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I saw the LIGHTS!!

I went to see Lights play live in Toronto the other day at the Phoenix Concert Theater.

If you're not familiar with Lights, she's a young Torontorian musician who plays catchy synth pop music leaning a bit towards the scene crowd. She released a 6 song EP last year and has been touring with it since then. I'm pretty sure she's a Christian, with a claim for a love for Jesus and taking influence from the Bible as well as a slew of Christian bands.

She is quite a certifiable cutie pie as well, not only because she is attractive, but more so because she embraces her inner geek. She's a World of Warcraft fanatic and often makes video posts about her adventures on her website. When was the last time you heard Rod Stewart saying he loved WoW? See!

It was a fun show, and the gal's definitely got some good stage presence especially for one so new to touring. Anyhow, here are a few pics:


You can view the rest over (here). I've attached one of her vids below. Later …

Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

Our favouriate Italian plumber soars in his latest platform adventure out for the Wii. Traditionally, Nintendo excels at the platform gaming genre and Super Mario Galaxy does not disappoint.

If you're familiar with the other Mario platformers, then you'll know the story: the evil Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach and its up to Mario to save her by hurdling through level after level. Nintendo doesn't deviate too much from this formula this time around. Clearly their Mario-platformers are all about the gameplay and not the storylines.

This time around, Mario is flying, jumping and twirling through planets and galaxies in hopes of collecting stars to open the way to his beloved Princess. In his adventure, Mario encounters all sorts of creatures, some friendly and some mean, and all sorts of environments, some heated and some frigid.

Galaxy never gets tired thanks to the variety of levels and all the different tasks that need to be completed. It's a far different Mario game t…

A Trip to Ottawa 2009!

Last year, my friends planned a trip to Ottawa in hopes of seeing the sights and sounds of the Winterlude Festival held every year. It worked out well because my pastor and his wife who lives there would have been out of town, and they had offered us their home for us to stay in for the duration of our trip. However, one thing we didn't plan on was mother nature's own intentions. There was a massive snowstorm that weekend, thus curbing our mini-vacation plans. I remember being sorely disappointed that we couldn't go, but it was not a total loss because I was buried in piles of work for my 4th year design project (that gives me an idea for a future post actually), so I headed back to Waterloo.

The frozen Ottawa River and tons of people skating.

Fast forward to 2009, it is February, and once again, it's time for the yearly festival in Ottawa. We (and by we, I mean my friend Vicky) had the trip all planned out and the weather looked to be pretty fantastic for the weeke…

Mass Effect (Xbox 360)

Mass Effect is the sci-fi action RPG epic from Canadian developer Bioware who has produced games such as Star War: KOTOR, Baldur's Gate, and Neverwinter Nights amongst others in the past.

Mass Effect pits you as an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard. You, along with a squad of other specialists, some human and some alien, seek out a rebel soldier who has discovered the key to a powerful ancient technology capable of destroying civilizations. The story starts out as a simple cat and mouse story, but as you continue on your journey, it evolves into something much larger - a political ballad filled treason and corruption.

What makes this game so engaging is the captivating storyline, but more importantly, your interaction within the story. There are several points during the game where you will have to make life or death decisions in regards to some of the game's supporting characters and even your own band of infantry. Some of your decisions also affect your character…

The Worst Week in Professional Wrestling History

If you're a subscriber to F4Wonline (and I know at least one of you are), you'll no doubt have heard our chief and emperor Bryan Alvarez herald this week as one of the worst week's in professional wrestling (that stemming from the big two, WWE and TNA). In fact, former wrestler Lance Storm weighs his two cents on the whole deal on his own website (here). While people would say thatTNA produced the worst show this week (undoubtedly bad), I would have to disagree and say WWE is the huger disaster. I say this only because WWE is a publicly traded multi-million dollar revenue company and worldly renowned, thus having a larger magnitude in the grand scheme of things.

So let's start off with the WWE. Last Sunday going in to the Royal Rumble, they couldn't get any hotter than they were with three really strong angles; the JBL/Michaels/Cena angle, Edge VS Jeff Hardy with his hinted stalker being revealed, and Randy Orton's superstar domination... the latter two of …