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6:35 PM on 11.13.2008

I've been having a blast, but miss you too, Dtoid!



So I know I haven't exactly been a very hands on member, mainly because my hands have been on my Xbox controller for the past EVER. My junk is very jealous of my right hand lately. I've been having A LOT of fun with Fallout3, Lego Batman, Gears 2, Soul Calibur 4, and Left 4 Dead. I seriously suggest Lego Batman for couples.

I've been using my new room mates PC for the past couple days to talk to some people online, and I do really miss you guys. 'cept Tazar. You mo. I'll be getting back on more and more after this weekend, when I finally pick up the power cord for my crapped out PC.

Finally I do need two favors from the community. I need a link to the NARP in Miami, hopefully I can get in touch with Kryptinite. Also if anyone knows caffienepowered's email that'd be grand. Send it to ( snaileb at gmail ), and not in the comments! :P Thanks.

In the meantime thanks for all the well wishes, and I've been playing a lot of Gears 2 and L4D. If anyone want's to hop on sometime, my Gamertag : Snaileb

Thanks for listening CHHHIIILLLDREEEN this is THREE SNAIL (OOOOOWWWW)...

OK, sorry, no more Fallout3 for a bit.   read


11:16 AM on 04.21.2008

News in Film : The Forbidden Kingdom Review

For all the people that aren't hitting the jump to read my review, here's the short and skinny : It's retarded, please rent it.

Now for the more complex piece of this here blog.

I really REALLY wanted to like the movie. From the epic scenery and lush CGI effects, to the awesome crossover of Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Intresting note, they both played two seperate characters each, and the opening credits didn't put one above the other, instead it was displayed like so :

Jackie Chan
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OK so that was corny. First red flag. Anyways.. I'm not much of a review for movies, and I don't do this too often, but I thought it should be known. The amount of money, time, script, and planning on this was wasted. Don't get me wrong, this would be a fantastic movie to take the kids to, but the "Karate Kid time traveler" plot was uncalled for, and the Monkey King character was ridiculously Saturday Morning Cartoonish. Remember, for the kids...

The fight sequences, the good stuff. OR so I thought. Most of the fighting in the beginning is Jackie Chan doin his drunken master thing. Fun stuff, loved every bit. Then we get to the kid and his training montage complete with cheezy backdrop music. The only fight worth seeing was Jackie and Li duking it out, but even then it was one fight, and too short to care. The rest from there on out are all wires and CGI. It was terrible.

For the Kung Fu enthusiast, you'll appreciate alot of the culture and fighting styles used, but you'll curse them for using CGI and wires. It's not even entirely a feel good movie, or a kung fu hussle, so I don't understand why this even had to been made apart from the crossover.

There's not much I can say without ruining the movie with spoilers, so just let it be know if you're going to take your kid to see this : Great. 3 out of 5 stars, and you'll probably enjoy taking him to see this than Kung fu Panda or whatever the hell is out now. If you're trying to see this to see some sort of action flick, I wouldn't waste my breath, or cash.

2 out of 5 Stars. Why stars anyways? Can I use Snails?   read


9:47 AM on 04.21.2008

Open Discussion about Video Games

Come on in, the atmosphere is dank with nerd joy.

Alot of stuff has been happening this year, mainly to bring the best games on time for Summer. I know there's been alot of impressions, rants, and previews, and this could certainly fit well in the forums, but I have alot to say.

Games I'm playing

First off : TOO MANY GAMES! Currently for the Xbox 360, I gamefly'ed The Club and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (sweeeeet) with Lost Oddesy and Resident Evil : UC coming to the house. I'm still trying for that seriously achievement (2000 kills away) to prep myself for Gears 2. Ikaruga has been kicking my ass on repeat, and for those who haven't picked it up or figured it out : Dark Sector blew. Oh and the new COD4 maps are phenomenal. When the crap will Killhouse be used to gain XP? (COD4 blog coming, I swears.)

On the Wii, I've been having a blast. I downloaded Link to the Past and Super Metroid. I play these alot when I'm not on Brawl, and today you need to download River City Ransom. We can hop on XBL, play at the same time and pretend we're online with each other.. and stuff..

And finally, I purchased a DS. I mainly bought it for the woman, and got her Prof Layton and Pokemon Diamond. Except.. I picked up pokemon, and I'm straight hooked. 107 pokemon with 7 badges in 40 hours. I tend to play inbetween deaths in Gears.. yeah now my fiancee hates me. I just have to buy a seperate DS I guess..

Games I want to play

GTA4

That is all I can think of. From the co-op to the deathmatch, and even some healthy competition for our competing brands of gaming goodness : Sony and Microsoft. There's enough hooker slapping for everyone, please don't be like Wardrox.

Also, Mortal Kombat vs DC. To the haters, I say let go of the past. All the people that don't care for this game seem to be MK fans, and all the people who busted a nut want to finally have a Batman vs Superman game. I'm the latter, and I simply cannot understand all the negativity. For more on this, see Butmac. He sums it up in a way I could never replicate.

The Iron Man demo! YESSSS oh lord I had a blast. In fact, I played it four times just to master the flight controls and jet through the level as a certified badass. It seems more like a Mech game, maybe some Armored Core 4. The weapons were pretty simple and only a few were present, so hopefully the upgrades will provide some more diversity. Let's just hope it drops in price soon, hmm?

Games that shouldn't be played

I've been playing ALOT of Dreamcast too. Marvel VS Capcom 2 seems to be the only other fighting game I excel at besides Smash, even though I know I'm probably poop. Well there's alot of other games on the DC that other people suggested to me, and here I'll label some that you should stay very far away from.

Illbleed
Ooga Booga
Powerstone 2
Neo Geometix
Heavy Metal (Soundtrack is epic.. but.. a it's heavy metal game)
Psychic Force 2012 (so cheesy it should be good.. but it's not)
Dynamite Cop (Did you know if you use a light gun on an HD tv it doesn't work?)


All in all, it's been an eventful week away from the internet and into my gaming room. I don't have much else to say.. what are you guys mashing your thumbs to this week?   read


9:13 AM on 04.21.2008

News in Film : New Spirit Trailer, Joker Pictures, and Hulk/Iron Man Crossover

Hey guys! Bet you didn't expect to see one of these anytime soon eh? Yeah well I admit I haven't been keeping things in the spotlight, but I wouldn't want to ruin the movie on it's big day. Besides, I've seen alot of movie blogs here and enjoy reading all of them. Well you didn't come to hear me blog about blogs. On with the goods! First..

The Hulk is getting saucy. Apparently there's a Iron Man and Hulk crossover, but only in the Hulk movie. YES I know I posted this before (back in Janurary. Ohhhh I'm good), but back then it was only a rumor for the new Avengers film. Now it's been confirmed! From the article :

They also confirmed that Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark will appear in the movie and they showed a clip of Downey Jr. walking into a seedy bar and meeting General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) to talk about his "problem."


Now admittingly, I have never picked up The Spirit, but you guys know me. I'm a comic fanatic! So anyways, I guess I should pick it up. Besides, anything Frank Miller does makes me remember why I have a penis. His manly, over-the-top action titles such as Sin City, 300, and not to mention his awesome comic book style definitely makes me want to stab stuff with my penis. Is there anything more manly? Here's the poster and clip.




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Last, the final Joker pics! Surprisingly these are actually old pictures. They were leaked on April 7th, but were quickly taken down the same day! Luckily your buddy Snail has taken the liberty of not deleting all his old junk on the ol photobucket account.






You've been servered Destructoid! Which movie are you anticipating?

PS - Many more Snaileb blogs today. Sorry I haven't been around, but I has no PC, and am blocked from Dtoid at work.

Cry me a river.
;_;   read


11:17 AM on 04.09.2008

Yahtzee Reviews No More Heroes

You can just hear all the nerds rushing to create a new post...

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9:34 AM on 04.09.2008

[Update : MORE CATS] KHAAAAAAAAAAAN-odore VIC 20

Space Captain, entertainer, Price-line negotiator, and now video games salesman can be added to that resume.

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INCOMING!

Cutest cat ever.

[embed]80673:10152[/embed]   read


9:05 AM on 04.07.2008

Back to Basics : Dreamcast



Since XBL was down and I couldn't download the new COD4 map packs, I pissed myself in anger. After wallowing in my own filth, I cleaned up and decided it was time to realize that the 360 could not supply my every gaming need. Such is the timing of the universe, I got a package in the mail from resident dtoider Mr.Wilson the same day I was taking a 360 break and playing my Playstation 2. It just so happen to be a Dreamcast! (OMG)

With two controllers, Marvel vs Capcom 2, and some Powerstone I was set. Up until 4am with caffeine pumping threw my veins and crust in my eye, it reminded me of better times. I looked up codes for every game I had, since the 360 won't let you earn achievements using codes I tend to stay away. It was worth it though, from playing through Sonic Adventure to just goofing off in Crazy Taxi.

It did take me a while to find a memory card though. I just found out our town has a Play N Trade, and I even got a job there! I'm actually doing engineering, but this is going to be my 2nd job. I'm even thinking about quitting my real job, before I become one of these older people that decay at the computer in his 8-5 desk job.

Does anyone remember their fondest nostalgic memory? What's a good Dreamcast game to buy? Learn me some games Destructoid!

Also, are component cables an actual reality for the Dreamcast?   read


8:33 AM on 04.07.2008

Setting Gamers Back 20 Years : The Eternal Bitch Fit Solution

Giant wall of text incoming. It's early, I'm tired so forgive me if half of this makes no sense. This does need to be said though, I wouldn't want our precious c-blogs to become the rants and raves section from a Craigslist site because buttsore gamers feel they have to let you know that they have "chosen a side". This may come off as hypocritical to some, but I will still try to make some valid points. So read on if you can!

Good Morning Destructoid. It's 8 o' clock in the morning, and what's the first thing every Destructoid fanboy does when he's online at such an ungodly hour? Well after you get past the front page with reviews, rumormills and top notch journalism, you can visit the community blogs.

These things have become a tool for gamers like us, and sometimes we tend to abuse them more often than not. Of course it's for fun most of the time, usually it's harmless behavior for the most part. Then sometimes in the morning you can catch people that use the community blogs as a soapbox who want everyone to know what they think of this and why we should do that. While spreading ones thoughts and pushing your opinions aren't exactly a bad thing unless you're just being a complete jerk, which has been happening alot more lately, but it's in the wake of nerd rage that the community blogs stop being sensible and start becoming your nerdy weapons of fanboy vengeance.

These kinds of bitch fits are painful to read, and I hounestly cannot keep quiet while gamers continue to tear themselves apart. By now I'm sure you're going to assume I'm talking about the recent explosion over the Xbox Live downtime over the weekend. While I was angry at Microsoft and the only reason being is because I pay for my usual flawless online experince, it isn't enough for me to actually get online and rally people together for a massive bitch fit. I realize it's nearly impossible to kick the dog while it's down, but this goes back to my second paragraph. Technically I'm just another jerk on his soapbox. So instead of whinning and sniviling like little e-tards, why can't we STFUAJPGs? You know what I did while XBL was down? I played Dreamcast. If I had a Playstation 3, I most likely would've been using that too.

I know that paying 4 bucks a month for your online can be crazy, and I know that when the servers are down there will be people that will complain, that will fight, and will use this to further exploit their fanboy vengeance. Why people would want to fight over a console or faceless company is beyond me, and I can remember a time when Destructoid really didn't have this problem. At first every site has their birth pains, but at one time the community really didn't have a problem with other peoples preferences.

Making these "STFUAJPGs" c-blogs just wont cut it, because people just won't get it. Meaning, this whole rant I made seems in vain. Now I don't mean for everyone to just ignore the flaws or online malfunctions, I don't want people to forget you need games to have a good system, and of course I want people to know that even if it's a kids console, you can still have fun. But what I do ask, is that when you feel the need to set gamers back by having this eternal bitch fit since the NES and SEGA days, to just take a deep breath, step away from the keyboard, and just remember it's the internet. It's for fun! We can all have our games and play them too.

Yeah, this is kind of a rant, and yes it is kind of hypocritical. I too can be judging, even when I think I'm not. So hopefully this long rant from a tired gamer will not only be a reminder to myself, but also something that will help us understand that we can ignore the feeling in our gut to let the internet know how wrong they are. To continue with life even if your nerd rage is brimming with tripe ready to flow out of your mouth like a faucet for bullshit. If you can do this, then you will eventually be respected for your opinions and maybe even become wiser in your travels through the internet.

More of your time will be about having fun and being up above it rather than bringing other people down in it.   read


1:33 PM on 04.01.2008

Friday Night Fights : Call of Duty 4 XBOX 360 Tournament Details

....will be posted today. It seems the powers that be have decided to give you guys a whole week with the new maps after they're released! For the less than intelligent people : Tournament begins on April 11th, on Friday (Night Fight 38) Not only that, but the details on who is playing, who is hosting your team, and what prizes are to be won will be mentioned as well. You'll like, and dislike, some of the changes.

Plus, since it's fail blog day I thought this would be a good time to post a blog explaining a blog. OH! And post this bad ass artwork that regular Destructoider Hoygeit made. It'll appear in the next blog for sure!



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8:52 AM on 03.31.2008

[Repost] Retro Sale : Selling Consoles & Games

Update : Hey guys, I just wanted to thank you for your overwhelming support! I have 20 emails so far and 15 of them are for Super Mario RPG! :p Ok relax, it's not that bad, but I am getting rid of ALOT of these games. To the people I haven't gotten back to : please be patient, you'll recieve a reply back later today. Thanks again Destructoid!!!

Hey guys. Sorry about the "ad", last thing I want is for the c-blogs to be a craigslist, but you guys were the first people I thought of when I wondered who would want to buy all this stuff. Im selling these for an important reason, but this IS my entire retro gaming set.

For all offers, email me at Snaileb at gmail. I'm also selling the console with two controllers for each console : NES, SNES, Genesis, Nintendo 64. I can sell them as a lot or individually. Some of these might be taken, I just copy pasta'd my original list. I can also take pictures for quality purposes. Just let me know! Thanks.

SNES

Prince of Persia
Ms Pac Man
Donkey Kong Country 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4 : Wall of Fire
Super Mario World
Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
NBA Jam
Castlevania 4
Qbert
Jurassic Park
Mega Man
Kirby All Stars (5 games in 1)
Earthworm Jim 2

NES

Zelda
Zelda 2
Mario
Mario 3
Ninja Gaiden 2 ( I have 2 )
Duck Hunt/Mario
Goonies 2
Bart vs The World
Dragon Warrior
Terminator 2
Tetris
Ninja Turtles
Castlevania 3
Castlevania
Metroid
Contra
Kung Fu
Excite Bike
Ghost and Goblins
Base Ball
Jaws
MAD TV Spy vs Spy
Pro Wrestling
Blaster Master


SEGA

Sonic 2
James Bond 007 The Duel
Jungle Strike
Desert Strike
Road Rash 2
Steel Talons
Lemmings

Nintendo 64

Turok
Wave Race 64
Star Fox 64
Paper Mario
Namcomusem 64
Glover
F-Zero X
Donkey Kong 64
Super Mario 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Star Wars Episode 1 Pod racers
NBA LIVE 2000
Mario Tennis
Mario Kart 64
South Park
Top Gear Overdrive
Quest 64
Cruisin USA
Tony Hawk
Goldeneye 64   read


6:45 PM on 03.30.2008

Retro Games for Sale : Selling consoles & games

Hey guys. Sorry about the "ad", last thing I want is for the c-blogs to be a craigslist, but you guys were the first people I thought of when I wondered who would want to buy all this stuff. Im selling these for an important reason, but this IS my entire retro gaming set.

For all offers, email me at Snaileb at gmail. I'm also selling the console with two controllers for each console : NES, SNES, Genesis, Nintendo 64. I can sell them as a lot or individually. Some of these might be taken, I just copy pasta'd my original list. I can also take pictures for quality purposes. Just let me know! Thanks.

SNES

Prince of Persia
Ms Pac Man
Donkey Kong Country 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4 : Wall of Fire
Super Mario World
Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
NBA Jam
Castlevania 4
Qbert
Jurassic Park
Mega Man
Kirby All Stars (5 games in 1)
Earthworm Jim 2

NES

Zelda
Zelda 2
Mario
Mario 3
Ninja Gaiden 2 ( I have 2 )
Duck Hunt/Mario
Goonies 2
Bart vs The World
Dragon Warrior
Terminator 2
Tetris
Ninja Turtles
Castlevania 3
Castlevania
Metroid
Contra
Kung Fu
Excite Bike
Ghost and Goblins
Base Ball
Jaws
MAD TV Spy vs Spy
Pro Wrestling
Blaster Master


SEGA

Sonic 2
James Bond 007 The Duel
Jungle Strike
Desert Strike
Road Rash 2
Steel Talons
Lemmings

Nintendo 64

Turok
Wave Race 64
Star Fox 64
Paper Mario
Namcomusem 64
Glover
F-Zero X
Donkey Kong 64
Super Mario 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Star Wars Episode 1 Pod racers
NBA LIVE 2000
Mario Tennis
Mario Kart 64
South Park
Top Gear Overdrive
Quest 64
Cruisin USA
Tony Hawk
Goldeneye 64   read


10:07 AM on 03.28.2008

Infinite XP Glitch in Rainbow Six Vegas 2



Well, I have yet to pick up this game. I kicked the first Vegas game in the nuts, and I enjoyed it, but this seems more of the same. I am still picking the game up, but not before Dark Sector. Yadda yadda yadda I know.. but isn't it strange no one has suggested a RSV2 FNF?

Anyways, here's the glitch. Rumor has it that this is feesable on both systems, but I wouldn't know. Enjoy!

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