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Checkpoint: XXX Olympiad Edition

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This post could be about sexy Olympians but it’s not going to be. It’s not that kind of blog (I’d use Tumblr for that). This weekend was pretty much a non-starter for me. I spent most of it at work or doing house work. Any time I had left was spent catching glimpses of the Olympic games in London.

I echo the “NBC sucks” sentiment. The most enjoyable Olympic viewing experience thus far were the “World Feeds” on the CTV Olympic website. There I caught some ping pong, and fencing without any color commentary to ruin the experience. I really enjoyed the fencing setup — it reminded me of a game show with the hit detection lights and the highlighting of the combatant stage.

I’m trying to catch the events live and not have to put up with Costas and the primetime recap shows. There’s just too much hype and WWE styled drama promos. It’s not needed.    There are only a handful of sports that warrant the ridiculous coverage that the NBC commentators lavish on their teams.

I wrapped up Sworcery after many many months. I doubt I’ll be writing up a full blown review of this, so let this be my final word on it.

I loved the audio and visual presentation but the game itself didn’t do much for me. The rotation gimmick was cute the first time around but quickly became annoying. Some of the puzzles were clever but they recycled concepts far too often. The first boss fight was epic. The same boss fight with slight variations was much less so.

To avoid repeating myself like Sworcery, I’ll stop the “rant” here.

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