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Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Video of the Week: Bushmaster ACR...IN MSPAINT

5+ Hours on this one, according to uploader FuggedabouditNL. The final piece looks great, and the source material (it's inspired by Modern Warfare 2) matches. But JESUS! MS PAINT! Imagine what he could pull off with better software? He probably already has it and is just showing off...and it worked.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Daily Scribbles: New Game, and New Tech.

Forgive the lack of posting...again. I've been playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in my spare time instead of writing more blog posts. The assignment load has also stacked on me a bit (700+ word essay and a tedious CS project), which is why I'm up at 2:30am not gaming. If I get the time, I'll have a review up by next week.

That aside, I also purchased a nice new mouse. A Logitech V220 Wireless Mouse for Notebooks, refurbished and on sale, of course (cheap bastard that I am). Haven't really gotten a chance to use it too much, but it's a perfect excuse to get back to using my rechargeable batteries that I've been essentially charging and not using for months now...then again, maybe I should just get new ones...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hell of a Deal: Amazon's Gold Box Deals, PS3 Edition

Amazon's running a Gold Box sale on PS3 games. Currently, Tekken 6 is $18. I was so tempted to buy this game, but I'm waiting for SSF4. Oh so tempted. There's hints relating to an RPG, a Lego game, some accessory, and a UFC title still upcoming.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Daily Scribbles: Snagged BF:BC2...But Did I Do It Wrong?


Finally decided to get out and get Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Closest GameStop was at the Christansburg Mall, so I had to take the Two Town Trolly to get there. It only runs its route once an hour, so I time it and get to the stop with minutes to spare. Too bad the bus wasn't there; I was working off of last year's bus schedule, so I didn't know that the bus stop had moved. So I head to where the bus would stop at...misinterpreting where the pickup for the bus was. The stop moved to the other side of the building that I was near, where I was thinking it was near Main Street. Noes, I'm gonna miss the bus! Good thing the TTT actually stops at other stops on Main Street now (beforehand it was that stop or bust off of campus).

I get on and wait. Looking outside, eventually we pass near where construction on a building was taking place...except it was done...and there was a GameStop sign over it. WAT. It's only a 15-minute bike ride away from me, and that's cake! Screw this, I get off at the next stop...which was a whole shopping area away from me (10-minute walk). Only after the bus pulls out do I actually think about whether the store was even open yet; I go past this building every so often, so it just suddenly being open was a surprise. Luckily, it was open...Just yesterday. Holy hell, I'm on a roll.

So I hop in, grab BC2 and get ready to pay (I have a $50 gift card from doing surveys for a year...yeah, I prepared for this moment). One of the guys at the counter (think his name was Max) pointed me to a pre-owned copy of the Limited Edition. Holy sh*t. Grabbed, bought, walked out happy. Got back on the bus and came back to the dorm. Walking back, though, it occurs to me that the "Free DLC" only works for new copies of the game, and you need to use the code inside the case to get it. Luckily, the code's still there, but if it's been used, I'll have to pony up $15 to get it all. I haven't put the disk in yet, so I'll update when I do.

Update: IT WORKS! LUCKIEST DAY OF YEAR CONFIRMED.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Custom Content: Ringtone - DMC4 Battle!


An awesome and memorable guitar piece as a ringtone. It's the start of DMC4's "The Time Has Come," Niero's battle theme. The natural fade-in also means you'll have time to silence your phone before people start wondering why your hand started glowing...or something like that. It's been in my back-log for a while now, as a matter of fact. Enjoy!

Devil May Cry 4 - The Time Has Come: TheTimeHasCome.mp3; 505.1KB | Preview and Download from Box.net.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Video of the Week: Hokuto Musuo

Sorry for the lack of posts. Spring Break, I just lounged around too much. In other news, YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Video of the Week: The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku



I actually had an emotional response from this. The apparent storyline in this song is really strong. With all the personification of the Vocaloids, it's still a program, and it's as if a person is being depicted as being less than human. Something like this would piss me off (and I guess that's where the response came from), but then I thought "...but she is only a program." The song made me feel for a program. Oh, I'll be screwed when AI develops to the point of having human emotions.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

POLL POSITION: Going to Otakon?

Let me know in the sidebar at the right. Just want to build a simple tally, maybe I can meet some of our readers there!

Also, anyone have some ideas for cosplay for me? If I don't get a summer job, I'll probably devote 2 weeks or so to make it if needed. I really wanna do it this time, after seeing my friend Bruce in one.

Monday, March 01, 2010

My Favorite Gaming Moments: Warhawk

This was going to be a Daily Scribble, but I figured, "Why not? This is supposed to be a blog, anyway." So new segment!

Remember my Warhawk review? Yeah, way far back, I know, but I really do want to start playing again. There was one match that I truly enjoyed (though I enjoyed many others beforehand), that will really stay with me. It pretty much made Warhawk for me, despite the fact that it wasn't actually in one of the planes. It was a capture the flag map, and I was in one of the jeeps. Time running out, and the game is tied (sounds like a bad sports movie). I drive all the way from the farthest base (the maps are pretty damn big), with 1 guy in the passenger seat. We rush the enemy base, getting some back up as we kill half the enemy team. Our jeep was totaled though, so...we steal an enemy jeep.

From then on, it's a freakin' movie chase scene, swerving past tanks, rockets, and Warhawk fire, all while trying to get back to the allied base. I mean literally swerving, I could see the damn explosions. I somehow do a perfect job taking the fastest route and making it all the way back to the base. And then my partner dies, and the flag is dropped. Screw that. I pick up the flag and score the winning point. I then exhaled and stopped my face from turning purple.

Rarely happens, but moments like that make multiplayer games for me. It's the "DID I JUST DO THAT? AWESOME!" factor of it all.