Long Overdue

Despite the fact that Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released over six months ago I have yet to mention it here. My thoughts on the game are long overdue.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of those rare games that transcends its flaws and mistakes to become unforgettable. Even now the mere mention of its name draws out the memory of the distinctive music, the complexity of the central theme, and the depth of its characters. The game leaves a mark on you, and stays with you well after it is completed.

If I had to choose, I would call this the best game of 2011. Yes, that means it beats even Portal 2 in my opinion. While Portal 2 was a hilarious and whimsical return to a wonderful universe it did not leave the same deep mark. When I hear the Deus Ex theme I long to play the game again, even though it has been so short a time since I completed it.

I highly recommend the game to anyone and everyone. You may not agree in the end that it was as good as my high praise claims, but at worst you will play a very good game.



My phone fell apart and now I have an iPhone.

Apps are nice, but most of them seem to be repackaged information for people who can't be bothered to use the internet. The iPhone is a vehicle for spontaneity. That sounds cool but ultimately if you're slightly organized it means you don't really need the iPhone for anything beyond calling people.

At least in my case that's true. Someone whose job/life involves fairly constant communication/on the road work probably has more use for a portable internet.