Tuesday, January 30, 2007

weird knockout in Wii Sports: Boxing

this is a weird Zab Juda-like knockout in wii sports.

El Moco just got owned

yeah, with smoove pics and everything....

Crackdown fun

I've been having a ball with the crackdown demo for the last week, and these videos are pretty much what i've been doing. They're not mine ( i found them on Kotaku.com) but stacking cars and blowing them up never gets old.

Monday, January 29, 2007

I WIN!!!!!

a swift kick to the Apple

heh. i like, i like......

Star Wars fanboys, get ready to wet your Underoos....

I know it's not even on the horizon as a Wii release, but we can dream, right?


New God of War II trailer

God of War for the PS2 was one of the best games for that system, and one of the last games I ever bought for the PS2, the last being Guitar Hero. the new trailer for God of War 2 makes me glad i haven't sold my underused PS2 yet, since it's looking like the hottest thing Sony will put out this year. Yep, a PS2 game is my most anticipated game from sony, goes to show you what a debacle the PS3 launch was. Here's the trailer. ( it almost makes me want to get the original one out again.....)

Worst contest EVAR

Gamestop is sponsoring a Guitar Hero 2 contest in it's stores on Feb 3rd. While the temptation to enter is strong, the incentive to drag your ass out of the house and play before people who can probably kick my ass isn't as strong. The top prize for winning the contest is a Guitar Hero 2 Tshirt. Yep, a tshirt. You'd think they would at least give out a gig bag, or a giftcard, or SOMETHING worthwile. anyways, if anyone is interested, details are here.

Cold as hell

So the cold has finally reached Chicago, after a few months of above-average temps. It's' supposed to be about 8 degrees above 0 on sunday (SUPERBOWL sunday!!!!!).

I've been pretty bored with games lately, having beat FFIII and Mario & Luigi : Partners in Time. I'm still working on Bomberman Land Touch. Since my router's been dead i haven't been able to really play XBL or download anything to my wii, and it's driving me nuts. the next games i'm looking forward to is Crackdown and Wii Play and Super Smash Bros. for the Wii, all are a buy for me, and anything else is a Gamefly rent.


If anyone is looking for a job with nintendo, you can apply here to be Reggie's assistant.

Heavy Weapon is awesome in multiplayer, and reminds me of a Geometry Wars on earth kinda game.

I have fond memories of playing Combat on the Atari 2600, and actually developing stratagies to defeat the communists ( my sisters) who were trying to take over the world. This video makes it seem like there's a new version of this game coming for the Wii, maybe it's on WiiPlay???

Sunday, January 28, 2007

dancing, from bizzaro world

I just can't believe that these people aren't aware that they look batshit insane in this video. the entire cast looks like they've overdosed on caffine and are trying to dance their way to oblivion.

it's late, and i'm tired.

Early Sunday dance party, and something i won't post.

Gmod is a sandbox mod for Half Life 2, which allows you to muck around with the Source engine and create all kinds of stuff, limited only by your imagination. This video uses Gmod to celebrate your birthday.

Destructoid had a post about a video floating about on youtube. the vid was from the Xbox 360 game Dead Rising, and it shows some seriously freaky glitches with crowd and zombie interaction. Needless to say, I'm not posting the video because it seems a little too perverted, read the post and watch the video here. ( do as i say, not as i do)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Videogames in history

Somethingawful.com's Friday Photoshop contest has a bunch of kickass photoshop images of videogames. check out the full list here, i'm posting the best ones IMHO.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Greatest. video. EVAR.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Iggy Pop and some other jokers....

Saw a recent Cadillac commercial with a Teddybears track featuring Iggy Pop. It really caught my attention and made me crazy for about 2 days till i finally tracked it down. here's the video.

Mysterious Wii game....

So i was trolling on youtube and found this video of a Wii game with the Wii Sports branding called Wii: Airplane. can't find any other info on this game, was it dropped from the Wii sports game or is it a soon to be released download, or a stand alone game??? WE NEED ANSWERS!!!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

it's teh funnys

so earlier today blogger went down, and took my blog with it. for about 2 hours, it was unavailable, and the roar of the collective masses was deafening. during all this madness, i emailed my friend Gil a screenshot of the error page, and it looked like this.

Fast forward a few hours, and i checked my email, and found this reply.

He almost got me, i actually had to go back to my original email to make sure I wasn't at some metrosexual website.

Crackdown is the new hotness.

After spending 3 full hours on the Crackdown demo last night, I can honestly say I'm hyped for this game. and even if it didn't come with a Halo 3 beta invite, I'd still get it, cuz i really got addicted to the building climbing and agility orb hunting aspect. since the demo times out 30 min after you reach level 2, i was just leaping from building to building looking for the orbs like they were green crystals of sweet, sweet crack. Fun times. have not tried the co-op, cuz my router has decided to take a shit on me, but as soon as i replace that lazy bastard, I'll be up.

Zelda Update

So after I played a shitload of Zelda:TP this last week, i decided to see just how far i was using the Twilight Calculator again. I've almost finished half of the game, which is alot more respectable than the pitiful 18% i had last time.

BTW, I've logged about 33 hours in-game. wow.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

100 people. a long alley. unsuspecting pedestrian.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Crackdown Demo, GamerZines, Wii NES skins

Finally, after a few crazy days of fanboy anguish, the highly anticipated Crackdown demo will hit tonight, at about 2:00 a.m. PT, see what time it is for you here. I really hope this game lives up to the hype, because it looks like i might have to buy it to get into the Halo 3 beta test. Kotaku reports that the beta invite confirmation email is out, and if you don't get it in the next 24 hours, you're shit out of luck. ( till the next chance) Damn. i still have not gotten the email, and although i won't be sitting at my desk constantly refreshing my email, I WILL be salty if i have to pay for it. Here's to hoping Crackdown don't suck. Anyways, Gamerzine is a site that has begun to publish e-zines for Pro Evolution Soccer and the Xbox 360, with the first and second issues being really polished and of great quality. check them out here.

And finally, ( i know this is old, but what-EVAR) here are some old-skool NES skins for the Wii and it's classic controller. although i do like the Wii's design and simple-but-elegant look, I'd buy the NES skin in a flash, if it didn't have that Revolution shit on it.....


because i refuse to let it die, here's a do over for the Pirate Babys Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006!!!!!!!!!!! (and it's companion Architecture in Helsinki video by the same guy)

Some Serious Gears of War glitching

I'm not sure how these guys did this, but it involves some kind of hacking of the gameplay files on the Gears of War disk, and reburning
the disk, or so this forum post claims. either way, this video is the mostglitchtastic video i've ever seen about Gears. Throwing blood everywhere, crazy turret gun poses and crabwalking are just the beginning. the guys also fly through the air and get outside of levels. Cheating bastards, it's not as if i suck at Gears as it is, these guys make it even worse. at this point,I'll only play Gears online after a patch. ( THAT WORKS!!)

YEEEEAAAAHHHH, We're going to the SUPERBOWL!!!!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Random Japanese picture

Found this on Satan's Landromat, a photoblog from new york. a similar one is here, for chicago. peep the Pilsen section.

Che waaaaa?????

Friday, January 19, 2007

binary morning


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Make your own Zelda gif

This site has a app up to make your own gif of Link finding.....whatever you want. check out the one i made here.

Guitar Hero 2 custom songs

The chaps atDestructoid.comhave the scoop on a group of obsessed Guitar Hero 2 fans who've managed to hack the game and added their own songs into the game. So all you hardcore Metallica fans can finally jam to Master of Puppets, and everyone else can jam to the Street Fighter 2 themes for Ken, Ryu, etc. Check out a full list of videos here, and the Scorehero site here....( forum threads with instructions on how to do it yourself are here...

now all we need is someone to make a Minibosses hack.....

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mario Room

if i thought i could get away with it, i'd paint my living room like this. but i'm married now, and stuff like this must wait till we get a house and a dedicated gaming room. boo hoo.....

kick ass kung fu......????

This video is a crappy example of the tech developed Animaatiokone Industries, and is like a Eyetoy from the future. it takes your movements and puts you into the game, litirally. check out the web site for a full on demo video.

I don't think i'll be able to play this, since i refuse to look like a jackass on any other console besides the Wii.......

Morning roundup

so there's a few new videos out today ( new to me, at least....) that i thought i'd share. first up is a fan-made rom for Streetfighter II on a NES. it actually looks pretty good.

Next is a favorite song of mine played on a DS. It's Saria's Song from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

And finally, here's a video of Halo running on a GBA emulator. now this might be bullshit, but Kotaku had a story on this a while back ( check it out here) But i've actually played a fan made sidescrolling Halo about a year ago which was VERY similar to this, so it might be bullshit. You decide....

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

silly nintendo commercials : 80's edition

The original version of Super Mario Bros 2, Doki Doki Panic!!!

The Legend of Zelda
I remember running around yelling "Zelda!!!" before i even played the game. thank god this weirdo wasn't in the game.....

Oh, Canada?

Geek makes Halo suit that is fully functional, minus the auto-regeneration of course.


this is the kind of lazy blogging that pisses me off. Joystiq has a story up right now about how WarioWare : Smooth Moves does not support widescreen HDTVs. I can tell you that that's a load of horseshit. I've played WW:SM on my 47" all weekend, and it looked great. It was NOT streched, and looked perfecly fine. the photos on my Flickr account can verify this. Joystiq's writer did not tweak either his widescreen settings on his wii, or has a setting messed up on his tv. the game looks awesome on a widescreen tv, and nothing is distorted. i call bullshit on joystiq.

New Halo 3 footage

yeah, i know it's pretty shitty, but it is what Kotaku reports is new leaked Halo 3 footage. decide for yourself ( it's running on the Xbox 360, check one of the vids for a notification of a friend online at the bottom)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

WarioWare: Smooth Moves

I don't normally review games on this blog, i mostly just give my impressions and opinions and let you, dear reader, decide for yourself. This time, I'll go out on a limb and say that WarioWare : Smooth Moves is quite possibly the best Wii party game out there, beating Rayman: Raving Rabbids. The gameplay structure is exactly like other Wario games, spastic and frantic minigames hurling at you at light speed. From picking Wario's nose, to washing a cow's butt, to waving away a toxic fart, the gameplay keeps the ultra-weird style that the series is known for and adds more characters ( with their own bizarre story lines), more levels, and some truly unique gameplay modes that will leave you rolling with laughter. The game also integrates your Mii Channel characters at all levels, so you'll see yourself and other Mii's everywhere. The only glaring problem i was able to see was that the games which used the Nunchuk were a little confusing, and the HUGE variety of "form baton" stances that you get into before the game starts can confuse someone who's a noob. The colorful and bright graphics bring to mind a often mentioned "weakness" of the Wii, which is the older tech and visual inferiority compared to the PS3 or Xbox 360. Visually WarioWare is a looker, but not because it manages to shift millions of polygons at once, or uses advanced shaders, but because it has a sense of style that works with the gameplay really well. The sharp 2D visuals during cut scenes look great, and contrast well with the atmosphere and humour of the game. And the wacky mix of visual styles within each mini game throws around a huge amount of visual effects, and different art in the process, much like the previous games did. 2D isn't dead yet, and WarioWares imaginative mix of both 2D, and 3D graphics shows this. The sound effects fit in perfectly with the rest of the game, with NES bleeps and bloops thrown in with sound effects and cameos from virtually every Nintendo game ever made ( even the Virtual Boy is in there!!!!) The total playtime is short, i finished the main game in about 3 hours, but unlocking all the extra games, Pose cards, and the 200 game will keep me going for a long time..... as a bonus, most of the games can be played with a beer in one hand, and a Wiimote in the other!!!! (maybe that's why i have a hangover.......)

So here are a few pics of last night's shenanigans, and some videos of WarioWare gameplay.....
and by the way, mah Bears won today, and we're going to Miami!!!!!! ( i hope....)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

WarioWare has landed!!!!!

So i just got a FedEx package, and what do you know, it's WarioWare: Smooth Moves for the Wii, straight from Nintendo!!!! It was part of the Wii Ambassador program, and I'm ever so grateful for it!! News traveled fast between my friends, and tonight we're having a WarioWare party!! I'll post some pics sometime tomorrow of all the shenanigans......

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Guitar Hero 2 Achievements

Some of these i KNOW i'll never get...... check out the full list here.....

400K Club30
Get 400,000 points in a song
Champagne Room V.I.P.30
Get 500,000 points in a song

Eddie Van Halen Award30
Get a 500 note streak
Yngwie Malmsteen Award30
Get a 1000 note streak
Guitarmaggedon Award30
Earn five stars on all songs in the Hard tour
Start a Real Band Already Award30
Earn five stars on all songs in the Expert tour
Scoremonger Award10
Get an 8x multiplier
Perfectionist Award30
Get 100% notes hit on a song
Joe & Steven Award30
Get a 500 note streak in Cooperative
Keef & Mick Award30
Get a 1000 note streak in Cooperative
Millionaire Pair30
Get 1,000,000 points on a song in Cooperative

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