Tag: Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk #202: I Want My Wikipedia TV!!!

Posted on August 19th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Geek Stuff, Today's Specials, TV. 25 comments
Most of you know my television habits -- I watch WWE wrestling, HBO boxing, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and American Idol. Compared to most of my friends, I don't watch a lot of TV. I never got into Lost or 24. While I've enjoyed some episodes of Dexter, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, True Blood, and [insert popular show here], I never really cared enough to follow those series regularly. I'm generally more entertained by the Internet than television, but there's one thing that would absolutely keep me glued to the tube: Wikipedia TV.

Coffee Talk #201: Foursquare is Like Xbox Achievement Points

Posted on August 18th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Geek Stuff, Mobile Tech, Xbox 360. 33 comments
I've been having a blast with foursquare for the last two months. A lot of people hate the location-based check-in service, but I don't think they get it. Sure, it's another way for vain people to use the Internet to share more mundane details of their mundane lives, but foursquare can be fun and useful. I love checking out where my friends eat, drink, and shop; I'm more likely to try a restaurant an IRL friend likes than a random one. The baseball lover in me marks out at all the stats available on foursquare; it's interesting to see the patterns and statistics of your social life.

Coffee Talk #200: Gamers Should Hate Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Posted on August 17th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Movies, Today's Specials, TV, Videogames, WWE. 60 comments
It's the 200th edition of Coffee Talk! I want to thank all of you for helping me make it this far!!! If you'd like to thank me then please do me a favor and start hating Freddie Prinze, Jr. You see, I saw him over Summer Slam weekend at the lobby of the Sheraton. Freddie used to be a writer for WWE and was visiting the wrestlers. Anyway, start hating him. Like now.

Coffee Talk #199: My Summer Slam Weekend

Posted on August 16th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Today's Specials, WWE. 30 comments
Man that was an awesome weekend -- great WWE action, fantastic friends, good food, and mingling with WWE Superstars! Here are some random highlights.

Coffee Talk #198: What’s Your Favorite “Hard” Game?

Posted on August 12th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 20 comments
There's a fine line between a satisfyingly difficult game and a game that's so annoying that you want to hurl your controller through your television. Some titles have tough sections that adequately reward your Herculean efforts. Others are just difficult for the sake of being difficult. In my mind it's the difference between something like Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man 9. It's so tough to do it right.

Coffee Talk #197: Who’s Your Favorite Super Villain?

Posted on August 11th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Comics, Today's Specials. 24 comments
In yesterday's Coffee Talk, we had a fun conversation about our favorite superheroes. Let's take a stroll on the dark side today and talk about our favorite super villains! In comics, games, movies, etc., heroes are only as good as their villains. Threats seem much more epic when they're executed by a devious mastermind. The fictional world needs great villains!

Coffee Talk #196: Who’s Your Favorite Superhero?

Posted on August 10th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Comics, Today's Specials. 44 comments
My friend and I were talking about comics last week (this is not unusual) and the topic of our favorite heroes came up. Most of my comic-book reading friends are straight up DC/Marvel fans. They're favorite characters are almost always Batman or Spider-Man. My choice is a little bit different -- Nightwing.

Coffee Talk #195: What’s the Worst Console You Ever Bought?

Posted on August 9th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Console Wars, Today's Specials, Videogames. 42 comments
RPadholic smartguy brought up a fantastic idea for Coffee Talk, so let's use it today! What's the worst console you've purchased? Surely some of you have been burned by the likes of Nintendo's Virtual Boy, Nokia's N-Gage, or Tiger Telematics' Gizmondo. Now's the time to let your frustrations out and totally trash the one gaming system you wish you never spent money on! It'll be cathartic. Give it a go.

Coffee Talk #194: Your Favorite Animated Comic Book Movie

Posted on August 5th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Comics, Movies, Today's Specials. 35 comments
After failing to find it at Best Buy last weekend, I finally watched Batman: Under the Red Hood last night. It was frickin' brilliant! DC's animated movies have been rocking for years, but Under the Red Hood raises the bar. The art style is fantastic and the voice acting is first rate (I thought I'd miss Kevin Conroy more, but Bruce Greenwood's fine performance ensured that I didn't). Most importantly (to me, anyway), the story was fantastic. It took a great plot from the comic books, tightened it up, and got rid of some of the convoluted twists that confused readers.

Coffee Talk #193: Have Games Desensitized You to Violence?

Posted on August 4th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 12 comments
After E3 2010, I vaguely remember an article by some guy I can't remember saying that videogames have desensitized people. The premise was that gamers have spent too much time shooting enemy soldiers, decapitating villains, and blowing buildings up that it no longer seems shocking. I started thinking about the issue again after the excellent people at Gamasutra started discussing it.