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Its as I should have expected…

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Today was very much a disappointment/expected disappointment day.

Saw Transformers 2: Revenge of Even Worse Storytelling talk about BLECH on so many levels. Actually this one was much more in the spirit of the original animated series, it had an extremely poor plot AND they were looking for Energon. Nice to see that Optimus Prime has taken the “Punisher” approach to dealing with the bad guys. Its like watching a bad 90′s comic fanfic with the Transformers. Maybe Michael Bay is hanging with Rob Liefield these days.

On the end… I downloaded Blood Bowl today for the PC. Yeah, I pre-purchased from the crazy French (that should have been the first sign) site that was handling the digital purchases. I installed it, and boy it does look pretty… I played ‘classic’ game play. Classic is a strict following of the Blood Bowl Living Rules 5.0, and I am extremely impressed… for what I could play. I tried playing 4 games and each crashed at different times. As much as I loathe Windoze Vista, my 64-bit machine has never crashed… until today. Ugh, how a product gets to launch like this… I will never know. This sorta reminds me of the Ultima IX fiasco oh so many years ago. I am starting to think I should have just waited for a console version. This game is going to rock for Blood Bowl fans, when it does work.

In other news, while trying to get Blood Bowl to work, I re-watched Speed Racer on Blu-Ray. Damn is that film awesome, but that is for another time.

Is it any better now that its a PC Game with ‘good’ graphics?

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Many many many moons ago, when I had a lot more time, and a lot less money… I used to play a table top game. I know that is a complete shock to many of you! This game was Blood Bowl from the minds of Games Workshop. Blood Bowl was basically really really violent (American) Football. I loved playing it over and over again, and in the 90′s there was a PC version ‘released’, and that is about all I would say about it. I think I played it once… maybe twice, and back then it was a chunk of change to drop for a PC Game.

Well this month we will see the return of Blood Bowl to the PC (and to the Xbox and DS later in the fall). Yes, I have pre-ordered the digital download… and all projections look good. But so did all the previews for Episode I and we know how THAT turned out!

Oh, for those that care… I will be playing Chaos. :)

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