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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

still here, eh?

someone left the lights on for the last 5 years, and it's about time we clean up and get back to business. stay tuned. or not. i really don't care.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

goodbye, dear friend...

Halo 2 is the most played game ever. for me, anyways. on the eve of it's end, I've decided to plop down some thoughts on the game and what it's meant to me over the years.

I still remember the day i bought my original xbox. i had ignored the launch, since i already had a PS2 and plenty of games to play on it. then i read the reviews for Halo. at the time, i was a pretty hardcore gamer, without a wife, mortgage, or car payment. i spent a shitload of money a week on games, and bought any game (and i mean ANY) that caught my interest. I subscribed to 4 or 5 videogame magazines, and read the few blogs and gaming sites obsessively. so when the reviews for Halo begin to come in, i decided to get a system. being a few days after launch, it was pretty hard, and i had driven to 3 or 4 stores before i pulled up to a target. inside the tv/dvd/game department i found a employee walking from the back room with a xbox, and asked him were they were. he replied " dude, we are sold out, and I'm buying this one for myself." i immediately began to badger him with questions, LOUDLY, and got the attention of a manager. i asked him why he allowed his employees to hoard consoles for themselves and not the public. he sold it to me, and that chubby guy will get his revenge on me someday, I'm sure.

so i got the game and the system ( in that order) and once my brother and cousins realized how awesome it was, began to host weekly, then daily multiplayer matches in my basement. this is how i met 2 friends, over late night Halo sessions lasting 5 hours, and fueled by 2 or 3 40 oz King Cobra malt liquor. I'm not kidding, we played Halo for about 18 months nonstop, every week, about 3-4 times a week. for the first 10 months, it was every day. seriously. my nephew started playing with us at 5 years old. those were crazy times.

the anticipation for halo 2 began right after that e3 presentation, the made up one. the main difference was xbox live, and the fact that i had all the multiplayer pals i needed, and the weekly games died down. checking my stats today, I've played 2310 games, i have 10,878 kills and 11,578 deaths. wow. i participated in that crazy "i love bees" crap that was a promotional stunt for Halo 2, and attended the Hive event in chicago.

the game lived up to the hype, with awesome (for the time) online gaming and new maps every few months. i dedicated so much time to this game, trying to find a way out of every map and finding all the superjumps, swordflying, bxr stuff, etc. i honed some pretty nasty shit-talking skills on the way, and even now i blush at some of the stuff I'd say. it was the best reason for having a xbox, and xbox live. I've been on live for 8 years now, and my longest Xbox Live friendships started in Halo 2.

and now it's going away. forever. i fired up the 360 yesterday, installed all the maps from the Multiplayer Map Pack, and downloaded the final DLC pack, and got down.

i haven't played halo 2 in a few years, and boy did i suck bad. but that's to be expected, Modern Warfare spoils you too much, and to go back to two assault rifle squeezes and a melee to the head takes time. but I'm gonna go jump on right now, because there's only 5 1/2 hours left. i heard something about Halo: Reach stuff being given out to players today, but i don't care about that.

I'm gonna say goodbye to an obsession tonight. to a great game, loudmouth and immature community, and to thank Bungie for making one of the greatest games ever.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Halo: Reach beta set for May

The Halo: Reach beta test has a solid deployment date, May 3rd 2010. it's about time, i've been waiting for Bungie to do a proper sequel to Halo 3 (ODST was just not up to par).

Saturday, January 23, 2010

destruction 2.0

take a look at a badass tech demo that rumor says will make it into Crysis 2, coming to consoles sometime this decade. i've always wanted to destroy stuff on this scale since the first Red Faction.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Assassin's Creed 2

so i just started AC2, and i'm hating the money system. AC 1 was perfectly fine without it, and it just doesn't feel right. the game also starts abruptly, without much setup and minimal backstory. i'm just a few hours in, so my opinion might change, but so far.....meh.

and i got accepted into the xbox live ambassador program. w00t!!

Friday, January 1, 2010


so this blog's gone all to hell, totally ignored in 09. i bet i've had less than 50 posts this year, and considering it took me 3 years to get to 1000 posts, that's fracking sad.

anyways, let me drop a load off here, and give you a rundown of the year's best games.
11.Xmen Origins: Wolverine, Xbox 360
10.Battlefield 1943, XBLA
9.Killzone 2, Playstation 3
8.GTA Chinatown Wars, DSi
7.Halo 3 ODST, Xbox 360
6.Scribblenauts, DSi
5.Resident Evil 5, Xbox 360
4.New Super Mario Bros Wii Edition, Wii
3.Shadow Complex, XBLA
2.Trials HD, XBLA
1.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Xbox 360

yeah, i know Uncharted 2 isn't there, as well as Assassin's Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left 4 Dead 2, DJ Hero, Wii Sports Resort, Trine, any and all PC games and a assload more that i'll probably never get to. Batman, Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed i might get to, but dont' hold your breath.

in other news, i bought a house, i have a stepson and my wife is pregnant. endangered, indeed.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


new song from Vampire Weekend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

this i believe.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

video is unrelated.

i remember playing Joe Montana Football back in 1992 and throwing a interception. after the catch, the intercepting player was tackled. my cousin was playing against me, and it was his system, so naturally he wanted to gloat, so he paused the game and selected the new-fangled "instant replay" option. this was the first game that i can remember that had this option, so it was a new thing back then.


when the replay started, everything progressed just as it had in the real game. but after the interception, instead of being tackled like he was just seconds earlier, the intercepting player broke 2 tackles and ran the ball back for a TOUCHDOWN!!!! i was like WHAT THE FUUUUUUUCK and screamed bloody murder. when the replay was over, both teams were lined up for the extra point. i could NOT believe it. Joe Montana Football was the only reality-bending game i ever played.

and in celebration, i present a WTF>> video. enjoy.

Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

not exactly....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Originally uploaded by 9 0 0 0

Heinrich Maneuver (redux)

Heinrich Maneuver (redux)
Originally uploaded by 9 0 0 0

Originally uploaded by 9 0 0 0

Originally uploaded by 9 0 0 0

Originally uploaded by 9 0 0 0

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by Jude Buffum

Megaman vs. Dick Cheney

Megaman vs. Dick Cheney
Originally uploaded by Jude Buffum

Megaman vs. Karl Rove

Megaman vs. Karl Rove
Originally uploaded by Jude Buffum

Ring of Liar

Ring of Liar
Originally uploaded by Jude Buffum
dick cheney's punchout.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Project Trico

sequel to the very best PS2 game ever made. damn, i'm glad i have a PS3 now.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Saturday, April 18, 2009



Sunday, March 22, 2009

resident evil 5 is pretty good

so here's some pics that are totally unrelated.

it's my blog, i do what i want.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

terminator: Salvation

seems like the story is going in a totally different direction... and that's GOOD!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Killzone 2 fucking rocks!!

the game is a bit funny to control, but overall it's muliplayer is awesome!! have NOT run into any lag like in other PS3 games (Resistance 2 and S.O.C.O.M. i'm looking at you) and on the official Killzone 2 site you can relive any battle. it's kind of like the bungie.net global heatmap of a match, but it's in real time, with movement and everything. fucking awesome. check out a video of it in action....

i haven't played any single player yet, but the multiplayer is head and shoulders above anything else on the PS3 now.

back to the game!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

this made me Laugh Out Loud

Monday, January 19, 2009

dear santa.

i want both of these shirts.


Friday, January 9, 2009

1000 posts.

i wish i had something clever to say, but i do not.

i do not.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ninja vs pirate.

holy shit, it gets gangster towards the end.

yeah, that means WATCH THE END.

Monday, December 22, 2008

2 posts away from 1000!!!!

and i'm one shitty song closer.....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

elf stuff

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

and now for something else.....

got the Dark Knight Blu-Ray today, and as i was watching the first half, it occurred to me that Chicago (my fair city) has it's own White Knight in U.S. State's Attorney Pat Fitzgerald, on par with the character of Harvey Dent, before the whole melty-face thing. The indictments against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, allegeā€“among other thingsā€“Blagojevich sought political or financial favors in return for the appointment of a successor to President-elect Barack Obama as Senator from Illinois. After having Blagojevich arrested this morning, he held a press conference where he sounded like Elliot Ness.

it's a fucking sad day, but with guys like Fitzgerald, I'd like to think that the dawn is coming. check out the full criminal complaint here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

wtf crackbaby breakdown.

holy shit, just watch this video to 2:30.

holy motherfucking shit.....

via workman

Friday, December 5, 2008


want NAO!!!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

mario kart

a winner is you!!

by nqtv

Sunday, November 30, 2008

oh shit!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I was raised by a rapper and rhino that dated... And subsequently procreated

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

great sword.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

i KNEW it!!!

Get the latest news satire and funny videos at 236.com.

Friday, October 24, 2008

good times....

so i've made it into the Call of Duty: World at War beta, the Resistance 2 beta, and hopefully into the New Xbox Experience "preview".

the Cod beta is good, but HOT DAMN is Resistance 2 good!!!

and Brothers in Arms : Hell's Highway is pretty good too, except for the crazy sappy story that almost make me get leaky.

and yeah, i've been gone for a hella long time, but whatever, i was busy.

eat a pickle.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


wait, whaaaa..a new DS????

hmmm..... let's see.....what do i need a shitty camera on my ds for? slimmer, no GBA slot.......whoa, 2 cameras?......an SD card slot, built in web browser.......

nope, not interested....yet.

spec comparison with PSP, ipod touch.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

...told you so

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


thome gets it done!!!!

oh yeah...


Sunday, September 28, 2008

fuck your iphone.

David Lynch on watching a movie on a iPhone....


Thursday, September 11, 2008

murder, soon.

after almost an entire year of not doing anything with the podcast, i decided to log into Libsyn and kill the feed and check out the final stats. and i see this...


who is still downloading this shit after 2 years?? it's got to be some bot or some other automated thing. whatever, this is everyone's final chance to snatch these shitty podcasts before they get curbstomped. i'll give it till sunday.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

whoa..... trouble in paradise.....

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

kid ninja

boy, imovie kinda sucks. i miss windows movie maker.......

oh well, here's my nephews playing around......

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

wtf were they thinking.....

Friday, August 1, 2008


off to this year's lollapalooza fest in downtown Chicago (my fair city!!)

if any one's interested, here's my itinerary

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Resistance 2 phone call [update]

just got the beejeezus scared out of me by a phonecall from some chick. turns out it's a call from Insommniac pimping Resistance 2. viral phonecalls.....grr......

i'm not going to save anything anytime soon......

[updated with phone call audio via youtube....]

Monday, July 28, 2008

holy shit.....

trailers for tron 2 and Wolverine: Orign were shown at some comic book convention this weekend.

and i'm still alive, and incredibly apathetic about the whole videogame thing......

Thursday, July 17, 2008

side shot, SMB.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

house of cards

Monday, July 14, 2008

lots of news today...

some impressions later....

Monday, June 23, 2008

dog troopers

busy, busy, busy.......

Monday, June 16, 2008


holy shit, this is super cool. until you get into a car accident, that is....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

hot tears of shame.

yep, i did it. after having heard of the insanely easy 1000 gp available in some Avatar game, and having had the game in my Gamefly queue for the last 3 months, the game finally came in, and i did it. i turned to the dark side of gamerscore obsession, and padded my gamerscore with a shitty game. it's not like i haven't done it before (King Kong), but it's not easy to admit. there's a taint that comes with this kind of thing, but thankfully no one i know cares. so i guess it's not a big deal.

so why do i feel cheap??

best to play some more games and put it behind us, yes?

ONWARD TO 20,000!!!!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

the creeps.

i took a stroll last sunday with my wife to the Chicago Botanic Garden, and somewhere near the brick shithouse out there, there was a tree with the soul of some miserable person trapped in it. so i took a ax, chopped the tree down, and spent the next 15 hours in jail....here's proof that i'm not crazy.

for reals.

holy shit.

it's offical, Through the Fire and the Flames has been conqured. 100% on expert.


Monday, June 2, 2008

line rider, you sellout......

i can see it's appeal, but line rider was OURS. now it's his.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Monday, May 26, 2008


badass remix.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Weezer eats internet memes, spits out a video...

pork and beans is one of the best songs i've heard this year, and this video is like a who's who of Youtube video mini-stars.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


i was trolling the net today when i ran across this npr story about a "first person shooter" game to test subconscious racial bias in police officers. created by Joshua Correl, it tries to measure weather cops are influenced by racial bias in the split-second decision to shoot a suspect. describing this as first person shooter is a bit misleading, since it's more of a slideshow with pictures of men with pistols (or phones/wallets). but the results are surprising, since some of the "suspects" are black, some are white. the researchers determine that white people shoot armed black suspects faster than white suspects.

i decided to take the test myself, just to see weather i'm a racist bastard or a tolerant hippie. here are the results....

i guess i'm more likely to shoot an armed person, period.....if you're curious, you can try the game here.....

and i'm off to Call of Duty 4!!

oh shit, i guess it was also in monday's Redeye....

here comes a new challenger!!!

Rockband vs. Guitar Hero: World Tour

the songs (and frequency of DLC) will determine the winner this fall....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

party hard!!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

deaths that didn't work for mario

hey, it's been a slow week..... inbetween redownloading my entire music collection and family stuff, i've only seen one thing that's caught my mind.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

here we go again.....

so the latest scoop is that the makers of Guitar Hero have decided that they too want the band experience that Rock Band delivers, and have added drums and vocals to the mix. not sure where that leaves the Guitar Hero name, but here's the first pics of the drum set.

they've added one more pad more than the Rock Band set ( say goodbye to Rock Band compatibility), and the cymbals are above the drum pads. and it's probably going to cost a shitload of money this fall.....sigh.......

Sunday, May 11, 2008

holy shit it's been a week!!

i've done a fucking awesome job of ignoring this blog in the last week, and playing a shitload of GTA 4, Mario Kart Wii and assorted shitty demos (i'm looking at you, Haze....). tonight i finally found something i've been looking for.

jace and the wheeled warriors.

i don't really have much to go on as far as memories go, but i do remember it had plant-based villans. and it had a kick ass theme song. thanks to youtube, here it is.

and a equally awesome companion cartoon, M.A.S.K.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

iMac and dead modems

so i've been without internet for the last few days, due to a double whammy of my pc going supernova and my cable modem melting down. i bought a iMac last night, and will hopefully get back to regular blogging soon.....

and Grand Theft Auto 4 is the best fucking game ever.

Monday, April 28, 2008

i'll be back......

Sunday, April 27, 2008

holy shit, it's chicken fried bacon!!!!

eat it and die....but die happy......

Saturday, April 26, 2008


i really don't think this is standard fare ( see what i did there? fare, and TRAIN fare?? i'm so clever at 6:00 a.m.!!!!) in Japan, but there's something that bothers me about this video.....call me crazy, but it just doesn't seem very.......safe.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

updates and baseball.

so i've been a lazy bastard as of late, pretty much ignoring this blog and it's millions (AND MILLIONS)of readers. i'm not apologizing for it, but just recognizing the fact publicly is about as far as i'll go. anyways, i've been digging Warhawk on the PS3 this last week, having traded Unreal Tournament in because it's just too fucking twitchy for me. even with a red bull and a large coffee i wasn't able to compete. old age is wearing my reflexes out. so, back to warhawk. it reminds me alot of star wars: battlefront, in that there's a pretty big 32 player game going on with noone speaking and very little communication going on. i didn't even bother using a headset, all i got was silence from the other 15 guys on my team. that being said, the game is still alot of fun, with pretty cool weapons and a awesome sense of scale. i've gotten into a few sniper battles from across the map (and the maps are HUGE) that were pretty tense. i even sniped a warhawk out of the sky!!! (yeah, it was already pretty badly damaged, but what-EVAH.) All in all, it's a great multiplayer only game. i have a few PS3 games in my Gamefly hopper, so i'll be commenting about them in the future.

ah, who am i kidding, GTA IV comes out next week............
and now for something totally off topic....

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

poor rodney

poor rodney, he's getting beat down river city ransom style.....

thanks, sergio!!!

internet meme deathmatch.

karma. or something just as fucking evil.

so i figured I'd take a few days off to get some perspective and calm down before i got around to making this post. after a week of pretty good stuff happening ( finally making Commander in Call of Duty 4, getting those sweet new maps for Halo 3, getting into Devil May Cry 4 after thinking it was going to suck) i just could NOT wait till June to pick up the Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundle. so after talking it over with my wife (it's strictly for Blu-Ray!!!!) i gathered some old games together and armed with a credit card and about $170 in Gamestop credits, i finally bought a PS3. i also picked up Unreal Tournament because of the badass mods that have sprung up for it lately. what i didn't pick up was a HDMI cable, so i didn't hook it up till the next day. after going through all the PSN network sign up stuff i played a bit of Unreal and quickly decided that it's just as twitchy as i remember it. too twitchy for me. anyway, since i've been hellbent in the last week on getting Commander rank in COD 4 :MW and haven't played too much of the new Halo 3 maps, i decided to boot it up and get busy.

after one match, my xbox 360 froze. when i restarted it, it lasted 5 second and froze again. my heart fucking sank, and even before it froze 3 more times, i knew what was coming.


it's like my fucking xbox knew, that little bastard KNEW i just bought a PS3, and was like "oh, you want to buy a PS3, huh? well, how do you like THIS!!!!!!" this is the SECOND TIME it's gone down, and although i know ppl on their 4th or 5th 360, it's still a shitty feeling when it happened. even though it was 11 pm, i still called MS and started the return process. the pencil pusher on the other line pretty much told me that I'd miss the Grand Theft Auto 4 launch because their hardware is so goddam undependable. i mean, what the FUCK!!! i can't believe a massive company like Microsoft can be such a bunch of fuckups and continue to have this shit happen. after the first time, i was pretty sure that they had a handle on the problem, but i guess it's every xbox 360 owner's unavoidable fate to nervously wait till the day that their xbox takes a shit.

and the fact that the PS3's XMB and crappy online setup is nowhere near Xbox Live's quality makes it that much worse. my PSN user id is el_moco_117 since some asshole took my El Moco handle. what next......

at least my Wii still works.......

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

assimilation complete.

after much thought and careful consideration, i've decided to sell my entire videogame collection.

yeah, right..... now for the REAL news.... i just bought a PS triple. (for the blu-ray. no, really, for the blu-ray ONLY.)

i MIGHT play a game or two on it.

maybe. i got Unreal Tournament also.

PSN network ID forthcoming......


time and imagination, and a assload of inspiration make this guy champ of the week. a few hundred empty bottles of wine, an empty parking garage and a remote control car are the tools, and the Super Mario Bros theme is the result of all the effort.

http://view.break.com/487616 - Watch more free videos
kick ass job.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

you've got it!!

i'm just about done with this game....fucking great...

Friday, April 11, 2008

the earth's WORTH it!!!!

slowly, the anticipation for GTA IV grows.....

here's a spot for a hybrid from the game.....the earth's worth it!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

it's coming, and i'm gonna get it.....

the super limited gunmetal grey Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots bundle that's been selling like hotcakes in japan has been confirmed to be on the plate come June 12.
i keep telling myself i'm getting it for the Blu-ray player, but MGS is looking good, too......

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