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9:26 PM on 04.14.2009

My first perfect score...

1000/1000

What does this mean to you all? If you pursue achievements in games, it signifies different things to different people. To some, it means cheevo whoring, renting Avatar for a score bump, playing through Lost or King Kong for the easy 1000 points.

To me, it's been chasing the lost dream. A game I was actually good enough to completely beat all the way through.

And oddly enough, I feel as though there's still shitloads of game left to play.

My first 1000 GS game is Fallout 3. I finally got finished it tonight.



A game so nice, I played it twice.

I picked this game up on a whim the day after it came out on the recommendation of some guys in the CBM who were raving about how amazing it was. I go out, pick up the regular edition of the game, and I knew I had a game I wanted to play to death in my hands.

I blazed through the game on the first playthrough, netting over 800 points in one go. I still wasn't satisfied. All the variable nuances of the game held my interest.

What was the outcome of the good guy? The bad guy? The neutral guy? Was it any different as a girl?

So, onward I pressed into my second playthrough, this time as a bad person.

Well, guess what? It's WILDLY different taking different options. Whole cities are unavailable (and damn impressive in-engine cinematics occur too...).

The map is so vast that there's areas to discover in regions of the map I haven't played in playing through the game for over 130 hours!

And with the expansion packs, I've built a prolonged experience onto the original, with Operation Anchorage tacking on another 100, The Pitt, another 100 GS.

So today, standing at 1180 Gamerscore for Fallout 3, I set out to finally unlock the ONE achievement that had eluded me for two entire playthroughs. Data Miner.

Finally... I go from this:



To this:



And in the process, I finally get my very first perfect 1200/1200 game.

I think I earned this...

ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO!

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10:01 PM on 04.13.2009

My absence...

Let me show you it...

People recently have been asking me, Hey DVD, where ya been?

My first reply is usually, "Please leave a message at the sound of the beep!"

My second reply is usually, "It's BluDesign now. Because Blu is the color of man, 2000 flushes, and suffocated smurf corpses."

Actually, I've been around, but just not terribly active. I've been off on a mystical journey of sorts.

And I've been directing eastern european rap videos.

And playing a shitload of PS3 games to get my Trophy Rank up. Yakuza 3 is hard, but I feel it will prove to be a fun game in the end. Meanwhile, Bioshock, Sonic UGC, and Buzz have all been doing their part to raise my rank up high. UGC is a must buy in any case, whoring or not. It has my highest recommendation.

I'll get around to doing a proper review/thingie of Yakuza 3 soon enough, but in the mean time, I want to show you my rap video, in it's stunning Destructoid debut.

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Enjoy.   read


12:45 PM on 04.09.2009

Japan: A Blog pt 62 of 912

Look Japan...

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We can't have you guys doing this. It's bad for your public image. It just reinforces all the creepy underbelly style misunderstood beliefs about of Japan.

Stop it.

/swats newspaper

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AH! NO! BAD JAPAN.

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9:01 PM on 03.30.2009

Snotty game devs irritate me...

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Remember, if you enjoy a game, you should always buy it or pay tribute to the person who created it.

I dislike Snake, so... c'est la vie.   read


1:05 PM on 11.20.2008

CBM Avatars...

DJ Duffy and I worked up all the CBM avatars into a few group photos today.

Featured: Itemforty, BHZ, Snaileb, Pew, Hoygeit, DJ Duffy, me, D, bhive, Tazar, Pheonix Blood, Riser Glen, Butmac, Kryptinite, electro lemon, and Blehman.

Enjoy.


Fixed it after I noticed someone was missing... <_<;



Click the links below to see full size.   read


9:31 AM on 10.24.2008

PS3 Friday Night Fights: Little Big Planet edition

Well, it's Friday night tonight. I was so psyched, I went out and decided to get the jump on Y0j1mb0 for once and actually do a FNF post for the PS3 right now.

Enough of my blathering, onto tonight's FNF lineup.

We have a brand new game, Little Big Planet.



Very exciting stuff. I worked extra special hard on it this week and made my own level. It's all finished and everything.

I'll just go and put it online...



Oh.

right...



Well, shit.

Well, maybe MaxVest will wanna play. I'll just check and see if he's got a copy of the game and...



Wha... What's going on here? Where the hell are you people? WHY AM I ALL ALONE HERE?



WHY GOD? WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?

Since Sony had the incredible foresight to not have any of the servers on at all, I get nothing tonight for FNF.

I guess I'll just spoil the endings to popular movies for myself then.

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Wayne's World

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Beaches

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Philadelphia

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Lawnmower Man

Suck it up and blame Sony for making me ruin so many excellent films for you all.

THIS IS ALL THEIR FAULT   read


11:11 PM on 10.21.2008

WTFSOFARINLBP

So, as you may have heard, I scored a copy of Little Big Planet today. I've played a bit and have some initial impressions on Sony's mega-system killing game for the holidays.


The above picture of what is obviously Sackboy, illustrates how amazing this game is

Okay, there's a lot in this game. A LOT. They thought of shit I didn't even think of and then some. Jetpacks will seem like amateur hour after you see some of the neat stuff the builder can do.

I didn't play much of the beta so I don't know how much was in the beta build. I've played through all of the Garden levels, a few levels into the Savannah.

I guess... I've heard the Q'uran song, I have no idea. Frankly they could stick just about anything in there and you'd never know. I'm too busy playing the game to care.

The levels you played in the beta are identical in the final build. Same as what's been available to play since at least PAX that I know of.

The level builder is quite robust and has a lot to see and do. The tutorials are VERY long and tedious, but they cover a lot, so if you want to know about and use all the tools in the game, sit down for a good hour of tutorial levels or so. Thankfully you can pick them up and put them down at your leisure.

As of right now, the game says that the LBP servers are down, so you can't upload or download any levels. Whatever this does for the multiplayer experience, I'm sure will help build onto a well designed game.

Pros I've seen so far:



- Level builder is identical to the demo. People will be up and running again in no time.
- It's really easy to clean up on trophies very quickly in the level builder.
- This game screams upgrades and DLC, so expect to see a lot of new things to keep the game alive.
- Stephen Fry is a fantastic addition to the game and helps make the experience work better than I previously expected.

Cons I've seen so far:



- The game is 720p/480p. There's no 1080i/p upscaling.
- Building tutorials are retarded long and necessary to actually do anything in the level creator.
- It's lonely all by yourself.
- Sackboy is REALLY slow compared to other heroes we've seen. He ain't going to be going toe to toe with Sonic anytime soon.
- One of the trophies will be impossible to get. Actually 2 will be.

Verdict so far: If this is Sony's effort to engender community and online with a game, I think they'll succeed so long as our attention spans hold out on the game. I see there will be a lot of shelf life out of the game from now until through the new year, but afterwards, people are going to be looking to other games unless the community just catches ablaze with the level builder and developer made levels. This game as is, feels incomplete as a retail title, but there's clearly building blocks in place to make it something fantastic if it does as well or better than Sony hopes it will. At the very worst, there could be a good deal of niche support for this title for many years, as Sackboy is incredibly iconic. I've never seen a shit-eating grin feel so charming from the get go.


WHOA MAN! That was a compliment.   read


7:25 PM on 10.21.2008

Yes, You CAN HAS.

Well, I found it.

Target, Fry's, both were nil.

Dallas is the world headquarters of Blockbuster Inc.

You'd think being located so close to the overlords that they'd run a tighter ship there.

Not so.

Here it is.



I'm about to pop it in and see what happens.

I predict "fun" will occur. Loads of it.



See you guys next week.   read


8:54 AM on 10.21.2008

Don't bother, they won't sell it to you...

Well, Little Big Planet came out today.

Sorta.

We all know why and how it got recalled, and anyone who comments about "F*ck" someone's religion or beliefs, well go f*ck yourself.



I'm still bummed that I found a copy of it this morning and the clerk wouldn't sell it to me. Even had it at the register and everything.

So, just an FYI, Wal-Mart's POS system is networked all across the US, so if I ran into this at my local store in texas, it's everywhere.

I can't say I like that it's been recalled, but I won't press the issue.

The offensive material is nothing I'd get offended over. I rarely get offended at anything anyway. But, it's not my position to be offended at something or not.

Oh well, there's always next week.


And you can't blame a guy for trying.   read


9:50 PM on 10.07.2008

Riding the meme wave...

Look at me. I'm current and topical! And belaboring!

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And somehow ironic as well!   read


10:53 PM on 09.30.2008

Cblog Xbox Achiev-a-Challenge #3: Anywhere Week 4



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That's right! It's back to school time. September.

Everyone have a good summer? A good PAX? A good non-trip to PAX? Good, good.

Well, this month, I have something special planned for you all.

It's in essence, a true scavenger hunt.

August scores are forth coming, from my preliminary guesses and estimations, there certainly were a lot of people participating, and some that failed while others did not, and it was good.

So, a scavenger hunt. How, prey tell does this work?

Well, in essence, we're doing a variation of H-O-R-S-E.

I call it: Anywhere

I'm going to post a challenge that requires you all to post a picture of what I describe you doing. You have until Saturday night to do the task. Do it and you earn 20 points. Don't do it and you earn nothing, you lose nothing. If you do none of these challenges, you are OUT of the game for the rest of the contest. That's right, you have to play to stay this month. You only have to do one to continue on, but if you do none, you're out, no matter how high your score.

Once you get your challenge picture taken, make a cblog out of it, email me a link, and you're done. The first person to link me their cblog gets DIBS on calling the specifics of the next challenge provided they meet da rulez.

What are these rules? Whatever your challenge is it must meet these criteria:

It cannot name a specific location inaccessible to other dtoiders (PIC AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY!)
It cannot involve a violent, sexually degrading, illicit, or illegal act. (No fires on the tip of your penis)
It cannot involve trespassing. (w00t! Pentagon!)
It must involve something that is considered either a meme on Dtoid, or something related to Xbox. What this is, is up to you, but it must be clearly recognizable and distinct. You are welcome to copy each other's entries if you please, but it must fit within the suggested theme.

I refuse to be held liable for anything that may occur as a result of these challenges. I will not be held accountable if you are raped, stabbed, raped by a stabber, beaten, shot, lynched, castle-crashed, carroted, or anything else while accomplishing a task given by another contestant.

All contestant suggestions must first be performed by the winning contestant, so don't suggest anything you aren't willing to do yourself, pussy. If your suggestion is not submitted within 24 hours of submitting your winning entry to the current round, I will take the next person. I reserve the right to refuse the contest suggestion of a winner if it is deemed inappropriate or offensive.

THAT SAID...

Here's the Final challenge (as suggested by me):



Week 1 - Necros won!
Week 2 - Lost Crichton won!
Week 3 - Necros won!
Week 4 - Final Week! Turn your Movies into Games!

This weeks challenge is kinda flexible. We've all seen how movies can be turned very easily into VERY shitty games. Well, now we're doing the impossible and taking movies and turning them into excellent games. Or at least game titles. Shoop/MSPaint up some movies from your movie collection into the title of one of your favorite games. Do a few, because dupes from previous submissions don't count. Titles must be spelled out in full, including punctuation. My entry MDK2 flirts with the wrong side of these rules, but I'm the rule maker here, so suck it up.

Feel free to include photos of your sources so we can see where you drew inspiration from.





Post a Cblog about it. Title it: Achieve-a-challenge #3: Week 4

Put whatever you want in there, post the picture, link it to me, and you're done. You get 20 points. First to do it gets dibs on calling the next one.

You have until Sunday at midnight. Anyone not clear on the rules, please email me or use some common sense.

October's challenge will start on Sunday and run until the end of October.   read


11:36 PM on 09.15.2008

Cblog Xbox Achiev-a-Challenge #3: Anywhere Week 3



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That's right! It's back to school time. September.

Everyone have a good summer? A good PAX? A good non-trip to PAX? Good, good.

Well, this month, I have something special planned for you all.

It's in essence, a true scavenger hunt.

August scores are forth coming, from my preliminary guesses and estimations, there certainly were a lot of people participating, and some that failed while others did not, and it was good.

So, a scavenger hunt. How, prey tell does this work?

Well, in essence, we're doing a variation of H-O-R-S-E.

I call it: Anywhere

I'm going to post a challenge that requires you all to post a picture of what I describe you doing. You have until Saturday night to do the task. Do it and you earn 20 points. Don't do it and you earn nothing, you lose nothing. If you do none of these challenges, you are OUT of the game for the rest of the contest. That's right, you have to play to stay this month. You only have to do one to continue on, but if you do none, you're out, no matter how high your score.

Once you get your challenge picture taken, make a cblog out of it, email me a link, and you're done. The first person to link me their cblog gets DIBS on calling the specifics of the next challenge provided they meet da rulez.

What are these rules? Whatever your challenge is it must meet these criteria:

It cannot name a specific location inaccessible to other dtoiders (PIC AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY!)
It cannot involve a violent, sexually degrading, illicit, or illegal act. (No fires on the tip of your penis)
It cannot involve trespassing. (w00t! Pentagon!)
It must involve something that is considered either a meme on Dtoid, or something related to Xbox. What this is, is up to you, but it must be clearly recognizable and distinct. You are welcome to copy each other's entries if you please, but it must fit within the suggested theme.

I refuse to be held liable for anything that may occur as a result of these challenges. I will not be held accountable if you are raped, stabbed, raped by a stabber, beaten, shot, lynched, castle-crashed, carroted, or anything else while accomplishing a task given by another contestant.

All contestant suggestions must first be performed by the winning contestant, so don't suggest anything you aren't willing to do yourself, pussy. If your suggestion is not submitted within 24 hours of submitting your winning entry to the current round, I will take the next person. I reserve the right to refuse the contest suggestion of a winner if it is deemed inappropriate or offensive.

THAT SAID...

Here's the second challenge (as suggested by Lost Crichton):



Week 1 - Necros won!
Week 2 - Lost Crichton won!
Week 3 - Go hang out with some other robots and give Mr. Destructoid the day off for pictures.
Week 4 - ???

Post a Cblog about it. Title it: Achieve-a-challenge #3: Week 3

Put whatever you want in there, post the picture, link it to me, and you're done. You get 20 points. First to do it gets dibs on calling the next one.

You have until Sunday at midnight. Anyone not clear on the rules, please email me or use some common sense.   read





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