Well, I ended up going to the midnight launch of GTA IV last night. I’m pretty excited about the game but nothing fevered or anything. Best Buy is right down the street though and my friend had preordered it and wanted to get it RIGHT AWAY. After playing some Army of Two while waiting for midnight to roll around, we headed out to the Best Buy and got in line.
We got there about 2 minutes before midnight and there were maybe 40 people there. There were 2 seperate lines, one for preorders and one for non preorders. I didn’t bother to preorder it since I figured they’d have about eleventy billion copies. I was right. And judging from my experience with Halo 3 and GHIII, I thought that it would be faster to just show up and pick it up rather than having to wait for them to look it up in the system (and wait in the line for them looking up everyone elses games in the system). I ended up being right and saving about … 20 seconds.
Still, I’m now the proud owner of GTA IV for the 360 and have played it for a grand total of one hour. I won’t really get to play it tonight until I get back from the gym though (look at that, actually not sitting around!).
Besides sit on my ass video games though, I’m also in the process of trying to find a new bike. When I moved I didn’t bring it with me and instead borrowed an extra one my parents had. They ended up needing it back though and now I am currently bikeless. Luckily the weather here has been so crappy it’s not an issue but I’m back on the market and looking. I haven’t really bought a bike since I was 12 though so it’s a bit of an experience.
I think I’m looking for more of a hybrid/commuter bike (certainly not a road bike and I doubt I’ll be doing any mountain biking) so if anyone has any suggestions I’m willing to listen. Right now my short list is something like this:
- Fuji CrossTown
- Fuji Absolute 2.0
- Trek 7.3 FX
- Trek 7.2 FX
- Giant Cyprus DX
- Giant Sedona DX
- GT Nomad LTD
I’d be open to suggestions though, so if anyone knows a $500-ish bike that’s good for mostly on road/trail riding let me know.