I turned it up to 11.
You recall my whining about my WiFi seeming weird... mainly surfacing in impossible-to-watch videos on the new Nintendo Channel. The solution was to change the router to broadcast on wireless channel 11, rather than the default 6.
Have you checked out the Professor Layton trailer? It's really nice. And remember, this is a preview movie of a puzzle game on the DS! Double-nice.
This is how awesome GTAIV is.
GTAIV has this intriguing bit o' marketing where you use your in-game cell phone to tag songs as you hear them on the various Liberty City radio stations. Then you receive a [real world] email with a link to buy and download the song sans DRM. (Info here, but be wary of the unnecessary iTunes jab.) I had heard of this service - called ZiT - but I did not know the proper phone number to call. I remembered seeing ZiT billboards on bus stations, so I cruised around looking for bus stops... but then I thought to check the in-game internet. After a brief stop at tw@, I found the phone number.
To summarize, I used a fake internet to find a fake phone number to mark real songs heard on a fake radio so I could get a real email and download songs on the real internet. Genius.
Taco Bell's vegetarian menu options.
Slim, as you would expect. We ventured into the Bell because we had coupons for free Fruitisto Freeze, or Fruitupa or El Fruitaco or whatever they are. It's a mango slushie with frozen strawberries on it, so it's great. Anyway, the bean burrito (89 cents) and the cheese roll-up (79) are just about the only meat-free options. Good to know.
Wii Fit so sold out.
I wasn't intensely driven to buy Wii Fit, but I figured I'd pick it up if I saw it. Turns out, I can't even see it. Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target were all cleaned out this week, although I could have enjoyed some official Wii Fit exercise mats and towels if I so desired.
My TRU did have 40 or so Wiis in stock on Wednesday night, with 25 available today (although I suspect those were from two different shipments, last week's and this week's). Nintendo is really trying to make sure Wiis are available when the big games drop.
Two-man PixelJunk Monsters means starting over.
Suck! When Mike and I spent a weekend doing single-player levels (because I had yet to buy a second PS3 controller), I looked forward to eventually revisiting the tougher levels in multiplayer. Unfortunately, if you select 2P, you get a second, duplicate map. So we had to start over.
It's so much nicer in co-op, we couldn't believe we spent that much time playing it solo.
All gold medals pwned.
I now have gold medals on every Cup, every CC, including Mirror. Much to my surprise, this does not unlock everything.
There's a ton of extra characters and karts, but the requirements get rather steep to find them all. This weekend I unlocked Birdo, Toadette, and Funky Kong. (Funky Kong? Really?) There's plenty more to find - including alternate costumes for Miis - but you need star ranks on every Cup to do so. Nuts.
Getting ready for Wizard World Philly.
Got my event pass, got my train ticket. Josh and I are booked for mega comics hoopla.
Unbelievably, it's impossible to find out a weekend schedule on the stupid Wizard World website. Josh had to go here to find it. Hello, Wizard? You suck.