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My 16 year old son is a big-time X-box 360 gamer. For those of you out there who don’t know any better, this is how teenage boys spend their free time with their friends. They can play video games “online” and talk with each other, plan, make teams, etc….while battling Natzi-zombies (Call of Duty Black Ops), or other evil disgusting things. The graphics in these games are light-years beyond the days of playing “Atari’s” pong.

Anyway, from time to time, my son will come and get me to watch something he says is, “so awesome”. I will stop what I am doing, as this IS our quality time (when he wants to share something with me). I go into his game-room, plop down on the couch and try to decipher what is happening on the TV screen. I usually have no clue what I am watching, or what I am supposed to be looking for, so I ask him for a quick update to clue me in.

Usually, his idea of “awesome”, and mine are quite different. He likes killing everything, especially the zombies….the bloodier the better. Me on the other hand, I don’t like gory stuff, so I usually don’t watch those excerpts for very long.

Tonight was different, he comes into the room, “Mom, you have to come see this” He’s laughing between his talking. “This is hilarious…you have to come see it.”

“Ok, what is it?”

“I’m trying this new game….Techno Kitten Adventure.”

“What?” I can hear some crazy techno-music playing. “Ok, sure, I have to see this.”

I follow him to the game-room, he starts the game…..it looks like an eight-year old made this game….and it is really funny. A cat is flying through the air with a jetpack on its back….you have to guide it pass obstacles, while things fly towards it from the psychedelic sky/background. When you die (or rather when kitty dies), it falls and breaks into pieces…while meowing as it falls.

It really is hilarious….that made my evening.

The Best Game Ever!!!

Description of the game:

Navigate a kitten by jetpack, fueled by hopes and dreams, through a fantastical world of techno music. Featuring DJ Hixxy’s Sea of Love …

Screen shot 1

  • Release date: 9/6/2010
  • Developer: xMONOx
  • Genre: Music

Features

  • Offline players 1
  • Dolby Digital

Screen shot 2....of kitty's awesome adventure!

I just love the part of the description that kitty is fueled by “Hopes and dreams”.  Do kittens have hopes and dreams?

Wow….it is so awesome!


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Lately, my son has been telling me about his weird dreams. I like to listen to him, as well, I can never remember my dreams.

Here’s his from last night.

The Infamous Game

I was home alone, and I could see this old guy and some teenagers outside the house, and I could tell they were going to break in.

Then it changes to I’m sitting on the bench outside the house and talking to one of the guys, who has a gun….then he tells me “I’m gonna kill you now” So, I ask him if I can go check something over in the yard, and he says ok. So I go and set a C-4 to kill them. I get back to the house, and set it off, using my cell phone, but it doesn’t kill them……. but it worked as a distraction. So I decide to run to Austin’s house (a friend who lives three houses away), I get there and see his dad walking around the house with only a speedo on, and he’s walking around really funny, like it is giving him a wedgie. So, I think to myself, “no, I’m not going in there.”

Speedos for Jesus

I remember that dad gave me a survival kit with a gun in it, so I go back home, find the gun and kill the old guy.

This is what C-4 explosives look like

The dream ends there.

So, some background info now. My son is a swimmer, and he wears speedos, so we’re guessing that is why someone in his dream had a speedo on….even though it was a neighbor. That gave us a good chuckle.

I asked him, “What is a C-4?”, because I have no idea what that is. It’s an explosive..…..I’m not up on all the names of explosives etc. but my son is, because he plays Modern Warfare II, and apparently he utilizes various guns and explosives in that game. So this is the reason he used an explosive in his dream.

He told me it was really a cool dream as he was being all “James Bond” like. I’m laughing to myself now. Oh the mind of a teenage boy!

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