis of Video Games, discuss the subject "Too Much Violence In Video Games?" I was interested in seeing this clip until Adam Sessler said, "I'm rubber and you're glue" to which Jack Thompson replied, "Up your nose with a rubber hose". Kevin at that point started freaking out, "yada yada yada" and then he begged Lydia to come back on screen to show off her latest top that shrunk in the wash as she sweetly made some inappropriate sexual innuendo so that viewers would forget the "we got nowhere, what a waste of time" roundtable discussion with Larry, Moe, Curly and the Jack Thompson. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 5, 2006

"Obey The Fist"

Where were we? Oh right: E3 will no longer allow us Bottom Feeders to play their reindeer games, I'm stuck at some catapillar boss in Super Princess Peach *pause for laughter*, the new Spaces/Windows/Live/Blog/Friends List Thing-A-Ma-Roo is starting to freak me out and Heath Ledger is the Joker. Hmmm...quite the eventful few days I must say...So then, we are all caught up...

Oh yeah, I have been a little absent from Spaces as well as Live, have I not? Well darlings, part of that is due to a general "meh" about games in general lately but the main reason is me running around trying to get my house in presentable order for the pitter patter of little feet that will join my household at the end of month. Actually, I should say big feet as Sean80 and RuFfNeCk are coming for a visit during Labor Day weekend. Woo hoo! We are planning to meet up with some other TehBias-ers while they're here as there are a few that live around the area.

I did try the Street Fighter demo out and after playing a couple of rounds and never getting one hit on the computer decided against purchasing the full version. Ah well, can't win them all!

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

You Ain't Nothin But a Chromehound

Well well well, we have a new look around here it seems...interesting. It's not bad at all now that I'm really looking at it. Of course, I use Firefox so what I'm looking at is probably nothing like what everyone else is seeing so let's change the subject before you really think I'm coo-coo.

In other news, I give you...Chromehounds! The game that has taken TehBias by the throat and shaken it around for the past week or so. I finally gave in and bought it. Single player doesn't do much for me but the online...wowowowow. If anyone sees a hot pink hound running around with just about 10 guns attached to it, that would be me...and you should run away...quickly.
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