Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I just lost 500 dollars between this month and the next because my adsense got shut down, not sure why. Google is being silly and not telling me anything. Oh well, good luck everyone. I'll be back to blog anyway after my vacation.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Playing Through Spyro The Dragon

Right now I am starting my play through of the first Spyro the Dragon which I will be uploading to Justin.tv and linking here for you guys to watch. I haven't played it since my childhood so I am really excited to play through it. The story of Spyro is great and unique I like the third one where you get companions so I am excited for all this. Hope you guys enjoy watching it I'll edit it whne I have the link up!

Monday, June 13, 2011

This Is Just Perfect

Now plays aren't really my forte in any sense and I know very little about theatre. I didn't watch the Tony Awards but here is an awesome duet between Hugh Jackman and NPH. Thank you for existing to this video. Also Neil Patrick Harris' opening song which is great.


I know this a new thing I don't usually blog about this stuff but I just got out of work and am beat so I thought I would share something cool instead of a review today. :) Enjoy all.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Team Teamwork, Perfect Blend of Games and Music

Today I am going to discuss two of my favorite things combined into one, video games and music. There's lots of mash up artists out there but this guy has caught my eye because of his superb use of video game soundtracks and rap. I love mash ups but there is something special about what they have done with music. All tracks are available on their website. But I will share a few of my favorite here off two of their great albums.

Vinyl Fantasy 7 has some real songs and the first time I heard it I was overcome with awe. My favorite game of all time done justice with some great tunes. Here's one of the best tracks on there feauturing a memorable song set to MF Doom's rap.

Not only one of the most perfect games to be compiled but also a soundtrack that is just as good if not better than Final Fantasy's. Every song on this album is great so take the time to go to their site up top and view through this album. Here's one of the gems.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rainy Weekend? Good Games, Food, and Movies

Today was a decent day for me, I finished all my work then did some yard work at home and capped it off with a night out. Now I'm home and planning out my next two days. It's supposed to pour rain for the rest of the weekend so I am trying to pick a good RPG to get into and spend some time playing. Or maybe I'll resubscribe to World of Warcraft if I have no plans. Rain or shine tomorrow I am going  out with a few friends garage sale hunting looking for a new Nintendo 64 and maybe some old school games if I am lucky. I got a good recipe I wanna try tomorrow for sirloin burgers which I will grill despite the rain because burgers are just that much better on a grill :D. I'm excited to get to sleep but first I need to pick a good movie to watch or a few for the next few days. Any new releases you guys recommend? I was thinking of starting to watching Deadwood or Doctor Who also. Well I hope everyone's saturdays aren't as rain filled as mine will be. Have a good one all.

One last thing for all you game fanatics I stumbled across a pretty cool site for keeping track of all the games you play in order to share with others. You can find the website here. If you wanna make one we can start following each other and I need to start adding all my games O_o. That could be a whole day in itself. Finally here is an awesome gallery that I found. It's basically on set pictures from classic movies. The pictures are awesome, enjoy.

Friday, June 10, 2011

For All You Final Fantasy 7 Fans, Everyone Else Too

A group of guys from Taiwan spend the past two months creating this epic stop motion story about Cloud fighting Sephiroth in order to save Aeris. According to the description they used 10,000 pictures to create the film. The guys who did this have some serious skill.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Battlefield 3 Gameplay And Internet Privacy

Here's some footage from the upcoming Battlefield 3. I'm not the biggest FPS fan but this one looks like it will be a good one so thought I'd share it with those who haven't seen it yet. The heat is brutal over here hope all of you are staying cool. Gonna make myself some iced coffee and read today before my day really starts going. Another interested bit is this essay I read about privacy on the internet. If you have the time read it because it is worth it and covers the whole "I don't need internet anonymity, I have nothing to hide" argument. Here it is. If you don't have the time to read 28 pages (understandable) here is the conclusion:
"Whether explicit or not, conceptions of privacy underpin nearly every argument made about privacy, even the common quip “I’ve got nothing to hide.” As I have sought to demonstrate in this essay, understanding privacy as a pluralistic conception reveals that we are often talking past each other when discussing privacy issues. By focusing more specifically on the related problems under the rubric of “privacy,” we can better address each problem rather than ignore or conflate them. The nothing to hide argument speaks to some problems, but not to others. It represents a singular and narrow way of conceiving of privacy, and it wins by excluding consideration of the other problems often raised in government surveillance and data mining programs. When engaged with directly, the nothing to hide argument can ensnare, for it forces the debate to focus on its narrow understanding of privacy. But when confronted with the plurality of privacy problems implicated by government data collection and use beyond surveillance and disclosure, the nothing to hide argument, in the end, has nothing to say."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Other Bits and Pieces from E3

Here are a few trailers also from E3. A few of which aren't really getting much press so maybe this will be your guys' first time hearing about these. I'm not going to say I was disappointed with E3 this year because that wouldn't be the right word. There was a lack of PC games but there usually isn't anything that big for us anyway. I just don't like everything being pushed to be played with motion technology. Anyway back to the list, here it goes.

The age old joke that Rock Band/Guitar Hero was time that sohuld have been spent learning an actual instrument. Well apparently Ubisoft heard the jokes and saw the South Park episode. Basically you will have your own real guitar and learn lessons like you would with an actual teacher. A cool idea let's see how it works out when it's released in October.

This is Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning and it will be an Adventure RPG for the 360 and PS3. Basically from what everyone is saying it seems as if the developers realized that Fable two and three were crap and the world needs a good Fantasy RPG like the original. Looking forward to trying this one but it won't be released until sometime in 2012.

Now this is a third person shooter coming to the 360 and PS3 and will have multi-player as well as single player. This one seems kind of strange it's going to be heavily based around gravity with a lot of shifting in landscape and view. To me it sounds like Cloverfield so you'll get a headache and the music in the trailer is just the Inception bass. But all that aside it can be a cool one, we'll see in February 2012.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Best Parts of the 2011 E3 Conference Thus Far

E3 has been full of remakes and sequels all while pushing Kinect and Move down the consumers throats. Here are the best parts that I have seen in my opinion. I've been watching most of the coverage and all joking aside there have been some cool stuff. First, here's sony solving the age old "screen looker" problem.

After some reading people say this have been done before buy Sony seems to be redefining it and I think that this is very cool. I've had several fights over this stuff personally as a child. Now just a few hours ago Nintendo released a showcase of their new console: Wii U

Launches: 2012
Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
New Controller: The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Other Controls: Up to four Wii Remote™ (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii™ controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk™ controller, Classic Controller™, Classic Controller Pro™ and Wii Balance Board™.
Media: A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
Audio Output: Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
Storage: The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
CPU: IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.
Other: Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.
(Taken from the Nintendo E3 2011 Press Release)
Games announced: Smash Brothers, Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon Online, Darksiders II, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro: Last Light, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3, FIFA 12, Madden 12, Driver, Lego City Stories

Looks pretty cool I'll wait for more. As for my other thing that I love is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's demo. I really have loved all of the Elders Scrolls as an RPG fan. If you haven't yet you should try to play Oblivion and Morrowwind if you have never tried doing it. Some people say they're boring in the beginning but they are very fun and amazing stories.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Another Day Another Dollar

I just got out of work today and I am pretty beat from it. I work a temp job for the summer and basically go around doing odd jobs for companies in my county. Today I had the privilege of unloading a furniture shipment from Thailand. It was pretty exhausting and hot to boot but I'm glad I did it. It was quite a work out and very hot inside of the 18 wheeler it came on. The people I worked with were cool and helpful, sometimes you get stuck with a lazy kid but everyone there did their part to make it go fast. Now, I am going to make some Asian Chicken Thighs on the grill and eat lunch with a couple of friends who are headed here.

A band that actually was formed in the town next to me but has since made it quite big is Titus Andronicus. I heard about them before I went to school in Boston then I was walking past a bar and saw they were headlining and I remember they were form the town near me in New Jersey. But anyway, they've made it big and are pretty talented.

If you have the time check out The Monitor by them if you haven't heard it, it's a pretty darn good album. I'll throw their popular track on here. Hope you guys like it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Slow Morning After A Night Out Also, Cereal

Last night I went to a little party that I planned on just stopping by for a tad but ended up staying the entire evening and well into the morning. Running on a little sleep but I'm good for now. What I'm here to discuss mainly is breakfast. Now forget all that "most important meal of the day". I'm not here for nutrition I'm here for the meal that makes me get ready to kick the day ahead of me in the face and smile the whole time. So what's the breakfast? What's the go to? I love to cook eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, the works. But this morning I was in a lazy mood and ate some cereal. Which may be my favorite.

Now the reason I'm writing this is I'm here to ask you what your favorite cereal is. Breakfast foods aside I'm just talking straight up pulling out the box and enjoying a large bowl of it. I had a bowl a few hours ago and either I'm gonna have another shorty or I think it's time for me to get cooking. Feel free to suggest what I should cook this week and post here. Also, playing a little a TF2 if you guys wanna play I'll post my steam ID.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Video Games You May (Not) Have Forgotten About

Hey all, hope you're all doing well and enjoying the weekend. Well after yesterdays post I learned most of my readers do not care for Kanye West. Oh well, subjectivity is big in music just giving you guys a taste of mine :P. Anyway I will be taking your guys advice and be posting some pictures and try to compile some recipes of the next good dish I cook. This will most likely be sunday afternoon or even monday. So thanks for that suggestion because I think it could help those of you who aren't comfortable in a kitchen to try some new stuff or even the most veteran cooks a new take on a dish they may be accustom to. So as for the blog currently, I'm gonna talk about some games I've been playing and enjoying that I haven't thought about in a while so try them out if you have them laying around.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors
(SNES & Sega Genesis)
 This game my friends takes me back to simpler time of all my troubles being brisked away by walking across the street and playing this game with my best friend. We would battle as Zeke and Julie to save the overrun town of their zombie infestation. Developed by Lucas Arts and published by Konami  I recommend this game for it's use of weapons and really becomes challenging in time.
 Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
(Nintendo 64)
One of the first discussions I had with my college roommate which I still firmly remember was a discussion of old school games. We both brought up this game, it's a rare one too and I knew he was a true old school gamer. It's a strategy RPG but the story of your character Magnus Gallant is really enthralling and is worth the play for any gamer.

(Play Station 1)
This side scrolling adventure started with a demo disc I believe I received in the mail for a mailing list for a magazine. After playing it I knew it was worth purchasing, I was still young and this was my type of game. Basically you play as Tomi and are trying to steal your grandfather's bracelet back from some evil pigs, damn pigs. Fun, energetic, memorable.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
(Game Boy)
 This is one of my favorite game boy games still I recently played it through when I discovered the box full of my old game boy games. It's really a neat adventure and a nice break from always playing as that punk plumber :D. The powerups in this game aren't classic like SMB but they are bad ass compared to Mario's. The adventure is fun and really a good story for a handheld game from 1994.

Well let me know your guys' experience with these games and I'll be sure to check back about what you have to say. Hope you liked my list of a few underrated games. I could really use a cup of coffee right now and think I'm gonna go fix myself one. Have a good one all.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Melodies For The Sleep Deprived Mind

The weather has been cooler here after two weeks of straight ninety degree days. Lately I've been working on my programming skills in my summer off from college (I'm a CS major). Also I've been cooking a good amount and trying some new recipes and such. There's also been a lot of work to do around where I live, but I enjoy doing it all. Anyway, I think it's time I should share a couple more of my favorite tracks with you guys. In no particular order I present to you a few of my favorites lately that I've listened to through my restless nights.

  Modest Mouse - Talkin' Shit About A Pretty Sunset
Album: This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About

Kanye West - Gone
Album: Late Registration

Gorillaz - Demon Days
Album: Demon Days

Daft Punk - Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
Album: Alive 2007

Thursday, June 2, 2011

World of Warcraft's Creepy Children of Crystal Lake

Since you guys seemed to have enjoyed my last post about Chris Houlihan's room in A Link to the Past I decided to give you guys a good Easter Eggs that is found in World of Warcraft. It is pretty creepy but it is one of my favorite secrets I have ever learned of. Enjoy!

Laid inside Elwynn Forest there is the human starting area of Goldshire, this is also the Lion's Pride Inn which is renown as being a whorehouse in Role Playing Servers. Once you get over this fact there is a layer of creepiness that surpasses all the cyber sex that has been educed in those rooms, especially when you consider that 80% of the time one party involved probably thought the other was female. But I digress, anyway at the edge of Crystal Lake there is a house which is normally empty except at a certain time. All World of Warcraft servers reset at 7:00 AM server time and if you find your way to this room you will stumble across six children standing in an interesting formation.

Yes, that's a pentagram and they are all facing the wall. I'll let you catch your breath because it gets even weirder. The music changes when you enter this room while they are in there. Several different players have accounts of strange noises on top of the music. There are even players that claim to have heard the noises of C'Thun (AQ boss) saying "you will die" and banshees screaming. Well here's the kicker, if you take the time you can follow them from the capital of Stormwind (at 7 A.M.) until they reach their home on Crystal lake at around 7:45 AM. Oh and isn't this just precious! They never break their pentagram form!

One of the additional things about the room they dwell in (only for a short time remember then they are gone) is the music that plays while they are there. Websites and players have searched for this music throughout the game and this room is the only example of any of this music being played throughout all of the world that the designers have created.

If you play the game, go check it out! It's not hard and every account hears different noises so maybe you will get something new. If not just enjoy the fact that you now know about one of the greatest Easter Eggs of our time, or at least the greatest in WoW. World of Warcraft holds oodles of Easter Eggs and it's hard to even scratch the surface of them.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Television (Rules the Nation)

I'm looking for a good TV series to start watching during my free time in the summer. I've watched a good amount through all the way and I'll show my favorites here. Maybe afterwards you could suggest something for me and please watch these series if you find the time to start, they are all worth the ride. There are several series I love but these three have the qualities that allow me to re-watch and still enjoy. I've been very busy doing some home renovation and have a lot more work ahead of me today but will try to post again after I finish. But without further ado here's the greatest television series I have ever had the privilege of viewing in their entirety. Hope you like this list!

My number one by far, the perfect series.
If only you were real in our society....
My comedy, the subtle humor and jokes are layered beyond belief.
Brilliant, surprising and a must watch.