Oh hai there, I'm Jed Whitaker, age 24 and I've been gaming for as long as I can remember. My first memories of gaming is Super Mario Land on the original GameBoy and Bubble Bobble on NES. I've owned every big name console that has came out in the past 20 years.
Non-video game wise, I'm a father to a wonderful 2 year old girl named Juliet, she loves me, and I love her, I guess that makes us a happy family? :) She is my favorite comedian!
I live in the Columbus, Ohio area, where I just moved for an IT job with a large financial company, and I love it.
I also came out bisexual this year and have been finding more and more about myself every since. I've become a sort of a "yes man" as in I don't say no to any new experience as long as it's safe, legal, and sane for example: Visiting a hookah bar (I don't smoke period, even there), Going to dance clubs (I can't dance, but I do), playing tabletop games, and I'm really I am very interested in trying out some D&D for the first time!
Blog more often
become a world record holder on a Bubble Bobble game
start to lose weight
get back into school online (I have SO much downtime at work)
Long Term Goals:
Get into the video game journalism industry
find my voice as a comedian / commentator / blogger
become a sexy beast
get a degree
become a world record holder on a majority of the major Bubble Bobble games
Favorite Vidya Games:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Halo Series Pokemon Yellow Bubble Bobble Series Final Fight Series Gears of War Trilogy Mario Kart 64 Super Mario 64 Punch-Out! Animal Crossing Why can I never think of my favorite games when I need to!? FML!
"It's a me, Mario!" "I don't need Grindr, I need a nerd finder!" "Bitch got a penis" "Oh my God I can't waaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!"
The Hawken closed beta has started and I've decided to make a little introduction video showing you some different features of the game, a full deathmatch and a few different mechs. I did have a few audio issues, but either way you can get a feel for the gameplay and the available mechs. I was also in the alpha but that is still under NDA. I can say that there are major differences between the two, but can't go into further detail.
Hawken will be available in 45 days, and right now I feel like it is still trying to figure out balancing. Mechs feel very fragile, and battles tend to not last very long, something that I think needs to change. Certain mechs feel more powerful than others, like the more tanky mechs and the fast darting around assault mechs. The sniper feels kind of out of place in the game, sniping a mech just feels weird. That being said I'm never really played too many other mech games other than the original Steal Battalion (FUCK YEAH!) and Mech Assault 2 for like once, so maybe snipers aren't that strange for a mech series?
Hopefully things can get a bit more balanced and less buggy in 45 days, the game is a SHIT LOAD of fun, regardless of the small caveats the game faces at the moment. If anyone has the beta, add me: DimmuJed and let's rub metal together :)
Jim Sterling seems to think that oranges are better than apples and that is just not true. This is probably going to be the shortest rant review on this site, but apples are far better than oranges.
Look at the facts, oranges were great, the first time, but now they are just a boring citrus that we have all had before. We all know citrus is acidic and too much of the same thing is bad for you. But these apples, man are they good. Plus, how many kinds of oranges are there? Like 3? They all taste the same, but there is so much variety in apples from granny smiths to red delicious to curb stompers to grapples. Plus look at the ingredients of most fruit juices, they run on the apple juice engine, the most renowned engine on the market! Apples and the juice they run on is so fucking awesome, way better than oranges and their teeth decaying bullshit and peals.
Go fuck yourself, Jim "Nintendogsexual Banana Loving Sonic Rapist" Sterling apples are so much better!
Sorry about the short amount of time between posts, but I'm sick of people crying about scores like this and comparing games to each other that have nothing in common. It seems like the internet is full of idiots these days and I'm ashamed at the way gamers are reacting to reviews now...disgusted even.
I've been playing Skyrim for a couple of days now and decided to get some eye candy for you guys to swoon over. On my first setting I thought the graphics looked like ball sack, turns out I must have been under the influence of being a hateful bitch that date. The graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay isn't too shabby either. I have these available in 1080p if anyone wants links to download them. Without further a due, I present to you, Skyrim on Xbox 360.
Background / Cover / Description
Skyrim Title Screen
Foggy Forest Wagon Ride as Prisoner
Beautiful Sky, Mountains and Forest
Flowing River Under A Bridge (my favorite, check out the detail on the water / the butterfly in the background)
Check Out That Breast (SFW)
Hunter's Fire Lit Cabin with various animal pelts and his wench
Snowie Mountain Top Valley View with mace and lightning
Walk Like An Egyptian...?
Foggy Mountain Peak Towering Above Woodlands
My mage in town peering at foggy mountain in 3rd person (sad that you can't see how sexy her mohawk is)
Kirby has been spotted wearing a dress, feathers and turning into a ball of flame, but now in this latest scandal, Kirby has been caught KISSING OTHER MEN! It has always been known that Kirby has an oral fixation / fetish, swallowing any and everything in sight, but now whenever he is seen eating, shortly thereafter he can be spotted kissing men. Most recently he has been spotted on the town sucking face with King Dedede, Meta Knight, doppelganger Kirbys and Waddle Dee.
We contacted Kirby's celebrity friend, Chris Brown, for comment, but upon sitting down for an interview he threw a chair through a window, screaming "Look At Me Nah!" and then ran out the door yelling something about what I assume was a headphone endorsement deal, all that could be made out was "Beats by Chris Brown."
Kirby has always held a special place in my heart, having been the star in one of my favorite original Game Boy games, I mean what's not to love? The game is short, to the point, has very catchy music that is still around in some fashion in Kirby games till this day and always a great speed run to relieve some stress. I feel the game has aged very well for an original Game Boy game.
So of course I purchased Return to Dreamland on day 1. That same night I had a date with a cute boy I had met through "online dating" I guess you would call it, but really it's a GPS based dating app for smart phones. He only lived a couple miles away and is a gamer, but admittedly had only really ever played Tekken and Call of Duty (zombies mode of course) as those were the only games friends and family had played that he found interesting. We hung out at my house and started to watch the movie Trespass "starring" Nicolas Cage and Nichole Kidman doing their finest work of all time... that being said we got distracted and shut off the movie like half way through. I finally had the nerve to ask if he wanted to play Kirby with me. I told him it was a really important game to me and I wouldn't play it with just anyone and stressed my seriousness about it (seriously), we had hung out a few times so it wasn't like I was being weirder than normal.
Moments later, we strapped up and booted up the game as I got really excited during the intro like the little girl that I am, he leaned over on my shoulder (dawwwwwww). We started the first level, I was player one as normal pink Kirby and he was player two as yellow doppelganger Kirby (little known fact, Shigeru Miyamoto originally argued Kirby should be Yellow). We played through a bit figuring out the controls (more like he was figuring them out, Kirby controls haven't changed...ever, because they just work and HAL realize if it isn't broke, don't fix it) and then moved onto a real non-tutorial level. In said "real" level we took some damage, cause you know...it's a Kirby game, you don't die in one hit.
Then it happened... I ran onto a tomato, devouring it instantly, then his yellow Kirby ran into me and WE KISSED! I was like "OH EM GEE" and he was like "What?" and I said "Our Kirbys just kissed!" at which point we kissed <3 Le Sigh! Then we continued to play and kiss when our character's did, it was TEH CUTE!
After a while we started discussing the repercussions of the kissing taking place on screen, as all the characters appear, in a sense, to be male. King Dedede obviously is presented as a male, with the title of King, Meta Knight just looks / sounds / acts manly and Kirby is generally a male name. Waddle Dee on the other hand...who knows, but I don't see boobs. But seriously, is this going to be offensive to some people? I mean...if you consider the characters male, then it's a bunch of men kissing OR regurgitating food between the two like a momma bird and a baby bird. I only find one scenario gross, but who am I to judge, some people just hate chewing.
In reality, are any of these characters actually a specific gender? I don't see any genitals on Kirby or Waddle Dee, nor any other characters in the game. I'm not sure if Kirby has ever been called a he in any of the games, officially, but a quick Google search shows that most people refer to him as a he, as well as Nintendo referring to him as a "little boy" in the Super Star manual.
Why do we find the need to give gender to characters? Can't we just accept Kirby as a sexless being? I understand giving male or female characteristics, at least in the case of King Dedede, though I yearn for a Drag Queen Dedede, how awesome would that be? I mean, technically Nintendo has always been a trend setter when it comes to the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community, with Birdo, Tingle, Link, those flamboyant guys in the tree from Twilight Princess and lets not forget cross dressing in Animal Crossing.
We figured that most people would over look the fact that all the characters appear to be male and kissing but sooner or later someone will blow it out of proportion. We were all for it, as every time they kissed, we kissed. I <3 Kirby xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo le sigh....
Picture Removed. Felt a bit too personal after the fact and we kind of lost touch :/
[Editors note: I just did a quick edit to add some facts and clean some things up. Sorry for posting a "rough" draft at first, though I'm sure like 1 of you had read this.]
I've started to frequent Reddit recently and have found two threads that I feel need to be discussed here, as I respect a lot of you and would love to hear your opinions on this subject.
EA, in recent years, have started to get the reputation as a company that doesn't care about it's employees, it's customers or fair competition, but are any of these statements true? Can one of the largest video game publishers, if not the largest, really be doing things so underhanded that the only appropriate term for them is evil? The following is evidence supporting this claim...take it for what you will...
It seems you can't see Battlefield 3 mentioned without Modern Warfare 3 also being mentioned. It's like the captain of the volleyball team and the head cheerleader being discussed in the boys locker room, surely someone would rather fuck one over the other, everyone has an opinion. Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, not unlike those high school babes, are both totally fuckable, just people have a preference. It's a blond versus brunettes kind of battle, either way you end up with a sweet pussy, or in this case a sweet multiplayer shooter with a campaign attached. (Or you are like me in high school and end up with the girl who had visions of Jesus and Mary in her living room, pug dog eyes, is technically a dwarf and watched her father try to stab her mother to death with a flat head screwdriver. I guess the equivalent in this case would be Duke Nukem Forever.)
Therefore, the winner is EVERYONE! The fabricated rivalry has done nothing but promote both games consistently in the same breath. As you probably know, at one point modernwarefare3.com redirected to Battlefield 3's site, which is now "corrected" as it the domain is now in it's rightful owners hands, without much fuss about it. EA and Activision both know, like Kanye and Taylor Swift, that ANY press is good press (unless you rape someone... right Mike Tyson?) So why stop the battle? With each passing argument the dollar signs stack up higher and higher in their green greed monster eyes.
There are lots of fanboys who do nothing but troll Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3 sites and forums making comments about how the other is better and will sell more. In all honesty...who gives a fuck? The way I see it is that we all win, either way...the games will sell a bunch and get this...YOU CAN BUY AND LIKE BOTH! I know I will and I don't have to say I like one over the other, especially when NEITHER ARE RELEASED!
That being said, I haven't seen any real proof of one being better than the other, so I offer you this...take it for what you will. BATTLEFIELD 3 vs MODERN WARFARE 3: FIGHT! Cold. Hard. Statistics. Fanboys should run wild with this, but only the stupid ones will, the game comes out at midnight, of course one is going to have more results than the other...