My name is Tim Urlacher and I live in Montana somewhere. I am a musician and artist at heart but I work for Cablevision as a Voice Coord. III during the day. Whenever I'm not at work I am pouring my heart and soul into www.silverplanes.com.
So I was browsing the internet today out of boredom and came upon some really strange information about the Iphone. Apple has a screen saver created by Armin Henrich called "I am rich" featuring the image of a glowing red gem. Oh and guess how much this Iphone screen saver is? It's $999.99 because obviously there's douchebag's out there who are wealthy enough to afford this sort of thing.
Various blogs were able to get the official description, however, which reads in part: "The red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. It's a work of art with no hidden function at all."
This application appears to not be on sale in the USA for some reason but is readily available overseas. When I see things like this I just think "what the hell is wrong with this world?"
For Christians who've always wanted to dabble in "Guitar Hero," but can't bear riffing to songs like "Cheat on the Church," "Cowboys From Hell" or "The Number of the Beast," finally, there's a video game for you.
Look out gamers! There's going to be an extremely crappy version of Guitar Hero coming out exclusively for MAC and PC! Aside from the ridiculous $99.95 price tag this game features Christian bands that most likely none of you listen to. Due in September 2008 Guitar Praise will feature 52 songs by artists like Toby Mac, Newsboys, and Skillet.
Personally I don't listen to Christian bands, but I have nothing wrong with them except they suck and just aren't my style of music. I am by no means God-bashing or hating on their message though, it's just not music I can get into. There's a news report about this on Fox News. I know in the past there was a Dance Praise game that ripped off DDR very similar to what this is doing to Guitar Hero. As I understand Dance Praise was the suck.
If you hit that news article you can view some pictures of the game. The notes are triangular instead of round like Guitar Hero or rectangular like Rock Band. Triangles hurt my eyes.
What I would like to see is some more Radiohead in Rock Band. That's the only thing that will give me a true music video game fix! Do you think any gaming sites will even review this soon-to-be catastrophe?
So this morning at work I stumbled upon an interesting article about the upcoming version of Internet Explorer. The new version of IE is going to come equipped with a mode that blocks the internet history making it easier for people to go onto naughty websites without other users of that computer and web browser ever knowing.
The InPrivate feature on Internet Explorer 8, nicknamed “porn mode”, allows users to conceal the sites they have viewed at the click of a button.
In my own personal opinion I do not like
this idea too much. It's not a huge deal to me as I hate IE and prefer Firefox. However I can see how a tool like this can be useful and keep a new level of privacy for people using the internet, especially when sharing a computer with a group of people.
Although casual users cannot see the previous user’s search history, authorities such as the police will be able to access it if necessary.
That's right kids. No looking up illegal things. I'm sure you all know what I'm referring to here and why the police would still have access to that history.
The software may be hailed as a victory for privacy campaigners, but it represents a serious threat to Microsoft’s bigger rival, Google. In allowing surfers to access websites but conceal their browsing behaviour, Microsoft prevents Internet sites from collecting information about their users — data that is then used to sell targeted advertising.
Of course Microsoft is more concerned with money and the stock market than they are with the fact that more people have easier access to porn. Microsoft is always so greedy.
So back in the day I used to make a lot of flash animations. I even have my own section on the Radiohead page of http://www.newgrounds.com/ (Movies by Tim Urlacher). One of my less ambitious animations is called When Bomberman Poops yet because it is featured on the video game parodies page it has the most views out of all of my movies. I was fourteen years old when I made that video and let me tell you, it's something that will always come back and haunt me. I'd have to say that I'm ashamed of all of those animations. I made some silly one's about poop and some serious one's about depression. I'm twenty-two years old now and I have no access to my Newgrounds account to delete my past. I stopped animating when I was eighteen. I wish I still did it but I don't have the heart or the time anymore. Still, I would like to make something some day to make up for the crap I made when I was young.
Do you ever get feelings like this about the past?
So it seems that I have recently lost interest in videogames. I'm not exactly sure what triggered these feelings but I think I have a pretty good idea.
So on May 5th I went to a Wilco concert with my best friend and my girlfriend. Wilco was amazing in every way possible, we only had to drive 5 hours to see them too. I like to play music so it started to make me feel pretty inspired after watching Wilco. I got back home on May 6th and my girlfriend was being a total bitch. I don't want to get into it much...
Fast forward to May 10th when my girlfriend decided she didn't want to be with me anymore. After a year and a half it was sort of a shock. We go through a couple days of uncertainty and then we're back together. May 15th was my 22nd birthday and the day after I flew to Texas.
In Texas I saw Radiohead on May 19th and Neva Dinova (for the fourth time) on May 24th. Of course Radiohead was the most amazing concert I have ever been to. So I start to feel really inspired after seeing three bands that I love in one month. I spend a lot of my time in Texas playing guitar and talking to my girlfriend about whether or not she wants to stay with me. So I fly home on the 26th and ultimately things don't go too well between me and Ashley so we break up for good. I just got sick of her and told her it was over because I can't spend my whole life "in limbo" over stupid shit.
So now I'm back in Montana and I used to play so many videogames. I have played Rock Band once since I've been home and that is it. I play a lot of guitar, but I've always played a lot of guitar. I record myself and I record in a studio here. The studio has some record deal going for me but I'm not sure if I want to stick with it or not. I sort of like to record myself. I'm not a big fan of the studio musicians either.
So now I'm upset about my failed relationship, of course. I'm also upset about videogames though. They aren't fun anymore. I don't know when this happened but it makes me really upset that I don't want to play videogames at all. I have tried a couple of times and just turned my Xbox 360 off because I wasn't having any fun.
So you tell me... When life with videogames starts to get old what do you do to revive that relationship? Is there a certain game that can pull you back in and turn you from a bored gamer to a happy gamer? If there is I would like to know because I'm so bored of them... and now I have nothing to relax me and take my mind off of things that are going on in my life. I have music but when I'm in this type of state of mind it only magnify's my problems.
Hello Destructoid! It has been a while. The reason I am getting in touch with you today is for some helpful advice. I've recently decided that I need to get the hell out of Montana and in to Texas. I'm looking to make some money off of some of my videogames that I don't use/play anymore.
The first thing I'll share with you is my N64 collection. What we have here is a Nintendo 64 console (used but in it's original box.) with 6 controllers (First party Nintendo Gray, Black, and blue. One Transparent controller, A gold controller, and a wireless N64 controller) Along with that I will include that there are 4 rumble packs, 3 memory cards, and the system has the Expansion Pack.
Pokemon Puzzle League - with original box and instruction booklet in almost mint condition.
Banjo Kazooie - with original box and instruction manuel in good condition.
Body Harvest - with original box and instruction manuel, book is fine but box has some tape on it for some reason.
SpaceStation Silicon Valley - with original box and instruction booklet in almost mint condition.
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time - Special edition box, gold cartridge, Book, all in good condition.
Turok 3 Shadow of Oblivion - Box and book in great condition
Rush 2 Extreme Racing USA - Box smashed a bit, smells like hippies, book is in good condition.
Wave Race 64 - Box is in ok condition, instruction manuel doesn't even look used.
Turok Rage Wars - Original Box is in good condition, instruction book is bent.
Chameleon Twist - Box is bent on upper right corner, instruction book is wrinkled on front and back covers.
Armorines Project S.W.A.R.M. - Box is in ok condition, instruction booklet is bent a bit.
Perfect Dark - Box is smashed and worn, instruction book is in excellent condition.
Diddy Kong Racing - Box and book in excellent condition.
Mission: Impossible - Box and book in excellent condition.
Forsaken 64 - Box is in good condition (has emo woman crying on front) Book is perfect.
Goldeneye 007 - Box is in ok condition, front cover of book is bent diagonally.
Super Mario 64 - Box is in good condition, Instruction book is bent near the top on the front cover.
Blast Corps - Box and book are both crisp and in excellent condition.
Bomberman64 - Box is bent on upper left corner, book is slightly bent on the bottom of the back cover.
Super Smash Bros. - Box is smashed slightly on the left side, Book is bent on bottom right corner of back cover.
StarFox64 - Box is in good condition, Book has been bent on front and back covers but pages are fine.
Turok 2 Seeds of Evil - Box is in ok condition, slightly smashed, book is there but wrinkled.
Yoshi's Story - Box is in good condition, book is nearly perfect.
Cruis'n USA - Box is in ok condition, no book.
Mario Kart 64 - Box and book are in excellent condition.
Star Wars Shadows of the Empire - Box and book in good condition.
WWF Attitude - Box smashed a bit, Book is in good condition.
Mystical Ninja - Box is in excellent condition except for a scratch on Goemon's right leg, book is perfect.
Star Wars Rogue Squadron - Box and book in pretty bad shape, lot's of bends and scratches.
Turok Dinosaur hunter - No box or book, On the cartridge Turok has a full beard drawn on his face and he's wearing a top-hat, the raptor he is fighting has a goatee drawn on its chin, eyebrows, and a small French mustache.
Banjo Tooie - No box or book.
Pokemon Snap - No box or book.
The Powerpuff Girls Chemical X-Traction - No box or book. Game has smudges on cartridge and only works
20% of the time.
All of the other games work on the system just fine except for that powerpuff girls crap. The console is one of the original black one's.
I'm planning on selling my Dreamcast and Gamecube collection's too... maybe even my Wii collection. I'll keep you updated.
Anyway, how much do you think all this could sell for on ebay?
I'd take pictures but I don't have a digital camera. If you must see some images I suppose I could use my webcam to get them.
I haven't put anything up for sale yet. When I do you'll definitely have some pictures and a link.