Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup

So, the World Cup is well on its way and Brazil has managed to get to the quarter finals. Besides some disappointments with the squad, the team has advanced on its own merits and is closer to the finals. If things go well, we could have the most antecipated game of History in mid-July: Brazil x Argentina in a World Cup final. I hope we get there, and I hope we win. Losing to Argentina in a final would be humiliating, to say the least.

Meanwhile, I think I'm buying EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for the PS3. I wanted to get Fifa 10, but apparently this is even better. EA has managed to make a football game that interests me, something Konami and its Winning Eleven / Pro Evolution Soccer could never do.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Millennium Trilogy - Part 1

I just finished reading the first book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the original is called Män som hatar kvinnor – "Men Who Hate Women" and it's a much better title, but anyway, I digress). I was really looking forward to it, and thankfully it reached my expectations. I enjoyed it thoroughly, from the story to the setting and the characters. The ending, particularly the epilogue, was great, and now I can't wait to read the second book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. I'm also going to watch the first movie in the theatre this week, if plans go accordingly. Nothing like a good movie spoken in swedish to make the week a little bit stranger.