*we put the "mmm" in communism


This is the personal blog of Tim. Here, Tim writes on anything he has enough inspiration to finish a post on. That usually ends up being matters of science, pop culture, technology, religion, and philosophy.

This blog is around nine years old, which is over a third of Tim's current age. Back in 2003, it was called "Of Tim: Tim's life - or lack thereof", and it was as bad as you might expect the blog of a freshman in high school to be. Tim hopes that his writing is a little better, these days.

Tim welcomes any input that you, the dear reader, might have. Comments are very much appreciated, especially if you have a dissenting opinion. If you'd like to learn more about Tim, you might want to see his facebook or google+.

Also: Tim is a very avid consumer of various sorts of music. You may be interested in his playlists!

click to show/hide
Left, Right, Cut, Back, Down! (O.o)
click to show/hide the rest of this post
I have opened begun a post almost every day this week, and just, got distracted. What have I been doing, you ask? Well, I'll tell you!

Tuesday I went to Crosswalk with Daniel, and afterwards went over to his house for a couple hours. Went to Bible Study, spilled strawberries RIGHT in my lap, embarrassing innuendo followed.


The entire purpose of this week, the sole purpose, the only reason this week exists, was E3. I honestly did next to NOTHING this week but watch over 5 hours of press conferences, game demos, and trailers from E3. I stated that I was firm in my faith with the Xbox 360. I am here to tell you that it is not such any longer. The PS3, has by far outclassed the Xbox 360 in hardware, and if some of the rumors are true, games. The sheer power of the PS3 is astounding - they ran a full demo using the Unreal 3 engine flawlessly. The 360 definately can't do that. However, the 360 carries multiple franchises I am attached to, and several upcoming games I am interested in. The deciding factor here? FFVII. Sony demonstrated a tech demo of astounding quality, of the first scene in FFVII. Rumor has it that the cutscene was a part of the remake. No announcements have been made thus far. Speaking of FFVII, Advent Children is scheduled for September 13th. w00tl4r.

Personally, I need to make myself an empirical comparison of the PS3 vs. the Xbox 360. More for me than you.

    ++ Automatically a/b/g wi-fi enabled
    ++ Approximately 2x pure processing power w/Cell
    ++ Broadcasts up to 1080p
    ++ Comes in black, looks nice
    + Heavenly Sword
    ++ Final Fantasy
    + Killzone 2
    + Metal Gear Solid 4
    ++ Significantly more powerful GPU
    + Utilizes Blu-ray
    ++ Utilizes Unreal 3 Engine

    -- Akward controller!
    -- Fewer good franchises/hopeful games
Xbox 360:
    ++ Automatically online enabled w/Live (which is probably better than other online services)
    ++ Better controller
    + Blue Dragon
    + Comes w/remote?
    ++ Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    + Fable 2
    ++ Halo 3
    + Ninety-Nine Nights
    + Perfect Dark Zero

    -- Half as powerful on the proc side alone
    -- Less powerful GPU than the RSX
    -- Semi-ugly appearance
At the moment, PS3 looks to be ahead. We've got a few months until November. We'll see. As a side note: Gothic III comes out this year, as well. I've posted a couple random movies I enjoyed on the server. And by the way, that Killzone 2 demo is not reflective of what the game is actually like. In most senses of the word, it's not real-time.



Other than that, I've watched another whole blob of movies. I finally got around to watching the two Harry Potter movies (the second and third). The third wasn't too shabby, though the second kinda sucked. I also rewatched portions of Revolutions, for old time's sake. I saw Episode III last night, which was refreshingly good. I liked it better than I, II, and IV, it was quite worth seeing.

Today, I cleaned the attic. I didn't rearrange much (a few signs, some of the chairs), but I vacuumed it up, washed the windows, ping pong table, foosball table, and the snapple machine, and fixed some of the lights, and lastly replaced some of the tacks with nails. And fixed the fan's positions. And spot-cleaned the carpet. Ahem.

And now I must make sure I wake up tomorrow, for church, as my parents will not be here.
posted by MC Froehlich at

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home