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Jun
30

Pokemon has been a significant player in the realm of games.  At one point the highest selling card game on the market, its video games, board games, tv shows, movies, and whole slew of other paraphenalia have made it one of Japan and Nintendo’s biggest cash cows.

However, quite often one finds themselves asking which pokemon games to play.  And this is a solid question, as there have been more games than many can count.  It all started with Pokemon Red and Blue.  These Gameboy games introduced the original 151 pokemon and spawned a hit cartoon and card game.  This was quickly followed by my the Color Gameboy Pokemon Yellow where you started off with Pikachu instead of Charizard or Bulbasaur.  I always named my Bulbasaur Bobasaur. I also remember having Burger King toys, a hint guide, and tons of cards which I secretly hoped would pay for college. Alas, my foil Zapdos will have to remain in its plastic wrapping another decade.

Stepping off the quasi-RPG, Nintendo went with games like Pokemon Pinball, the photo game Pokemon Snap, and the thrilling and creative Pokemon Stadium, where you got to battle Pokemon in real time, and game with a unique peripheral for uploading your Gameboy games to the N64. Going on a quick tangent, this was not the first time, nor last, Nintendo would create a peripheral for adding Gameboy content to the another console: that belongs to Super Gameboy, which would let you play your Gameboy games on a TV with limited color. To this day Nintendo continues to release not just traditional and portable Gameboy Games, but games that really are just a waste of money, like the new My Pokemon Ranch for the Wii. Although some people greatly enjoy the game, it is probably left for die hard purists.

Again, this leads us to which Pokemon games to play. Truthfully, if you have played one, you’ve played them all. But if you want a new generation of Pokemon to play with Pearl and Diamond are great games, but for someone like me, I’ll stick with the original Red and Blue.

-Mike

Jun
24

I haven’t posted in forever.  My urge to post something has been lowered seeing as how all I play is WoW.  I played a bit of MGS4 the other day.  God that game is sex, but I won’t post a full review until I’ve beaten the game.  That may take some time.

Until then, enjoy this image of something I have learned while being on a PVP server.

Jun
06

For those of you not aware, currently, at 2:20 pm est, Amazon.com, great book and merchandise site that I usually buy all my holiday gifts from is down.  Want proof?  Either go there, or enjoy this pretty image.

Let’s be honest, a lot of people are getting fired over this right as we speak.  And interestingly, Amazon UK is up and running.  Is this a foreshadowing of current market trends?

More stuff will be posted over the weekend, or at least I’ll try to.

May
30

My posts have been lacking. It may be based on the fact that this week has gone for far too long, and when I finally get here, I just don’t have the energy to post. But I found enough to post this video

Again, watch this video drunk and/or high. The thing will blow your mind. Also, focus on the leg. Man the Japanese are into some crazy things.

May
27

I haven’t posted in a while. I may do my review on Indiana Jones (I didn’t hate it!), or some of my misadventures at lvl 70 (I got my first epic item!), but there was something more important to post today.

Kotaku released a video from LoadingReadyRun, which is also featured on Game Revolution, about an interview the infamous Uwe Boll.

I will continue to admit, I am not a fan of his movies. As it turns out, he knows his movies aren’t cinematic gold either. I suggest watching this interview. The man is not an idiot, and I have garnished a lot of respect for the man after this look into his mind. While I will still remain cautious of his movies, again, I see Mr. Boll in a new light. What we learn is that the man has to self promote his movies, which he succeeds at, and he has also succeeded his goal in life: making movies. His critiques on major blockbusters and Michael Bay are accurate views.

I will also say this: Uwe Boll is a necessary evil. My friend Evan always talks about how Thusla Doom is his greatest admiration, because Doom created the hero. I feel Mr. Boll and Mr. Doom are one in the same. Because of the works of Uwe Boll, one day we will have a man or woman who comes forward with the vision of a video game based movie, and it will blow our minds in awesomeness. It will revolutionize the both industries and shine a light on this oft blasted genre. And I know, when that individual comes forward to deliver his or her victory speech, Uwe will be mentioned as the reason such a great movie was created.

I would like to apologize to Mr. Boll, like many are after seeing this video. You are an evil genius, but a success at life that all who critique you are truly jealous of. And if you don’t believe me, ask yourself when the last time you were paid millions to create a steaming pile of drek was, and how many follow up offers you received.

-Mike

May
16

I wanted to start a new section on Fun With Controllers. In between gaming on weekends, I enjoy getting inebriated with friends. Aside from a diverse beer selection, and listening to rock music, we also like to watch youtube and movies while, well, drunk. So for all those planning on getting drunk this weekend, and want to show an amazing movie to their friends, here is my suggestion for the weekend.

Jake is a ukelele virtuoso. He even has a wikipedia page, which as well all know is a symbol of celebritus. So enjoy this video and notice as your and your friends’ jaws drunkenly hang in amazement. He’s find sober as well.

May
14

They just posted an article on Gizmodo about Indiana Jones Fedoras. But it gets better. The item is for sale on Think Geek, another great site for geek swag. This just lightens my geeky day.

-Mike

May
08

I just recently read an article about stopping Uwe Boll. Right there, I was hooked. For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Boll, he is the monster behind basically every horrible video game movie. He is so god awful, that when he said he wanted to do the Metal Gear Solid movie, Hideo Kojima said “Fuck you: NO!”

However, the article gets better. Turns out Stride, you know, the makers of that immortal gum, are offering to give you free gum if you sign the petition to stop Uwe.

To all my valued readers, please sign it. We can stop this tyrant once and for all.

-Mike

May
08

Well, this isn’t exactly news, because he’s sucked forever.

I listen to a lot of online radio at work. It provides a free variety of music. In fact the 90s alternative station is just like my own iTunes library, so I love it. But it is too high to play with everyone in the office, so I also turn to Comedy which has no buffering. I enjoy the station, makes me laugh, distracts me from the monotony of my job.

Today they had Jimmy Fallon singing cover songs about troll dolls. For 10 fucking minutes. It just kept going on. And at no point was it funny. Hell, if you listen closely, none of the people laughing are men: they are all 13 year old girls. Probably because they are so impressed with his ability to play simple cover songs with his guitar. This of course will continue into college and explain why so many douche bags get lucky just by having a guitar. 10 fucking minutes of this shit. And this just reminded me of his overall shitiness. I don’t think anyone saw that baseball movie of his, and thank god, because it meant he hasn’t been in any for sometime. He sucked on weekend update. If it wasn’t for the nerdy-milftastic Tina Fey I don’t think anyone would have watched.

Anyways, thats my rant for the moment. It just really pissed me off having to listen to that garbage. At least I didn’t have to look at him stare into the camera with his “bed hair” that he clearly spent more time on than his comedy.

-Mike

Addendum: It turns out I was wrong about not having to look at that piece of shit Fallon. As it would seem, Conan O’Brien, lanky comedy god, will be replacing Jay Leno as the Tonight Show Host. This is good because it means we get Conan earlier, although it does mean he is competing with Colbert. Ready for the bad news? That no-talent asshat Jimmy Fallon will be replacing Conan in the Late Night Show. What fucktard executives came up with that idea? “Hey, we need someone to replace Conan, but we need someone who can’t be funnier than him, or funny at all. So who is the biggest waste of space currently not occupying a television show or doing movies? I know, Jimmy Fallon!” Great, NBC will air Jimmy giggling like a moron for an hour. I just hope he gets attacked by an animal and dies. At the very least, it means more oxygen for the rest of us.

Apr
29

Quick: what’s 20.1 inches wide and ways over 15 pounds? If you said my dog, close. If you said a part of the male anatomy, no, you sick fuck.

The answer is the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook, or this thing :HP DHX Dragon

Wow, behold my first image on this blog. Sad.

Anyways, what’s not sad is that HP is giving away 31 of these beasts over the month of May on 31 different websites. And if you know your math, that means 31 chances to win. 31 Days of the Dragon has a full list of the websites and when they will be participating.

For those of you still curious, the thing is basically a semi-mobile entertainment platform: it plays TV, it plays HD DVDs (well there had to be one flaw), it is a gaming beast. Oh, and it comes with movies and games too. You bet your ass I will be participating in this. I need a new machine. My current laptop is an e-machine that originally had 40 GB (now down to 5), and I can’t even go to certain areas in WoW (shattrath) because my computer freezes up. I want one of these.

-Mike

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