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12:56 PM on 08.23.2008

Shiny New Kill Smell Resident Evil 5 Trailer

More RE5 is always a good thing in my book. And that's exactly what you get out of this new trailer from the Games Convention 2008, in Leipzig, Germany. There's more evil, more killing, and more racism (Just kidding?) for you to feast your eyes upon.

I'm lovin' up every bloody drop I can find out about this game. And so far, I haven't been disappointed. Every new set of images or video I see just whets my appetite for more...which is exactly what Capcom wants me to feel.

Okay Capcom...I am your RE5 bitch.

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5:14 PM on 08.21.2008

"This is hardcore bro!"

Hey dude in a band playing in a video game store. If you would have said that to me, you might have gotten a beat down. But on the other also qualified for one of the best lines of the week.

Where's the love at my friends?

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8:21 AM on 08.19.2008

World War

I saw World War this morning...and I really did like it a lot. It was a glimpse into the future...and the future is in good hands. At least as it applies to the world of computer rendered 3D animation.

It was created by Vincent Chai for his final degree project in 3D animation, at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here when I say that Mr. Chai just may have a future ahead of him at Pixar. Or if he should so choose, one of the many video game developers.

Watch this in full HD if you can, it's worth it in my opinion. If I had one qualm with this short film it would be the ending. I would have liked to have seen a different one. A small nitpick in an otherwise outstanding effort.

Here's to more where that came from Mr. Chai!

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4:53 PM on 08.18.2008

Not Ambiguously Gay

I was wandering down the Internets when I saw this YouTube. It was rather hard to miss. It's from a SNES game called Chou Aniki. I'm not sure if it's a game my friends and I would have gotten into back in the day...but I can't vouch for everybody.

The title of this video is, "Games that shouldn't of been created", and I'd have to probably agree. Although I am haunted by some of the games imagery. Such as, what was the origin of that white beam that Adam was firing at Samson? And did Samson actually win the match with a floating yellow ass gas attack?

I guess I'll never find out since I'm never gonna watch that stupid video again. I'll be talking to you guys later...I've got do.


This video is Tingle approved!!!

8:10 AM on 08.17.2008

Hacked PS3 Plays Games From HDD?

A hacker out of Germany called StreetskaterFU figured out a way to play games directly from the PS3's HDD, without the need of the actual blu-ray disc the game is on. And he dropped this little nugget off at the PS3Hax Network about 3 days ago.

There's also a sketchy YouTube of it, which I'm posting in here. And according to StreetskaterFU the video shows:

- Warhawk running from HDD

- no PKG version

- no WH disc while WH is running

- Motorstorm running as proxy disc

- legal way

This is definitely within the realm of possibilities for the PS3. With the ability to have Linux running on your PS3, it is generously gifting hacker's with a way inside to generate "back-up" copies...or even discs, of the games.

I'm all about ease of use when I'm playing games. And loading games directly from your HDD sounds like the way to go for me. Especially if you're fortunate enough to be able to install as large a HDD as you can possibly afford. Although I still have the original HDD on my PS3.

I don't support the pirating of games. It's just not my thing. It would be unfortunate if some hackers possibly ruin this HDD install for us PS3 owners. Perhaps it will be history by the next firmware update?


You may want to watch this with the sound turned off. There's an annoying clicking sound in the video that sounds like someone typing on a keyboard. Apparently it was the camera's auto focus as it was filming. Very irritating.   read

8:50 AM on 08.16.2008

Far Cry 2 Eye Candy

I don't know what it is my friends. Maybe it's just me? But I just can't seem to get enough info on Far Cry 2. Now if you don't believe me, you can just ask my psychiatrist about my obsession with mean this game.

But I do have proof of my own I can present to you. Since early May, this isn't my first blog, or even my second or third blog about this FPS, but this will actually be blog number 4 devoted to this game. And I also featured it prominently in this blog.

I'm not sure what I can say to defend myself. Maybe I need an intervention? But as my psychiatrist says, and as GI Joe always taught me, knowing is half the battle. Perhaps I can begin from there.

Thanks for listening. I'm gonna unsnap my pants now and watch this trailer again.

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3:23 PM on 08.15.2008

Virtual Reflections...snoitcelfeR lautriV

Virtual worlds. We have all journeyed to many of them over the course of our lives as video gamers. From the magical lands of Hyrule, all the way through the mean streets of Liberty City, we have traveled far and wide. But how about to the world outside our door?

A site called wants to make that a virtual reality on your computer. They're using a 3D engine called OTOY that allows even underpowered computers, or possibly mobile phones, to display graphics comparable to those seen in Hollywood movies. OTOY has also been developed to work in any browser, with no plug-in needed. So it makes for very easy access to your virtual universe.

I'm not entirely sure what's intentions are with this interesting project called City Space. A site called TechCrunch found out the domain's owner is Brad Greenspan, one of the co-founders of MySpace. To me, LivePlace and MySpace have a similar ring to them. And if you watch the video (14 min. 19 sec.) you can see that he may be advancing some of the ideas behind MySpace into a whole new virtual realm.

If this sort of stuff bores you, my apologies. But I find the technology involved in this fascinating. I must admit to being a tech junkie, and when I find something like this it causes my mind to wander into all sorts of areas. The potential that City Space presents makes me wonder towards the future of this great pastime of ours. I just want to be along for wherever the ride may take us.

After watching this video I came away with dozens of ideas on how this technology could be utilized in video games. From simple things such as custom designing your own base of operations, to leaving video messages (Or taunts at your enemies.) to your comrades-in-arms. These ideas are just mere tips on the proverbial iceberg. I'd love to hear what Destructoid has to say.

Note: 20 minutes after TechCrunch spoke to Brad Greenspan, was shut down.


Addendum: Click here to see how OTOY wants to eliminate the need for a PS3, Xbox 360, or a high-end PC. Interesting stuff if you ask me.   read

12:16 AM on 08.15.2008

Pac Man: The Horror Movie

Here's a little late night horror movie for you. I always kind of wondered (Yes...I am that strange.) how the Ghosts felt as Pac Man attempted to eat them. Well my friends, this "movie" attempts to answer that burning question of mine.

As you can plainly see, this video is from CollegeHumor. I hope you enjoy it, I thought it was pretty funny. I wonder if they will make a sequel starring Ms. Pac Man?

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9:35 AM on 08.14.2008

The Inevitable Alliance is EPIC

I'm sort of pressed for time today, but I just had to share this video with you all before I take off. I wish my mere words could do justice to the fine stop-motion work that was done in this mini-epic.

All I know, is that it must have been done with a lot of TLC. You can really tell that whoever made this truly loves superheros and their history.

Bravo my friend!

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7:49 AM on 08.13.2008

The Top 10 Most Difficult Games

A top 10 list of any kind can be so subjective. One person's experience playing a game will not be exactly the same as somebody else's. Having said that, I still think GameTrailers has put together a nice compilation of what they consider to be the top 10 most difficult games.

And in my humble opinion, picking F-Zero GX, for the GameCube, was just one of the many excellent choices on their list. Obviously no list would be complete without Ninja Gaiden. And I like how they just picked the entire series.

Another entire series makes this list that I absolutely agree with...but l don't want to spill the beans and spoil it for you. I'll let the video speak for itself. Oh, and I never beat the last game. How 'bout you?


Where the hell was Asteroids, Defender, and Berzerk?

"Evil Otto is in da house!!!"   read

2:28 PM on 08.12.2008

For Sale: Every NES Cartridge Ever Made In Gray

You have to see this one for yourselves my friends. Someone is selling on ebay almost 700 NES games and a complete NES system for exactly $3800 dollars. In fact, it's everything you see in the picture above these words.

Here's what the seller has to say. This is it! Every NES cartridge ever made in a gray cartridge. About half the games have the instruction manual. This auction also includes a complete NES System with mint everything, including the posters and warrantee. A boxed Four Score with 2 extra controllers is also included, plus everything else you see on these pics.

It would take me forever to list every single game, but no worries mate! I have a pic of every individual game on which is also for sale. Every game and manual you see at is the exact item you will recieve.

This feat took me years and thousands to complete. This is my most prized collection which I do not want to give up, but I have some serious family issues where money is needed now.

Two of the games in this collection were never released into circulation for the fact of the SNES was already out. (California Raisins & Final Fantasy 2) The only reason I got my hands on these 2 is video game critics recieved them to review but they never came out.

This probably isn't something that I would buy at this moment in time. For starters, I wouldn't even begin to know where to put all of them! But it sure is awfully nice to look at...and to daydream about for awhile.

You can ebay it here.   read

10:53 AM on 08.11.2008

Sexy Time PS3 Laptop of Win

Okay, I want you to scope out one more thing today. And it's pretty damn sweet looking if you ask me. It's a PS3 Laptop created by a modder called the Pirate. This was dropped off in PS3HaX Network a few days ago, and hopefully from there it get's dropped off at my house.

Apparently the Pirate was inspired by Modding Master Ben Heck and his own version of a PS3 Laptop. Talk about your attention to detail. I just love how the Playstation logo is set upon the cover of the laptop. And the blue start-up light is simply icing on the cake for me. If you're interested, he will do custom work for you. Here are his list of specs for the PS3 Laptop:

* 80gb SKU w/320gb HDD
* 17" 720p HDTV LCD Monitor
* Keyboard
* Built in speakers with headphone jack
* Custom cooling (SilenX fans)
* Size: 16 x 10.5 x 4 inches (when closed)
* Weight: 15 pounds

Here's a YouTube of it in action. Give it a play...MGS4 is gonna get put into this beauty.

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