Guitar Hero: What have I done?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

I may have rocked so hard that I've hurt myself.

For some stupid reason, I though it would be a good idea to pick up Guitar Hero III for the Wii. It was almost 50% off by the time I was done with my order.

For the longest time I had scoffed at GH, but I always burned with the secret shame of envy. The rhythm mini-games in RayMan Raving Rabbids was just too much fun. Luckily, the GH entry point was too high. Unfortunately, that couldn’t hold out forever. The awesome Gizmodo pointed out an extremely short run sale on Amazon. I got approval and popped it in my cart. To my surprise, I had a $17.01 gift certificate in my account for which I have no explanation. With my Amazon Prime membership, it arrived disturbingly fast.

After a few minutes of unboxing and setup, I was plunking away at the tutorial. After a few hours of straight play, I got my first five star rating on easy.

This will be a very bad thing.

Playing with myself.

Friday, June 15th, 2007

While blogging on my MBP is quite the pleasant experience, point and click typing on the Wii is as much fun as a laser pointer and a cat. Normally this would be loads of fun, but my cat is fat and slow. In the case of Wii blogging, its more slow than fat. Immensely frustrating is the built in dictionary that wants to add a ‘com’ at the end of each sentence.

While I’ll never be able to live blog from the Wii, the U.S. release of the DS browser will make any hotspot a potential blogging location. The dual screens make it easy to tap and read at the same time.

Granted once we have the iphone live blogging will really come into its own. Snapshots and video from the built in camera and the Safari browser will make it almost too easy. Who will be the first to have an iphone optimized portal? You’ll even be able to pull in location data to tell where you are writing from.

In the end, do we really need blogging to be easier? My own hypocritical stance against blogging says no, but my gadget lust says ‘f*$% yeah!’

blogged on a Wii.