Weekly Running Post–January 4, 2013

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The website awakens from it’s slumber and starting things off from hibernation is the Weekly Running Podcast. I offer up details about registration for the Ottawa Marathon and the Circuit Endurance as well as a few races coming up over the next two weeks (because there are a few people who think running in arctic temperatures is a grand idea).

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This and Next Weekend’s Racing Schedule

Date

Location

Name of Race

Distances

Weather
Forecast

Jan. 5 Kingston, ON KRRA – Resolution Run 8km 00C  Snow(~15cm)
Jan. 12 Ottawa, ON Richmond Road Races 5km, 10km -40C  Sunny

Weekly Video Game Post–January 9, 2013

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – January 9, 2013 <81 mins – 75.9MB>
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Due to a near perfect storm of events, I wasn’t able to post the podcast on time despite it being finished for the last two days. It’s a pretty good podcast where Chris and I discuss the site’s top games of 2012. We also go on many tangents and go off topic quite a bit. Plus the usual bits about game sales and upcoming releases.

With all that’s been going on behind the scenes with me, the Video Game Newsletter will only resume publishing this coming Sunday or Monday. I apologize for any inconvenience but it’s been crazy hectic for me the last couple of days.

  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of December 29th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Movie Post–January 4, 2013

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Weekly Movie Podcast – January 4, 2013 <10 mins – 9.1MB>
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This is the first Weekly Movie Podcast in a very long time. It is also the last Weekly Movie Podcast before the last Weekly Movie Podcast before the Golden Globes. I tried to make those two sentences as confusing as possible.

There was a bit of an issue during the recording of the podcast. If you notice a place in the podcast that seems to sound like a rough edit, you’ll have found the place where my sound card decided that it was going for a coffee break.

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). Read the rest of this entry

The Top 10 Games of 2012

Another year in the books and another top ten list for games. It’s been a bit of a weird year: two system launches, multiple game delays, and nothing groundbreaking. Still, it’s not like there weren’t any great games in 2012; this list doesn’t have contain any mediocrity. Considering that a number of titles on this list were smaller releases, maybe there are a few here that you haven’t played. This isn’t an isolated opinion; many other media outlets had a number of, if not a majority of the titles on their top games list, made by companies that are not household names. It’s a bit weird that many of the best titles of the year came from obscure place but, then again, 2012 was a pretty bizarre year in gaming. Read the rest of this entry

Weekly Video Game Post–August 6, 2012

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 6, 2012 <39 mins (36.2 MB)>
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  • We all know that the Wii is in lame duck mode but what’s the Xbox 360 and the PS3’s excuse?
  • Don’t worry; Madden comes out in a few weeks and then it’ll be September and there will be lots of video game news to talk about
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 21st and 28th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Movie Post–August 2, 2012

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Weekly Movie Podcast – August 3, 2012 <22 mins – 19.7MB>
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Batman movies make money; Spider-Man is seen taking notes.

Also on the podcast, a brief analysis of the new Sight and Sound best film poll.

Continue reading for the top five charts from the last two weeks’ 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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Weekly Running Post–August 3, 2012

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Weekly Running Podcast – August 3, 2012 <12 mins – 10.8MB>
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Sorry for the late update but this will be the first of three podcasts being uploaded onto the site tonight. There is plenty of races available to those in and around the Montreal region this weekend. Hopefully Mother Nature plays nice as it’s looking to be very hot and there’s also a forecast of thundershowers throughout the Montreal-Ottawa corridor for Sunday. The big race of the weekend is the 20km race in Ste. Anne de Bellevue on Sunday that’s part of the Endurance Greater Montreal Running Circuit. This is the racing series that I’m normally a part of and it is one of the most beautiful races you’ll find on the island of Montreal. Even if you’re not a major long-distance runner, there are 5km and 10km distances available. If you only run a few races this year and you’re nearby, you really need to check this one out.

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This Weekend’s Racing Schedule

Date

Location

Name of Race

Distances

Aug. 4 MIrabel, QC Relayons-nous pour la vie 7km relay, 21km
Aug. 4 Sherbrooke, QC Salomon Door2Trail 5km, 10km
Aug. 4 Ottawa, ON National Capital 10K & 5K Runs 5km, 10km
Aug. 4 Orleans (Ottawa), ON Orleans Shoe Shuffle 3km, 5km
Aug. 4 Fairfax, VT (40km north of Burlington) Fairfax Egg Run 5km, 10km
Aug. 4 Brasher Falls, NY
(40km south of Cornwall, ON
5th Annual Tri-Town Summer Festival 5K 5km
Aug. 4 Waddington, NY (50km west of Cornwall, ON) Waddington Homecoming Annual 5K River Run 5km
Aug. 4 Antwerp, NY (100km east of Kingston, ON) Operation Restore Antwerp Redneck Run/Walk 5km, 10km
Aug. 5 Sainte.-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Défi Boréal Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 1km, 2km, 5km, 10km, 20km
Aug. 7 Trois-Rivières, QC Courses au crépuscule – 5 1km, 3km, 5km
Aug. 10 Schenectady, NY Schenectady ARC 5K Challenge 5km

Weekly Video Game Post–July 21, 2012

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – July 21, 2012 <27 mins (24.9 MB)>
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  • It’s the summer and post-E3 so there’s not much going on in the video game industry
  • On the podcast I talk about the 3DS XL and why, for maybe the dumbest reason, it is not a good idea to buy the system
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 14th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Running Post–July 19, 2012

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Weekly Running Podcast – July 19, 2012 <12 mins – 10.7MB>
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This is the first (of hopefully many) Weekly Running podcasts on the website. The podcast covers the racing scene around Montreal so if you’re interested in knowing about the races around the area, there’s plenty of info on this podcast as well as other information like shoe specials. Please send me your comments or suggests via the website or e-mail as I really want to make this a great podcast. Hopefully I’ll be able to arrange for some guests to come on soon and offer training advice to runners and other interesting stuff relevant to running.

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This Weekend’s Racing Schedule

Date

Location

Name of Race

Distances

Jul. 21 Sherbrooke, QC Défi Félix Deslauriers-Hallée 1km, 3.5km, 5km, 10km
Jul. 21 Oshawa, ON Durham 1/4 Marathon 5.27km, 10.55km
Jul. 21 Ogdensburg, NY Seaway Festival 4 Miler 4 miles (6.5km)
Jul. 21 Saratoga Springs, NY Silks and Satins 5km
Jul. 21 Isle La Motte, VT Isle La Motte Recreation Department 5K Run 1.6km, 5km
Jul. 22 Saint-Hubert, QC Coupe Dix 30 – Étape 4 (St-Hubert) 1km, 5km, 10km
Jul. 22 Whitby, ON Whitby Waterfront Races 5km, 10km
Jul. 24 Nicolet, QC
(25km south of Trois-Rivières)
Série Le Thymbré-Promutuel – 2 1km, 5km

 

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Weekly Movie Post–July 18, 2012

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Weekly Movie Podcast – July 18, 2012 <14 mins – 12.7MB>
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Slow movie week as the industry braces for the potential record-shattering performance of The Dark Knight Rises. If you’re not a Batman fan, there are plenty of options this week on DVD or you could go outside and take advantage of the nice weather.

Continue reading for the top five charts from 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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