Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Daily Scribbles: Holiday Hijinks

 So today, we decorated the tree and the house, I traded gifts with a couple of friends, and I accidentally wiped my laptop's hard drive. All in all, a pretty good day, I suppose.

Happy Holidays, everyone. :D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hell of a Deal: Steam's Epic Christmas Sale

If you've been following the Twitter account, you'll know Steam's holding a huge sale on just about its whole inventory. I actually mentioned it last year, where I purchased several great games. Once again, they're holding their sale, and you owe it to yourself to buy something from there, or at least for your friends. Mirror's Edge for $4.99, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for $2 (both for today, at least), The Unreal Deal Pack for $11, and even Champions Online for about $10 if you wanted to start playing (hint, hint, viewers). Oh, and Peggle is included in the sales, a perfect game for non-gamers or the casual type.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Video of the Week: 5-Year Old Owning DDR

I don't know how the Japanese do it. Seriously, it's like being able to play video games expertly is built into their DNA code. Why can't I play like that?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Daily Scribbles: Twas the Week before Christmas...

Finals are over, and I'm heading back to Baltimore...just as soon as my friend gets here. Friday Holiday Rush Hour DC Traffic...Holy Hell...

Anyway, Christmas comes in one week! YAY! Time to buy presents for everyone! BOO! Time to get presents! YAY! What is everyone wishing for Christmas this year?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Video of the Week: GEESE!

...I absolutely love this video. Came out of nowhere thanks to a random tweet I made and a friend catching it on Facebook.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - SINISTAR!






Sinistar Voice Clip: sinistar.mp3; 341.3 KB | Preview and Download from

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

New Tech: Traffic Lights w/ Progress Bars

Spotted on

It's a real shame, but I've yet to get my driver's license. I keep putting it off and I can't get practice. Eventually...
I'd like for these to be on the road when I get on the road. They're called Eko Lights, traffic lights with a progress bar surrounding the red stop light, telling drivers when the light will change. You can actually prep your car for a long light wait for once, improving gas mileage, reducing emissions, and supposedly reducing stress from said long light as a result. Though I suppose stoplight dragsters would love these, and a comment made on the page does make a good point:
Drivers may prepare to take off at great speed by anticipating the green and hit unwary pedestrians chancing a "no walk" sign.
Then again, if you're actually driving right, this shouldn't be a problem, as well as if you're obeying the "look both ways" rule as a pedestrian. There's more info on the Eko Light from their designers at (who have several other nice product designs, if you browse a bit).

Monday, November 30, 2009

Video of the Week: Wasted Tech

Spotted on Destructoid.


Ya know, when I see technology get destroyed for pointless reasons, it really ticks me off. If it's an accident, fine, stuff happens. That's how I feel about my PSP right now. But to purposefully destroy well-maintained and operational technology over some stupid spat or argument is enraging. Thus, we come to this video.

I don't care if it's faked or whatever. If that 360 was actually working, there was no need to destroy it. Posted a comment on it on Destructoid in response to it:
Ugh, Bitch!

I really hate when people destroy technology over stupid shit like this. Just sell the damn thing, give it away, donate it or something! That 360 could have been used by a goddamn orphanage! SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
So please, readers. Before you break that console, before you toss that cellphone, before you smash your computer or wreck your TV...before you destroy a piece of technology, whether it's yours or someone else's...use some common sense. Just think for a moment, calm down before you do something as drastic as this. There's no need, and there are better ways to get payback and maybe even a quick buck or two.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Video of the Week: Lack of Internets Edition

Sorry for the late update, but with Verizon currently screwing me and my family over, I have no internet access at the house. So, instead I'm posting from the local college. Joy.

Neo got Left 4 Dead recently (not the sequel), and so I feel that this is appropriate. L4D Montage! Fear the AI Director!

All of these videos feature kilplixism and his gaming crew from Youtube.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Programs for $0: MyPhoneExplorer

If you have a Sony Ericsson phone, basically any phone that is on this list, as well as some means of a connection to your phone, I'd recommend MyPhoneExplorer for the job. easily acts as a great organizer for your mobile phone.

Bluetooth connectivity, once you get it going (and it's surprisingly easy on Windows 7), makes life so much easier. Still works with a cable, as far as I can tell, so that's still an option as well. Once it's connected, you can view, create, and backup just about everything on your phone through this program. Contacts, calls, messages, individual files like ringtones, and so on. Just be careful with viewing files, though...sometimes the program crashes on that. The calendar feature works brilliantly, allowing a connection from your Outlook or even Google calendar directly to and from your phone, and many settings to customize said connection to what you want to happen.

Other features I'm starting to use is the actual live connection itself. If the phone is connected constantly, your PC pretty much can act as the interface; typing up text messages, changing settings, almost all of it can be done through MPE. If you've got the means, grab this program. It's only $0.00...though you could always donate. I'm sure the developers would appreciate it.

Grab MyPhoneExplorer at the developer's website, FJ Software Development.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hell of a Deal: Logitech G9 Lazer Gaming Mouse for $35

If you missed the mouse sale last week, or if you were looking for one with more customization, the $99.99 G9 just went half-off at HP. With an interchangeable weight system, different grips, and inboard mouse setting memory, you'll be gaming your own way. $50 off, plus the $15 coupon at LogicBuy gives you a lofty $35 purchase. Jump on it while it's there.

Monday, November 16, 2009

An Otaku's Interests: Honey the Bug

Thanks to a Destructoid post, I'm kinda obsessing over this old anime.

The anime is called "Honey the Bug." It came out in 1986, and is based on the game Adventure Island on the Famicom. It went on for 51 episodes, got a movie, and it's own game. From the drawing style and the character interactions in the intro alone, it really seems like a kid's show, but for some reason I want to find out more about it. I like the simple animation style used for the show. Unfortunately, you can really only find the intro and endings to the show; I haven't found a full episode source yet.

If anyone can get me some more info on this, or some clips (even better), please feel free to post. Here's some of the videogame footage, for both Adventure Island and Honey the Bee.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Scribbles: ROCK THE DRAGON

I always thought it was interesting how the DBZ intro grabbed most of its clips from the movies, and then shows Vegeta, Trunks, and Goku as Super Sayians. It took until the damn Frieza Saga for Goku to turn SS, and Trunks doesn't even show up until the Cell Saga. Every time I saw that intro, I'd always wonder who he was. If you never heard of the movies, you'd always think you missed an episode or something. Least I did.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Video of the Week: Valve Edition

We've got a couple of clips that are somehow related to Valve games, and a bonus MW2 clip for those who haven't seen it yet. Go!

For future reference: the AI in L4D can be quite scary.

...Well, if you consider killing zombies to Counter-Strike, you must die pretty easily.

On that note, here's yet another person pissed off at CS.

BONUS: Awesome Modern Warfare 2 knife kill.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - project-Delta | "Air Man Will Not Die"

Kinda surprised I haven't posted on Air Man yet. If you've played Megaman 2, you know of the pain that Air man is typically. A Japanese group put that frustration into song, putting out Air Man ga Taosenai, or Air Man Will Not Die. The ringtone is taken from the intro rift, but I can easily make other cuts upon request. In the meantime, download the suffering of thousands below. Check out the music video as well. Love the drawing style.

project-Delta - Air Man ga Taosenai: AIRMAN.mp3; 409.5 kb | Preview and Download from

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Hell of a Deal: Razor Salmosa Gaming Mouse, $13.37

I freakin' love Woot. Every day, a new deal, and when the tech stuff comes out, they're pretty good. That brings us to the new mouse on sale today. The Razor Salmosa Gaming Mouse.

I've got a nice Razor myself, and I purchased it from Woot as well. Love this thing. I'm sure the Salmosa is of similar quality, if lacking in comparison to my mouse. You've only got 2 main buttons and the scrolling wheel with this one, but again, the quality's there. Besides, I love the name. Sal-mos-a. Say it a couple of times. Sal-mos-a!

And yes, you are paying LEET for this mouse...+$5 Shipping. Grab it today, because it only lasts today.

Also, props to Neo for starting this new tag earlier with the Windows 7 deal.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Video of the Week: Wacky Japanese Dole Ads

Given the craziness that comes out of Japan, I actually think these are a bit tame. Only a bit, though. It does, however, make me want to buy some bananas, so I suppose the ads are doing their jobs.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - Cowboy Bebop's "Rain"

Neo's gonna hate me for this one. Anyone remember Cowboy Bebop? I've got a perfect 30-second clip from the song "Walk in the Rain" for you all. Just try not to have your phone go off near Neo...he'd likely kill you, then me for it. Ask him for the details if you're brave enough (it's nothing serious...).

Cowboy Bebop - Walk In The Rain: cowboy bebop - rain.mp3; 518.5 kb | Preview and Download from

Monday, October 26, 2009

Game to Try: Clockworks - Prelude

Warning: This game is addictive. Prepare to lose several hours on it if you are not prepared.

Clockworks - Prelude is a word game backed by Essentially, you input words into a cannon that shoots and destroys mechanical spiders trying to steal your secrets. Letters that you type in can sometimes be special letters that do more damage when used; you collect, customize, and use them similar to a card game. You can also synthesize them, creating stronger letters and even letters with special effects.

Being backed by a dictionary-site, the game's word list is impeccable. Yes, "antidisestablishmentarianism" does work (and yes, I did have to use spell check for that). The gameplay is quick and rewarding, but also quite forgiving. There are 40 levels, and obviously they get harder, but if you're fast enough on the keyboard and have a good mental vocab (or enough words/objects surrounding you to fill in), you'll have a great time with this one. Can't wait until I hit level 40.

Play the Flash game now on Kongregate!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - Fist of the North Star OP

Yep, I've got a 30-second clip of Hokuto no Ken's 1st season opening. YOU WA SHOCK! I'll remember Fist of the North Star for a damn long time now. Just be prepared for a jump or two when it rings if the volume's up loud.

Hokuto no Ken - Ai Wo Torimodose: aiwotorimodose_short.mp3; 469.8 kb | Preview and Download from

Video of the Week: The Pulp Fiction Google Wave.

If you have no clue what Google Wave is, according to,
... a project announced by Google at the Google I/O conference on May 28, 2009 [see above video] It is a web application and computing platform designed to bring together e-mail, instant messaging, wiki, and social networking, with a strong collaborative focus, mixed with spellchecker and translator extensions, which are able to work in concert, in real-time. It is planned to be released later in 2009.
Still a bit confused? Maybe this video can demonstrate the power and capabilities of the upcoming app. Samuel Jackson approved.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Games to Wait for: September/October Edition

I know I missed September's edition, so in return I'll throw in two recommendations here: Modern Warfare 2 and Bayonetta.

...Do I really need to go into detail with MW2? It's the freakin' sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, you're going to buy it nonetheless. Now, I may get show down for this, but I personally enjoyed COD: World at War more...the reason being that I could actually score pretty well in-game. The pace is slowed down, where Modern Warfare was always a bit too fast for me. Still, it ran on Modern Warfare's engine, so I fully expect Modern Warfare 2 to improve upon the engine and the gameplay as a whole for me. The campaign is based in a plot where the war comes home, and Washington D.C. is a battleground. Oh, it's a beaut, and I honestly enjoyed the prequel's campaign, so this shouldn't disappoint. Multiplayer looks to be what we know, but with more weapons and accessories, along with customizable kill-streak bonuses (and thus more varieties of bonuses). Maybe I'll actually be able to get some kills this time around. The game drops November 10 (11-10-09...brilliant) for the PC, 360, and PS3. I've got a campaign trailer and a multiplayer show for ya below.

Bayonetta looks to be a great action game, hovering on the guides of Devil May Cry. Though it's to be expected considering some DMC staff are actually working on the game. The deviously sexy Bayonetta combos her way through hordes of "Angels," often with her pistols in hand and leg. Yeah, she has guns on her feet.
Oh, also, her hair is controlled by her and powers some of her attacks.
Oh, and the more hair she uses, the more of her body is shown because her suit is made of said hair.


Haven't figured out the plot just yet, but I have played the demo, and if you're a fan of DMC, you are going to love this number. The reveal for the states is January 2010. Enjoy the trailer...just don't have too much fun.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What I See: Uruguay First Nation w/ Laptops for Primary School Students

Spotted on Engadget.

Now this is just awesome. The One Laptop Per Child initiative has hit a true milestone with this bit of news. The title really speaks for itself, but you're going to love the cost of it. Overall, Uruguay used less than 5% of its education budget to fund this. Every child student has one of these for only that amount. Technology rocks.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Video of the Week: Gatsby

Gatsby is a Japanese cosmetic company, and boy do they have some interesting advertisements. One of the best ads I've seen thus far would be the "Soul" commercials, as I've delightfully dubbed them. These commercials feature people with "great" hair dancing to a parody of The Stylistics' "I Can't Give You Anything But My Love." ...Yeah, parents loved that stuff, the knowledge rubbed off. Check out the crazy dance moves this guy pulls off.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - Valkyria Cronicles Victory Theme

I made this number pretty quickly, but it's definitely worth it. This is the victory theme for Valkyria Chronicles, that wonderful RPG that I reviewed in June.

Always liked having victory music as a ringtone, and I'm always willing to make such tones when they aren't from Final Fantasy. There's just too many of those to go around already. The rising sound should allow you enough time before the crescendo of the orchestra to silence it, if you really want to. Feel free to play it after your strategy finally works.

Valkyria Chronicles - "Conferral of Honors": VC_victory.mp3, 470.2kb |
Preview and Download from

Edit: Whoops, gave you the link to the wrong ringtone. That's next week's. Link's fixed now.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zero's Rants: 2D Fighters Going 3D

My webcam sucks, so sorry for the poor video quality. Think I'm going to just plop on images behind my audio from now on.

Hear me or don't: for once, you have the option. :D

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - Brave Fencer Musashi's "The Musashi Legend"

My current favorite ringtone. I've been meaning to get back to Brave Fencer Musashi for quite a while now. Never fully beat it, but I caught it on sale at GameStop before they stopped selling PSX games. It was a great find.

This is essentially the main theme of the game, which is why it's stuck in my head so hard right now. This ringtone is pretty much why this segment was started. I love the ending climax at the end of the tone, it just all works perfectly.

Brave Fencer Musashi - "The Musashi Legend": TheMusashiLegend.mp3, 472.0kb | Preview and Download from

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Video of the Week: Osu! + Phoenix Wright + Queen = WIN

Osu! is a music game based on the concept of Elite Beat Agents; shapes pop up on the screen, and you hit them to the beat to score points. Where Stepmania is a customizable DDR game, Osu! is a customizable Elite Beat Agents game: custom themes, edit songs yourself, download as many as you want from wherever, etc. I'll talk more about Osu! in a review later; you're here for the video anyway.

If you know Elite Beat Agents (or the Japanese original, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan), the plot basically involves the player acting as the agents, helping someone fix some scenario for themselves. This is, as the creators realized, a perfect framework for a Phoenix Wright case. Throw some Queen in the mix, and you can't lose.

I wish I could pull that off myself.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Custom Content: Ringtone - Street Fighter II's Bonus Stage.

Ever felt like beating up a car? How about crushing a pile of bricks? This ringtone hails from Street Fighter II's bonus stage, where you're tasked to do something outrageous for extra points. Then again, that's not saying much considering almost all bonus games are like that anyway.

What I like about this one, besides the obvious throwback (that a surprising number of people get), it actually speeds up near the end. "Hurry up and answer the damn phone, or no bonus points for you!"

Street Fighter II - Bonus Stage: carbg.mp3,547.5 kb | Preview and Download from

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Video of the Week: Super HARDCORE Mario Bros. 2

This is only for the HARDCORE. I'll never look at SMB2 the same way again. The video drags a bit getting close to the end, but the rest of the video, as well as the ending, easily made me forget that.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Daily Scribbles: Custom Content

I've rambled a bit on Twitter and Facebook about random ringtones I made of things. You know what? I think I'll start making more, and posting them. Finally, I'm truly contributing!

  • I'll probably do the post on Fridays. Once a week, you get a free ringtone. Sound good?
  • The ringtones will be about 30 seconds in length, MP3 quality. Honestly, you don't need a ringtone longer than that, and it's actually a limit for some older phones (like mine currently). Phones just naturally like MP3s anyway.
  • To actually get your hands on them, you'll have to download them to your phone in some way. I do mine over Bluetooth, some can use a memory stick, others can download directly to their phone if they're able to access the blog on the device. Getting them to work on the iPhone...I'm not sure if that's considered "easy" yet, I know it's not as simple as "drag and drop". Then again, I don't use iPhone nor iTunes.
  • You'll get your preview, a description, and a link to the main download. Haven't decided on the best way to host the files or set up previews yet, so bare with me on that front...I may jump around a bit initially.
  • I do take requests. If I hear some shouts for a ringtone to make, I'll listen. Just don't expect it to be up that week. It's good to have a backlog sometimes.
  • The content is SFW. No porn sounds or blatant cursing.
I may also be making other things as well. Userbars aren't popular anymore, but personally I'd like to make some more. We'll see. Suggestions are, again, always welcome.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Video of the Week: Fat Man Can Can [NSFW Audio]

With a mouth fouler than a pirate, witness the result of the epidemic known as Trolling. Those pure of heart and lacking of a good sense of humor cover your ears.

Youtube user NormsBarStool put up this video in response to all of the trolls commenting on his previous videos. And with that, he opened a door that many people are still using. Not only is he getting trolled more (though he's accepted that), the rant made great fodder for parody. In comes (the people who brought you these guys) to put it to music. The result is this greatness below.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Video of the Week: Battlefield 2 Moments

Youtube user kilplixism likes to record his gaming. Him and his friends are some real characters. While they typically do Left 4 Dead videos (all of which I recommend), this Battlefield 2 montage still keeps me laughing. Especially since a lot of these moments really do happen quite often in-game.

Windows 7 @ $29.99 !?!?!?!?!

Oh hai. Been a while but forgive me, Ive been busy. This only went live yesterday

thought id let you all know that if
1. You happen to be a college student with a .edu email address.
2. You have $29.99

You can buy Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional!1!1111!!!1!1OMG

Now remember kids, this is a download only but it is the full version.

(Id recommend the pro version because of the xp emulator/networking features but thats just me.)

well what are you waiting for? Vista was trash compared to this.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Video of the Week: YEEEEEAAAAAAH!

Not relevant at all for anything about this site...but oh man does it need to be posted anyway. CSI: Miami 1-liners!

Friday, September 11, 2009

An Otaku's Interests: Disney airing Naruto: Shipuuden on Disney XD

Spotted on Japanator.

Unexpected, and quite fearful of this development. Vis has given Disney the airing rights to Naruto: Shipuuden. The show will air on Disney XD, effectively Disney for an older audience with more cartoons than the Hanna Montana-flooded Disney Channel.

I and those who have heard this news are all predicting this winds up being an epic fail. Obviously, it's going to be dubbed, but considering Disney's a very kid-oriented network, I'm sensing many edits and botched dub jobs all over. Kinda surprising that Adult Swim didn't get its hands on it; it's about the same content type as Bleach. Then again, Disney is flaunting its cash after purchasing Marvel. Don't get me wrong, I'd love for this to work out; just look at the job they do with Studio Ghibli's stuff. However, considering Disney's track record with anime series (Digimon mainly)...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Game to Buy: I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1

Yes, that is the title of the game. While I have yet to play this game, since I have no 360 to do so, those with a 360 should immediately pay the $1 to download and play this XBLA game.

Just watch this clip of the gameplay, and you'll see exactly why (beyond the fact that it's $1!).

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Video of the Week: Dollar Store Run

Shay Carl is a Youtube celebrity, known for acting very hyperactive in his videos. I found him out through PhillyD (I'll do a full post on him later), and...he's just too crazy not to watch. Here's one of the videos I just lost myself in; I still can't stop myself from grinning at the ending. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this guy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Video of the Week: What a Wonderful L4D World

If you know Left 4 Dead, you will love this video.
If you don't know Left 4 Dead, you will still love this video.

There's a surprising number of things that can go with "What a Wonderful World" as background...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

POLL POSITION: What content do you really want from us?

Ok, with the way my mind's currently working, and the schedule I've gotten for this semester, posting from me is going to be even more limited than it was before. The same goes for Neo, eventually. So tell us, what do you really want us to post about? What kind of posts do you want to see more often at 365DT? Hit up the poll and guide us, oh mighty readers.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Video of the Week: Perfect Sync

Because the only way you can make Legend of Zelda better is by adding another soundtrack. Thank 4 Player Podcast for this moment of win.

Also, I'm back at college now, so expect a post on a modified updating schedule (on my part) coming soon. It's better for all of us...mainly myself.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Retractions: Digsby

One of my early recommendations on "Programs for $0.00" was Digsby, a multi-client IM program with a load of potential.

I'm here to say now that I'm pulling that recommendation based on recent events. I urge anyone who currently has this program to uninstall, and properly clean your computer...there's most likely crapware attached.

This post on Lifehacker by The How-To Geek (a favorite blogger of mine) shows exactly why. While previously the program only asked you to install a toolbar (and asked of nothing beforehand), you can now see a screen similar the header image if you're not careful. The post also mentions how the program uses your PC to crawl around and make money for it. Honestly, all of the above are optional and can be turned off (through tricky menus), but there's only so much users can take. Those unscrupulous enough to allow installs or not change the settings could end up with who knows what on their computers. Others, including myself, hate going through such screens to protect our computer and use a program. And still others hate the fact that the program even gives the option in the first place, and fear that even saying no can cause something they don't want on their system to appear. Who's to say that isn't occurring, anyway?

I've switched to Pidgin. A less graphical multi-client IM program with plenty of features and plugins. There's also less memory usage. Oh, and no malware whatsoever. Good deal to me, I say.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What I See: PS3 Price Cut, PS3slim Revealed!

So after all the rumors, photos (real and photoshopped), and sale flyers, Sony finally revealed both the new PS3slim, as well as a $100 PS3 price slash at Gamescom. About freakin' time.

The PS3 80 GB, and apparently the PS3slim when it hits stores in September, will both cost $299.99 off the bat, finally in competitive range with the 360 Pro edition.

The PS3slim will be the same PS3 you know and love, minus 2/3 the bulk and Linux install options, and a total of 120 GB of space in the initial HD. Here's some pretty photos, courtesy of Engadget, as well as a video featuring Sony's Jack Tretton demoing the revamped console.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Games to Wait For: August Edition

Game I'm interested in right now is Scribblenauts. This DS title seems very amazing right now, simply because of the concept: create things to beat puzzles and get stars. Give the game a word, and it will create it in-game for you to use in whatever ways are possible.

Seriously, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Check out this quote of what a player is really capable of.
"I clicked one, and realized I could RIDE THEM. So I hopped on a f*cking DINOSAUR, traveled back to the present, and stomped the shit out of robot zombies. Did you just read that sentence? Did you really? I F*CKING TRAVELED THROUGH TIME AND JUMPED ON A DINOSAUR AND USED IT TO KILL MOTHERF*CKING ROBOT ZOMBIES."
...Yep. Here's a trailer of the awesome, and some gameplay of said awesome. Scribblenauts comes out on September 15.

Video of the Week: The N00b Boyfriend

Spotted on Destructoid.

Oh wow. If this were the case...the possibilities for everyone who actually reads this blog...

Also, forgive the Sunday vid post, and the missed posts of the past couple of days. I've been at a family reunion way down in southern Virginia.

Monday, August 10, 2009

What I See: Steven Spielberg Backing Halo Movie

Spotted on VGChartz.

Oh snap! Can Master Chief finally appear on the big screen? There's been a constant back and forth about whether Halo would ever get its own movie title, to the point where it seemed like we were watching a REALLY long tennis match. Now, it seems even Spielberg has dropped his hat into the fray, but will it still fall short as so many attempts have?

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Video of the Week: Rev Rant - Donate!

Destructoid's Anthony Burch has a collection of video rants, depicting his opinions on several aspects of games. This video questions why mainstream developers putting out mediocre products receive profits while indie developers putting out free products while asking for donations receive naught.

I agree with him 100%. Watch the video, and then give your opinion on it in the comments below, on Destructoid, the video's Youtube page, wherever. Talking about things like this is a great way to spread awareness upon the issue, despite what your opinions could be.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Game to Try: M.U.G.E.N.

If you're a personal friend of mine, you've most likely heard of this one. For those not in the loop, MUGEN is a flexible fighting game engine, allowing you to create your own fighting game. You can finally pit Street Fighter's Ken and King of Fighters' Terry against each other outside Capcom VS SNK. Wanna get more creative? Try Guilty Gear's Sol versus Fate/Stay's Saber. Even crazier? Mario vs Naruto. How about Peter Griffin vs Ronald Mcdonald, played in space? Yep, you can do it here. Want to make your own character? You can do that, too, with a character editor such as Fighter Factory.

Make it look the way you want to, and pummel a boss character with a broken Dan, if you're that into it. Frankly, some of the best fight videos I watch actually come from the outrageousness that you can cause in MUGEN. Check out this trailer; Not made by Electbyte, the creator of MUGEN, but it does the game justice (as most Japanese renditions of things do).

And finally, a bit of proof of the sheer wackiness the game can create.

You can find download links for MUGEN, in its various styles, as well as links to all the characters, stages, and custom content you want at Mugen-Infantry.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Video of the Week: starPod

Amazing MAD video, combining Star Fox with an iPod commercial. Can you guess the last character?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Tech: Wooden Electric Ruler

Spotted @ Engadget.

I could see this instrument being a must-have for engineers, easily. Sure would help me in my classes. This is essentially a digital tracing edge, capable of measuring how far a distance your pencil is running alongside the ruler. It can store previous measures and add them together as well. What also interests me is some of the comments on Engadget's story, suggestions to make the device even more handy.

"Multiplication could be implemented to allow the calculation of an area"
"A notch could be added at the starting corner, allowing you to rotate around a center point of a circle. If it was set up properly so that it could measure rotation, you could measure the length of a section of the circumference of a circle."

With the given suggestionsIt's only a concept right now, however it's interesting nonetheless.Doesn't seem too far off from reality as well.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What I See: My Little Pony

Spotted @ Kotaku.

...I bet you never expected to see that title on this blog...neither did I, until I saw these guys!
Custom My Little Ponies based off modern stuff, including video games. Understandable for a series like Legend of Zelda (duh, has a horse in it).

...but Gears of War!? The faces are even made rugged.

Oh, and look, Iron Man!

Unfortunate that the pricing's way up there. $125 a pop for these guys. Understandable, considering the obvious effort (and sheer collectability), but a shame I'll never be able to afford one...unless they start mass-producing them. Check out the Ebay page, and if you really want one, be sure to thank (and pay) out4bear for them.