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8:02 AM on 04.17.2008

(Unlikely) Theory Thursday!!! EA Skate

Hi D-toiders. First off I'd like to say I don't plan on making this "Theory Thursday" thing a
weekly blog, or even continuing it.

Today, I'm going to be blogging on a theory I made up concerning skate. Please don't
flame me like you did on my blog about the Mario/Metroid picture.

As we all know, EA Skate's innovative gameplay with the Flickit controls gave some tough
competition to the guys working on the Tony Hawk games. Now, when we think about it, it's
weird how this skating title didn't hit the Wii. I mean c'mon, the wiimote sensors just
scream flickit controls.

So, I have spent the last couple of weeks meditating on this mystery. I have finally come to
the following educated conclusion:

1. Before Skate came out, SSX' newest installment, Blur (who was also developed by EA)
came out on the Wii. Complete with innovative controls that involved flicking your wrist and
drawing shapes with the motion sensors, these controls are very similar to what you do in
Skate with your Joystick.

2. SSX Blur could have been a test to see if these controls would work on the Wii. After the
negative reviews on the controls, EA thought the controls would not work that well on the
Wii, and decided not to develop it on the console.


Final Conclusion

SSX Blur was a test, to see if the controls would work on the Wii. After the reviews criticizing the game for it's "unresponsive controls" (That was total bullshit, I got the Treble
Clef Uber on my first try) EA decided not to release the game for the Wii.   read


2:02 PM on 04.13.2008

My Jump back to Serious Gaming

After some reflective thinking, I've realized that for the past couple of months, I wasn't doing
jack shit in terms of serious gaming. I dropping in and out of Trem, without really being
serious, and with all the servers having a ping 400. Over the weekend I needed to get some
art supplies for a sustainable development project, and the office depot had an "Ergonomic
Gel Mousepad" at a very reasonable price. I didn't have a mousepad, and my mouse
sometimes fucked up on wooden surfaces, so I decided to buy it.

After a couple minutes with the mousepad, I thought it would be nice to try it on Trem. I was
getting PWNED so badly that I had to keep playing. I kept playing through the rest of the
week, to an extent that my GPA dropped a few percent (yeah, I know I shouldn't get too
addicted, but I know most of you will agree it's hard to turn the game off once you've fragged
12 guys without dying). Soon enough I was back at my top level, and I've even managed to
find a clan.

My renewed excitement for gaming took me back to the Pure Pwnage website, and I started
watching my favorite eps again.

Anyway I'm glad that I'm back to my top level, and I know that a lot of you are like me and
have had your in and outs of gaming.   read


10:14 AM on 03.31.2008

Not my Turning Point Gaming Rig

EDIT: Yes, it is running mac os x tiger, not leopard

I finally have the time to make one of these.

The reason I'm even bothering with this is because I desperately NEED this 5000 dollar
computer, (well, i don't NEED it, but I want it really badly considering the computer you're
about to witness)


My "gaming" laptop... notice that it is a MAC, and an Ibook G4 model. Oh and my charger
doesn't charge it beyond 60% anymore


The back of my laptop, and you can see how the screen doesnt even close right, I have
two of the rubber things to hold it in place gone, and all the scratches on it.

Believe it or not I actually DO, and CAN play games on this computer.
So, as if the physical appearance of the laptop itself wasn't enough, here are my specs:

-An incredible 37.4 GB of memory

-A lightning speed 1.33 Ghz PowerPC processor

-512 RAM (that's alright I guess)

(Oh, and I DO have a mouse, by the way, I just forgot to show it)

I love my laptop dearly, but I'm sure I could love that turning point PC a lot more :]

Considering I've had this laptop for around three-four years, plus the fact I never really
owned a computer before this one, that PC up for grabs is really tempting, and that's
mostly why i decided to join this contest

PS: Just to clear things up, I really do love my laptop, but I wish I had a better one at the
same time   read


3:14 AM on 03.30.2008

The Ultimate Wii-dom achievement: Done!

Ah... finally. After almost a year with my wii, i have finally achieved "the ultimate wii-dom
achievement" (term that i invented on the spot). Yes, my friends, i have reached pro status in
Wii tennis...

I'd like to know, how many of you actually side-tracked back to wii sports to do this? is it
really "the ultimate" (lol)

PS: I also reached pro in wii golf, but that was a long time ago.   read


1:06 PM on 03.17.2008

Guitar Hero Aerosmith question

Hey, i need an answer for another one of my debates with my friends. Is Guitar Hero
Aerosmith an add-on (just like Rock the 80's) or is it actually Guitar Hero IV?   read


11:42 AM on 03.16.2008

Army of Two: Smart AI my ass!

For the past week or so, me and my friends have been having a constant debate on whether
army of two is good or not, with me tihnking the game is not worth it. All our information
came from the video game reviews, as we dont have the game. Until today, when me and
another friend who dislikes army of two got to play it for the first time in a local video game
store. While i spotted some bad points, i'm going to focus on the main thing that put me off.
My friends brought up the point that the AI was good. I actually got STUCK in the tutorial
because of how dumb the AI is. it's very hard to explain how, but i hope this can tell those of
you who don't have the game yet, NOT WORTH IT... THE AI IS RETARDED   read


1:09 PM on 02.03.2008

Freedomware Gamefest? is it actually going on?

Hello world! No you're not going to learn Bright++ (haha good joke right? yeah i kno it
sucks...) I'm here to ask a very important question! Has anyone seen ANYTHING at all going
on during freedomware lately? I mean im a regular trem player, nothing there. I've been
going on OpenArena, can't even find a freedomware server! and Armagetron has nothing
either. I doubt Nexuiz has anything either, but i dont play that game so idk for sure. Does
anyone know if its cancelled or something?


PS: I AM OUTRAGED THAT NOBODY EVEN COMMENTED ON MY BLOG ABOUT MY MARIO KART
CONTEST YESTERDAY. I MEAN SERIOUSLY GUYS WTF.

vlog for the contest can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudJaUD9ops   read


12:25 PM on 02.02.2008

The Mario Kart Music Video Contest!!!

hello to all destructoiders. Me and a guy named Predator are hosting a mario kart music
video contest on Youtube. We need as many people as we can get and I've decided to post
it here in hope of getting some people into it. Let's see your Mario Kart skills! (and Movie
Making skills...)

You can find the vlog with all the rules etc... here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudJaUD9ops

And if you're too lazy to click here are the rules:

Rules
1-Video must be 1min-5min/10min (NO LONGER)
2-All Footage must be your own not taken form any game sites-IGN,GAMESPOT,GAME
TRAILERS or any other site.
3-No stealing other peoples video or footage.
4-Clips must be a montage of clips from Mario Kart on SNES,N64,GBA,DS & WII once the
game comes out.
5-You may add music of your choice or music which fits the video.
6-One video per person.
7-Me & Azard3 will judge all videos our word is final. If we think foul play is involed you will
be removed form the contest.
8-Contest will end two weeks after Mario Kart Wii is out.
9-No entries after that can be entered.
10-On the third week we will Judge all Videos posted.
11-Footage must clear & view-able if not it will be not be entered.
12-Footage must be of Drifting,Powerslideing,dodgeing blue shells (if you can,if not doesnt
matter),tricks if you can,basic raceing and anything cool you can do in the game.
13-NO HACKERS,CHEATERS WHO USE ACTION REPLAY or any other form of cheating.
14-PLEASE add at the start of your video your YOUTUBE NAME & NAME OF THE SONG
USED IN YOUR VIDEO (If you dont have music never mind)If you can post a little Vlog of
your self explaning bit about the Mario Kart Video if you found it hard or easy or
challenging.

15-IF NO MORE THEN 30 PEOPLE ENTER THE CONTEST WILL BE CLOSED.

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
PRIZES-
First Place= Will win the RC Mario Karts as shown in the Video & have their video posted on
my channel & Azard3's channel.The winner will be contacted by me through PM.

Second Place= Will have their video posted on my channel & Azard3's channel & get to
face me on Mario Kart DS if able too or on Mario Kart Wii (When its out)

Third Place=Will have their video posted on my channel & Azard3's channel.

PRIZES 2 & 3 might change later on if we think of something better.

Check out Brightnocturn at=
www.YouTube.com/Brightnocturn

Check out Azard3 at=
www.youtube.com/Azard3

If you have any question or ideas please PM

Take your time enjoy making the video,no Rush!!!   read


3:43 PM on 01.20.2008

ok, seriously... wtf is tomopop?!?!?!?

I'm sure many of you have already clicked on the advertisement and added yourself to the
mailing list. I did it just for the heck of it, to be part of something, to actually know what it
was about... but now... i really want to know! does anyone have ANY information on this?   read


1:38 PM on 01.16.2008

Sheik was going to be in Twilight Princess???

If you checked the Smash Dojo today, you'll see that Sheik has been added to the chracrter
list for Brawl. I am so excited, this was a very good update. But if you read the article, they
say that the model they used was the one they drafted for Twilight Princess. zomg i so
wish Sheik had been in Twilight Princess. In addition, I'd like a flamewar here on wether
Sheik is a guy or a girl ^-^


Sheik is a guy!!!   read


1:47 PM on 12.11.2007

The Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess (wii)... a review

It's been a couple of weeks since I've finished the game... and I've decided to do a review
for it.

NOTE: Just like any review, this will be my personal opinion. You can trust this opinion
probably won't change, because i have completed the game. don't flame me for saying
things that are all opinion based.



Introduction:This game should definitely not be rented, because you will never finish it
rented, unless you play it non-stop. Just like almost every game, our main character (in
this case, Link) starts off as a very weak person. What I really liked about this game was
that while it kept many of the classic things in zelda, it still managed to successfully
introduce new things into the universe (most of the time).

The amount of content in this game is amazing. At certain points in the game you'll feel
like you're almost done, and out of nowhere something happens that makes you have to
keep going. To me, that was a good thing. I really liked the fact that I had to keep going.
The game took me 63 hours with some of the side quests done. In my defense, I'd like to
say that a couple of days i left the game on for quite a few hours, so you can knock off 5-6
hours. Still, by today's standards it is a big amount of time.

Story:

Ok, so it IS the "Link needs to save Zelda from Ganon story again. But this one has much
more depth. I'm not going to talk about it much, but I'm going to tell you that Ganon gets
his power from the Twili, which are a new race introduced in this game. This time, you
don't get a fairy like Navi, but a Twili called Midna, who is trying to save her people from
Zant (Ganon's partner). Basically you have to save the world from going into this parrallel
dimension called the twilight. When you're in Twilight, you are in wolf shape. Eventually
you get to transform from hylian to wolf link, but at the beginning you aren't allowed to.
Midna's story was so interesting that many people want a sequel (including me). I think the
story was actually very well thought out.


Graphics:

Well, since it's a GameCube port, it's gamecube graphics. But I thinkn that they look like
GOOD gamecube graphics. Guys chill out, the graphics didn't ruin the game. The colors
look great. The only thing that disappoints me about is the fact that alot of the time the
sword and Link's hat will have this sort of clipping that makes in look like the sword's
handle is going through the hat, but that doesn't matter, It didn't ruin the game for me.

Gameplay:

This plays pretty similar to the other zelda 3dd platformers. The cool things are the sword
slashes that you do by slashing with the wiimote. and using the pointer to shoot arrows and
stuff. The puzzles can get pretty challenging. And the one in the ice world reminded me of
the challenge in the ice caves of pokemon silver. There are these secret skills to learn. You
need to know the first one to finish the game, but I strongly recommend getting all the
others, because you will have a much easier time with them.

There are so many things that are cool about the gameplay in Twilight Princess that it
would take me forever to tell them all to you. My favorite thing to go back to was fishing.



Replayability: You can definitely go back to finish side quests and play minigames


The minor Cons:

-The entire game was flipped so that right handed players would be less confused. Me
being a leftie, that disappointed me a little. It doesn't confuse you at all, but seeing Link
left handed adds to the feel of a zelda game.
-There is a LOT of backtracking to do in dungeons. While it adds to the puzzles, it can get
annoying sometimes.
-Link is reffered to as a "Human" instead of a "Hylian" it doesn't matter that much, but for
me it didn't add to the classic feel
-(This was a plus for me, but some people didn't like it): You're not allowed to change into
a wolf or warp when there is another person there.

That's it!!!

Overall score: 9.1   read


1:30 PM on 12.10.2007

ZOMG!!! HIDDEN IMAGE IN MAGFEST BANNER

I was reading Blindsidedork's blog, and suddenly I saw something strange in the banner.
Look at this:



Looks like an ardinary picture of samus... but no! imagine that white part on her side was an
eye, and the arm some sort of cap!

Can you see it! The Samus in the picture is also Mario! the government is hiding something
from us and we need to know! Al Gore for life!

lol just kidding about that last part. That picture is SO cool.   read


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