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MATTFOO
3:08 PM on 06.07.2008

HISHO AYU: DREAMPAINTER is a textbook vertical cute em up. One of my favorite features about this game is your girls speed. Also, your shooting at really random creatures. This games "enemies" are rubber ducks, flying swords, huge pandas, and a wanna be Kermit the frog. controls are very simple: Z to shoot your main fire. X to drop your bomb. Scoring is based on your bombing skills. When you drop a bomb you kill everyone around you, and your main fire is powered up for 20 seconds. Drop you bombs when there are the most bullets on screen to erase them.Your settlement appears in the lower left. When settlement is more than 0, The enemies you destroyed will increment a counter combo (the increment is determined by the number of bullets erased by bombs) and the chain of destruction done you provides a bonus points at the end of the level. You have 3 bombs. Use them wisely. you can download the game here. have fun.







MATTFOO
11:12 AM on 06.04.2008

How do you feel about Barrel Rolls? If your like me, you do a barrel roll at any given moment to spice up everyday life. This new XBLA title Aces of the Galaxy is perfect for you. Gamers like me love flying through space blasting our way through wave after wave of enemies. This game is what we have been waiting for. Take on this adventure in co-op mode or single player. What ever you choose make sure you use the barrel roll joke at least 100 times.



Aces of the Galaxy was developed by Artech Studios, Published by Sierra Online. Choose between 3 different ships, each ship has the same attributes and weapons just unique paint jobs. Now back to the fire power! Switch it up from a chain-gun, cluster missiles or my favorite, the torpedoes. Not to worry kids, you have infinite ammo. The only thing that gamers won't like is the lack of auto fire with the chain-gun. You have to keep tapping A. But your multiple lock on cluster missiles make up for it. Your L and R triggers set off the great barrel roll dodge. This evasion tactic will be very helpful later in the game. Along with the ability to slow down time. Yes I did say SLOW DOWN TIME! Watch the video to see what I am talking about.



With no saves, checkpoints, or continues you have one chance at beating this epic space shooter. If you die you go right back to the start. Sorry try again. There are three paths you can choose from if you swoop the warp power-up. You have to have a fond love for killing enemy after enemy with this game, because there are no boss battles. So the ending is lacking a little action. The ending does have one cool feature, what some call the best credits on xbox live. With your three guns you can blast each name of the people who made this game. There is also some story line comedy in the ending. I have only played a few minutes of this epic starfox isometric style shooter. So like many others I am very excited about this game. I wish I had a xbox just for this.
Check out the video, then go download this.





Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crush. Be water my friends.
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MATTFOO
2:39 AM on 05.27.2008




I wanna keep this one short so I'm going to just get to the point.

I guess this has been around for a while.. but this is the first time for me. So fuck it. I feel like sharing. This is just a trial version of the epic game Ikaruga. Ikaruga is not my favorite shooter, but i enjoy do it.


Ok. Now the controls: Use your up, down, left and right arrows to control the movements of your ship. Z to shoot, X to change the polarity of your ship, and C to use your charged homing missiles.

The game lets you choose between two airframes. Ikaruga, who is piloted by Shinra, and Ginkei, who is piloted by Kagari. The two ships do not differ in performance.

you can find the game here














Remember me? I'm mattFOO mothafucker, don't forget that shit.

I am the winner of the Turning Point Gaming Rig. There were hundreds of entries from gamers all over the world, but I am the lucky winner. You can check out the winning blog here. Basically my laptop is a piece of shit, and I won a beast of a computer in a random drawing my gaming community hosted. All I had to do is take a picture of my rig. That's it. This is why Destructoid.com has the best contests.

I'm terribly sorry I didn't post about the rig as soon as I got it. I was so excited. I just wanted to unwrap it, set it, up and play some games. Here's a list of the winnings.

ICON Exotix Custom SOF artwork w/ bullet holes
ICON Standard Solid
Silverstone 1000Watt Strider - Modular
EVGA nVidia nForce 680I - SLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU LED
2GB Corsair Dominator 6400C4
2x nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
Creative Labs X-Fi
Raid 0 - Requires 2 Identical Drives
Seagate 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 2
Seagate 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 2
Lite-On 20X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe
Mitsumi Flash Media & Floppy Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium - 32 Bit
Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech MX-518 Gaming-Grade Opt. Mouse
Samsung 22" - 1680x1050
Logitech X-240 2.1
Falcon Northwest T-Shirt (LG)
Falcon NorthWest coffee mug & coffee bean?
Falcon Northwest hat



LoL WTF? I don't drink coffee, but its pretty cool. Anyways, lets take a look at this monster of a machine...






The artwork is on both sides of the rig. The front has two doors that swing open. The top door gives you access to the Mitsumi Flash Media & Floppy Drive, and the Lite-On 20X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe tray. The bottom door opens up to a big fan and 4 USB ports. The Power button and the Reset button both have blue LED lights. The top door has the Falcon Northwest logo built into it with a bright white light. The top of the rig has a grate. You can look into the computer through it. The inside is lite up beautifully. Mostly blue lights, but there are also red, green, and yellow lights inside. Complete with surround sound input, 4 monitor outputs, 10 USB ports, 2 Firewire ports, S/PDIF Digital audio out, S/PDIF optical audio out, and I wont forget to mention the secondary Front Speakers and Microphone inputs, this computer is BADASS!

And now the accessories.

Ladys and gentlemen, I present to you the Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX Black 22" Widescreen TFT-LCD Monitor. With fast response time (5ms) and Dynamic Contrast 8000:1, I'm pretty much guaranteed a enjoyable experience every time I sit in front of it. Even my monitor has USB ports and a Firewire port. You can raise, lower, rotate and lean the monitor. Perfect for a gamer.



Can you image sitting back, playing your favorite shoot em up on this?


This is the Logitech G-15 keyboard. I'm still trying to figure out all of its functions. Illuminated key Characters with three levels of brightness makes it easily visible in all lighting conditions. With the "GamePanel" LCD you can keep track of emails, game stats, or important system information. The G-15 has 6 programable "G" keys with 3 Mode keys. There is even 2 USB ports.



To go along with the epic G-15 keyboard Destructoid gave me the Mx518 mouse.
It has 8 buttons, three sensitivity levels, and the most comfortable thumb groove to fit you right hand. 1800dpi!



What do you think of my new mouse pad?


They even hooked me up with a sound system. The Logitech X-240 turns my bedroom into a theatre, or just pisses off my old neighbors...I must say playing Exception with the volume high made me a very happy man.



Falcon Northwest gave me this cool little book to organize all of my PC information, drivers, and extras.





Stait Faces: Standing next to a pile of boxes taller than me.


So here's the temporary setup... (im moving on the 21st) So all of this gets put back into boxes soon.





also, GameDog not sleeping this time.



I want to thank every one at Destructoid, Sandbox, and Falcon Northwest for making this possible. This is by far the best gift I've ever received. Let me thank each and everyone of you personally by owning your face with my Turning Point Gaming Rig. My steam name is MattFoo.
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197995236867/home
THANK YOU DESTRUCTOID. I LOVE YOU.







MATTFOO
2:29 PM on 04.17.2008

This is very relevant to my interests.

here is a tutorial on how to make your own xbox360 arcade stick