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Nonfiction Books

Posted by Lewigi , Jul 10 2013 · 119 views

Is there anybody other than me who prefers reading nonfiction? I like fiction, but usually I only read classics or science fiction (and BIONICLE, of course). When I walk through most fiction sections at bookstores, they're filled with books with plots I know I'd hate just from the book jacket preview. I'm sure there are some diamonds in the rough, but when I can read books discussing the history of the Civil War or the New York Times since Arthur Sulzburger, Jr. took over, I generally find myself ignoring the fiction books.
 
I think the last fiction book I read was that last Legacy of the Force book. I found it boring. I haven't even checked to see if a new Star Wars book series has started since then.
 
As a side note, my favorite fiction books are all classics. #1 for me is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. I wish somebody would make a movie of it that would follow the book. The Bing Crosby version doesn't cut it.


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58.3 Seconds

Posted by Lewigi , Jun 24 2013 · 126 views

Is a stinkin eternity.
 
Come on Hawks!
 
 
 
 
YUS!


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Microsoft only cares about money, not fans.

Posted by Lewigi , Jun 19 2013 · 310 views

No, duh, internet.
 
In other news, so do Sony and Nintendo. And LEGO, for that matter, but the Hero Haters are long gone for the most part, so I don't even know why I'm mentioning that.
 
EDIT: To clarify, this entry is directed at the portion of the internet acting like they're revealing something big when they say that the only reason Microsoft backtracked was because of the preorder stats. Of course that's why. Companies listen when people speak with their wallets--that's how capitalism works. That's why Nintendo didn't regret their decision to make the Wii a SD system--because more Wiis were sold than any other system. Of course, we'll only know if they'll regret the Wii U once some games that are worth spending $60 on come out.


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The Nintendo Experience

Posted by Lewigi , Jun 15 2013 · 100 views

Had a good time. There were no physical lines--you reserved a spot to play and came back later. Or you could wait and watch other people play or play some 3DS systems they had with some recent releases, namely, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They gave away Luigi hats as part of the "Year of Luigi", but unfortunately, my brother, my sisters, and I arrived just after the last hat was given away. They also had Wii U lanyards and a special deal for special content for Animal Crossing if you bought the game from Best Buy. Those who won two out of three Mario Kart 8 races received a "Year of Luigi" coin.
 
My brother and I ended up playing Super Mario 3D World. It was definitely fun. The gameplay is like a cross between the Galaxies and the 2D Mario games. I played as Mario for both of the levels we played, and my brother played as Toad. Unfortunately, that meant the two folks we played with had trouble keeping up. My brother, being both a good Mario player and controlling the fastest character was far outpacing the others, and I kept up mainly by being the only one who was able to figure out the Cat Suit almost instantly. The lives and extra items are shared amongst everyone, but at the end of the level, all of the players' individual scores are displayed, showing who did best on the level and worst and so forth. My brother barely beat me out both times.
 
Soon afterwards, my sisters played Mario Kart 8. The anti-gravity was fun for them, and the topsy-turviness of some of the shortcuts was very reminiscent of Super Mario Galaxy. (I still contend that Mario Kart 8 should have been called Mario Kart Galaxy.) One thing I noticed is that there seem to be no Spiny Shells, and the only two powerups that I noticed that weren't in Mario Kart Wii was the Fire Flower and one other shield power that I only noticed after it was activated--I don't know its name or icon. The GamePad's gyroscope steering seems to be more sensitive than the Wii Remote steering, but I should also state that that's simply my opinion as an observer--I didn't get the chance to use the GamePad myself.
 
While we did not play them, we did get a chance to watch others play Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Those two are the best looking of the four games at the demonstration, and I'd give DKC: TF a slight advantage in that department. It looks like a really fun game, and if Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World weren't already on our docket, we might consider getting that one. In past years, when our parents wallets were a little more freed up at Christmastime, we might have had an opportunity to get both. Hopefully, the local library will get it, or maybe I'll rent it.


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Internet, You Confuzzle Me

Posted by Lewigi , Jun 14 2013 · 136 views

People complained incessantly about motion controls being forced upon them in the previous generation... So now they complain about Nintendo not utilizing touchscreen controls extensively for Wii U games.
 
Last I checked, Internet, you liked good old-fashioned analogs and buttons. But I guess you like complaining more.






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Bzpower Members' Teams

Here, the favorite teams of all the BZPower members I can find are listed. If you'd like me to add you, please comment in the Official Favorite MLB Teams Entry of the BaseBlog. I will try to add you as soon as possible.


National League

Central Division

Chicago Cubs: LewaLew, 55555, What?, Megan51, Makuta Jarvan

Cincinnati Reds: None

Pittsburgh Pirates: WERE DOING THIS

Milwaukee Brewers: Cherixon, Than the Moa

St. Louis Cardinals: Toa Onarax, Toaman25
 
 
West Division

San Francisco Giants: Nuju Metru, Iro, Great being Velika

Los Angeles Dodgers: None

Colorado Rockies: Shadix, Alpha123, xccj

Arizona Diamondbacks: Progenitus Worldsoul

San Diego Padres: thoron

 
East Division

Philadelphia Phillies: Akuna Toa of Sonics, Legolover-361, Sir Dr. Mr. Count Celu MD

New York Mets: Bambi

Atlanta Braves: None

Miami Marlins: None

Washington Nationals: None

 
 
 
American League

Central Division

Minnesota Twins: Zakitano, Takuma Nuva, Zerothemaster

Detroit Tigers: None

Cleveland Indians: Aho-Chan

Kansas City Royals: None

Chicago White Sox: terminallyCapricious

 
West Division

Texas Rangers: Rarity, tent163phantoka

Los Angeles Angels: thebeggarpie

Oakland Athletics: None

Seattle Mariners: Kakaru, Toa Kaithas, Swert
 
Houston Astros: Flaredrick: Forgotten One
 

East Division

New York Yankees: Captain Marvel, Kylus, Toa 11, Zarayna

Boston Red Sox: Chro, Iskandar

Toronto Blue Jays: Blade: Hero of Truth

Baltimore Orioles: Princess Grr (That's the Smeaginator, if he has another name change sometime again)

Tampa Bay Rays: Sumiki

 
 
2nd Favorites

Nuju Metru: New York Yankees

Iro: Oakland Athletics

WERE DOING THIS: New York Yankees

Zerothemaster: Colorado Rockies
 
Toa Onarax: Boston Red Sox
 
xccj: Seattle Mariners
 
Kakaru: Colorado Rockies
 
Flaredrick: Forgotten One: Texas Rangers
 
Great being Velika: Oakland Athletics
 

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I'm LewaLew, former BZPower RK, former Reporter, and former unofficial baseball blogger. Once, this blog served as the home of my primarily baseball-related musings. Now that I'm in college, I have little time for baseball and BZPower, so it sits here idle except for an occasional visit on my part. Please enjoy or cringe at what you read from my past, and if you'd like, go ahead and comment in the favorite baseball teams entry so that the next time a blue moon rolls around and I visit, I can add you to that content block.

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