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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



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.

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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

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12:25 PM on 06.11.2010  

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

Serebii has some CoroCoro Scans up showing off new Pokémon Black and White info and Pokémon 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 pokémon 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 Pokémon 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?

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9:50 AM on 05.12.2010  

5th Generation Pokémon 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 pokémon 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

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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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9:38 PM on 04.20.2010  

Today was 4/20 for some...

But for M.Bison.


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9:57 AM on 04.20.2010  

E for Effort: Gamecube's Gladiators

While there's been quite a few great Musings this month, and I've been posting all about Movies for the past while i figure it's about time to show that I'm not just a Film geek stuck on a Gamer's Website.

Due to the huge nostalgia blast from the past that is Pokémon Soul SIlver, and one of my bro Genki-Jam's articles from over at DamnLag, I'm reminded of one of Pokémon's more interesting entries: Colosseum



It wasn't the epic expansive story based Pokémon game we clamored for, but damn if it didn't try to be. Let's enter the arena, or should i say Colosseum!

Pokémon Colosseum fits into an odd mold you can say. As anyone who has played Pokémon knows, back on the N64 we were able to hook up our pokémon to battle with them on the big screen. Many people expected something to come eventually letting us battle with the new, abet somewhat lackluster by comparison 3rd Generation of games, on the screen in a similar manner. Nintendo had bigger plans though.

It had all the on TV battling that Stadiums 1 and 2 had but it had something more too. An Actual Adventure as well. This would mark the first 3D Pokémon adventure ever, and it wasn't quite what we all expected of such a step. This is where perhaps some of the more interesting additions to the world of pokémon would ever be introduced.

Instead of choosing our starters, we're given 2, Espeon and Umbreon. And all the fights were 2 v 2, One of the 3rd generation's new addition to the game mechanics. This way of battling basically gave rise to new moves as well as opening the landscapes to new styles of battling.



Along with that, we couldn't just find wild pokémon to catch either in the wild like we used to be able to. Now there was a new and different way. "Snagging them." This was near the same way except it involved stealing Pokémon from other trainers. Now sadly we couldn't just snag any old pokémon from trainers. We would be no better than the newest Evil Team in the Pokémon realm,Team Snagem. (Subtle I Know...)

So what can we Snag? Well Shadow Pokémon of Course! You used the fancy "Snagging" machine on your arm which converted any Pokéball into a Snag ball, capable of taking the other trainers' Pokémon. These Snagged Pokémon had a unique move but were unable to level up until "Purified," Where they got back the earned experience, attacks and other shenanigans.



To go along with all these snagging and double Battling shenanigans, we had a serviceable story that shook up the formula just enough to be different, if still feeling familiar. With no gyms, no wilds, and just a story to carry the game, it's probably the most streamlined Pokémon game ever made too.

The Story isn't too deep, but it isn't bad by any true means. You're character Wes (Oldest playable character too btw) was teamed up with a Girl who could sense the Shadow Auras of the Shadow Pokémon to take down his former comrades in Team Snagem. Fairly straight forward, and not super memorable, aside from 2 other things.

1 The bitchin ass Hog you used to get from Place to Place, in place of routes. Which did shrink the world to not many locales at all, leaving little to no exploration



and 2...

Miror B.



He had his one theme music and even summoned it when the battle began by yelling, "Let the Music Play!"

Just listen to the awesomeness of his music here:



He even appeared in the Sequel with even more awesome music to boot, this time more funky:



anyway back to Colosseum...

It may not have been the epic Pokémon fans clamored for from a true Console Pokémon Game, but it was a truly Solid Effort and I loved it, in spite of the weak story, and the very limited world...

It also brought us some disturbing fanart like this:


And that alone might have been effort enough

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10:00 PM on 04.12.2010  

Trailer Park Gems - Birdemic:SHOCK AND TERROR [NVGR]

Welcome back the the Trailer Park and this time it's a doozy.

I can't intro this to prepare you all properly for this So just watch the Trailer and see what may Challenge THE ROOM as the most amazingly awful movie ever made.



The trailer has so much going on that to take it apart would be a feat unto itself. Nearly Every line is quote worthy, not to mention at the halfway point we get the epic song start up....

THIS IS BIRDEMIC

The so amazingly awful birds just plastered on frames, it's just pure glory everywhere
Most of it defies true description, though if you like THE ROOM, Tim And Eric, SYFY Channel Original Movies, then this is a must see i guarantee it.

Here's the Movie's screening list, perfect for NARPing: http://www.birdemic.com/screenings/index.html

and be sure to check out the downloads and other factoids happening
http://www.birdemic.com/home.html

Also If you haven't seen THE ROOM, You best should get on that.

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5:08 PM on 04.08.2010  

Trailer Park Gems - Mega Piranha [NVGR]

Once again it's time for TRAILER PARK GEMS!

This issue we've only got a single trailer but if you aren't Laughing I'll Eat my hat.

I'm not going to spoil it so watch the video first then read on...




Perhaps the most lulz inducing SYFY original film i've heard of since Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. The
ShiMuNi squad should know how amazing that was. You should catch it if you can. (it's on netflix watch now!)

But seriously we got FLYING GIANT PRIANHAS That are smashing into buildings, taking down choppers, and swallowing up bystanders. A man rapid kicking the flying piranhas away. Gunships firing all over the place.

Not to mention some of the epic catch phases such as "It wasn't an explosion. It wasn't Terrorists. It was Giant Piranha." Delivered in with pitch perfect seriousness. And the epic trailer capping line, Ÿou're fish food!"

I don't know what else i can say about it aside from how this will most defiantly be better than Piranhas 3D coming to Theaters will be.

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9:23 PM on 04.04.2010  

[NVGR] Antwhan's Trailerpark Gems - Aliens vs Ninjas and Human Centipede

Here's yet another dose of trailers from the corners of the internet

First off, Human Centipede.

It is what it sounds like. A Demented Surgeon kidnaps people and fuses them ass to mouth to make a human centipede...

let that sink it...

He sews people into a fasion where you are perpetually stuck eating another's shit...

(I threw up a little at the first thought of that)



GOOD GOD.

Look at that Poster. 100% Medically Accurate is one of the taglines...just wow.

I warn you this trailer is sickening in ways I don't think words are appropriate for. They also cocktease the final fusion...



But yes that was appropriate for Easter wasn't it? And the sequel is already green lighted...Yes there is going to be a sequel to this...

*barf*

Now on to something completely Different and wholesome. NINJAS

But not just any Ninjas. Alien fighting ones.



In what looks like Fudal japan, Aliens crash land and start wreaking havok and it's up to Ninjas to stop them. The Aliens seem a lot like a Mr. Jim Sterling's Favorite Xenomorphs from the trailer at least. Except that they are acting like Predators too... But whatever it looks pretty AWESOME.

Also the studio is called Sushi Typhoon. which has an exploding sushi roll logo

Anyway I'll hope to keep posting trailers and many other Not Video Game related posts inbetween my epic Video Game Related ones.

See you REEL Soon!

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8:38 PM on 03.25.2010  

[Short Blog] Aliens vs Pooh

Ever wonder what would happen if Jim Sterling's Favorite Xenomorphs wound up in the 100 Acre Wood?

Well now you no longer have to, because someone is far more creative that you and drew a colorful comic depicting such an event!

http://godxiliary.com/alienvspooh/

It's really quite beautiful and feels like a Winnie the Pooh Story, though full of chest bursting goodness!

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