Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Note

My first actual post. And it's not about video games! Go figure.

This is a segment I'd like to call "Monday Note." It's my last day off of the weekend before the work week starts up, so I'd like to share some things I found over the weekend.

Best Buy's Xbox 360 BOGO 50% Off Sale
First and foremost, if you haven't heard already, Best Buy is throwing down on a nice BOGO 50% off Xbox 360 sale, and the games aren't for shit, either. 231 games as of the writing, and, sadly, I'm not interested in any of them, I have them pre-ordered elsewhere, or I already own them. I was planning on Wolfenstein and Guitar Hero 5, but I'll wait for the price drops. And WET's demo just didn't sell me. Reminds me of John Woo's Stranglehold, and I didn't make it far into that at all.

New Band: Secret & Whisper
A friend of mine turned me onto a new band called Secret & Whisper. They're a bit heavy, but mellow. The lead singer oozes Anthony Green (former Saosin, now Circa Survive) if he strained his vocals a bit. Really good, mostly clean vocals, not a whole lot of screaming. Definitely check out their CD "Great White Whale" (warning: link opens into iTunes). If you're into saving money, download "XOXOXO," "Spider Besider" and "Vanishings." All really good songs.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the Shit
No words can describe how awesome this game is. Fucking brilliant is what it is. If you haven't bought it yet, it's on the aforementioned Best Buy deal, so get at it! It's like Legend of Zelda, but you're Batman!

The Batarang is Shit
No joke. Worst $100 I've spent on a collector's edition of a game, asides from Quantum of Solace, and the only reason I bought it was because it was cheaper than the regular edition, by a whole $10. Cheap as shit, given the "used by Batman" scratched look, and there's not paint scheme to it. Flimsy as hell, and worthless. Oh, and the case for the games is cardboard. Stick with the regular edition.