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Books Read in 2010

December 31, 2010

My book list this year is rather short this year.  As I said previously, I decided not to listen to any audiobooks this year, and I really didn’t concentrate too much on reading anything early in the year.  I’ve been making up for it the second half of the year, but it makes for a small list.

 

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Books Completed in 2009

December 31, 2009

Year-end has been crazy for me, with my primary posting computer on the fritz.  No top 10 lists this year, but a few posts on what I accomplished throughout the year, starting with books I read.  Between audiobooks and Kindle books, it was a pretty productive year, with about a book a month.  And some of those were pretty big books (two were 1000+ pages!).  Here’s the list

  • Ur by Stephen King (Kindle)
  • The Stand Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King (Kindle)
  • Gears of War: Aspho Fields by Karen Traviss (Kindle)
  • The Wheel of Time 1: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (unabridged audiobook)
  • The Wheel of Time 2: The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan (unabridged audiobook)
  • The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub (unabridged audiobook)
  • World of Warcraft: Arthas by Christie Golden (Kindle)
  • Daemon by Daniel Suarez (Kindle)
  • Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub (unabridged audiobook)
  • Song of Ice and Fire 1: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (unabridged audiobook)
  • Song of Ice and Fire 2: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (unabridged audiobook)
  • Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy Book 6 of 3: And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (unabridged audiobook)
  • Under The Dome by Stephen King (unabridged audiobook)
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Game Impressions: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

October 28, 2009

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Introduction

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is one of those games everyone said I should have played, but I never did.  I got my PlayStation 3 at roughly same time that Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune came out from developer Naughty Dog, but given that the console had been out for a year or more, I felt that there were plenty of games to choose from, and that I could probably pick up some things on sale rather than a brand new $60 game.  Plus, IMO it had the misfortune of having a lousy demo.

I had heard that it was a Tomb Raider-esque game, and downloaded the demo with those expectations.  But the demo starts you off just after the plane crash (Chapter 4), and aside from one or two platforms to jump across, all you do the entire demo is shoot at people.  No puzzle elements, very little platforming elements.  Just shoot, shoot, shoot.  My initial thoughts were “well, his pants do look wet when he walks through water, but aside from that, what’s the big deal?”

As the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves approached this month, I began to think more about the original.  High praise was starting to come in on the sequel.  Some people I talked to kept telling me that I was crazy not to have played the first game, and that the demo was not very representative of the whole game.  So I picked it up two weeks ago at the buy two get one free sale at Toys R Us, and finished it this week.  So was it worth it after all?

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Game Impressions: Gears of War 2

April 13, 2009

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Introduction

I played the original Gears of War shortly after I started this website.  I had meant to do a Game Impressions on it back then, but never got around to it.  Gears of War 2 came along and now I’ve played it as well.  So what did I think?  How did it compare to the original?  Read on, grubs! Read the rest of this entry ?

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