Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Matt is beating me

Content and character. Hoo ah.

If I may continue my blogging trend of useless information, I'd like to point out that Donkey Konga is the greatest game since Half-Life 2, which is the greatest game ever.

Mike kindly bestowed upon me with a copy of the game for Christmas, after he brought over his Donkey Kongas and we had a friendly kongoff. Ian, Tiara, and brothers Ben and Josh were also present, and a good time was had by all. Ian ruled us all with an iron fist, of course, but it was a good-natured iron fist, as is his way. Mike and Tiara were also quite adept, tackling konga beats of 5 and even 6 drum-icons-of-difficulty! Ben and I were quite good at adding the unnecessary "Ah DANG it!" beat to any songs that we attempted.

I now aspire to acquire my own kongas, for I predict this game to be A Great Hit at parties and social gatherings. (Look, I pulled a Ryan!) Matt, you'll dig it, as will Amy and Lidia I'll betcha. Justin will like it too.

Speaking of Helmut, are you back from Oregon? How was your Christmas? Happy New Year!

Mike, how did the all-day Lord of the Rings marathon go? Was it mind-blowing? How went the snack eatery?


Jonathan said...

On my Virgin Atlantic flight back to England, I played Super Mario World, the first time I've played a video game for at least six or seven years.

I also tried F-Zero, which I remember being the demo game at ToysRUs when the Super Nintendo first came out. F-Zero seems really crappy now though. Otherwise, I think the other SNES games held up pretty well: Zelda, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country. Everything is first-person now, but video games were made to be platform, baby!

Ryan said...

On your handy-dandy Game Boy Advance:SP? Or on some funky in-flight console?

Mike Runnestrand said...

The marathon was a glorious achievement in the history of man.

1 Room
2 Men
3 Films
13 Hours
42 inches......of Plasma tv
120 dollars in snacks

But much as life took as life took a decidedly depressing turn after the release of Return of the King, as did the evening at the close of the presentation. We ended at 9 o'clock, and my new year's celebration was spent playing Metroid Prime 2 alone. Pshh..kissing girls, I've had enough of that.

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Jonathan said...

(Funky in-flight console. It had SNES games only.)

Jonathan said...

Dude, I suddenly realized I hadn't checked your blog for a couple days, so I rushed over here fast as possible to see what I'd missed... oh, nothing.