Tuesday Goings-On: Video Games & Sports
While “Snow-pocalypse” grips the nation east of the Rockies, Chicago is currently getting its fair share right now. It’s amazing that people familiar with snow every year forget how to drive in it a mere 2 weeks after our last accumulation.
As I prep for a busy 11 months, I don’t plan on stopping this anytime soon so don’t worry.
I’m having a lot of fun going through the Kinect games. “Kinect Adventures” is fun and I’m almost done with the main progression of the single player adventure. After that I know the Free Play Challenges and achievement hunting will keep me busy. It’s amazing how active the game makes you get, though I enjoy the exercise that I get from the experience. I still have “Kinect Sports” to tackle and I’ve heard great things from a friend and former guest on Open Forum Radio, that being AceBlack. I got a nice run down from him on the game last Thursday while giving “Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam” a spin.
Lately I’ve been going through a lot of the “Pokemon” animated series. I’m catching up on the most recent season thanks to their official YouTube channel as well as the old “Master Quest” line which covers Ash’s adventures in Johto. The formula is shallow, familiar but also nostalgic and mindless. I’m able to multitask and pick up everything I need to know. I would love for Cartoon Network or Viz Media to put together complete sets for fans because the show does add value to the game and is mindless fun that helps create an atmosphere with the game. I guess I’m lucky I never grew up in that sense, but I know how to have fun and I’m lucky the “Pokemon” game series hasn’t been destroyed like other series such as “Sonic”, “Metroid” and “Legend of Zelda” to some extent. It’s a credit to how broad and deep the series is even though I know Nintendo exploits their consumer base.
The Bulls took care of business against Detroit last night and did so behind some crazy skills of Derrick Rose. I’m glad I caught it and now they’re starting to put a streak back together, after dropping some bad games against bad 76er’s and Nets teams.
Like I said yesterday, I’m counting on the Bears to down the Seahawks on Sunday, and if they do, I really want to see the Falcons take out the Packers. I say this because I firmly believe that the Bears are a better served and built for a dome / artificial atmosphere. The defense plays fast and frozen, winter, precipitous, or otherwise meatball conditions could end up hurting the Bears in the end. Soldier Field has some of the worst field conditions in the NFL and the playing surface is destroyed on a weekly basis; but yes, both teams have to play on there. I’d rather let teams play in ideal conditions simply because I believe the quality of play is that much better and truer to form. Let the athletes make the difference, not the weather.