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11:39 PM on 08.18.2010

Y0j1mb0, this ones for you.

You got a friend in Jimbo (but his name is Frank)


Can i get a hallelulah!

#1_in_the_hood_G!!   read

2:08 AM on 01.30.2010

I grew a moustache when i was 5.

And that's only because i didn't feel like shaving every day.
I had a beard that touched my nipples at age 9.

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12:37 PM on 03.31.2009

Are gamers the new hippie generation? Maybe.....

I was watching a show earlier about the counter-culture phenomenom and saw many similarities between gamers and hippies and some that are pretty far apart as well. Lets dissect!

Reasons why:

#1: Age. Hippies were mainly younger but also didn't have any age restictions. Gamers are mainly younger but also don't have an age restriction.

#2: Drugs make things better. Yes, they do. Hippies have known for thousands of years that drugs like pot and acid can make something awesomely better, not everything though, no amount of drugs can make "the bouncer" good. I have dropped a tab of acid and played "nights into dreams" on the saturn and it was much better, i also dropped a few and played "zone of the enders 2:the 2nd runner, and it was not as you would expect it to be, horrible and hard to see. Its a double-edged sword for a few reasons that i have tried to explain in numerous comments and i just won't try in this one, i wouldn't want to be the cause of your mind blowing up and have that on my conscience.

#3: Music. Music. Music. Hippies have music, games have music. Coincidence? I think not! We have techno music in most of our games. Techno! The only times i want to listen to techno is when i'm eating some beans or dropping some tabs, not when i'm playing PJ eden. These dev's are sending subliminal messages to us and my next reason will help to explain that.

4: The first devs were hippies. Thats right, that guy who made pong with all its crazy visuals was tripping when he came up with the idea, Tim Shaffer, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Steve Wosniack (?) and many more were hippies who lost their mind and came up with the playstation, but the world was not just ready yet and the cost of such a venture was too much for them, they had spent most of their money on high pressure sodium light bulbs to grow high dollar marijuana in-doors. Timothy Leary was against the idea so fuck him.

5: Vietnam. Hippies didn't like the Vietnam war, gamers don't like Vietnam games.

6: Concerts and shows. Hippies had hippie shows like Woodstock, The Last Waltz and so on, gamers have gamer shows like E3, TGS, GDC and so on and so forth.

Reasons why not:

#1: Hippies are dirty, gamers are relatively clean as far as i observed in the wild.

2: The hippie movement and music died out pretty quickly but games and gamers are here to stay. Except Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd is fucking amazing.

#3: Hippies and drugs had a good time and were friendly, games and gamers can be frustrating and piss-on rude.

4: Hippie chicks are whores, gamer chicks aren't godammit. God fucking dammit.

5: Hippies love peace, gamers love war games. You couldn't make that shit up.

6: There has been hippie music, hippie movies, hippie books, hippie art and hippie magazines, but not one hippie game, why? Because hippies and games don't goddam mix well, its like pouring oil on fire expecting to put it out.

And thats all i can think of at the moment. If you can think of any more then please feel free to add to the list. Also, i have never played a game and thought i was a fucking orange. Goddam hippies.

#1_in_the_hood_G!!   read

6:22 PM on 03.14.2009

The good story about death thats video-game related.

With so much negative press on both sides of gaming and things related i was personaly moved almost in this story by the way it stays positve and talks about that touchy subject of death and games.

this a copy pasta of it.

""""Deaths of gamers leave their online lives in limbo (AP)
Posted on Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:39PM EDT

NEW YORK - When Jerald Spangenberg collapsed and died in the middle of a quest in an online game, his daughter embarked on a quest of her own: to let her father's gaming friends know that he hadn't just decided to desert them.

It wasn't easy, because she didn't have her father's "World of Warcraft" password and the game's publisher couldn't help her. Eventually, Melissa Allen Spangenberg reached her father's friends by asking around online for the "guild" he belonged to.

One of them, Chuck Pagoria in Morgantown, Ky., heard about Spangenberg's death three weeks later. Pagoria had put his absence down to an argument among the gamers that night.

"I figured he probably just needed some time to cool off," Pagoria said. "I was kind of extremely shocked and blown away when I heard the reason that he hadn't been back. Nobody had any way of finding this out."

With online social networks becoming ever more important in our lives, they're also becoming an important element in our deaths. Spangenberg, who died suddenly from an abdominal aneurysm at 57, was unprepared, but others are leaving detailed instructions. There's even a tiny industry that has sprung up to help people wrap up their online contacts after their deaths.

When Robert Bryant's father died last year, he left his son a little black USB flash drive in a drawer in his home office in Lawton, Okla. It was underneath a cup his son had once given him for his birthday. The drive contained a list of contacts for his son to notify, including the administrator of an online group he had been in.

"It was kind of creepy because I was telling all these people that my dad was dead," Bryant said. "It did help me out quite a bit, though, because it allowed me to clear up a lot of that stuff and I had time to help my mom with whatever she needed."

David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, has had plenty of time to think about the issue.

"I work in the world's largest medical center, and what you see here every day is people showing up in ambulances who didn't expect that just five minutes earlier," he said. "If you suddenly die or go into a coma, there can be a lot of things that are only in your head in terms of where things are stored, where your passwords are."

He set up a site called Deathswitch, where people can set up e-mails that will be sent out automatically if they don't check in at intervals they specify, like once a week. For $20 per year, members can create up to 30 e-mails with attachments like video files.

It's not really a profit-making venture, and Eagleman isn't sure about how many members it has "probably close to a thousand." Nor does he know what's in the e-mails that have been created. Until they're sent out, they're encrypted so that only their creators can read them.

If Deathswitch sounds morbid, there's an alternative site: Slightly Morbid. It also sends e-mail when a member dies, but doesn't rely on them logging in periodically while they're alive. Instead, members have to give trusted friends or family the information needed to log in to the site and start the notification process if something should happen.

The site was created by Mike and Pamela Potter in Colorado Springs, Colo. They also run a business that makes software for online games. Pamela said they realized the need for a service like this when one of their online friends, who had volunteered a lot of time helping their customers on a Web message board, suddenly disappeared.

He wasn't dead: Three months later, he came back from his summer vacation, which he'd spent without Internet access. By then, the Potters had already had up and running for two weeks.

A third site with a similar concept plans to launch in April. Legacy Locker will charge $30 per year. It will require a copy of a death certificate before releasing information.

Peter Vogel, in Tampa, Fla., was never able to reach all of his stepson Nathan's online friends after the boy died last year at age 13 during an epileptic seizure.

A few years earlier, someone had hacked into one of the boy's accounts, so Vogel, a computer administrator, taught Nathan to choose passwords that couldn't be easily guessed. He also taught the boy not to write passwords down, so Nathan left no trail to follow.

Vogel himself has a trusted friend who knows all his important login information. As he points out, having access to a person's e-mail account is the most important thing, because many Web site passwords can be retrieved through e-mail.

Vogel joked that he hoped the only reason his friend would be called on to use his access within "the next hundred years or so" would be if Vogel forgets his own passwords.

But, he said, "as Nathan has proven, anything can happen any time, even if you're only 13."


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If you read all that then i believe you have found some kind of emotion in it. Sad but real, what would happen to our friends online and in console networks if we were just to "go" on to that better network in the sky?

Don't answer that.

#1_in_the_hood_G!!   read

2:57 PM on 02.26.2009

Twisting your arm.

I jumped from site to site, scowering the news that was useful to know, joining a handful of obsure sites that offered tidbits of the old surfergirl insider news/rumors. I had not been to d-toid just yet. Then one day on the ps-blog i got linked to destructiod by an interview or something (i can't remember), i liked the layout, articles poured in every hour, every time i came back there something new to read. I had not joined by that time, i wasn't intrigued enough to join just yet.......

Then i read about a metal gear discusssion that was appearently in a podcast. So i downloaded it to hear this token cunt yeller speak in a Solid Snake gruffed voice (a hind d? Whats a hind d doing at a millitary installation?) I laughed harder then Obama did after McCain choose Sarah Palin as his VP. The rest of the podcast was equaly as funny and the funnyman himself was none other than Jim Sterling (my hero). I had to join now, it had left that much of an impression on me. My arm had been twisted.

So, that was my catalyst to join this great website known as destructioid. I could not have made a better choice and now because of that choice i have psn japanesse ps1 games that i received from some really good people, those same people love to play poker and other games together and get drunk while doing it. I couldn't be happier. This little website has some incredible people that share the same if not more passion for games that i have. I wuv you guys and gals.

My first several blogs were horrilble and failed on every aspect, i only had the ps3 browser to write them and they were really short, a few were decent but most weren't. I think i've learned alot from those experiences. One thing that i won't change though is my horrible header, a reminder of where and how i came up on this site. I think my blogs have gotten a bit better but nothing to jizz about. Now i choose very carefully what to blog about and think about it for several days before even writting it. That is my story of d-toid evolution.

What i have to ask from you is: what was your catalyst for joining? Was is a podtoid like me or the c-blogging awesome rocking community or perhaps a friend who kept twisting your arm to join or something else? It had to be something, tell me about it in the comments, i would love to hear about it.

#1_in_the_also_cocks_G!!   read

10:13 PM on 01.22.2009

Keeping your ps3 healthy

Hello all, i'll cut right down to business here.

I know and have heard a few people are having problems with their ps3 and i have a few simple rituals that i do to keep mine healthy. I highly suggest them to all ps3 and console owners.

#1: Always eject after a game/bluray/dvd after using it. That disc slowly spins in the tray and the lasre is on too. Its called wear and tear, that motor is running and can help to burn it out quicker, same thing with the laser. So always try to eject and put the game away after using it, when you turn the system back on it will ingest the disc back into the tray, try to keep that tray motor from running if you can by taking the disc out completely.

#2: Keep it standing up. Heat travels up, the vents are on the side, you have it turned up, the vents are now up, allowing the heat that fan don't catch to escape through the vent. We all now how hot the machine gets and by keeping it flat the heat rises to the top and slowly seeps out the side vent, eliminate that by standing that bugger up.

#3: Clean, clean, suck it clean. Always wipe the dust off of it, we know how its a magnet for dust and it will get inside the console. My method is not just to use duster because just that alone will move the dust to places where it wasn't before but if you want to use duster or any kind of compressed air/Co2 then stick a good vacuum cleaner up to the back vents and turn it on, the duster will move the dust into the air and the vacuum will suck it out. I infact don't use duster but just a vacuum cleaner with a small hose attachment and put it on all the vents on the console, after a good wipe down of course, then i turn the console on and use the vacuum again but just in the back vents. I don't know if it is okay to use duster anyway, so use it a you own risk.

#4: Keep your games clean. Wipe them down if you have to, just don't scratch them. The laser is really powerful and and you don't want to make it try to read something it can't due to dust or scratches. A less burden on the hardware is always a good thing. And keep your games in the cases, thats how dust and scrathes mainly occur, from them getting on the disc and us trying to clean that disc but not doing it gently enough. It doesn't take much to clean a dirty disc.

And thats about all i can think of at this time. I have a launch 60 gig(now 250) with linux installed and over sixty games on the hdd. Its been dropped 18 inches and has a scar on her face that would make Tony Montana look like a pussy, been in a backpack traveling with me from florida to north carolina in a greyhound bus, put in a freezer because i thought my download speeds were way to slow and i wanted to see if cooling it down would help (it didn't, it was my modem not "standing up" a reference to #2 but a different electronic), and has been a top notch performer playing games. The only time it freezes is when i use the shitty browser. But i follow these steps myself and it runs like deer, a john deere.

I hope these may help keep your system healthy like mine has been.

#1_in_the_hood_G!!   read

3:17 PM on 01.06.2009

Gaming with others: PSN Poker Nights

The deck has been shuffled, the players are drinking, the eyecamera is focused, we see each others face, i decide to see if the bluff i just called is indeed a bluff, my two pair is decent, but his jack is higher, if i were to know i would have quit. I raise to try to scare him, it doesn't work. Its time lay the cards on the table, i know i have lost. But we play on, scheming our schemes on the next turn. That's what goes through our heads when we play this game. A mix of anger, strategy and luck. More strategy than luck because if you don't get the luck, you better bring the strategy.

Welcome to psn poker nights, the closest thing to sitting at a table with your friends and getting drunk, all while playing poker over the psn! It's that time of the week when we all get together and just shoot the shit and have fun at the same time.

Because of the video feature, this game is one of most engaging and fun things to do with strangers or with friends. When you play strangers you'll get some of the most weird, funny, dickheaded people anywhere this side of the psn. From the "you guys heard this thing called home" guy to the "homie G funk" guy waving his arms around like his directing planes overhead from inside his home to the people who have a camera but have it in the most obscure place with no light and the guys have the camera pointed at their computer for us to watch porn, this game has it all and more!

So if you have a ps3 and know how to play a mans game and like playing a mans game, then you surely must have poker. If you don't then you're lying to yourself and should play it with us. You won't be dissapointed, but don't take my word for it, just ask Yojimbo, Silverdragon, or even Shipero and he doesn't really like playing poker but peer pressure is a mother-fucker and we can usually make him to play a few hands before he quits out.

So, tonight the fun begins around 11:30-12:00am eastern time. Message me to play, psn: Qraze
The password is toid And i think i heard word of a prize from someone last week, maybe not.
Anyway, we'll have fun regardless and you just might too if you man up and play. Sho Nuff couldn't man up and play with us so i would like to think you may be better than him.

#1_in_the_hood_G!!   read

2:43 PM on 01.05.2009

Moshing wii kid (the lord of the dance)

We all say this video about a week ago. Now the better version of that same video is finally made. It's alot better with some classical tunes added.


#1_in_the_pit_G!!   read

11:01 PM on 01.03.2009

I hugged Rape Ape...

...and was raped. Raped by an ape named Rape Ape. #1_in_the_hug_G!!   read

1:57 PM on 12.30.2008

PSN Poker Nights: The Sho Nuff Challenged Edition

Its that time again for poker with the boys. This week i issued a challenge to the fail-troll Sho Nuff, i think he got banned soon after though. He did accept the challenge and if he happens to be reading this then read the rest of the blog to get the details for joining the party.

Last week was a fail and no-one showed up to tell me to start the table so i hope tonight we get to play and get to play against Sho Nuff if he sho's n'up. I don't believe he will though, ha ha.

If you can't read a tell, i will.

The only things you need are High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition, a good amount of cash in your atm so you can come back in quickly without creating a new avatar and a sense of humor. Optional are the psEye camera or a 360 camera (they work fine), a mic or fast typing finger to type "owned", a good strategy to go up against Yojimbo or just a better hand, a computer in the backround showing porn is always welcome, some Johnny Cash for backround music, and a good hand.

The cards will be dealt at 11:45 eastern time or whatever time you want to us to take your money.
Message me via psn to play. Psn id: Qraze, password is toid.

Jimbo and i have been the players to take down as of late, with over $100 grand in our atm's, you have alot to gain and less to lose. Also prizes, maybe, but also cocks.

#ace_in_the_hood_G!!   read

1:24 PM on 12.29.2008

(NVGR) Only Mel Brooks can do the Hitler rap

My brother showed me this just a few minutes ago and i laughed out loud, then i pee'd in my toilet. Only Mel Brooks can do this and if you watch the majority of his films their are numerous Hitler references in them. I don't know when he did this but sometime in the1980's are my bet.

I love anything Mel does including that spaceballs cartoon on G4 and it sucks that they can show Timecop eight times a week but completely ditch spaceballs and codemonkeys. Did i mention they also show Pee Wee's Big Adventure? Well i just did and i am shamed by it. Fucking G4 and that turd Adam Seslar. I do like AOTS but only because the women are titty-hot.

Well, enjoy the video and if its been posted here before then it'll get posted again in the future when more new members have joined the party.


#1_in_the_hood_G!!   read

12:04 PM on 12.23.2008

PSN Poker Nights

I'm changing the game-night to tuesday (today!) because of x-mas and the psn likes to release things on thursday and many people like to play the newest demo for hours on end forgetting the non-commitment they made.

If you can't read a tell, i will.

The only things you need are High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition, a good amount of cash in your atm so you can come back in quickly without creating a new avatar and a sense of humor. Optional are the psEye camera or a 360 camera (they work fine), a mic or fast typing finger to type "owned", a good strategy to go up against Yojimbo or just a better hand, a computer in the backround showing porn is always welcome, some Johnny Cash for backround music, and a good hand.

The cards will be dealt at 11:45 eastern time or whatever time you want to us to take your money.
Message me via psn to play. Psn id: Qraze, password is toid.
Jimbo and i have been the players to take down as of late, with over $100 grand in our atm's, you have alot to gain and less to lose. Also prizes, maybe, but also cocks.

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