Thursday, March 06, 2008

lines of code of Harry

Video games have never been my thing. I was too cheap to ever put my quarters into an arcade game and too interested in other aspects of my TV and computer to get involved in gaming at home. The computer games I owned were titles like "Jeopardy" and "You Don't Know Jack." Even though I'm not a gamer, I still think I want to see the documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters," which is about a champion Donkey Kong player. I've heard many good things about it.

Like any normal boy his age, my son enjoys video games. He plays "Madden '08" at home and is going to a "Mario Kart" party tomorrow night. Today I jokingly told him that there was a new game coming out that may finally get me interested in picking up a controller and exercising my thumbs. The game will be based on one of my favorite TV shows, "Dexter." I've previously written about the Showtime series, which is currently being shown on CBS. Are any of you watching it on regular TV? I wonder what a "Dexter" video game will be like. Maybe you'll control the main character as he goes to the store to stock up on cellophane, duct tape and syringes before going about his bloody business.

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Anonymous Jennifer said...

You'll have to come over and try bowling on my Wii! I love it!

Blogger John Hudgens said...

You *DEFINITELY* have to see King of Kong - I saw it at ComicCon last summer, and then again when it played here last fall. Buy the DVD - you won't regret it!

Blogger bean said...

frank, you will love 'the king of kong.' i gar-own-tee it. it is a terrific documentary with one of cinema's great villains.

i think the current crop of films available in the theater is possibly the worst ever too so it's nice to have something to recommend.

Blogger Monica said...

I am not a gamer per se either, I love playing Jeopardy, though on the console I find it lacking. I do however love Mario Kart and Mario Party with friends, they're really fun, especially in large groups- your son will have a great time.

I am watching Dexter on regular TV and love it, I just wonder how much has been cut out from the Showtime original version.


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