Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 NBA Playoffs Reaching New Heights

Ive been fairly disenchanted by the NBA for the past decade or so. While Im certain that the extremely low level of play by my hometown New York Knicks over this time period has been the main reason, the play around the league is often lackluster and lackadaisical outside of the postseason, which has been dominated by the L.A. Lakers, who won 5 championships in the past 10 years.

I watch some regular season games, and usually a fair number of playoff games, whether or not the Knicks are in it or not, which they havent been until 2011 (they were punched out in the first round and didnt play well). Pro basketball is my fourth favorite sport, behind tennis, the NFL, and MLB. And right now Im more excited about the NBA than I have been since I was in college in the last century - and the Knicks arent even in it. The level of play in the NBA this year is reaching new heights, and harkens back to the golden era of the 1980s NBA.

Its really been exemplified by this latest round of Division Finals. Every team has superstars, every team passes the ball and plays hard defense, every team shoots well and grabs rebounds, and the games have just been incredible. I dont even know who Im rooting for, but Im jumping out of my chair and shouting at the end of some of these games. After the Mavs closed it out tonight, its looking like they will play Miami in the NBA Finals. Its an amazing matchup that features some of the best players since the days of Magic, Michael and Larry. Dwayne Wade is one of the most clutch performers I have ever seen in any game or sport - look for him to be a determining factor when the game is one the line.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Epic Burnout 3 PS2 Mod - Bus Road Rage

found this cool PS2 mod floating around on youtube.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chronic's Guide to Takeout Food

As gamers, we tend not to focus on human necessities, like eating and sleeping. As a result of this single minded dedication to blipping, we eat a lot of takeout food, and a lot of snacks. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to handle your leftover takeout food.

-TWO HOURS is the maximum amount of time you want to leave something unrefrigerated. ONE single bacterium can turn into 64 at room temperature in 2 hours, and turn into 2 million in seven hours!

-If you arent going to eat something within 2 hours, throw it in the fridge or simply throw it out!

-You should plan on eating leftovers within 48 hours of putting them in the fridge. Refrigeration slows the growth of bacteria, but doesnt stop it. Items left in the fridge for 3 days or longer should be TOSSED OUT without hesitation.

-Make sure you safely reheat your food. Many of the containers that takeout food are served in are not microwave safe, or are made of types of plastic that may leak microscopic particles into your food if heated too greatly. Use a ceramic plate or bowl whenever possible.

Now You Know! And Knowing is Half The Battle!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Burnout Crash Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Bender has discovered that Burnout Crash is NOT going to be the epic "Burnout 3 in HD" remake we had all hoped for. Instead, its going to basically be what you see above, but with "2011" particle effects, textures, and damage modeling. Why would you do this to us Criterion? It seems with each new Burnout game, I care less.