- Franic: guess what
- Jake: What
- Franic: MMO on the 360
- Franic: city of champions
- Franic: like city of villans
- Franic: and then soon...
- Franic: WoW
- Jake: Meh
- Franic: your lack of excitment dissapoints me
- Jake: What's the point of an MMO on the 360?
- Franic: what do you mean
- Jake: Why are you so excited?
- Jake: You can already play MMO's on your laptop
- Franic: wrong i can play MMO's on my laptop like an old man plays football, this why consoles will dominate computers in games because you dont have to update until a new console is out
- Jake: Big deal, it's still an MMO
- Franic: yeah on a console where maybe the most people that you can play ith are 16 players at most so this game will be like gears or what ever but instead of NPC's for enemies you have the 50,000 other users
- Franic: though i guess with your computer its not tah big of a deal
- Jake: I still don't see why this is such exciting news
- Jake: Unless they made a Gears MMO, which would be chill
- Jake: But playing WoW on a console or a PC is still boring as shit
- Franic: because nbothing like this has ever been done on a console, the controls hich opens up a new style of control plus you never know they might bring guild wars over or start makingMMO's of other ggames
- Jake: I don't care if they bring Guild Wars to the console
- Franic: it iopens a hole new market for consoles
- Jake: I already have it on PC
- Franic: alright
- Jake: In terms of a new market, I don't think it's that impressive. There are very few people who exclusively play MMO's
- Jake: They're not going to score new customers from this
- Franic: i dunno man
- Franic: well when or if you get a console and start playing it more maybe you'll realise what it would be like to have one on the console
- Jake: I wouldn't play an MMO on a console
- Jake: Same reason I wouldn't play an RTS on a console
- Franic: alright
- Franic: why
- Jake: The game mechanics are too intricate
- Franic: nah i wouldnt say that
- Jake: Do you know what was fucking terrible? Red Alert on the PlayStation
- Jake: It was a brilliant game on the PC
- Jake: But playing an RTS with a controller is ridiculously inadequate
- Franic: maybe or it could just be that your used to playing with the PC controls, not to mention they may input the controls for the console where you can use controler or usb key board and mouse
- Jake: Or maybe they'll just create watered down MMO's that can be played with the controller
- Franic: true they could
- Franic: lol
- Franic: good points
- Jake: Indeed
- Jake: I'm guessing what they'll do is make them like an FPS but with millions of players
- Jake: So you don't have a huge spell interface like in WoW, instead you bind your powers to X, A, Y, B
- Jake: Then bind basic functions like flying and whatever to the other buttons
- Franic: maybe or you have some thing like mass effect where you have a huge turn wheel of spells and you can quickly bind them to what ever buttons you need
- Jake: Yeah, I was thinking of that too
- Jake: On second thought, that sounds pretty fun :P
Here’s a fun game to play if you are bored: type in “[your name] needs” into google and look at the results.
This was QUITE an amusing break for me today.
Sarah needs a cold shower, self-esteem
Sarah needs your manly vote
Sarah needs to kick him in the nuts
Sarah needs to reorganize her life
Sarah needs a video channel
Sarah needs a pink blog (oh hell no)
Sarah needs her panties
Jake needs red
Jake needs a girlfriend
Jake needs a nap
Jake needs a sanctuary
Just got done watching Death Proof, High Fidelity and American Psycho in that order for the first time (actually I saw the first 20 minutes of High Fidelity when I was 10, but walked out because I got bored. This was before I knew what good films were).
Death Proof was everything I expected, and even exceeded those expectations. High Fidelity was fucking fantastic, especially in the scenes at the record store. John Cusack is stellar. American Psycho was bizarre. Not the storyline or the characters (although the continuously jovial Patrick Bateman reminded me of myself) but in terms of pacing and direction. Still, the writing was solid, and Christian Bale is one of my favourite actors. Glad I saw it.
- Jake: When you type 'j' in your URL bar, what's the first thing that comes up in your history?
- Franic: nothing
- Jake: I'm breaking up with you, its over
- Franic: it's obviously you not me
- Franic: WHY JAKE WHY
- Jake: You have 12 seconds to pack up your shit and get the FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE
This is the title of a film I’m planning out in Media Studies as part of a major assignment. I just need to find somebody with thick glasses and a passive-obsessive manner to play Amir. Or maybe I’ll play Amir.
When I saw that a sequel to Madagascar was being made it got me thinking about all the bloody sequels that have been produced in the last few years. 2007 was essentially the Year of Sequels, with very few new IP’s being financial successes in comparison to the sequels.
It seems to me that the film industry is taking a box-office hit as a sign that you should squeeze as much milk out of a franchise’s lactating mammaries as possible. Why aren’t they instead using the money from their movies to create more ambitious and provocative films? It’s almost like we’re stuck in a vacuum of creativity, an artistic stagnation.
Then again, maybe everybody just wants to be like Star Wars and Harry Potter.
I wanted to film the first episode of The Net Show this weekend, but it doesn’t look like it’s happening. One of the main cast bailed. Lesson learned: If you write dialogue for less people, less people there are to manage.
Going to see Jumper tonight though.
I had a weird dream last night. I was on the set right in the middle of filming a CHTV video. Sam Reich was there, and Dan Gurewitch comes up to him with new BustedTees idea, only Dan looks really huge. I came to the conclusion that the camera must make him look more thin.
I had a dream about how the camera makes Dan Gurewitch look thin.
- Nick: philosorapper sounds like velociraptor
- Jake - Philosorapper: Yeah
- Jake - Philosorapper: In one of Jake Lodwick's posts he said he wants to develop his philosophical thinking as well as his rap skills
- Jake - Philosorapper: So he can refer to himself as a “philosorapper”
- Nick: lol
- Nick: i guess that could work
- Nick: but what if you wanted to be like an analyst and a therapist?
- Nick: that ends up being analrapist
- Jake - Philosorapper: LOL!
- Jake: What do you think of Weezer?
- Matt: I think you should stop posting our MSN conversations on Tumblr :P
- Jake: lol alright
- Matt: Just got home from shopping
- Matt: I had 4 girls around me just picking out things for me
- Jake: What'd they pick out for you?
- Matt: I got Jeans, Open Shirt and a T-Shirt to go underneath
- Matt: total of $150
- Jake: Jesus
- Jake: Where were you shopping?
- Matt: Different shops
- Jake: You spent $150 on 3 items of clothing?
- Matt: hey
- Jake: Yo
- Matt: whats up?
- Jake: Reading old blog posts from people I like
- Jake: That + watching videos of the CV office on Vimeo
At least I know if I ever get attacked by a kindergarten, I should be able to take on the entire class.
Last night as I was settling into bed around 1, my neighbor Lauren came home. We share a fairly thin wall, and sometimes I can hear what’s going on over there. Last night was a whole different story. She was SCREAMING on the phone about some guy who had been a jerk to her. I could hear every single word, and it sounded like a rough night. I couldn’t get to sleep at all. When her frustrated ‘ARGH!’ reached new decibels, I decided to get out of bed and knock on her door, to ask her politely to take it down a few notches.
As soon as she answered, all thoughts of asking her to be a little quieter went out the window. This girl Lauren is really nice - I’ve met her a couple times in passing - young, and pretty. When she answered the door, she was still wearing her holiday dress (a cute black cocktail dress). Her hair was all done, and her makeup too, but she still just looked crushed. She immediately started apologizing.
Lauren: I’m so sorry, was I keeping you up? I’m so so sorry. (its to be assumed she ascertained this fact based on my braless, contact-less, pajama-pant clad ensemble)
Me: (changing tone) No it’s totally fine, I just wanted to make sure you were ok.
Lauren: Are you serious?
Me: Yeah I mean, I just heard you yelling and it sounded like a rough night.
Lauren: Oh yeah, that. I just got denied by two guys, so. (this hits home with me)
Me: At a holiday party or something?
Me: Those guys are idiots. You look beautiful (she did).
Lauren: (in disbelief) Wow, thank you. Are you serious with this?
Me: (laugh) Yeah I mean, I’ve been there. I’m sorry you had a rough night.
Lauren: Oh my god you are so sweet.
Me: (sincere) No big deal, I just wanted to check on you.
Lauren: (sincere) You are my new joy.
Me: (laughs - this is an odd statement, but touching) Well feel better, ok? Those guys are idiots (I am eloquent).
Lauren: Thanks so much.
Me: Of course.
Considering a good amount of my ‘conversations’ are done via IM, email and text messages, it was a breath of fresh air to have a real life conversation with a relative stranger, and to instantly bond over a life experience with someone I hardly knew. She was so taken aback that I took the time to see that she was okay, she was basically speechless. It shouldn’t be that shocking of a concept, should it? I think I’m going to knock on her door more often.
Cute story. The most important part: “Considering a good amount of my ‘conversations’ are done via IM, email and text messages, it was a breath of fresh air to have a real life conversation with a relative stranger, and to instantly bond over a life experience with someone I hardly knew.” There isn’t enough of this happening.
I got a lot of Happy Birthdays today (the 12th), but what really made my day today was this on my Facebook wall.