Happy Quatro de Mayo. I uploaded my current game catalog, at 871 games; the last update listed 800 games on July 5th. Speaking of numbers, in response to a recent query: Gamebits.net has at least 277 ratings and reviews, 242 from its primary author.

I spent opening night of the new X-Men movie watching the new X-Men movie. I'm not sure if it was better than the first film, but it was at least as good. Perhaps in different ways. There was more plot and intrigue than I expected, though I tend to prefer original films since there's more groundwork laid out and we get to be introduced to all the characters.

I wasn't very impressed with Pyro, and the fight between Wolverine and Deathstrike was not what I was told to expect, but the raid on the mansion was excellent. I very nearly leaped out of my seat and shouted at one moment, but grabbed the chair's arms quickly enough to restrain myself.

Nice nods to other mutants, such as Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Shadowcat, etc. My prediction is that X-Men 3 will be subtitled "Phoenix Rising".