Last Night in Austin

The Alamo Drafthouse is one of Austin’s current cultural treasures. I saw a Swedish film from this year’s Fantastic Fest over the weekend, called Let the Right One In, and I loved it. Avoid spoilers, but definitely check it out. Alternately dark and touching, creepy and sweet.

I went with my standard Drafthouse meal…no experimentation this time: White wine, hotwings, hummus with pita chips. I’d just shaved and–in the dark–ended up with hotwing sauce all over my face. Note to self: Avoid hotwings on days that you shave. Face. On. Fire.

In gaming news, I finally got the card game Zombie Flux, and I’m excited about trying it out soon.

I’m still playing Spore and Civilization Revolution…I hope to write up some comments on both soon. I tried to play Just Cause and couldn’t get into it at all.

Loving the life sims…

Since Activision’s Little Computer People, El-fish and forward I have loved life sims. Imagine how cool it would have been for all the little fish in Deus Ex, swimming along the ‘aquatic archetype paths’ through the maps, to be imports from El-fish… Anyway, at last, Spore is coming. I played with it at E3 one year and instantly had fun as soon as I put my hands on the creature creator. I can’t wait. Civ Revolutions soon, then Spore. This is going to be a good year, with these games plus Far Cry 2, Mercs 2 and Fallout 3 coming.