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Official Call of Duty WWII - Story Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 October 2017

I saw no zombies at all in this story

HoC Random Picture of the Day – 05062012

By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 May 2012

Is this a bad sign?

Rolly at his first golf lessonRolly at his first golf lesson

Trying to decide if this is the first sign of the Apocalypse or if this means more Xbox time for Daddy.

Awesome or sad?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 November 2011

Just kidding, I know it was awesome!

So last night before Sega Nite I changed clothes before playing. Into my PJs, of course, not my camo gear.

I caught myself, in all my gaming geekiness, changing from my Gears of War boxers into my Gears of War sleeping pants.

Or is that too much information... (cause, you know, I have more...)

PS: This image is the boxers and pants I actually have as the above graphic is only an approximation.


By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 October 2011

What did I tell you

Today I'm Batman

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 October 2011

But I didn't think I would be

When I gave up on the Future Shop steel book edition of Batman: Arkham City I went and ordred it through one of Coxxorz' deals:

Wal Mart is selling an exclusive Batman: Arkham City for $59.83 with Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition included for free!

An online order only. I accepted two things about this deal. A second copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum and a shipping delay. So I gave away my first copy of Arkham Asylum to a friend and resigned myself to not playing Batman: Arkham City on release day. No big deal I tried to convince myself as I cried myself to sleep at night.

Oh My God! No. 2!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 August 2011

It's Rezurrection's release date and my Xbox is disassembled!

So Rezurrection is out and I still haven't unpacked my Xbox from a coop day at Coxxorz's'z!

I don't even know who I am anymore!

Xbox Marketplace link.

1200 MS pts for those of you plebes who didn't buy the Hardened or Prestige editions.

"Pow! Right to the Moon"

I'll get back to you after I've unpacked everything!

Tough room

By Blackwalt - Posted on 07 May 2011

The sarcasm seems to come naturally

So tonight I stealthily snuck up to the kitchen to get a glass and some ice. Stealthily because I was not sure if Rolly was asleep yet.

Ice turned out to be a problem as using the ice dispenser creates a lot of noise. I guess Rolly was still awake attested to by the:

    Keep the noise down out there

Which was yelled from the bedroom by Rolly.

I fired back with a quiet:

    Sorry bud, my apologies.

This got the well deserved reply that it had earned:

    I'm trying to sleep here.

I crept back to the basement well scolded. By a five year old.

Let sleeping Minifigs lie

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 March 2011

If you can find them...

Two things to lead into this story:

  • Rolly received Lego Universe for Christmas
  • Rolly is going to a day camp for March Break

So Rolly's Day Camp starts one hour later than school but we as a family still get up at the same time. Yesterday Rolly had a simple solution to fill in the hour. "Can I play Lego Universe?" Sure you can, go ahead.

"Daddy I wrote a story for you"

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 March 2011

And here it is

Last night Rolly called me upstairs as he was going to bed. With lettering assistance from Guba he had written me a story.

He enjoyed reading it to me and afterward signed it for me. That part I cropped off.

This morning I discovered that it was a musical as he sang it to me at full volume while getting dressed.

One last day

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 December 2010

That's a nice T-Shirt

I Wonder where I got it?

It's official

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 December 2010

So some of you may already know, some of you may not, but I took the buyout package offered up by my company.

In October.

I was feeling like one of the Walking Dead over that past two months. Exacerbated by the official goodbye party last week. Yet I am still here.

After intense negotiation and a meeting with the Editor and HR we finally got everyone on the same page.


"This friday?" as the Editor asked.

Yes, this Friday. Christmas Eve.

HoC Picture of the Day – 08282010

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 August 2010

"This is the best day ever!"

With water balloons and a sprinkler? Not to mention a Lego themed birthday party?

Of course it was.

I'm Batman and you're Robin

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 August 2009

Rolly and Blackwalt have a bedtime conversation

Rolly: "I'm Batman and you're Robin."

Me: "Okay..."

Rolly: "You can borrow my Bat-things if you want."

Me: "How about some Bat-a-rangs?"

Rolly: "No, you have your own."

Me: "Can I borrow the Batmobile?"

Rolly: "No, I have to drive it."

Me: "Okay, how about the Batplane?"

Rolly: "No, I'm using it."

Anyone else have these problems?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 August 2009

Not this again...Not this again...So it's a smidge long

In a conversation with our new vets office, scheduling an appointment for next Monday (it's Thursday today).

"Do you mind dropping off his medical files so the Vet can read them before the appointment?"

Oh, come on, it's only 48 pages of small type. How many days do you need?

"Are you sure that's going to be enough time?" (me asking)

"Oh yes, the Vet is working on Saturday."

Coxxorz is hard to read

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 July 2009


So I finished my co-op Resident Evil 5 day with Coxxorz and I still wanted to play more of the game.

The problem was, I was unsure if Coxxorz was still interested. He did play it but I was unclear how much he had enjoyed it.

But I had the game rented until Thursday (as did he) so I figured I could at least ask. So I emailed him:

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