Monday, April 28, 2008

Mario Kart!!

Mario Kart WIi

So here is my little review about Mario Kart! I got it on Saturday night. When I got home Sharen and I put it in and we went crazy. It was so fun. We had so much fun with the online feature that allows 2 players from one Wii and just racing each other. Everything was really great but I will break it down from here.

First off, the Wii wheel looked cool. It felt good and it looked like something that I was going to play with for a long time. I bought an extra one Wii Wheel so Sharen and I could use it. Well when we first started to play it wasn't that great. It was kind of hard to get used to the controls. After a couple of races we decided to play with the Classic Controller.

Wii classic controller

We both really liked the scheme and Sharen did very well at it. In fact, she was probably better than I was. After a while of racing the computer, we decided to play online. The online is 100% the best online experience that I have ever had. Great interface and easy to hook up with random people to play with. Not only in the United States, which is the norm with online games, but with people all over the world. Also, when you are set up to drive in the game, it shows you where the people are from, which is another great feature. It was fun and Sharen did very well. I didn't do so hot. It was really fun to see Sharen actually be better than me at a game!

On Sunday, I played the individual games and they were just as fun. You have the option of racing with karts and bikes. In the 50cc, the slowest and easiest levels, are only karts and the 100cc is bikes and the 150cc is both. I played with the controller for a while but I turned back to the Wii Wheel. I found that it was really easy to get used to. You just had to play with it for a while. I also played with the nunchuk, but I did not like it. My favorite in the end is the Wii Wheel. I think it is easy to get used to and it is fun to use. The competition is pretty fierce and it does try to get you if you are in first. I have heard that the 150cc is way hard because the computer tries to screw you over all the time. But we will see when I get there.

So far, Mario Kart Wii is the best game that I have played since Super Mario Galaxy. Super Smash Brothers Brawl was a big disappointment. There are a ton of people who love it but I can't get into it. It wasn't fun and the online was just plain horrible. I am glad that Mario Kart is the best game and it should be. It has problems of course, but it was a game I have been waiting for a while now and it was well worth the wait. Videos to come soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I have some random links that I would like people to see and get to. Also, watch some videos.

Lupe Fiasco's videos from his CD "The Cool" Try to listen to the words and just listen to the stories he is telling. Especially "Dumb it Down"

Paris, Tokyo-

Hip Hop Saved my Life-


Dumb it Down-Note: This song isn't edited. Lupe is not the one that is doing the swearing, it's his counterparts to his song.

Kick, Push-The One that started it all!

I Gotcha-Just Because! Also the first parts of him and his girl remind me of Sharen and I!

This is where I get my up to date HD news.

This is where I get my up to date Nintendo Wii News.

Just in case ya'll didn't know, Hulu is now open to everyone! Check it out to watch The Office and Arrested Development!

Amazon Gold Box-Just in case you didn't read my previous post, here is Amazon Gold Box and read what it is all about.

That is it for now. But check back later for more! Anyway, have fun!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Guitar Hero

There was one thing that I was not expecting to be played in my home and on my Wii or future gaming systems. That was Guitar Hero. After my in laws got it and a Xbox 360, I thought it was just OK, but Sharen just loved it. She loved playing it and I had debated on whether to get it. Put into play last Friday when Amazon had Nintendo Wii games featured on their Gold Box page. If you don't know what that is, here is the website, but I will explain.
What they do is they have a special product every day usually discounted at about 30 to 40 percent. Then they have special prices for only 3 hours on some certain products. Well, Guitar Hero was slashed by 25 bucks. And I signed up for Amazon Prime that got me free 2 day shipping! What a great buy. Anyway, we got the game yesterday and Sharen didn't even wait for me to rip it open and play. I thought that she would wait but I got home and she was having fun. She even played someone online. It was awesome to see how much fun she had. I played with the Wii Remote while she had the guitar but I am still not a total fan of it. I am just happy to see that Sharen now has a game that she really likes and that I don't so much.

But one thing that I am looking extremely forward to and I know Sharen is but not as much as me is Mario Kart Wii. I downloaded the Nintendo 64 version of the game onto our Wii and we have fun playing it. But the online allows for two players from one Wii to play and I am stoked to play with Sharen against people from all over the world. It is going to be the best part of having it. This will be blogged about later when I get the game.

There are two games that I really want to get and maybe I will but who knows. And there is another one that I want but I would have to buy a new system to get it. First, I want to get Grand Theft Auto IV. Sharen would not approve not only because of how graphic of a game it would be but also because I would have to buy a Playstation 3. But I also want to get Wii Fit and Rock Band for our Wii. Watch the video and you will see why.

That is all for now. Catch ya'll later!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Office and other things

The Office was finally back yesterday and it did not disappoint. Granted, it did make me a little uncomfortable but that is what made it great. I loved the little video camera OOPS that Michael did. Also, the fact that he told Jan that him and Pam had a thing before. Great stuff. And of course, what would an episode be without Angela doing something Angelaesque. Shoving that ice cream cone on the car door was just pure brilliance. That was an awesome ending and made watching the show bittersweet. Yes there still is 5 episodes left this season, but there are only 5 episodes until the new season will start sometime in the fall. But I will just enjoy the next couple of Thursdays. Sharen and I had some cheese dips to eat for celebration of the return of possibly the greatest show of the first decade of the new century. Arrested Development is up there too, but The Office is the best.

The Master's tournament is this weekend and in fact I am watching it right now because of Tiger Woods playing. I can only watch golf with Tiger playing. He has been struggling but he hit a third shot on the 18th that is for the ages. It was awesome! Once it is on Youtube, the shot will be on my blog. It hit someone else's ball and even the commentators were startled by what happened. Anyway, gotta go. Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

When music hits you

Lupe Fiasco is the best hip hop artist that is out right now. He is fresh and he is not all about strippers and getting cash and spinning rims. His song "Kick, Push" is one of my favorite songs of all time and it is about skateboarding! I hate skateboarding but the beat and the rhymes are just great. In "I Gotcha" which is produced by The Neptunes, he just speaks about having his girl. Nothing degrading, nothing bad, just good straight lyrics. His new album is great. I recommend it to everyone, even if you don't like rap or hip hop. "Superstar" is a great song. But the reason I am writing this is because of the song you are probably listening to or just stopped. "Hip Hop Saved My Life" is truly inspiring and and video is just great. Even though he talks about Hip Hop saving a person's life because they don't have to be drug dealers or other things, it can be other things. This is where the music hit me.

I needed this song because I have hating school so much. I just needed something to get me over that hump of finishing out the semester and finishing strong. Also, I am so happy to have my wife by my side. One of my favorite lines from that song is, "Keep his lady looking good, Have her rolling like she should." That is what I want for Sharen. I want her to be happy and have everything she wants. She is well worth it. She makes me laugh when I am down and she makes me feel good every morning waking up next to her. I love how she is in the morning. I love how crafty she is. In fact yesterday we went to some store in the mall that sells stuff to decorate your house and a lot of the stuff was expensive and I know Sharen could make most of the stuff that was there and for a fraction of the cost. She is awesome and I am a lucky guy to have her. So I can say that from having her as my wife she has saved my life and I can someday make it to heaven because of her!

Anyway, Lupe Fiasco is the man and I wish I could go to his concert along with Rihanna and another great, Kanye West in Seattle. In case any of you have 2 free tickets and round trip airfare for my wife and I out there, I would gladly take them off your hands! Anyway, that is all for now and whoever is reading this, I have the following urgent message:

THE OFFICE IS ON TONIGHT! WATCH IT! LIVE IT! ENJOY IT!! I will blog about it tomorrow! Later!