Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's contest

























First comment of 2007 on this post will win Rampage: Total Destruction for the Nintendo Wii or Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360. I'll pay to ship, and the games are NTSC. BTW, I'm in the Central timezone, so any comments would have to be on MY time. Sorry.

Toys R Us Blowout Sale!!!!!

Now before anyone gets too excited, most of the games on sale at Toys 'R Us aren't very good, but in the steaming pile of crap, there are actually a few good games for sale. I'm listing all the games I would personally buy, and i recommend you head down to yr local Toys R Us and get some games you might have missed..... Check out the full list here.


For $9.98
GBA
Gunstar Super Heroes, WarioWare Twisted, Zelda Minish Cap,

For $4.98
DS
Feel the Magic, Polarium

For $9.98
DS
Advance Wars DS
Castlevania DoS
Deep Labyrinth
Metroid Pinball
Point Blank*
Resident Evil DS
Rub Rabbits
Trace Memory

For 19.98
PS2
Winning Eleven 9

For 9.98
PS2

Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City Bundle
Resident Evil 4
SOCOM 3
Full Spectrum Warrior 10 Hammers
Ape Escape 3
Brothers in Arms EiB*

Xbox

GRAW
Stacked
Tomb Raider Legend
Mercenaries
Jade Empire

Xbox 360
$9.98
NHL 2K6

$19.98
Call of Duty 2 GOTY
Final Fantasy XI
The Outfit
Quake 4
Tiger Woods 06
Tomb Raider Legend
XMen Official Game

Angry Videogame Nerd's top ten meltdowns.

This video made me laugh my ass off. It's strictly for the hardcore gamer, since most of the games are more than 15-20 years old. And it's definatly NOT safe for work. I repeat, NSFW!!!!!!




Check out the rest of the videos here and the main site here

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Random pics




Top Ten Worst Ways to Die

yeah, number 1 is teh bestest!!!!



Weird coincidece


Hmmmm....James Brown, Gerald Ford, and Saddam Hussein. all dead within a week. What's the connection?????


death comes in threes.....

Obligatory year-end list.


I'm going to list my personal top 10 for 2006, with a special mention for other catagories. The only games that are qualified are games i've personally played, so if your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh game is not listed, it's because i try not to play crap games. ( although i DID play Perfect Dark Zero ) so without any delay, here we go.








10. Okami ( PS2)
9. Bully (PS2)
8. Wii Sports (Wii)
7. Call of Duty 3 (Xbox 360)
6. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
5. Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter (Xbox 360)
4. Prey (Xbox 360)
3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
(drumroll)
1. Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer
Call of Duty 3

Best Graphics
Gears of War

Best Music
Oblivion, Gears of War (tie)

Best Xbox Live Arcade game
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting

Fastest Trade-in
Perfect Dark Zero ( 3 days)

Best Swag
Free Wii and free DS Lite from Nintendo

Best use of the Wiimote
Rayman: Raving Rabbids

that's it.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Xbox Live goes down.


looks like i have a big plate of steaming crow to eat. Xbox Live went bezerk last night, and was offline for a few hours. It's back up now, but yeah, i guess even Microsoft isn't immune to the intertubes backing up once in a while.....

Buy Halo 3 beta test, get Crackdown for free!!!!


CheapassGamer has the scoop on a Gamepro advert that states that CrackDown will have a invite included in specially marked packages to the Halo 3 beta test. As if you I needed another reason to preorder Crackdown. Get those preorders in NOW!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

James Brown is Dead

Yes, this morning the Godfather of Soul himself died of heart failure. Damn you, L.A. Style, damn you straight to hell!!!!!


Monday, December 25, 2006

Bonus Christmas presents, for happy get!!!!

some stuff i found surfing today, some stuff is NSFW.

Geometry Wars art(?)


It was just a matter of time before someone made a mashup of Wii number locator and Google Maps, and now it's here. Check it out and register yourself at MapWii.com
Here are a few pics of a model being paid to look like she's enjoying the Wii. Check out the rest of the gallery here.

After a little snooping, i found a official Linerider site, with erasing tools and everything!!!! check it out here....

Finally, here is a old school Atari commercial. notice how everyone looks delerious and psycho, and how even good 'ol Granpa can join in the fun!!!! Hummmm, kinda reminds me of Nintendo's recent adverts.......



Merry Christmas, monkeys!!!!


Merry Christmas to all, and all that jazz.... I got a package from Nintendo a few days ago, a Nintendo-themed Monopoly game. Last night i started a game with family and started getting the hang of it. I've never played Monopoly before yesterday, so it might take a few games to get used to the crass capitalistic machinations. anyway, i got a boatload of cool presents, giftcards, and the like from my wife, family and friends, and i hope everyone reading this spent Christmas surrounded by their loved ones.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

PS3 Network gets PWNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since about July, reports were beginning to surface about Sony's new Playstation Network and how it was going to body-slam Xbox Live, it would have more features, and higher player-limits for its online games. Well, if today's events are any indication, PS3 owners are in for a rocky ride. The network was knocked offline today, due to the early availablity of the Gran Turismo demo. the official Sony support says that they're working on the problem, and should have it fixed by noon today. that really sucks, just listen to a PS3 user rant....

I live in the central time zone, just got off the phone with Sony rep. and they said the problem was that too many people are online right now and the PlayStation network could not handle it!! Their advice was for me to keep trying throughout the day........and as for a fix they said they hoped to have a update available in the future to address this problem!!!

This is Crap!!!!! I payed over $700 to play this stupid thing online and cant even do that at peek hours on the Weekdays!!!
XBox live can handle millions of users at once....and Playstation cant even handle 200,000..
Good Game Sony you Lose!!!!!!

Just wait till all the new PS3 owners try to get online at the same time after Christmas...........

And by the way, Xbox Live has NEVER, i repeat NEVER gone down for anything beyond scheduled maintenance..........

Im in yr hed, wasting yr timez


Friday, December 22, 2006

New Halo, and a bit of help for newbs....



my Wii casemod!!!

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Yeah, right....... if only i had l33t skillz.......





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Wii Opera Browser Live


If you woke up today with some creepy-ass blue light bathing your living room a soothing blue, it's a message from Nintendo that the Wii web browser is now available for download. i haven't gotten a chance to try it out yet ( stupid work) but as soon as i get home I'll see how easy it is to post from my living room. I'm lazy like that. anybody try it yet???? how's the pr0n????

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Oblivion freebies

http://www.galbadiax.com/oblivion/wallpaper/oblivion-1-800.jpgBethesda just announced that they will be offering a Oblivion add-on pack for the Xbox 360 version for free. Mehrunes' Razor, a 250 point Xbox Live Marketplace add-on, is being
offered for absolutely free starting tomorrow through December 31. I downloaded it when it first came out, and it was one of the better quests that was released after the retail version. for the few who haven't gotten it yet, here's your chance.....




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Crackdown Dated, with demo

step to thisCrackdown, the baby of GTA creator David Jones,

is set to hit the streets on Feb 20th. a demo is set to hit also, about a month earlier, on Jan 18th. I've been watching this title closely, since the notion of online co-op in a free roaming world floats my boat. The demo is supposed to be online too, so i'm going to be a happy camper come January......



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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Line Rider on DS and Wii


From Joystiq.com

Hoping to capitalize on Line Rider's current buzz, inXile Entertainment has snatched up the rights to the Flash-based "toy," looking to release Wii and DS adaptations of the 'student project turned internet phenomenon' in just a few short months (by spring.

Play it here.

plus, check out some bad-ass youtube vids of more creative folks than i doing some truly amazing stunts.....

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hot Shit


Not that I would, but if I ever considered buying a motorcycle, I'd buy something like this Mad Max beast, and paint the Gears of War logo on it......Hell yeah.....

Celebrity Mii contest

Jack Black

Kottke.org was running a Celebrity Mii contest recently, and they've picked the wiiners . Seems like someone really likes Scrubs. anyway, some of the runner-ups are actually better than the winner. check these out, and check out Kottke.org for the full list.

















































From top to bottom, left to right: Velma from Scooby Doo, Hannibal Lecter, Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas, Dick Cheney, Tom Cruise, Hulk Hogan, Jennifer Wilbanks (aka The Runaway Bride), George Costanza, Charlie Brown, and V from V for Vendetta.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

early saturday w/videos

i just could not sleep any more. Later today i'm having a bunch of friends over for some multiplayer Wii action, and some Clubhouse Games action, too. here are some vids i've been watching....




WarioWare: Smooth Moves is on my list of anticipated games, and this ass-slapping minigame is exactly what i need to look like a jackass and have fun, super happy fun!!!!




this guy has a great series of prints available at his Deviantart site.


Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden by ~8-bit-Painter on deviantART

Friday, December 15, 2006

First Wii Fatality!!!!!

keep those wriststraps tight!!!!!!


Mexican Arcade


So after a few days of only playing FF III and Clubhouse Games, i was getting antsy and wanted to look up a few arcades i knew existed in my grandfather's town. I remember playing severely modded versions of Street fighter II and Hyper Fighting, super speed Smash TV and other mashup games ( king of fighters mixed with some other shitty fighting games and glitchy music) after looking around for a few minutes, i found a site called Mundo Play. all they had were about 10 arcade cabinets, with joysticks and the familiar 6 button configuration that SF II used. but these cabinets were different. each was running some kind of MAME emulator, and they were STUFFED with practically EVERY pre 1998 arcade game I've personally ever seen.

Every cabinet was the same, they all had the same software and joystick config, so i plopped 2 pesos ( about 22 cents ) into a machine, and started to scroll through the menus.



Most of the games were obscure Japanese or really shitty quality copies of classics, a bunch of them were variations on either Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros, or Street Fighter. I wish i had more time (and camera batteries) to take more pics, but this was all that i could take before the camera died. The person running the place was about 13 years old, so i wasn't able to get any info about the games from her. My trip was mainly to visit my ailing grandfather, so this was a nice diversion.

Now you're playing with POWER!!!!!!!

yeah, a ps3 vs NES video, just for you...


instead of sleeping

i'm watching Kung Fu videos......


Halo 3 trailer

damn, i got goosebumps.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Back

So i just got home after a few weeks away, and for everyone who posted their wii friend code things, I'll make a new post tomorrow with all the # so it will be a up-to-date list. I had a hell of a time, as soon as i get a chance, I'll post some pics of an emulator-fueled arcade in a 600 year old town in Mexico. FOR REAL. i freaked out after signing into my email and seeing almost 1000 emails in my inbox, with another 4000 in my spam. so if anyone emailed me, it'll be awhile before you get a response. and yes, there was Internet access and i could have checked, but this was vacation time, and my wife made me remember that vacation time is Internet and cellphone free. ( but not DS free!!) I played the HELL out of Final Fantasy III while i was out in Mexico, and I've got to say it's the best RPG I've played in about 6 years. the job system is great, and the game....feels right, like the first few Final Fantasy games before they went to shit.
( after FFIX, everything else sucked in different ways) So far I'm about 20 hours into it, and it's been great. the other DS game i played alot of was Clubhouse Games. the only reason i played was to unlock the stupid chat icons for multiplayer. let me tell you, Maj Jong and Solitaire were kicking my ass for 3 days straight, till i finally learned how to play and beat the stupid Stamp Mode. yeah, and i saw some museums, bought some paintings, and got drunk at a soccer game, but this is a videogame blog, dammit, not a backpacking hippie blog!!!!! I've been under a total Internet blackout since i left, and i still haven't checked any news, so if i post stuff that's 2 weeks old, sorry, but it's news to me. give me a few days and I'll be back up to speed.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Castlevania POR Unboxing.



Check out this Flickr set from Gil.

Friday, December 1, 2006

NSFW


















as far as invasion of privacy goes, this has got to take the cake. find the physical location of ANYONE by tracing what cell towers are acessed with this free app. Check it now before the site gets shut down.

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