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3:38 PM on 01.31.2009

BigPopa's Burfday: The quarter-century mark

Well it's that time of year again. The time of year where I throw open my collection of women to all the members of this lovely community. And let me just say, I've been working on these for awhile.

I would write another epic poem like last year, but to be honest, it's my burfday and I don't feel like it. So instead I hope you all enjoy these lovely ladies that I have collected. I plan on going out tonight, eating dinner with many friends, go cosmic bowling and ending the evening in my bed with as many naked girls as I can get.

And if you want to see my birthday present, here it is.



Yes, it's a 47" HD Tv by Phillips for less than $1,000. Thank God for Woot.com.


Now, bring on the ladies!!!






































If you would like to view my collection in it's entirety, here are the links to the albums.

Boobies

Bikinis

Booties

Password for all of them is dtoid.

Why do I do this? Because I love all of you. Duh. As always, never forget, ALSO COCKS BITCHES!!   read


3:24 PM on 01.30.2009

True love cannot be hidden

For anyone paying attention, yesterday ProfessorPew posted a rather
disturbing story about my good friend Excremento and another dtoider, Gandysampras. It involved angels and demons as well as animal suits. Needless to say it got me wondering. So I had to find out for myself. After much surfing and digging, I found this video. I'm sorry guys, but it's true.

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They both do sing and dance.   read


5:37 PM on 12.25.2008

Merry Christmas - BigPopa Style *NSFW*

So hopefully all of you are having a good Christmas with friends and families. I know I did and I have eaten so much that I can barely walk. But I didn't want this day to go completely by without showering all of you with some love, BigPopa style. And of course, you all know what that means. ;) So without further ado, I present to you, my fellow robots, my gift to the Dtoid community: The ladies of Christmas.

First the ladies of Christmas. Help me in giving them a warm Dtoid welcome!





















And now, a few more from the vaults of my computer.





























Merry Christmas Dtoid!! I love you all!   read


8:07 AM on 11.28.2008

LIVE BLOGGING FROM WORK: T-day + 1

While most of the Dtoid community is out enjoying the joys of Black Friday traffic, I am stuck at work in an empty department. And before some of you ask why I'm at work, let me answer that question with a simple image.



That's right, I am currently earning 2X what I would normally earn. So why not? I got nothing to do on this greedy american semi-holiday. I work in IT and if there is no one here to call and ask dumb questions, there isn't too much to do. But the only unfortunate part of this is that I am bored. Bored, bored bored. So what does a bored Dtoid blogger do?

LIVE BLOG!!!! Starting now!

7:30 Left house for work. Realized halfway there I was wearing no pants.

7:45 Returned home for pants. Forgot security card. What an awesome morning.

8:05 Arrived at work. Started coffee maker. Clocked into office.

8:06 Realized I'm an idiot for working today. Then remembered the cash money I'm earning.

8:10 Coffee is done. Burnt my hand on the damn pot. I knew that handle was there for a reason.

8:30 Propped my feet up on my desk and began watching youtube videos while enjoying delicious coffee.

8:45 Had my first call of the day!! It was my boss....we discussed possible things to keep me busy. I suggested fapping, sleeping and then fapping again. He suggested cleaning out storage area and running Cat 5 drops. Guess who won.

9:05 Watched tribute video to Cammy from Street Fighter. Fapped for 7 minutes straight. Now I must go find some quick wipes to clean up.

9:30 Picked the lint from between my toes. Realized my feet smells and I need to take a shower.

9:45 Finally found the band my roommate was listening to that I liked. It's called Nightwish and they are a Power Metal band with a female singer. Here's their newest single, The Islander.
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10:00 Began looking up many different metal bands. So far I don't like Celtic Frost but Edenbridge has potential. I kinda have a thing for a good non-pop female singer with an ACTUAL metal band, not pop metal. Oh yeah, I don't like the new Nightwish singer. She makes them sound too much like pop for me.

10:15 Went to refill coffee. I like Edenbridge now. Also, time for a smoke and a piss, maybe in that order, maybe at the same time. I'll discuss my views on micro-bikinis in the workplace when I return.

10:30 So the work piss turned into a work dump. Have to get all that delicious deep fried turkey out of the system. I must now actually get to some work. I will post again once I am done organizing office and our storage cage.

11:25 Ok so our storage area is now organized much better than it was. I still have to take out the trash but I'm tired and it's time for an office nap.

12:15 Taking out the trash by yourself sucks. I'll just say that right now.

12:20 Went to get some nom noms.

12:50 Back from lunch. Also, on a related note, Taco Bell is no longer as cheap as they used to be. For two tacos and a burrito it cost me $6. Something is wrong with that picture. Now I plan on sitting at my desk for awhile, reading silly innernet articles and getting up the energy to go drop some Cat 5 cables.   read


11:23 AM on 09.05.2008

PAX game reviews



Why hello there! Long time no see. How have you been doing Destructoid? I know I have been gone awhile, but now I’m back and I have a lot of nice goodies for you all.

Alright, yeah, that’s not working. I know it’s been awhile since you’ve seen my smiling face. I’m not making excuses because if there’s one thing I learned about blogging this last weekend is that you guys don’t care for excuses. PAX was beyond amazing. If you ever have the chance, go and never regret a dime you spend. Between walking around the exhibition floor and picking up free swag and playing unreleased games, to randomly playing in the Rock Band tournament, to going to the PC free play room and kicking ass in Unreal Tournament III(which I’m picking up ASAP after playing it there), it was an orgy of gaming.

And that's not even mentioning the AMAZING community. More on those crazy cats in a different post.

But I don’t want to ramble and brag about how I got to go while all you cheap bastards sat at home and scratched your asses, so I’ll go ahead and jump into the game summaries. Be warned, most of the games I played were not the AAA titles as the lines for those games were WAY too long so I focused on the lesser known games. So if you haven’t heard of some of these games, don’t feel bad neither had I until I played them.


Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: Sept. 4th, 2008

I played this game for about 20 minutes with some PR dude and while he did kick my ass at it, I can honestly say I want this game….when it hits the $20 bin. FaceBreaker is a combination between a classic, arcade fighter in the tone of Street Fighter while being a boxing game through and through. If you are looking for a realistic boxing sim, look somewhere else because FB is definitely not that.

The controls are pretty basic with a high and low punch button, a throw and a block button as well as a super punch button. As you attack your opponent you build up a meter that, guess what, breaks their faces when fully charged and wins you the fight.

FB was a fun game if you enjoy playing silly games with friends. But as a serious gamer, and a sports games lover, this is not one to buy and play by yourself.


Developer: Blue Omega Entertainment
Publisher: Codemasters
Release date: NA

Ok, I was just walking along staring at the awesome Warhammer:Online area when this image caught my eye.

Needless to say I was intrigued. The image reminded me a lot of the character from The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. There wasn’t anyone playing at the station so I jumped on and tried it out.

The best way I can describe this game is that it is similar to Prince of Persia…but with guns. The version I played still had some issues with its controls; the camera system didn’t feel totally right and aiming your guns was pretty damn hard.

Unless the final version of the game is really ironed out, I don’t feel this game is a purchase. A rental sure, but not one laying $60 down for.



Developer: Midway
Publisher: Midway games
Release Date: November 10th 2008

Ok when this game first was announced I was a skeptic. I thought, “How the hell do you combine two universes as different as M.K. and D.C. and make it work? Superman should be able to destroy them all with one punch!” Needless to say, before PAX I had no excitement about this game at all and thought this was a horrible idea and would never work.

Man was I wrong.

I must have played this game for an hour. I would play a couple of matches and then get back in line to play again. I honestly can say I had the more fun with this game than with any other. And for a game that was met with as much ridicule and doubt as this one, I would have thought Midway would have had a bigger booth but they were in the very back.

This game is a definite must-buy when it comes out. I just hope the online is a polished as the game I played.



Developer: Pandemic Studios
Publisher: EA
Release Date: November 4th, 2008

LOTR:C was a tricky game to find. It was squished in-between the Mercenaries 2 station and the Mirror’s Edge station. Again, this was a game with short to no lines and since it was LOTR, it immediately caught my attention.

To give you an idea on what it is like, think Star Wars: Battlefront but MUCH better and in Middle-Earth and you have Conquest in a nutshell. The demo only showed the good side but apparently you can be on Sauron’s side as well, a neat little twist that’s a welcome change (I’m tired of being the damn hobbits all the time.).

In the demo there were four classes to choose from: Warrior, Archer, Mage and Thief. Each is self explanatory. Controls were simple in theory but in the demo, they were actually a little tricky to pull off right. The objectives for the battle (you were fighting in Minas Tirith at the end of the third movie) were not very informative and those damn trolls were WAY overpowered.

The demo was also very buggy, so I’m hoping what I saw and played was just that; a demo, and unfinished version of the game. But being a huge LOTR nerd, I’ll be buying this game as soon as it comes out. I mean, it does have some multiplayer modes as well as Co-op, so all my fellow LOTR geeks can circle-jerk each other.

I played a few others, but really nothing worth mentioning here. I also tried out some of the MMO’s coming out soon as well as Guitar Hero: World Tour but really GH:WT is just GH with drums.

As for my epic PAX recap, that's coming as soon as I upload all the videos and pictures off of my computer. Sorry, I've been really lazy. Just know that I do love you all and you all will get some epic credits.....eventually.   read


10:16 AM on 08.15.2008

BigPopa reviews Resident Evi....I mean Doomsday




Last night my roommate got stood up. He made plans with a girl to watch some scary movies, went out and rented said movies, and then ended up having the girl cancel on him. Sucks for him, let me tell you. But out of this slight tragedy, we were saved by two things. The first being my other roommate’s hot cousin and the second being the movie he picked out, Doomsday.

Now while I won’t say Doomsdaydoes anything new for the action/female badass/human-killing virus genre, what it does do is entertain the viewer most of the time, completely disgust them at a couple of points and throw them curveballs every 20 minutes or so. Read on to hear the details.

Doomsday’s plot reads like a dish of copy pasta from the Resident Evil series and the Fifth Element. Basic summary is that ANOTHER nation destroying virus, this time called Reaper, has been unleashed upon England. Rather than have the entire country be destroyed, they decide to just seal off Scotland with a giant wall and let the silly Scots deal with it. I mean, no one likes the Scottish anyways right?

Fast forward 30 years and now we have an outbreak of Reaper again, this time in London. Also at the same time as the outbreak, survivors are found in Glasgow, something that wasn’t supposed to be possible. So of course a team of scientists/SWAT members are sent in to investigate and to try and find the cure that they believe is developed by a Dr. Kane. What follows is a nightmare journey through hell…..or at least it starts out that way.

Without spoiling the movie too much, let me say that for the first 30 minutes when the team crosses the wall, it’s exactly what I expected. A gruesome, brutal, post-apocalyptic, dog-eat-dog world that Scotland has become. Think Mad Max, but with updated special effects.

But then, halfway through the ‘Over-the-Wall’ part, the movie throws a curveball that is hard to understand and really, detracts from where the movie was headed. I’m not sure if the movie twist was really necessary. It was neat to think about, but really disrupted the idea that the entire country of Scotland had gone straight to hell.

So enough of that, on to the actors. Eden Sinclair is played by Rhona Mitra, who is seriously a cross between Mila and Angelina. Don’t believe me?



She does an adequate job at the part. I mean, a gun-toting, sex-starved, one-eyed cop isn’t that hard to play right? Her most recent credits include Shooter and The Number 23. Other than that, nothing of real importance.

The rest of the cast of Doomsday is refreshingly free of A list actors, a phenomenon that sometimes makes the movie better. These B-list actors include Bob Hoskins(Smee from Hook and Bart from Unleashed) as the Chief of Police, Bill Nelson , David O’Hara as Michael Canaris(the crazy Irishman in Braveheart), Alexander Siddig as Prime Minister Hatcher(Ajay in Reign of Fire, Nasir in Kingdom of Heaven, best known as Dr. Bashir from Deep Space Nine), and Malcolm McDowell as Marcus Kane(Mr. Linderman in Heroes, best known for Dr. Tolian Soran in Star Trek: Generations). Hoskins and McDowell turn in their usual good performances and I enjoyed the scenes with either one of them. I really wish they both made it into more mainstream movies.

Anyways, the movie was fun to watch, if a little loopy at some points, but it isn’t for the sensitive subject. This is a gory movie, something in which I can usually handle in most cases. But one scene literally stopped me from eating my delicious chocolate chip cookies for a few minutes. In case you hadn’t heard, the Mad Max characters are cannibals…..and we’ll leave it at that.

So to sum up, if you enjoyed any of the RE movies or Fifth Element, Doomsday will probably appeal to you. It’s also a fun action movie, if a little stupid at times.   read


10:25 AM on 08.11.2008

Fantasy Football Players Sign Up Here

First of all, thanks for the response we had last week about the fantasy football league. Well it's all set up now, but due to a miscommunication between myself and the Commissioner, I didn't know I needed a list of email addresses to invite to the league. So here I am again, letting everyone know that if you are still serious about playing in the Dtoid Fantasy League, put your name and email address in the comments below. I need them to send out invites.

Now, here's a few details of our league. We will be having a live, online draft sometime next week. More details will be revealed on that as me and The Commish work it out. This is a 14 man league and there is already 3 spots filled so if you want in on it, it's first come, first serve.

The league is head to head, so that means, for all the noobs, that you will be going up against one person each week for 13 weeks, plus three weeks for playoffs and championship if you make the cut.

Like I said last time, for the winner and runner-up, there are prizes involving Dtoid swag.
Thanks for all your interest guys and sorry I wasn't that clear last time. Also, if you haven't signed up for a fantasy account with ESPN.com, when you get the invite email, you will have to.   read


9:34 AM on 08.07.2008

NVGR: Open Letter to Favre - Goodbye Brett

Dear Brett,

How can I put into words how I feel right now? How do you sum up an entire lifetime of watching Packers football into a couple of sentences? How do I describe the times I remember watching you in December when it's snowing in TN and it's snowing in Green Bay and watching you throw for another touchdown. How do I describe the joy I felt that in 1998 we had finally won a Superbowl. Or the earth-shaking moment when you passed Dan Marino in the most touchdowns tossed by any QB and carried that receiver off the field; that the ENTIRE game came to a standstill to celebrate YOUR achievement.


You fucking cried!

Back in March, after an incredible season of Packers football, where we came within a missed field goal of the Superbowl, the first in almost 10 years, I watched your press conference where you announced your retirement. I saw the tears in your eyes and realized that something special was ending. That I would never again see #4 in a Packers uniform. That I would never again see you pull the team from the brink of defeat to victory with one single play. I will never again see you throw snowballs at your teammates and looking for all the world like a kid playing in his backyard. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a little and was depressed, but then a funny thing happened.

I moved on.

I became excited to see what this young kid could do with the team. Sure, it was unfamiliar territory; we haven't had a different QB start since '92 but at the same time it was fun to think of the possibilities. After he had been sitting there for 3 years waiting for his chance and now it had finally come. I, along with the rest of Packer Nation, grieved and then moved on.


This became our attitude

Then something funny happened. Rumors of your return started floating around. At first I couldn't believe it. I mean, you were so sincere and hearfelt when you told me you wanted to retire. You told me you were tired; that playing football just wasn't as easy anymore. And I believed you. I fucking believed you. That's when you really began to show your true colors.

Over the next month and a half I watched the most amazing poker game played by some of the worst gamblers ever. And in the end, when you went all in and called the Packers bluff and reported to camp, the Packers showed their cards. Sorry pal, but I've never seen two pair beat a straight. You lost Brett. And now, just like some of the other greats in NFL history, you will end your career in a place that doesn't understand you and will never love you and honor you like cheesehead nation does.


What a horrible Poker Player

Yes, we grew tired of your waffling on retirement for the past three seasons. During the past few months we really got to see your prima-donna side of you, that male diva side where you thought you were bigger than the team. And instead of being honest and coming out and saying that you have the 'itch' and want to play again for the Packers in whatever role you could, they would have let you have your old job back at least for one more season. But instead you tried to play the Game of Shadows and Brett, let me tell you, country boys don't belong in the back alleys, having secret conversations. It just doesn't work.


I miss this Brett

So now, on the day that your trade to New York(somehow I think it's hilarious to think about you in the big city) is announced, I find myself glad that it's finally over. I told my friends that we would never see you in a Packers unifrom again and I was right.

In closing I would just like to say that I'm gonna miss your gunslinger mentality, the 'consequences be damned' attitude, the pure joy at playing the game and your win at all costs drive that won you a Super Bowl and endeared you to the hearts of America. You were our American Hero Brett for 16 years. But what I won't miss is the diva that you have become. The man who tried to hold a team hostage and keep them on the edge of their seats year after year. You say you were hurt that the Packer fans weren't that receptive to you anymore. Can you blame us? We no longer knew when you were lying and when you were telling the truth. I wish you the best in New York; I think your new playing style and your new demeanor will fit New York better than it does Green Bay. And thanks for all the great memories.


Good bye Brett

Your friend and fan,

BigPopaGamer

P.S. I think it's hilarious that you are on the cover of Madden this year. At least it never came when you were a Packer. Have fun Jets fans.   read


12:07 PM on 08.04.2008

Dtoid Fantasy Football Tryouts

Can anyone smell what's in the air??? It's the smell of August and that means only one thing to true sports fans.....football season is almost here. That's right sports fans, in less than 1 month, the football season will start. Now for some of you this means nothing, but for the football fans, there is a great activity that goes hand in hand with the football season. That activity is fantasy football.



Myself, Hitogoroshi and CronosBlade are setting up a league with ESPN.com this week. What we want to know, from you, the good community, is how many football fans are here in Dtoid land and are willing to stand up, and with no shame, declare loudly that, "I LOVE FOOTBALL!!" If you are one of those folks, and willing to put in the time needed to make a fantasy league fun, or if you are someone that has never played but always wanted to try, well this is your chance. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up below. Also, there will be prizes handed out for the first and second place finishers so there is incentive in this after all. Not to mention the bragging rights for a whole year.

And for all the hecklers that don't like AMERICAN football....fuck you. That is all. Please continue with whatever worthless thing you were doing before, you sports haters.








PS. 26 days till PAX!!!   read


9:35 AM on 07.28.2008

BigPopa hates commies: World in Conflict Review

Thanks for clicking on this link. This is my first review for a game that, for now, is exclusive to the PC. But before I go any farther I want to set the tone for those of you unfamiliar with the premise of this game. So watch this video.


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So now you have the idea of the scope of this game. That trailer is played at the halfway mark of the game and it was at that point that I knew I had something special on my hands. When a dev plans out a FMV around a song, like they did here, it shows me they have SOME idea of what gamers want. So let's get into the details shall we? And don't worry. You will still get to see those disturbing pictures you all love so much. Also, keep in mind I haven't been able to try out the multiplayer as a new MMO has sucked my time like a black hole. So everything I say here is relating to the single player campaign.

Again, just as a reminder I don't score my games at the end, but take five parts of the game and give each of them a ranking. Here's the five rankings and a little description:

1. Jailbait - "R. Kelly's next concert is gonna be in cellblock 4 cuz' he got caught messin' with jailbait."
2. One Night Stand - I had a one night stand with this guy I picked up at the club."
3. Beer Goggles -When I took her to bed, she looked like Halle Berry. When I woke up, she looked like Keith Richards!"
4. Brown Bag Special -"Sonic: Not the only place with Brown Bag Specials."
5. Desperato -Dude... she looks like a GUY - stop being such a Desperato!"

Game summary: World in Conflict, or WiC, is an alternate version of the fall of the Soviet Union and instead of going quietly into the night, those stupid russki's decided to try and conquer Europe....again. I figured they would have taken their cue from Germany and just decided it wasn't worth it, but oh well let World War III begin. You play as Lt. Parker and serve under a Colonel Sawyer, an older daring and very risky commander who, after a blunder in Italy, is relieved of command. Joining you are Captain Bannon, a cowardly soldier who also made a major mistake in Russia, and Captain Webb, an old friend of Colonel Sawyer. You find yourself in Seattle, enjoying some leave time, when out of nowhere, an amphibious army attacks and invades Seattle. From there it is a hectic and chaotic retreat into the mountains of Washington St. I won't ruin the rest of the plot for you, as it's too good to reveal.

WiC is not a true RTS in the sense that you might think about. There are no resources to gather, no building construct, only a lot of commie ass to kick. Instead of gathering resources and building units, WiC gives you re-enforcement points to spend on units which are then air dropped into a safe zone on the battlefield. If one of your unit dies, the amount of resources will slowly trickle back into your re-enforcement pool to be used again. In this way, WiC could more accurately be called a RTT instead. Controlling your units is the same standard point and click as all other RTS's, and each unit has two special abilities, an offensive and a defensive. Plus, it's nice to not have to control the entire army, just your one company.

Objectives in the game are usually done by the simple, "Go here and hold this point" or "Go here and destroy the enemies at this point" instructions. Checkpoints are small circular areas on the map that you must control. Once you have all the checkpoints in the area under your control, your men will start to bunker in by building a free machine gun nest, anti-tank tower and a anti-air tower. And believe me, once those things are built, holding those checkpoints becomes a lot easier.



Graphics
This game is absolutely stunning. Even Tricia averaged 60 FPS on the graphics test. I can't run this game on it's highest graphic quality. But from the sweeping vistas you see to the details of the individual soldiers that you can zoom in on, the graphics are a statement to the details the guys put into it. The normal mission cutscenes looked a little awkward at times, but the FMV's were breathtaking. If you really want to experience this game, make sure you can run it on high.

Gameplay
Smooth, uncluttered interface. Units respond reasonably intelligently to commands and on higher difficulties the CPU is a very challenging opponent. Also, calling in heavy artillery strikes or air bombardments are awesome.



Plot
The story, which I revealed a small portion of in my summary, has a very much Red Dawn feel to it. A bunch of stragglers and renegades going up against all odds to fight the Red Army. You really get to see the depth of the characters, and what they are feeling as well as their relationships with their families back home through the cutscenes between missions. Most of them had a character trying to call home to talk to their loved ones. These points in the game really shows the humanity of the characters involved and also helps you connect to them.

Honestly guys, after this there wasn't any legitimate parts of the game past those. So here's some ideas I came up with for the rest of the levels.



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Lack of Strippers
This did disappoint me. Military boys at war are usually synonymous with drinking and naked women during their time off. I saw none of that here.



Length
The game is very short, with the first few missions only taking 5 minutes to complete. I wish they had added about 2 or 3 more.




Patrick Swayze

Seriously, how can you make a game that is basically Red Dawn on the computer without him?



That's just damn sexy there.




In all seriousness guys, WiC is the best RTS I have played in a long time. The story is very compelling, the gameplay gives me what I want, combat without the necessary micromanagement of resource development, and the graphics are absoluely gorgeous. If you like RTS AT ALL, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. And if you do, hit me up and we'll play online sometime. Now go watch that trailer again.   read


10:12 PM on 07.20.2008

BigPopa's weekend review: The Dark Knight *Two-Face negative revealed*



Well I guess there's no reason to have the Oscar's this year. It's a done deal. And I'm not kidding when I say this: The Dark Knight is not only the best movie I've seen all year, it's the best superhero movie I've EVER seen. Yeah, you heard me. I fucking loved this movie. So here's my little review of this film.

The Dark Knight
Director: Christopher Nolan
MPAA: PG-13

Now I know this movie has gotten some negative reviews and I have read some of them. While these reviews weren't necessarily wrong, the positives far outweigh the negatives here. So let's start with the positive points of this film.

1. Heath Ledger has brought to life a character that I felt was never a true threat to Batman and turned him into an incredibly smart and dangerous individual. Mr. Ledger, rest in peace sir, gives the performance of his short career here. If the Oscar's can give the Best Actor award posthumously, he should get it. And when you see the film, hopefully you will recognize the skill that it takes to pull off the psycopathic character that is The Joker. The only thing that really sucks is that I don't think they will find someone that could bring him to life like Ledger did for the next film. Also, one of the best things about this Joker was Heath's ability to go from the high-pitched laugh and voice we all know, to the deep, bone rattling roar.

2. The way the plot moves and twists upon itself is amazing. The plots within plots in this movie are great. You really don't know what's going to happen next. Plus the writers fit a lot of stuff into this movie. I kept thinking to myself, "Man, it's only been an hour and look at how much has happened." Gotham and the world of Batman is a lot darker and more brutal than you have ever seen....and I love it.

3. All the supporting actors were great. Eckhart as Harvey Dent was a perfect match. Oldman, as Gordon, really has a much bigger role than he did in the first one. Even Freeman's role has been expanded on. All good choices for those roles.

4. I love how Nolan took the Gotham we knew from the first film, that gritty, brown and black city, and really turned it into something different. It's like since Batman has come along, Gotham is a brighter place. How does he do this? By simply having scenes during the day. I couldn't place my finger on how it felt different till after I had left the theatre and thought about it.


Now for the negatives.

1. Christian Bale. He wasn't really very good in this movie. We get to see a more violent side of Batman than in the previous films and while Bale does well in the Bruce Wayne scenes, nothing about his performance here really stood out. He was very overshadowed by Eckart and Ledger. Also, his throaty voice as Batman got old after awhile.

2. Batpod. It was a stupid idea. That's all I can say.

3. The last real negative I have involves Harvey Dent/Two-Face but I really can't say much without spoiling it. But needless to say, there is something about the character that bothered me.

If you liked Batman Begins you will like this next Nolan version, but don't expect the same exact thing that you got in the first one. This movie really deals with what a hero is, the politics of fighting the mob as well as dealing with vigilante justice. It also touched on the morals of people from all backgrounds, as is obvious in the ferry scene. I loved it. This is a definite must-see for any movie lover and especially any super-hero movie.


But then, you didn't need me to tell you that did you?






Ok fine I will tell you what I my third negative is with Two-Face. So I will post it down below in case no one wants to read the *SPOILERS*





















I wished they hadn't killed him off in the end. It would have made a much more interesting movie to have him out there somewhere than just dead.   read


3:38 PM on 07.20.2008

Meet Tricia, my new sexy girl.

Yep, that's right. I have a new love in my life. I'm sorry Jessica, Keeley, Lucy and Marissa, but Tricia has stolen my heart. She's finally done and I'm ready to reveal her to the world. So without further ado, I would like to introduce Tricia, the reason I'm a PC gamer again.







Beautiful isn't she? Yes my friends, I am now the proud lover of a brand new gaming rig. Now here are some more pictures of our young relationship, starting out at the very beginning.











From the moment I saw her, I was just blown away by her body. The blue lights, the clear martian face, even her thickness and height were incredibly attractive to me. But then I started to find out what she like once her cover had come off.











When I discovered how intelligent she was, oh man I knew I just had to have her. But for all her brains, I realized that we had some work to do before she would be ready to go out on the dangerous byways of the internet.









































So there you have it my friends. Tricia is done and operating and I must say that she is an absolute horrible girl. The rate which she rapes those frames scares me sometimes, but I wouldn't trade her for the world. Now that we're together, I'm ready to take on all challengers. Rejoice, for I am a PC gamer once more!

Actual Stats: CPU - Intel Quad Core 2 Q9450 2.66 GHz, 1333 Mhz FSB, 12 mb L2 Cache
Mobo - Asus P5E
Memory - 2 gigs of Corsair Dominator 1066 DDR2
Video Card - PNY GeForce 9800 GTX 512 mb GDDR3 PCI-E 2.0 16x
HDD - SATA 500 gig Western Digital
DVD - Sony DVD-RW 20x
PSU - Zalman 750 Watt

Why call her Tricia? Well, it is an alien case and what better character to name her after than this one?






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