The internet does a lot of good things for me. It brings me Destructoid every day, it keeps me abreast of what's happening in the world, all in all it's done a great job of keeping me content and unproductive. Then the internet really went above and beyond itself and decided I should win a drawing.
As you may know Final Fantasy 13 comes out in two weeks and Square Enix is holding a launch party the day before in San Francisco. To celebrate they had a drawing to invite 250 members of their website to come to the event, 200 of which would attend the daytime "FF13 Experience" and 50 to attend the VIP Launch Party that night. It was easy enough to enter the drawing (log in to your account and say something nice about FF13 on this form) so I gave it a shot and sure enough myself and a guest get to attend the 10am FF13 Experience! I'm not sure what it entails, probably a lot of playing the first area of the game for 12 minutes and awkwardly standing in a corner for another hour but nonetheless I'm excited. I'm hoping that I'll see some of the local industry people their like Dtoid, 1up, and Giant Bomb, but I'm guessing that they'd be invited to the fancy shmancy VIP party.
I'm still figuring out who I should take. All the friends I'd want to go with have no interest in Final Fantasy and all the people I know who are interested in Final Fantasy, I wouldn't want to spend the afternoon with. It's a pair-a-diggem
Has anyone been to one of these before? What can I expect? I'm guessing a free copy of the game may be out of the question.
I don't know about you but RetroforceGo! has an odd effect on me. It might be Chad's optimism or Topher's pessimism or possibly even Dyson's pizzarollism but when they talk about things I have a powerful urge to buy stuff I didn't even know existed before I started the podcast. Up till now it hasn't been anything too substantial, a couple of Snes cartridges here (how the heck do unicycles race by them self?) a couple old school rpgs there, ( Guilty?! Just because I picked up a damn locket before I talked to her?!) on the whole RetroforceGo! has pointed me toward a lot of great stuff I'd missed out on growing up as a PC kid.
As any regular listener knows each cast member has a few things they love that tend to be brought up on a regular basis. Dyson loves pizza rolls and the Goodwill, Colette loves chocobos, Chad loves dolphins and abusing the elderly, Stella loves Japanese rhythm games I've never heard of, and Topher loves slurpees and the Dreamcast. So after years of hearing how awesome the Dreamcast is from the gang at Retroforce I finally took the plunge and bought a used DC from my boss. For the reasonable price of $40, he sold me the console and game collection pictured below:
I've sampled most of the games and have to say I'm pretty happy with my purchase. The system seems to have a lot of heart and I can't wait to get a little deeper into some of these games. I'll throw out the generic "I've bought a new system what games should I buy" question, any suggestions are appreciated.
So once again thanks RetroforceGo! for continually broadening my horizons and keeping me endlessly entertained. Here's to you.
Most people hate taxes, personally I love 'em. Why you ask? First off, to date I haven't been able to put the money together to buy my own Destroyer class ship or SR-71 Blackbird. Second, even though the government forcibly takes more money out of my check then they're supposed to and I don't receive interest on that money, they're really saving me money that I would have probably just wasted on worthless DLC (I'm looking at you Resident Evil 5).
So after receiving my tax refund this year and paying off my credit card debt (debt free bitches!) I decided to go out and buy a few things I'd been want the past few months but didn't have the disposable income to justify.
I've read, played or watched a little of everything already and I gotta say I'm as happy as kid in a blowjob shop.
Do you enjoy jizzing your pants on boats as much as I do? If so you can pick up The Lonely Island's (Andy Samberg and crew) first album Incredibad, which is currently amazon's mp3 album deal of the day. For the 2 bucks you'll get hits like Lazy Sunday, Jizz in My Pants, and I'm on a Boat (feat. T-Pain).
"Believe me when I say, I f**ked a mermaid"
The album is exactly 10 dollars cheaper than it is on iTunes, the only difference being that you'll be missing out on the 8 videos that come with the iTunes version. Not to worry though, you can purchase the amazon album and the 3 videos that are actually good for cheaper than just sticking with iTunes.
"I Jizz in my pants"
I can't vouch for the entire album yet but for a couple bucks it's hard to pass up the deal. If you interested act fast, the album deals only last a day or two.