Tuesday, September 30, 2003

I updated my DVD listing, only because I had forgotten to add in the movie Demolition Man which I had bought a couple of month's ago.
The Lord of the Rings: Trailers

I haven't determined yet whether I wish to view this or not... But the above link is the Quicktime trailer to Lord of the Rings: Return of the King... Watch at your own discretion.

Just FYI I got this data from Ain't It Cool News.
Halo: Combat Evolved Review for PC at GameSpot

Why the hell would they do this? Do developers not understand what the gamers are asking for. Personally for my little group of friends what do we like more than shooting at each other in Quake 3? Playing Co-operatively against the computer. Will we never get another game like Unreal 1 which allowed co-op? (At least if I remember correctly)

Halo for the PC also loses the original versions much-vaunted cooperative play mode. But in spite of all that, and in spite of the very high standards for first-person shooters on the PC, Halo is still an incredible action game. It's a true classic--a game that hasn't lost any of its impact and intensity over time.
The Bard's Tale announced - The Bard's Tale News for PC at GameSpot

This puts me in abject terror. I cannot think of any way the developers of this game could possibly do better than the original. Not to mention the screenshots bring me a stomach ache.

Here is to hoping that the developers realize the title of the game should change just to not destroy our wonderful memories.

Monday, September 29, 2003

I haven't gotten a review up yet about this but I am really enjoying this album..

Sonata Arctica: Winterheart's Guild

If you go to Executioner's site here is his rating (just look down the list and you will see it).

Thursday, September 25, 2003

A couple note worthy album release dates:

Dark Tranquility - Live Damage DVD: September 29 (Euro release date, USA unknown)
Enigma - Voyageur: September 30
Stratovarius - Elements, part 2: October 27
Falconer (just in case you want a good laugh) - Sceptre of Deception: November 4

Confirmed in the studio (late 2003, early 2004 approximate release):
Bal-Sagoth, Rhapsody, Heavenly, Borknagar, Dargaard, Kataklysm
5 Tickets (the most I could buy)...but only 4 warriors have risen to the call. Another is required. Jonathan? Lisa? Steve? Craig? Whom shall it be?
New artwork has been posted by my lady NightenGail in Artwork (will redirect this page to the artwork section)
This is going to be a ton of fun!

You purchased 5 tickets to:
Dimmu Borgir
House of Blues Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA
Wednesday November 26, 2003 6:15 pm
Seat location: section GA

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Someone remind me what sleep is like! *YAWN*

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

The second DVD release from Nightwish, entitled "End Of Innocence" is on its way from Finland. It is said to contain a great variety of concert footage including their first live performance ever. I will report on its quality as soon as it arrives.
Ai Yori Aoshi - With All My Heart -- Looks like October 14th for the next installment of Ai Yori Aioshi (I know I can't wait!)

Please Teacher - Hello Again -- Release Date November 4th.

Why do we have to wait several weeks for my next Anime fix?!? Not fair!

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Pretty excellent weekend... Besides for lacking in sleep (Went to bed both Friday and Saturday night after 1AM) which is easily remedied because after this is done I'm going to bed. I saw Underworld on Friday night, I give it one and a half thumbs up... About a 6 out of 10. It had great potential but unfortunately the script that the actors was handed didn't live up to the concept. I don't have any complaints against the actors, Kate Beckinsale was beautiful although didn't quite pull of the 'badass' her character should have been. Scott Speedman was also slightly out of place he didn't seem to have any backbone until towards the end and then it wasn't the original character anymore. I really enjoyed the weapons though!

Alright have a good rest of the weekend peoples, time for me to call it an evening and hopefully kick the headache that is coming back.

Friday, September 19, 2003

You know what the doctor said about the headaches? Eye strain... Too much computer work. Hah like I ever look at a computer! Ok maybe a little. So she suggested at night and in the morning sitting with a cold washcloth over my eyes for 5 minutes and taking headache medicine when I needed it. Hmmmmm.... I love this stuff.
Atari Forums - The Temple Of Elemental Evil

I finally have the game in my greedy little hands. I have played both a 4 character party and a single character party for > 1 hour each. Trying to control a party of characters is more difficult than it should be. I constantly had to reselect characters and generally ended up doing tasks on the wrong character. On the upside combat is fun. Just getting to combat (town interactions) takes too long in my opinion.
I was out sick yesterday with the oddest issue... My eyes are really irritated and I am getting bad headaches. I have been taking Advil almost on the 4 hour mark for the last day or so. Today I hope to get into the doctors to see what they can say. Class last night was to say the least, difficult.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Received and added Naer Mataron - River At Dusk Scalding. It is an excellent example of raw black metal without any gimics. Sadly, as with many "true black metal" bands, the recording is very thin in quality despite the ferocity of the songs. It gets 3 Skulls.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

So it looks like this weekend I'm going to try to sneak down on Sunday without Gail (She is working, I thought she was going to have weekends free but I was wrong). I need to drop something off for my mother and pick up two books from the Imperial Executioner. So be warned.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

For those Windows XP users you have to check out these Power Toys one of the great ones is Alt-Tab. Use it.
Smoke rose up and the smell of sulfur filled the air. Demons of terrible power ran in fear. A creature of absolute darkness passed in their midst. That's creature's name is Dimmu Borgir. These champions of black metal have returned and cast their latest creation "Death Cult Armageddon" upon the masses. It comes highly recommended.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Can I do anymore posts today? No really... Two more updates to profiles: Pollux and Torch.

It is kinda sad that it sounds like the Terminator won't be our Governator, well we'll see how to legal battle goes over the California Recall.
Added the next big game I am interested in "The Temple of Elemental Evil" into the games page.
Cancel that last email. I forgot that this weekend is the Secondary Marketing picnic luncheon and I signed up to go. So I will be going to that instead of hanging out with family and friends.

Email me with thoughts on whether we should all see Underworld seperately or wait to see it together...
Well thank you sir for joining me! Did you know that Underworld comes out this Friday? I guess I kinda uh... Will come down there to see it with you all. Darnit I was trying to stay away from that place by the sea. Ohwell I guess I get to deal with Devil Dog Druid.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

From the bowels of terror I came. I now serve the mighty DeathShade. By his command, I wade into fields of his enemies and bring suffering and death upon them all. I am the Imperial Executioner...and I now join DeathShade in this BLOG.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Tiny update... Just wanted to mention that the Love Hina movie cleaned up nicely and was a lot of fun. I have watched 3 movies from www.MovieLink.com now. 25th Hour, Addicted to Love, A Guy Thing. All three were pretty darn good. I would recommend the service to anyone who doesn't like drive and has broadband internet.
Elemental Evil coming next week - The Temple of Elemental Evil News for PC at GameSpot

Finally its here. I'm expecting it not this week but probably next Tuesday is my rough estimate. I hope it is good, ever since the Eye of the Beholder series the D&D games have let me down. Baulder's Gate games were well thought out but the gameplay bothered me. The first 3rd edition game (A remake on Pool of Radiance) was horribly put together. And Neverwinter Nights... Well it has it's own issues.

Here's too hoping.

Friday, September 12, 2003

That is by far the worst DVD I have ever received from Amazon I just received Love Hina Again: The Movie and it was floating free in the case and is all scratched up on the bottom! Well time to try it out at home after using the DVD cleaner tool I have. Otherwise Amazon.com is going to get a little phone call.

Matchstick Men and One Upon a time in Mexico both open this weekend. Unfortunately I don't think I will see either this weekend. It is R&R weekend for me after the crazy 5 day 'vacation' which turned into all hours party fest last weekend. Plus both only look average to me. Maybe my wife will drag me to Matchstick Men, I think she wanted to see it.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Valve talks Half-Life 2 performance - Half-Life 2 News for PC at GameSpot

That is scary, it says that on a 2.8Ghz machine with top of the line ATI Radeon 9800Pro (Which supposedly in DirectX 9 works the best) it is only getting 60FPS. It doesn't say resolution and all that but still, my little puny 1.7Ghz is going to be crying (My guess is 18-22FPS, almost unplayable)!

Time for an upgrade... Intel's Pentium 4 specs out a nice 3.2Ghz... 800Mhz Front Side Bus... Nummy!

Monday, September 08, 2003

Please Teacher! Vol 2 and 3 was purchased over the last two weeks (Anime), a great show in my opinion although Ai Yori Aioshi wins overall.

The party 4+ day weekend went very well. A lot of Warcraft 3 was played, we did a lot of 4 person vs 2 computer opponents (normal difficulty). And still they sometimes ruled us. What a horrible thing to deal with!

On Monday night (tonight) it decended into a free-for-all executive shooter match. Little nerf saucers were flying everywhere! Click Here although ours were all black and modified so the silly noises didn't go off!

And that basically wraps up most of what happened! Glad everyone came out! (J, Scott, Phil, Jenny, even a surpise visit from Lisa!)

Sunday, September 07, 2003

The CD Review for Galloglass has been updated Click Here!

I have updated the Games section by adding Lionheart

Most of the Profiles have been updated!

Weekend still going well (lot of web updating while hanging out with friends? whatever).