Hello again. Long time no blog. Hate to say it but I kind of forgot that tumblr existed…
I’m at work so I will have to make this update short. Christmas has come and gone and I got my Kinect. I love it. Dance central is so much fun, and I also got Your shape: Fitness evolved and it is quite enjoyable. I’m trying to make a routine of working out in the mornings with it, I find that 5 routines works out to be about 30-45 minutes and gets the heart rate going, but my will power is lacking when it comes to getting out of bed early on a cold morning.
I feel like I am bias against the kinect because I love it so much (I named mine Hal, we’ve bonded) but I have to admit there are some criticisms. You need a lot of space to play comfortably, and I have not yet found someone with a kinect that has this kind of space. I am going to eventually get a wall mount which I’m hoping will help with the space issue (and the next issue which I will get to in a moment), but I still need to move the couch to play and when dancing my little heart out I frequently kick the radiator behind me, resulting in my cat having a heart attack and lurking around the radiator all puffed up for 10 minutes. The second issue I have is that sometimes it doesn’t detect things as well as I’d like them too, in particular when I raise my arms. The good part to this is that once recalibrated, it works fine, but it’s really annoying to have to recalibrate it. But besides these minor issues I am venting about, I am still in love with my hal, please don’t tell him I was complaining about him he gets really hurt feelings, and then he tries to turn off the oxygen in the home…
Speaking of the Kinect though I was lucky enough to be invited to demonstrate the kinect for Tyler Glennon’s new show the Level Grind on Shaw TV. In case you forgot (and shame on you if you did) but Tyler is the gentleman teamed up with Kari for TwoHitCombo. This show is awesome, by the way, and if you want to see my tv debut please venture here, and promise not to judge my outfit…it was a spur of the moment thing and it was a sloppy day.
I wish I could say that I’ve been playing more games, but I’ve been very lazy. I did beat Fable 3 and really did enjoy it. It was quite laggy and many a time did a glitch mess up my 10 game streak of Lute Hero…but I thought the game was lots of fun, witty and overall a good play. The ending, as usual, was a little lackluster but not as frustrating as Fable 2 and as Fable 3 has demonstrated, it’s not going to effect the next Fable…so I feel better about that.
Other then that, I have been sucked back into the World of Warcraft. Joe and I are power leveling as many characters as we can while we have the triple XP. I must say, Cataclysm is an amazing expansion. Both new races are different and exciting, the quests are fun, and the changes to the world refresh even the older areas…well played, blizzard, well played. I have just finished getting a worgen warrior to 60 and am now working on a paladin.
In personal news, I am engaged! Joe was a super sweetheart and asked me to marry him, so now we will live happily ever after and raise lots of babies to be the best gamers of all time! muahahahaha!
I’m just kidding, but srsly exciting news. I’m very happy :):)