Monday, July 05, 2004

What’s up with this 5th of July crap?

Seriously, why are we having a second holiday? Where is it mandated that banks have to have a weekday off for every major holiday? Wasn't Sunday enough? Is the 4th of July less important because it landed on a weekend, like America couldn't be bothered with fireworks and the related pomp because it's not Monday through Friday?

If you couldn't tell, I think the 5th of July being a "holiday" this year is ridiculous, mostly because the mall was insanely busy and the stock market was closed. I'm waiting for some stocks to go up before I sell, so I can pay off my debt (I've mentioned this like 20 times in the past month, if you've been following along).

I've only owned the game for three days, but I already beat the story mode in "Spider-man 2." That's what happens when you play from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and then repeat that on Sunday. The gameplay style is very addicting. You just keep playing "one more mission." The coolest thing about this game, though, is the replay value. After you defeat the storyline, you get a new chapter, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life." The only goal on this chapter is to earn 50,000 hero points, which, conservatively, estimates out to about 200 missions. That's actually lots of fun. Grabbing purse snatchers, beating up thugs, and tracking down hidden secrets is a lot of fun. Plus, you can set goals for yourself, like beating all the Mary Jane meeting missions, or beating all the Pizza missions. Still, as awesome as the game is (and it's one of the best I've played in awhile), the movie is better.

Want proof the movie's better? Read this. $180 million. That's just a crazy amount of money. The movie cost $200 million to make. It shouldn't become profitible after a week, but that's what "Spider-man 2" is looking at. If you haven't seen it yet, what the hell are you waiting for? The IMAX edition? Oh wait, that's coming too.

Oh, and since it's Monday, new Versus polls and new DGOW (yeah, that's right, no holiday here at AdamReisinger.com). As I promised, DGOW is Lindsay. And check out the downloads page for a special treat.

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