SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

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May 18, 2005

Turnips with faces



So, all three of the nex-gen consoles have been unveiled in some capacity, but none of them have made much of an impact on me. Maybe it's just because it is being launched so soon after the original, but the Xbox 360 is not bringing the kind of radical leap forward in graphics that I've come to expect from a new generation of consoles. Do the videos and screenshots of Perfect Dark Zero and Ghost Recon 3 really look significantly better than Xbox titles like Conker or SC: Chaos Theory? I was pretty underwhelemed. The PS3 stuff looks a bit more advanced, but there's a lot less of it and much of it appears to be actual in game footage.



And as for the Nintendo Revolution... people already seem to have a lot of strong opinions about it, which is kind of funny considering all Nintendo showed us was the system's casing. The online service sounds cool -- it'll let you download and play Nintendo games ranging from the Cube all the way back to the NES -- but it doesn't say much about what the new games will be like. I am looking forward to finding out more about the actual console itself -- what it does, how it does it and what the games will be. But Nintendo seems to be keeping a lid on it for now.



Speaking of Nintendo, my Gamecube ebay auction ends sometime on Thursday night. Like I promised before, if the buyer is a reader, as an extra thingy I will throw in a drawing I did the other day of Fuzzy biting Mario on the head. I like you guys better than other humans.



Sam Logan


May 16, 2005

All the love in the world



Be warned... this is probably one of the weirder storylines I've done. I think you'll enjoy it all the same, though. I know I like it! But then, I am madly in love with everything I've ever said or done.



On Friday night, I saw Unleashed -- or as I like to call it, "Jet Li Finally Makes a Good English-Language Movie." Sure, it requires a pretty giant leap-of-faith to accept the film's most basic premise: that Li's character could ever have been raised to behave like a dog. But that doesn't make the premise any less interesting. Ultimately, the performances make it work. Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins are two of my favourite actors, and Li is given a character broad and simple enough to suit his limited English acting abilities. The fight scenes are great, too. Sure beats the hell out of The One.



The Gamecube Ebay auction seems to be going well! But ebay can't work for everything. Claire and I have got a few things that we'd need to sell/give to someone else who actually lives in Victoria. In particular, Claire would really like to sell her second bearded dragon and tank to someone who would take good care of him. He's a good lizard, although he's a little grumpy right now because he is shedding!



Sam Logan


May 13, 2005

Humming the bassline



A few of you have asked me about the ambiguous-sounding "big move" I have been mentioning idly for the last few weeks. Well, here is the scoop: Claire and I have finally got an apartment of our very own, and we are moving in on June 1st. The rent is going to be a little bit higher than I've been paying, but I think this place is worth it. Swanky!



Anyhow, we're trying to eliminate some possessions to help free up space and fund the move. If you are interested, I've put up an ebay auction for a Nintendo Gamecube. Included with the system are Mario Kart, Metroid Prime and F-Zero GX. (I've also got a drawing -- of Fuzzy biting Mario's head -- that I'd be happy to throw in if the person who buys this thing wants it.) If you are a long-time reader, you're already familiar with how awesome I think that system and those three games are. But between Claire and I, we have two of each. I'm an obsessive collector, but not that obsessive.







In other news, reader Lucas TdS just dropped me a line to tell me that he got Sam and Fuzzy a Wikipedia entry. Neat!



Sam Logan