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6:40 PM on 07.13.2010

Tard Tuesday 4-13-10

Today I, Zeta Crossfire will lead you through the deep and pitiful world of Fanboyism. This week I have searched the youtube's for the worst (or I guess best) fanboy videos I can find. Some of these will be old, some of them new, but in the end these are fanboys at there worst (or best?)

I could only watch this half way before I suffered a cardiac arrest. (laughed to hard)


They start so young, seriously kid really? I'm actually surprised he knows he knows as much as he does, but then again he is also soooooooo misinformed when it comes to other things. In all seriousness.. Kid needs to get hit upside the head.

A kid actually grabs his guitar and sings a song he "wrote" about how the wii sucks and shows it to the world. Just because you have a camera does NOT mean you have to share this crap with the world. Please sing to yourself one day near simon and let him yell at you.

I could only get half way through before I literally wanted to throw up. Dear god please don't him procreate... Please?

Now this ladies and gentlemen is the best (or worst) Video I have found on my dive through youtube. The man above is a Playstation fanboy and goes on a hilarious journey about how the xbox is god awful and the Playstation is amazing. And by amazing be means the playstion is a black sexy machine (which I can't deny) Either way watch the video and tell me if you also felt a little sick half way through. (I know I did)

So after a few hours of digging and watching video's I feel the need to throw up. If you see any fanboyism on the internet's send me a message with the link and I'll be sure to check it out.   read

11:15 AM on 07.06.2010

Tard Tuesday (Was fanboy tuesday)

After getting a few comments about it and a surprising number of messages via steam about it Fanboy Tuesday Will now be known as Tard Tuesday.

Crackdown 2 has come's out today and its getting above average reviews. Currently it has a 72 on metacritics. Now I'm going to say this now, 72 is not a bad score. I don't know how everyone got this 7 is a bad score thing stuck in there head but 7 is a good score, but not everyone agree's with me...

Fanboy 1
Not on PS3, so who cares?
You care enough to comment. Isn't that sad?

Fanboy 2
ppl who own an 360? I'm still w8ing 4 an 360 only game 2 be good enough 2 make me buy it, til then Pc & Ps3 gaming it is..
I know that it's possible for this to be a troll comment, BUT If it's real I fear for humanity.... Again...

Fanboy 3
ps3 is a joke

Fanboy 4
"if ps3 is such a joke then why did the Microsoft just copy the ps3 with their 360 slim? I just think you're a little bitter cause one of the better exclusives for the 360 years ago just went down the tubes. Don't get me wrong, I love my 360 and my ps3 but the ps3 does sooooo much.."

Fanboy 5
"This just adds to the fact that the PlayStation 3 will always have better exclusives. The only good 360 exclusive are Halo and Gears, and those are both shooters. Yeah, the Xbox 360 has Kinect, does anyone care about Kinect? Whatever, the Xbox 360 also has Mass Effect, but thats really it.

@Fanboy 1-6 and all the other sad PS3 fanboys Im sorry but you and everyone else needs to stop saying the 360 slim is copying from the PS3 slim when Microsoft not only made it smaller but upgraded it compared to the original system by adding more ports and the built it wifi while addressing the red ring problem and loud fans. im pretty sure the PS3 slim didn't do any of that compared to the original.On another note the games one the 360 usually handle better and have bigger online community. I dont see the PSN having its own page on IGN. Im sorry that this was a bad game but i remember a PS3 exclusive game called Genji which was just horrible. and please dont get me started on some of the other horrible games on the PS3 that just never could come close to where Gears and Halo have. God of War is great and all but its a once play thru game. Thats not worth the 60 bucks.So yea im sorry that PS3 goes on the internet like my computer and plays blurays like my bluray player does. Im just glad that my 360 plays great games and has a awesome online to back it up cause thats what i bought it for. thats all it needs to do. And it does it spot on"

"@7, Here are two lists of retail exclusives rated 9.0 and higher on IGN: XBOT- Halo 3, Gears of War 2, Forza Motorsport 3, Dead or Alive 4, Halo 3: ODST. PS3- Metal Gear Solid 4: GotP, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Uncharted 2: AT, Killzone 2, Ratchet & Clank Future: ToD, Demon's Souls, God of War III, Infamous, Resistance: FoM, Uncharted: DF, Heavy Rain, Folklore, Ratchet & Clank Future: ACiT, Valkyria Chronicles, ModNation Racers. 5 exclusives for XBOTs and 16 for PS3. 6 for XBOTs if you count Alan Wake, since it hasn't released on PC yet, and 15 for PS3 if you discount Folklore, since Clements didn't know how to rate games when he reviewed it."

Fanboy 7
"Man the 360 exclusives this year have been pretty disappointing, I won't be dusting off Microsoft's console anytime soon"

Fanboy 8
"@1Wow your an idiot, Every 360 exclusive has been amazing. You have not even played this game yet so how would you know? You think IGN is the oracle of games? this is one guys opinion, And this game definitely deserves more then a 7.5, he neglects to mention that the formula from before was insanely amazing and made one of the best games ever one the 360. Crackdown 2 isnt perfect im sure, but it deserved more then a 7.5, and your comment about exclusives this year sucking really is insane. Mass Effect 2? Alan Wake? Those 2 alone have been incredible. And the biggest exclusive of the 360's lifespan is only 3 months away... Halo Reach? your a retard"

Fanboy 9
"@8"Wow your an idiot, Every 360 exclusive has been amazing. blah blah blah" Creepy fanboys like you make the rest of us Xbox owners look bad. He was right, and you're the idiot."

Fanboy 3
"@8 You tell the man not to disregard a game he hasn't played, and you go off and say that Halo: Reach will be "the 360's biggest exclusive"...when YOU haven't played the final product? You're a hypocrite. 2. Mass Effect 2 was not a 360 exclusive. It was also on the PC. Don't forget that. 3. Why so hostile? There is no need to call anybody a retard, or an idiot. SlipperyFellah thinks that the X360 has had a disappointing year in terms of exclusive titles, which (in MY OPINION) it has. That's why I haven't touched it since February. That is SlipperyFellah's opinion I know we are going by opinions here but theres no denying the xbox's reasoably dull year in regards to sales and exclusive titles. 5 You're an MS fanboy. Just sayin'

Fanboy 10
"@ everyone Too Human was amazing confused But yeah, that one guy who was like "Well, only 5 360 exclusives got above a 9 on IGN" is retarded and I will say the majority of 360 exclusives are, indeed, great. If anything, the PS3 has many many more non-worthwhile exclusives. God of War III (just keep GoW Collection and you'll feel like you never needed GoW3), Killzone 2, Resistance: FoM, Demon Souls, Heavenly Sword, Katamari Forever (as fun as it is, it's a complete rehash), and so on. If I had to name all the PS3 exclusives that, at least, "I" think are worth your money: Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Uncharted 2: Amoung Thieves Resistance 2 Heavy Rain Warhawk MGS4 inFamous ModNation Racers And 360: Gears of War Gears of War 2 Halo 3 Halo 3: ODST Saints Row Crackdown Mass Effect Mass Effect 2 Fable 2 Dead Rising Splinter Cell: Conviction Left 4 Dead 1 Left 4 Dead 2 (and I know for a fact there's more, my mind's just blank right now) Plus the arcade titles for 360 are vastly better than the PS3's and then you have the Indie Games. So yeah. I'd kindly appreciate no more 360 hate. Both the 360 and PS3 are great great consoles. Not to mention the Wii as well peace

"people who like crackbox are racist, poor, and the reason we have war over the world."
Woh woh woh woh. For some reason I don't think he's kidding...

"While the 360 doesnt have as many high scores on it exclusives as the PS3 the 360 doest score higher on games they both have. With worse graphics so dont try to say the PS3 wins off exclusives, it cant even win with better graphics"
Wah? Can you speak some English so I can read easierly?

"lmao, even my gameboy has better graphics than this game. mircosoft is old and not innovative anymore (losing to google and apple) I bet the reason why games like halo get good reviews is because they pay for the score. so people who likes microsoft are communists."
try again, your trolling lacks finesse

"another failure fo microsoft, how much disappointment can 360 fan boys take? it's like a woman defending her abusive boyfriend "I deserved it, he's the best i can do" hahaha"
Beating your wife is exactly like a video game getting a low score (yells to girlfriend) BITCH COME HERE!

So that ends another Tard Tuesday. I included fanboy chatter back and forth and a little of what I did last week. I'm still unsure which to do so I'm counting on you guy's so speak up and say what you like best. Also do you guys want Tard Tuesday to be longer or do you think this is enough? I know I can only read so many before I explode, but I'm willing to take one for the team. If you see any fanboyism send me a message on steam (zetacrossfire)

(also shout out to my homies on the dtoid steam group)   read

6:04 PM on 06.29.2010

Fanboy tuesday (start of a hopeful new series)

Fanboy Friday was one of my favorite series on Dtoid and since It's been gone I have been kicking back the idea of starting for up on the cblogs. Today I'm going to give it a shot trying to bring the series back to life. The reason I've chosen Tuesday over Friday is because It's the worst day of the week. Monday might be the day you head back to work/school, but Tuesday is when you realize you still have a week left. It will probably take awhile for me to get my rhythm with these so any feedback is appreciated. Here we go.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 came out awhile ago and has been getting rave reviews. It currently has a 98 on metacritics and has been the talk of Wii owns for awhile now. It seems everyone loves this game... Well not everyone...

"how does this game get a 10 for graphics? in my opinion if you dont have a HD system you cannot get a 10 in graphics. Are you telling me that Uncharted 2, MGS4 or are on the same level graphically than Super mario Galaxy2??!"

Your typing the comment why the heck do you have to say "in my opinion" Anyone else find that annoying?

"wh-wh-wh-WHAT?ign NOT being 360 fanboys? Whoa! What is this, it seems like the end of the world. N E way glad theres a nother good game on the Wii that's not a generic fps happy . Don't worry LBP2 and The last guardian will all get 10s as well. sad day for 360 owners"

Of course Mario Galaxy 2 is a sad day for 360 owns. Becuase this game got a 10 Microsoft has officially closed shop. "Because Mario Galaxy is so unbelievable awesome we give up." Microsoft also confirmed that they will still be charging people 50 dollars a year because they can.

"sigh another crappy mario game!"

Of course because mario games are sooooooooo bad.

"This review makes me laugh. I have been fine with all of the games IGN has given 10's to, but this review SCREAMS FANBOY!"

Obviously because a mario game got a 10 the reviewer is a FANBOY! Because everything mario obviously gets a 10.

"i don't even have to know anything about this game, to know that it's not a 10."

I can also foretell that Zelda will be horrible and Kirby is shit, and the 3ds is a conspiracy to make young American children sterile.

"Take THAT Grand Theft Auto IV!!! As much as that game was fantastic, it was NEVER a 10. A very high 9 but NEVER a 10. Glad to know this game got a perfect score. Truly deserving, congrats! "

My favorite part about SMG2 (which is obviously an open world game) Was when I hijacked that castle parked it behind a building and paided peach for sex. I then beat the shit out of here and got all my gold coins back. Love that game.

"You are right Rodriguer2000 a bunch of games and their developers do buy/bribe/intimidate their way to 10's. GTA4 is a prime example. MGS4 is another prime example."

They say pills and alcohol don't mix, but you could of fooled me.

"The first Mario game in the main series that doesn't seem to innovate gets a 10/10..."

See above comment

"firstly this is on the Wii which has the worst graphics of any current console and can't even support high resolution. Giving this a 10 is just crazy. Obviously paid under the table for this review."

I agree, Metal Gear Solid is like the worst game ever, I mean, it was made on the PS1 and those graphics are sooooo outdated I mean I can see the pixels. <insert rolly eyed emoticon here>

"doesnt deserve a 10. Hell how can it get a 10 in lasting appeal and graphics. The graphics seems like PS2 level."

because graphics obviously make the game.

"Kratos and Master Chief can suck each of Mario's balls."

The game on my favorite platform is obviously the best. All other games suck. I'M NOT LISTENING I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALALALA!

"bullshit. ok. red dead redeption get's 20/10 c'mon ign.. mario game over red dead redeption? do you see the mastery and the mountain of work that went into that game? mario is just some galexy 1 upgrade. obviously insane wii fan rated this game lol."

OMG! I heard a game I haven't playede got rated higher than a game I like! Something must be wrong! I must tell everyone about this extremely grievous error! TO THE INTERNETS!

If you see any fanboyism let it be a video or comments drop me a line and I'll be sure to include it in the future.   read

10:46 PM on 03.11.2010

Dislike Activison but like there games? Here are some alternatives.

So Activision is not the most beloved publish at the moment. Maybe you hate them so much you don't want to buy any of there games at the moment? Maybe you don't even want to play there current games? Here is a list of some alternative games that Don't have the Activision logo and won't give them any more of your cash.

Instead of Guitar Hero try...

Rock Band two is my absolute favorite music game, everything about it just feels amazing. From the world tour mode to all of the songs they have its just a better overall experience then guitar hero. (imo) One of the amazing things about the Rock Band Franchise is how if you buy rock band 2 you can rent Lego rock band, or rock band 1 and rip all the tracks to Rock Band 2 so you don't have to disk swap. The only exception is Rock Band Beetles but all of the other games work, and Hamonix will most likely continue this into Rock Band 3 so buy away and remember that you can bring those songs to the next game.

Instead of Modern Warfare try...

I like playing a game tactical and no other shooter does tactical game play like bad Company 2. The maps are huge, the gameplay is awesome, and battlefield has so many "epic" moments that you will be finding yourself saying wtf multiple times. (In a good way)

But if you are into run and gun shooters or Battlefield does not click with you here are some honorable mentions.

[b]Halo 3
Resistance 1/2
Rainbow six Vegas 1/2
Killzone 2
Gears of War 1/2[/b]

Instead of Tony Hawk try...

First off if you bought the new tony hawk ride and had hope that it was going to be good then let me be the first to say I'm sorry. But fear not the Skate series is pretty damn good. Skate is not like the "regular" tony hawk games. You use the analog sticks to do tricks. (flip the stick one way or another) Its easier to get used to the Ride, but its not as easy as clicked a few buttons. On the other hand once you are able to pull off tricks one after another its very rewarding.

I can't get this damn image to resize, my bad.
Instead of World of Warcraft try...

Outside is this amazing world that... Ok haha I had my fun but in all seriousness i can't recommend 1 MMO because there are so many, and not everyone likes the same things I would have to list off a few that I have liked in the years of playing MMO's.

[b]Star Trek Online
Warhammer Online
Ever Quest 1/2
Age of Conan (try the trial)
Champions Online[/b]

Or you can wait for Biowars new Star Wars MMO. (which I myself with ditch WoW for)

So there you go, there are a few suggestions for different games to play. I know its hard to quite MW2 and Guitar hero cold turkey, BUT there are some really good alternatives out there. Activision is being a little bitch and cheating gamers out of there money. They are destroying the industry and I hope no one here buys the 15 dollar map pack....

Side note: Blizzard is a good company so you don't HAVE to stop playing there games. In fact I'm going to buy Diablo 3, starcraft 2, and the new WoW expansion when I get the chance, BUT if you want to quit activision then those are some alternatives for MMO's.   read

10:46 PM on 03.05.2010

2 of the worst fanboys/trolls on Dtoid

Here are two of the worst fanboys/trolls on Dtoid and some of the comments they have made. I didn't dive as deep as I wanted to for quotes because of time, but I did grab a few that personifies trollness.


"Stop whining that you don't have a PS3... everyone knows that the XBox is the poor man's Playstation."

"Will I be allowed a LIVE profile called XBOXUSERSAREGAY?"

"Fuck off Halo and take your wierd alien pow pow zap zap guns with you. I'm sure millions of children are stoked though, they love that shit. I'll stick to MAG, Bad Company 2 and Heavy Rain myself."

"Hey Chaos, yeah I'm having a lazy afternoon at the office and you knows a troll's gotta troll. i'm just here for the lawlz."

"Surely everyone who wants a 360 has already got one? I mean they're cheap as chips now.
I'm pretty sure MS only make these bundles for people who've had 360's, they've RROD'd but need the lure of a big game like Splinter Cell to persuade them to replace it.
I suppose, little kids are turning 12 and becoming 360's main demographic everyday"

"Next time your Xbox RROD's, just try leaving it alone for 24 hours. I'm pretty sure that'll sort it out for you."


SexualChocolate has some pretty good troll quotes, but not as many as our next troll...


"Typical of their laziness. No PS3 version. Whatever. We have more than enough exclusives that are far better than this"

"LMAO! PC folks playing with a poor man's version of a PS3 exclusive"

"This scores better than Heavy Rain? What do you expect, its an Xbox game and look at the reviewer! "

"Realism in MAG >>>> Aliens and plasma nonsense in Halo. And can Halo do 256 players? No. Halo is crap. Always have and always been. Suck it Xbots"

"MAG owns this crap" (in reference to Halo)

"Not surprised garbage sells on the 3shitty"

"Its disgraceful how a highly rated game is being unfairly criticized due to one person's obvious console bias. This is why we never get innovative games. Because of morons complaining and nitpicking"

"M$ is holding back the industry and uses deplorable means to get a leg up. M$ employees can die for all i care."

"This will demolish anything on the 3shitty. Sony has won! Now and forever!!"

"ts fixed. I have my trophies back. The rest of you fanboys can stop crying because Sony has done what they promised to do, fix this problem. Unlike M$ who still HASN'T fixed the RROD problem. So stop being babies and thank Sony for their efficiency"

"Of course Xbots will be stupid enough to waste money on this. They've already bought the 360 to begin with...LMAO"

"Heavy Rain was a masterpiece and in NO way deserve to get outscored by a shitty $20 budget game on the xfail.
Jim gave Heavy Rain a 7 and Deadly Crap a 10?!! How is this not biased?!!"

"Fuck you! FUCK YOU! You pathetic loser piece of shit. You keep downplaying the year's most innovative and emotionally charged masterpiece because your ass is so far up in M$ head. You think this is funny? This is not, you loser. Sony has 2010 in its hand and it kills you to see it winning. This goes the same for your xbots. Sony is winning. Either get over it or kill yourselves!"

"Fat fuck bashing Heavy Rain yet fellating over a POS budget title on the 360. GTFO!"

"If the 360 can run Uncharted, then where is it? It can't even run MGS4 with all its glory without probably RRODing then blowing up because its a defective POS.
Only PS3 makes it possible. ^___^"

"M$ IS getting desperate. They have 0 worthy exclusives while Sony has been dishing out AAA exclusives like MAG, then Heavy Rain then GOW3. Even WKC is a better RPG and a REAL RPG game tham Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect 2 is a glorified shooter where xbox nerds dream of scoring with alien women LOL."

Patriot has waaaaay to many good quotes and I just chose a few, seriously a few.

Sexualchocolate can make a intelligent post once in awhile but overall he is pretty bad. Patriot Snake is by far the worst Troll I have seen on Dtoid in my year of being here.

Seriously you two do you even read what you post? Where you beat as a child? Seriously how fucking stupid do you have to be to do what you do. Grow up, get a fucking life and GTFO off my Dtoids.

(Thanks Halidar for the pictures.)
^fuck this guy as well   read

7:07 PM on 02.04.2010

3 reasons why Rebellion's AVP game makes me uneasy

I really want to like the new AVP game. I've been playing the demo on steam and its fun but it feels a little off to me. I will reserve judgment until I get my hands on the full game but rebellion has a pretty bad track record...

#3 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

If you played this game you understand why its here. Maybe its just the platform but this game was pretty bad...

#2 Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

Is this the worst game of last year? Maybe not, but pretty damn close.

#1 Rogue Warrior

The only good thing about this game was the ending credits. The was was extremely meh. meh to the 5th power meh to the MEH TO THE MEH TO THE MEH! Truth be told I was looking foreword to this game and when it came out I died a little inside.

Any studio that creates games like these really makes me question if they can make good games at all. There is a list of the games they have made. Decide for your self..

Oh, I almost forgot, one more thing.....


2:26 PM on 01.18.2010

Top 5 video game music

Most of you wont agree with this list. Music comes down to personal taste and no list will be the same. Agree or disagree, here are my top 5 video game music choices.

#5: Dynasty Warriors, Straight ahead
I just love this song, just listen to it. When im playing DW and this song kicks in I really do feel like a god. Its just fantastic. There are few songs that I just absolutely love and this is one of them. Say what you will about the Dunasty Warrior games but one thing you can't say is that they have bad music.

#4: Final Fantasy Prelude Theme
Final Fantasy has all kinds of great music, every single game Final Fantasy game as music that deserves to be on a list like this, but what better song to put on the list then the one that's been in every Final Fantasy game. The music was absolutely perfect the first time you heard it in the first Final Fantasy but they managed to make it better and better as the years went by.

#3: Secret of Mana, Fear the heavens
Just listen to that, go on listen before you read any more. Do you hear that? What you hear is one of the best music pieces for a video game ever. I almost don't want to use this because it sounds very cliché but the music touches your soul. This piece is so masterful its shame its not as recognizable to people today like the Final Fantasy Prelude music is.

#2: Halo, Main theme
When I first played Halo back in 01 I was to young and didn't care about music as much. But even then I fell in love with this tune. Every time i turned on my xbox to play Halo I would hum this tune, even when I went into the game and was hearing different music. I love this song so much I can claim it as my own personal theme.

#1: Mega Man, Dr. Wily Stage
Jesus christ just listen to that! Now that is 8 bit music at its finest. Today for me there are few tunes that are as good as this. If you tell me your pulse didn't race while listening to this in game then you are not human. There are times where I will just go on youtube to listen to this song, It's THAT good. Capcom I bow down to you.

So there's my list, hope you all enjoyed them. Agree or disagree with me in the comments.   read

8:31 PM on 01.17.2010

Top 11 games I want RIGHT NOW! (in no order)

Do a really need a reason to include this on the list? Look at the video and tell me you do not want another Rouge Squadron. The original was amazing, and the ones on the Gamecube where fantastic so theirs no reason for me not to want another one. Factor 5 should of just made another Rouge Squadron game, but instead they made... Lair...

Neotokyo is right now one of my favorite mods. If you have never played the game *slaps you* its basically Ghost in the Shell but in FPS form. The mod is crazy fun but this game really needs a big publisher to back it and for them to make a retail game. Playing a full retail Single player multiplayer Neotokyo game would be absolutely amazing. A game of this caliber deserves nothing less.

After what Nintendo gave us on the Gamecube they owe it to there fans to bring back FOX.

When i first saw this trailer my jaw hit the floor. It is indeed a simple trailer but the possibility a C@C FPS bring are endless. Sure the first one didn't do so well BUT SERIOUSLY THE GAME LOOKS AWESOME!
Could not pass EA's high quality control standards? And G.I. Joe did? Bad EA, bad.

The only other game that I might of played more then rouge squadron on the N64 was perfect dark. The game was absolutely amazing. It had a fantastic single player, fantastic multiplayer the game was perfection. Sure we got a prequel on the 360 but you could tell It was a rush job. Comon rare, I know you guys are not known for amazing games now a days but bring back the old girl one more time, please? And if you do make sure its not rush....or I will find you....

Damnit blizzard I want this game RIGHT NOW! Seriously, LOOK AT THAT TRAILER! Right now i don't care if its "up to blizzard quality" just release the game at half price on steam or something and I would buy it without hesitation.

One of my favorite Zelda games ever is Majora's mask, The fact that you will die in 72 hours is today (to me) one of the most unique game play elements ever. The game is just so fantastic that I would kill for a equal, hell remake it for the Wii and I will take back everything I have ever said about you guys.

Rare, I know you don't make good games anymore. But after you make that new Perfect Dark game could you get around to making a conker 2? KTHXBAI!

Eat Lead the return of matt hazard had an amazing story, gameplay though fell through big time. Recently Matt Hazard got another chance at greatness in his side scroller XBLA/PSN release blood bath and beyond. But sadly the game FKING SUCKS! I want a matt Hazard game with a great humorous story and game play thats not made of fail. Is that to hard to ask?

NEW SHINING FORCE GAME! and or port to steam or xbla
I'm not much into 2D games, but one game I absolutely love is Shining Force. I still play the game to this day. Sega, I know you don't make good games anymore (there is a exception to every rule) but if you could bring this to XBLA or steam with an HD upgrade hell bring this game back as a franchise and I would throw money at you. Please?

(flame shield activate) I actually liked Phantasy Star Universe, I thought it had a great story and addicting gameplay but even I know i could of been better. Sega please for the love of GOD make another Phantasy Star game and PLEASE put more effort into it. I will give you a freakin kidney if you do that.

Well those are all I can think of atm, if you have any to add feel free to leave the game name in the comments.   read

1:52 AM on 11.30.2009

Simpler days...

When the N64 came out i got really into gaming. I was a young kid at the time and just being able to tap a button and have something happen on the screen amazed me. I would go to my local KB toys store and look at the video game shelf's behind the counter and just stare at the box art. I was not a informed consumer at the time, I would ask my mom to buy a game based off the box art. I really can't imagine doing that now though, in 2007 i really got into games. And by that i don't mean just playing them, I got into what i like to call the video game culture. I would read reviews, go to blog sites, forums, and everything like that and its then i started to notice that those simpler days where long gone.

The first game i was ever hyped for since joining the video game culture was Assassins Creed. It was the first game I ever actually went online and tried to get every bit of information for, its also the first game i ever read reviews for. When the game came out I loved it i really did, but half way through i started hearing on forums about how people hated the game and i saw some negative reviews and some time during my play through of the game it stopped being fun. Looking back on it I say this happened a lot and sadly it still is something i struggle with. Maybe I'm a bit naive but being in this culture, listening to other people, and just talking to them about games started shaping my views.

back in my younger years of playing on my N64 I never did play a bad game. I owned maybe 50 N53 games (rich grandparents are rich) and i played every game from clay fighter to Zelda and like i said before I never played a bad game. I remember playing Blood Harvest, Mega Man 64, Mission Impossible, hell even army men and having a great time playing them, and to this day i see people considering them some of the worst games on the 64.

maybe that's growing up, maybe my taste in games have changed. I just miss the days where i could just play a game and have fun with it.


So that was my first blog, please don't tear me apart i promise i will get better. The hardest part about writing this was just putting it into words. I have everything i want to say in my head and if I talk it out to a person it actually makes sense! I tried to put it into a format people can easily read but I know its messy and I want to put down 5 more paragraphs about how i fell but I don't know how to make it fit, this is blogging stuff is hard. I guess the first time is always the hardest.

Thanks for reading.   read

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