Sunday, February 27, 2011

Short-Term Events Of The FUTURE


Heh, I have a surprise for you: my birthday is in two days.  March 1.  Well, it depends.  I was really born on February 29 which is Leap Day.  Since it's not a leap year, I don't know whether to celebrate on Monday (Feb 28) or Tuesday (March 1).  I don't even know what I want for my birthday.  I just want to go eat at a nice restaurant and enjoy the company of my friends & family.  Oh and cash, LOTS AND LOTS OF CASH.  And toy cars.  And a Daytona USA 2 cabinet.

And then if that weren't crazy enough, on March 8, I'm going on a family vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  I will also take a tour of the nearby Full Sail campus in Winter Park.  I hope it's good.  Road trips are the bane of my existence (10 hours).  But this I must do and I'll have fun and take lots of pictures.  I also have a 13-year-old brother who is also rambling about game design so he's stoked to visit Full Sail too.  I assume there will be internet connection wherever I go so I can post here in the meantime.

And March 8 is Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) which means lots of parades here in Louisiana.  Now Mardi Gras is a French Catholic holiday which means lots of partying in the streets of New Orleans.  From January 6 to Fat Tuesday (which varies each year), they hold parades on city streets, usually on Sundays.  And at parades, people on floats throw stuff to screaming crowds.

I've yet to go to any parades this year--they throw too many cheap beads and doubloons.  And it's kind of funky, standing on a sidewalk next to a bunch of miscreants.  But I'm going to go to one before the Disney trip just for kicks.  Maybe I get a good haul--some stuffed animals, footballs, etc.  And take more pictures for the old Photobucket account!


And if there's one more piece of news, it's that Guitar/DJ Hero DLC is making a comeback due to "fan support."  No way, this is BOGUS man.  Maybe, DJ Hero is at least something new so I can see why they'd revive that.  On the other hand, Guitar Hero has run its course and needs a complete series reboot after a LOOONNGGG period of waiting.  I really don't care what goes on with that "Hero" franchise anymore, do what you want Activision.

From article comments: Dropeti said, "Ah, ye old marketing strategy. Pretend you are going to take it away so that people realize they actually want it."   I think that sums it up.  EDIT: The DLC isn't going to last long--Activision is just finishing up on whatever they've yet to complete (one month's worth).  Ok, good, now go away GH.


  1. happy birthday man, and have a great trip to Orlando!! = )

  2. I'll still be posting (hopefully, if my laptop has a connection) but thanks dude!