February 17, 2008

Rock Band Songs on iTunes

The folks over at Kotaku point out that iTunes is now offering the Rock Band songs for download at $73.26. Here's a cheaper way to get those songs, tune your FM to Jack FM whatever the radio station chain is called in your neck of the woods. Here in LA its 93.1 Jack FM, and listening to it is just like listening to the soundtrack to Rock Band.

Then, with the money you just saved, buy a new video game and a pizza.

February 13, 2008

Hello Kitty Island Adventure In Closed Beta

Okay, it's not Hello Kitty Island Adventure. But it is Hello Kitty Online, which I just read this morning is in closed beta.

Then I threw up in my mouth a little.

You can see and hear the sickeningly sweet webpage here. Be warned though, you have to click off the sound everytime you switch to a new page.

Now why, you might ask, did I throw up in my mouth? This is a cute little harmless game for ten year old girls. But I know that 30 year old women will play this. The Hello Kitty crowd scares me a bit. Okay the tee shirts are cute, but do you have to have the Hello Kitty toaster oven and matching vacuum cleaner? Really?

Also how many creepy old men will play this to meet little girls? Ew, I know. But it happens. This is just a bad idea all around.

February 6, 2008

Con: The Saga Continues

Okay, so I finally got through on the phone line to the travel agency (Travel Planners) for the con (3 and a half hours later...). Apparently their website crashed around 9:30 PST - which is around the same time I had gotten the confirmation window up. And all the people that did get through booked absolutely all the hotel rooms close to the convention center.

All of them.

The bastards.

So I'm on a waitlist (thank you Andrea!), and Travel Planners is trying to get more close rooms. At least I'm on a wait list. That's three hours of my life I'll never get back.




At hotel reservations.

I have tried to make a reservation for the past two hours online and on the phone. Constant busy signals on the phone. And I keep getting an error after I click "confirm reservation" online.


This sucks.