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10:19 AM on 11.15.2013

Teaneck, NJ Film Fest this weekend, My Film's In IT!

Hey Everybody! My Thesis Film is playing this weekend Sunday evening during the http://www.teaneckfilmfestival.org/† It's Part of the NJ/NY Short Film Series at 6:15 pm on this coming Sunday, November 17th! If any of you are in the area, I'd love it if you came out to catch the film, alongside some other pieces that should be good fun as well! I worked hard on it with some close friends throughout the last year culminating in May where it Premiered at the Blue and White Film Festival. If you wanna read more about my time with the film, check out my C-Blog over on Flixist!

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11:34 AM on 04.19.2011

For Some, Today is Portal Kombat day...

But for M. Bison





Nothing says a Big release Tuesday without M.Bison. I may not get Mortal Kombat, but Portal 2 is AMAZING, just so you know.   read


3:07 PM on 02.15.2011

For Some, Today was Marvel vs Capcom 3's launch date...

But for M. Bison

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3:03 PM on 02.04.2011

Pokemon 4th Gen Send Off Tournament Extravaganza!


[size=9]I made this banner for the new site, and planned this tournament for it way back then/size]

So as we are all aware of, Pokemon's making a leap into the future soon adding 156 new ones and changing the game up the most in a long time. And as with all generation jumps, we have to leave other games behind.

Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum brought us a new land full of new pokemon, along with giving new life on old pokemon and even introducing the biggest change to pokemon fighting in ages with the physical/special attack split. For those who haven't played any of the 4th Generation games, all moves gained a new property special attacks like Hyper Beam, Surf, Fire Blast, Psychic, and so on did special attack damage and moves involving physical objects like Mega Punch, Hi Jump Kick, and the elemental Punches used Attack for damage. It gave new leases on life to many pokemon and changed up how many pokemon were used. The new land brought God-Equivalent pokemon into the mix with an equally outlandish evil team as well.

However the more things change, the more they stay the same. We also got the long rumored, clamored for remakes/re-imaginings of Gold and Silver with Heart Gold and Soul Silver. it brought us back to Johto and Kanto with arguable the most complete Pokemon games ever made.

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And now we sit on the edge of a new land. One where ties to the old are cut off(till the end at least) and we get the rebirth Pokemon might have needed to get the haters off it's back. Or not.

To celebrate the solid generation we had, and to ring in the new one, I'm hosting a tournament open to all! You have a week to sign up in the forum thread (linked here) so I can keep things in order.

The RULES!
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*Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver games required to play.

*Teams of 6, 2/2/2 tiering. For those who don't know, these are the generally accepted tier lists for better or worse. http://www.smogon.com/dp/tiers/

2 from Overused/Borderline

2 from Underused/Borderline

2 from Neverused

(You canít have more than 2 Borderline pokemon)Ö

*No Blatantly Hacked Pokemon.

*You can hold items, but only one of each.

*Battles will be scaled to 100 since we can do that over wifi.

*Battles must be fought either within the week or within a few days depending on how many people sign up.

Prizes:
Yes we do have prizes for the winners:
1st: Lucky Egg and either a shiny or an event Pokemon
2nd/3rd: Item of choice and respective picks of events.

So thatís that. I got busy/lazy and my fault on taking so long to make this post about the tourney, so I want to start it by Next Friday (February 11) so hopefully we can finish it before Black and White come out Worldwide.

Sign up in the forum thread: Here -> http://forum.destructoid.com/showthread.php?20134-Pokemon-4th-Gen-(D-P-P-HG-SS)-Tournament-to-kick-off-the-5th-gen   read


1:03 AM on 11.02.2010

For Me, It's My Birthday...


But For M. Bison, It Was Tuesday



(Yes I will Keep Resurecting this whenever an Epic Tuesday appears!)
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7:57 AM on 08.12.2010

Adopt Antwhan's Amazing Avatar, Achieve Awesome Alliteration

So this Pax is coming up and you think all the cool people are going? Sadly you are wrong, Dead wrong infact, you might not know it but you are already so. That sinking creeping feeling that you get when you read something by me? Ya you wonít get that live and in the flesh this year sadly.


SadTony is Sad


However the next best thing is possible. You could be the one to bring a pictorial image of myself with you everywhere you go and itís almost like Iím there. If you arenít convinced already maybe a list will help since thatís the cool thing to do with these now.

The Dtoid Army Twitter List



If I have any claim to fame, itís this. If youíre on Twitter and on Dtoid, you are probably on this list as long as Iím aware of you. I went through all the pages of the Social Networking Forum and added everyone I could to it. Even if you stopped tweeting, and you mentioned you had a twitter, youíre on there. If youíre not on there, well thatís my bad, seeing as you never mentioned it to me anywhere, and youíll be on it in the near future then. So be cool and be on this list if you tweet. - Follow it HERE! http://twitter.com/Antwhan/dtoid-army

I make Movies



Me working behind the scenes on a Senior's Film, Also chattan with the ladies. They love the hat

Iím not sure how many of you ever watched my films when I linked them here back when I was practically a neophyte in this awesome community but I did. Iím working hard to achieve my dreams of making amazing films that maybe Matt and Jonathan will one day review. Or perhaps Iíll give Modern Methodís unborn Movie site exclusives down the line, so thereís that too.

I'm Pretty Much Awesome



So Much I can do this when I want. Yeah Imagine if i was there with you? I can get it up to 6 at time now..

Iím Gobunís Imitator



Back during Double Down Days (Can we call them that cause I just did) I was trying to Forum with the best of them, the effort failed since I got caught up in school and real life and twitter, but it was a valiant effort the same. I worked to meet Gobunís Double Downing Prowess with my own attempt at it. I downíd 3 of the beasts and earned my title of Gobunís Poser. I wear it proudly.

Iím on Stereotoid (and Stereocast)



Sure Iím fairly new to the crew, but I do my part. I may know next to nothing when it comes to how to play or even the jargon sometimes, but Iím there to bring you the lowdown when things get heady. Also I reviewed the Twilight Soundtrack for you allÖ And Sailor Moon is in my head forever now too thanks to thatÖ So bring me along if only for some retribution

My Avatar is Canti from FLCL.



If you know even a shred about anime, then you know how amazing FLCL is, so much so it won Japanatorís Coveted top spot in the top 50 Anime of the decade(Seen herehttp://www.japanator.com/japanator-s-top-50-anime-of-the-decade-10-to-1-12913.phtml ). Heís a robot who sprung out of a boyís head after he got hit with a Rickenbacker Bass Guitar by A Pink hairíd girl riding a Vespa. Heís badass wether heís fighting with he bare metallic hands or sweeping up the bakery. He also can turn into a Howitzer. Did I Mention he eatís Naota to be piloted in combat? Yeah Canti is a badass Fire God to say the least. Heís Silent cool and not to mention he flys too.

Pokewalkers are always an important accessory



I sport a classy pokewalker from my Soul Silver version nearly everywhere I go, and now you can almost have me there with you Pokewalking everywhere. Imagine all the watts you would earn if it was a real pokewalker with you and not a picture of me? See how that makes sense? Good.

Moving onÖ

Flim Prowess.


Maybe You Should Check out Zombieland. I dug it alot. So much that i Horded all these posters

While PAX is more about games than say, Comic-Con or something, my knowledge of film is invaluable when you need something to watch when your hands and arms are tired of moving around. Want a great, bad movie? Check the Trailer Park of mine. Or heck you could ask me at any time over twitter about a film if you should see it or not. I know about every single film (*May not know every single film ever)

Splits.



Because nothing says showstopper like a short guy busting out impromptu Splits. Area of Effect? Wide and Powerful, Capable of Disabling Attackers of the Male Genital Persuasion. Females are attracted to flexible men so bam, gettin yaíll laid too. You could imagine me there and tell tales of my powers, which will surly get you to some metaphorical baseball plate.

Bro-Love.



Deep Down, I love all you guys. So Much. Itís hard to express that in words. Iím not afraid to meet and near instantly trust any of you in person. (except maybe Gobun while I sleep. Iíve seen the Forum Adventures.) But If anything can be more telling, Most of my time online in the past 6 months, I Havenít spent them with people I know in real life so much as people I knew from here. From Podcasts, to Shimuni to Twitter. You guys have taken over my digital social Life and Iím really hurt I canít make it out there to meet a lot of you in person and give you a hug, or a bro-fist, or what have you. You guys are like a family to me now. And I never wanna give that up, Never gonna let you guys down, Never gonna run around and desert you, Never gonna make you cry, Never gonna say goodbye, Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

So Maybe would one of you kindly Adopt me?   read


11:04 PM on 07.26.2010

Today was StarCraft 2's Launch Day for some...

But for M.Bison.

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10:03 PM on 07.15.2010

Trailer Park Gems - Sharktopus Might end this whole thing [NVGR]

It's a little dusty in here isn't it? *cough* *cough* Well It's been a while since there's been anything worth posting anyway. But Well Heck I guess I can squeeze out at least one more set of Gems before I might leave this wonderful place The details aren't super important and are best saved for another time, Because right now It's time to Dig through The trailer Trash for the Gems.

This is one of the most Special pieces I've ever shown on the gems, I am a huge fan of Sfyf embracing the ludicrous and making bmovie sholock Like magnificent bastards that they are, but they might have out done themselves here.

You're asking: They top Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus? Mega Piranha? Hell Yes they do. This Trailer is their opus of all trailers. The king of the B Movie.

I give you the glory that is SHARKTOPUS

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I'll wait while you watch that...



You watched it right? Good.

WELL THEY ROCKED SOCKS ON EVERY CYLINDER

They had a killer theme song that reminds me of old Surf rock and even the one eyed one horned flying purple people eater song. They waste no time in showing off some of the gore, which looks as amazing as ever. We see the Velveeta Acting (it's beyond Cheese at this point) which is top notch as always it seems. Underwater cameras too. The effects might be some of the best yet, because well SHARKTOPUS EATS A SHARK, STABS A WOMAN, DRAGS PEOPLE BACK TO THE WATER, AND EVEN WALKS ON LAND. MOTHER OF GOD IF I SAW AN OCTOPUS WITH A SHARK'S HEAD WALKING UP ROCKS TO GET TO ME, I'D DIE KNOWING IT WAS TO THE KING OF B-MOVIE MONSTERS!


ANYWAY, Yeah SHARKTOPUS WILL BE AMAZING, Keep your eyes Peeled to SfFy for when it's premiering, because who knows if they can top this.

So I hope You enjoyed what may be the final Trailer Park from yours truely. Catch you next time friends.   read


10:07 PM on 07.04.2010

Independencetoid: Smith and Goldblum Save the Earth

So In honor of the 4th of July we got Independence Day Lined up to play at pretty much the last minute. Gonna role before 11:30 EST, so feel free to join in.

Some Harvey Birdman beforehand

http://www.livestream.com/wastedtime   read


12:25 PM on 06.11.2010

Mo' 5th Gen Pokťmon, Less Problems (Hopefully)

Serebii has some CoroCoro Scans up showing off new Pokťmon Black and White info and Pokťmon as well.

Let's See a few shall we.

Gear - Wait that's his Japanese Name...really? Well that at least translates easily. Its 2/3 of a Gearmon.


Mamepato - A Baby Pigeon - Doing his Best Farfetch'd Impersonation it seems. The Pidgey of these games I'm Guessing


Hihidaruma - The Flaming...Wait "Flaming?" I would have gone Orangutan but he can be Flaming if you want Nintendo. I do like him, Seems Angry to be Gay and all though.


Chiramii - A Chinchilla - Cute- Love the Goatee he's got going on.


Shimama - The Charged... OK I do Like the look of this Electric Horse. To Counter Ponyta's Girly looks.


Meguroko - OMG DESERT CROCODILE - he's Ground and Dark, meaning he plays it dirty in the sand.


Munna - The dream eater....Wait what. I fear this thing. It's scaring me with that lone eye. It also has a move which makes pokťmon float so there's that...but I am afraid of this thing. Seriously.


There's more serious Business going on over at Serebii's front page and 5th Gen Pokťmon page, with some news on other things like how there's random battling over wifi now and all combo centers will have the WTC in them... Credit to them having me need to screen cap the images so they are huge now.

( http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml )

So yeah I gotta say that they are looking alright so far to me. I mean it's not like any are overly stylized so much. And aside from Gear who is adorable in a way, they're fairly freshish.

What You guys think of these new mons?   read


9:50 AM on 05.12.2010

5th Generation Pokťmon Scans are in. Cue more bitching

I Kid I Kid. Well here's what we've all been waiting for since Sunday, the actual designs of the new pokťmon for the 5th Gen along with some info on the trainers and region.



As you can see, we have a grass lizard/peacock thing who's too cool for school.
A Super happy fire pig
and some kind of sad water otter ma-jig.

Let's see how my guesses held up...See my comment back from the [url]http://www.destructoid.com/silhouettes-of-the-pokemon-black-white-starters-revealed-173239.phtml?s=19#comments]Silhouttes reveal[/url]



Severly lacking in Diving helmet on the water but 2/3 isn't bad.

I like the looks of the grass and fire types. for how i described them above.

Pig means fire boar with tusks hopefully! I smell awesome, also bar-b-que...

Lizard peacock was full of smugness and coolness. Reminding me of Treecko but with more flair!

The Otter thing i hope get's pretty badass when it evolves, because right now it looks sad to be here...

As for the other news, the region seems to be called Isshu at least in Japanese, and is supposedly really far away from the other regions. And we have trainers who are apparently older as well. Maybe signs of an older story? Probably not. But At least they look pretty awesome, with no silly hats to ruin character design. *looks at D/P/P's male and HG/SS's Female*

Here's where i got the info, the trusted Blubapedia for your perusal http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/CoroCoro_scan_reveals_Generation_V_information   read


1:07 PM on 05.05.2010

What If this Blog post had music... (or a Brentalfloss CD review)

So I recently got Brentalfloss's first compact disc in the mail, thanks to my pre-order of it. It's also Signed by the man himself which was a nice little pre-order bonus. Now I know a lot of people here on Destructoid have mixed opinions of what Brentalfloss does, or at least the quality of his past music. I'm going to dive into a review of sorts to give you all a taste of what to expect from the cd if you happen to purchase it for yourself.

If you want a short form answer, if you like Brentalfloss's past material, you will more than likely love the cd. But if you want a more indepth look, let's dive in shall we?


There is no larger size of this on the internet and my scanner is busted

The cover is pretty nice with 8-bit style font proclaiming "What if This CD... Had Lyrics?" in the air and "brentalfloss" across the bottom. Brentalfloss is riding Rush from Megaman (also known as Rockman) through the sky in triumph it seems.

We also have a Parental Advisory Square because of explicit lyrics. Nothing new there, if you've heard any of his past stuff, but it's nothing traumatizing for younger ears regardless in this day and age.

The back features a track list and some art showing Brentalfloss in costumes from many of the games his songs come from.


I was too lazy to take a picture of the cover now that i think about it...

The disc itself is essentially the cover, but the inside of the case has liner notes with a link to the cd's lyrics and a cd-case size rendition of Brentalfloss's head behind the disc.

But enough talk about the packaging what about the tracks?

1. Ducktales with Lyrics

It's a total revamp of the original track. (which is from the Moon level of Ducktales on the SNES) It's given a rocking rendition, feeling like a great high energy open to any cd.We here the twinkle of space in the background to give us a nice callback to the original version. Playing loose with the tune, while working in a whole new set of lyrics extending the song nicely. (Not the only track to receive this treatment)

It's better than the original version no question but i love them both.

2. Gypsy Tetris

A simple interlude that turns the classic Tetris theme into a gypsy sound jingle.

3. Tetris with Lyrics

Another high energy track here, featuring a lot more bleeps than were seen in Ducktales, it's a solid retooling of his original song. (which is about how tetris is for chicks, very tounge-in-cheek) Enjoyed the fleshing out this tune got as well.

It's about on par with the original version, but I like this one more.

4. Corey

Now this is one of the completely new songs here. It's about Corey from ScrewAttack it seems. I'm not super familiar with the site myself, but it's a ballad of sorts that has a lot of innuendo in it. It's a nice change up from the other stuff. It's not my favorite song but it's a nice changeup.

5. Final Fantasy Victory Theme with Lyrics

This is back to the high energy stuff. short and sweet like the first version. it's about the same as the original but with some nice flourishes added.

6. Good Example

Brentalfloss is showing some rapping here. Talking about what i assume is a friend of his from the lyrics. He's showing some pretty nice skill here. It's a decent rap (from my limit knowledge of the stuff) it's not super awesome but showing off his diversity again.

7. Mega Man 3 with Lyrics

Now this is what i'm talking about. The rocking rendition of the song that made Brentalfloss big on the internet. It's the extended version that he released more recently, but gotta say it's full of nice power and energy.

Loving it. Possibly surpassing the original version.

8. Bubble Man with Lyrics

This is a rocking version of Bubble Man's lyrics. Sung from his point of view. Pretty solid track. Showcasing how much Bubble man wishes to be a real villain.

9. Final Fantasy Classic with Lyrics

Here comes another cool down song. Set to the epic song of Final Fantasy. it's still really kickass, but a lot slower than a lot of the other songs have been aside from Corey. It's really solid, wouldn't call it a ballad so much but it's similar in some respects. Rock Opera, that's how i would describe it.

10. A Boy and His Blob Mini-Lyric

This one seems a little rushed in comparison to some of his other material, but it's a fun little jam to fill the space between the next set of tunes. it's pretty funky and fun. So not a bad song, but it's not super awesome.

11. Gotta Run/Be The One with THE MEGAS

Yes. It's at it's core Mega Man 2 with lyrics, but so much is built on top of it with the additions from the Megas that is really stands on it's own now. Personally i never found time to listen to The Megas but I'm going to make an effort to hunt down some more of their stuff. Only problem i have is that some of Brentalfloss's lyrics are overpowered by the rocking music,mostly from mixing it seems but it's still an awesome song.

It can sit comfortably alongside the original, considering how different it really is.

12. Paperboy with Lyrics with THE KONAMI KODE

The 2nd featured artist on the album, this is a very funky breakdown song. He added lyrics to the Kode's already awesome cover of the Paperboy song. It's one of my favorites from the cd considering the last version we had was a rough mini-lyric.

13. Mario Piano Medley

Brentalfloss shows off some more of his musical talents, giving us a pretty solid medley of Mario music. it's an instrumental track, starting of slow but really mellow and chill. Eventually it goes into a little big of ragtime like flair which works with the music so well. It's a nice showcase of the man's talent at playing music and not just adding lyrics to tunes, which does take a lot of skill regardless.

14. Final Fantasy IV Love Theme with Lyrics

This was a surprise song for me and i hate to ruin the joke of it here, but considering it's a review i should do it anyway. So spoilers there. It's a cover of the love theme as done by Eric Cartman from South Park, which works pretty well. it's a spin on the whole love thing so that's all i can say about it. Really solid impersonation i gotta say, along with fitting into character very well

15. The Roommate Song

This is a redux from the 2005 musical "Shades of Gray," which Brentalfloss worked on. I haven't seen the show but i imagine the lyrics pack much of the same wit he shows on the cd and his other videos. It's a pretty solid song that works well on it's own. Talking about the awkward situations roommates can run into. I like it because i love musicals so yeah.

16. Dr. Mario with Lyrics

This is a fairly similar version to his first animated video that showed up on Screwattack. It's a clever song and I like it a lot. There's not much new here, but not a bad thing. Solid somewhat funky song with what i think is a xylophone, making it a unique song for that along. And a clever in character Mario going for most of the song.

Solid song. So yeah liking it.

17. Introspective Duck in Space

A piano cover of the Moon theme from Ducktales. A somewhat more melancholy playing compared to the opening of the cd. still like it a lot. Showing a nice slowdown as we near the end of the cd.

18. Mushroom Kingdom

Another surprise song taking Mario music and setting it into a parody of "Sister Cristian" by Night Ranger, about Mario. A really solid song, regardless of if you get the joke or not. Nice Metal Ballad to help round out the Album.

19. Zelda with Lyrics

Very similar to the original, it might not be any different. but that's not distracting the awesomeness of this song. It's a solid rendition of the classic song from the perspective of the Old Man in the original game.

20. The End?
An assortment of snippets from outtakes of other songs start off by Brentalfloss announcing that the CD is over. Not something you really listen to on it's own but it's what it is.

So all in all I liked the CD, if i had to pick my top 4 tracks that make this a must get for Brentalfans and music lovers, it would be:

Gotta Run/Be the One with the Megas
Ducktales with Lyrics
Paperboy with Lyrics with the Konami Kode
Mushroom Kingdom

So I was happy with my purchase and feel anyone else who picks it up will love it too.


Too lazy to flip this image around

Here's His Legend of Zelda with Lyrics to congratulate those who read the review.

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