Jun 1, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy, Video Games

Wii Fit Should Have a “Pregnant” Option

I never really liked our country’s obsession with BMI for the obvious reasons: it doesn’t take into account your bone structure, muscle vs fat ratio, or fitness level. I’m probably biased against the BMI system because I have thick bones — my wrist circumference is 6″, which is in the thick range for my height. Heck, most women I know who are 6″ taller than me don’t even have 6″ wrists! So no matter how fit I am, I will still look bigger than most people of my height due to my (literally) big bones. So yes, I am usually…
May 5, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Books, Geek, Personal, Video Games

Zombie Street Fighters

J and I have a thing for zombies. We love zombie flicks, zombie video games, and even zombie books (I personally think Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is overrated but believe World War Z to be one of the best books of the past decade). And we’re pretty sure that if there were ever to be a zombie apocalypse, we would be able to survive. So how could I resist posting these Zombie Street Fighter illustrations by Manuel Augusto Dischinger Moura? Ken Chun Li Guile Akuma Ryu Camy Ibuki Blanka Sagat I can definitely see some Resident Evil influence in…
Mar 13, 2010  •  In Geek, Personal, Video Games

The Reason for My Claw Fingers

(Also, a major reason I have been MIA and probably will be for the next week or so…) Final Fantasy XIII was released earlier this week. I have only had time to play two days, but in those two days I managed to log over 26 hours of gameplay. I officially reached the halfway point (according to the guides) tonight and managed to let J pry the PS3 controller out of my fingers — which are stuck in nasty claw-like grips — for him to start playing too. J forwarded me this comic on Tuesday, right before he came home…
Jan 9, 2010  •  In Funny, Video Games

Super Mario Texts from Last Night

Via CollegeHumor. On a related note, has anyone else been playing Super Mario Bros Wii? We’ve been playing it since its picking up a copy right on its release date and love it! Modeled after Super Mario Bros 3 (aka the best Super Mario Bros ever), it takes full advantage of the Wii system while keeping true to the franchise. Definitely the best Wii game of the past year!…
Nov 10, 2009  •  In Funny, Video Games

The COD Bug

Yesterday, J and our sister-in-law Annie were in panic because one of the most-anticipated games of the year was being released the next day (today) and neither of them had pre-ordered the game. “How could YOU TWO of all people not have pre-ordered it?” I asked. Neither of them had a good excuse. (And Annie, I know you gave me a lengthy excuse but let’s face it: you can’t call yourself a true COD fan unless you place a pre-order on the first day that pre-orders are available! ) They called a bazillion GameStops in the area. They even had…