Thursday, May 11, 2006

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!

Yes - I turn 32 today. Yippee - one year closer to retirement - I'm about halfway there, according to the government (well, technically, I won't be there until I'm 32 and a half). So far, so good - I got some gift certificates to my favorite electronics megastore, Best Buy. Too bad there isn't one located in Greenwood - I have to drive to either Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, or Columbia for one. Sounds like a good excuse to me to get out of town for an afternoon. :-)

Today also marks the first exposure of new screens of FSX from E3 courtesy of the boys at SimHQ. I hope they post more later today, as they promise. So far, I like what I see. Graphically, it will be a night-and-day difference from any previous version. Gamespot has also published a new 30-second video showing some real-time in game footage. Impressive!

[EDIT] I ran across this quick video capture of the helicopter flying over an oil rig. Check out that awesome reflection of the rig in the water! Thanks to rjetster for this capture!

3 comments:

Bill said...

Happy b-day, Owen! And thanks for the links to the FSX pics and vids as well. Here's hoping you can get in a little virtual flying before the day is through ;-).

gallopinggoose said...

Happy Birthday Owen!!

Sorry too late arrival.

Best regards,
Jun

Mikesup said...

Darn, I'm late, but better late then never, right? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OWEN!!!!!