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26 Dec 05

Merry Christmas!

It sure feels nice to be home for a little while. I hope all of you had a very nice Christmas, I know I sure did. Things got kicked off in fine style when Navy buried CSU 51-30 at the Emerald Bowl. Of course, since the game was played on the Left coast, it wasn't over until well after 2:00 AM. Since I had to get up at 0430 for my flight anyway, I decided I would just stay up and sleep on the plane. That worked out pretty well, actually! However, by the time I did get home I was pretty tired.

Anyway, I got a lot of new games for Christmas, including Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, and Metroid Prime 2. Add to all of that the copies of Final Fantasy IV and Civilization IV I picked up and I'm in for a pretty busy break! And actually, I might just get another game if my girlfriend got me one for Christmas. I won't find out until I I see her on Friday!


18 Dec 05

One More Week!

Its hard to believe that Christmas is only one week away. I'm excited to be going home and taking a little break, that's for sure. But first, I have to get past my physics test on Wednesday. Consequently, the next few days will probably be a bit busy. Oh well, I can sleep on the plane!

I had a bit of an adventure last night. I was on my way to the choir Christmas party, but I got lost. Not just a little lost, but horribly lost. My already poor sense of direction was not aided by an ambiguous Google map, the dark and rainy conditions, or the fact that South Carolina apparently has some sort of law against easily-read street signs. I did finally make it to the party, but it took me an hour and a half. It is this sort of thing that makes me think it would be worth the 600 bucks for a portable GPS car navigation system!

I finished Metroid Prime Friday night. I have to say, it is an amazing game, and now I'm looking forward to trying out Metroid Prime 2 at some point. Not only that, but Metroid Prime Hunters for the DS is nearing release. Metroid goodness for all! In other news, if you haven't seen it yet, try catching an episode of IGPX on Cartoon Network. It is a very slick series, and added to Naruto, Zatch Bell, and One Piece it makes Saturday nights a heck of a time for Toonami.

Oh! I almost forgot that this Thursday is the Poinsettia Bowl. GO NAVY!


12 Dec 05

I'm dreaming of  a White Christmas

Power School is really starting to pick up! There is a little over a week and a half left before Christmas, and I have two tests in that time. Looks like a lot of long hours studying coming up. Oh well, there is a light at the end of the tunnel in that I get to go home for a week when it is all over. I hear there is 8 inches of snow on the ground in Indiana, and I hope they save some for me!

Of late, I haven't been playing much Battlefield 2. You see, right before Thanksgiving I picked up Metroid Prime Pinball for my DS. This game is really well done; not only is it a good game in its own right, but it also captures the Metroid atmosphere perfectly. So much so, in fact, that I have been inspired to start playing Metroid Prime on my GameCube again. I'm really enjoying it much more this time around, although I'm not sure why. Looking at the game, it is hard to believe that it is 3 years old already. The graphics and gameplay have really stood the test of time I must say. Suffice to say, pretty much all of my gaming time (severely limited as of late due to my school schedule) has gone towards Metroid Prime.

Speaking of the DS, it has been about a year since it has come out. So, I decided to put together a quick article to discuss how far the system has come over that time. Check it out below!


Gaming Feature: Nintendo DS: 1 Year Later

04 Dec 05



Four in a row baby! The first quarter and a half of the game had me a little worried, but once Navy's offense got rolling, it was all over for Army. Navy rolled up more than 500 yards running offense on the way to a 42-23 rout, a record for the series! This victory was huge in so many ways...3rd CIC trophy in a row, the 50th win in the Army-Navy series, 4th straight victory over The Army-Navy game has always been a memorable event, but this year will be especially memorable. I have to say, it was nice watching the game from the comfort of my apartment, instead of standing in below-freezing weather all day!

Speaking of weather, it is so hard to get in the Christmas spirit here. I have had my radio tuned to a local station that plays nothing but Christmas carols, but when it is 70 degrees and sunny like it was today, even that just doesn't cut it! Oh well, the remaining three weeks till I get off to go home will fly by pretty quickly. I've got 4 tests in that time, so I'll be doing so much studying it will go fast.

By the way, if you were wandering why the site was down for a while, my contact info on file at GeoCities had expired, and this caused them to take my site off line. All I had to do was update my info, and presto! The site is back up.

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