Recreation

The Last of My Free Time

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Just picked up Naughty Dog‘s latest gem. Won’t be able to play it until Sunday though. First impressions and some gameplay footage to come then also.

 

 

Quicky Time Lapse

When I say quick, I mean 2 hours of shot footage, and 6 seconds of final watchable content.  Seriously, this time lapse is fun, but I need to figure out how long I need to be shooting.  So like an hour day won’t even give me a minute?  I may need to reset my intervals.

 

[youtube http://youtu.be/E5sVcVlJEx0]

Game Shop – Thrift Shop Parody

We love Macklmore and Ryan Lewis‘ song Thrift Shop, heck, Patrick brought it to our attention well before it started being overplayed in the air waves.  Anyway, this particular parody is geared towards gamers, and it’s pretty funny.  Love all the references they threw in there.  This was made by IGN, and it has some cameo’s from other You-Tubers.

 

[youtube http://youtu.be/JrprQuYo6rY]

Lego Time Lapse

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I usually scour the end of the aisles for clearance items at Target.  It’s a good way to find something for cheap.  I’ve gotten lucky in the past, like picking up a couple of video games for well below the going rate.  Each Target store varies.  Today I was able to pick up a clearance Lego City series cement mixer.

Thought I’d pick it up, and build it, and display it.  Warm up build if you may, as I have a big Lego Star Wars Sith Fury Class Interceptor I got for the holidays, and a Technics F1 car I just bought a week ago. I haven’t really built any Lego sets since the mid 2000’s, I think 2003, when I bought a Lego Star Wars Slave 1 set.

Anyway, I wanted to also try out the time lapse feature on my phone, a feature it just got from the latest Android Jelly Bean update (4.2.2), and what a good way to try it out.  The build took about 20 or so minutes maybe, but the video is only a little bit over 2.  The background music is from Advance Wars, Andy’s Theme.  Enjoy.

[youtube http://youtu.be/kujiSAO5Nyg]

SWTOR’s Patching Problems

WHY!!!!!!

WHY!!!!!!

For such a big game with lots and lots of players, why does Bioware‘s SWTOR always have problems patching itself.  I am sitting here and watching the game’s launcher try to patch itself for the past 30 minutes, and it looks like it’s stuck.  AGAIN!  I just wanted a quick game tonight, and get some class missions done, but instead I am sitting here frustrated that the game is having problems patching.  It managed to fix 3 files that were broken, but only to break 13 more files in the process.

I had problems installing the game initially, downloading it, and installing.  It kept breaking files, and freezing on installing.  This prompted me to buy the disc, but, lo and behold, it also had problems installing it.  At first I thought it was my old PC, which was not exactly in tip top running condition, so I waited to build my new PC, but only to be greeted with the same problem.  After some extensive research, I had found out that the game does not like having anything over 4 GB of RAM when installing, so I took off my 16 GB of RAM (2 sticks of 8 GB), and plopped in 1 stick of 4 GB.  THEN it finally installed.

Joy, I can finally play this MMO, and get cracking.  My enjoyment of the game quickly erased my frustrations of the installation process, and all was forgiven, until the next patch came out about 2 weeks ago.  I thought, ‘hey, they may have fixed that patch problem’ so I tried to update it with my 16 GB of RAM installed.  Well I thought wrong.   I had to pop off my stick again, and install the lone 4 GB stick.

Fast forward to today, another patch was released, and, guess what, it breaks files again, repairs, it, freezes, breaks more files, repairs them, breaks some more in the process.  As I am writing this, I am watching the thing install (currently at 6% after if fixed 13 files, of which was broken after it fixed the initial 3 that it broke).  I really don’t feel like shutting down my system, popping off the panel, taking out my RAM to put in the 4 GB stick.  That just has the potential of breaking stuff, only because the game’s launcher keeps breaking itself.

Seriously, Bioware FIX THIS!  I don’t want the do the mem test, and run check disk BS answer that you pimp out in the forums.  It’s utter BS.  Right now it’s stuck at 6% with no signs of it moving.  WHY!?

I just wanted to play your game for which I had payed to play.  Now I am here, frustrated, dejected, and disappointed.  I guess I’ll just play Fire Emblem and call it a night.

Funny Honda president’s day commercial.

My GF brought this to my attention, and it’s quite funny.  Lyrics are very witty, and it’s reminiscent of Justin Timerblake and Andy Samburg’s digital shorts on SNL.

 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE-7zxDx22U]

 

I also like the Honda Pilot’s Crazy Train commercial

Note: This is the extended version

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTA2CE8_KLk]