La Valse des coureurs (Race Course Review)

Running Course Review
La Valse des coureurs (Circuit Endurance)
2014
Laval, Quebec
5km

La Valse des coureurs is the only Laval race on the Circuit Endurance’s schedule. It’s not the prettiest course on the calendar nor is it the most prestigious. However, it is still really well done. It does feel a bit low key but you still get the competitive nature and support that you would expect from a race on Montreal’s major running circuit. There are some problems with the course but it is still fun to run through.

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 23, 2014

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 23, 2014 <12 mins – 11.1MB>
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On today’s podcast, I go over the video game sales for the past week (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com and the game releases from the past week. There are a few solid releases this week; especially for downloadable titles. Continue reading for the video game sales and the game releases (with trailers) from last week.

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the podcast.

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Weekly Movie Post–August 23, 2014

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Weekly Movie Podcast – August 23, 2014 <12.5 mins – 11.4MB>
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Continue reading for the top five charts from the last week’s box office (all data coming from www.the-numbers.com). There’s also a list of all the movies coming out this weekend in theatres and the movies that were released for the home video market this week (with trailers where available).

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the if podcast.

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Weekly Running Post–August 22, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 22, 2014 <28.5 mins – 26.1MB>
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Another longer than usual running podcast. There’s a major race in my neck of the woods this weekend. The Quebec City Marathon is this Sunday and I go over my experience with the race from last year. I also get into a preview of La Valse des Coureurs; a race that I’m planning on running on Sunday. It’ll be my first race since May. Additionally on the podcast, I talk about some of the great running gear sales that are taking place this weekend. There are some really great deals out there. Download the podcast by clicking the link up top and continue reading the rest of the post to check out the entire race schedule for the Quebec-Toronto corridor as well as upstate New York and Vermont.

Unfortunately, the podcast did not go up on time again. I had to reformat my laptop and it took a bit of time to get it back up and running. I recorded the podcast last night but was too tired to finish editing it so I had the plan to work on it early this morning. When I started working on it, the editor crashed and I thought I had lost all the work. Luckily, nothing was lost and I was able to finish editing it. I did notice some sound issues which I will hopefully have fixed in time for tomorrow’s Movie Podcast.

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the podcast.

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 18, 2014

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 18, 2014 <21 mins – 18.8MB>
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On today’s podcast, I go over the video game sales for the past two weeks (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com). I also go over the game releases from the past week. Even though we’re in the usual summer slump, it seems like there is something for everyone this week no matter what system/platform you favour (unless you play your games on a Sega Master System or Turbografx-16). Continue reading for the video game sales from the last two weeks and the game releases (with trailers) from last week.

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the podcast.

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Weekly Running Post–August 16, 2014

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 16, 2014 <21 mins – 19.6MB>
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A bit longer running podcast than normal. I go quite a bit into the benefits of pacing properly and doing smaller races (5K and 10K) to prepare oneself mentally for larger races (half and full marathons). I also go over the races for this weekend. For the full list and links to the registration pages for each race, continue reading past the break.

I apologize tor the podcast not going up in time. I don’t know if it’s due to overtraining or the amount of writing I’ve been doing this past week (or both) but I was completely exhausted the last couple of days. Therefore a couple of races may have actually happened by the time this post goes up. I will make sure the podcast goes up on Wednesday like normal next week. Also, for those waiting for it, the Movie Newsletter will be up tomorrow evening. The Video Game Podcast will be up later tonight.

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Weekly Movie Post–August 13, 2014

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Weekly Movie Podcast – August 13, 2014 <19 mins – 17.5MB>
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This podcast is a bit long and heavy as I not only discuss the box office numbers from last weekend and the new movies coming out but also the careers of Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, and Joe Viskocil.

Continue reading for the top five charts from the last week’s box office (all data coming from www.the-numbers.com). There’s also a list of all the movies coming out this weekend in theatres and the movies that were released for the home video market this week (with trailers where available).

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the podcast.

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 11, 2014

Due to an issue with my laptop, this week’s Video Game Podcast is in limbo. Hopefully, I’ll be able to access the raw file by tomorrow and edit it so I can publish it tomorrow. If not, I’ll just chalk it up to a loss. However, I still want to publish the sales figures from the last two weeks as well as list all the game releases from last week (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com). If I still have issues with the laptop, I will still be producing podcasts for the week but the sound quality will take a bit of a hit.

Video Game Sales for the Week of August 2nd, 2014

Rank

Console

Title

Publisher

Sales of the Week

Weeks of Release

1 PS4 The Last of Us Remastered Sony Computer Entertainment 293k New
2 Wii U Mario Kart 8 Nintendo 32k 10
3 Xbox 360 Minecraft Microsoft 25k 61
4 PS3 Minecraft Sony Computer Entertainment 19k 12
5 3DS Tomodachi Life Nintendo 17k 9
6 Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 16k 46
7 Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 15k 39
8 3DS Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 15k 43
9 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 11k 46
9 PS3 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 11k 39

Video Game Sales for the Week of July 26th, 2014

Rank

Console

Title

Publisher

Sales of the Week

Weeks of Release

1 Wii U Mario Kart 8 Nintendo 37k 9
2 Xbox 360 Minecraft Microsoft 26k 60
3 3DS Tomodachi Life Nintendo 21k 8
4 PS3 Minecraft Sony Computer Entertainment 21k 11
5 Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 16k 45
6 Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 16k 38
7 3DS Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 16k 42
8 PS3 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 11k 38
9 PS4 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 11k 37
10 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 10k 45

This Week’s Retail Game Releases
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Microsoft Xbox 360 - Sacred 3
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
Sony PlayStation 3 - Sacred 3
- Ultra Street Fighter IV

 

This Past Week’s Downloadable Console/Handheld Game Releases
(click title for trailers)

Nintendo Wii U - Cybernator (Virtual Console-SNES)
- Jett Tailfin
- Mega Man 5 (Virtual Console-NES)
- Shut the Box
- Super Mario Kart (Virtual Console-SNES)
Sony PlayStation 4 - Killzone Shadow Fall: Intercept
- Road Not Taken
- The Swapper
Sony PlayStation 3 - The Swapper
Nintendo 3DS - The Mysterious Murasame Castle (Virtual Console-NES)
Sony PlayStation Vita - Metrico
- Table Top Racing
- The Swapper

This Week’s Steam Game Releases
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- Amazing World
- Another Perspective
- Back to Bed
- Battle Islands
- Cloud Chamber
- The Counting Kingdom
- Crazy Plant Shop
- Cricket Captain 2014
- Direct Hit: Missile War
- Empress of the Deep 3: Legacy of the Phoenix
- The Expendabros
- GamersGoMakers
- Guns and Robots
- Heroes of a Broken Land
- Jet Gunner
- Kingdom Tales 2
- Mind: Path to Thalamus
- New York Bus Simulator
- Orbital Gear
- OTTTD
- Pe-2: Dive Bomber
- Psichodelya
- Rex Rocket
- Road Not Taken
- Stonerid
- The Terminal 2
- The Tower
- Victory at Sea
- War on Folvos

Quick Site Update

Due to me doing something pretty foolish, I have caused some of my audio equipment to not work. Therefore, the Video Game Podcast will only be published on Sunday. Additionally, due to the delay, the Movie Newsletter will only be published on Monday. Thankfully, the mishap is minor but it will still take a day for me to catch up.

Weekly Movie Post–August 7, 2014

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Weekly Movie Podcast – August 7, 2014 <6 mins – 5.6MB>
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Another quick podcast as I briefly discuss the box office numbers from last week and the upcoming films in theatres and for home release.

Continue reading for the top five charts from the last week’s box office (all data coming from www.the-numbers.com). There’s also a list of all the movies coming out this weekend in theatres and the movies that were released for the home video market this week (with trailers where available).

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