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Bullet Sunday 171

Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Dave!It's Bullet Sunday from one of the most beautiful days I've ever seen in Seattle!

• Pet Shop. The hotel I'm staying in tonight is really, really nice (especially considering the bitchin' rate I got off PriceLine), but does have one minor draw-back. It's "pet friendly." Now, don't get me wrong... I love animals. I think it's great that there's hotels which accept our furry friends when they travel with us. I do not, however, think it's great to be woken up at 5:30am by a yappy little dog barking it's head off in the room next door on a Sunday morning. Though I suppose I should count myself lucky that it was just a dog and not a hyena or something.

• Zombie Walk. As far as iPhone games go, Plants Vs. Zombies may be the best game ever released. More addictive than crack (or so I'd guess), it's one of those games that you never want to stop playing. It looks great, plays amazing, and keeps gameplay fresh with new features for a good long time...

Plants Vs. Zombies Splash Screen

Plants Vs. Zombies Play Screen

The game, in a nutshell, has wave after wave of zombies attacking your home, and you have to plant an ever-growing variety of vegetation to fend then off. Highest possible recommendation (unless you have a life, in which case it will will destroy you).

• Spell Check. If you're going to use the word "w00t!" then it's spelled in all lower-case letters with two ZEROS in the middle, like this...

w00t Spelled Correctly!

If you don't believe me, you can look it up in the dictionary!

• Saturday Break. After working non-stop for the past several weeks, I decided to take a break and attend a blogger meet in Seattle... thanks to Ms. Sizzle and Chris for putting it together and giving me a much-needed distraction! The beautiful drive alone was worth the effort...

Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass

• ONE Ring? Great news! The Lord of the Rings trilogy is finally coming to Blu-Ray! How awesome is that? Oh... wait a second... not so awesome... BECAUSE THE GREEDY FUCKERS AT NEW LINE STUDIOS ARE RELEASING THE BUTCHERED THEATRICAL RELEASE INSTEAD OF THE FULL DIRECTOR'S CUT! They're waiting for everybody to buy the incomplete trilogy THEN they'll release the complete films on Blu-Ray so everybody will have to buy them AGAIN!

Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray Bullshit

I mean, seriously, we already had to buy them twice on DVD, so why not give everybody what they want the first time around? Oh... that's right... NEW LINE IS RUN BY GREEDY FUCKERS! Blu-Ray easily allows the option of viewing both the theatrical release OR the director's cut on the SAME disc thanks to their "branching" technology, but why would we want to do that when we can sucker fans into buying the movies FOUR TIMES!

Well, as much as I'd like to see these beautiful films in HD, I'll take a pass until the COMPLETE films are released. Holy crap I hate it when studio executives try to pull this bullshit. And everybody wonders why otherwise law-abiding citizens turn to piracy! THE MOVIE STUDIOS FORCE THEM TO!

And another week bites the dust...

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  1. A. Lewis says:

    You’d let me wake you up at 5:30am on a Sunday morning yapping next door….right??

  2. Guess I won’t be buying the Blu-ray version. Sad that they didn’t make it the director’s cut. A shame. And it is bullshit that the studios pull this “buy it again” logic.

  3. josh says:

    The best zombie video game of all time is “Zombies Ate My Neighbors” on the SNES! Get it! You can download it on the Wii’s virtual console. You fight a giant baby who shoots milk @ you from its bottle. What?! YAY!

  4. Ooooh, and there I was just this morning thinking to myself “I should get a new iPhone game” and lo, your blog post arrived. So thankies.

  5. Sarah says:

    Plants vs. Zombies looks really cute. I wonder if I can get Vahid to put it on his phone. Hmm.

  6. sizzle says:

    I’m SO GLAD you could make it to the blogger gathering. It is always great to see you. xoxo

  7. Mary Sue says:

    PvZ on the PC ate up about three weeks of my life a couple months ago. I still boot it up a couple times a week, despite having ‘won’ the game.

  8. Breigh says:

    That’s why you should sleep with earplugs! I got in the habit years ago and now I can’t sleep without them. They felt weird at first, and I kept hearing my own pulse in my head. Once I stopped paying attention to that it was dreamy… err, literally!

  9. Sybil Law says:

    w00t! – I never would’ve known how to correctly spell it, so thanks! Don’t think I’ve ever used it before, but okay. I got an education!
    That yappy little dog would’ve had a real reason to yap if ‘d heard it. GAH.

  10. Poppy says:

    My friend recommended Plants vs. Zombies to me yesterday! I played 2 rounds and got winded so quit. That game is hard to keep up with, but adorable!

  11. Chris Weed says:

    I agree. Plants Vs. Zombies is easily one of the best games I’ve ever played, and I usually don’t like tower defense.

  12. #1. ugh. i’ve been effing up woot for HOW LONG?

    #2. thanks for the recommend on the iPhone – try Angry Birds. Also addictive.

    #3. I thought of you tonight when I posted and added a chick song to the post and at the end of the song, there are no less than 8 uh oh’s.

    which brings me back to point # 1. you are always right. dammit.

  13. Plants vs Zombies is my son’s favorite game. He is completely obsessed with it. I even knit a hat for him with the pea shooter guy on it. I had no idea there was an iphone version of it. I will definitely have to get that for him!

  14. Justin Scott says:

    My life has been taken over by ZOMBIES!!!!

    Oh and LoTR on Bluray? Damn, and I thought I’d be able to put off getting a bluray player. Oh, well, maybe I’ll wait until the directors cut is released… Tom Merrit from CNet has a great theory on why and how to fix the movie industry release dates and tactics. In short, people like you and me would have access to the movies maybe the same day we saw it in theaters… It’s an interesting read/listen, over at Buzz Out Loud.



  15. Karl says:

    Yep, that game is stealing a lot of time from me. I still enjoy the hell out of some Zombieville USA, though. But Plants vs. Zombies is rejuvenating the tower defense games for me.

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