Posts Tagged ‘indiana jones’
This week’s assigment from the League of Bloggers is:
What media announcement had you throwing fist pumps and doing roundhouse kicks in the air? Did the final result live up to your dreams?
This one is easy for me: when they announced that Star Wars was going to be re-released in theatres with extended and additional scenes . I have not been that excited about any media announcement since then. I think I heard the annoucement 2 years before the first one was to come out and it seemed like an eternity until then. Nowadays 2 years flies by like nothing. Getting to see the Star Wars trilogy in the theatre was awesome! I vaguely remember watching Return of the Jedi in a theatre. I had watched the series so many times on TV and VHS that to actually sit in the theatre was fantastic. Plus, on opening day of Jedi I got a free exclusive Luke Skywalker action figure!
The best thing about the action figure- when I saw Jedi in the theatre as a kid they had stickers on the drinks and popcorn cups and if you mailed them in you could get a Luke as Jedi action figure- the same one I got for the re-release! Now the circle is complete!!
I didn’t care too much for the extended and additional scenes but getting to see the movies again more than made up for it.
They did have some awesome poster art!
My runner up is when they announced Indiana Jones 4. But that movie didn’t make me too happy so we’re not going to talk about it…
There is a place in Houston, TX called Joystix; they repair and sell video games. Every first and last Friday of the month from 9PM-2AM they open up the store for free play and for $15 you can play all the games you want.
This past Friday I went with my brother and we had a blast!
They have a huge selection of pinball machines and older machines from the 80s.
I especially like the cabinet art; here are some pics:
My brother and I played a couple racing and shooting games together, and a surprisingly fun game called Big Game Hunter. One of the highlights of the evening was playing Rambo 3 together; nothing brings brothers closer than shooting up a bunch of commies. I also really enjoyed playing all the different pinball games and seeing how inventive and creative they are. But I did come to the realization pretty quickly that I stink at pinball.
And of course I had to get my fortune…