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All preorders have been shipped

As of 10:00 this morning,  all preordered copies of Monster Hunter International have been shipped! 

I was supposed to have them all out yesterday, but my truck broke down, and I had to tow it into the shop.  Next thing you know, I get stuck with a $1,400 bill.  Plus I had to get a prescription for antibiotics to clear up this bug that I’m on, and I discovered that my new self-employed insurance cost A LOT more when it comes to prescriptions.  By the time I limped my half-dead, and broke carcass into the shop, there was no way I was going to make it to the post office before close.  So yesterday pretty much sucked. 

I’ve still got about 80 copies of MHI here, and about a dozen patches if anybody wants them.  Other than that, the book is now available on 

Once you guys read it, feel free to post an honest review.  I can take it.  There are only two reviews up so far, but one is from Matt Bracken, author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic, (which is an excellent read) and Matt liked MHI.  If you haven’t checked out EFaD I recommend it. 

So far I’m like number 60,000 and something on the best seller list.  I figure I can probably do a little bit better than that. 

Update, and video games for Christmas Hoo Ray!

I haven’t posted anything to the blog for like ten days now.  I came down with some sort of Bubonic Death-Plauge this week.  That worked out okay though, since for Christmas I got a bunch of XBox 360 games.   Since getting off the couch was too much work, I just had my kids keep popping in various games between bouts of vomiting. 

 Mass Effect:  Holy crap, that’s a fun game.  Probably the single most engrossing role playing game I’ve played since Knights Of The Old Republic.  (and it is from the same company, so no surprise).  A lot of the mechanics are kind of weird, it is part RPG, part FPS, but the highlights are actually the conversations and the plot.   It isn’t black and white, good and evil, and you’ve got to make some tough choices, and there are some grown-up situations.  Overall, I loved it, and will be playing through it again.

Call Of Duty 4:  Modern Warfare:  The best COD game, by far.  An awesome shooter, with some really neat scripted moments.  The level where you are in a Spectre gunship, blasting the living hell out of the countryside is probably my favorite.  The piggyback level is great too.

Guitar Hero III:  The Correias have been Guitar Heroless since my boy decided to spin the CD for number II like a record, and scratched it to death.  Guitar Hero is just plain fun, I don’t care who you are.  Ironically, I can beat Satan in a rock off, but I can’t beat Tom Morello on medium.  Damn him.  But come on, he’s the guy from Rage Against the Machine (angry, about something… or other… hell if I know) and Audio Slave (which rocks the awesome).