With all the snow the local Blockbust had almost everything rented, so I fired up Comcast OnDemand and combed around to see the entire Back to the Future Trilogy in HD. I have seen these movies countless times over the years, but not all three in a single night. They are fairly silly, but I have to give the writers credit for paying attention to detail. Christopher Lloyd is insane in this role, and I really can’t imagine Marty being Eric Stoltz at all.
I installed Windows 7 today on the Eee PC 1000h. So far so good. The performance really isn’t that bad at all. Majority of the drivers worked, but I did have to use the XP drivers for the wifi and network, and after that everything worked. I was surprised that Aero worked fine, but some things were a little slow such as some of the screensavers. I installed the new version of Windows Live with Messenger. One annoying this was I couldn’t find a way to turn off tapping, which I hate. I’ll write more if something happens.
Capcom released a demo for Resident Evil 5 in Japan a couple days ago. With the help of the guys and girls at NeoGAF were able to figure a way out to burn the demo to DVD and play it over here in the US, and that is what I did.
The demo itself is fairly short. You have two areas to play in. The game feels very much like Resident Evil 4, but with pretty graphics. It was a little odd getting used to the controls on the 36o controller as I played Resident Evil 4 on the PS2. The game is very action heavy in the demo, with lots of reloading and trying to fend off countless enemies. I haven’t tried it co-op yet, but it seems to be pretty cool with the branching areas and teamwork moves similar to Army of Two.
I picked up the BBC mini series Planet Earth on Bluray and it is amazing. If you have a HDTV and a Bluray player, you must do yourself a favor and buy it now. It is truely amazing to watch. The detail is jaw dropping, and seeing nature in such scale that is almost looks fake.