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bmaupin
12:33 AM on 02.26.2008



EA is like a dirty old wall street man, who's got the hots for this jailbait chick, Take 2, and is just standing outside her window holding a sign that says "LET'S FUCK!"

Take 2 is the hot lesbian who doesn't give a shit about what people think of her and is disgusted by the ugly old man, who's now naked, standing outside. He tries to impress her by shitting out a lump that says "Madden" on the side of it, but she just screams and closes the curtains.

So then EA gets pissed and he busts into the house and kills Take 2's parents and then adopts Take 2. Now Take 2 is EA's bitch and EA decides that Take 2's arms and legs are making her too independent, so EA cuts them off and demands Take 2 make him some dinner, but she can't even fucking move. So, tired of waiting for the magic to happen, EA just fucking buries Take 2 alive in the backyard, right next to Bullfrog, Westwood, Orgin and other unidentified mounds.

EA wipes it's brow then waddles back inside and begins thumbing through the white pages for Ubisoft's address.
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bmaupin
4:15 AM on 01.23.2008

A shameful plug is beyond this sentence, if this frightens you, look away!

So if you're into animation, I've started what I would like to become the Dtoid of animation sites. Basically it's a site that spotlights cool comics/cartoons on the web & on TV and eventually we'll start doing our own stuff as well.

Kind of like Newgrounds, but without the shitty sprite fight animations and the 12-year-old douche bags (our douche bags are 18+).

It's pretty bare right now, mainly because I need more help on it. If you're interested, post a comment. I need writers, animators, artists and smartasses. Bonus if you're all of the above.



But anywho, the link is www.animosityonline.com. Like I said, it's pretty bare right now because we're JUST starting, but hopefully soon we'll have a full service snack bar with nachos.
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How come every single ranked playlist on Halo 3 caps the player limit at 8? How am I supposed to rack up triple kills and run over unsuspecting children with the Mongoose if there's only 4 people on a team? The social playlists don't even go over 12! I know they can change the playlists at any time, but what's the point of multiplayer if you don't use it's full extent with an almighty team objective 16 player slayfest? There's a huge hole in my Halo Heart.

I'm tired of rinky dink 3v3 and 4v4 matches, this isn't Dreamcast.








Hm, the Nintendo Fusion Tour is either sung it's last note or entered into hiatus. Usually it kicks off about this time each year, but the Tour's website now just redirects to Nintendo.com and the Wiki lists no information on 2007.

It's kind of a shame, seeing as the tour usually had bands that were on the cuff of going big and most of them did soon after the tour. Plus of course, there was free Nintendo schwag and playables. Maybe Nintendo is tired of shelling out money to entice the teenagers?







bmaupin
2:11 AM on 08.13.2007

So I guess I had better luck than some with the Bioshock demo download, as I actually got it in under 3 hours.

I can't judge it too much from the demo, but it is SHORT AS HELL. Other than that, it looks damn cool. The art director deserves an award or awards. The 40s-50s atmosphere is nailed and combined with the underwater city feel to a T. I love all the billboards and posters that line the halls, advertising everything from cigarettes to various brands of plasmoids. The various clips of music sound like something you'd hear in that era, complete with scratchy phonograph quality sound. The graphics look pretty nice, the water especially is cool. Is water the new sun flare? I know Bungie keeps raving about how they put all this money into the water in Halo 3. Or is that just a metaphor for something else?

The whole thing reminds me of Myst. Being tossed into a totally unknown world, with the user really getting no backstory on who they're even playing. The difference being Myst wasn't overun with mutant psychos at every turn.

It seems quite a bit more linear than I thought, maybe that's just the demo, but I've had the feeling all along all these "choices" things they keep pushing is more about different ways to kill enemies than different paths through levels and different outcomes. I'd probably enjoy just roaming the city snadbox style, but then someone would accuse it of being "GTA Underwater."

I've elevated Bioshock from "rental" to "possible purchase."








I love to complain, if you haven't noticed.

How the hell does Blockbuster (Formerly Blockbuster Video) stay open?

I visit my local store once a week or so, sometimes for movies and sometimes for games. Generally their movie selection is fine, however now with RedBox out, I can rent four movies from the big red vending machine for the price of one from Blockbuster.

Yes I know I already fail it for not using Netflix/Gamefly.

But what really makes me FULL OF ANGERS is how Blockbuster handles gaming. Not only do they not get 80% of new releases, but when they do, they rent maybe 1-2 copies of their shipment and try to sell the rest.

Every week, they have racks and racks of Shrek III: The Game and Spider-man 3, but don't even carry Shadowrun, The Bigs, not even Oblivion. They actually even SELL Shadowrun, but don't rent it! I'd love to rent Prey or even Dead Rising, but it's never available as they only have one copy of either of them! This isn't just at one shop, this is even at the other two in the city that have game stores built in! Let's not forget the fact that it costs nearly EIGHT BUCKS to rent there as well.

I realize my easy solution here is to go get Gamefly, which is probably what I'll wind up doing, but Blockbuster is so damn convenient on the way home from work, sadly, I can't count how many times I've left empty handed from that disaster.

On the plus side of things, they now have a subscription plan for CANDY. I kid you not. For only 5.99 a month, I can have one sugary item a day!

-KnuxSonic