Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Top 10 For All To See - Part II

Damn Straight!
I'm thinking of redecorating this place, you know? Maybe put a nice new wallpaper up, switch the color scheme up some. Generally just make things look more presentable. That will be an ongoing project until NHL 11 and Reach come out. And if you drop by and everything looks like shit, Don't Worry! It's just me.

So last week I posted my top 10 video games of all time. Well, sort of. I cut it off halfway through. (Here, if you missed it.)  Otherwise, it would have been an extremely verbose post that I seriously doubt anyone would have finished. Plus, I had other stuff to write. And also people came over. And by people I mean relatives. Time was at a premium.

Here is the final 5 of the top 10 after the jump.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What's in a Loss?

Anyone who has been following the Capitals for at least five years knows how to tolerate failure.  Well, maybe not tolerate, but certainly accept.  I mean, it is not as if we have any other choice in the matter.  Like most Caps fans (except a certain few, everlasting pessimists), we thought that the 2009-2010 season was going to be different.  We had a glimmer of hope that this could be the season.

It wasn't.  Simple as that.  Some people want to blame Halak, others want to blame Boudreau.  Most Pens fans blame Ovechkin.  I have yet to understand all these individuals being blamed for a team sport.  It isn't like anyone scored on their own net in overtime (*Cough*Boyle*Cough*).  It was a team failure, for sure.

The regular season, sure, it was fine.  A team that racks up 121 points is a good team, for sure.  But jog back you memory a little.  How many of those overtime wins did the Capitals only decide to start playing in the middle of the third period?  How many time did they sit comfortably with a lead in the first and watch it slip away?  How many games did the team act like skill, and skill alone, would help them prevail?  Too often.  I would wonder how that fares in the regular season versus the playoffs.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Top 10 For All To See

It can bring utmost joy or terrible shame. In one way or another, it has been a part of human civilization since the beginning. It's something that I have been doing for years. And almost every guy does it and is self-conscious about it. Hey, even some girls too. No, I'm not talking about "THAT." I'm talking about gaming, so pull your mind out of the gutter and look at this list of my top ten games.

Now this is a pretty eclectic list.  I enjoy a lot of different genres and playing styles.  First Person Shooters, Role Playing Games, Flight Sims, Racing, Real-Time Strategy, MMORPG, Turn-Based Strategy, Rhythm, Mystery; I have played them all and had fantastic and terrible times in each.  This will also be from multiple consoles and systems.  Note: I don't have a PS3, cause I can't afford one, so there will probably be a lack of games from the PS3. I did have a PS2 however, it was our first DVD player.  Then we broke it.  Got it repaired.  Broke it again.  We were mean to that PS2.

So here is the top 10 after the jump.