April 29, 2010

Team Fortress 2, Fortrix, and Starcraft 2

Recently been enjoying the game Fortrix.  Fortix is kindof a remix of the game Qix. A fun throwaway game that has a nice retro feel.
I've also been playing alot of Team Fortress 2 in the last few months.  A fun FPS that allows the play to have different roles.  It's very similar to the original Team Fortress, excepting a new game engine, and cartoony fun graphics.
I'm also super excited for Starcraft 2 to come out, which Blizzard has stated that should happen in the first half of 2010.  What that really means it as good as anything with Blizzard's record of delaying and canceling games.  The good news is that it is in Beta, however.


 I recently read through Michael Crichton's Travels.  An interesting book detailing his travels and various adventures, and also his progression away from traditional science, towards metaphysics and New Age learning.  It's an interesting book, with a critique of the modern science mindset that is very profound.  He also has lots of interesting adventures and many involve SCUBA diving.

Spring Break vacation

  We drove down to Southern California last month, and stopped at the Huntington gardens.  They were having their annual Bonsai tree festival, so we got to see hundreds on neat Bonsai trees.  We then went to Disneyland, and it was Melissa's sister Kim's first time to visit the magic kingdom.  We then headed to Arizona, and had a wonderful time relaxing and playing shuffleboard and swimming.  We also went to Mexico for a day.  We then headed back to Idaho, to recover from out vacation!