Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekend Review: Oct 13th & 14th

Every weekend there are new sights, sounds, and taste to consume. There are other sensory inputs that tickle my brain too, but saying there is stuff to feel sounds creepy. This is a weekly journal of my weekend endeavors. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Picking
We went and picked pumpkins Sunday with one of Kaden's friends from school and his parents. We have gone to Chesterfield Berry Farm for the last three years, after my childhood spent at Ashland's corresponding farm for berries. The boys had a great time. There is a lot more to do there for kids. Farm animals, hay rides, corn cannons (yup those are a thing), haunted houses, cook your own hot dogs  moon bounces and on it goes. We were there from 10a to 2p and if it were up to the kids we would have stayed another hour or two.

Stealthy games are occasionally my jam. Since the late 90's I've been playing what feels every note worthy title in the genre. I mentioned Mark of the Ninja a few weeks ago and I'm here again to toot the horn of another great game. Dishonored is first person stealth. Something you can royally screw up if not done with care. The short hand for describing this game goes as follows. They have built a world as fully realized as BioShock's Rapture or HL2's City 17. It owes much to Thief and the mechanics it established. Deus Ex and Hitman would be apt comparisons for the number of approaches to complete missions, but that only scratches the surface. Their are lethal and non-lethal options and usually 5-6 paths to pick from to sneak into a location  Or you could just go full combat, because that is damn fun too.

UFC 153
Mixed feelings on this one. Parts of it were an exhibition match. Pairing Bonnar and Silva together was like watching a bull fighter break out the blades. Until middle school I thought bull fighting was all red capes and olés. When I went to Spain in 7th grade I watched a real fight and saw how gruesome it really was. Seeing Silva pick apart Bonnar was more spectacle than competition, dude is other worldly. Nog's fight felt like the last breathes of a great career. Or put more negatively, tossing him a bone in his native country. Thankfully Fitch and Erick Silva put on a real show. Young talent versus the grind. Oh and Demian Maia choked a dude till his nose poured blood. So that was cool.

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