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4:53 PM on 08.07.2008

One for the Ladies: Pixelated Jewels



This one is interesting. It's a collection of jewelry made out of stolen immages of actual jewelry. Or to put it like this, the Designer Duo Mike and Maaike used google image search to find pictures of the worlds most expensive and famous jewelry. The found images where "stolen", doctored and printed onto leather. Hence the collections name "Stolen Jewels" And thanks to the leather used, they are elastic!



So granted, it's not directly connected to video games, but the 16 bit flair can't be denied.



So guys, this is the perfect gift for your retro loving girlfriend. Heck, I whould wear them. But it whould be hard for me to find a matching dress...

link   read


1:03 PM on 08.07.2008

Euro Shitty Movie Night: Weaboo Edition



Hello fellow Eurotoiders, after a long hiatus the European Shitty Movie Night is back. I know you all waited for this. And by you all I mean Wilbo and GenkiJam, as they are the only ones that ever show up... Moving on.

We thought of something new for this week.

The Weaboo Edition!

For that, we are going to watch the biggest pile of Fanservice ever conceived by man, Rosario + Vampire. The whole "plot" of the show is a vehicle to get the best angle on the panties of every single female character in the show. Good times for all. And there are monsters and stuff. But I was blinded by all those sparkling white pieces of lingerie, so i couldn't really tell you any details.

If you happen to want to join in (WEABOO!), the whole thing is happening (as always) this saturday in ventrillo. Info's on how to get in here:

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/electro+lemon/shitty-movie-night-double-feature-dragonball-live-action-turkish-star-wars-tonight-at-9-30pm-cst-40539.phtml

the episodes can be found here:

http://animethunder.com/category/rosario-vampire-episodes/

Since this is a long one (13 episodes with 23 minutes each) we will start a little earlier. 8 am for the britfags, 9 am for the rest of europe and sometime in the middle of the day for the jankies.

Be there. Or not.   read


7:35 AM on 06.30.2008

More proof the 80ies should never, ever have a revival.

I'm really glad the 80ies are over. I didn't had to suffer trough them consciously, as I was
born in 85. But the pictures and music videos are enough. The hairstyles alone... What were
they thinking?

And then there where things like this:

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4:02 PM on 06.21.2008

European Shitty Movie Afternoon. The next new thing edition.



Joho, my man Wilbo had a Idea we want to try. The European Shitty Movie Night (more like
Wilbo's and n3rd's Shitty Movie Night) is dead, long live the European Shitty Movie Afternoon.
We will start today with Meet the Feebles. All you need to join in is Ventrillo and the
movie (torrent here).

Info on how to get into vent is here.

We will start at about 6pm (5 pm if you are british).

Yeah I know it's a bit short handed, but you must understand that it was a long night. And I'm
lazy.   read


11:24 AM on 06.15.2008

"Killergames" are now illegal for minors in germany. I wish I was kidding!

We got a new law in my homecountry. According to this law, Killergames are now illigal to own
for minors. There's no exact definition of Killergames, but who cares. And since I'm no minor,
I can't be really bothered that it's now a little harder for me to get my Call of Duty's and
Halo's. I import anyways.

But what does bother me, is the fact that violent games are now essentially on the same level
as porn, guns, alcohol and smokes. And the "new media", like Websites and Blogs, can now
be shut down too, if they show "material that is harmfull to the youth". Good times.

And all for the sake of those damn politics, who just want to cop out of dealing with the real
issues we have with the youth in this country. Instead they say: "Once we locked away all
those evil video games everything will be fine."

So what next? Do I need to cover the new Call of Duty in a brown bag when I leave the store?   read


10:46 AM on 06.09.2008

Thought's on the Battlefield Bad Company (singleplayer) demo or how EA killed the difficulty



I never was a real fan of the Battlefield franchise. Mainly because when I had a PC, it was
way to crap to play any of the games. And the average player is a 12 year old bastard who
calls you (and your mother) a nigger every 2 seconds. But now we have BF Bad Company.
Single player, hooray. So I gave the demo a try.

Fired it up, nice menu music. So this one is not going to take itself serious. I can digg that.
Ok, let's try the Single Player Mode. Nice, graphics are good too. That doesn't hurt. But
then came the first little doubt.

The auto injector.

Interesting concept. So I can heal myself anytime. It's nothing like the "Halo-Shield",
'cause I have to do it myself everytime. Hmm. That could get tedious. And take away a lot
of the difficulty. But hey, at least it's something new.

On to the first encounter. I can blow up any wall with explosives? Great! But why do the
enemies survive a direct hit from my grenade launcher? Hellooooo, where's my goddamn
splash damage? Oh, whatever.

Moving on. Ok, first death. Almost no loading time for the last save. Nice.

...Wait a minute, I didn't have this weapon when I arrived here. So the game does not
reload, it just respawns me.

Let that sink in.

You respawn in the single player campain. WTF?! That's like the Vita Chambers in
Bioshock, except it makes no fucking sense!

And it turns the game into a joke. It kills any difficulty whatsoever. Why do I choose a
difficulty at the beginning, when it doesn't even matter? Tactics? Who needs that, when you
got infinite lives? Just storm the enemy lines untill they are all dead. Whoopdifuckingdoo.

I hope that you can turn that of in the final game. Sure, it takes a lot of the stress away,
read: It's good for casual gamers (I HATE that word with a passion), but it also kills
the gratification. At least for me.
There's no "YES I DID IT! I'M THE GREATEST!" feeling, like in say Devil May Cry 4, after
beating that last Boss.

It's more like a training session for the multiplayer. Damn. Why does it have to be that
way? Only focusing on multiplayer. Not that I don't like online multiplayer, but it's not
everything. But maybe I'm one of the last few who think so.

Thank's EA, for killing the difficulty.   read


7:12 AM on 05.03.2008

Time for European Shitty Movie Night again!



If you want it or not (judging by how many show up every week, you don't want it) we are
gonna do this again. Untill you people actually show up! You can consider that a warning.

Today is a day you all have been waiting for. We are going to go into the shitty movie
goldmine of video game adaptations by Uwe Boll. I've never seen a movie of my countryman
Mr. Boll before, but if the whole internet says that his movies blow, you gotta watch them.

Starting of with Alone in the Dark. I plan on keeping this theme up, untill we run out of
Boll movies.
Or I stab myself in the eye with a screwdriver. Whichever comes first...

As always, we will meet in Ventrillo at 11 o'clock. 10 o'clock if you are a brit. And some time
in noon if you are a american. Information how to get there are here:

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/water+lymon/shitty-movie-night-double-feature-
dragonball-live-action-turkish-star-wars-tonight-at-9-30pm-cst-40539.phtml

(Elephant hates me, so it wouldn't let me make that a direct link. I know, I suck.)


(Kudos to Wilbo for the MS Paintjob)   read


7:01 AM on 04.05.2008

ESMN reminder + DL link

Okay, boys and girls who talk with funny accents. Be ready for tonight, as we are gonna start
the European Shitty Movie Night.

For anybody who missed my post yesterday, we are going to watch Die Hard Dracula in
Vent at 10 o'clock CET. Just like the regular SMN, but with more europeans (cool people). Feel
free to join.

Stream or download the movie here:

http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=943357137306851675&hl=de

btw, if you have any recomendations for next week, let me know.   read


12:40 PM on 04.03.2008

First European Shitty Movie Night!



BEHOLD! The first ESMN is at hand!

We are gonna start with the masterpiece Die Hard Dracula.

Yes, that's the name of the movie and yes it's just as bad/awesome as you think. Dracula
flying around in his coffin, while Wagner's "Flug der Walküren" is played in the background.
(You know, the song that is played in Apocalypse Now while they fly in on the helicopters)
That's all I need to say!

Saturday. 10 o'clock (CET). Vent. Be there.

(Edit: As Wardrox pointed out, there's no link to the movie. I will publish that on
Saturday)   read


9:54 PM on 04.02.2008

European Shitty Movie Night. Yay or nay?

K, so after getting up this Sunday at 5 am, I was thinkin: "Dammit! I love to watch shitty
movies with with the guys on Vent, but the timeshift is killing me!" So I had this idea. Let's
have a Shitty Movie Night for us Europeans.

The basic thought is to watch shitty movies from Europe or centered around Europe, at 10
o'clock CET on Saturday. That whould be about 3 am CST for americans, if they want to join
in.

That way, we do not need to stay up all night.

So I'm asking you, who would take part in it?

Let me know in the comments.   read


8:44 PM on 02.17.2008

An open letter to Jack Thompson

Jack. May I call you Jack? I have a tip for you Jack.

Maybe you shouldn't insult everyone who plays videogames. Maybe you should keep your
temper and talk to us like with a normal person. Do you talk to people like that in real life? Do
you insult them, because they don't share your opinion? Yes, there are some 13 year olds
who insult you, but that's no reason to lower yourself on that level. Or don't you know any
other way to react?

I will not insult you, but I will tell you what I think about you. I think that you try to push your
career by bashing on videogames. I think that you make up facts and ignore other facts. I
think that you are a oppertunist. I think that you are not very professional, because of the
way you react to criticsm. And I don't respect you because of that.

One question, do you really believe the things you say on tv? Really? That it's really so
simple, that videogames can teach a kid how to use a gun? That videogames are the only
reason for someone to start shooting up his school?

Com'on Jack, you got to be more clever then that. Prove it to us that you are not some Nutjob
who won his degree in law in the lottery and only tries to make a quick buck.

Give me your best shot, prove to us that you can talk to us like a normal person. Without
calling us e-tards.   read


4:53 PM on 02.14.2008

Reported Gunman at Chicago University. Jack Thompson blaming games in 3,2,1...

This just in, there are reports of a white male shooting people at Northern Illinois University,
in De Kalb, 65 miles (100 km) west of Chicago. According to the police, the man is no longer a
threat, but he wounded at least 15 people.

I wonder how long we have untill the first "experts" blames the halos, instead of asking
questions like: "Where did he get the gun?" "Where did he learn to use it?" "What where his
motives?"

Via BBC World News   read


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