Election 2000-ugh: Colin Powell Endorses Obama.

Left, Powell. Right, That One.

Left, Powell. Right, That One.

Unless you live under a rock, then yo heard the news.  Colin Powell, devote Republican and highly respected retired General, just Endorsed Obama for President.  Below is part of an interview he did after taping Meet the Press.  The link to the full transcript is here.

Reporter: Sir, what part did McCain‘s negativity play in your decision, the negative tone of the campaign?

Powell: It troubled me. We have two wars. We have economic problems. We have health problems. We have education problems. We have infrastructure problems. We have problems around the world with our allies. So those are the problems the American people wanted to hear about, not about Mr. Ayers, not about who’s a Muslim or who’s not a Muslim. Those kinds of images going out on Al-Jazeera are killing us around the world.

And we have got to say to the world, it doesn’t make any difference who you are or what you are, if you’re an American, you’re an American. And this business, for example, of the congressman from Minnesota who’s going around saying, “Let’s examine all congressmen to see who is pro-America or not pro-America” — we have got to stop this kind of nonsense, pull ourselves together and remember that our great strength is in our unity and in our diversity. And so, that really was driving me.

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Impressions: Dead Space

In space, no one can hear you shit your paints.

First, I want to say that this game has completely and utter taken over a small section of my life.  That, you know, is bad.  After buying the game Tuesday, I pushed through it last night.  I have to say, even though it has some flaws, Dead Space will be one of the most talked about games of 2008.  Playing it, I was reminded of three games: Dark Sector, Bioshock and The Thing.  None of those comparisons are bad.  It is almost like Dead Space involved or grew just like one of its monsters, taking resources from all the games around it to build on something almost unique.  I say almost because it feels like the game is constantly trying to prove itself among doubtful and jaded gamers.  Hard core gamers refuse to give new games props, especially new games by unknown studios.  I will say this.  Dead Space’s combat is better than Gears of War as far as memorial moments and battles and it is better than Halo 3 when it comes to thought-out weapons and ammo distribution.  I’ve never played a game that controls and mandates your ammo, and has the amount of ammo you have a constant and consistent point of interest.  You never have enough ammunition in Dead Space, and that makes this game one of the coolest new IPs to surface in years.

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