I'd love to have a legion of flying monkeys carrying a litter for a ride.
In other news, yesterday was a great day for my little baby Xbox. Picked up my pre-ordered copy of State of Emergency. Yes, it was a crappy game for the PS2. You just ran around in these little levels beating the crap out of things, just simple mindless mayhem that couldn't hold a candle to GTA3. But there's three reasons I got it.
- Custom soundtracks, due to the power of the Xbox. So I can lead a pack of gang members through a megacorporate district sticking it to the man to Leonard Cohen (towelboy, read that essay if you haven't), doing a tribute to Natural Born Killers. I can grab a rocket launcher and attack capitalist storefronts to Edgecrusher. Police officers of the coporation surround me and attempts to subdue me with nightsticks to It's Against the Law. Fuck yeah.
- Multiplayer, which wasn't a feature for the PS2. Co-op play, taking out the man with a friend, or deathmatch. And in deathmatch? You get to recruit tons of random rioters to your cause, until both of you are running around with a pack of thugs behind each of you, ready to run forward and beat each other up in a massive pile of weaponry and crunching humanity. Yum.
- $20.00 price tag. Due to the game's failure on the PS2, and the long time it took to come out for the Xbox, they're only charging a fraction of the normal price of a game for multiplayer fun!
So I look forward to playing it with kikibird and runstaverun.
I also picked up Shenmue 2. Hey, it was $10, and it's a gorgeous fucking game.
Finally, there's a new support group for people with no balls, noballs.